Scrapers


John Deere Launches Scraper Earthmoving Productivity System →

From Construction Equipment Guide... John Deere's latest technological offering, the earthmoving productivity system, is now available for scraper and earthmoving customers looking for a solution to enhance the measurement accuracy of volume loaded into a scraper in real time. The earthmoving productivity system transfers critical data directly to the JDLink dashboard, via JDLink Connectivity, enabling increased accuracy for job bidding and billing, helping to make smarter business decisions.  Click for more...


Caterpillar Relaunches Signature Cat 651 Wheel Tractor Scraper →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The new single engine Cat 651 wheel tractor scraper (WTS) reenters the market with upgrades to the powertrain, controls, hydraulics and structure, designed to deliver superior levels of productivity and a high return on investment. Offering 44 cu. yd. heaped capacity and 52 tons rated load, the new WTS shares the same bowl design and many components as the 657, allowing companies with mixed fleets to stock fewer repair parts and lower owning costs.  Click for more...


John Deere Announces Agreement with Mobile Track Solutions →

From Construction Equipment Guide... John Deere announced a master supply agreement with Mobile Track Solutions L.L.C., an Elkader, Iowa-based manufacturer of towed scrapers. As a part of the agreement, Mobile Track Solutions will provide the John Deere-branded greater than 27-cu.-yd. capacity towed scrapers for distribution through the John Deere construction and agriculture dealer networks. "The trend for a single large-capacity scraper pulled by either an articulated dump truck or large tractor continues to grow as an earthmoving solution for many contractors" said Jason Daly, global director, production systems, technology, marketing of John Deere Construction & Forestry.  Click for more...


Schlouch Closes Big Deal With Foley Inc. for 627K Scrapers →

From Construction Equipment Guide... If you are a land developer, finding a contractor to prepare your building site for construction can be an arduous task, especially if you want a top professional in your market. Among the qualities to look for are experience, a history of excellence, low cost, and an outstanding management — all attributes hard to find in one company. In the eastern Pennsylvania market, though, there is one contracting firm that easily fills all those qualifications: Schlouch Inc.  Click for more...


Cat 657 Wheel Tractor-Scraper Increases Productivity, Delivers Low-Cost Earthmoving →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Featuring the twin-power design to boost cycle times, the Cat 657 wheel tractor-scraper (WTS) elevates productivity and operating efficiency to deliver low-cost earthmoving. A 7 percent increase in fuel efficiency over the 657G WTS means more material moved per unit of fuel burned, and improved onboard payload estimating accuracy helps optimize productivity. The largest open bowl scraper in the Caterpillar line, with a rated load of 52 tons (46.4 t), now has a more spacious cab to boost operator comfort and efficiency in high volume earthmoving, highway construction and mining applications, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Sukut Makes the Grade in California →

From Construction Equipment Guide... After the recent statewide droughts, preserving water bears a new meaning in California. The Santa Margarita Water District is ushering in a new era of water conservation for South Orange County by purchasing and improving the half-century old Trampas Canyon Dam. The more than $100 million dollar project is ambitious — within two years, the dam will rise forty ft. taller and the existing reservoir will accommodate 1.6 billion gallons of recycled water.  Click for more...


New Design for Cat 630K Series Wheel Tractor-Scrapers Includes Technology that Adds Productivity and Operator Convenience →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The new Cat 630K Series wheel tractor-scrapers—631K and 637K—replace the previous 630G Series and feature a complete design update, including high-pressure steering, engine-over-speed protection, tire-spin reduction, differential-lock-engagement protection, and machine/ground-speed control, plus available systems such as Sequence Assist, Load Assist, Payload Estimator, and Cat Grade Control.  Click for more...


The MT 3000-2i from Vögele Offers Exceptional Performance in New-Design Material Transfer Vehicle →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The newly designed MT 3000-2i material transfer vehicle from Vögele offers exceptional performance in material transfer vehicles for asphalt paving. This machine is designed with the contractor in mind for unmatched productivity, exceptionally low operating costs and ultimate maneuverability. This high performance unit weighs 56,000 lb., with 18-ton storage capacity, heavy enough to get the job done, but portable enough to haul to operate on bridges.  Click for more...


K-Tec Enhances World’s Largest Construction Pull Scraper →

From Construction Equipment Guide... K-Tec Earthmovers, a Canadian-based manufacturer, has just launched its latest and largest construction pull scraper for massive scale earthmoving. With a heaped capacity of 63 cu. yds. (48 cu m) and empty tare weight of 61,000 lbs. (27,669 kg), the K-Tec 1263 ADT is built for massive dirt moving projects. Designed to be pulled with a 40 ton+ (36 t) articulated dump truck, this scraper is ready to help contractors substantially reduce their dirt moving costs and gain a massive advantage in the earthmoving industry.  Click for more...


Increased Capacity, Two Tire Options Highlight New John Deere Ejector Scrapers →

From Construction Equipment Guide... John Deere is updating its ejector scraper line with two and four wheel tire options to better serve earthmoving contractors. The 1612DE, 2010DE, 2014DE, 2412DE are designed for customers who require larger capacities, lower operating costs, faster cycle times and appreciate an extended warranty. The ability to move more material and increase productivity helps contractors lower the cost per cubic yard of material moved.  Click for more...


John Deere Scraper Tractors Boast More Power, Productivity →

From Construction Equipment Guide... John Deere is enhancing its 9R/9RT scraper special series tractor lineup and adding its largest model to date, the 9620R. The four wheel models and three tracked models vaunt increases in horsepower, feature the fuel saving efficiency manager and the HydraCushion suspension system, as well as boast industry leading hydraulic flow — all in an effort to increase productivity, uptime, and lower operating costs in earthmoving applications, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


K-Tec Doubles Up Capacity With Train Earthmoving Scrapers →

From Construction Equipment Guide... K-Tec Earthmovers have revealed a fully integrated scraper system to haul twice as much material with the same construction power unit. K-Tec’s 1233ADT scraper is now able to add a hitching system on the rear tail, to accommodate the attachment of another 1233ADT scraper. The operator is able to use responsive joystick control functionality inside the articulated dump truck (ADT) to first load the lead scraper, and then fully load the rear scraper.  Click for more...


Chinese Company Builds 57-Storey Skyscraper in Record 19 Days →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The website Oddity Central is reporting that Chinese construction company Broad Sustainable Building recently released an online video showing how they managed to build a 57-storey building in a record time of 19 days. ’Sky City’, located in Changsha city, comprises 800 homes and office space to accommodate a total of 4,000 people. The company’s original proposal for the site was actually a 97-storey building that would have been the world’s largest skyscraper.  Click for more...


ICON Introduces New, Larger AG-13 Scraper →

From Construction Equipment Guide... ICON Industries has made high-capacity earthmoving, along with the company’s best industrial features, available to the agricultural market — this time in an even larger size. “Like the AG-11, which was introduced approximately three years ago, the new AG-13 is ideal for the producer whose needs exceed that of box scraper or carryall, but are below that of an industrial scraper,” said Jamie Meier, ag manager of Landoll Corporation.  Click for more...


Caterpillar Produces 75,000th Wheel Tractor Scraper →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Caterpillar Inc. employees marked a major milestone recently, commemorating the production of 75,000 wheel tractor-scrapers at the Decatur, Illinois facility. The historic machine, an open-bowl, twin-engine 627K, is built to move high volumes of material quickly and economically with optimum fuel efficiency. “Scraper sales have been rebounding steadily in North America since the last downturn,” said Caterpillar Mining Products Vice President Tom Bluth.  Click for more...


K-Tec Reveals 1243 ADT Scraper →

From Construction Equipment Guide... K-Tec Earthmovers’ 1243ADT scraper model is designed for self-loading up to an ISO rated capacity of 43 cu. yds. (33 cu m) with a 40-ton (36 t) articulated dump truck power-unit. The scraper is designed to excel in any soil condition with increased fuel efficiency and loading speed. K-Tec scrapers offer rapid cycle times and enhanced flotation for maximum performance. K-Tec’s line of scrapers are manufactured with high-tensile, structural steel in critical stress areas to provide heavy duty wear resistance and a light-weight scraper unit, backed by a 3-year structural warranty.  Click for more...


620K Wheel Tractor-Scrapers Offer Added Productivity, Convenience →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The Cat 620 K-Series wheel tractor-scrapers — 621K, 623K, and 627K — further refine the design of H-Series predecessors, which introduced sequence assist and load assist that automate cycle functions for optimum production and operator convenience. K-Series models build on the productive qualities of the H-Series with new customer-requested features, including high-pressure steering, engine over-speed protection, tire-spin reduction, differential-lock engagement protection, machine/ground-speed control, and payload estimator.  Click for more...


Despite Stalled Economy, European Skyscrapers are Reaching Record Heights →

From Construction Equipment Guide... LONDON (AP) — Europe’s tallest building has been officially unveiled in London, but its tenure as the continent’s highest skyscraper will be brief. The Shard, a 95-story tower which stands at 310 meter (1,016 feet), dwarfs almost everything around it, including nearby Tower Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral. It was officially named on July 5th as the highest tower in Europe, in a ceremony carried out by Britain’s Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.  Click for more...


John Deere Adds Three Track Models to Scraper Special Series Tractor Line →

From Construction Equipment Guide... John Deere introduced the 9R/9RT Scraper Special Series Tractors, providing contractors improved productivity, increased uptime and lower daily operating costs on the job site. The highlight of the new series is the unveiling of three track models — the 9460RT, 9510RT and 9560RT — designed for the toughest earthmoving applications and work site conditions. The new line-up also includes three wheeled models — 9460R, 9510R, 9560R.  Click for more...


9/11 Brought Changes to Skyscrapers, High-Rises →

From Construction Equipment Guide... CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) What if it should happen again? A decade after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, could any of the nation’s 21,000 high-rises withstand an attack like those that caused New York’s twin towers to collapse? Could the thousands of people inside find a way to safety? At Chicago’s Willis Tower, like other skyscrapers around the country, much has changed since two hijacked jetliners slammed into the World Trade Center on Sept.  Click for more...



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