Weekly recap: Doosan reveals new name, Volvo’s first electric roadbuilding machine, and more
This week, Doosan released its new brand name, Mack brightened up the look and LEDs of its Mack Granite vocational truck, and Kubota added a new machine to its KX Series of compact excavators. Plus, both Volvo CE and JCB will debut new zero-carbon emission technologies at CONEXPO 2023. Here are five articles from this week you won't want to miss.
Lighter, easier to transport Kubota compact excavator joins KX series lineup
The Kubota KX030-4 is the latest addition to its KX Series of compact excavators. The KX030-4 is part of Kubota's 2- to 3-ton segment. The machine has been lightened to make trailering and transport between job sites easier and offers greater breakout and lifting force. An auto-downshift feature allows the operator to travel at 2nd speed and make turns without having to manually downshift, increasing job site travel speed.
Find out more about Kubota's KX030-4 compact excavator in the full article.
JCB's hydrogen combustion engine to make international debut
JCB is set to showcase its hydrogen combustion technology on the international stage for the first time ever with a debut in North America. The wraps will come off JCB's brand new hydrogen combustion engine – the company's zero-carbon emissions solution for construction and agricultural equipment – at CONEXPO 2023 as part of the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) booth.
Learn more about JCB's hydrogen combustion engine in the full article.
Doosan is now DEVELON
The familiar brand of orange construction equipment known as Doosan will now be called DEVELON throughout the world. Under the new brand name, the company says it will continue providing equipment and technology that exceed expectations. The name DEVELON was chosen to convey the company's drive to develop onward to bring innovative solutions to the construction equipment industry through technological transformation and the development of equipment and services.
Find out more about DEVELON in the full article.
Mack brightens up Granite vocational truck with new look and LED headlights
Mack has debuted a refreshed version of the Mack Granite vocational truck at World of Concrete 2023. The truck comes with an updated chrome grille and self-heating LED headlamps that offer brighter illumination. The new LED technology is designed to fully illuminate the road and job site, including the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle. The brighter lights help to reduce eye fatigue while letting operators detect objects sooner. Safety is also improved during daylight driving through new, integrated amber daytime running lights that double as turn signals.
Learn more about the updated Mack Granite in the full article.
Asphalt compactor becomes first Volvo electric machine for roadbuilding
Volvo Construction Equipment will have another electric debut at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 – its first electric machine for the roadbuilding sector. The DD25 Electric double-drum asphalt compactor will make its first appearance at the event in March. The DD25 is based on the same technology and components as Volvo's ECR25 Electric compact excavator and the L25 Electric compact wheel loader. The DD25 is zero-emission and is ideal for job sites that are strict with emissions regulations or contractors aiming to reduce the emissions of their operation.
Find out more about Volvo CE's DD25 Electric double-drum asphalt compactor in the full article.
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