Archive | October, 2012

Bobcat Upgrades 700 and 800 M-Series Loader Performance, Monitoring and Emissions Controls

Building on the productivity of the Bobcat® 700 and 800 frame-size loaders, significant upgrades have been made to the skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders and all-wheel steer loader. These changes incorporate greater machine performance through enhancements such as increased breakout and lift forces, better horsepower management, shorter cycle times and simplified display navigation. Bobcat Company […]

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New Ditch Witch Directional Drills Inspired by Customer Input

The Charles Machine Works (CMW®), Inc., manufacturer of Ditch Witch® underground construction equipment, announces the release of two new directional drills: the Ditch Witch JT30 Mach 1 and JT30 All Terrain. Both drills incorporate extensive customer feedback from years of experience in all types of job conditions. The end result: drills with greater power to […]

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Case 921F Wheel Loader

Case F Series wheel loaders continue to bring to the worksite a tradition of reliability, performance, and efficiency. New powertrain and Tier 4 SCR engine technology offer significant gains in performance with up to 16 percent reduced fuel consumption per hour and the Case exclusive POWERINCH, an intelligent declutching for tight operating environments such as […]

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Komatsu Backhoe Loaders

What is a Backhoe Loader? A backhoe loader is a versatile, multipurpose machine that can be used as an excavator and as a loader and which allows you to quickly travel on the road to the jobsite. Backhoe loaders are available in various configurations, with the main difference being the steering modes (e.g., four-wheel steering […]

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Hitachi ZX130-5 Excavators

Power through the tough spots The ZX130-5 has the power to boost through the tough spots. You can count on Hitachi’s smart engineering for more productivity and increased lift capacity. And the ZX130-5 blade dramatically increases versatility – just one machine can handle your digging, backfilling and leveling needs. Product highlights Powerful new-generation Isuzu EPA […]

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Caterpillar 16M Motor Grader

The M Series Motor Grader represents a revolution in operational efficiency and overall productivity. The 16M is designed to help you build and maintain the haul roads needed to support maximum efficiency in mining operations. The 16M has set a new standard of quality to maximize your return on investment. The Caterpillar 16M Motor Grader […]

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Rock & Dirt’s Weekly Recap-

News in the Construction Equipment Industry Need a quick update on what happened last week in the construction industry? Every Monday we will provide a brief overview of some of the top stories for your consumption.   Caterpillar is proud to announce their largest LHD (load-haul-dump) vehicle yet, the R3000H. With a 16 percent production […]

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Caterpillar Ships 500th D7E Track-Type Tractor with Electric Drive

More than 1.4 million gallons of diesel fuel saved to date Caterpillar has shipped the 500th D7E Track-Type Tractor from the company’s East Peoria, Illinois facility. The Cat D7E features a first-of-its-kind electric drive system that boosts productivity and efficiency while lowering operating costs and dramatically reducing fuel consumption. D7E dozers are hard at work […]

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Introducing the Kawasaki 92ZV-2 Wheel Loader

The 92ZV-2 is engineered and designed from the ground up. Kawasaki started with exacting standards to exceed the demand for your most challenging applications. With a new Kawasaki transmission, hydraulic system, chassis, cooling system, and cab — we've done just that. 284 HP 6.0 Cu. Yd. Bucket Power & Performance • Cummins QSM11 284HP Engine […]

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What Mining Slump? At Vegas Show, Industry's Glass is Half Full

Caterpillar Inc (CAT.N), Komatsu Ltd (6301.T) and other mining industry suppliers put on a brave face at a major industry conference this week, trying to stare down plunging commodity prices and shrinking mining budgets. Executives chose to look beyond the short-term pain, telling 50,000 attendees at MINExpo, a Las Vegas convention for mining suppliers that […]

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Behind-the-Scenes of a Bobcat Company Commercial

In this video, you'll go behind-the-scenes on the latest Bobcat commercial to get a few tree planting tips, watch an auger challenge, and even enjoy a blooper at the end. To see the products featured in this video, visit us at http://www.bobcat.com/.

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Cat® Detect Personnel—Personnel Proximity Detection— Enhances Safety of Longwall and Continuous Miner Operations

Caterpillar announces Cat® Detect Personnel, a personnel proximity detection system designed to enhance the safety of workers around longwall systems and continuous miners. Personnel is part of the Detect capability set of Cat MineStar™ System, which incorporates fully integrated technology products used to optimize productivity, enhance safety and improve machine utilization and uptime for underground […]

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