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Weekly recap: new reduced tail swing excavators from Takeuchi and LBX, JLG’s new rotating telehandler line, and more

Weekly recap: new reduced tail swing excavators from Takeuchi and LBX, JLG’s new rotating telehandler line, and more

This week was full of new equipment. LBX launched a new shortened tail swing excavator, Takeuchi has released an excavator with a maximum breakout force of 22,256 pounds, and JLG released a new line of rotating telehandlers in North America. Plus, John Deere's new scraper earthmoving technology can display real-time volume measurements and Volvo CE broke ground on a new technician training centre in Pennsylvania. Here are five articles from this week you won't want to miss.

The three new JLG models have nearly identical base configurations, though the R1370 and R1385 have four-section booms, while the R11100 has a five-section boom.

JLG launches three new rotating telehandler models in North America

JLG Industries now offers three new rotating telehandlers, the R1370, R1385, and R11100. This new range has capacities ranging from 11,000 to 13,000 pounds and maximum reach heights of 67 to 97 feet, with the R11100 being JLG's highest reaching telehandler to date. These machines can also complete work done by MEWPs when equipped with a platform attachment or rough-terrain cranes when equipped with a truss boom.

Find out all you need to know about JLG's three rotating telehandlers in the full article.

There are now 4 work modes, all with varying levels of selectable rpm settings giving the operator more options for the level of work they are trying to complete.

LBX launches new shortened tail swing excavator ideal for road construction, residential excavation, and more

LBX Company has launched the Link-Belt 355 X4S excavator for North America.  This machine is the first model of the upcoming X4S Series, which builds on the X4 Series, adding functionality and new features. It's also the largest minimum swing radius excavator in LBX's Link-Belt product lineup. The 355 X4S is ideal for road construction and maintenance, residential or commercial excavation, site prep, and more.

Learn more about LBX's latest Link-Belt excavator in the full article.

The TB2150R excavator is powered by a 114 hp DEUTZ TCD3.6L4 engine that delivers 338 ft-lb of torque.

New reduced tail swing Takeuchi excavator has a maximum breakout force of 22,256 pounds

Takeuchi has launched the company's latest excavator, the TB2150R. This new model is one of Takeuchi's largest excavators, second only to the TB2150. The TB2150R has an operating weight of 34,215 pounds, a maximum bucket breakout force of 22,256 pounds, and a maximum arm digging force of 13,490 pounds. The new excavator offers three working modes, allowing operators to match the working mode to specific applications.

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

Available for installation on single, double, or triple scraper systems, the Earthmoving Productivity System can be retrofitted on all D-Series scrapers.

John Deere's new scraper earthmoving technology displays real-time volume measurements

John Deere has launched the Earthmoving Productivity System, which is now available for scraper and earthmoving customers looking to enhance the measurement accuracy of volume loaded into a scraper in real-time. The Earthmoving Productivity System transfers data directly to the JDLink Dashboard, enabling increased accuracy for job bidding and billing. The Earthmoving Productivity System takes images from inside the scraper and displays them to the operator, all while calculating the yardage being loaded.

Catch up on John Deere's latest technology in the full article.

Training opportunities will primarily be for Volvo dealer technicians and will include technical courses on equipment as well as technology and services like machine control systems and advanced telematics.

Volvo CE breaks ground on $6.4 million North American technician training centre

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has broken ground on a new $6.4 million technician training centre at the company's North American headquarters in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Scheduled to open in early 2023, the facility will host in-person and virtual training courses for heavy equipment technicians. The training facility will be an extension of the 40-acre Volvo CE Customer Center and include new machine bays, classrooms, and a virtual lab with video augmented reality and other technologies.

Learn more about Volvo CE's new technician training centre in the full article.

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2004 Buck Lane
Lexington, KY
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519 Bonnie Valentine Way
Pendergrass, GA
US, 30567


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304 Volvo Way
Shippensburg, PA
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1 JLG Drive
McConnellsburg, PA
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One John Deere Place
Moline, IL
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