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Bobcat’s R2 detour

Bobcat has launched the company’s new R2-Series generation of 5-6 tonne Stage V compliant mini-excavators – the new E50z, E55z and E60 models. The R2-Series machines offer many new state-of-the-art features and options such as Bobcat’s unique award-winning Advanced Selectable Auxiliary Control (A-SAC) system and the innovative Automatic Track Tensioning System (ATTS) technology. Deliveries of the first R2-Series mini-excavators will begin early in 2021. Robert Husar, Product Line Director for Bobcat Mini-Excavators in EMEA, said: “We are delighted to announce the new Bobcat R2-Series 5-6 tonne mini-excavators, the design of…

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Join us for an Electric Exclusive!

Way back in March, Diggers and Dozers got to see a prototype electric mini excavator from Chinese manufacturer, XCMG. Sadly, due to the COVID crisis, we heard nothing more about it. However, the manufacturer has now released a new video that provides more details of an impressive-looking machine (which features a guest appearance from Diggers and Dozers founder Mark Anthony). In this exclusive LiveStream, we will be showing that film for the first time. We hope you can join us at 6pm (UK time) on Monday 21 September 2020.

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Megson connects with Yanmar

Leading utility connections specialist, Megson Utilities, has invested in four new Yanmar SV18 canopy excavators and matching plant trailers. The versatile new models will be used for groundwork applications in utility connection projects across West Yorkshire and the surrounding areas. Purchased from MTS Plant, Yanmar Compact Equipment EMEA’s dealer for Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire and the central belt of Scotland (Glasgow/Edinburgh), the state-of-the-art models are compact, productive and have been designed with the operator firmly in mind. Featuring Yanmar’s next-generation 12.9hp 3TNV70-VBA2 diesel engine, the SV18 delivers 51.4nm torque at 1,500rpm.…

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Award winning Bobcat!

The Bobcat Advanced Selectable Auxiliary Control (A-SAC) System developed for the company’s R-Series mini-excavators from 2-4 tonne has won a ‘Technical Innovation Award’ from the jury for the Samoter Innovation Awards 2020. The award was presented at a ceremony that took place on Thursday 23 January 2020 during the Samoter B2Press dinner, at the Hotel Due Torri in the old town of Verona in Italy. The Innovation Awards are part of the activities accompanying the Samoter 2020 exhibition, which will take place in Verona from 20-25 March 2020. The A-SAC…

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NEW Kubota!

Kubota, a leading manufacturer of construction machinery, today announces the launch of the KX080-4a2 as the latest in its range of midi excavators. This new machine is capable of the same reliable performance as previous models but includes Kubota’s V3307 direct injection engine – which is now fully Stage-V compliant. The new model has a reduced engine RPM DPF re-gen, giving reduced noise levels, increased DPF re-gen intervals and increased DPF replacement life. This reduces maintenance costs and the machine’s environmental impact whilst enhancing productivity for a wide range of…

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Zero Emissions HS2!

One of the first electric mini diggers to roll off JCB’s production line has been pressed straight into service on one of Europe’s biggest and most prestigious infrastructure projects. The JCB 19C-1E was snapped up by leading plant hire firm Lynch for use on the massive High Speed Two (HS2) rail scheme after the company was involved in early evaluations of pre-production models. And Lynch say the machine is – quite literally – putting in an “electrifying” performance. “We chose the new JCB 19C-1E quite simply because it is the…

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First Bobcat Electric Excavator Comes Off Production Line

Bobcat has announced that the first of the company’s new E10e zero tail swing (ZTS) 1 tonne electric mini-excavators has come off the production line at the Bobcat compact equipment manufacturing plant at Dobris in the Czech Republic. Finished at 1:08 pm on 11th July 2019, the first E10e off the line has the Serial Number B4KL11001. It is headed to the Netherlands to the Authorised Bobcat Dealer, Apeldoorn-based Inter-Techno, where it will be used as a demo machine and is available for hire from Inter-Techno’s partner company, 123Machineverhuur. Doosan…

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UK’s First Bobcat R-Series!

KC Plant, a new plant hire company based in Watford, has bought the first Bobcat R-Series E26 and E27z mini-excavators in the UK. The E26 and E27z – 2.5 and 2.7 tonnes respectively – are part of an order for 18 Bobcat mini-excavators, including the 1.7-tonne E17z and the 8-tonne E85 models, as well as hydraulic breakers. The E26 and E27z are part of Bobcat’s new R (Revolutionary) series mini-excavators from 2-4 tonnes. The series also includes the E27, E34 and E35z. “The build quality and the design of the…

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Big Bobcat Order!

Prague-based Bobcat CZ, the Authorised Bobcat dealer for the Czech Republic, has secured the biggest deal in the company’s history, with the sale of 68 Bobcat machines to DEK Pujcovna, the rental arm of Stavebniny DEK, the leading Czech building materials company. Bobcat CZ has had a long and rewarding relationship with this customer. The new deal follows on from the purchase by Stavebniny DEK over a year ago of an order for 10 off Bobcat E19 mini-excavators from Bobcat CZ. But the latest order is on a completely different…

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NEW Kubota Prototype!

Kubota, a leading manufacturer of construction machinery, today announces the reveal of the KX019-4 LPG (Liquid Petrol Gas) mini excavator prototype. This model can run on LPG and is powered by a next generation Kubota Spark Ignition series engine. The new KX019-4 LPG makes it possible for users to work in emission restricted access areas such as cities applying diesel-bans, and also generates less noise emissions. Using the industrial standard gas bottles available everywhere, the machine is easily and quickly refuelled by replacing the bottle. The machine is equipped with…

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