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Hitachi unveils redesigned ZX470LC-6 excavator with increased boom, arm speed (PHOTOS)

Jul 15, 2015

Hitachi unveils redesigned ZX470LC-6 excavator with increased boom, arm speed (PHOTOS)

Hitachi has added an upgraded excavator to its Dash-6 line by working to up the machine's productivity and equipping the ZX470LC-6 with an Tier 4 Final engine. When redesigning the ZX470LC-6, Hitachi says they put saving customers’ time and money at ...

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PHOTOS: Meet the 1966 Volvo DR 631: aka Gravel Charlie, the first articulated dump truck ever created

Jul 14, 2015

PHOTOS: Meet the 1966 Volvo DR 631: aka Gravel Charlie, the first articulated dump truck ever created

One display at the recent Volvo Days event in Sweden had a decidedly nostalgic turn: the 1966 Volvo DR 631, the company’s first articulated hauler, also dubbed “Gravel Charlie.” Reconditioned by the nearby Munktell Museum in Eskilstuna, the Gravel Charlie is ...

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VIDEO: Watch a Caterpillar 797 mining truck manufactured and crane-assembled in this awesome time-lapse

Jul 07, 2015

VIDEO: Watch a Caterpillar 797 mining truck manufactured and crane-assembled in this awesome time-lapse

Anyone who's had the thrill of standing next to a Cat 797 mining truck knows the machine is larger than life. So, it should come as no surprise that the task of manufacturing such a machine is a bit...involved. For instance, ...

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John Deere launches 370E, 410E, 460E articulated dump trucks with improved cab (PHOTOS)

Jun 29, 2015

John Deere has launched several updates in its three new E-Series articulated dump trucks, highlighted by a new Tier 4 Final diesel engine and a new pressurized cab. The 370E, 410E and 460E ADTs are powered by a Deere PowerTech engine delivering ...

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EPA, DOT propose heightened heavy duty diesel emissions, fuel efficiency standards for 2018

Jun 28, 2015

EPA, DOT propose heightened heavy duty diesel emissions, fuel efficiency standards for 2018

The EPA and DOT announced Friday their plans for Phase 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles. Phase 2 of the program would “significantly reduce carbon emissions and improve fuel ...

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Low-viscosity oils are only the beginning; new EPA diesel fuel economy rules will significantly impact your future

Jun 24, 2015

Low-viscosity oils are only the beginning; new EPA diesel fuel economy rules will significantly impact your future

Earlier in June, Shell Lubricants went into great detail telling journalists about how the soon-to-come, low-viscosity diesel lube oil category will help heavy duty trucks improve fuel economy by roughly one percent. And while a one percent improvement in fuel economy ...

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Komatsu’s new PC210LC-11 excavator is more efficient, more comfortable

Jun 12, 2015

Komatsu’s new PC210LC-11 excavator is more efficient, more comfortable

Following the announcement of its new log loader earlier in the week, Komatsu has introduced the new PC210LC-11 hydraulic excavator. Similar to the log loader, the main update to the machine is a new engine, producing 7 more horsepower while consuming 6 ...

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John Deere launches 550K, 650K, 700K dozers with control, engine upgrades (PHOTOS)

Jun 10, 2015

John Deere launches 550K, 650K, 700K dozers with control, engine upgrades (PHOTOS)

John Deere has implemented several upgrades to its 550K, 650K and 700K dozers, including power, control, fuel, blade and lighting updates. Deere says the machines now boast many of the same features as the larger 850K and 1050K. The first of these updates ...

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Are you ready for Tier 5 emissions regulations?

Jun 08, 2015

Are you ready for Tier 5 emissions regulations?

Is Tier 5 on its way to the United States? That’s up to the EPA, but if Europe is any indication it won’t be a big deal. One thing that clearly stood out at the Intermat trade show this spring is that ...

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Volvo CE’s new SmartCare service will monitor and translate your telematics data for you

Jun 05, 2015

Volvo CE’s new SmartCare service will monitor and translate your telematics data for you

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched a new fleet management assistance service that takes the manufacturer's dealer involvement to a new level. The new SmartCare service will include three tiers:Basic, Plus and Complete. As you progress from Basic through Complete, your Volvo ...

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Case CE intros updated 621F, 721F wheel loaders

May 25, 2015

Case CE intros updated 621F, 721F wheel loaders

Case has introduced updates to its 621F and 721F wheel loaders headlined by an upgrade to a Tier 4 Final engine. Available in both tool carrier (XT) and extended reach (XR) models, the machines are powered by a Tier 4 Final, ...

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Caterpillar unveils the CT680, a rugged work truck wrapped in style (PHOTOS)

May 21, 2015

Caterpillar unveils the CT680, a rugged work truck wrapped in style (PHOTOS)

The new Cat CT680 looks considerably different from previous versions of the company's vocational trucks and that's no accident. The bling, the styling; customers were asking for it, says Dave Schmitz, vocational truck product manager. A lot of owner-operators and fleets think ...

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