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New generation Bomag single-drum rollers climb steep grades, provide intuitive compaction control

Bomag  has introduced a new generation of the compact BW 124-5 single-drum vibratory roller series, available in both smooth (BW 124 DH-5) and padfoot (BW 124 PDH-5) drum configurations. With their 47.2-inch (1,199-mm) drum width and tight turning radius of just 88.2 inches (2,240 mm), these new compact single-drum rollers are ideal for granular and cohesive soil compaction on congested jobsite applications such as backfill, landscaping, trench work or pipeline construction. Bomag says that they are the only single-drum rollers in the weight class to feature dual pump drive, which allow them to climb up to 55 percent grades. 

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Michels receives 10,000th Cat excavator from Victoria facility: PLM

Michels receives the 10,000th machine to be produced at Caterpillar's Victoria, Texas facility. Present at the ceremony were Tyler Sternat (Fabick Cat), Kent Podobinski (Caterpillar), Chuck Riggert (Caterpillar), Art Strother (Victoria facility manager), Doug Fabick (Fabick Cat), Mary Morris (Victoria O&D Planning), Kevin Michels, Pat Michels and Terry Gassner (MICHELS Corporation), Adam Helleberg (PLM), Roger Montalvan (Victoria supply chain manager), and Craig McArton (Fabick Cat).

PipeLine Machinery International (PLM) has announced that the 10,000th machine to be assembled and delivered by the Caterpillar Hydraulic Excavator Facility in Victoria, Texas - US. The new 336F Hydraulic Excavator went to mainline pipeline contractor Michels Corporation, and was presented in ceremony to them on May 16, 2018.

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XCMG sees improved earnings thanks to growing global economic recovery

XCMG sees improved earnings thanks to growing global economic recovery

XCMG has seen its earnings almost quadruple over the last year as global economic recovery has continued, and infrastructure investment in China has increased demand for equipment including excavators, loaders and forklift trucks. The company, China's biggest exporter of construction machinery, is predicting solid growth in 2018 on the back of continued improvement in global markets despite rising trade friction between the United States and China.

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Enhancements add productivity and performance to Doosan DA30-5 ADT

The Doosan DA30-5 articulated dump truck has been updated with a variety of changes to improve performance.

Building on more than 40 years of articulated dump truck (ADT) experience, Doosan Infracore North America, LLC announces a series of enhancements to its DA30-5 ADT. A new version of the Doosan DA30-5 includes numerous updates to the truck's performance, operator comfort, controllability of the machine, ease of maintenance and fuel efficiency, reinforcing Doosan as an industry leader in the ADT market.

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Hitachi launches next generation of wheeled excavator

Hitachi has released its newest generation of wheeled excavators, the ZX190W-6.

The next generation of Hitachi's wheeled excavator, the ZX190W-6, is rolling out with a certified Final Tier 4 (FT4)/EU Stage IV Isuzu engine that does not need a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and includes multiple other upgrades that enhance efficiency, reliability and durability. 

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John Deere launches its largest reduced tail swing Excavator

The new John Deere 345G LC reduced tail swing excavator adds another option to the manufacturer's 33 - 40 metric ton size class, providing customers with a larger machine with increased lift capacity, more reach, deeper dig depth and greater breakout forces compared to the 245G LC. The excavator is ideal for work in road building, underground, building, landscaping and site development applications.    

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Doosan launches DL280-5 wheel loader with optional guarding package

Doosan's new DL280-5 wheel loader is a solid choice for earthmoving, and is also offered with an optional guarding package for recycling and waste operations.

Doosan Infracore North America, LLC has extended its wheel loader lineup with the new DL280-5 wheel loader. The new DL280-5 is part of the popular category of 3- to 4-cubic-yard wheel loaders. It is designed to provide operators with enhanced performance and comfort as well as increased uptime protection when working in general construction, scrap and waste-handling applications. 

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In-depth report: articulated dump trucks

Rugged and versatile, articulated dump trucks are a popular piece of equipment for use in difficult and demanding conditions, from site prep to roadbuilding and aggregates production. ADTs are also benefiting from new and advancing technology intended to improve safety and efficiency. Our panel of experts provides details on the applications, design, technologies and choices in today's ADTs.

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CASE sends CTL to help with flood mitigation efforts

Team Rubicon crews work with a Case CTL to prepare for high waters in Fremont County, Wyoming.

CASE Construction Equipment and heavy equipment dealer Century Equipment donated the use of a compact track loader to Team Rubicon for Operation Wind River Spirit, a flood mitigation project that protected vulnerable residents from anticipated spring flooding in Fremont County, Wyoming. 

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New compact excavator from LiuGong ideal for utilities, residential and other smaller jobs

The 9035EZTS compact excavator from LiuGong features an attractive design and zero tail swing for tight job sites.

LiuGong North America's compact 9035EZTS excavator is its first zero tail-swing model in the 3.5 metric ton class. The rig is an ideal tool for utilities work, residential construction and all other applications benefitting from a mini-excavator's compact size, ease of transportation and lower cost of operation. 

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Mecalac introduces cabbed site dumpers at Intermat

With the growth of urban construction sites, the associated challenges of  working in confined space, and concern over environmental impact, Mecalac says that site dumpers have returned to the forefront of European city building sites, even supplanting trucks – that are more polluting, more bulky and less agile – on some sites. 

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In-depth report: compact track loaders

The John Deere 325G compact track loader.

Compact track loaders are fast and agile, and large ones can even compete with small wheel loaders and dozers. With their vast array of available attachments, they are highly versatile, productive machines and are easy to trailer. It's no wonder they have gained in popularity. Our panel of experts from several manufacturers provide details on today's compact track loaders.

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Komatsu to showcase hybrid excavator at Intermat

Komatsu Hybrid excavators strongly contribute to reduce Komatsu customers' carbon footprint and environmental impact, with up to 40 percent less fuel consumption and emissions.

Since 2008, when Komatsu commercialized the first hybrid construction equipment in the history of the industry, a total of 10,000,000 hours of operation have been registered by excavators benefiting from Komatsu‘s proven hybrid technology, which is today at work on over 4,000 units worldwide. Komatsu's HB365LC/NLC-3, a high technology and environmentally sustainable 36-tonne hydraulic hybrid excavator, will be highlighted in its "NLC" narrow configuration at Intermat 2018.

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Cat articulated trucks boast new controls, transmission protection features and stability assist system

Cat 735 articulated truck.

Three new Cat articulated trucks – 730, 730 EJ (Ejector), and 735 – have been extensively redesigned, enhancing the field-proven features and performance of their C-Series predecessors (730C2, 730C2 EJ, and 735C) with new operator stations – including innovative new controls, transmission protection features, new hoist assist system, advanced traction control system, new stability assist system, and a fuel saving ECO operating mode.

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