Latest News Tracked Loaders 

Cat track loader evolution continues

Long after these workhorse machines supposedly fell out of fashion, the Cat 953 track loader continues to evolve. The latest 953 meets EU Stage V emission standards. Powered by a 119 kW diesel engine and with an operating weight of 15 958 kg, the new 953 crawler loader replaces the 953K. The 953 features an updated cab with suspension seat and adjustable armrests/controls.  An intuitive 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen dash display is easy to use and features a standard High Definition rearview camera.   The new unit is available with joystick…

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Wheel Loaders 

Getting to grips with Italian waste

A new Bobcat TL43.80HF Waste Expert telescopic handler has proved to be the ideal solution for Matera-based Decom Srl, for its intensive role in handling waste and recycling on behalf of the 500,000 inhabitants of the Lucania and Apulia municipalities in the south of Italy. Decom is one of the first companies in Italy to achieve ‘End of Waste’ certification, specialising in the recycling of plastic, paper, aluminium, glass, cans and many other materials from waste collection in these communities. The company’s goal is to recycle 98 percent of the…

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Backhoe Loaders Latest News 

On the night shift

JCB’s brand new pothole fixer put in a night shift on the fast lane of the M6 – mending road defects in double quick time.  The JCB PotholePro was sent to fix holes on one of the motorway’s busiest stretches – junctions 14 and 15 between Stafford and Newcastle-under-Lyme – during two night-time lane closures.  The night shift on the 10 mile stretch was all part of a national demonstration programme to show how the innovative machine repairs potholes – permanently – in less than eight minutes flat.  JCB PotholePro…

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Bauma Exhibition Latest News 

Sector dealt Bauma blow

Bauma, the world’s largest construction equipment exhibition, has been postponed to autumn 2022. That is the result of many discussions between Messe München and top industry representatives as well as the Advisory Board. New date is October 24–30, 2022. Considering the particularly long planning times for exhibitors and organisers at the world’s largest trade show, the decision had to be made now. This provides exhibitors and visitors a secure planning basis for preparing the upcoming bauma. Initially, Bauma was to be held from April 04 to 10, 2022. Despite the…

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Excavators Latest News 

Liebherr extends G8 line

Liebherr is continuing the Generation 8 upgrading of its excavator product line with the introduction of the R 928 G8, a completely new model developed and produced at the company’s Colmar facility in France. The new model is positioned between the R 926 G8 and the R 930 G8 and complements the current Generation 8 series that already includes seven models from 22 to 45 tonnes. The R 928 G8 has several features in common with the R 926 G8 and R 930 G8: The same superstructure and equipment as…

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Excavators Latest News 

Doosan lands design award

Doosan Infracore has won a Gold Award at the International Forum Design (iF Design) Awards 2021 in Germany for its Concept-X Excavator design. One of only 75 entries that have won a Gold Award from a total of 10,000 put forward from 52 countries, the Concept-X Excavator design was chosen by a 98-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world. In its statement accompanying the Gold Award announcement, the organisers, iF International Forum Design GmbH, the world’s oldest independent design organization, based in Hannover in Germany,…

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Latest News video Wheel Loaders 

Making a CASE for evolution

CASE Construction Equipment has lifted the veil on the new G-Series Evolution Wheel Loader range.  And these machines were the subject of a massive Diggers and Dozers Live Show, which you can see above. The seven model range features an all-new payload system thatis integrated directly into the wheel loader’s primary display and provides bucket-weight, pass counts, accumulated/running weight, job tracking data and more, for high-volume loading and production environments. Operators benefit from the ability to precisely load each truck and reduce under/overload situations by accurately weighing each bucket, whilst…

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Excavators Latest News Mini Excavators 

JCB minis to meet “Next Gen” demand

JCB is launching a 3.5-tonne zero tailswing compact excavator and a new 3.6-tonne conventional model, expanding its ‘Next Generation’ line-up to meet customer demand. While the new 35Z-1 zero tailswing model is a replacement for the previous generation 8035ZTS, the conventional rear-end 36C-1 is a totally new model in the JCB range. The zero tailswing model is ideal for working in confined areas, providing greater protection as the counterweight rotates within the width of the machine. The 36C-1 provides increased productivity with more reach, stability and lifting performance. Both machines…

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Latest News Technology 

Doosan gets app happy

Doosan has launched a new mobile app for Apple and Android devices for its successful DoosanCONNECT™ TMS2.0 fleet and asset management system, now covering over 80,000 of the company’s excavators, wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks (ADTs) worldwide. As well as the standard functionality offered by the DoosanCONNECT system, the mobile app offers new functions such as directions to machines; call service, whereby the app connects the customer directly with the Doosan dealer’s service operation and a Chat option to send messages to the service provider. Cellular support for the…

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Backhoe Loaders Latest News 

JCB backhoes turn PRO

JCB is introducing the 3CX, 4CX and 5CX PRO backhoe loaders, with the adoption of Stage V compliant engines on all models. The 3CX PRO is a two-wheel steer machine, the 4CX PRO boasts all-wheel steer for increased all-terrain performance and the four-wheel steer 5CX PRO delivers the ultimate backhoe loader specification for bulk earthmoving. For Stage V, the 4.4-litre JCB 444 engine has been replaced by the more powerful 4.8-litre JCB 448. The previous 68 kW rating becomes an 81 kW output, with 516Nm of torque, delivering leading roading…

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