Excavators


Mecalac Introduces Highly Versatile 12MTX Wheeled Excavator Loader to North American Market →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Mecalac, a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of compact construction equipment, introduced the 12MTX wheeled excavator loader to the North American market. The 12MTX combines the capabilities of a compact excavator, loader and telehandler into a single machine that excels at digging, loading and material handling. It also is a powerful tool carrier that can handle attachments, such as asphalt planers and flail mowers, that require high-flow hydraulics.  Click for more...


DEVELON Rolls Out Its First Mini Wheel Excavator: DX100W-7 →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Navigating cramped, congested urban job sites, where every inch counts, is challenging for equipment operators. DEVELON has the perfect solution: the DX100W-7 mini wheel excavator. The DX100W-7 is an ideal combination of compact and agile, and it's one of the fastest mini excavators on the market (up to 24 mph), according to the manufacturer. A spacious cab, with low noise and vibration levels paired with all-around visibility, makes long days on the job site more comfortable and productive.  Click for more...


Kobelco Unveils SK520LC-11 Excavator →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Kobelco Construction Machinery USA announced the launch of its latest innovation, the SK520LC-11, which is designed to meet the demands of the modern construction job site. This new model combines advanced technology, enhanced efficiency and exceptional durability, setting a new standard for heavy-duty machinery, according to the manufacturer. This 55-ton class -11 series excavator offers un-matched added value and delivers superior performance, efficiency and productivity, Kobelco said.  Click for more...


Hyundai Adds Four New Models to HX-A Compact Excavator Product Line →

From Construction Equipment Guide... HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America introduced four new models in its HX-A series of compact hydraulic excavators. The Hyundai HX17AZ, HX27AZ, HX55ACR and HX60A excavators fill in the company's line of compact excavators, the first models of which debuted at ConExpo in 2023. With these four new machines, the Hyundai HX-A series compact excavator line now includes eight models. All four new models feature low-emission engines that are Tier IV Final compliant.  Click for more...


DEVELON Introduces Its Smallest Mini Excavator Yet →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Amidst the hustle and bustle of the job site, where crew members are hard at work navigating narrow pathways and tight corners, a new contender emerges, poised to make a big impact despite its small stature. Introducing the latest addition to the DEVELON mini excavator line: the DX17Z-7. The DX17Z-7 weighs approximately 4,200 lbs and is the smallest member of the DEVELON mini excavator fleet. Unlocking potential for landscaping, residential construction and utility work, the DX17Z-7 answers operators' requests for a mini excavator that can swiftly maneuver in tight work spaces.  Click for more...


Volvo Unveils Major Updates With New Series of Excavators →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Volvo CE is introducing a new range of excavators designed to give customers an edge with upgrades that include up to 15 percent greater fuel efficiency, increased productivity, enhanced safety and a slew of operator-friendly features. The series represents the most significant update to the Volvo excavator lineup in 20 years. The initial launch includes multiple medium and large excavator models in North America — the ECR145 short swing, EC210, EC230, EC370, EC400 and EC500 crawler excavators — with more models coming in the next several months.  Click for more...


Downhill Mountain Bike Legend Aaron Gwin, Kubota Tractor Corporation Announce Equipment Partnership, Sponsorship →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Building on an extraordinary year of action sports partnerships on and off paved and dirt tracks, Kubota Tractor Corporation announced a partnership with downhill mountain bike legend Aaron Gwin, whose career highlights span five World Cup titles and eight U.S. National Championships, to support the newly-announced formation of Gwin Racing and his bike park, Windrock Bike Park, in Oliver Springs, Tenn.  Click for more...


Case Upsizes Equipment for Landscaping Teams Geared Toward Growth →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Case Construction Equipment is beefing up its offering for landscaping companies with new models and bigger features that boost productivity in the yard or on the job site. As the landscaping industry steadily grows year over year, Case geared its latest round of innovations toward helping landscaping crews take advantage of bigger opportunities to grow their business. "Many landscaping companies today are experiencing significant growth, but they also have a lot of challenges to navigate, like labor shortages, highly varied job sites and a very competitive market," said Terry Dolan, vice president — North America, Case Construction Equipment.  Click for more...


Safer Excavator Maintenance With Enerpac Cube Jack Lifting →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Hydraulic industrial tools specialist Enerpac has announced a lifting system for safer excavator maintenance. Based on Enerpac SCJ-Series cube jacks, it enables lifting and holding of the entire cab, boom and arm, allowing the undercarriage to be safely removed. During maintenance of the excavator's swing drive and bearings, the undercarriage unit must be separated from the upper body cab and arm to give access to the swing motor and multiple sets of planetary gears.  Click for more...


Volvo CE Expands Range of Straight Boom Demolition Excavators →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Designed principally for demolition duties, the new EC500 Straight Boom excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment gives operators a 30 percent increase in pin height over the standard boom. The 25.5-ft. straight boom fitted to the EC500 also is equipped with heavy-duty features to withstand the beating it may take on job sites. The machine includes a powerful but fuel-efficient engine, a demolition-specific cab, and enhanced safety features like an optional remote control that allows the operator to control it from a safe distance.  Click for more...


VIDEO: New Cat 330 Straight Boom Excavator Completes Building, Demolition Work →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Expanding Caterpillar's demolition excavator line offering, the new purpose-built Cat 330 straight boom excavator is ideal for low-level building demolition applications. Offering a maximum digging depth of 19.1 ft., the new straight boom excavator features a maximum vertical reach of 40.9 ft. (8 ft. higher than a standard Cat 330 excavator) for demolishing three-story buildings. The 330 SB also is matched to a wide range of demolition tools including hammers, multi-processors, demolition grapples, pulverizers and quick couplers.  Click for more...


Komatsu Debuts PC490HRD-11 Excavator at Demolition San Antonio →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Komatsu's PC490HRD-11 demolition excavator will make its North American debut at Demolition San Antonio, the National Demolition Association's annual convention and expo, March 6-9, 2024. A highly versatile machine that's easily reconfigurable for changing work demands, the 362 hp (270 kW) PC490HRD-11 is engineered to help customers achieve higher efficiency at the demolition job site.  Click for more...


Volvo CE, Mack Trucks Partner With Coastal Waste & Recycling to Bring Electrification to South Florida →

Volvo Construction Equipment and Mack Trucks, both Volvo Group companies, recently delivered on- and off-road electric equipment to Florida-based Coastal Waste & Recycling to help the company achieve its sustainability goals. Coastal Waste & Recycling celebrated the event with representatives of the two OEMs and local officials at its facility in Pompano Beach, Fla. Coastal Waste & Recycling, based in Boca Raton, Fla., is piloting a 23-ton EC230 Electric excavator from Volvo CE and took delivery of a Mack LR Electric Class 8 refuse vehicle that will operate in residential and certain specialized commercial applications in southern Florida.  Click for more...


Skanska Concludes 90-Day Pilot Program of Zero-Emission Volvo EC230 Electric in North America →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Skanska, a leading construction and development firm, has announced the completion of a 90-day pilot program using the Volvo EC230 Electric excavator on the Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project in Los Angeles, at the South Yard of the La Brea station. Skanska's use of the zero-emissions equipment was among the first to pilot the Volvo excavator in North America. The goal of the trial was to test the capability of a battery-powered excavator to perform the necessary construction work, particularly in relation to its diesel-powered counterpart.  Click for more...


Liebherr to Exhibit at 2024 ISRI Convention, Expo →

The 2024 ISRI Convention and Expo takes place in Las Vegas from April 15-18, 2024. Liebherr displays multiple machines at its booth, including the LH 40 M Industry material handler, L 550 XPower wheel loader and R 922 powerhand crawler excavator. Liebherr experts also are on-site at booth #B8 to answer any questions and provide assistance with equipment. Liebherr specialized machines are strong, reliable and designed for high performance and maximum efficiency in industrial material handling.  Click for more...


Kubota Introduces KX080-5 to Its Excavator Lineup →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Kubota Tractor Corporation's KX080-5 compact excavator replaces the popular KX080-4 with performance, utility and comfort upgrades. The new KX080-5 takes the top spot in Kubota's robust excavator lineup and will be available at authorized Kubota dealerships within the first quarter of 2024. "With the new KX080-5, customers are getting Kubota's biggest and most powerful excavator in our lineup with all of the -5 upgrades included," said Bill Holton, Kubota product manager, construction equipment.  Click for more...


Diamond Mowers Offers Attachments to Optimize Vegetation Management →

Diamond Mowers offers solutions for clearing brush, grass and trees, as well as mulching, with a variety of excavator attachments. These attachments are built to perform critical tasks for a variety of land clearing projects. Excavator Brush Cutter Pro X Diamond Mowers' heavy-duty, hydraulically driven 40 in. Excavator Brush Cutter Pro X slices trees and brush up to 4 in. in diameter and is equipped with a spring-loaded retractable shield to deflect debris.  Click for more...


How To Choose the Right Excavator for Your Job Site →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Excavators are essential pieces of machinery on many job sites, offering versatility and power for a wide range of projects. The machine's ability to perform both the smallest and largest of tasks translates to project and cost efficiency. However, with various sizes and features available, selecting the right excavator for your specific needs can be challenging. So, how do you make sure you're choosing the right one for your next job? Excavator sizes vary by brand, with size categories ranging from compact (or mini) all the way to large excavators.  Click for more...


Hyundai Hydraulic Excavators Deliver Speed, Power, Control, Productivity →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Hydraulic excavators from HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America are known for fast cycle speeds, impressive hydraulic power, precision control and reliable productivity. The robust upper and lower frame structure can endure external shock and heavy workloads for many thousands of hours, according to the manufacturer. Hyundai HX-A series medium to large crawler excavators bring a combination of power, performance and fuel efficiency to applications ranging from construction, digging trenches or foundations, road work, handling materials, laying pipe, moving earth, demolition or dredging.  Click for more...


Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas ZAXIS-7 Medium, Large Excavators Optimize Comfort →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas fills out its ZAXIS-7 line of medium and large excavators with the ZX250LC-7, ZX300LC-7, ZX350LC-7, ZX490LC-7, ZX690LC-7 and ZX890LC-7. Ranging in operating weight from 58,433 to 192,938 lbs., these excavators include upgraded features that enhance operator comfort, visibility, fuel efficiency, durability and productivity. "The new ZX-7 generation of mid- to large-sized excavators features an array of new features and benefits to exceed the high standards set by our customers.  Click for more...



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