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John Deere Adds a Power-Angle-Tilt Blade to the 950K Crawler Dozer

After a successful showing at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, the John Deere 950K PAT Crawler Dozer is now officially available at dealers across North America. This production-class crawler dozer is designed and manufactured by John Deere in Dubuque, Iowa, and is built specifically for customers looking for a machine that will excel in applications from mass excavation to fine grading.

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KOBELCO to Double Production Capacity at U.S. Manufacturing Facility by 2018

KOBELCO USA is continuing its commitment to providing customers with quality products from its North American excavator production facility with plans to nearly double manufacturing capacity by 2018. Mass production at the Spartanburg, SC facility began in 2016 with conventional machines weighing 20-plus tons. Over the past year, KOBELCO has increased production capacity by threefold as the facility is ramping up to produce 1,800 units/year. Today, seven excavator models are being produced at KOBELCO's US manufacturing facility - the SK210LC-10, SK210LC-10 Long Reach, SK260LC-10 Long Reach, SK300LC-10, SK300LC-10 High & Wide, SK350LC-10 and SK500LC-10.

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Cat's D10 dozer celebrates 40 years

Forty years ago this September, Caterpillar rolled off of its production lines 10 pilot models of the world's largest, most powerful dozer, destined to leave a lasting legacy on the industry. The Cat D10 dozer's radically different design, high weight and horsepower, and resilient undercarriage answered the growing calls from large mining and big heavy construction operations for a more powerful dozer. 

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SDLG to display compact loaders at ICUEE

SDLG will showcase its newest North American offering — the SDLG L918F wheel loader — at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition 2017 (ICUEE) from October 3-5 at outdoor booth K335 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Personnel will be on hand to discuss the L918F and how it can benefit the utilities market.

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Cat offers first wheel loader with high-efficiency electric drive

The new Cat 988K XE is the first wheel loader offered by Caterpillar with a high-efficiency electric drive system. This new large wheel loader joins the 988K and the recently launched 986K wheel loaders to provide customers with the most cost-effective loader for each application. Delivering high-production in all loading applications, the 988K XE is recommended for demanding job sites where fuel efficiency makes a difference in the machine's total cost of operation.

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180 years of technical know-how, 75 years of excavator experience

Volvo has leveraged 180 years of technical know-how and over 75 years of excavator experience to develop some of the world's finest excavators - a story that continues to unfold as new challenges of urbanization emerge.With a history that can be traced all the way back to 1832, Volvo CE is one of the true pioneers of the construction equipment industry. The company is famed for its innovations in wheel loaders and articulated haulers, but also boasts more than 75 years of excavator experience.

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Digging and lifting power in a small footprint

CASE Construction Equipment introduces the all-new CX145D SR minimum-swing radius excavator to its D Series lineup. Designed to provide ample digging and lifting power in a small footprint, the CX145D SR features a compact counterweight and modified boom placement. This results in a highly maneuverable and powerful excavator that is easy to transport and ideal for restricted jobsite conditions, such as road and bridge work, utilities, urban construction and landscaping applications. 

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Versatile, all-around performance from job site to job site

Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, the new WA200-8 wheel loader from Komatsu combines high production with low fuel consumption and improved operator comfort. The WA200-8's parallel-lift linkage and impressive breakout force make it a versatile jobsite tool. Useful in virtually any application from pallet handling to hard digging, fuel consumption drops by up to four percent in V-cycle as well as load-and-carry applications.

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Terex rigid hauler proves to be concrete choice for limestone mine

Family-owned company Conco Quarries is using Terex Trucks' TR70 to increase productivity at its limestone mine in Willard, Missouri. Conco Quarries recently purchased Terex Trucks' 72-ton capacity rigid hauler, the TR70, for use at its Willard facility in Missouri.  From soil conditioner to building material, toothpaste filler to decorative garden rocks, limestone has many uses. Found throughout the world, vast quantities of limestone are located in America's ‘Show Me State' - better known as Missouri. Two examples of such abundant deposits are owned by long-standing family business Conco Companies.

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New lighting options for Liebherr XPower wheel loaders: adaptive working lighting and key with remote control

Liebherr has released new innovative lighting options for it's  XPower wheel loaders:  Adaptive working lighting is an intelligent light control system. It reacts intuitively to the lift arm position and articulation angle of the wheel loader using modern LED light sensors. This means working areas are always evenly lit. The adaptive working lighting also makes irritating glare or reflections from steel machine parts a thing of the past. The Liebherr key with remote control opens the driver's door at the push of a button and activates the cab lighting. This illuminates the entire entry area and ensures the driver can get into the operator's cab safely.

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Cat D6T and D8T dozers

The Cat D8T operated remotely using optional Cat Connect COMMAND for Dozing.

Caterpillar has taken dozer work to new levels with the D6T dozer. These include easier operation, higher performance, a wealth of standard and optional machine-assist and machine-control systems, and significant fuel savings. 

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Volvo celebrates 75,000th hauler

More than half a century after they invented the concept, Volvo Construction Equipment recently celebrated the production of the 75,000th articulated hauler. Having produced more than half of the articulated haulers ever made, a staggering 50,000 Volvo haulers are still in regular use around the world.

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Prototype hybrid wheel loader shows 50 percent fuel efficiency improvement in testing

Volvo Construction Equipment presented field test results for its LX1 prototype electric hybrid wheel loader at a press event in California, US, on July 12. The company organized the event alongside its customer Waste Management, which carried out the field tests, CALSTART, which conducted emission tests on the machine, and the California Energy Commission, which helped fund the LX1 project. Since the end of last year, the LX1 has performed hundreds of hours of real work in two applications at Waste Management facilities in California. 

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SDLG launches new website for North America

SDLG has announced a new, North American website that will make it easier for dealers and customers to interact with the company. The new site is optimized for mobile devices, for example, and it will present well on desktops, tablet and smartphones. It also features a new, robust search function that makes finding information on the company's products and dealers more convenient than before.

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Updates for John Deere L-Series backhoes

Updates to the John Deere L-Series backhoe lineup enhance the productivity and uptime for professionals looking to lift more and multitask on the job site. The key backhoe updates include the introduction of precision mode, enhanced pilot controllers, two new rear quick coupler offerings and a redesigned hydraulic thumb.

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