Tag Archives: Excavators

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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JENGA Game Played with CAT Equipment

It's the largest board game ever played with CAT Equipment! During the Caterpillar Built For It Trials, "Stack" pits five heavy equipment operators against a mountain of massive wood blocks! Excavators and Telehandlers are used to remove and reposition a stack of 27 JENGA blocks one at a time without toppling the structure.   Source: […]

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Volvo PL4809D Rotating Pipelayer Lifts Productivity to New Heights

The latest addition to the revolutionary excavator-based pipelayers from Volvo, the PL4809D, has been enhanced with a whole host of new productivity-enhancing features, including a unique load management system. The PL4809D rotating pipelayer is the second largest member of the revolutionary family of excavator-based pipelayers from Volvo. Offering excellent stability with a 90-ton lifting capacity, […]

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Komatsu America Corp. Introduces Its Newest EPA Tier 4 Interim Excavator, the PC170LC-10

Komatsu America Corp.’s PC170LC-10 excavator is the newest addition to its dash-10 series. With operating weights ranging from 38,100-41,600 lbs., the PC170LC-10 provides improved performance with up to 5% more lift capacity with the standard counterweight, while an optional heavier counterweight provides up to 15% more lift capacity when compared to the previous model PC160LC-8. […]

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CAT MP318 & MP324 Multi-Processor - The New Performance Standard

Caterpillar Work Tools, the leading provider of wheel loader and excavator attachments, is introducing a new generation of Multi-Processors for Cat® hydraulic excavators. Caterpillar’s Multi-Processor MP318 and MP324 can handle virtually any demolition job simply by using the basic housing and a choice of up to six available jaw sets. Other models will be added […]

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