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.


Komatsu has made upgrades to its PC138USLC excavator, making it the tenth model in its series. This excavator includes a Tier 4-Interim Komatsu SAS4D95LE-6 engine which delivers 93.5 horsepower. Specifically designed for this excavator is a contoured ROPS certified cab with a sliding door. Improvements include simplified maintenance, increased operator comfort and hydraulic efficiency.




Ox Bodies introduced the Trail Ox series. These versatile steel-end dump trailers can handle anything from sand to riprap and asphalt, and are available in full and quarter-frame versions. The Trail Ox is offered in three body styles; the square-bottom L-shape, the elliptical U-shape, and the J-shape (which is a cross between the U and L shapes). All models have a continuous seam welded design for reduced debris collection and water-related body and chassis corrosion. For more details on the new Trail Ox series, visit the link below.



The Allu D-Series screener crusher bucket can improve profitability in a variety of applications. The attachment works with wheel loaders, excavators and skid steers to screen, crush, pulverize, aerate, blend, mix, separate, feed and load materials all in one stage. The Allu power adjustment valve generates powerful startup and rotation, allowing the attachment to efficiently screen and crush wet or dry material from 0.60 to 6-in. (1.5 to 15 cm) fragment sizes. To learn more about the Allu D-Series, click on the link below.


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