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New Doosan wheel loader boasts versatility and optional guarding package for harsh conditions

Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, has extended its wheel loader lineup with the new DL280-5. This new wheel loader is part of the popular category of 3- to 4-cubic-yard wheel loaders. The Doosan DL280-5 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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Liebherr's new R 926 Compact crawler excavator gets boost in engine power

The new R 926 Compact joins the ranks of Liebherr's compact excavators in the 15- to 35-tonne weight range.

In May 2018 Liebherr-France in Colmar began the series production of the new R 926 Compact excavator. This new model continues Liebherr's compact excavator product line but with a Stage IV / Tier 4 Final emission standards compliant engine and other developments compared to its Stage IIIB model. The new R 926 Compact joins the ranks of Liebherr's compact machines in the 15- to 35-tonne weight range.

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Swiss dealer paints Volvo ADTs green as part of carbon neutral package

Independent Swiss dealer Robert Aebi is offering Volvo customers a chance to show their care for the environment by buying a ‘GoGreen' articulated hauler. The haulers are produced in the construction industry's first manufacturing plant powered entirely by renewable energy and issued with a carbon offset certificate from the Fair Recycling foundation for the shipment from Sweden to Switzerland. 

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Link-Belt 2D grade control technology improves productivity and accuracy of 210 X4 hydraulic excavator

LBX Company is offering two factory-installed grade control technology options for North American 210 X4 customers. The Link-Belt 2D Machine Guidance (MG) system provides an operator with visual and audible indication when they are above, below or at their desired target grade. The Link-Belt 2D Machine Control (MC) system provides the operator with not only visual and audible indication when they are above, below or at their target grade, but can also control the boom and bucket while the operator controls the speed of the stick to maintain a consistently smooth flat or sloping surface. The 2D MG and 2D MC options enable operators to increase their productivity by up to 50 percent by providing them with the information they need and the functionality they've never had before.

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WA480-8 wheel loader from Komatsu combines high production with lower fuel costs and operator comfort

The WA480-8 is highly productive and more efficient to reduce fuel costs.

Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emissions regulations-compliant engine, the new WA480-8 Wheel Loader, the latest addition to Komatsu's wheel loader family, combines higher production with lower fuel costs, improved operator comfort and enhanced serviceability. 

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Buying tips: how to choose the right compact track loader

JCB 215T compact track loader.

From surface conditions to engine horsepower to hydraulic flow, there are a lot of things to consider when choosing a compact track loader that will meet the demands of your applications and deliver the best return on your investment. We asked product experts for their advice on how to select the right CTL for your jobsite needs.

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Tiltrotators supercharge excavator productivity

There is no one main application for a tiltrotator. It can be used for just about anything an excavator can do, from any type of bucket work to grapple work or any other attachment job that can benefit from being able to rotate or tilt.

When a contractor is looking to get the most out of their excavator they utilize a variety of attachments that can get more jobs done. What is often overlooked is how those attachments are coupled to the machine – and how a tiltrotator can not only allow that equipment to do more, but to do it faster, safer and with less labour.

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JCB emphasizes safety, durability of two new compact excavators for North America

The JCB 18Z-1 and 19C-1 compact excavators use a next-generation, four-plate boom and dipper design.

JCB North America is offering two new compact excavators designed to meet the needs of construction, landscaping and rental customers. The largest of the two machines is the 19C-1, a 4,211-pound (1.9-tonne) conventional tailswing model. The smaller 18Z-1 has an operating weight of 3,856 pounds (1.8 tonnes) and is JCB's first zero tailswing machine in the one- to two-ton excavator class.

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Big K-Tec scrapers cut $1 million from earthmoving cost for municipal lagoon construction project

A contracting company sitting atop Stony Mountain just north of Winnipeg, Earth Max Construction is gaining ground in a niche earthmoving market for public works departments of rural municipalities in Manitoba. Initially moving dirt with an excavator to top-load a 40-ton articulated dump truck, Earth Max has switched to scrapers which offer them greater productivity. 

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Volvo pushes Load Assist real-time on-board weighing accuracy to +/- 1 percent

The updated Load Assist, On-Board Weighing, from Volvo Construction Equipment provides payload accuracy within ± 1 percent on every bucket, while the machine is moving.

Volvo Construction Equipment has updated the Load Assist application for its L110H to L260H wheel loaders and, together with a new version of the Android platform, operators will now get real-time information on every bucket's load within ± 1 percent accuracy. 

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Cat wheel dozer features new sound-suppressed cab and centralized service station

The Caterpillar 814K wheel dozer's upgraded cab design makes the operator's workspace more comfortable and provides for more efficient machine operation.

The new Cat 814K wheel dozer features a new, sound-suppressed cab, efficient power unit and transmission drive, and centralized service station configuration to drive machine uptime and operator productivity to new levels. With its rugged structure designed to achieve multiple life cycles under the toughest operating conditions, the 814K delivers high production operation in applications like utility work at mines, heavy civil construction backfilling and grading work, and ground preparation and subbase work on airport and commercial projects.

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Contractor sources Volvo excavators and articulated haulers from Strongco to tackle tricky remediation project

The Cannington Group is on site in Mississauga for 14 months using Volvo equipment from Strongco for what the contractor describes as

When equipment manufacturers started promoting the use of excavators and articulated haulers together as earthmoving teams, they found a firm believer in David McCrossan.

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