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Backhoe Loaders: Product Gallery

JCB’s 3CX Compact Backhoe is designed for confined jobsites. Its 6-foot-wide by 9-foot-high footprint makes it 35 percent smaller than JCB’s standard 3CX backhoe model without sacrificing performance and durability. Pod-mounted, ergonomically designed excavator pilot controls are standard. It has a 74-hp Tier 4 Final engine, three-speed hydrostatic transmission, 25-mph top speed and four equal-size tires with four-wheel steering.  

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Equipment Focus: Backhoe Loader Trends

Joseph Cyril Bamford, the founder of JCB, developed the first backhoe loader in 1953 by mounting a backhoe on the rear of a Major Loader. He had created the Major Loader in 1948 by bolting a loader onto the front of a Fordson Major tractor.  In 1957, Case Construction Equipment introduced the first factory-integrated tractor loader backhoe. Before then, contractors were making their own versions of the backhoe loader. Case saw a need for a machine that was designed, made and warrantied by a single manufacturer.

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Light Equipment

Wacker Neuson introduces light towers that are the perfect fit for any job

Wacker Neuson’s new line of light towers offer big benefits in a smaller package. The LTV series features a compact-body design and vertical mast that allows for more units to be transported on a single trailer; 18 units will fit on a 48 foot flatbed truck. But don’t let the size fool you. These light towers are designed for long hours of lighting and industry leading 750 hour service intervals. The LTVs provide plenty of light for general job sites, site prep, concrete pours, special events, parking lots and road/bridge work.

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EquipmentWatch Names 2017 Highest Retained Value Award Winners

EquipmentWatch, a leader in data, software and insights for the heavy equipment industry, has announced it 2nd annual list of Highest Retained Value Award winners – the industry’s only award based on residual values of heavy equipment. Top honors in each category were given to the model/series projected to retain the highest percentage of its original value after five years.

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ALLU to showcase Transformer Series at CONEXPO / CONAGG

The ALLU Transformer Series comprises of an excavator/ loader/ tractor mounted bucket which screens, crushes, pulverizes, aerates, blends, mixes, separates, feeds and loads materials. This results in the feed material being effectively transformed into highly valuable products, making your business more efficient, and more profitable. Catering for applications of all sizes, and capable of processing any material that can be screened and sorted, the ALLU Transformer Series comprises of the compact DL & D Series as well as the massive M Series.

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KOBELCO USA Plans Exciting CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 Exhibit

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA continues its commitment to quality and innovation with plans to highlight its latest advancements at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, held March 7-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The exciting KOBELCO exhibit – located in booth N10002 – will feature a large selection of excavators, new and specialty models, and showcase the company’s exclusive technologies.

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Lifting & Material Handling

Terex Cranes upgrades Demag all terrain crane for North American sales

Terex Cranes has “treated” its Demag AC 500-8 all terrain crane to an upgrade that has greatly enhanced the machine’s technical characteristics. The latest version of the crane complies with the United States’ Tier 4 emission standards, which means that the unit now has access to the US market. In fact, the first order from the USA has already been placed, and the new Demag AC 500-8 will be delivered mid year. As for the European markets, the crane also has  boundless access as it complies with Euromot 4 standards.

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Concrete Construction

Doka Displays Formwork, Advances in Technology at CONEXPO

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Doka North America will be exhibiting demonstrating the latest in concrete formwork technology at CONEXPO. Doka will showcase wall, slab and climbing solutions and services ranging from engineering, field support, pre-assembly and project management. Additionally, Doka will display advances in technology, such as the Concremote sensors that enable contractors to strip formwork earlier than ever before. Concremote and Doka will also be featured in the new Technology Experience pavilion.

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CDE unveils new sand washing plant at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

CDE will once again participate in CONEXPO-CON/AGG where the company will unveil its latest innovation, the CDE M5500 wash plant that can produce up to 550 tons per hour of washed materials on a single chassis. A selection of Infinity screens, the company’s new development in screening technology, will also be launched on the North American market along with other technological surprises.

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Trucking

Ontario operation earns N.A. Dealer of the Year from Mack

Mack Trucks named Vision Truck Group of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada its 2016 North American Dealer of the Year. Vision Truck Group achieved 189 percent of their sales goal in 2016, while also achieving 25 percent market share in their region. Vision Truck Group also made significant investments in facilities, services and people and celebrated 50 years in business in 2016. 

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Secondary belt cleaner designed for quick installations

Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, is expanding its line of Exterra Belt Cleaners with a new secondary model. Designed for straightforward, quick conveyor installations, the Exterra Secondary Belt Cleaner will debut at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. Trade show attendees will be able to view the cleaner from March 7-11 at Superior’s booth (#C31955) in Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

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Construction Technologies

New Cat Connect hardware and software debuting at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 Caterpillar will launch new Cat Connect hardware and software to enable equipment managers to connect all of their assets—from the largest earthmover to the smallest generator, and including both light and heavy-duty trucks and utility vehicles. New Cat Product Link technologies connect any brand and type of equipment, powered or non-powered, and all report through a single system, VisionLink.

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Fifty years of motor grader innovation commemorated at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

To commemorate 50 years of the articulated motor grader at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas, John Deere will display a restored JD570 model that was reconditioned by two retired John Deere Dubuque Works employees, Don Bagby and Jerry Bode. Introduced in 1967, the JD570 pioneered many of the innovations and developments seen on motor graders today, including articulated frame steering, hydraulically controlled machine functions and the rollover protective structure (ROPS). 

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