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Volvo adds demolition and wheeled excavators to lifetime warranty program

Volvo adds demolition and wheeled excavators to lifetime warranty program

Volvo CE has extended its Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty to cover high-reach demolition excavators and wheeled excavators. New models covered by the warranty include the EC380EHR and EC480EHR high-reach demolition excavators, as well as the EW180E, EW160E and the EW60E wheeled models. Four additional new wheeled excavator models set to debut in spring 2018 will also be covered by the Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty.

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JCB Launches towable 45Z-1 zero tailswing compact excavator

JCB has unveiled the 45Z-1, a powerful, next-generation, zero-tailswing compact excavator with an operating weight of 9,866 lb (4,475 kg) and a transport weight of 9,700 lb (4,400kg), making it the largest rental-specification excavator on the market that can be towed without a commercial driver's license (subject to local regulations).  The 45Z-1 shares the durable design proven on the larger machines in JCB's next-generation compact excavator range, with 100 percent steel bodywork and sturdy four-plate dipper construction. The dig end uses 100 percent graphite-impregnated bushing, leading to extended 500-hour greasing intervals

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Deere 310E ADT wins GOOD DESIGN award for 2017

The John Deere 310E has been recognized for its design.

The John Deere 310E articulated dump truck (ADT) has been recognized with a GOOD DESIGN Award for design excellence and innovation. The GOOD DESIGN Awards Program, presented by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, showcases the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product and graphic designs produced around the world. 

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H-Series 2.0 wheel loaders from Volvo include new hydraulics and optimized transmission

The Volvo H-Series 2.0 Update includes features that promote faster cycle times and up to 10 percent greater productivity and 20 percent greater fuel efficiency.

The new H-Series wheel loaders from Volvo Construction Equipment take a proven machine and add the latest technology, including the next-generation OptiShift and new load-sensing hydraulics and transmission. The result is a wheel loader lineup that boasts faster cycle times and improved fuel efficiency. The H-Series 2.0 Update is now available on the L150H, L180H and L220H, as well as the recently launched L260H. Additional models will soon follow.

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Link-Belt long front excavator features balanced power, fuel economy, productivity

The Link-Belt 350 X4 LF (Long Front) excavator.

LBX Company announces the Link-Belt 350 X4 LF (Long Front) excavator for the US and Canada. The X4 Series features innovative EPA Final Tier 4 engines from Isuzu that strike the ultimate balance between power, productivity and fuel efficiency. You will experience up to 8% improved fuel economy in the base machine, with the added benefit of no costly diesel particulate filters (DPF) to maintain or replace. This machine is the only factory-built long-reach excavator available in this size range. Three engine modes provide reliable power and control for any machine application. Choose Speed Priority (SP mode) to get jobs done quickly, Heavy (H mode) for the best blend of power and fuel savings or Applied Power (A mode), with 13 different RPM settings for precise control of heavy lifting, fine grading or leveling work.

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Ashland debuts direct-mount dump style scraper

Ashland's 2012CS scraper is useful for mining, construction or agriculture markets.

A direct mount, dump style scraper, the 2012CS from Ashland Industries meets the needs of construction, mining and agriculture markets.  Designed around Ashland's toughest model to date, the 2014CS, the new 2012CS, with its 12' cut width and 20 cubic yards of haul, allows this machine to meet the needs of more operators across the country, without losing capacity.   Constructed of high strength and abrasion resistant steel processed from premium iron ore, combined with skeletal frame design, friction welded cylinder rods and easy to maintain wear parts, the 2012CS delivers the superior longevity Ashland customers have come to expect to keep them productive.  Required horsepower is 400-620 for the 2012CS. 

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Perkins delivers proven technology and global range to World of Concrete

Perkins Engines is showcasing its dual certified offerings including its 9L 1706J engine, products from its Perkins Syncro engine line and more at World of Concrete 2018. Perkins will also show its innovative aftermarket offerings - the Perkins SmartCap and Perkins My Engine App. The latest advances in the Perkins construction line-up, including the Perkins Syncro 2.2L, 3.6L and 1706J along with its latest breakthrough aftermarket offerings, the Perkins SmartCap and Perkins My Engine App, will provide the highlights as Perkins returns to World of Concrete: Las Vegas Convention Center/Material Handling, Central Hall/Booth #C5979.

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Gehl Pilot Series track loaders feature pilot-operated joystick controls

The all-new RT185, RT215 and RT255 have a dedicated track loader undercarriage custom built to aid in weight distribution.

Gehl's new line of track loaders called the Pilot Series includes three models: the RT185 with 1,850 pounds of rated operating capacity at 35 percent tipping load; the RT215 with 2,150 pounds of rated operating capacity at 35 percent tipping load; and the RT255 with 2,550 pounds of rated operating capacity at 35 percent tipping load. All three models feature pilot-operated joystick controls, which give the operator true one-to-one proportional control over the drive system. The controls are mounted to the seat for added legroom and comfort during operation. The result is a responsive system that provides both low- and high-end speed controllability.

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John Deere G-Series skid steers and compact track loader are powerful performers on tight jobsites

The new models have the same pressurized cabs of their large-frame counterparts, designed to keep out excess dust and noise, but are built with a smaller width and weight for tighter jobsites.

Designed for construction, rental and governmental customers, the new John Deere G-Series mid-frame skid steers and compact track loader (CTL) offer a powerful tool for jobs of any scale. Developed from customer feedback, the 320G and 324G skid steers, and the 325G compact track loader offer low daily operating costs, peak productivity and maximum uptime. The new mid-frame models join their large and small-frame counterparts to round out the full line of skid steers/CTLs available from John Deere.  

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Case to celebrate 60 years of wheel loader production

The G Series is the most recent in Case's 60-year history of producing wheel loaders.

Case Construction Equipment will celebrate its 60th anniversary of wheel loader production with a variety of promotions and activities throughout the year. The activities start at World of Concrete 2018 where the first 500 people who visit the Case booth (C5748) will receive a commemorative Case t-shirt celebrating the milestone.    

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Volvo Construction Equipment's fully electric compact excavator prototype wins Intermat Innovation Award

The EX2 is Volvo's 100 percent electric compact excavator prototype.

Volvo Construction Equipment's (Volvo CE) 100 percent electric compact excavator prototype – known as the EX2 – has won the prestigious Equipment & Machinery Award in the Earthmoving & Demolition category of the Intermat Innovation Awards. The concept machine, which delivers zero emissions, 10 times higher efficiency, 10 times lower noise levels and reduced total cost of ownership compared to its conventional counterparts, was recognized for its contribution toward progress in the construction industry. It is believed to be the world's first fully electric compact excavator prototype. At this stage, the EX2 is still part of a research project and it is not commercially available.

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