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Compact Excavators: Buy Now or Hang On?
Older machines are lasting longer, but newer ones – which we detail in this report – are delivering much higher productivity.
May 13, 2021
Komatsu's PC88MR-11 Excavator Hustles in Constricted Areas
Dig parallel to buildings and maneuver in confined spaces, thanks to a reduced-tail-swing radius. Learn more about the specs here on Equipment World.
April 2, 2021
Kubota's "Year of the Excavator" Kicks Off With KX057-5, U55-5 Launches
Starting in March, two new compact excavators and a new hydraulic quick coupler will be available at Kubota dealerships.
February 5, 2021
Video: Bobcat's E60 Changed the Face of its Excavator Lineup | The Dirt #19
With the new E60, Bobcat has replaced two machines in its new R2 Series generation of compact excavators. Hear how they did it in our latest episode of The Dirt.
January 19, 2021
You Can Power JCB’s New Electric 505-20E Telehandler, 19C-1E Compact Excavator With the Same Fast Charger
JCB recently unveiled it's first fully electric telehandler along with a cab option for its current 19C-1E electric compact excavator production. Details here.
November 20, 2020
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Bobcat Packed Enough Power Into the New E60 To Replace 2 Excavators
Bobcat's latest rollout in the R2 Series excavators is the E60. This new mini excavator will replace the previous generation's E55 and E63. Details here.
November 18, 2020
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Quick Data: Top Selling Compact Excavators and Sales Trends
This EQW Quick Data offers insights on new and used equipment sales trends for compact excavators. Details and more information here on Equipment World
November 16, 2020
Takeuchi intros TB257FR compact excavator with side-to-side offset boom
The TB257FR compact excavator from Takeuchi features a side-to-side offset boom along with a tight 7.5-inch tail-swing for full rotation and little overhang.
November 5, 2020
New Compact Excavators: What Comes Standard – and What Doesn’t – Might Surprise You
Compact excavators are rapidly evolving but not all manufacturers are focusing on the same advancements as their competitors.
October 1, 2020
Takeuchi’s new TB225 excavator has swing boom, retractable undercarriage for digging in tight spaces
Takeuchi-US’s 4,993-pound TB225 compact excavator combines features from smaller excavators, such as a hydraulically retractable undercarriage, with those from larger excavators, such as electronic throttle control and electronic proportional auxiliary control. Our video breakdown has all the details and working footage of this new machine, so check it out below. Or, if you prefer text, you […]
June 25, 2020
Yanmar intros SV40 compact excavator in new red paint job
Yanmar America‘s new SV40 excavator not only features what the company calls an “ultra-tight tail swing” but is the first of the company’s compact equipment line to be offered in the company’s new red color. The 4-ton machine is powered by a 39-horsepower electronically controlled Yanmar diesel and has an 11-foot 10-inch dig depth and […]
June 3, 2020
Mecalac MCR skid-excavators combine compact excavator design with CTL speed, attachments
Mecalac's unique machine, which you saw above just got a new thumb, combines a compact excavator with a compact track loader and a side boom.
April 16, 2020
Takeuchi’s TB220e electric excavator will come with fast-charge pack
Takeuchi made a splash at ConExpo 2017 with its e240 electric excavator, then one of the few electric machines seen by show attendees. The company brought back an electric excavator to the 2020 show, but this time with a different concept. This year’s show machine, the 4,277-pound TB220e, is completely designed and built by Takeuchi, […]
April 9, 2020
Cat unveils tiltrotators for its compact excavator lineup
Caterpillar’s new TRS6 and TRS8 TiltRotate System (TRS) will bring tiltrotator capabilities to Cat Next Gen compact excavators. Using the TRS, users will be able to use a variety of attachments, including buckets, forks, grapples, brooms, and compactors. Cat says it is partnering with Rototilt in developing TRS, but that it added design elements that in […]
March 13, 2020
New Doosan DX62R-3 adds 6-ton reduced tail swing choice to compact excavator lineup
The reduced-tail-swing 59-horsepower DX62R-3 is the latest addition in the Doosan Infracore North America compact excavator lineup and was on display for the first time at the recent World of Concrete 2020 show. “This is a sister to our DX63-3 conventional tail swing model,” says says Aaron Kleingartner, Doosan Infracore North America marketing manager. “The dig […]
February 17, 2020
LiuGong intros smallest of next-generation excavators to U.S.: 1.8-metric-ton 9018F
The smallest of LiuGong’s new F-series excavators has arrived in the United States for dealer review. The 1.8-metric-ton 9018F features a retractable undercarriage width from 51 to 39 inches for working in tight spaces and for fitting through bay doors. It also features reduced tail swing. The narrower width, along with its low height of […]
December 17, 2019
Bobcat E42, E50 increase performance in launch of new R2 Series excavator lineup
A new fuel system, a new cooling system, a new hydraulic system and better performance. These are the first of Bobcat’s new R2 Series excavators. Check out our video here for all the details, or read on for more: Bobcat has introduced the E42 and E50 compact excavators, the first of its new R2 Series. […]
November 21, 2019
New 306 CR is Cat’s first 6-ton excavator
Continuing Cat’s Next Generation compact excavator line up, the 6-ton class Cat 306 CR shares similar control layouts and common components with other machines in the series, along with the Cat Stick Steer system. Cat unveiled the new machine during ICUEE. Check out our video rundown of what’s new below. To read more about […]
November 13, 2019
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Video: Doosan's Latest Wheel Loaders Are New in Every Way | The Dirt #27
From a "transparent bucket" and a new exterior design all the way down to a more spacious cab and maintenance improvements on the inside, we brought in the experts to discuss everything new on Doosan's latest loaders.
Komatsu's D39i-24 is the Smallest Dozer with Intelligent Machine Control
Asphalt Contractor to Pay $1.75M After False Claims Allegations
Manitou to Introduce "World's Smallest, Lightest Telehandlers" (Video)
How Contractors Can Get Disaster Cleanup Work During 2021 Hurricane Season
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