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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 lightingoptions for it's  XPower wheel loaders:   Adaptive working lighting is an intelligent light controlsystem. It reacts intuitively to the lift arm position and articulation angleof the wheel loader using modern LED light sensors. This means working areasare always evenly lit. The adaptive working lighting also makes irritatingglare or reflections from steel machine parts a thing of the past. The Liebherrkey with remote control opens the driver's door at the push of a button andactivates the cab lighting. This illuminates the entire entry area and ensuresthe 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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Allu welcomes North American dealer to Finland factory

(From left to right) Edgar J Chavez, ALLU USA, President/CEO; Ben Dutton, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, ECA; Ray Kemppainen, Branch Manager, ECA; Roy Kern, Chief Executive Officer, ECA; (behind) Steve Stoker, Materials Processing National Sales Manager, ALLU USA; Fredrik Dromberg, Vice President – Process Equipment, ALLU; Mikko Kuronen, Production Engineer, ALLU.

November 2016 saw leading North American foundation equipment distributor Equipment Corporation of America (ECA) appointed ALLU's dealer for its advanced soil stabilization equipment range. Following on from what has already proved to be a highly successful relationship, April of this year saw ECA visit ALLU's factory in Finland in order to see how the world leading range is manufactured at first hand.

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Deere adds models and updates G-Series graders

John Deere is adding to its G-Series motor grader lineup with the addition of two models — the 620G/GP and 622G/GP. These machines are designed for cities, townships and contractors that prefer lighter and more fuel-efficient graders on the job. The manufacturer is also adding a dual joystick option on all Grade Pro (GP) models, along with ripper-stow automation, courtesy lighting and an updated high-resolution reverse camera monitor, which are new to all G/GP models.

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Off-highway trucks feature higher horsepower, reduced fuel use

Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, the new Komatsu HD325-8 and HD405-8 off-highway trucks feature increased horsepower and a new Komatsu Traction Control System (KTCS) to achieve improved productivity. These models have payload capacities of 40.3 U.S. (short)/36.5 metric tons and 44.1 U.S. (short)/40 metric tons, respectively. They replace the HD325-7 and HD405-7 models.

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Compact track loader provides rugged, high-performance results

The rugged radial-lift Posi-Track RT-120 from ASV helps operators easily handle tough excavation, mulching and other challenging applications within the aggregates, construction, landscaping, agriculture, forestry and snow removal industries. The RT-120, like all ASV machines, includes superior serviceability, highly efficient hydraulics and innovative, high-capacity cooling systems. These features allow operators to handle the largest attachments for longer without bogging down or overheating. ASV's patented Posi-Track undercarriage provides versatility on all surfaces thanks to the industry's highest ground clearance, lowest ground pressure, best traction and longest track life.

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Agile and powerful off-road dumper

Carmix Dumper D6 is the off-road dumper by Metalgalante Carmix that can meet from the simplest to the most demanding jobsite requirements. This 4X4X4 dumper features a specially sized chassis for off-road operations, can climb up to 30% slopes and travel smoothly on dirt roads as well as in quarries or opencast and underground mines.

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