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Takeuchi's new 5-ton compact hydraulic excavator is a versatile tool carrier

Serviceability of the TB250-2 is easy to perform due to the large hoods, which open overhead providing access to key daily inspection points, pattern change valve, selector valve, control valve, battery and toolbox.

Takeuchi-US has released a new compact excavator, the TB250-2. Weighing 10,957 pounds (canopy), the machine provides Takeuchi with a true 5-ton excavator offering that is suited for a wide range of applications including landscape, general contracting and rental. 

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Volvo CE to launch line of electric compact equipment in 2020

In an industry-first move, Volvo Construction Equipment has announced that in 2020 it will start the launch of an electric range of Volvo branded compact wheel loaders and compact excavators.

In a pioneering commitment to future technology, Volvo CE has announced that by mid-2020 it will begin to launch a range of electric compact excavators (EC15 to EC27) and wheel loaders (L20 to L28), stopping new diesel-engine-based development of these models.

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Volvo to show new compact excavator at World of Concrete

Volvo Construction Equipment will be introducing an entirely new machine to the Volvo compact excavator lineup at World of Concrete 2019. The new ECR18E is an ultra-short-swing-radius compact excavator that features a rear overhang of only 0.5 inches when the tracks are fully extended. Its low height (79 inches) and variable undercarriage (from 39 to 53 inches) allows for working in incredibly tight spaces when needed and provides excellent stability once in position. Attendees who stop by Volvo's World of Concrete Booth C7013 can also see the L90H wheel loader with long boom and the L20H compact wheel loader.

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John Deere introduces three new L-Series utility wheel loaders

After much anticipation and countless hours of product development, John Deere unveils three powerful and productive L-Series utility wheel loaders. The 524L, 544L and 624L offer customers an intuitive solution, ideal for projects that require agility and versatility on the jobsite or farm. Designed with the operator in mind, the L-Series machines incorporate several new features, including improved cabs for more comfort and visibility, electrohydraulic (EH) loader controls for easier operation and redesigned near-parallel linkage, and enhanced performance buckets.

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Kioti Tractor opens distribution centre in Mississauga

This Canadian expansion follows a $13 million, 162,000-square-foot warehouse expansion and nearly 15,000-square-foot office addition to Kioti's North American headquarters in Wendell, North Carolina.

Kioti Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA, Inc., continues its commitment to the compact equipment industry in Canada with the opening of a new distribution centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The approximately 60,000 square feet of office and distribution space will reduce shipping and delivery times for Kioti's Canadian dealers and increase support for end users.

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New high-production Cat 140 motor grader features conventional controls, all-wheel-drive options and grade control choices

The Cat C9.3 engine provides optimum power in all gears, with the Variable Horsepower Plus (VHP) system regulating power output between 177-250 horsepower (132-186 kW) for maximum efficiency and fuel economy.

Designed as a high-production model, the all new Cat 140 Motor Grader combines a selection of grade control technologies with conventional steering wheel/lever controls, an efficient powertrain, enhanced operator comfort/convenience features, and simple, extended-interval serviceability. The new model offers an all-wheel-drive system option with a standard operating weight of 42,325 pounds (19 198 kg) and features a 12-foot mold board, a fuel-efficient Cat C9.3 engine – rated at 250 standard net horsepower (186 kW), an 8F/6R direct-drive power-shift transmission, and the Cat Product Link telematics system.

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New Next Generation Cat 120 motor grader available with choice of steering wheel/lever or joystick controls

The new cab reveals the innovative connecting rear window design for better visibility, which can be supplemented with the Cat Detect Vision System.

The new Cat 120 Motor Grader offers the options to tailor the machine to customer preferences and applications. The Cat C7.1 engine uses up to 15 percent less fuel when paired with the standard ECO mode. Get unprecedented comfort in the all new cab. New filtration technology saves customers up to 15 percent in maintenance costs. Choose between steering wheel/lever or joystick controls, tandem or all-wheel drive and a range of scalable grade control technologies. The ground-up redesign of the all new cab unveils enhanced visibility with connecting rear windows, seat options, and new information display screen.

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Cat reintroduces a 40-ton-class ADT

Caterpillar has designed their new 740 GC, 40-ton-class (36.3-mt-class) articulated dump truck by building on the success of current models while adding new controls, transmission-protection features, hoist-assist system, an advanced traction-control system, a stability-assist system, a fuel-saving ECO mode and a host of beneficial options.

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Together. Now & tomorrow: Liebherr at Bauma 2019

At Bauma 2019, Liebherr will present all the latest product developments and innovations from across the whole range of construction machines, material handling and mining, as well as components.

This April 8 to 14, Liebherr will give attendees of Bauma 2019 a unique chance to experience its latest innovations first-hand, ranging from construction machines to material handling, mining and components. Visitors can look forward to seeing many new technologies and other practical innovations at Liebherr's 14,000 m2 outdoor stand (809-813) and its indoor stand in hall A4, number 326. 

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John Deere makes snow and debris cleanup easy with new angle and pickup brooms

The new pickup brooms are superior solutions for dust mitigation challenges and restrictive barriers, like curbs and sidewalks.

John Deere is updating its line of Worksite Pro attachments with three new angle and five new pickup brooms. The BA72C, BA84C and BA96C angle brooms and the BP72C, BP84C, BR60C, BR72C and BR84C pickup brooms were designed for effortless cleanup in turf, snow and construction applications. Like all Worksite Pro attachments, these angle brooms are optimized to work with John Deere skid steers and compact track loaders. They're also compatible with most competitive models.

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From mining to minis: SMS Equipment adds Takeuchi line to provide one-stop shop for customers

A Takeuchi TB260 at work on the expansion of SMS Equipment headquarters in Acheson, Alberta.

SMS Equipment is best-known in Canada as a supplier of mining and roadbuilding equipment, with flagship offerings from Komatsu and the Wirtgen Group, plus other brands. In September 2018, the company announced that it would be offering a full range of Takeuchi equipment from their locations across Canada and in Alaska.

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Next Generation Cat excavators deliver more choices for increased efficiency and lower operating costs in 36-ton size class

The new Cat 336 has the industry's highest level of standard factory-equipped technology to boost productivity.

Next Generation 36-ton-size-class excavators from Caterpillar – the 336 and 336 GC – increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs, and improve operator comfort compared to previous models. The new excavators offer unique combinations of features designed to match contractors' productivity and cost targets.

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Cat Grade with 3D brings added utility, versatility and operating efficiency to automated grade control for D3K2, D4K2 and D5K2 models

Cat GRADE with 3D is an optional system, installed at the factory and integrated into the design of the machine.

The new Cat GRADE with 3D system for D3K2D4K2 and D5K2 track-type tractors is an automated grade control system using GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) technology to precisely position the machine's blade, without operator input, from first rough cut to finish grade. For added utility, GRADE with 3D incorporates the Cat AccuGrade Ready Option, which allows use of universal-total-station and laser references for automated control. The new system assists operators of all skill levels achieve specified grades faster and more accurately, compared with conventional methods, while also reducing staking costs and saving rework expense, fuel, and machine hours.

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New John Deere compact wheel loaders are designed to perform in tight spaces

The industry-exclusive Articulation Plus™ steering system on the 244L and 324L provides operators an unparalleled combination of lift capacity and maneuverability.

Offering operators increased productivity and significantly faster travel speeds, John Deere redesigned its K-Series compact wheel loader models with the introduction of the 244L and 324L compact wheel loaders. Ideal for landscape/snow removal, ag material handling and construction tasks, the new models round out the full line of L-Series compact wheel loaders available from John Deere.

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Cat 990K aggregate handler boosts wheel loader production in rehandling applications

The 990K Aggregate Handler complements the smaller 986K and 988K Aggregate Handlers in the Cat large wheel loader line.

Caterpillar introduces the 990K Aggregate Handler, designed to handle greater payloads in aggregates yard applications. With as much as a 25 percent payload increase, as compared to the standard 990K Wheel Loader, the new Aggregate Handler enables customers to load trucks and railcars faster and to move more material in load-and-carry and stockpile handling tasks.

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John Deere unveils all-new 655K and 755K crawler loaders with Tier 4 Final engine technology

Featuring a certified Final Tier 4 John Deere PVS 6.8-liter engine, the 655K and 755K use proven technology and a building-block approach based on a solid foundation of reliable John Deere engines.

Continuing to build on the strengths of the K-Series lineup, John Deereannounces the introduction of the 655K and 755K Tier 4 Final crawler loaders. These machines serve as the latest additions to the crawler loader line and provide operators with increased productivity and uptime, along with lower daily operating costs. Designed and manufactured in Dubuque, Iowa, the 655K and 755K feature familiar designs, systems and components consistent with other product lines throughout the John Deere crawler family.  

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New options for Cat 918M Compact Wheel Loader include high-lift loader linkage, fusion coupler, guarding, larger tires

The new high-lift loader linkage option is designed specifically for applications in waste and recycling, agriculture, and construction that can benefit from increased lift height and increased reach of the loader linkage.

Caterpillar now offers the 918M compact wheel loader with four new options: high-lift loader linkage, Cat Fusion coupler, five-piece guarding package and wider tires.

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