Big, fast and productive were all good descriptors of Caterpillar's No. 14 motor grader. The No. 14 broke onto the scene as a large machine capable of a variety of jobs, and the series B kept that reputation up, as shown by this vintage video from the late 1950s. Watch for an interesting look at what could be called an automated grading system, too!
Searching for the best-performing excavator? Your search ends here. We tested the Volvo EC350E and EC380E against a leading competitor in three different tests: trenching, truck loading and lifting capacity at reach. The results show a 20% difference in cost-per-ton, a 15% difference in tons-per-hour and a 12% difference in both operating costs and lifting capacity. See the results and put an end to your search for the best excavator.