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Doosan’s new DX490LC-3 and DX530LC-3 excavators increase torque, digging force and lifting capacity

Amanda Bayhi - May 01, 2013

Doosan’s new DX490LC-3 and DX530LC-3 excavators increase torque, digging force and lifting capacity

According to our sister site, Equipment World, Doosan’s new DX490LC-3 and DX530LC-3 excavators will replace the company’s DX480 and DX520 respectively, upgrading horsepower, lift capacity, bucket digging force, cooling and fuel efficiency. A six-cylinder Tier 4 interim engine gives the DX490LC-3 and ...

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Caterpillar 336E H hydraulic hybrid excavator wins Edison Award

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 30, 2013

Caterpillar 336E H hydraulic hybrid excavator wins Edison Award

Caterpillar’s 336E H hydraulic hybrid excavator won a 2013 Silver Edison innovation award in the Energy/Transportation category at the 26th annual Edison Awards, our sister site, Equipment World, reported. Caterpillar received the award last week in Chicago, Illinois. This is Caterpillar’s ...

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Liebherr displays prototype of R 9XX hybrid excavator at Bauma 2013

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 16, 2013

Liebherr displays prototype of R 9XX hybrid excavator at Bauma 2013

Liebherr displayed its R 9XX concept electric hybrid excavator at Bauma 2013 this week, our sister site, Equipment World, reported from the show. The 40-ton prototype excavator, which features an electric hybrid driveline, is powered mostly by a standard diesel engine, ...

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JCB introduces Tier 4 Final Ecomax engines, new machines at Bauma 2013

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 15, 2013

JCB introduces Tier 4 Final Ecomax engines, new machines at Bauma 2013

According to our sister site, Equipment World, JCB unveiled its Tier 4 Final Ecomax engines today at Bauma 2013. The engines, which JCB says will offer a “one-can” solution, remove the need for both a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and a ...

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Doosan introduces DX420LC-3 excavator

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 08, 2013

Doosan introduces DX420LC-3 excavator

Our sister site, Equipment World, reported last week on Doosan’s new DX420LC-3 excavator for road building and site development. The machine is powered by a six-cylinder, 362-horsepower water-cooled diesel engine with a high-pressure common-rail design with direct fuel injection, electronic control ...

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Hitachi introduces the Zaxis 180LC-5: a new model to North America

Better Roads Staff - Apr 12, 2012

Hitachi introduces the Zaxis 180LC-5: a new model to North America

Moline, IL — What happens when you don’t build all equipment for all jobs, but specialize in excavators? You build them better. You don’t cut corners. You make them more reliable and productive. And you come up with a model ...

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Introducing the EX5600-6

Better Roads Staff - Apr 11, 2012

Introducing the EX5600-6

Moline, IL — Since its release in January 2008, the EX5600-6, as well as Hitachi’s other ultra-large hydraulic excavators — the EX8000-6, EX2500-6, EX3600-6, and EX1900-6 — have been highly valued by global mining customers, including major mining companies, for ...

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Hitachi introduces three new Zaxis Dash 5 excavators: ZX160LC-5, ZX210-5, ZX210LC-5

Better Roads Staff - Apr 05, 2012

Hitachi introduces three new Zaxis Dash 5 excavators: ZX160LC-5, ZX210-5, ZX210LC-5

Moline, IL — What happens when you don’t build all equipment for all jobs, but specialize in excavators? You build them better. You don’t cut corners. You make them more reliable and productive. By not building everything, you compromise on ...

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Mike Anderson

Better Roads Staff - Dec 03, 2011

Mike Anderson

Go Ahead, Have a Look . . . and a Latté We’ve all seen our neighbors and friends do it. Heck, most of us have even done it ourselves . . . and been caught doing so. Face flush against the dirty ...

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Vovo moves North American HQ to Shippensburg

Marcia Gruver Doyle - Mar 15, 2011

Volvo Construction Equipment is moving its North American headquarters to Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, spending $100 million to expand its facility to start wheel loader, articulated hauler and excavator production. The move, scheduled to be complete by September, 2012, also involves Volvo Rents. The move ...

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CARB ‘on apology tour’

Marcia Gruver Doyle - Sep 01, 2010

William Davis, executive vice president of the Southern California Contractors Association, calls a series of off-highway rule workshops that began on Sept. 1 the California Air Resources Board "apology tour." Writing in his association's newsletter, Davis says, "They probably won't really ...

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Kobelco joins crews of ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 27, 2010

Kobelco joins crews of ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’

Kobelco Construction Machinery America recently joined the crew of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”  for a project in eastern Texas. The company provided a Kobelco SK210 excavator to demolish a home so that a new one could be constructed for a ...

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