Archive | June, 2012

Broderson Delivers 10,000th Crane

This month, Broderson Mfg. Corp., Lenexa, Kan., celebrated the delivery of its 10,000th unit since the company was established in 1973. The IC-80, an 18,000-pound capacity industrial crane, has represented the core of Broderson’s product line for 30 years. Popular in rental fleets, the 10,000th unit was ordered by Scott Equipment Co., Monroe, La. This […]

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JCB Engine Recalibration Can Go Backwards, Forwards

JCB today revealed further details of its Tier 4 Interim diesel engine recalibration, which will “de-tier” these engines, making them useable in non-regulated countries where ultra-low sulfur diesel is not yet available. A software code change JCB says will take “minutes” at an authorized JCB dealer will reset the engines, eliminating concerns over reselling the […]

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Komatsu Enhances Comfort on Mining Dozers

Komatsu has released a ride enhancement package for its D375A-6 and D475A-5EO mining dozers to improve its reputation in the comfort stakes. Komatsu Australia’s bulldozers and excavators product manager, David Laidlaw, said a number of significant modifications to the undercarriage, as well as the cab mountings had been made to address perception on comfort and […]

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Machine Cost Linked Directly to Age

Most of us will agree that the hourly cost of a machine is strongly influenced by how much we use it and how long we keep it. Use it little or keep it for a short time, and cost per hour will be high because owning costs are high; keep it for a very long […]

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Volvo MC60C, MC70C, MC85C, MC95C, MCT85C Skid Steer Loaders

Volvo has added five models to its C Series skid steer and compact track loader lines: MC60C, MC70C, MC85C and MC95C skid steers, and the MCT85C tracked unit. The MC60C and MC70C are radial lift models, and the others are vertical lift. Volvo units have a single loader arm, which allows for side entry and […]

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A Case of Exceptional Quality, Performance, and Customer Focus: Case Dozers

  In the United States, customer choice is a way of life. It is apparent in all establishments from the grocery store to the equipment dealership. Of the dozens of heavy equipment manufacturersin America, only one has a history extending before the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, successful operations in both agriculture and construction, and a […]

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Liebherr Launches Telecrawler and AT Cranes at Customer Days

In a dramatic display of its strength and breadth of products, Liebherr, Enhingen, Germany showcased several new cranes at its triennial Customer Days, held June 13 and 14 at its plant in Ehingen. While two new products were unveiled—a 242-ton telescopic crawler and an 856-ton AT—stealing the show was the LR 13000, a 3,307-ton crawler […]

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Atlas Copco CC 6000 Shear

The CC 6000 shear has been added to Atlas Copco’s CombiCutter line. It has a service weight of 14,330 pounds and is designed for carriers in the 127,890- to 187,425-pound class. It has two movable jaws with two main hydraulic cylinders, and is available with either universal jaws or steel cutting jaws. The CC 6000 […]

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Sign Up to Compete in Regional Rodeo Qualifiers for the 2012 Crane Operator Rodeo

For the third year, the Crane Operator Rodeo competition returns this fall with a new twist: Operators across the country will compete in their region before heading to the final event in Orlando, Fla. The national championship will take place October 27-28 at the Ritchie Bros. Sign Up To  Compete in the Regional Rodeo Qualifiers […]

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Gradall XL 5300 III Excavator

Weighing 51,216 pounds, the XL 5300 III excavator is Gradall’s largest. Maximum reach is 33 feet, 10 inches at grade, and maximum dig depth is 24 feet, 7 inches. Rated bucket breakout force is 25,405 pounds, and the rated boom force is 24,941 pounds. Full-time, four-wheel-drive transfer case delivers power from the hydraulic drive motor […]

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Dynapac CA5000, CA5500, CA6000, CA6500 Vibratory Rollers

Four new models are added to Dynapac CA-series single-drum vibratory rollers. The CA5000, CA5500, CA6000 and CA6500 have optimized drum amplitude and Automatic Bouncing Control. Drum amplitude is 0.083 inch, which allows rock fill to be compacted in layers almost 9-feet thick with rock up to 3 feet in diameter, the company says. Automatic Bouncing […]

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Going Mobile to Manage Equipment

There is no doubt that equipment is one of the largest cost centres for most contractors. With often hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars worth of bulldozers, cranes, excavators, graders, skidders, and so on, construction companies have been driven in recent years to manage this major capital expense more efficiently. Making the initial financial […]

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