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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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Liebherr extends electric excavator range

Liebherr has announced the introduction of two new local zero emission excavators: the R 976-E and R 980 SME-E electric crawler excavators The R 976-E electric crawler excavator, along with the R 980 SME-E, replaces the ER 974 B for mine and quarry extraction. The latest electric excavators to be developed and produced by Liebherr-France SAS in Colmar, France, they are not just converted diesel machines. The excavators and their electric power system were designed and produced entirely by Liebherr. Robustly designed and capable of withstanding extreme conditions, they weigh…

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DCV gives Doosan elbow of approval

Northamptonshire-based plant hire business DCV Engineering Ltd has expanded the company’s rental fleet with the purchase of four new DX140LCR-5 15.5 tonne and two DX225LC-5 22.1 tonne crawler excavators from Doosan. Supplied by Pioneer Plant Ltd, the local Authorised Doosan dealer based in Leicester, the new DX140LCR-5 and DX225LC-5 models are now part of a very comprehensive fleet of excavators available from DCV Engineering covering all sizes from 1-30 tonne. David Venn, Joint Managing Director of DCV Engineering, comments: “After a steady start to the year, the rental market is…

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Kobelco comes up Short

Kobelco has announced the introduction of its largest Short Radius (SR) excavator. Weighing in at over 36 tonnes, the SK380SRLC is claimed to be one of the heaviest and fastest SR excavators on the market. The new model features a Stage V-compliant, 200 kW turbocharged diesel engine for increased horsepower, and, when more instant power is required, Power Boost can be engaged. The SK380SRLC’s cab incorporates a number of features to improve aesthetics, comfort and  safety. The premium operator station is sealed and pressurised, and the powerful automatic climate control…

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Like the prodigal son

Returning to Volvo after nearly 20 years, The Malcolm Group has recently purchased six new excavators, ranging from 22 to 50 tonnes in operating weight. Ordered as part of the company’s annual fleet renewal programme, the machines included within this order are 2 EC220ELs, 2 EC250ELs and 2 EC480ELs. All of the new machines have also been fitted with a range of optional extras, including 360° cameras, quick hitches, additional case drain line/low flow circuits and Hardox HD buckets, which maximises the level of safety of productivity each machine offers…

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Chasetown gets the X Factor

JCB has secured one of the biggest deals of the year for its X-Series range of tracked excavators after an investment by one of the Midlands’ leading civil engineering companies. Chasetown Civil Engineering has bought 20 X-Series machines – including 220X and 140X models – as part of an investment in new machinery worth £3 million. The deal also includes the addition of JCB 3, 5 and 8-tonne compact excavator models to its fleet. The order from the Burntwood, Staffordshire firm was placed with Gunn JCB and the new machines…

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Hydrema updates wheeled excavator range

Danish construction equipment manufacturer Hydrema has announced extensive upgrades to its range of wheeled excavators. The updated MX Series benefits from more power, increased torque and the new advanced Hydrema Telematics system as standard. The upgrades apply to the entire series of MX wheeled excavators, consisting of the MX14, 16, 17 and 18, models ranging from 14 to 19 tons, and the two specialized railway excavators, MX16 Rail and MX20 Rail. The machines are all equipped with the latest Cummins Stage V engine with 175 hp, which fully meet the…

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Midi marvel

The new Komatsu PC88MR-11 midi excavator builds on the solid foundations of the hugely successful PC88MR-10 to bring more unrivalled customer value to the midi excavator sector. The PC88MR-11’s new features deliver a significant boost to productivity, reduced fuel consumption and faster work equipment speed. The PC88MR-11 takes full advantage of Komatsu group knowhow to offer ultimate versatility, ease of buying, and increased efficiency with the factory-fitted Lehnhoff Powertilt option. Environmental concerns are growing, and urban areas are becoming increasingly sensitive to emissions. The PC88MR-11’s low consumption and 50.7 kW…

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Joining forces

In 2020 the collaboration started with Engcon’s eML (engcon Machine Link) and Volvo Smart Connect. This resulted in the first compatible machines, an updated EC250 E and EC300 E reaching the Engcon workshops and Volvo, with customer delivery due in the first quarter 2021. The project is the start of a global collaboration agreement between Volvo Construction Equipment and Engcon. The goal is to offer machines with Engcon’s tiltrotator and safe quick hitches prepared as an integral part of the machine. eML (engcon Machine Link) is Engcon’s solution which, together…

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Komatsu charged with battery

Komatsu has signed a collaboration agreement with Proterra Inc to receive the supply of Proterra’s industry-leading battery systems with the aim of having Komatsu electrify its small and medium-sized hydraulic excavators. Komatsu plans to advance the PoC (Proof of Concept) tests starting in 2021 and enter commercial production of its electric excavators in 2023 to 2024. Proterra is a leader in commercial vehicle electrification technology. Through its Proterra Powered program, the company delivers its battery systems and electrification solutions to help heavy-duty and commercial vehicle manufacturers around the world electrify…

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