Equipment Roundup: Bobcat’s Electric Future; Volvo CE Drops Model Letters From Machines; Komatsu Intros Improved XT-5 Feller Bunchers; 10 Great Demolition Attachments; Deere Intros High-Flow Skid Steer Cold Planers

Updated Sep 10, 2020

Deere intros three new high-flow cold planer attachments for skid steers, CTLs

John Deere has introduced three new cold planer attachments for skid steers and compact track loaders for such tasks as street repairs, leveling uneven pavement, texturing pavement and cleaning around larger milling sites, the company says.

The functions of the high-flow CP18E, CP24E and CP30E cold planer models can be controlled from the cab, including depth, tilt and side shift. They join the CP12D, which is a standard-flow attachment requiring manual adjustment.


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10 Demolition Attachments for Crushing, Breaking, Pulverizing

When’s it time to knock down a wall, crush through some concrete or slice through rebar, these 10 attachments for construction equipment can help get the job done.


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Komatsu boosts speed, power on XT-5 tracked feller bunchers

Komatsu has reengineered its XT-5 lineup of tracked feller bunchers for harvesting trees with increased power, travel speed and hydraulic flow.

The three models in the lineup are the XT430-5, XT445L-5 and XT465L-5.


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Volvo CE to drop model letters, other designations from machines

In a move that it says will declutter the many iterations today’s machines go through, Volvo Construction Equipment model names will now just feature the product type and size, and no longer show details such as model series and variant.

The action is similar to Caterpillar’s 2017 move when it dropped the letter designation on most new models, and announced it would also do the same with its dozer line late last year.


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Video: Bobcat’s Electric Excavator Retrofit A First Step Toward An All-Electric Future

Pretty soon you’ll be able to buy an electric Bobcat excavator from a company called Green Machine. Who’s Green Machine? What’s the difference between a battery-powered machine and an “all-electric” machine? In this video we break down Bobcat’s unique electric retrofit partnership with Green Machine and discuss the company’s work on making fully electric machines a reality.


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