Weekly recap: Kubota Canada’s new headquarters, Komatsu and Moog’s all-electric compact wheel loader, and more
Electric power is a significant focus for many companies showcasing new equipment at bauma 2022. Both Liebherr and Komatsu will showcase pieces of electric equipment at the trade show. Liebherr will focus on its series of unplugged machines while Komatsu will showcase an all-electric compact wheel loader prototype. In other news, Kubota Canada has opened a new corporate headquarters in Pickering, Ontario. John Deere has expanded performance tiering options with four new large wheel loader models. Epiroc has launched a new long-hole production drill rig that tracks and evaluates performance automatically. Here are five articles from this week you won't want to miss.
Komatsu and Moog to demonstrate all-electric compact wheel loader prototype at bauma 2022
Moog Inc. and Komatsu have collaborated to build a fully electric compact wheel loader. The companies will demonstrate the connected and automation-ready, zero-emission, battery-powered machine at bauma 2022 in the Komatsu demo area. The compact wheel loader utilizes Moog's machine electrification system which includes an electric traction motor; lift, tilt, and steering electric cylinders; power electronics; system control computer; and a battery management system.
Find out more about the collaboration between Moog and Komatsu in the full article.
Kubota Canada opens new corporate headquarters in Pickering, Ontario
Kubota Canada Ltd. has celebrated opening a new Canadian corporate headquarters and distribution facility in Pickering, Ontario. The new facility uses 500,000 square feet of industrial warehouse space and 65,000 square feet of office, meeting, and training space on three floors. The facility was built due to an $80 million investment from Kubota.
Learn more about Kubota Canada's new corporate headquarters in the full article.
John Deere expands large wheel loader performance tiering options with four new models
John Deere has launched its new lineup of large wheel loaders as part of its performance tiering strategy. Now available in the U.S. and Canada, the 744 P-tier, 824 P-tier, 844 P-tier, and the new 904 P-tier wheel loaders offer new productivity features, ideal operator comfort, and updated serviceability to help improve machine uptime. To improve machine performance while heading into piles, all P-tier loaders include a standard lockup torque converter that adds additional torque during operation and increases shift quality.
Learn more about John Deere's P-tier large wheel loaders in the full article.
Growing unplugged series leads electromobility efforts for Liebherr at bauma
Sustainability and electric power are key components of the Liebherr display at bauma 2022. The company plans to use its home show as a demonstration of its unplugged series of equipment along with other highlights. Two new piling rigs are being introduced under the unplugged banner, the LRH 100.1 and LRH 200. These machines have a 200 kWh battery pack that allows operation for four to five hours in average pile driving applications. Liebherr is also introducing unplugged models of its LB 25 and LB 30 drill rigs.
Learn more about Liebherr's focus on electric power at bauma 2022 in the full article.
Epiroc's new long-hole production drill rig automatically tracks and evaluates performance
Epiroc's new long-hole production drill rig for medium to large-sized drifts, the Simba E70 S, offers automation features and ideal drilling quality. It also uses Epiroc's step-by-step optimization program that continuously improves how the machine is utilized in the mining process. The Simba E70 S can track and evaluate its performance, then optimize accordingly. This is made possible by production reporting, the first step in Epiroc's optimization program.
Find out more about Epiroc's Simba E70 S in the full article.
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