John Deere has announced a master supply agreement with Mobile Track Solutions, to develop Deere-branded towed scrapers to be distributed through John Deere’s construction and agriculture dealer networks. Through the agreement, Mobile Track Solutions will supply greater than 27 cubic yard capacity towed scrapers to be used with John Deere 460E-II articulated dump trucks and 9R series scraper tractors.
Deere now manufactures 10 models of 15 to 24-cubic-yard heaped capacity towed scrapers.
The John Deere-branded scrapers will be compatible with its new technology solutions, including an earthmoving productivity system, which debuted at ConExpo 2020. The new technology offerings will include obstacle intelligence and rear object detection, SmartWeigh, SmartAttach and a new scraper earthmoving productivity system.
Husqvarna debuts new saw and battery platformHusqvarna
Shown at the World of Concrete, the Husqvarna usqHK1 PACE concrete saw is equipped with a new PACE battery system and an X-Halt brake function capable of stopping the rotation of a blade in a fraction of a second for enhanced safety. The PACE battery system that powers the K1 saw will also be used in additional Husqvarna products to come. The saw’s diamond blades in 12- and 14-inch sizes have been optimized for battery operation.
Tadano upgrades cranesTadano
Mobile crane manufacturer Tadano has upgraded its four-axle and five-axle cranes in the 110- to 130-ton (US) class. The maneuverable AC 4.110-1 now has a larger lifting capacity without any changes to its total weight – thanks to a new and stronger boom that is also part of the five-axle AC 5.120-1. As part of its reorganization efforts, Tadano will be standardizing the names of its mobile crane models throughout the year. The new AC 4.110-1 and AC 5.120-1 come with updated names from the start.