Tags
Earthmoving

Cat 330 and 330 GC Next Generation excavators deliver high-production performance and lower operating costs

The new Cat 330 has the industry's highest level of standard factory-equipped technology to boost productivity.
The new Cat 330 has the industry's highest level of standard factory-equipped technology to boost productivity.

The Next Generation 30-ton size class excavators from Caterpillar – the 330 and 330 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.

Delivering high-production performance, the new Cat 330 features standard integrated Cat Connect technology and the most power and lift capacity of the two models. Caterpillar says that the result is maximum productivity at the lowest cost.

The new Cat 330 GC combines the right balance of productivity features with reduced fuel consumption and maintenance costs. The result is high reliability and low-cost-per-hour performance.

Technology boosts efficiency by up to 45 percent            

The new Cat 330 has the industry's highest level of standard factory-equipped technology to boost productivity. Integrated Cat Connect Technology increases operating efficiency by up to 45 percent over traditional grading operations.

The standard Cat GRADE with 2D system provides guidance for depth, slope, and horizontal distance to grade through the standard touchscreen monitor, making operators more accurate. The system is readily upgradable to Cat GRADE with Advanced 2D or Cat GRADE with 3D. Standard Grade Assist automates boom, stick, and bucket movements so operators can effortlessly stay on grade with single-lever digging.

Cat Payload delivers precise load targets and increased loading efficiency. With on-the-go weighing and real-time payload estimates, Payload helps prevent truck over/underloading. The new Lift Assist feature helps the operator safely pick up heavy objects without tipping. Visual and auditory alerts indicate whether the load is within the excavator's working limits.

E-fence prevents the excavator from moving outside operator-defined set points. The system is particularly useful when working beneath structures or near traffic.

Cat LINK hardware and software connect jobsites to the office and provide managers with machine-critical operating information.

The new cooling system employs auto-reversing electric fans, which independently monitor hydraulic oil, radiator and air-to-air aftercooler temperatures to deliver the exact airflow required.
The new cooling system employs auto-reversing electric fans, which independently monitor hydraulic oil, radiator and air-to-air aftercooler temperatures to deliver the exact airflow required.

Fuel efficiency improved up to 20 percent

By design, Cat Next Generation excavators consume less fuel per unit of work than the models they are replacing – up to 20 percent for the 330 compared to the 330F and as much as 15 percent for the 330 compared to the 330D2.

New Smart mode operation automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions, optimizing both fuel consumption and performance. To further reduce fuel usage, engine speed is automatically lowered when there is no hydraulic demand. The excavators feature a new main control valve that eliminates the need for pilot lines, reduces pressure losses, and lowers fuel consumption.

The new cooling system employs auto-reversing electric fans, which independently monitor hydraulic oil, radiator and air-to-air aftercooler temperatures to deliver the exact airflow required.

The Cat 330 has a larger, 6,700-kg (14,770-pound) counterweight, which enables the excavator to lift nearly 10 percent more than the 330F and up to 15 percent more than the 330D2. With increased swing pressure, a larger swing drive, and larger swing bearing, the Cat 330 delivers five percent more swing torque over the previous series, making backfilling and lifting on slopes easier.

Maintenance costs reduced as much as 20 percent

Offering extended and more synchronized maintenance intervals, the new Cat excavators reduce maintenance costs by up to 20 percent over the previous series.

The new Cat air filter with integrated pre-cleaner and primary and secondary filters has double the dust holding capacity of the previous design. The new Cat hydraulic return filter has a 3,000-hour service life – a 50 percent increase over the previous filter.

Fuel system filters are synchronized for service at 1,000 hours – a 100 percent increase over the previous filters. The fuel system water and sediment drains and hydraulic system oil level are positioned close together at ground level, making routine maintenance faster and safer.

Programmable joystick buttons for response and pattern allow the operator to
Programmable joystick buttons for response and pattern allow the operator to "dial in" productivity settings.

New cab enhances operation

With a choice of Comfort or Deluxe cab packages, or a Premium package in some regions, all Next Generation Cat excavator cabs come equipped with standard features like keyless push-button start, large touchscreen monitor with jog dial keys for control, and sound-suppressed rollover protective structures to offer the next level of operator comfort and safety.

A tilt-up console for the Deluxe and Premium cab designs affords easy cab entry and exit. New advanced viscous mounts reduce cab vibration by up to 50 percent over previous models. Large front, rear, and side windows enhance visibility; optional 360-degree visibility (330 only) combines images from multiple machine-mounted cameras to enhance the operator's view in all directions. Programmable joystick buttons for response and pattern allow the operator to "dial in" productivity settings.

Company Info

  • Caterpillar Inc.

    100 North East Adams Street
    Peoria , IL
    US , 61629

    For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2016 sales and revenues of $38.537 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment

    Read more

Latest News

Tags
Attachments

Cat multi-processors feature quick-change jaws, greater cutting/crushing forces, increased speed, durable design

The new multi-processor models are designed with

Three new Cat MP332, MP345 and MP365 Multi-Processor models are heavy-duty, high-production tools that accept multiple interchangeable jaws for taking on a variety of specialized demolition tasks. The new models, compared with previous models, can cycle 50 percent faster and generate up to 19 percent greater cutting/crushing forces. An innovative locking system enables a single operator to typically change jaw types in 15 minutes or less, using only standard hand tools. An included stand securely and stably holds unused jaw sets.

  • Concrete Cutter: outer jaw cracks concrete, inner jaw shears steel
  • Demolition: cracks thick concrete structures
  • Pulverizer: crushes concrete, separates rebar
  • Shear: cuts structural steel, pipe, cable
  • Tank Shear: cleanly cuts tanks or plate steel at right angle on three sides
  • Universal: cuts steel and crushes concrete

Read More

Tags
Shows & Events

Hyundai to exhibit upgrades and new attachments at World of Concrete 2019

The 197-hp Hyundai HL955 wheel loader displayed at World of Concrete will feature the Hyundai exclusive AAMV (All-Around View Monitoring) system that uses four cameras to provide a 360-degree-surround virtual operating view of the wheel loader's working environment.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas will feature a variety of recently upgraded models and newly available third-party attachments at World of Concrete (Booth C7027). The company is also displaying its Hyundai HX130LCR hydraulic excavator for the first time since the model's recent introduction.

Read More

Tags
Shows & Events

Honda Power Equipment to display generators and pumps at World of Concrete

Among the Honda generators highlighted at this year's show will be the all-new Honda EU2200i Super Quiet Series generator that offers tremendous value to users, delivering 10 percent more power (200 watts) than the EU2000i it replaces—all at the same price.

At World of Concrete, the Honda Power Equipment team will showcase a number of its power products for commercial applications at its outdoor booth #O31200. Front and centre will be the Honda comprehensive line of generators – models providing smooth, dependable power for construction, rental, emergency and recreation applications. All Honda generators are powered by advanced Honda four-stroke engines and incorporate technology that make Honda generators among the world's quietest.

Read More

Tags
Shows & Events

Honda Engines to unveil new additions to commercial engine lineup at World of Concrete

At World of Concrete 2019, January 22-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #C4341, the Honda Engines team will unveil powerful new additions to its general purpose commercial engine lineup—models that offer commercial construction and turf industry customers more versatile power and greater adaptability with exceptional fuel efficiency in a compact package.

At World of Concrete 2019, the Honda Engines team will unveil powerful new additions to its general purpose commercial engine lineup – models that offer commercial construction and turf industry customers more versatile power and greater adaptability with exceptional fuel efficiency in a compact package.

  • The Cyclone Air Cleaner, available on the Honda GX160, GX200, GX270 and GX390 engine models, features a smaller footprint and a more compact design than the legacy cleaner it replaced. The Cyclone Air Cleaner fits within the overall engine shape and targets OEM applications where overall engine dimensions are critical.
  • The Honda GXR120 general purpose engine, a model uniquely developed as an ideal source of power for rammers – equipment used to compact soil or other granular material. Offered as a second power option to the reliable GX100 engine, the GXR120 engine is designed to provide superb durability and reliability for heavy-duty applications.
  • Offering the same quality and durability attributes of the GX series engines, GX Pressure Washer Optimized Industrial Series engines are specifically designed for direct-drive pressure washer applications; the Optimized series is available with Honda GX160, GX200, GX270 and GX390 engines. The model lineup delivers Honda's smooth and reliable power, maximized engine performance at wide-open throttle and increased power output in the GX200 and GX390 series engines. These engines also offer a fixed throttle, enabling superior performance, making them ideal for the rental market.

Read More

Tags
Earthmoving

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. 

Read More

Tags
Cranes & Lifts
Construction Technologies

JLG expands its BIM library to include all equipment models

BIM is an intelligent 3D-model-based process that gives architecture and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure projects.

JLG Industries, Inc. has expanded its BIM (building information modelling) library to now include the company's compact crawler booms, making the full JLG product line available for download on www.bimobject.com, an industry leading platform for BIM, with select models available directly through JLG.com.

Read More

Tags
Construction Technologies

CostTrax time and materials tracking software features built-in cost-control and compliance

CostTrax is entirely web-based and requires no software to download — it can be accessed from any computer or device with an internet connection.

CostTrax, powered by EquipmentWatch, is a new software solution that streamlines reporting, automatically flags questionable expenses, and ensures every reimbursement request is 100 percent compliant.

Read More

Tags
Industry News

Husky ends pursuit of MEG Energy after offer expires

Potential divestment of Husky’s retail business and Prince George Refinery will continue; proceeds provide for enhanced cash returns to shareholders and accelerating organic growth investments.

Husky Energy has announced that its offer for MEG Energy expired on January 16 and that the minimum tender condition was not met. Due to insufficient MEG Board and shareholder support, Husky has decided not to extend its offer.

Read More

Tags
C&D Recycling

Metso to expand NW Rapid crushing plant range

The NW Rapid series models are electric driven and they have Metso's IC(TM) Series crushing automation as a standard feature.

Metso is introducing new higher capacity models to its popular wheel-mounted Metso NW Rapid series. In addition to a bigger jaw crusher model, the NW Rapid units are now also available with a variety of robust cone crushers, including the first model with the MX crusher. Easily transportable using standard prime movers, over a thousand NW Rapid models have already been sold into aggregates and C&D recycling applications.

Read More

Tags
Light Equipment

Generac's new extended run fuel system allows for longer operating hours

The extended run fuel system includes a fuel pump switch, external diesel supply port, external DEF supply port and a DEF power receptacle.

Generac Mobile users can extend their Tier 4 Final generator run time with a new extended run fuel system. The system makes it easy to connect external fuel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tanks to the generator for longer run times. The system is optional on all Generac Mobile Tier 4 Final diesel generators starting at 75 kVA and up.

Read More

Loadscan launch new conveyor belt scanner at AGG1/WOA

The LVS and CVS systems both utilise laser scanning technology, combined with proprietary software, to measure the exact volume of the material (either loaded in a truck/ trailer bin or flowing on a conveyor belt).

Loadscan will show their recently launched conveyor volume scanner (CVS) at the NSSGA's AGG1 expo in Indianapolis. This year Loadscan will be showcasing its CVS alongside the well-known load volume scanner (LVS) on 12-14 February 2019 at booth 39063.

Read More

Tags
Industry News

Hyundai Construction adds Butler Equipment to North American distribution network

Butler Equipment currently services the compact construction and landscape market in central Connecticut and Hyundai will allow them to better service their customer base along with new customers' needs for larger equipment.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has expanded its North American authorized dealer network with the addition of Butler Equipment LLC. Butler will be offering Hyundai Construction Equipment at their West Hartford, Connecticut, location.

Read More

Tags
Telematics

Skyjack's ELEVATE off-highway telematics solution takes home LLEAP Award

This is the 13th year for these awards, and their focus is to shed light on noteworthy innovations that propel the industry forward.

Skyjack took home a Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Award last month. The OEM's off-highway telematics solution, ELEVATE, won in the category of OEM Features or Essential Components. The mobile first solution was launched in early 2018 and Skyjack says that it has since garnered attention from rental companies and associations worldwide.

Read More

Tags
Industry News
Cranes & Lifts

Link-Belt recognizes top five North American crane distributors

“This crane has the small footprint and long boom needed for this facility,” said North Anna Facilities Support Superintendent, Kenneth Boyd.

Mike Ogle, Link-Belt's manager of North American Sales, has announced the company's top five distributors for 2018. These distributors were selected on the basis of overall performance in the marketing and sales of Link-Belt cranes. Their ability to sell cranes is not only a reflection of a superior product but also their outstanding customer service, long-term financial stability and solid reputation in the industry.

Read More

Tags
Industry News

Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in wireless electric charging

Volvo Group Venture Capital is constantly on the look-out for new investments with innovative and entrepreneurial companies supporting the Volvo Group business and its transformation - especially in the areas of electromobility, autonomous vehicles and connectivity. – Volvo Group

Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, a subsidiary of the Volvo Group, announced an investment in Momentum Dynamics Inc - a leading company in high power wireless charging of electric vehicles.

Read More

Tags
Earthmoving

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.

Read More

Tags
Industry News
Shows & Events
Trucking

New work trucks and equipment rolling out at The Work Truck Show 2019

Show attendees will have the opportunity to check out products from 26 first-time exhibitors in a special New Exhibitor Pavilion that opens an hour before the exhibit hall on Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7. It’s located across from the Hall I exhibit hall entrance.

More than 100 companies have already announced plans to introduce new work trucks and equipment at Work Truck Week 2019.

Read More

Tags
Industry News

Superior Industries seeking distributor partners at bauma 2019

“Outside of the Americas, we’ve built successful distributor relationships in Australia, New Zealand, Russia and other regions,” says John Garrison, the manufacturer’s vice president of sales.

Superior Industries Inc., an American-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, is seeking new relationships with construction equipment dealers and distributors at bauma 2019. Before the event, distribution representatives looking to meet with Superior at bauma are asked to complete an online form at www.superior-ind.com/bauma-2019.

Read More

Tags
Trucking

Powerful performance: an in-depth report on vocational trucks

International HX

Versatile, rugged and powerful, vocational trucks are a key piece of equipment for roadbuilding, excavation, municipal work, concrete delivery, heavy hauling, crane work and other applications. These trucks have become more capable and powerful over time, and every manufacturer offers a variety of approaches to fitting them out that match up with virtually any customer requirement. Recent trends in vocational trucks have focused on getting more power to the ground with innovative transmissions, a drive to improve the driver experience to ensure companies can keep talented drivers longer, and assurances for body builders that upfitting can be done faster and easier.

Read More