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Similar But Very Different: Cat Expert Explains the Four 315 and 317 Excavator Models | The Dirt #24
Cat's 315, 315 GC, 317 and 317 GC excavators are all-new inside and out. So much has been packed into these models that in this episode of The Dirt, we've asked Cat excavator expert Brian Stellbrink to break it all down.
May 7, 2021
Video: Cat Replaced the 316F with Faster 317 and 317 GC Excavators
Cat's small excavator lineup looks pretty different these days. We discuss the new 317 and 317 GC, how these models differ and how they both improve over the 316F L that they replace.
April 16, 2021
Video: Volvo Excavator Prototypes Reveal Formidable Strength in Electric Development
Amid a flurry of electric construction equipment news to start 2021, Volvo has introduced two battery-electric excavator prototypes that are different in more ways than one. We dig into those excavators and Volvo's electric advantage in this video.
March 5, 2021
Beefed-Up Cat 374 Designed With Twice the Durability and Top-of-the-Line Tech
Cat says the 374 can load up to 33 Cat 772 trucks per hour working at 100% jobsite efficiency.
February 22, 2021
There’s Good News and Bad News for Sales of New and Used Financed Excavators
Financed new and used medium and large excavators took two different paths in 2020.
February 22, 2021
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Video: How is the New Cat 315 GC Excavator Different from the Standard Model? Who's it For?
In our previous video, we detailed Cat's next-generation 315 excavator. But that's not the only new 315 model. Cat's also selling a 315 GC. What's the difference between the 315 and the 315 GC? Who should consider buying the GC? We break it down here.
February 17, 2021
Kobelco Upgrades its Blade Runner Excavator-Dozer Combo ED160BR-7 (Video)
The Blade Runner runs on an Isuzu engine and is two machines in one – a crawler excavator with a large-capacity, six-way dozer blade that can be used for site prep and slope grading.
February 16, 2021
Video: Cat's All-New 315 Excavator is All About Speed
The new Cat 315 is better in every way than the machine it replaces, the 315F L. Cat has upgraded the hydraulics, engine, cab and swing drive, and they've packed a lot of standard tech on this 15-metric-ton machine to help you get the job done faster.
February 12, 2021
Komatsu Launches First Excavator To Pack Its Latest Machine Control Technology
The new system prevents over-digging, keeps operators on grade and is designed to lessen the skill gap between new and experienced operators.
February 4, 2021
No Counterweight Needed: What Will Set Komatsu's First Electric Excavator Apart? (VIDEO)
Komatsu has announced that it's going to build a battery-powered excavator. Take a design sneak peek in this video and see what you should expect from this electric machine.
January 28, 2021
Cat 335 Pumps Out More Power Than Its 335F Predecessor (In More Ways Than One)
Cat upgrades the power, technology, maintenance, and more on its new 335 Next Gen excavator. Read all about it.
January 26, 2021
Gradall, Snorkel Founders Named to AEM Hall of Fame
The AEM Hall of Fame recognizes persons who have designed and contributed to innovations solving critical problems in the industry. Details on Equipment World.
November 20, 2020
New Cat 349, 352 excavators get standard real-time, visual grade guidance
The new 349 and 352 Cat excavators will now come standard with Cat's Grade with 2D machine control system along with other upgrades technology. Details here.
November 9, 2020
Volvo makes trench work safer with new pipelayer kit for excavators
Note: This story was updated October 29 with more details about the pipelaying kit as well as a video. Volvo Construction Equipment has a new attachment kit that allows its 14-ton excavators to be converted into rotating pipelayers and also improve trench safety. The pipelaying boom can be attached to the excavator’s main boom in […]
October 27, 2020
Gradall excavator Telestick adds 50 feet to boom for clearing waterways
The Gradall Telestick provides a 50-foot boom extension for the company’s truck-mounted excavators, which can reach highway speeds when traveling to and from jobsite. The device can aid in canal and culvert cleaning, grading and shaping ditch edges and storm cleanup when equipped with bucket or grapple. The Telestick provides a 50-foot extension for Gradall’s […]
October 13, 2020
Bobcat follows up E145, E165 large excavator launches with new attachment lineup
Buckets, thumbs and a hydraulic coupler introduced for Bobcat's E145 and E165 excavators.
October 6, 2020
The Top Excavators and Attachments of 2020: A Buyer’s Guide
Find out all you need to know to make your next excavator or attachment purchase with an in-depth look at the latest to hit the market.
September 21, 2020
LiuGong Intros 909ECR, Its First Excavator in the Popular 8- to-10-Metric-Ton Size Class
LiuGong North America' s 9-metric-ton 909ECR is designed to compete in the popular 8- to 10-metric-ton size class, and has a limited 4-foot-8-inch tail swing radius.
September 17, 2020
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The Chip Shortage: How Did We Get Here? | The Dirt #37
In this episode of The Dirt, we delve into the microchip shortage, which has been contributing to lower inventories for some equipment manufacturers.
Keep Track of Dirt Moved, Job Progress with Komatsu Smart Construction Dashboard
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Equipment World Announces Editorial Leadership Transition
Cat's Connected Worker Puts Safety In a Hard Hat, Wearable Tag
Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
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