Bobcat has launched the world's first 1 tonne electric mini-excavator at Bauma 2019. Combining zero emissions, low noise and a width of just 71 cm, Bobcat's new E10e battery-powered, zero tail swing (ZTS) mini-excavator can easily pass through standard doors and in and out of lifts, making it ideal for indoor applications such as demolition and basement construction.
Caterpillar to introduce 20 new machines at bauma
The company aims to Rewrite the Rules of the jobsite
Caterpillar and its German dealer, Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH, will exhibit a wide range of equipment, technology, and services at bauma Munich, April 8–14, 2019. Rewrite the Rules is the Caterpillar theme, and the company says that displays will emphasize the renewed efficiencies and profitability that equipment users gain when partnering with Caterpillar – a partner providing customers the widest choice of machines, the best connectivity for managing machines and the jobsite, and the most advanced technology for increasing fuel efficiency. Caterpillar resources empower and encourage customers to "rewrite the rules" for their businesses.
Caterpillar will display 64 machines, 20 of them new introductions – the most new products Caterpillar has ever introduced at bauma Munich. The Caterpillar display will occupy more than 9,000 square metres in the main indoor exhibit in hall B6.
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Illustrating the depth of machine choices for customers who partner with Caterpillar are the new D6 models, available in a broad choice of configurations and updated technologies for next-level versatility and performance. The D6 XE is the world's first high-drive electric-drive dozer offering up to 35 percent better fuel efficiency than its D6T predecessor and the quick dirt-moving ability of constant power to the ground.
The wheel loaders also illustrate Caterpillar choice – not only offering a wide selection of model sizes, but also giving customers a choice of drivetrain design. On display are the 950 GC, 950M, 962M waste handler, 986K and 992K, plus several XE models – 966M XE, 972M XE and 988K XE.
The 966M XE and 972M XE are equipped with the Caterpillar parallel path drive system that combines hydrostatic drive with a parallel mechanical-gear path to provide a continuously variable transmission that delivers flexible ratios to run the engine at proficient operating levels, ensuring optimum efficiency and fuel economy in all operating conditions. The XE technology on the 966M XE and 972M XE offers up to 35 percent more fuel efficiency, compared with wheel loaders with conventional powershift transmission.
The 988K XE is the company's first diesel/electric-drive loader, employing a durable switched-reluctance drive motor, generator, and inverter, coupled with a mechanical gear box and axles. The 988K XE lifts fuel efficiency and productivity to new levels.
Choice continues with Cat Next Generation excavators – the new 330 GC, 330 and 336 will be showcased. The 330 and 336 are equipped with integrated Cat Connect Technology that can increase operating efficiency up to 45 percent, compared with conventional grading operations, and can enhance fuel efficiency as much as 20 percent, compared with predecessor models.
Additional models on display include the 973K track loader; and 325F, 340F UHD (ultra-high-demolition configuration), and 390F excavators. Wheel excavators will be represented with the M314F, M315F, M317F and the M318F. Material handler models include the MH3024 and MH3026.
Building Construction Products (BCP)
Five new Cat Next Generation mini hydraulic excavators in the BCP lineup are on display – 301.5, 301.6, 301.7 CR, 301.8, 302 CR – designed to provide customers the best performance, versatility, safety, operator convenience, and affordability in the smallest possible packages for 1-to-2-ton-class machines. Industry-first standard features include joystick steering (stick steer) and a tilt-up canopy or cab, as well options such as air conditioning and expandable undercarriages.
The Cat range of Next Generation mini excavators continues with three new models in the 7-to-10-ton category on display. The new models – 308 CR VAB, 309 CR, and 310 – provide a selection of basic configurations, allowing customers to choose the machine that works most efficiently in their applications, whether standard configuration, compact radius or variable-angle boom.
A concept compact wheel loader, the zero-emission 906 is powered by a lithium-ion battery with an electric drivetrain, designed, again, to give customers choice.
Additional BCP machines on display include wheel-loader models – 907M, 908M, 918M with a waste configuration, 926M in an agricultural configuration, and the 938M; a backhoe loader (444); the 226D skid steer loader; 259D compact track loader; and TH408 telehandler.
To ensure optimum efficiency, profitability, and machine protection, equipment owners must be able to monitor the location and performance of their machines – anytime, anywhere. The Caterpillar display at bauma Munich will emphasize this essential capability. Cat LINK technology provides equipment owners a choice of options that best fit individual needs and budgets, ranging from simple machine monitoring to full-fleet tracking and management.
The Cat Product Link telematics system collects data from machine assets – any type, any brand – data including, for example, asset location, engine on/off, work hours, fuel burn, and diagnostic-code alerts. New is the introduction of PL161 to track operating hours and location of work tools (see work tools paragraph). This information is available to the owner via a secure website, Cat VisionLink, which conforms to ISO standards.
Also, on display at bauma Munich will be recent examples of Caterpillar technology that further expand machine connectivity. The new, industry-first Cat App is designed to allow users remote access to telematics data – tracking machine hours, location, receiving diagnostic codes, and managing maintenance directly from their mobile phone without turning on their computer. With the operator ID feature, individual performance can be tracked and training opportunities identified. In addition, users can use their mobile phone as the digital key for starting select Next Generation Cat machines. Users can also find value in viewing telematics data and additional equipment management resources on the companion website: https://my.cat.com.
Also new is a suite of Cat Connect technologies that provides remote equipment diagnostics and software updates. Cat Remote Services includes two key offerings – Remote Troubleshoot (allows dealers to run diagnostic testing and pinpoint potential issues) and Remote Flash (allows dealers to remotely load current versions of on-board software).
Mining & off-highway trucks
For users of off-highway trucks, on display at bauma Munich will be the 777G, a 100-ton (90 mt) hauler with a Cat C32 engine rated at 945 net horsepower (704 kW) with U.S. Tier 2 equivalent emissions. The new truck features a refined cab that positions the operator seat on the left side, along with a new console with an integrated hoist and shift lever.
The new 777G provides customers a choice of bodies. The 60.1-cubic-metre dual-slope body is designed for maximum material retention on grades and has two side-board configurations available for light material, as well as a rubber liner. The X-body is designed with a flat floor to better meter material into a crusher and is available with either steel or rubber liners.
Cat articulated trucks will be represented at bauma Munich by the completely redesigned 730, weighing 22 percent less than its predecessor, the 730C, yet retaining 98 percent of its predecessor's capacity. The new truck features automatic control of traction, dumping, and retarding, as well as the Caterpillar Stability Assist system.
Caterpillar technology that keeps operators safe, comfortable and productive also will be on display at bauma Munich with the D8T dozer remote-control station. With multiple levels of remote control and even semi-autonomous operation, Cat Command for dozing is available in two configurations – an over-the-shoulder remote-control console or the remote-operator station. Operators have full control of the dozer without being exposed to job-site hazards.
Customers involved in under-ground mining will find the new R1700 loader of interest. The new underground loader handles payloads of 15 tonnes, 20 percent more than its predecessor. High breakout forces and a traction-control system increase production potential.
Engines and generator sets
A range of industrial engines meeting EU Stage V emission standards will be on display in hall A4, stand 336, including the C2.2, C3.6, and C4.4, as well as the new C13B industrial power unit and the C27. The C7.1 and C9.3B engines will be featured in hall B6.
The XQP100 generator set can either meet EU Stage IIIA emission standards or provide low fuel-consumption performance for customers in non-regulated territories. With a robust rental- or mobile-ready construction, the product line is designed to be easily transported around project sites safely and efficiently. Heavy-duty bases with integrated fork lift pockets allow the unit to be easily dragged and lifted, while Clipsal or CEE socket options are available on select models to reduce installation time and to provide trouble-free power distribution.
Work tools & ground engagement tools
Caterpillar is expanding its excavator work tools with the new GC silenced hammers, the tiltrotator, as well as the MP332 (mounted on the 340F UHD) and MP345 demolition multi-processors. The new S3050 scrap shear will represent the range of Cat shears. Caterpillar is introducing the Cat Product Link Locator PL161 which tracks the operating hours and location of work tools. From mid-2019, PL161 will be standard on most Cat work tools on excavators from 11 tonnes.
Cat Advansys is the next generation of Ground Engagement Tools for wheel loaders and excavators and features easy, hammer-less removal and installation, longer tip life, and better penetration for optimum fuel efficiency. A wide range of seven different tip options have been developed to offer the right choice of tips in every application, whether excellent penetration or high abrasion-resistant tips are required.
Yellowmark, a Caterpillar brand, offers Cat equipment owners an alternative to Cat genuine and Cat reman parts that balance reliability and convenience at a lower cost. The Yellowmark offering now includes more than 6,000 repair and replacement parts, covering drivetrain, engines, hydraulics, ground engaging tools, and undercarriage for more than 500 Cat models. Yellowmark's capabilities will be on display at bauma Munich.
Other highlights include Caterpillar services, such as flexible financing plans; extended-protection options from Cat Financial; Cat Certified Used; Cat Certified Rebuild equipment and Cat rental available through the Cat dealer network.
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Bobcat is launching a new Remote Control system for Bobcat compact loaders. This system allows operators to leave their seat in the cab and control their Bobcat loader remotely. It is compatible with Bobcat skid-steer, compact track and all wheel steer loader models equipped with the company's Selectable Joystick Controls. Bobcat is the first manufacturer to introduce a Remote Control System as original ‘Plug&Play' equipment, rather than offering it as an add-on development from a third party. The new system will be commercially available later this year.
John Deere Construction and Forestry is decreasing its annual JDLink Ultimate offering prices, providing customers with an affordable, streamlined data solution that boosts productivity and maximizes uptime. Additionally, the division is consolidating JDLink Ultimate Forestry with the larger JDLink offering.
At Bauma 2019, Liebherr presented a comprehensive range of intelligent assistance systems for selected wheel loaders from the corporate group. These include, for example, active rear person recognition, front area monitoring and the Skyview 360° camera system. These solutions increase safety and reduce the burden on the machine operator, whose everyday work with the wheel loader brings with it a significant weight of responsibility. Another assistance system is the new weighing device, which functions as a control scale over a large lifting range. All the new assistance systems have been developed by Liebherr and are therefore fully integrated into the machine control. This also applies to the new joystick steering for models from the L 526 to the L 586 XPower. The intuitive operation of the joystick enables the operator to steer accurately and without fatigue, as its position always corresponds to the wheel loader's current articulation angle.
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Topcon Positioning Group has announced a new automated edition of its 3D modular aftermarket solution for excavation — the X-53x automatic. The system uses the same components of the original system and adds hydraulic, automated control.
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Case unveils Project TETRA at bauma – concept wheel loader powered by FPT Industrial methane gas engine
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Volvo CE unveils first machines in full line of electric compact excavators and wheel loaders at bauma
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Case's all-new TV450 compact track loader is a 10,610-pound vertical-lift machine with a rated operating capacity of 4,500 pounds at 50 percent tipping load. The largest Case CTL ever built features 9,188 pounds of breakout force, and optional high-flow (3,450 psi at 39.5 gpm) and enhanced high-flow (4,000 psi at 35 gpm) hydraulics for high-power attachments such as mulching heads, stump grinders and cold planers.
These all new compact loaders from John Deere feature their Articulation Plus Steering System, a new loader arm and coupler design, and speeds that make for some pretty quick moves. Add in the 324L's optional High-Lift configuration, and these compact loaders could make a significant contribution to a company's bottom line.
John Deere to exhibit construction equipment for the first time at bauma within the Wirtgen Group booth
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Aimed at one of the most competitive segments of the excavator market, Volvo Construction Equipment's (Volvo CE) new EC200E crawler excavator is the perfect partner for a wide range of medium-duty applications. The 20-ton model is a purpose-built machine whose specifications position it between the company's existing EC220E and EC180E units in the EMEA region. Ideal for in-house operations or as part of a rental fleet, and suitable for construction, utilities, road infrastructure and more, Volvo says that the EC200E provides superior performance with excellent value, ensuring high customer profitability.
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John Deere is rolling out its new construction simulators - further bridging the gap between the classroom and jobsite. The modular update outfits the new John Deere simulators to one of six machine types: backhoe, crawler dozer, excavator, wheel loader, joystick-controlled motor grader and fingertip control motor grader.
The Moss family has been installing utilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex for almost a century. The fourth-generation family-owned business, Moss Construction Co., was founded in 1989 and became one of the largest utility contracting companies in DFW of its time. The business continued to thrive until 2008, when it was forced to close its doors due to the economic downturn.
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Berkim Construction is constructing the new Canada Post sorting facility in Burlington, Ontario. The family-owned construction company, which specializes in small-to-medium-sized projects like this one, brought the first equipment on site last October and expects to have the work completed by July.
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The completely new 800 series is the largest and most powerful loader series from the Finnish manufacturer Avant Tecno. It pushes the limits of compact loader's performance with 4,256-pound lift capacity and 11.5 feet lift height. Still, its dimensions – width 5 feet, length 11 feet, height 8 feet and weight starting from 5,500 pounds – and articulated design make the 800 series a very versatile and powerful compact loader.
ASV Holdings Inc. has introduced a new radial-lift RT-65 Posi-Track compact track loader. ASV says that they have built the loader with maximum serviceability, reliability, productivity and ASV's patented Posi-Track undercarriage for superior performance. The CTL is ideal for digging and ground engagement work in construction, excavation, landscaping, snow-clearing and rental applications.
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Cat M Series Wheel Loaders updated to offer reduced maintenance costs, improved operator comfort, payload management enhancement and new configurations
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