Komatsu is one of the largest mining equipment manufacturers in the world and its broad product range includes dump trucks, dozers, wheel loaders, excavators and hydraulic mining shovels. With the new PC7000 mining shovel, Komatsu extends its loading machines portfolio in the >200 ton class. The Komatsu PC7000 meets the mining industry’s requirements for high productivity and according to the company offers the lowest cost-per-ton in its class.
The new Link-Belt HTT-86110, base rated at 100-mt (110-tons), will debut at Bauma 2016, in Munich, Germany. The HTT-86110 telescopic truck terrain crane features simple, all-wheel steer capability for optimum crane maneuverability in congested spaces. Steerable rear axles with super single tires are what make the HTT-86110 so agile and with four steering modes – independent front, independent rear, combination and diagonal, this crane can move in and around jobsites with ease. The HTT-86110’s turning radius is less than 8.3 m (27.25 feet) from the centreline of the tire; according to the company, this is comparable or better than similar 4-axle all-terrain cranes.
GOMACO helped pioneer 3D guidance systems and the concept of stringless paving in the late '90s for mainline pavers and curb and gutter machines. Now, GOMACO is the first to introduce 3D-controlled cylinder finisher applications on their complete line of finishing machines. A GOMACO C-450 cylinder finisher with a 3D guidance system was one of the featured machines in the GOMACO booth this year at World of Concrete.
Several years in the making and designed with direct customer feedback, John Deere is introducing four Tier 4 Final G-Series skid steers (312GR, 314G, 316GR, 318G) and one compact track loader (317G). These new machines were designed to level the playing field for today’s rental, ag material handling, construction and landscape customers. The five models, including three vertical and two radial-lift options, boast big reliability and serviceability, and are full of customer-requested features aimed at improving operator and machine productivity, as well as improving uptime and lowering daily operating costs.
Mountain Tarp, a Wastequip brand, and manufacturer of quality tarping solutions for the construction, agriculture, transportation, waste, and recycling industries, has announced the debut of a mobile service program to handle on-site inspection of truck and trailer tarping systems, as well as turn-key parts delivery.
The versatile Terex Bid-Well 3600 automatic roller paver boasts new, more powerful fuel-injected gas engines that deliver reliable operation in the field. The 21-hp (15.6 kW) Kohler ECH650 engines powering the machine and paving carriage save up to 25 percent in fuel compared to similar-size carbureted engines and offer less downtime and maintenance over the life of the engine. The engine’s advanced oxygen sensor automatically analyzes the exhaust’s air/fuel mixture to deliver more reliable operation at altitude. Offering advanced diagnostic capabilities, technicians can quickly troubleshoot engine issues with the aid of a computer.
Brokk previewed the Brokk 120 Diesel during World of Concrete in Las Vegas. The machine is the world’s smallest diesel-powered demolition robot, weighing less than one-fourth of the Brokk 400 Diesel. The 6-gallon fuel tank and efficient operation allow run times longer than eight hours before refuelling.
The Genie GTH-844 rough terrain telehandler now comes with a 74-hp (55 kW), Tier 4 Final engine option. Boasting 287 ft-lb (389 Nm), this new GTH-844 telehandler is equipped with a high-torque version of the Deutz turbocharged 3.6 L engine that has been optimized for 74-hp performance. These features combine to offer similar torque as higher horsepower engine packages with reduced maintenance needs, as there is no regeneration or diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).
Following the successful launch of the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities recognition program, Freightliner has announced four new cities will be recognized with the award in 2016. The company released the full list of cities at the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas during a reception in the Freightliner booth. The award winners for this year will be: New York City, Charlotte, Edmonton, and Seattle-Tacoma.
The John Deere 700K SmartGrade crawler dozer is improving jobsite accuracy and quality of work through its complete integration of the Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade Control System. The system is fully integrated into the machine cabin, structures and software – delivering precise grading performance while eliminating vulnerable external masts and cables.
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has introduced the Hyundai HL940TM wheel loader, the newest addition to its HL900 series of Tier 4 Final-compliant wheel loaders. The HL940TM joins a family of five other Hyundai HL900 wheel loader models the company introduced in 2015 to U.S. and Canadian markets.
Developed to meet customer requests for a cleaner, quieter lifter, the new hydraulic “H” models from Vacuworx feature the same powerful performance of Vacuworx diesel-powered systems with much lower operating costs. Available for the Vacuworx MC 5 and all RC series vacuum lifting systems, the hydraulic option takes lifting to the next level.
Topcon Positioning Group has announced the release of a new 3D dozer machine control system – 3D-MCMAX. The system is driven by dual IMUs (Inertial Measurement Unit) designed to increase on-grade performance where speed and blade response is maximized while eliminating the need for a mast on the blade.
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has introduced two new models in its HX Series of Tier 4 Final–compliant hydraulic excavators – the HX140L and HX235LCR. These two machines provide up to 10 percent better fuel economy and 5 percent increased productivity versus previous models. They join a family of seven other Hyundai HX excavator models the company introduced in 2015 to U.S. and Canadian markets.
For contractors, asset loss is an expensive cost of doing business. More than $1 billion in valuable tools, commodities and consumables are lost each year. Keeping track of these assets and monitoring important items such as required certifications, inspections and maintenance records can be a time-consuming hassle for the construction professional.
Honda Power Equipment has announced that it has added ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) technology to three of its most popular generator models for commercial, rental and residential applications. At the 2016 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas, an international event showcasing leading industry suppliers and dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries, Honda unveiled three enhanced models, the Honda EB6500 Industrial Series generator, the Honda EM5000 Deluxe Series generator and the Honda EG4000 Economy Series generator, each equipped with GFCI 20 amp duplex receptacles. GFCI protects a user from electrical shock by shutting down the circuit when current is flowing along an unintended path, or ground fault.