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Weekly recap: Liebherr’s zero-emission crawler crane, McCloskey’s telematics system, and more

Weekly recap: Liebherr’s zero-emission crawler crane, McCloskey’s telematics system, and more

With Pronto AI providing Bell Trucks America with autonomous technology and McCloskey International's latest telematics system, technology stood out this week in the industry. In other news, Liebherr has introduced a new battery-operated zero-emission crawler crane and KOBELCO's new excavator features 18 percent increased torque. Plus, John Deere has acquired three Deere-Hitachi factories. Here are five articles from this week that you won't want to miss.

Bell Trucks of America is known for providing North America with articulated dump trucks and tracked carrier products.

Pronto AI to provide Bell Trucks America with autonomous technology for articulated dump trucks

Pronto AI will now provide Bell Trucks America with autonomous technology for articulated dump trucks. This agreement comes after months of dedicated work on the project to deliver autonomous drive technology to Bell Trucks. Pronto AI's advanced autonomous driving and driver safety technologies will now be available to Bell Trucks customers in the U.S. and Mexico.

You can watch the video showing Pronto AI's autonomous technology operating on the job site in the full article.

Maintenance is easy for the SK210LC-11 with a standard radiator clean-out screen that prevents larger material from plugging the radiators and can be easily removed for cleaning.

New KOBELCO excavator features 18 percent increased torque over previous generation

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA Inc. has launched the new SK210LC-11 to its lineup of construction machinery. This next generation -11 series machine offers ideal performance, efficiency, and productivity. Equipped with a Tier 4 Final Yanmar engine, the new SK210LC-11 delivers 160 net HP and 577 lb-ft of torque at 1,500 rpm, which is an 18 percent increase in torque over the previous model.

Find out if KOBELCO's latest excavator fits the needs of your operation in the full article.

With the completion of this acquisition, John Deere now controls its excavator design, product, and feature updates.

John Deere acquires Deere-Hitachi factories, starts new supply agreements

John Deere has acquired full ownership of three Deere-Hitachi joint venture factories and has begun new license and supply agreements with Hitachi Construction Machinery. The two companies have ended their joint venture manufacturing and marketing agreements. The changes were announced in August 2021 and were contingent upon regulatory approvals. The former joint venture factories will continue to manufacture Deere-branded construction excavators and forestry equipment.

You can find out the latest news about John Deere and Hitachi's dissolution in the full article.

365SiteConnex is available through McCloskey dealerships as a subscribed service.

Monitor crushers, screeners, and stackers with McCloskey International's new telematics system

McCloskey International's new 365SiteConnex, a telematics solution for monitoring of McCloskey products, is based on communication technologies to collect, analyze, and deliver information on crushers, screeners, and stackers customers rely on to produce their products with the least amount of downtime.​ 365SiteConnex is easily accessible across devices and grouped in easy-to-navigate pages, including engine and feeder data, diagnostics, and event logs. The program will be offered on crushers and screeners initially, with stacker compatibility to follow.

You can watch the video detailing McCloskey's new telematics system in the full article.

The LR 1160.1 has a battery capacity that is designed for eight hours of lifting operation.

Liebherr's new quiet and zero-emission battery-operated crawler crane

The Liebherr LR 1160.1 unplugged is, what Liebherr says is, one of the world's first battery-operated crawler cranes. The electro-hydraulic drive has the same performance specifications as the diesel engine version. The LR 1160.1 unplugged is a zero-emission machine and is extremely quiet. This allows the crane to be used in noise-sensitive regions.

You can learn more about Liebherr's battery-operated zero-emission crawler crane in the full article.

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1186 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA
US, 94103-3927


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8111 Mills Rd
Houston, TX
US, 77064


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1 McCloskey Road
Keene, ON
CA, K9J 0G6


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One John Deere Place
Moline, IL
US, 61265


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