Equipment Roundup: Deere's Best Graders Get Better; New Cat 335; 11 Boundary-Pushing Skid Steer Attachments; New Ford Supertruck; Deere Working on Electric Backhoe

Put to the Test: Deere E-Power Electric Backhoe Moves Into Next Phase of Development

John Deere has partnered with energy company National Grid to test an electric backhoe. The Deere backhoe takes as its reference point its 100-horsepower 310L diesel-powered backhoe.  


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Hennessey Doubles the 2021 F-150's V8 Power With the Venom 800 Supertruck

Ford has a supercharged powerplant available through Hennessey that will transform its latest F-150 into amazingly fast truck with over 800 horses. The Hennessey Venom 800 Supercharged truck starts with the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 Platinum Edition Super Crew 4-door truck equipped with 5.0L V8 engine, 10-speed automatic transmission and 4-wheel drive.  


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Push the Boundaries of Your Skid Steer or CTL With These 11 Attachments

These 11 attachments can expand the capabilities of your skid steer or compact track loader. Perform such tasks as clearing heavy brush, snow and ice; milling asphalt and concrete; and keeping your jobsite clear of debris. You can even convert a compact track loader into a dozer.  


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Cat 335 Pumps Out More Power Than Its 335F Predecessor (In More Ways Than One)

Increased stick and bucket cylinder sizes on Cat's new 335 Next Gen excavator give the compact radius machine 15% greater digging force than its predecessor 335F. In addition, hydraulic power on the 335 has increased by 20 percent, while fuel consumption has decreased by up to 10 percent.  


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Video: How John Deere Just Made Its Best Motor Graders Even Better

John Deere recently announced several updates and improvements to its Grade Pro (GP) motor graders and grader-centric improvements to its SmartGrade machine control platform. In this video we discuss those updates and talk about what differentiates a GP Series grader from Deere's standard G-Series graders.