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Anipsotiki S.A. places its trust in Goldhofer’s FTV blade lifter to transport wind turbine blades

When it comes to erecting sustainable wind power plants in the windy regions of Greece, Anipsotiki S.A. (Aspropirgos/GR) is often the company of choice for turbine manufacturers and wind farm operators. In order to transport the extra-long turbine blades quickly and safely to even the most remote locations, the road transport specialists employ various blade lifters in the Goldhofer FTV series. That is clearly a good choice: Anipsotiki has now transported a total of 366 wind turbine blades to th...

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TRADE FAIRS - PIT-STOP FOR SAMOTER AND ASPHALTICA: NEW DATES: 3-7 MARCH 2021

Veronafiere, in agreement with the steering committee, has decided to reschedule the two shows Mantovani, CEO of Veronafiere: “We must now launch a promotional path shared with the community to support the recovery of these value chains. Verona in 2021 will host the first sector events on a European scale for the world of construction. A chance to intercept the restart on the market and organise an even more pertinent event.”Verona, 28 July 2020 - 31st edition of SaMoTer and 9th edi...

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Grand Paris: Delivery of the tenth Liebherr 1000 EC-H 40 High-Top crane within two years

Since May 2018, there have been ten 1000 EC-H 40 High-Top tower cranes with very high lifting capacities on the construction sites of the Grand Paris Express. The 1000 EC-H 40 is the largest Liebherr tower crane model operating in France. “The deployment of these cranes is interesting. Whereas the tower crane market in France generally demands lifting capacities of between 12 and 16 tonnes, machines with lifting capacities of over 25 tonnes are needed for the Grand Pari...

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Schmitz Cargobull wins the “Best Brand 2020” award

Schmitz Cargobull wins the “Best Brand 2020” vote in the Trailer box/refrigerated body category. In winning the ETM publishing house’s prestigious image prize, Europe’s leading trailer manufacturer earns another industry-specific award. More than 8,100 readers of the FERNFAHRER, lastauto omnibus and trans aktuell trade publications cast their votes in the ETM image award reader poll. “The readers made a truly smart decision by voting for the S.KO COOL SMART box body...

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Doosan Infracore Launches New XiteCloud Smart Construction Solution in South Korea

Doosan Infracore has launched XiteCloud, its new smart construction solution, in South Korea. XiteCloud is the first step towards the commercialization of Concept-X, the company’s integrated unmanned and automated control solution, first demonstrated to the world in 2019. XiteCloud maximizes productivity by incorporating complex 3D drone construction surveys and earthwork calculations into a cloud platform, allowing them to be completed in just one to two days. Following the successful in...

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Doosan Launches New DL420-7 Stage V Wheel Loader

- Offering Higher Productivity and a Superb Operator Environment -Doosan Infracore Europe has launched the new DL420-7 Stage V wheel loader, featuring a completely new design, providing higher performance, increased fuel efficiency and a much enhanced environment for the operator compared to the previous Stage IV model. The DL420-7 introduces a fresh look for the Doosan wheel loader range, with a brand new spacious, ergonomic cab and innovative features for higher productivity, increased control...

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Remote Service App

Liebherr expands its digital product portfolio for crawler cranes, deep foundation equipment and maritime cranes with the development of a Remote Service tool. This improves assistance through visual information and so leads to faster and easier troubleshooting. As part of an extended test phase, all customers will have free access to the new app until the end of 2020. Liebherr has developed a Remote Service tool that improves assistance through visual information, so leading to faster and easi...

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Mecalac introduces MyMecalac Connected Services the telematics solution to optimize profitability

Mecalac, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of compact construction equipment for urban environments, introduces its new connected service to support their clients’ efficiency and profitability, developed in partnership with Trackunit, a key player in the telematics platforms solutions.Soeren Brogaard CCO Trackunit“With more than 500.000 machines connected on our rapidly growing cloud-platform, Trackunit is again and again offered the privilege and the opport...

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Haulotte expands its successful RTJ telescopic range

Designed for working in challenging environments and tackling the most demanding projects, the HT16 RTJ O/PRO (HT46 RTJ O/PRO in North America) shares the same design and performance characteristics as the other models in the Haulotte RTJ range. Incorporating Haulotte safety standards and latest innovations, the new telescopic boom provides a  dual platform capacity along with 4-wheel steering and is ideal for work up to 16 meters (46 feet) high.OUTSTANDING PRODUCTIVITY AND EXCELLENT ALL-TE...

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New Stage V Telehandlers and Track Loaders from Bobcat

Bobcat is launching new Stage V compliant telehandlers alongside Stage V versions of the company’s M-Series T450 and T590 compact track loaders. In both the new telehandlers and compact track loaders, the changes include several new features and options. The new machines are powered by proven Bobcat D34 and D24 Stage V high torque diesel engines, designed specifically for Bobcat compact equipment. Both of the new Stage V engines are based on well proven designs installed in thousands of Bo...

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CIFA wins the international Red Dot Design award for the fourth time

The prestigious award was given for the design of Energya MK28E, the first hybrid truck mixer pump in the world.  Energya MK28E – the first truck mixer pump in the world – has received the 2020 Red Dot Award in the Industrial Design category. With this acknowledgement, CIFA obtains, for the fourth time, one of the most prestigious international awards in the design sector. Another medal for the entire hybrid Energya range, which won the 2014 Red Dot award for Energya E9, the hyb...

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Ecommerce – the future is electric

Electromobility is proving to be the catalyst for a new online way of selling machines. Mats Bredborg, Director Brand & Marketing Communications at Volvo CE, describes how ‘going digital’ is changing how OEMs interact with a new generation of customers.Even in the upside-down world of 2020, some things stay the same. And that is the power of brands. This is especially true for construction equipment, as a passion for one name of machine can be a family affair, with several genera...

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IVECO welcomes the German Federal Council’s final decision to extend motorway toll exemption for natural gas heavy-duty trucks

The toll extension will benefit transporters who operate IVECO’s Natural Power heavy-duty in their fleets, both on German and international routes, due to the country’s central position at the crossroads of the main European long-haul corridors. The decision will also boost the efforts for the implementation of biogas as a path to zero emission. IVECO is also celebrating today World Environment Day with a new video on Sustainability that highlights the need to drive a change in the ...

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Hitachi CME wants to concentrate customized production in its Amsterdam factory

The management of Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe NV (HCME) intends to move the production and assembly activities currently taking place in Oosterhout to the existing HCME production location in Amsterdam. In the Netherlands, HCME will focus on producing customized machines, in order to better meet the increasing demand from its dealers across Europe. To take advantage of economies of scale, the production and assembly of standard machines will be left mainly to the factories in Japan. Th...

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UTA provides truck drivers in Austria with protective masks and disinfectant

UTA, a leading provider of fuel and service cards in Europe, together with DocStop, an advocacy group for the improvement of medical care for professional drivers, and Service 24 Notdienst GmbH, a service provider for the commercial vehicle industry, are providing truck drivers on Austrian motorways and expressways with free protective masks and disinfectant during the coronavirus pandemic. Several thousand protec-tive masks and disinfectant dispensers will be distributed to truckers over the ne...

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The gamechanger in crawler cranes; ideal in tight spots

The PCC 57.002; indoor job in a furniture storeThe PALFINGER crawler crane PCC 57.002 maneuvers well in limited space, can shift (or “walk”) on its outriggers and can be operated electrically. It´s perfect for indoor jobs, such as the removal of escalators.Maneuvering the PALFINGER crawler crane PCC 57.002 through the main entrance of an Austrian furniture store was delicate work. Thanks to its compact dimensions – just 1.9m wide by 2.1m high – and precision steerin...

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IVECO announces restart of production at its plants in Italy and Spain

IVECO, the commercial vehicle brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI), announced today that it is ready to resume production at its plants in Italy and Spain, which had been temporarily closed in March to protect employees and to contribute to the local governments’ measures for limiting the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic. The IVECO manufacturing plant in Suzzara (Italy) has restarted production on May 4th, while Brescia (Italy), Madrid and Valladolid (Spain) are ready for re...

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Caterpillar achieves 2 billion tonnes hauled with autonomous trucks system

Caterpillar is again hitting a significant milestone in autonomous haulage—achieving 2 billion tonnes (2.2 billion short tons) hauled using Cat® MineStar™ Command for hauling. Caterpillar has doubled the amount hauled in the 16 months since reaching 1 billon tonnes hauled in November 2018.“In just a bit over six years we’ve safely hauled 2 billion tonnes—a milestone we achieved significantly faster than our competitors,” said Sean McGinnis, MineStar Soluti...

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Yanmar launches all-new B75W-5 compact wheeled excavator

Yanmar Compact Equipment EMEA has unveiled the next generation of its class-leading B75W wheeled excavator. Efficient, precise and dependable, the B75W-5 is perfect for urban jobsites, highway construction and landscaping projects. Powered by the latest 73hp Yanmar 4TNV98CT turbocharged diesel engine with DPF as standard, the B75W-5 is fuel efficient, environmentally friendly and fully-compliant with EU Stage V emissions legislation. Delivering 295.5Nm torque @ 1,365rpm, the new model is extreme...

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MEILLER restarts production in Germany

Monday, 4 May 2020 saw tipper assembly recommence at both of MEILLER’s German locations in Munich and Karlsruhe. The majority of employees in production have since returned to their workplaces. “Our colleagues are delighted that things are finally starting up again”, stresses Dr. Sebastian Simon, Head of Production. “Work had continued unabated for the team responsible for securing the spare parts supply and in service”. The company implemented comprehensi...

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A special journey for refinery equipment – Kroustalelis Special Transport places its trust in Goldhofer heavy-duty modules

In order to transport a 67-meter-long naphtha splitter and an equally long deisohexanizer from the production facility of EKME S.A. in Thessaloniki to the local port for onward shipment, the Greek special transport company Kroustalelis used a Goldhofer THP/LTSO heavy-duty combination as a trailer combination.The Greek company EKME sa is a Pressure Equipment (Vessels, Reactors, Heat Exchangers) fabricator and a Modular Units & Skids supplier, operating as a construction, and maintenance servi...

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THE WINNING SOLUTIONS THAT MAKE A PROFIT RECYCLING DEMOLITION WASTE MATERIAL AND EARTH FROM EXCAVATION WORK

With the Call4Solutions Service, MB Crusher helps companies develop new business opportunitiesAfter listening to companies all over the world, MB Crusher developed a range of innovative machinery capable of simplifying the complex process of recycling aggregates and demolition materials.Thanks to the patented MB Crusher units, each job becomes more competitive and profitable, but there’s more. The company grows independently and reduces costs, and has the opportunity to expand its services...

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BKT: PRODUCTION RESTARTS

BKT’s Indian factories are already partially operational  and tire distribution is active.Production of BKT tires has partially restarted in all its Indian factories, following dialogue with and approval by the local governments of the States where the plants are located. The Group, which specializes in off-highway tires, has also restarted supply and delivery to the OEM and Aftermarket channels.Nonetheless, the absolute priority for BKT is the safety of its workforce by minimizing ri...

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Kobelco Construction Machinery continues to expand French network

Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) is pleased to announce the expansionof its French networkwith sixnew authoriseddealer partners.Neomat, Gap Sud Mécanique,Comet Loc, ACHD, Serge Monod Equipement and Kobestjoined the KCME networkat the start of 2020, providing improved coverage of France and demonstratingKCME’s commitment to better servicing customersin itsFrench speaking regions. Neomat joined KCME on 1 January 2020 and covers a significant area across France includi...

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Wacker Neuson SE withdraws guidance for fiscal 2020 due to business impact from covid-19 pandemic; preliminary figures for the first quarter

The ongoing covid-19 pandemic, together with the resulting protective measures implemented by countries, institutions and companies, are having an increasingly negative impact on the Wacker Neuson Group’s business. The economic situation in certain regions deteriorated particularly towards the end of Q1. During the first half of April, revenue and order intake figures were significantly below prior-year levels. The Executive Board has thus decided today to withdraw the guidance for fiscal ...

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Doosan Crawler Excavators Win 2020 LCO & HRV Awards

Doosan Infracore Europe is delighted to announce that the company’s crawler excavators have scooped awards in the 2020 EquipmentWatch Lowest Cost of Ownership (LCO) and Highest Retained Value (HRV) Awards. For the third year running, the Doosan DX300LC-5 30 tonne crawler excavator has won the Excavators Crawler Medium category LCO Award and Doosan’s DX180LC-5 18.5 tonne crawler excavator has won the 2020 HRV Award in the Excavators Crawler Small category.   EquipmentWatch i...

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Online bidding on heavy equipment increases during Coronavirus

Temporarily no 'singing' auctioneers but sales continue at Ritchie Bros.Literally speaking, it has been relatively quiet around Ritchie Bros. auction sites recently. The world's largest heavy equipment auctioneer is known for its energetic equipment auctions held all over the world with "singing" auctioneers, rolling machinery, and big bidding crowds. But the theaters have been empty and will remain empty for now. Has the industry stopped buying and selling machinery? On the contrary. Due to the...

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Manitou Group: partial reopening of production operations in Europe

Manitou Group partially resumes activity on its production sites based in France  and  Italy. This  limited  reopeningallows  the  group  to  gradually  restart  the  whole  supply  and production chain, in the context of a health crisis that is still cause for concern.In accordance with the regulations applicable to all the production sites, the group has implemented specificmeasures to protect the health of its on-site employees ...

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TRACING THE ROUTE FOR THE NEW TRAM TO BORDEAUX Mérignac AIRPORT

The Bordeaux tramway system does not yet reach the airport, but an MB Crusher drum cutter is at work to extend the Line A. The grooved rail was invented in 1852 by Monsieur Loubat, a French inventor. It seems a trivia fact, but it is instead evidenced that when it comes to developing tramways the French knows what they are doing.  Presently, the Bordeaux Mérignac Airport is the hub of a large scale project which will see the creation of new infrastructure, new buildings, a Park and R...

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Three contracts with Metso cover Russian Copper Company’s mill lining needs for close to a year

Metso has won a contract for the supply of SAG and ball mill linings for the upcoming facilities of Russian Copper Company’s (RCC) Tominsky Processing Plant. The deal complements two earlier mill lining contracts for RCC’s Mikheevsky Processing Plant, signed in December 2019.With a combined value of approximately EUR 24 million, the three orders have been booked for Metso’s Q1/2020 (Tominsky) and Q4/2019 (Mikheevsky) orders received. First shipments started already in March 202...

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Schmitz Cargobull launches new website

User reading habits have inspired new look site Schmitz Cargobull’s renowned innovation in trailer technology has inspired the company’s new look website, which has been launched today based on customer preferences. The site, www.cargobull.com, has a new look and feel, as well as a more intuitive navigation and structure which has been carefully designed based on data from the previous version.  The new site has been built to optimize page layout, speed and presentation and is r...

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Jungheinrich Rental Fleet Management for hagebau Logistik

hagebau Logistik will rely entirely on Jungheinrich material handling equipment in the future. At hagebau Logistik's five logistics sites in Westerkappeln, Neumünster, Herten, Schleinitz and Burgau, the material handling equipment by various brands used to date will be replaced by some 200 Jungheinrich trucks. As part of this process, the logistics division of the hagebau Group is decommissioning all its diesel-powered trucks and will in future only use electric vehicles. The company is thu...

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Spectacular heavy transport over 1,400 kilometres in Australia: SCHEUERLE WideCombi ensures high transport efficiency for Doolan's Heavy Haulage

Australian heavy-duty specialists from Doolan’s Heavy Haulage have transported two 160 tonne crusher components using WideCombi axle lines made by SCHEUERLE. Due to the low dead weight and low height of the transport modules, the company was able to complete the task in a very short time as it did not have to resort to special time slots. According to those responsible for the assignment, the transport could not have been carried out as efficiently with other equipment.Two tractors, with a...

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Norwegian contractor improves profitability with ConSite

Norwegian company H&K Sandnes is an active user of Hitachi’s remote monitoring system, Global e-Service, for a wide range of its Hitachi excavators. The Larvik-based groundworks and drainage contractor has taken out a full service contract and extended warranty for all of its Zaxis machines with the country’s authorised Hitachi dealer, Nasta.This entitles the company to make use of Hitachi’s various after-sales services, including easy access to Owner’s Site and ConSi...

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New Line of Cat® Backhoe Loaders Deliver Improved Performance and Better Fuel Efficiency

Four new backhoe loader models build on the success of the popular F2 seriesCaterpillar announces four new backhoe loader models that build on the success of the Cat F2® Series backhoe loaders. The new line consists of the Cat® 428, 432, 434 and the 444 models, replacing the 428F2, 432F2, 434F2 and the 444F2 machines respectively. The new Cat backhoe loaders offer similar model platforms throughout the line to deliver component commonality and operating similarities throughout range. The...

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Strong business recovery for Haulotte China

While the construction equipment sector has been heavily affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in most countries, the manufacturing companies resumed working in China. The Haulotte Chinese subsidiary is getting busier and busier with machine deliveries to meet customers demand. Flying start for Haulotte China’s economic activityAccording to the National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NDRC), 90% of key projects have resumed construction in China duri...

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IVECO ensures service and maintenance of its vehicles to help keep transport operating

​The health and well-being of customers and staff is IVECO’s priority, and its workshops are implementing the government’s hygiene and safety guidelines.The IVECO brand thanks all the mechanics, technicians, transporters and drivers for their tremendous effort and commitment to maintain the supply network of our society.The world of transport cannot stop and neither can the IVECO Service Network, in order to guarantee the necessary supply of goods. To support transport professional...

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Generator sets and extreme climates. How to set up your equipment so it continues to offer optimal performance

The harshness of the environment can seriously affect a generator set's performance, so adapting it to the environment and taking a series of extra measures allows for top performance, regardless of where the project is carried out."It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change”, stated the British naturalist Charles Darwin. This lack of environmental adaptation means that we cannot carry out our...

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bauma CTT RUSSIA: New date has been set

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has strongly impacted developments in Russia. Following the directives of the Government of the city and region of Moscow to prevent and control the virus from spreading, Messe München was compelled to postpone bauma CTT RUSSIA, which was planned to take place in May. The new date has been set now. The trade fair will be held from September 8 to 11, 2020 at Crocus Expo in Moscow. The measures taken by the Moscow City Government against the sp...

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Hyundai modifies three- and four-wheel E-forklifts: significantly improved efficiency, consumption and ergonomics

Hyundai Material Handling has thoroughly re-engineered the very successful U series of its electrically driven three- and four-wheel forklifts. The focus of the further development was on comfort, performance and reduced fuel consumption. The three-wheel forklifts 15BT-9U/18BT-9U and 20BT-9U in the load capacity range 1,500 to 2,000 kg are ready for the world market with their high-performance components. New features include the Zapi controls of the ACE series, the Schabmüller drive motors...

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You’re in control with Hitachi Zaxis-7

Hitachi puts owners and operators in complete control with the next generation Zaxis-7 medium excavators. The new ZX250-7, ZX300-7 and ZX350-7 Stage-V compliant models offer an enhanced user experience thanks to the redefined design. Their efficiency and versatility provide owners with opportunities to increase profits and reduce costs.Improve profitImpressive fuel economy can be achieved with the new Zaxis-7 machines with up to 10% less fuel consumption than previous models. Hitachi’s ind...

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Wacker Neuson reports new revenue record for fiscal 2019, profit below the prior-year level

Leading light and compact equipment manufacturer the Wacker Neuson Group saw revenue rise 11.2 percent to EUR 1,901.1 million in fiscal 2019 (2018: EUR 1,710.0 million). Adjusted for currency effects, this corresponds to an increase of 9.8 percent. Business grew across all regions and business segments. The Group benefited above all from positive trends in European and North American construction markets as well as strong demand for Kramer- and Weidemann-branded agr...

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ConExpo 2020: Dressta’s all-new TD-16N dozer sets a new benchmark for visibility

Dressta’s new dozer makes its eagerly anticipated debut at ConExpo. The new TD-16N is a revolutionary dozer that sets a new benchmark for visibility. Right from day one, the LiuGong Dressta design team’s brief was simple - create the best all-round dozer for the customer. The Red Dot award-winning team headed by Edward Wagner (Executive Director of New Technology) and Gary Major (Executive Director of Industrial Design) knew that listening to the operator was key to designing somethi...

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Cummins Performance Series Powers Hyundai

Cummins Inc. announced that they have become the single engine supplier to Hyundai Construction Equipment (HCE) for displacements from 3.8 to 12 liters.  This covers the Performance Series engines; F3.8, B4,5, B6,7, L9 and X12 (100 to 512 hp) powering 25 construction installations.“Hyundai Construction Equipment has been a strategic off-highway partner to Cummins for 30 years, and we value our continuing business relationship,” cited Eric Neal, Executive Director─ Global Off-H...

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MECALAC at Conexpo 2020 in Las Vegas

The Mecalac Group clinched its first sales in the United States in 2016 thanks to a partnership in Massachusetts. The following year, driven by growing interest in its products, the company set up a sales subsidiary in Norfolk near Boston and took part in the Conexpo trade show for the very first time. Mecalac North America LLC has since underpinned a growing regional distribution network, not only in the USA but also in Canada and Latin America. At this year’s Conexpo in March, the Mecala...

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Caterpillar Brings its Products, Services and Technology to Life at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

Celebrating customers worldwide, Caterpillar unveils the Operator Stadium featuring live demonstrations, product exhibits and interactive technologyCaterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is showcasing its latest products, services and technologies while paying tribute to those who build the world’s infrastructure at CONEXPO 2020. Show attendees will have the opportunity to experience three Caterpillar exhibits totaling more than 60,000 square feet of outdoor and indoor space featuring more than 30 m...

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CATERPILLAR AND TRIMBLE ANNOUNCE CHANGE TO JOINT VENTURE PROVIDING GREATER FLEXIBILITY AND CUSTOMER FOCUS

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Trimble Inc. (NASDAQ: TRMB) are announcing the restructuring of their VirtualSite Solutions LLC (VSS) joint venture (JV), so that each company can accelerate the development of technologies and solutions aligned to their strategic initiatives. Over the next several months, Caterpillar will assume control of VSS and integrate its line of products, including VisionLink®, into a broader digital portfolio and future fleet management services.“Trimble and Ca...

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CIFA launches the new American subsidiary and tailor-made concrete machinery product line for North America at ConExpo 2020

CIFA will be exhibiting at booth B7001 two boom pumps: safety and easy-to-use machines for every kind of job site. CIFA – a leading European concrete machinery design and manufacturing company - inaugurates its branch office in North America: CIFA North America, Inc. The facility located in Yorkville (WI) will work as an industrial machinery assembly plant as well as the customer service center. For CIFA customers in the United States and Canada, the local hub will provide service in ter...

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HİDROMEK’S 100% ELECTRIC WHEEL EXCAVATOR HICON 7W HAS WON ITS SECOND DESIGN AWARD

HİDROMEK has been awarded with IF Product Design Award 2020, one of the world’s most distinguished design awards, with its smart  and 100% electric city excavator HICON 7W. With the new award, the number of internationally prestigious design awards HİDROMEK has won increased to 19.For IF Design Award 2020, 78 independent jury members from all over the world have evaluated more than 7,298 entries from 56 countries. After the evaluations, ‘the best’ designs have been selec...

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INDUSTRIAL ACCESS ADOPTS THE GENIE® LIFT CONNECT™ TELEMATICS SOLUTION

Leading Romanian rental firm orders telematics kits for 110 Genie® boom lifts Industrial Access, Romania’s leading equipment rental company, is reputed for being technologically advanced in using data to manage its fleet. Owners of a total of 4,000 machines, the company’s aerial fleet counts 1,500 units – 40% of which are Genie® units. Today, 110 of Industrial Access’ fully CAN-based Genie machines are equipped with the new Genie Lift Connect™ telematics so...

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ABAX helps Berge Bygdeservice connect to Global e-Service for simplified fleet management

The 23-year-old Norwegian contractor, Simen Berge, has a high level of expertise beyond his years, driven by his company Berge Bygdeservice’s latest acquisition, a Hitachi ZX65USB-6, and technology available from ABAX. This market-leading software platform enables the new Zaxis-6 range of mini excavators to communicate with Hitachi’s remote monitoring system, Global e-Service. This not only simplifies fleet management and maintenance for machine owners such as Simen, but also allows...

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VERONAFIERE POSTPONES SAMOTER, LETEXPO, ASPHALTICA AND B/OPEN

Date changes decided by the Board of Directors: the timing of set-up and logistic operations for these events are incompatible with national and regional dispositions for Covid-19The Board of Directors of Veronafiere SpA met today and acknowledged the impossibility of ensure proper timing for set-up, dismantling and logistics operations for upcoming trade fair events. In relation to the requirements of the ordinance issued by the Ministry of Health and the Veneto Region concerning Covid-19, it w...

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Komatsu Rete Italia at Samoter 2020

In Italy, Komatsu interacts with its clients through Komatsu Rete Italia, a net gathering Komatsu DBs (CIMERTEX ITALIA, CO.M.EDIL, CO.M.E.G, G.I.S. GROUP, MAUGERI MACCHINE, VARINI), dealers, workshops and Nolok rental net, a leading rental company in Italy. Komatsu’s distribution net counts on 40 affiliates, more than 80 service centres in Italy and roughly 700 rental fleet machines; it guarantees all over Italy the needed know-how in terms of Komatsu machines sales and services. Komatsu...

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New Kobelco SK140SRLC-7 delivers exceptional performance, capability andoperator experience through harmonisation

Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) is pleased to announce the arrival of the SK140SRLC-7 –a 14-tonne excavator that delivers enhanced efficiency and productivity through harmonisation of mechanical power, operation speed and overall machine design. The SK140SRLC-7is of a newgenerationof excavatorsto demonstrate Kobelco’s prowess in excavator design and manufacture. Coupled with modern manufacturing processes and customer feedback, the Japanese manufacturer’sSK14...

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Wheel loader buy-back scheme inspires confidence in Hitachi

A UK-based operational contract management and plant hire services company has purchased two Hitachi ZW310-6 wheel loaders for quarrying and bulk handling projects. Both models were supplied to MJ Hickey Plant Hire and Contracts Ltd with a buy-back option from Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV. The first ZW310-6, fitted with 4.5m³ general purpose bucket, was delivered in 2018 and is working in one of England’s largest limestone quarries, located in Leicester. The second mode...

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23° SAMOTER INNOVATION AWARD - THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY TAKES THE STAGE

Thirteen winners in the competition's various categories, plus three special mentions and a special prize for design Hybrid or electric machinery developed for earth moving and various applications in the world of hoisting/lifting. Technologies that improve operator safety and comfort are aspects that can make all the difference on construction sites all over the world. New IT systems and software ensuring better production process efficiency. These are some of the solutions in the limelight a...

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Hitachi Zaxis-6 mini excavator proves powerful and fuel-efficient

One of the first Stage V-compliant Zaxis-6 mini excavators to be delivered in the UK is being utilised on groundworks projects for a West Midlands-based contractor. JLG Groundworks invested in the ZX55U-6 following positive experiences with its Hitachi medium excavators and the recommendation of authorised dealer Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK).The latest addition to its fleet is working on a housing development for Seddon Construction in Powick on the outskirts of Worcester. Ideal for confi...

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CONSTRUCTION SECTOR: GROWTH OF 5 BILLION EUROS FOR TWO-YEAR PERIOD 2020-2021- INVESTMENTS DRIVEN BY RESIDENTIAL AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SECTORS

Estimates analysed by the SaMoTer-Prometeia Outlook in DecemberConstruction investments will grow in the two-year period 2020-2021, albeit at a slower pace than 2019. Overall investments in Italy in 2018 came to more than 139 billion euros and current forecasts for 2019 as a whole suggest a further increase of 3.3%, worth around about 4.5 billion euros: these figures are also likely to improve over the next two years, with expected growth of 2.5 billion euros in 2020 (+1.8%) and 2.4 billion euro...

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Hyundai Construction Equipment names Sungwoo Lee as new Managing Director for Europe

HCEE (Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe) announces the appointment of Sungwoo (SW) Lee as the new Managing Director with effect from 1st December 2019. With over 20 years of service at the Hyundai group, SW Lee brings a longstanding international sales career to Europe. SW Lee replaces mister J.H. Chun who will return to Korea where he will lead the international marketing team of HCE (Hyundai Construction Equipment). Growing profitable market share in Europe is key As of December 1st 2019 ...

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