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Weekly recap: Doosan's next-generation mini excavator series, Volvo updates wheel loader productivity software, and more

Weekly recap: Doosan's next-generation mini excavator series, Volvo updates wheel loader productivity software, and more

With Doosan launching four new machines in its next-generation -7 Series, the mini excavator stood out this week. Along with the focus on mini excavators, Volvo updated its wheel loader productivity software to include a bevy of new features and Navistar updated its medium-duty vehicle series with snowplow capabilities. Among other news, Sunbelt Rentals placed an order for 700 Ford F-150 Lightning trucks and LBX appointed a new vice president and chief financial officer. Here are five articles from this week you won't want to miss.

The Doosan -7 Series mini excavators come with a newly designed platform to improve structural durability.

Doosan launches new line of next-generation mini excavators in North America

Doosan Infracore North America has launched its new line of next-generation -7 Series mini excavators in the United States and Canada. The initial launch includes four models with more mini excavators to come. The first four excavator models include the zero tail swing DX27Z-7, DX35Z-7, and DX50Z-7, as well as the reduced tail swing DX55R-7. These mini excavators also have, for the first time on Doosan mini excavators, a standard telematics system available.

Find out if any of Doosan's latest mini excavators can fill a need in your fleet in the full article.

The 14,700-lb. front axle and suspension were designed with the snowplow application in mind.

Navistar updates medium-duty vehicle series with snowplow capabilities

Navistar's medium-duty International MV Series has been updated to support snowplow applications. The redesigned truck now offers a chassis configuration specifically focused on plows as well as improved packaging for easy integration. Safety and uptime enhancements are also included. The design allows for multiple configurations including hose reel and winch applications.

You can learn more about Navistar's snowplow capability update in the full article.

Another new feature is Operator Tips which provides feedback at the end of a shift, including a QR code that links to a relevant instructional video on anything that can be improved.

Volvo CE expands wheel loader productivity software features with new weighing modes

Volvo CE has expanded its wheel loader productivity software, Load Assist, with new functions. The update includes new modes within the On-Board Weighing app, the Operator Coaching Advanced app, and the Quick Tips feature. Load Assist is a suite of apps operated by the Volvo in-cab display. One of the popular apps is On-Board Weighing which has been updated to include two new weighing modes: a simplified mode and a low load mode.

Learn about Volvo's wheel loader software updates in the full article.

Sunbelt Rentals is actively investing in new low- and zero-carbon technologies for both its on-road fleet and rental equipment.

Sunbelt Rentals orders 700 Ford electric pickup trucks to help electrify on-road fleet

Sunbelt Rentals has expanded its electric on-road fleet with the order of 700 Ford F-150 Lightning trucks. The purchase of the trucks will contribute to Sunbelt Rentals' goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensity by 35 percent by 2030. With the purchase, Sunbelt Rentals will also purchase and install Level 2 wall-mount chargers at employee homes for more efficient charging. With a fully charged battery and 1,000 pounds of payload, the Ford Lightning is expected to cover 230 miles between charges.

Learn more about Sunbelt Rentals' Ford F-150 Lightning order in the full article.

Mike Reynolds will take over as vice president and chief financial officer at LBX company.

LBX appoints Mike Reynolds as vice president and chief financial officer

LBX Company has promoted Mike Reynolds to vice president and chief financial officer. Reynolds joined LBX in 2013 as the corporate controller. In 2017, he became human resources director and was promoted in 2020 to senior director of operations and administration. With 14 years of prior experience in manufacturing and six years of corporate administration experience, Reynolds has held several key management roles in his career.

Learn more about LBX's latest appointment in the full article.

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