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Cat upgrades 992 wheel loader

Caterpillar has lifted the lid on the latest iteration of its 992 wheel loader. Powered by the new Cat C32B engine with U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V and Tier 2 equivalent emission engine options, the new 992 meets the global industry’s demand for high-production equipment with greater payloads. Offering both standard- and high-lift configurations, the 992 delivers the lowest cost-per-ton when paired with fleets of Cat 775, 777 and 785 trucks. Standard-lift payload capacities reach 23.1 tonnes for quarry face applications and 27.2 tonnes for loose material handling,…

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Hot off the press

With the first completed machine coming off the assembly line, Bobcat has announced that the company’s first new compact wheel loader (CWL) – the L85 model – is now in full production at the Bobcat plant on the Dobris campus in the Czech Republic. Bobcat has also confirmed full details and features for the L85 CWL, which was part of the company’s revolutionary ‘Next is Now’ launch event in October 2020. The first machine is heading to the Bobcat Institute on the campus, where it will be used to train…

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Hitachi wheels out Stage V loader

Hitachi has announced the introduction of its first Stage V-compliant wheel loader, the first model from its next generation:  The ZW220-7. According to Hitachi, the machine is the safest in the market, thanks to superb all-round visibility and intelligent systems. With the Aerial Angle camera system, operators have an exceptional 270-degree bird’s-eye view of the job site, while the rear obstacle detection and warning system alerts them immediately if anything is close to the rear of the machine. Key specifications include a 157kW / 210hp Stage V-compliant diesel engine and…

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Doosan embraces transparency

Doosan Infracore Europe has launched the industry’s first wheel loader ‘transparent bucket’ system. The transparent bucket is a system that allows the wheel loader driver to see blind spots in front of the bucket on the machine, using the monitor in the cab. The innovative system records images in front of the wheel loader with top and bottom front-loaded cameras and shows combined images on the cab monitor in real time using a curved projection method. Owing to blind spots caused by the buckets on wheel loaders, the area in…

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Bobcat puts pressure on zoo

A new Bobcat compact loader is keeping things tidy at the Essehof Zoo in Lower Saxony in Germany. The Bobcat machine was chosen by the zoo owner, Gregor Wilhelm, for its compact dimensions, the high hydraulic performance and the excellent lifting forces, as well as the large portfolio of available attachments, that make Bobcat compact loaders like this, the perfect machines for use in zoos. With its 300 animals and 40 different species living on a ten hectare outdoor area, the Essehof Zoo is a real favourite with the public…

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Mick George dials DL-7

The Mick George Group, a leading supplier to the construction industry in the East Anglia and East Midlands regions of the UK, have taken delivery of the country’s first new Doosan DL-7 wheel loaders. As well as four new DL420-7 models, the order includes two DL580-5 and a DL300-5 wheel loader all now working at quarries within the Mick George Group, with a further new DL320-7 wheel loader arriving in mid-January 2021. The deal was confirmed just a few short weeks after Diggers and Dozers hosed a LiveStream show to…

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Doosan dashes ahead

Amidst considerable anticipation, Doosan Infracore Europe has unveiled the new ‘DL-7’ wheel loader range. In this first phase of the DL-7 range introduction, seven new models are being launched – the DL280-7, DL320-7, DL380-7, DL420-7, DL480-7, DL550-7 and DL580-7,  with four more models  – the DL200-7, DL220-7, DL250-7 and DL420CVT-7 being added in 2021. The new DL-7 range is the culmination of the first complete redesign of the Doosan wheel loader range in 10 years, with the exterior design, in particular, undergoing a complete transformation. The new external design has…

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All smiles at Moody

Following on from a successful demonstration day at the Renewable Energy Association (REA) event in early March, hosted by Jack Moody Group as part of the REA 25th year Anniversary, the company has invested in ten Hitachi Wheel Loaders including four ZW180-6’s, four ZW250-6’s and two ZW180-6 high lift machines.   Founded in 1963 by Jack Moody, the company has become one of the UK’s leading experts in the landscape construction, maintenance and environment industries. In 2001 Jack Moody Group became the first company in the UK to achieve the…

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Hartmeier hauls with Hyundai

BTU Hartmeier Entsorgung GmbH & Co. KG has its headquarters in Unterschleissheim, just north of Munich. The group was founded in 1996 and is split into two divisions, Waste Disposal and Service. The Waste Disposal division works at Unterschleissheim and the Service division at Augsburg and in total employs 120 staff. The company disposes of waste from construction sites in a radius of 50 km around Munich and ensures that the recycling of waste materials and recyclables are correctly classified. Johann Hartmeier Jun. reported that the annual output is an…

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Herbst’s Hyundai

Herbst Tiefbau has ordered a brand-new Hyundai HL955A wheel loader. The civil engineering business is run by Christian Herbst and his six-man professional team – the company operates in Epfach, which is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Germany. “Your civil engineering partner in the foothills of the Alps” – is how Christian Herbst describes his business. The company needed a new wheel loader for road construction, work in gravel pits and loading construction materials. Herbst chose the latest model of Hyundai’s A-series, equipped with a stage V engine.…

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