Archive | February, 2013

Komatsu America Corp. Launches a New Addition to the Dash-10 Excavator Series

Komatsu America Corp. today introduced the PC138USLC-10 tight tail swing hydraulic excavator. With an operating weight range of 31,791 – 32,628 pounds (14,420 – 14,800 kg), the PC138USLC-10’s short tail swing radius makes it an ideal machine for confined work areas such as one lane of traffic or urban environments. The EPA Tier 4 Interim […]

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Caterpillar 450F Design Enhancements Include More Power, Efficient Electronic Control, Added Operator Amenities, and Easier Serviceability

The new four-wheel-drive Cat® 450F Backhoe Loader Center Pivot complements the durability, reliability, and lifting performance of its 450E predecessor with a more efficient overall design, including more horsepower, electronic control of the hydraulic system, serviceability improvements, and added operator comfort and convenience. Powered by a Cat C4.4 ACERT™ engine meeting U.S. EPA Tier-4 Interim/EU […]

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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.   The most obvious evolutionary change within the construction industry since the beginning of the recession has been cautious, […]

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Runnion Equipment Names Michael Prochot as President

Runnion Equipment has named Michael F. Prochot as its new president, as the Lyons, Illinois based dealer begins its thirty-eighth year of operation. Prochot, most recently vice president and general manager, will succeed Patrick Runnion, who is now the chief executive officer of the company. “As a long time employee at Runnion Equipment, Michael understands […]

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Western Star to Host Third Annual 'Serious Trucks Challenge' at World of Concrete 2013

Public invited to test drive rugged construction-specific models and compete for NASCAR VIP package Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., announced that it will host its third annual "Serious Trucks Challenge" at World of Concrete 2013 in Las Vegas. The Serious Trucks Challenge will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5 […]

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New Case 521F Wheel Loader Achieves Advanced Performance, Fuel Efficiency with New Features and SCR Emissions Technology

Case Construction Equipment introduced the new Case 521F wheel loader, offering customers a 12 percent increase in fuel efficiency over the previous E Series model, while delivering faster acceleration and quicker cycle times. The machine is available in standard Z-bar, extended reach and tool-carrier models, and is the latest offering in the company’s F Series […]

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Freightliner Trucks Showcases First CNG Concrete Mixer at World of Concrete

Freightliner Trucks showcases its first 114SD concrete mixer with compressed natural gas (CNG) technology at the 2013 World of Concrete. The 114SD CNG concrete mixer will be on display among a diverse complement of severe duty mixer chassis at the Freightliner Trucks booth (#C6527). The 114SD CNG concrete mixer is equipped with the Cummins Westport […]

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MACK® MP8 Engine Now Available in MACK® TerraPro™ Concrete Pumper

Mack Trucks today announced that its 13-liter MACK® MP8 engine is available in the MACK® TerraPro™ concrete pumper. The engine meets increased customer demand for high horsepower and torque in concrete pumper applications. The Mack MP8 features three ratings and special performance calibrations unique to the concrete pumping industry. Ratings of the MP8 range from […]

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Elliott Equipment Unveils New 45127R 45-Ton Boom Truck Model

New 45127R BoomTruck, 45 USt Capacity, 127 Ft Standard Boom, Federal Bridge Legal in All 50 US States Elliott Equipment Company has unveiled the newest BoomTruck in its lineup, the 45127R BoomTruck with a 45 USt (40,8 mt) rated capacity.  Designed in partnership with industry leaders, the 45127R is loaded with features and options developed […]

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Field Test for New Liebherr 240-Ton Mining Truck Started

The first Liebherr pre-series T 264 mining truck has arrived at the ASARCO Ray Mine to undergo field testing. This 240-ton (218 t) mining truck travelled to the open-pit copper mine in Arizona, USA for a year of onsite testing. Located 70 miles (112 km) northeast of Tucson, the ASARCO Ray mine moves 250,000 tons […]

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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.   The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is looking for an individual who best “makes America.” A winner […]

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Caterpillar Will Display More Than 70 Products along with Innovative Solutions and Services at bauma 2013 in Munich

Caterpillar, in cooperation with its German dealer, Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH, will exhibit more than 70 machines under the theme “Committed to Your Success. All Day. Every Day.” Three different exhibit areas totalling over 12,000 square metres of space will showcase the latest Cat® machines, work tools and engines as well as the latest technology, solutions […]

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