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  1. Volvo Launches World’s First Vehicle Made With Fossil-Free Steel

    Volvo Launches World’s First Vehicle Made With Fossil-Free Steel The machine, a load carrier, made with fossil-free steel, for use in mining and quarrying, was unveiled at a green steel collaboration event today, October 13, in Gothenburg hosted by Melker Jernberg, President of Volvo CE, and Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO Volvo Group. During the premiere, attendees got to see the world’s first machine Read more...
  2. JCB Unveils Its Tallest Telehandler, the Rotating 512-83R

    JCB Unveils Its Tallest Telehandler, the Rotating 512-83R JCB is going bigger and taller with its new eight-story-high rotating telehandler, the 512-83R, which it calls three machines in one. JCB says it can also serve as a crane or be equipped as an aerial work platform. The telehandler has a max lift height of 83 feet and a max lift capacity of 12,000 pounds. The company designed the machine for the Read more...
  3. Kobelco Produces Its 300,000th Excavator

    Kobelco Produces Its 300,000th Excavator Japanese manufacturer Kobelco Construction Machinery has produced its 300,000th hydraulic excavator to date. The Tokyo-based firm said it would not have achieved the milestone if were not for the support of its customers, and held a celebratory ceremony at its Itsukaichi factory in Hiroshima Prefecture to mark the occasion. Speaking at the event Read more...
  4. Volvo CE To Introduce Three More Electric Machines In 2022

    Volvo CE To Introduce Three More Electric Machines In 2022 Volvo CE is expanding its electric compact equipment lineup with three new models – two mini excavators and one wheel loader. The new models increase Volvo's electric lineup to five machines, the largest range of electric equipment on the market. The new machines are currently available to reserve in parts of Europe with expected delivery in Q2, Read more...
  5. Exclusive: Deere, Hitachi Reveal Plans Beyond Joint Venture

    Exclusive: Deere, Hitachi Reveal Plans Beyond Joint Venture Following the announcement that John Deere and Hitachi Construction Machinery are to end their longstanding joint venture (JV), both OEMs have revealed their plans going forwards and the future opportunities they see this creating. Part of the multi-decade JV was for the manufacture and selling of Hitachi construction equipment in the Americas Read more...
  6. What's It Like To Operate the New Volvo Electric ECR25 Excavator, L25 Loader?

    What's It Like To Operate the New Volvo Electric ECR25 Excavator, L25 Loader? U.S. contractors are now getting real-world experiences on Volvo Construction Equipment's first battery-electric compact machines, the Volvo ECR25 excavator and the L25 wheel loader. Four Volvo CE customers used the two machines in a variety of applications for about a year. The verdict? Zero-emissions does not mean decreases in productivity. Read more...
  7. From Brooms To Blowers, 11 Attachments For Clearing Snow

    From Brooms To Blowers, 11 Attachments For Clearing Snow Winter weather is close at hand, so it’s time to start thinking about snow-clearing equipment. Contractors have a variety of attachments to choose from to equip their construction equipment or pickup trucks to remove snow and ice from roads, parking lots and other surfaces. Here are 11 attachments to consider: Bobcat’s hydraulically driven Read more...
  8. Case Unleashes Industry’s Largest Compact Track Loader, the TV620B

    Case Unleashes Industry’s Largest Compact Track Loader, the TV620B With an operating weight of 16,100 pounds, Case’s newest compact track loader is now the largest in the industry, designed for size and power for residential construction and land clearing. The company unveiled its new CTL at The Utility Expo in Louisville, Kentucky. Powered by a 114-horsepower engine, the TV620B provides 12,084 pounds of loader Read more...
  9. Volvo, Aurora Team For Prototype Autonomous Truck

    Volvo, Aurora Team For Prototype Autonomous Truck Volvo Autonomous Solutions and Aurora have developed a prototype long-haul autonomous heavy truck. The Aurora Drive technology is integrated into the Volvo VNL Class 8 truck. “Volvo Autonomous Solutions is proud to take our first, major steps toward the autonomous Volvo VNL in North America,” said Nils Jaeger, president of Volvo Autonomous Read more...
  10. Dozers Decked Out With Tech: Pushing Dirt Is Getting Easier

    Dozers Decked Out With Tech: Pushing Dirt Is Getting Easier The market is full of new dozers and those new dozers are full of new technology. The new tech includes increased automation features to make the machines easier to operate. “One of the biggest struggles facing contractors today is finding and retaining skilled operators,” says Matt Goedert, solutions marketing manager, John Deere. “John Read more...

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