Equipment

Toro to Acquire 'Ditch Witch' Parent Charles Machine Works

Toro Charles Machine Works, parent company of Ditch Witch and other underground construction equipment brands, in a $700 million cash transaction expected to close in October

John Deere 944K hybrid wheel loader updates

Updates to the 944K hybrid wheel loader provide increased fuel economy from the Interim Tier 4 model, improved operator comfort and uptime, and lower daily operating costs. “Customers deserve a dependable wheel loader that actively works to minimize downtime and cut down on fuel consumption,” said ..

Hyundai Offers Wheel Loader Guarding Package, Improved Compact Excavator

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announced the availability of a guarding package for its HL960HD wheel loader. Developed to protect the machine from job-site hazards found in various wheel loader applications, the guarding package for the HL960HD wheel loader helps ensure the operational int..

Volvo Unveils Electric Compact Wheel Loader Concept, Flexible Aftermarket Services

Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled its latest concept machine, an electric compact wheel loader – known as the LX2 – to industry specialists, policymakers and academics at the fourth Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin, Germany. This second-generation LX2 prototype is part of a research proj..

John Deere Backhoe, Tractor Loader Upgrades Provide Job-Site Solutions

The John Deere 310L EP Backhoe and 210L EP Tractor Loader are the latest construction equipment models to undergo updates, with a focus on engine technology and other model adjustments to improve productivity and uptime, and lower daily operating costs. “Our goal is to continue to support the ‘EP s..

Volvo Mid-Size Loader Updates Deliver Improved Fuel Efficiency, Productivity

Volvo Construction Equipment has expanded its H-Series 2.0 updates to the L60H and L70H wheel loaders. “With the L60H and L70H joining the previously announced L90H 2.0, we have completed the H-Series update for our mid-size wheel loaders,” said Chris Connolly, product manager, wheel loaders, Volvo..

New Equipment, Options Enhance Cat Compact Wheel Loaders

The new Cat 903D compact wheel loader delivers increased performance – 25 percent more lifting capacity and travel speed, compared to its 903C2 predecessor – and expanded work tool capability. Its power train uses a fuel-efficient, Tier 4 Final, Cat C2.4 engine, rated at 40 net horsepower, and hydr..

Doosan Announces New DL280-5 Wheel Loader

Doosan Infracore North America LLC, has extended its wheel loader lineup with the new DL280-5, part of the popular category of 3- to 4-cubic-yard units. The new wheel loader is designed to provide operators with enhanced performance and comfort, as well as increased uptime protection when working in..

Akktoberfest to Honor Akkerman’s 45th Anniversary

Marking 45 years of guided boring, microtunneling, pipe jacking and tunneling equipment and solutions for installing a variety of underground infrastructure, Akkerman is hosting Akktoberfest, Sept. 18-20, at its Brownsdale, Minn, headquarters. In the tradition of Oktoberfest, the largest folk festi..

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Updated PL61 Enhances Performance, Safety

An updated PL61, part of the Caterpillar full line of purpose-built pipelayers, retains its familiar comfort and easy maintenance features, while enhancing performance and safety. Delivering 40,000 pounds of maximum load capacity, it has a 128-inch easy transport width. For superior maneuverabilit..

Volvo Rolls Out D-Series Skid Steers, Compact Track Loaders

Volvo’s revamped D-Series offers new skid steer loaders (MC110D, MC115D and MC135D) and compact track loaders (MCT110D, MCT125D and MCT135D) with more strength, greater capacities, and improved safety and operator comfort. Equipped with the next-generation, curved single loader arm, the D-Series is..

Ditch Witch, Vacuworx Form Vacuum Lifting Technology Partnership

Ditch Witch has partnered with Vacuworx to bring the benefits of vacuum lifting technology to an expanded network of underground construction contractors, landscapers, municipalities and utilities. Vacuum lifting systems are designed to use constant vacuum pressure to handle heavy loads, such as st..

Gehl and Mustang offer world’s largest skid loader

Gehl and Mustang now offer the world’s largest skid loader – with an operating weight of 11,665 pounds. Featuring a Tier IV certified Deutz 120-horsepower engine and 4,200 pounds of rated operating capacity, the 4200V an increase of 21.7 horsepower and 200 pounds in operating capacity over the brand..

Airless radial tires on CASE skid steer loaders

Michelin X Tweel SSL all-terrain (AT) airless radial tires are now a factory-approved, -supplied option on all CASE skid steer loader models. Airless radial tires perform just like a pneumatic tire, but without the risk and costly downtime associated with penetrations and impact damage. The Micheli..

Rain Delays ‘Pipe Swallowing’ Project

Large Pipe-Ramming Tool Drives Casing to Replace Failing Culvert Drill Tech Drilling & Shoring Inc. first demonstrated its 34-inch HammerHead Trenchless pipe ramming tool while driving 108-inch steel pipe over a 54-inch culvert beneath the scenic Pacific Coast Highway. The technique is called “pip..

CASE

casece.com Several new enhancements to the N Series of backhoe loaders are incorporated throughout the machine – from cab and drive-train improvements, to enhancements to the hydraulic and electrical systems. In addition, a number of features that were previously optional are now standard, and ther..

Thompson CAT/Prinoth

thompsontractor.com, prinoth.com Thompson Cat of Memphis, TN, , will add the Prinoth Panther product line to its offerings. The division of Thompson Tractor, formed in 1944, is a fourth-generation family owned business with 11 branches and more than 500 employees across western Tennessee and northe..

Willbros to Sell U.S. Pipeline Construction Equipment

Willbros Group, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to sell certain U.S. mainline pipeline assets to WB Pipeline, LLC, an affiliate of Meridien Energy, LLC. Assets included in the sale consist primarily of cross-country pipeline construction equipment.  Valuation is based upon independent third ..

Vermeer Adds New S925TX Mini Skid Steer

Vermeer has expanded its compact equipment lineup with the new S925TX mini skid steer, designed to provide impressive lifting performance and the power to conquer the most demanding applications. With a tip capacity of 2,643 pounds, rated operating capacity of 925 pounds and maximum hinge pin heigh..

CASE Adds 650M Dozer To M Series Lineup

CASE Construction Equipment’s 650M, the latest dozer in the M-Series lineup, replaces and updates the popular 74-horsepower 650 dozer, with all of the CASE M-Series hallmarks, plus an enhanced undercarriage with improved track frame, idler, sprockets, rollers and extended-life SALT HD tracks, as wel..

Tips For Better Accuracy In Utility Plowing

From upgrading existing services to installation of high-quality broadband, a vibratory plow is an in-demand piece of equipment. Utility installation projects, both rural and urban, can go quickly and smoothly with the help of this machine – when it’s operated correctly. Failing to plan, forgoing m..

John Deere

Brand-new to the John Deere compact wheel loader lineup, are the 62-horsepower 204L and 67-horsepower 304L models. Both are equipped with Final Tier 4 engines and fuel-efficient hydrostatic transmissions. An optional ride control produces a smoother ride and reduces material spillage, while a redesi..

HammerHead Trenchless

HammerHead Trenchless, a Charles Machine Works company, introduced its new 22-ton, radio remote-controlled HydroGuide HG2200 cable winch, designed for maximum efficiency in pipebursting, sliplining and pipeslitting applications. Radio remote-control enhances ease-of-use and productivity. It provide..

Tulsa Rig Iron Celebrates 30 years Of Service

Tulsa Rig Iron (TRI) celebrated its 30th anniversary by hosting a luncheon on Sept. 20 at its facility in Kiefer, OK. Terry Flynn, vice president of sales and marketing, said that “with so many acquisitions and mergers in our industry, it is a great benchmark that a company checks the 30 year box.” ..

Getting Best Price For Used Equipment In Tier 4 Era

To provide assistance in navigating the EPA’s Tier 4 mandates, the Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) has released a free, downloadable white paper, “Advice from the Experts: Getting the Best Pricing on Used Equipment in the Era of Tier 4.” Mandates are driving up the demand for non-T..

Vacuum Lifting Technology Lands On White House Steps

Vacuworx lifting technology made its way to the White House as part of the National Park Service’s historic renovation of the building’s South Portico steps. The $1 million project, which included dismantling Truman-era staircases and installing carefully selected cuts of Missouri limestone, was com..

TT Technologies Offers Pipeliner Package

TT Technologies offers a pipe rammer and bentonite system for oil and gas pipeline installation projects. The pipeliner package features an 18-inch diameter Grundoram Goliath pneumatic pipe ramming system and Grundomudd 500 bentonite mixing/delivery system. During the ramming process the rammer is ..

Godwin Smart Pumps

Xylem has introduced to the United States market the first of a new series of “smart” dewatering pumps. The Godwin NC150S Dri-Prime pump is the first in the new Godwin “S” Series and features Godwin’s Field Smart Technology. This first-in-industry telemetry and wireless technology provides remote m..

Report: Global Underground Utility Locator Market to Reach $11 Billion by 2025

According to a new report published by Global Market Estimates, the underground utility locator market is expected to reach $11.21 Billion by 2025, due to the following: Increasing spending on infrastructure development and residential & non-residential construction activities Oil & gas pipeline..