Weekly recap: JCB’s first-ever rotating telehandler, a fossil-free steel vehicle, the benefits of digital tools and more
Equipment releases are always something to look forward to. This week we saw a new rotating telehandler, a vehicle made from fossil-free steel, new utility vehicles and more. Below are five articles from this week you don't want to miss.
JCB North America launches its first-ever rotating telehandler
JCB North America has launched the company's first ever rotating telescopic handler range. Rotating machines with heavier lift capacities have grown more popular across the globe. Offering a maximum 12,000-pound (5.5-tonnes) lift capacity and a maximum working height of 83ft (25.5m).
Find out more product specifications and features of the 512-83R rotating telescopic handler in the full article.
How digital tools can help manage construction equipment and improve job site productivity
United Rentals has shared tips on how companies can better manage construction equipment and improve worksite productivity using digital solutions. Digital solutions include telematics, online self-service tools and fleet management. Each tool allows construction teams to find what they need and do what they need, no matter where they are or what device or tool is being used.
Discover how digital tools can improve your job site in the full article.
Volvo unveils world's first concept vehicle made from fossil-free steel
Volvo Group has revealed the world's first concept vehicle, a load carrier, made of fossil-free steel from SSAB. During a green steel collaboration event, it was also announced that more vehicles will follow in 2022 in what will be a series of concept vehicles and components using fossil-free steel from SSAB. Volvo Group is on the path to be climate-neutral and to achieve net zero value chain greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.
Watch Volvo's fossil-free steel vehicle premiere in the full article.
Polaris expands line of work utility vehicles with new mid-size model
Polaris Commercial has designed the Pro XD UTV for lighter payloads, tighter spaces and enhanced comfort. The vehicle comes in two and four-seat versions with a 500-pound capacity cargo bed and is intended for use in all-terrain and all-weather utility or people movement for applications like construction, events set-up, landscaping and facilities and grounds maintenance.
Find out if the Pro XD UTV is your fleet's next utility vehicle in the full article.
Komatsu wheel offers increased productivity for forestry and construction applications
The new 299 horsepower Komatsu WA480-8 wheel loader is designed to be a three-pass match for loading aggregate and other processed materials onto highway trucks. The machine can also be adapted for use in infrastructure, forestry and non-residential construction applications. Features on the WA480-8 wheel loader enhance its versatility, making it suitable for truck loading, carrying, stockpiling and hopper charging applications.
Find out if your forestry or construction job site could benefit from a Komatsu WA480-8 wheel loader in the full article.
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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.