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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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Volvo to push boundaries at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2017

Showcasing a total of 28 machines, including new models and industry-changing concept vehicles, Volvo is offering visitors to CONEXPO-CON/AGG multiple interactive experiences to see how it is pushing boundaries of conventional machine design and technology. Visitors will interact with new intelligent operator systems, machine monitoring technologies, can visit the 3D theater and even pan for gold with the stars of Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush. A range of new technologies and services will be unveiled, the most notable of which are ActiveCare Direct and Dig Assist.

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Updates For John Deere 75G and 85G Excavators

Capable of working around congested job sites in efficient fashion, the updated John Deere 75G and 85G excavators boast new customer-inspired features, including hand-controlled proportional auxiliary hydraulics and the ability to be equipped with a hydraulic coupler that allows the machines to use backhoe buckets. 

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Rolls-Royce moves into excavator market with MTU engines for JCB

The introduction of the MTU engine into three of JCB's JS excavators will offer operators fuel savings of up to 10%. In the picture the JS 2330.

For the first time, Rolls-Royce will be supplying MTUengines for use in excavators, having won an order from British construction equipment manufacturer JCB. MTU’s Series 1000 engines are compliant with EU-Stage IV and EPA Tier 4f emissions legislation and are to be used to power new excavators in JCB’s JS 300, JS 330 and JS 370 series. The construction machinery manufacturer is choosing MTU for its excavators for the first time. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

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Terex Trucks: The new standard has arrived

Terex Trucks will deal a strong hand at CONEXPO-CON/AGG when it unveils the new standard in articulated haulers. The Scotland-based manufacturerwill offer North American  customers  three years of full machine warranty, three years planned maintenance, and three years telematics as standard. Available with Terex Trucks’ line of Generation 10 articulated haulers, the brand new initiative is the first of its kind for the manufacturer, and a further commitment to its belief in the reliability and quality of its products.

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John Deere to Break New Ground at 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Building upon its commitment to listening and responding, John Deere will highlight its line of equipment, technologies and services at this year’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG, March 7-11 in Las Vegas.  Over 38,000 square feet of exhibition space will be home to 38 machines along with 11 John Deere simulators, the John Deere store, and a global staffed information counter. More than 280 experts will be on hand to connect with attendees and highlight the latest in construction technology. A daily opening program will kick off each day’s events at 10:00 a.m. PT, and expert interviews will occur throughout the day and be broadcasted on the exhibit’s big screen.

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KIOTI Tractor Introduces Two New Models to the CK10SE Series

KIOTI Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA, Inc., is  introducing two new special edition cab models to its CK10SE Series tractor line. The CK3510SE HC and the CK4010SE HC feature the same hydrostatic transmission (HST) and minimal vibration experience that low-maintenance operators know and love about the CK10 Series with added features and benefits of a factory-installed cab. 

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LiuGong deepens commitment in North America with new series of wheel loaders and excavators

While LiuGong is an established force in China – it was the first to introduce a modern wheel loader to the country in 1966 and had produced 10,000 machines by 2006 – making inroads outside China has been a slow process. It takes time for an offshore manufacturer to become established in the competitive North American construction equipment market and it’s really only in the last decade that LiuGong has expanded its international presence significantly. Over the years, other Asian equipment manufacturers have been able to establish long-term relationships with North American customers, among them Hyundai, Komatsu, Kubota and Takeuchi.

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KCM Introduces 80Z7 Tier 4 Final Wheel Loader

KCM Corporation, a subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Group and marketers of KCM loaders in North America, is proud to announce the Tier 4 Final version of their popular 80Z7. The new 80Z7 cycles faster. It is more powerful. It has near zero emissions. And, it is designed to be even more fuel efficient than previous models. It is equipped with a 4.2 cu. yd. GP bucket, and produces 200 gross hp. from the reliable Cummins QSB6.7 diesel engine. Key to these performance breakthroughs is the industry‐exclusive KCM IntelliTech Operating System that provides sophisticated control of all systems.

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Wacker Neuson expands skid steer and compact track loader offerings

Wacker Neuson is introducing a new line of medium frame skid steer and compact track loaders that are the ideal fit for a variety of applications. Four new skid steer and two new compact track loaders were developed from the ground up, offering the power and torque needed to lift more, push more, work longer and maneuver through challenging jobsite obstacles. They have the comfort and convenience owner operators expect and the durability they demand. With a best-in-class transferable engine warranty of four years or 4,000 hours, these new models are ideal for inventory management and resale.

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New machines and technology the focus for Cat at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 Caterpillar will present its extensive line of machines and technology as well as its customer support capabilities. With 40 machines on display in two different exhibit areas totaling 60,000 square feet, Caterpillar’s presence is among the largest at the show. But it’s not all about size. Cat Connect Technologies for machine control and monitoring will share the spotlight with the iron it enhances, ranging from a skid steer loader to a 96-ton excavator.

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Tier 4 mandates driving demand for used non-Tier 4 equipment market

According to a recent survey of Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) members, the EPA’s Tier 4 mandates are driving up the demand of non-Tier 4, used construction equipment and predicts this trend will continue for the next several years. For many equipment categories, used equipment availability is outpacing demand, but for other categories, including excavators, backhoe loaders, wheel loaders, dump trucks dozers and compact equipment, IEDA members are seeing resale pricing increase by as much as 20 percent. Also, more than 50 percent of survey respondents noted that quality used equipment is getting harder to find.

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KOBELCO Construction and Cranes businesses announce plans to merge in 2017

KOBELCO Construction Machinery U.S.A. and KOBELCO Cranes North America announce plans to merge under KOBELCO Construction Machinery U.S.A., effective January 1, 2017. The union of these subsidiaries in the North American market takes place following the KOBELCO Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. global construction machinery excavators and cranes merger that was announced in April 2016.

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