Tag Archives: Excavators

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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Revolutionary Steering Tech Promises Increased Fuel Economy and Equipment Efficiency

Heavy equipment hydraulic systems are in need of an update Ever since Joseph Bramah patented the hydraulic press in 1795, little has changed in terms of the fundamentals of hydraulic machinery. The basic premise is simple – hydraulic fluid is pumped through steel tubes or flexible rubber hoses by a motor. This fluid then acts […]

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New CASE CX75C SR and CX80C Mid-Sized Excavators

CASE Construction Equipment launched the new CX75C SR and CX80C mid-sized excavators – two new models designed to bring the power and performance of a full-sized excavator into a smaller package for improved jobsite accessibility and convenience. Both machines offer a first-in-class Tier 4 Final engine solution featuring a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)-only Cooled Exhaust […]

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Hydraulic Excavator Maintenance Tips

Have you checked out Caterpillar Inc.'s YouTube Channel? We found some great videos about Hydraulic Excavator Maintenance and Inspections: Daily Walk Around - Walk around inspection guidelines for the Hydraulic Excavator.   Swing Bearing & Swing Gear Maintenance - Learn how to maintain the swing bearing and swing gear on your hydraulic excavator.   Undercarriage Tips […]

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Nine Tips for Better Excavator Maintenance

Tip 1: Use high-grade oil Maintaining proper oil change intervals per the manufacturer’s recommendation is basic to excavator performance and life. Engine oils, particularly those with additives, can break down under high duty-cycles. The newer Tier 4 engines with exhaust gas recirculation and anti-pollution equipment require higher-grade oils. Engine oil is no place to save […]

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Volvo Small-Wonder ECR25D Short Swing Radius Excavator Gets Up Close & Personal

Not only is the new ECR25D short swing radius compact excavator easy to maneuver and transport, it packs the breakout and tearout forces of a much larger machine — with an engine designed for powerful performance, excellent fuel economy and low emissions. It might be small, but the ECR25D compact excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment […]

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CAT 336E H Hybrid Helps Daytona Rise

On July 5th, Cat® machines participated in the groundbreaking of DAYTONA Rising, a historic $400 million redevelopment project at Daytona International Speedway.  The significance for Daytona parent company International Speedway Corporation (ISC) and Caterpillar Inc. is the long-standing 20-year partnership between the two companies. Additionally, the project marks the largest redevelopment ever at ISC’s 54-year-old […]

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SANY America Introduces New Equipment Models to Customers and Dealers at Open House Event

SANY America recently hosted customers and dealers at its first 2013 open house event at the company’s North American headquarters in Peachtree City. On display were the first SANY SCC8150 crawler crane and the first SRC885 rough-terrain crane to arrive at SANY America’s headquarters, as well as other recently introduced SANY cranes and excavators. Prospects […]

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Volvo Short-Swing Compact Excavators Help You Work in Tight Spaces

With powerful, fuel-efficient Volvo engines, a perfectly matched hydraulic system and a robust body, the new Volvo ECR58D and ECR88D short swing radius excavators offer remarkable productivity, stability, ease-of-use and safety when working in confined or restricted conditions. When space is in short supply, the new ECR58D and ECR88D short swing radius compact excavators from […]

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