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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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VIDEO: Excavators use sand and gravel to repair beach

Jun 30, 2015

VIDEO: Excavators use sand and gravel to repair beach

Typically, heavy duty excavators such as those featured in this video are found chugging along at mines and quarry sites, but the machines were put to another use on a beach in the United Kingdom this week. The excavators were taking ...

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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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Mining slump leads to Cat layoffs

Jun 25, 2015

Mining slump leads to Cat layoffs

A drop in the demand for mining equipment has led to another round of layoffs at Caterpillar's East Peoria campus in Illinois. Reuters reported that Cat laid off 50 employees at the East Peoria office on Monday. With the latest layoffs, Cat ...

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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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Ox Bodies has all new end dump trailers

Jun 18, 2015

Ox Bodies has all new end dump trailers

Ox Bodies recently announced a new range of its Trail Ox Series of end dump trailers. The customizable new series of trailers will provide construction crews with more versatility for all hauling, such as aggregates, riprap and asphalt, according to a ...

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VIDEO: Caterpillar built a moving golf course atop dump trucks and loaders to create the true Greatest Game Ever Played

Jun 18, 2015

VIDEO: Caterpillar built a moving golf course atop dump trucks and loaders to create the true Greatest Game Ever Played

As if golf wasn't frustrating enough, the evil minds at Caterpillar thought it would be fun if the holes moved. But how does one create a moving golf course? After all, though they may be hard to hit, greens aren't exactly small. ...

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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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