Excavators


Unique Advantages of a High Reach Excavator →

In a world where safety and precision reign supreme, cranes and wrecking balls are things of the past. High reach excavators have taken up the mantle as the go-to machine for demolition projects due to three unique advantages. Fast Assembly A converted high reach excavator engineered by C.W. Machine Worx can be assembled in two hours without assistance from additional equipment. These converted high reach excavators also only require one operator to attach their fronts.  Click for more...


Case E Series Excavators Reloaded With Major Evolution in Operator Experience →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Case Construction Equipment continues turning heads with major rollouts — on the heels of introducing the first-of-its-kind Case Minotaur DL550 compact dozer loader, the manufacturer is completely reloading its entire line of excavators. The company introduced seven new models of E Series excavators — including two in new size classes — focused on enhancing the total operator experience in performance and control to deliver even greater productivity, operator satisfaction, and operational efficiency while driving down total cost of ownership over the life of the machine.  Click for more...


Case to Introduce New E Series Excavator Lineup Focused On Enhancing Total Operator Experience →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Case Construction Equipment will reveal the full rollout of its new E Series excavator models in North America on Sept. 22 at CaseCE.com/ESeries. The rollout features seven new models — including two entirely new excavators — focused on enhancing the total operator experience to deliver even greater productivity, operator satisfaction and operational efficiency. New features (and models) that will help drive the more complete operator experience include: A massive new 10-in.  Click for more...


Yanmar Compact Equipment Introduces Next Generation ViO17-1E, ViO25-6B Mini Excavators →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Yanmar Compact Equipment introduces a new generation of its ViO17 and ViO25 mini excavators. The ViO17-1E and ViO25-6B are upgraded for improved operator comfort, convenience and ease of use while retaining Yanmar equipment's reputation for high performance and reliability in tight spaces. The ViO17-1E is best suited for residential work, landscaping and small general construction projects. The ViO25-6B also excels in those applications but brings additional power and size for benefits in building maintenance projects, irrigation, plumbing pipeline and more, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Cat 350 Excavator Delivery Productivity, Enhanced Sustainability →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Featuring powerful digging force and strong swing torque, the new Cat 350 excavator can be equipped with large buckets up to 4.2 cu. yd. for class-leading productivity. While productive, the 350 consumes up to 13 percent less fuel than the Cat 349 to lower costs, reduce CO2 emissions and operate more sustainably, according to the manufacturer. Three power mode options — Smart, Power and Eco — match the excavator to the job to further reduce fuel consumption.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Schlouch Deploys Big Cat 395 to Massive Project →

From Construction Equipment Guide... When a noted Pennsylvania grading and excavation company was faced with working on one of the biggest projects in its history, one that included filling in old strip-mining pits, its best minds convened to decide how to perform the project safely and efficiently. Blandon, Pa.'s Schlouch Incorporated., a heavy civil contractor in business for almost 40 years, was tasked with clearing and grading a 362-acre site in eastern Pennsylvania earlier this year ahead of builders erecting the 5.5-million-sq.-ft.  Click for more...


Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Adds Holland Equipment Services to Its Dealer Network →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announced July 28 a dealership agreement with HES — Holland Equipment Services, Holland, Mich., under which HES will sell and service Hyundai wheel loaders and excavators in western Michigan. Aric Geurink, president of HES, said the agreement with Hyundai represents a major growth opportunity for the dealership, which has built a large presence in southwest Michigan as a supplier of used equipment, attachments, parts, service and rentals.  Click for more...


Komatsu Smart Construction Retrofit Kits →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Looking for a simple way to improve your grading performance? Now, with Komatsu's easy and affordable Smart Construction Retrofit Kits, conventional Komatsu excavators can be equipped with 3D guidance and payload monitoring, giving operators and managers alike more ways to help work efficiently and accurately, according to the manufacturer. Designed to improve grading performance and provide more time- and cost-management tools, Smart Construction Retrofit can bring 3D to most Komatsu excavators in your fleet.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Next-Generation Doosan Crawler Excavators Now Available →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Doosan Infracore North America introduced its next-generation -7 Series crawler excavators in the United States and Canada. The initial launch includes four models, with more excavators to be announced in the coming months. The first models are the Doosan DX140LCR-7, DX225LC-7, DX255LC-7 and DX350LC-7. The Doosan -7 Series crawler excavators deliver the fuel efficiency and productivity that operators need to complete the work of today and prepare for the challenges tomorrow brings.  Click for more...


Kobelco Launches Next Generation SK260LC-11 Excavator →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Kobelco Construction Machinery USA Inc. (KCMU) announced the launch of the all new SK260LC-11. This next generation -11 machine delivers enhanced performance, greater efficiency, more productivity and follows the Kobelco Performance by Design concept for outstanding operator-based performance and comfort in this competitive class, according to the manufacturer. Since the development of the first generation "SK" series 25-ton Kobelco excavator in 1983, this size class has grown in popularity due to its versatility in various general construction applications.  Click for more...


Meyer, RMS Share Priority of Finding Creative Solutions →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Completing projects requires more than manpower and diesel fuel. Every job site poses unique obstacles that must be dealt with. Some of the solutions are as simple as adding a machine to the fleet, but others require real ingenuity. The constant challenge to provide those solutions for its customers is what drives Meyer Contracting Inc. "Once you understand the customer's needs — and then meet them — you'll have a successful project and a satisfied customer," said President and Chief Operating Officer Verlyn Schoep.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Casey-Bertram Begins Demolition of Distribution Center →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The day after a March fire engulfed a large distribution center, local authorities called Casey-Bertram to provide immediate support to the fire department. The Indianapolis-based demolition contractor traveled to Plainfield, Ind., to drag semi-truck trailers away from the 1.1 million sq.-ft. building, which allowed firefighters to concentrate their efforts on areas that were previously inaccessible and safely mitigate the fire.  Click for more...


Five Excavator Technologies to Improve Your Bottom Line →

From Construction Equipment Guide... While technology has been enhancing excavator performance for more than a decade, end-user demand for certain features has accelerated in the past few years. AEM talked with leading manufacturers to get their take on those innovations that provide the typical construction company with the best bang for the buck — innovations that allow excavator operators to: Dig and grade faster Eliminate guesswork Reduce fuel consumption Enhance operator comfort Improve safety Get to Grade in Considerably Less Time Ryan Neal, market professional and product application specialist for large excavators at Caterpillar, said 2D grade control has been a game-changer.  Click for more...


Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. Welcomes Hills Machinery →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Hills Machinery and Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HCMA) recently established a partnership to market the Hitachi excavator and wheel loader equipment lines. The alliance will allow Hills Machinery and HCMA to grow the lineup of world-renowned Hitachi equipment across the North Carolina and South Carolina regions, and enable HCMA to introduce the broader lineup of Hitachi-branded equipment to the Carolina marketplace.  Click for more...


John Deere Announces Global Agreement With Wacker Neuson On 0-9-Metric-Ton Excavators →

From Construction Equipment Guide... John Deere announced an expanded relationship with Wacker Neuson, a manufacturer of compact and construction machines, for 0 to 9-metric-ton excavators, to include North America. John Deere and Wacker Neuson will collaborate on the development of excavators less than 5-metric-tons, including battery electric excavators, that will be manufactured by Wacker Neuson. Additionally, John Deere will have control of the design, manufacturing and technology innovation, for the 5-9-metric-ton models, leveraging a solid foundation from Wacker Neuson.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Hitachi ZX210LC-6 HP Excavator Comes to North America →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HCMA) introduced its line of Hitachi-built excavators to the Americas with the ZX210LC-6 HP excavator, which will redefine power and speed while reducing fuel consumption. Targeting the most popular segment of the excavator market, the ZX210LC-6 HP offers the performance to excel at earthmoving, material handling, demolition, underground excavation and more.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Hitachi Introduces ZX50U-5N Compact Excavator in North America →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HCMA) announced the arrival of the ZX50U-5N excavator, a compact machine with full-size features. With its reduced tail-swing design, the compact, yet powerful, 10,560-lb. (4,790-kg) ZX50U-5N is perfect for working in congested areas. An independent swing boom and 360-degree rotation let you set up and work almost anywhere. Plus, virtually unlimited visibility and precise control make it a great tool for excavating around existing utilities.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Hitachi Introduces ZX26U-5N in North America →

From Construction Equipment Guide... With its reduced tail-swing design, Hitachi's 4-ft. 11-in. wide (1.5 m) ZX26U-5N is perfect for working in the most confined spaces. An operating weight of 5,560 lbs. (2,520 kg) makes it easy to transport with convenient tie-down holes on the side frame and blade. An independent swing boom and 360-degree rotation let you set up and work almost anywhere. Plus, virtually unlimited visibility and precise control make it a great tool for excavating around existing utilities.  Click for more...


Tracey Road Equipment Named to Represent New Hitachi Excavators →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Tracey Road Equipment has been named as one of the exclusive dealers to represent the Hitachi excavator line from the newly formed Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas. In 2021, Hitachi ended a 30-year joint venture with John Deere to manufacture and sell excavators in the Western hemisphere. Tracey Road Equipment will now represent the Hitachi excavator in the upstate central, northern and western regions of New York State.  Click for more...


Topcon Announces 3D Machine Control Compatibility Options for Caterpillar Excavators →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Topcon Positioning Group announced a new option for Caterpillar Next Gen excavator users to leverage Topcon 3D machine control functionality together with Cat Assist features. As a result of new compatibility of the Topcon 3D excavator system with Caterpillar factory-installed NGH sensors, customers will experience simplified installation of the Topcon aftermarket system into Caterpillar's existing 2D excavator systems, in coordination with Topcon and Caterpillar dealers.  Click for more...



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