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Volvo CE intros EC160E excavator with power, fuel efficiency boosts (PHOTOS)

Aug 10, 2015

Volvo CE intros EC160E excavator with power, fuel efficiency boosts (PHOTOS)

Lower operating cost combined with operator comfort were key for Volvo Construction Equipment when designing the EC160E, the company’s newest E-Series crawler excavator. The new machine features a Volvo Tier 4 Final D4 engine that delivers an 8-percent improvement in fuel ...

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VIDEO: Head stands, extreme grades and giant boulders all in a day’s work for this excavator operator

Jul 26, 2015

VIDEO: Head stands, extreme grades and giant boulders all in a day’s work for this excavator operator

You don't see many operation videos that are nearly as interesting as this one. And better yet, it only gets more interesting as it goes on. The video is a compilation of situations shot in Taiwan originally posted to YouTube ...

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Hyundai unveils 7 HX Series excavators with new high-end cab, better control, faster cycle times (PHOTOS)

Jul 26, 2015

Hyundai unveils 7 HX Series excavators with new high-end cab, better control, faster cycle times (PHOTOS)

Hyundai has taken the wraps off of its latest series of excavators and the company says the aim of the new machines is making high-end features a standard expectation. Replacing the Hyundai 9A Series excavators are the HX220L, HX260L, HX300L, HX330L, HX380L, ...

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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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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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An end to aging iron?

Jun 02, 2015

An end to aging iron?

While the recovery of the aggregates market has been much more on pace with the turtle, rather than the hare, operator responses in a number of areas indicate that it is indeed well under way. In late 2014, operators responding ...

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Aggregates producers talk about investing in iron

Jun 02, 2015

Aggregates producers talk about investing in iron

Earlier this year, the Aggregates Manager 2014-2015 Forecast Study showed that operators are optimistic. A total of 42 percent predicted either excellent or very good business conditions this year. At the same time, reports from the U.S. Geological Survey show ...

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Caterpillar intros 336F L XE hybrid excavator: smart pumps, boom work faster, burn less fuel (PHOTOS)

May 20, 2015

CAT 336E LH

Now we know. In 2012 when Caterpillar first unveiled it's 336EH hybrid excavator, the company spokespeople offered only vague notions about how and when they might deploy this new technology on other excavators. But at a press event last week in Tinaja ...

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VIDEO: Caterpillar builds world’s tallest sand castle, then destroys it

Dec 12, 2014

VIDEO: Caterpillar builds world’s tallest sand castle, then destroys it

Caterpillar got to play in the sand, but this was no ordinary sandbox found in a client’s backyard. In fact, the company did much more than just play in the sand – it built the Guinness World Record-setting tallest sand castle ...

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Insight on $300 million worth of heavy equipment stolen in 2013

Dec 05, 2014

Insight on $300 million worth of heavy equipment stolen in 2013

Nearly $300 million worth of construction and other heavy equipment was stolen in 2013 with only 21 percent of it recovered, according to the latest theft report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the National Equipment Register. The majority of thefts occurred ...

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VIDEO: How to build a LEGO dump truck with an excavator bucket

Sep 17, 2014

VIDEO: How to build a LEGO dump truck with an excavator bucket

We’ve seen plenty examples of equipment operators showing off their skills through interesting demonstrations, but this one from Finland might be our favorite. In the video below, the operator, whom the Daily Mail identifies as Juha-Pekka Peramaki, puts together a dump truck made of LEGOs, complete ...

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PHOTOS: Bobcat, Make-a-Wish fulfill 5-year-old’s wish to see how his favorite machines are made

Sep 02, 2014

PHOTOS: Bobcat, Make-a-Wish fulfill 5-year-old’s wish to see how his favorite machines are made

A five-year-old boy fighting a rare blood disorder got to have a few days of pure fun thanks to the Make-A-Wish North Dakota and Make-A-Wish Minnesota. Connor Menard of Montrose, Minnesota got to witness what goes into building his favorite machines: Bobcat loaders and excavators. On August ...

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