Weekly recap: new Bobcat battery-electric compact excavator, compact utility loader cold weather prep, and more
With bauma 2022 taking place this week, many companies took the opportunity to showcase new equipment. One of the companies that showcased a new piece of equipment was Bobcat who debuted a new battery-electric compact excavator at the trade show.
In other news, Volvo has introduced a total cost of ownership tool for battery-electric trucks, and Toro has shared tips to prepare compact utility loaders for winter weather. Plus, one Kelowna contractor has embraced technology to expand and succeed, and Trimble has introduced a Roadworks update for Vögele asphalt pavers. Here are five articles from this week you won't want to miss.
Bobcat adds third compact excavator to its battery-electric fleet
The electric fleet offered by Bobcat grew on the first day of bauma 2022 as the company unveiled its latest compact excavator, the E19e. The third battery-electric excavator in the Bobcat fleet, the E19e fits into the line between the E10e and E32e. The E19e is expected to run for four hours of continuous operation on one charge and can charge from a standard 120-volt outlet. Eight hours is required to fully charge the pack. Bobcat says that each charge can support common daily work operations for a full day of operation during intermittent use or a typical work day for most contractors.
Learn more about Bobcat's new battery-electric compact excavator in the full article.
Cold weather prep for compact utility loaders
For many contractors, winter is a challenging season. Lower temperatures, snow, ice, and frozen ground mean extra steps on the job site. When equipped with the right attachments, compact utility loaders (CULs) can be particularly useful in the winter. These machines can quickly remove snow or easily spread salt. But cold weather can cause issues with starting equipment, machine performance, and more. With a little bit of know-how, many of these potential problems can be avoided.
Get the know-how to avoid potential winter equipment problems in the full article.
How one Kelowna contractor embraced technology to expand and succeed
Earthmoving and construction have changed a lot over the years and keeping up with that change is challenging in itself. Dig It Contracting, a contractor in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, has embraced the advancements technology brings to the job site. Machine control is one of the technologies that Dig It Contracting has embraced and it has brought lower labour costs, easier machine operability, and increased productivity.
Learn more about Dig It Contracting's operation in the full article.
Trimble Roadworks update for Vögele asphalt pavers a step towards autonomy
Trimble has introduced Horizontal Steering Control for Vögele Navitronic asphalt pavers in Roadworks version 2.10. The system automatically steers properly equipped Vögele pavers and controls the screed width according to a 3D design. This auto steering and screed control functionality provides higher quality and more accurate paving faster and with less operator fatigue than on traditional machines. The system can be used for highways, runways, residential subdivisions, city and rural roads, and more.
Find out more about Trimble Roadworks' update for Vögele asphalt pavers in the full article.
Volvo Trucks North America introduces total cost of ownership tool for battery-electric trucks
Volvo Trucks North America has introduced a new electromobility total cost of ownership (TCO) tool to support users to make fact-based decisions about the business impact of purchasing and operating zero-tailpipe emission battery-electric trucks. Evaluating the TCO of operating a commercial vehicle requires the consideration of multiple fixed and variable costs throughout the vehicle's lifetime, including purchase price, maintenance, fueling, funding, tax credits, and other factors. Through the TCO tool, potential electric adopters can see the bigger picture, allowing for better long-term purchasing decisions that help promote the decision to transition to zero-tailpipe emission vehicles.
Learn more about Volvo's total cost of ownership tool for battery-electric trucks in the full article.
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