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Are all excavators the same?

Among the top brands, many believe all excavators are the same. But when you look closely, you can spot the small differences in design that add up to huge differences in productivity and efficiency — differences that can boost your profitability. 


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Bobcat adds redesigned trenching and new grading buckets to compact excavator attachment line

Bobcat Company expands on its current attachment line-up with newly redesigned trenching buckets and all-new grading buckets for Bobcat E26 through E85 compact excavators. Both buckets will greatly benefit compact excavator operators, offering them increased durability and reliability, maximum digging capabilities and easier clean-out when cleaning ditches, backfilling, leveling or grading.

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Deere adds durability with pallet fork redesign

John Deere redesigned its Worksite Pro pallet forks to be more durable and powerful than ever. Available in a 45-inch and 60-inch frame for jobs of any scale, the new attachments are optimized to work with John Deere G- and E-Series Skid Steers and Compact Track Loaders, and L, K-II and K-Series Compact Wheel Loaders, as well as most competitive models.

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Solesbee’s bucket thumbs boost excavator versatility

The thumb’s strength enables operators to easily grip materials of all sizes that a bucket cannot handle alone.

Solesbee's offers its series of manual and hydraulic excavator thumbs for any size and model of excavator. The thumbs allow operators to move from one application to another, such as moving dirt or material, without changing attachments. This versatility significantly increases efficiency for a variety of applications, including land clearing, site preparation, demolition and recycling.

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Epiroc SB hydraulic breakers feature integrated water port for dust suppression

With an integrated water channel, operators of Epiroc SB breakers can spray water at the source of dust creation to keep dust levels down.

Epiroc's premium SB series hydraulic breaker attachments are, according to the company, the industry's only breakers to come standard with an internal water port for dust suppression, a feature that can assist in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) final silica rule dust regulations. 

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Mecalac's Connect Energy Link coupler allows the operator to change hydraulic attachments without leaving the cab

Mecalac's new coupler features RFID technology.

Mecalac's new Connect Energy Link coupler is an updated version of Connect, which was recognized at the 2015 Intermat Innovation Awards for being light, integrated, easy to use and completely safe – and is evolving in 2018 with automatic connection for hydraulic attachments.

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Komatsu to acquire Quebec-based forestry operations from Prenbec

Komatsu to acquire Quebec-based forestry operations from Prenbec

On January 26, 2018, Komatsu Ltd. signed an agreement to acquire from Prenbec Equipment Inc., a company based in Quebec, Canada, the Quadco and Southstar forestry attachment operations, excluding the forestry equipment businesses of Tanguay and Forespro delimbers. The acquisition will be made through a wholly owned subsidiary of Komatsu in the United States and is expected to close in February 2018, subject to completion of the closing conditions.

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Epiroc ER 1500 Drum Cutter for 20- to 40-ton carriers

ER 1500 cutter heads are designed to provide optimum cutting power at the recommended rotation speed of 75 rpm.

Epiroc AB, a subsidiary of Atlas Copco Group, has introduced the ER 1500 Drum Cutter excavator attachment at World of Concrete. The powerful transverse drum cutter is ideal for tunnelling, special foundation work, demolition and soil mixing, and features an integrated dust suppression system to help maximize safety and help to achieve OSHA silica dust regulations.

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Atlas Copco subsidiary Epiroc makes World of Concrete debut exhibiting hydraulic attachments

At World of Concrete, Epiroc is promoting tools from its hydraulic attachments division, including hydraulic breakers, combi cutters, concrete busters, pulverizers, multi grapples, compactors, bucket crushers, hydro magnets, steel cutters and drum cutters.

Epiroc AB, the subsidiary of Atlas Copco Group, is exhibiting at World of Concrete for the first time. Operating under its own brand name and logo, Epiroc is showcasing its hydraulic attachments product range at the international event, which runs January 23 – 26 in Las Vegas.

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​New hydraulic mobile shears from Kinshofer feature industry-leading power-to-weight ratio and cycle times

Kinshofer's debut model in the DXS series of hydraulic mobile shears, the DXS-50 is suited for 25- to 35-ton carriers when boom mounted, and 32- to 50-ton carriers when stick mounted.

KINSHOFER, one of the world's leading sources of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, introduces the DXS Series of hydraulic mobile excavator shears. The line features industry-leading in its size class power-to-weight ratios, jaw opening sizes, cycle times and hydraulic efficiency. The attachment series, which debuts with the DXS-50 model, is ideal for scrap processing, tire recycling and demolition.

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Roll-out buckets added to Worksite Pro attachment line

John Deere continues to grow its ever-expanding lineup of Worksite Pro attachments with the introduction of its new roll-out bucket offerings. The RB72, RB84 and RB96 models are designed to best match the attachment to the machine. Optimized for G-Series Compact Track Loaders and K-Series Compact Wheel Loaders (RB84 and RB96 only), these buckets provide an additional 34 inches of dump reach when fully extended. 

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