Excavator Dexterity: Tilt and Tiltrotator Couplers Enhance Flexibility, Accuracy and Efficiency
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Excavator Dexterity: Tilt and Tiltrotator Couplers Enhance Flexibility, Accuracy and Efficiency

Using an excavator bucket to create the vertical sidewalls of a trench is one thing. Rotating that bucket 360 degrees while scooping up soil, carving…

Charge! Electric and Hybrid Machines Lead 2019 Launches and Tradeshows
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Charge! Electric and Hybrid Machines Lead 2019 Launches and Tradeshows

One of the biggest trends that has emerged from this year’s abundance of early equipment launches is the promotion of both commercially available and prototype…

Volvo CE Machines Win EquipmentWatch’s Highest Retained Value and Lowest Cost of Ownership Awards
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Volvo CE Machines Win EquipmentWatch’s Highest Retained Value and Lowest Cost of Ownership Awards

The leading data researcher for the construction equipment industry EquipmentWatch has selected two Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) machines for its 2019 Lowest Cost of…

Here Are Some of the Coolest Compact Excavators on the Market Right Now
Excavators

Here Are Some of the Coolest Compact Excavators on the Market Right Now

Mini excavators can dig basements, bury downspout lines, install electrical services, trench service lines, auger holes for trees or grapple obscenely big, decorative rocks. Today’s…

New Digs on the Block: The Latest Mini Excavators from Volvo, Deere, Bobcat, Cat, JCB and Beyond
Excavators

New Digs on the Block: The Latest Mini Excavators from Volvo, Deere, Bobcat, Cat, JCB and Beyond

Like other equipment in the compact world, small hydraulic excavators keep coming up big for manufacturers. In 2018, they continued to enlarge their place in…

Up & Running: Forget Downtime by Performing Maintenance on Your Mini Ex
Excavators

Up & Running: Forget Downtime by Performing Maintenance on Your Mini Ex

Downtime. It’s a word that crews would rather not contemplate, especially when deadlines are tight and the project is long or complex. One way to…

Assisted Digging: Grade and Machine Control Systems Can Be Equipped to Compact Excavators
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Assisted Digging: Grade and Machine Control Systems Can Be Equipped to Compact Excavators

Precision. Efficiency. Speed. Safety. Four criteria that a contractor would want in almost any professional excavator operator. Unfortunately, skilled excavator operators are harder and harder…

Battery Powered — Volvo Prepares Commercial Release of Electric Compact Excavators and Wheel Loaders
Excavators

Battery Powered — Volvo Prepares Commercial Release of Electric Compact Excavators and Wheel Loaders

Last year, Volvo Construction Equipment announced a pair of exciting compact machines — the fully electric EX2 compact excavator and LX2 compact wheel loader. Both…

Kobelco USA Expands Dealer Network in Canada with New Partnerships
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Kobelco USA Expands Dealer Network in Canada with New Partnerships

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA continues to expand representation in the North America market by adding Abi-Quip, Conaker Equipment and Les Equipments Pinso Ltee to its…

World of Concrete: Wacker Neuson Introduces New Products
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World of Concrete: Wacker Neuson Introduces New Products

Wacker Neuson released a whole bunch of new equipment this week at World of Concrete. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights. Series…

World of Concrete: Volvo Expands Compact Excavator Lineup with ECR18E and EC20E
Excavators

World of Concrete: Volvo Expands Compact Excavator Lineup with ECR18E and EC20E

Volvo Construction Equipment is adding to its E-Series compact excavators in North America with the launch of the ECR18E and the EC20E. The EC20E comes…

Hyundai to Exhibit Upgrades and New Attachments at World of Concrete 2019
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Hyundai to Exhibit Upgrades and New Attachments at World of Concrete 2019

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas will feature a variety of recently upgraded models and newly available third-party attachments Jan. 22 through 25 at its World of…

Dig It: Takeuchi Launches TB250-2 Compact Hydraulic Excavator
Excavators

Dig It: Takeuchi Launches TB250-2 Compact Hydraulic Excavator

Takeuchi-US, a global innovation leader, recently announced the release of its newest compact excavator, the TB250-2. Weighing 10,957 pounds (canopy), the machine provides Takeuchi with…

Volvo CE Goes Electric on Smaller Machines
Excavators

Volvo CE Goes Electric on Smaller Machines

In a pioneering commitment to future technology, Volvo CE has announced that by mid-2020 it will begin to launch a range of electric compact excavators…

Innovative Iron Awards: Caterpillar’s Smallest Mini Ex Models Redefine Deluxe Standards
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Innovative Iron Awards: Caterpillar’s Smallest Mini Ex Models Redefine Deluxe Standards

Most brands already make amazing machines. In fact, there’s so much parity of quality in the American off-highway equipment marketplace that differentiators are often hard…

Innovative Iron Awards: Excellence in Excavation — JCB Focuses on Rental and Bobcat Releases Its Biggest Mini Yet
Excavators

Innovative Iron Awards: Excellence in Excavation — JCB Focuses on Rental and Bobcat Releases Its Biggest Mini Yet

Most brands already make amazing machines. In fact, there’s so much parity of quality in the American off-highway equipment marketplace that differentiators are often hard…

Innovative Iron Awards: Volvo CE’s Electric LX2 Compact Wheel Loader and EX2 Mini Excavator
Excavators

Innovative Iron Awards: Volvo CE’s Electric LX2 Compact Wheel Loader and EX2 Mini Excavator

Most brands already make amazing machines. In fact, there’s so much parity of quality in the American off-highway equipment marketplace that differentiators are often hard…

CASE and Luby Equipment Support Team Rubicon in Training/Prairie Mitigation Project
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CASE and Luby Equipment Support Team Rubicon in Training/Prairie Mitigation Project

CASE Construction Equipment, and heavy equipment dealer Luby Equipment, provided training support and donated the use of skid steers, compact track loaders and excavators to…

Friday Fun: Volvo CE Creates Hilariously Awesome Video with Dolph Lundgren and Its Excavators
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Friday Fun: Volvo CE Creates Hilariously Awesome Video with Dolph Lundgren and Its Excavators

The Volvo brand has a history of getting ‘80s action stars to be in awesome promotional videos for its products. Do we need to remind…

Caterpillar Releases Next Generation of Small Mini Excavators with Standard Premium Features like an LCD monitor and Stick Steer
Excavators

Caterpillar Releases Next Generation of Small Mini Excavators with Standard Premium Features like an LCD monitor and Stick Steer

Four new models in the Cat mini hydraulic excavator lineup, engineered and manufactured by Caterpillar, are designed to provide users the best performance, versatility, safety,…