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 Takeuchi TB1140 Series 2 excavator now has a Tier 4-Interim engine with an Isuzu 3-liter using CEGR and DPF after treatment. Eco Work Mode optimizes machine performance to help improve fuel consumption by 8-15 percent and limits maximum engine speed. Other new features include Multiple Auxiliary Hydraulic Circuits and Adjustable Work Modes, which allow several attachment combinations to be operated at one time.  For more details on the TB1140 Series 2 upgrade, click on the link below.


The new Doosan DX190W-3 wheel excavator features Tier 4-Interim updates and can perform a range of highway and street development, sewer and water work, site development and scrap handling projects. Powered by a 176-horsepower, 6-cylinder water cooled diesel engine that uses a cooled exhaust gas recirculation system, diesel oxidation catalyst and diesel particulate filter, the DX190W-3 delivers increased power and performance. The turbocharged engine has a high pressure common-rail design with direct fuel injection, electronic control and four valves per cylinder. Learn more about the new Doosan wheel excavator by following the link below.




McMillen 75 Series augers by Paladin dig holes for utility, construction and landscaping applications with minimal damage to the surrounding area. The series includes a broad selection of models that attach to skid steers, backhoes, tractors, wheel loaders, excavators and telehandlers. With auger diameters ranging from 4 to 36 in. (10 to 91cm), operators have the flexibility to dig specific hole sizes that match each application. Auger drives are bi-directional, allowing the operator to back out of an obstruction and quickly pull the auger drive from the hole.



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