Tag Archives: Excavators

Hitachi Introduces ZX250LC-6, ZX350LC-6, ZX380LC-6 Final Tier 4 Excavators

Hitachi Construction Machinery – Americas announced that it has upgraded three models of its successful construction-class excavator line to meet EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4) emission standards. The three excavators – the ZX250LC-6, ZX350LC-6 and ZX380LC-6 – are equipped with a powerful EPA FT4/EU Stage IV Isuzu engine that provides operators with integrated, effective engine […]

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Komatsu America Corp. Launches the New PC390LC-11 Hydraulic Excavator

Komatsu America Corp. introduces the PC390LC-11 hydraulic excavator. With a net horsepower of 257 hp. (192 kW), the PC390LC-11 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D114E-6 engine, which is EPA Tier 4 Final emissions certified. Komatsu’s Tier 4 Final engines are built on the solid foundation that started in 1996 with the introduction of Komatsu’s first […]

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KOBELCO USA Announces Construction of Excavator Production Facility in North America

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA is pleased to announce its plan to construct a hydraulic excavator production facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina. KOBELCO’s market development has been proceeding at a faster rate than expected since its reentry into the US market in 2013. A production factory in North America will allow KOBELCO to reduce the production […]

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John Deere Adds 300G LC to Final Tier 4 G-Series Excavator Lineup

The John Deere G-Series evolution continues with the introduction of the 300G LC excavator. The 300G LC replaces the 290G LC and boasts 19 percent more horsepower and 17 percent more swing torque and larger hydraulic pumps than its predecessor. "The 300G LC hits a sweet spot in the 30 ton excavator market," said Mark Wall, […]

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Big Improvements for Hitachi's Next Generation Wheeled Excavators

The next generation of Hitachi’s wheeled excavator models from Hitachi Construction Machinery – Americas, the ZX190W-5 and ZX230W-5, are rolling out with a certified EPA Interim Tier 4 (IT4)/EU Stage IIIB Isuzu engine, power mode buttons for three work modes, automatic exhaust filter cleaning, auto shutdown, an enhanced monitor, centralized remote oil/fuel filter location and […]

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Going Pro a Boom for Excavation Business From CASE

Daene Boomsma first built his name as a homebuilder. His construction company, Boom Construction, thrives in Rapid City, South Dakota thanks to his attention to detail and one-on-one relationship with each of his customers. But in order to build a house, you’ve first got to dig a hole – and Boomsma took matters into his […]

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From a 747 to Scrap in Just 4 Days Using CAT Excavators

Ever wonder what happens to old planes when they reach the end of their service lives? Brandon Arnold, owner of Custom Construction & Roofing in Roswell, New Mexico, can tell you—his company has used Cat® equipment to demolish more than 40 planes in the past year. “It just looked cool,” Arnold said, describing how he […]

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Volvo EC480E Sets the Standard for Efficient Excavation

The Tier 4 Final/Stage IV-compliant EC480E crawler excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment combines superior efficiency, productivity and durability for maximum profitability in quarry and mass excavation applications. The heavy-duty Volvo EC480E crawler excavator is an exceptionally productive machine that lowers operating costs through reduced fuel consumption and simple maintenance requirements. Powered by a proven Tier […]

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Volvo EC250E and EC300E Excavators Excel in Fuel Efficiency

The new Tier 4 Final/Stage IV-compliant EC250E and EC300E crawler excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment are powerful and efficient machines, designed to reduce fuel consumption and increase productivity. New Volvo EC250E and EC300E crawler excavators deliver a 5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency over past models, saving customers both time and money. This efficiency is […]

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John Deere Reveals 250G LC, 350G LC, and 380G LC Final Tier 4 Excavators

Dedicated to offering customers the most cutting-edge equipment and jobsite solutions on the market, John Deere upgrades three models on the successful G-Series excavator line. The models – 250G LC, 350G LC and 380G LC – are equipped with a powerful Final Tier 4 engine and meet the strictest emissions standards, providing customers with higher productivity, […]

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Measuring Up: Factors for Sizing Equipment from Backhoes to Bulldozers from CASE Construction Equipment

What size machine does it take to get the job done? It’s a question with varied answers dependent on the type of equipment, the application, methods of transportation and the environment you work in. And it’s an important question: too small of a machine could leave you short of your production needs, and too large […]

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Two Hitachi Excavators Surpass 100,000 Operating Hours at Yanacocha Mine in Peru

Two Hitachi EX5500-5 front shovels achieved elite status October 2013 at the Yanacocha gold mine in Peru by surpassing 100,000 operating hours. Both EX5500-5 machines – the predecessor to Hitachi’s current EX5600-6 model – were delivered 14 years ago and have been working at numerous pits in the 251-square-kilometer open mine ever since. The first […]

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