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Hyundai introduces guarding package for HL960HD wheel loader

Hyundai's guarding package for the HL960HD wheel loader is designed to keep the machine safe from various potential job site hazards.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has announced the availability of a guarding package for its HL960HD wheel loader. Developed to protect the machine from jobsite hazards found in various wheel loader applications, the guarding package for the HL960HD wheel loader helps ensure the operational integrity of key systems and components. 

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Volvo CE unveils electric compact wheel loader concept at Innovation Summit

Volvo CE demonstrated the prototype LX2 electric compact wheel loader at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin.

Volvo Construction Equipment demonstrated the LX2 electric compact wheel loader at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin. The prototype machine delivers zero emissions, significantly lower noise levels, improved efficiency and reduced operational costs.

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Cat 903D compact wheel loader boasts increase in lift capacity and travelling speed over predecessor

The new Cat 903D compact wheel loader, compared with its 903C2 predecessor, features a 25 percent increase in both lifting capacity and travel speed, so customers are able to do more, faster. Whether lifting a heavy pallet or sod or travelling from field to farm, the 903D is up to the task. With new optional features, such as creep control, throttle lock and work tool electrical harness, the 903D has the ability to run any number of tools.

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John Deere and Wacker Neuson enter into strategic supplier agreement for compact excavators

As demand for John Deere construction equipment increases around the globe, the Moline-based manufacturer is entering into a strategic supplier agreement with Wacker Neuson to initially provide compact excavators in China, Southeast Asia and Oceania. The models will range from 1.7 to 7.5 tons (1,700 to 7,500 kg) and are specifically designed and manufactured for customers in the growing Asia-Pacific marketplace. The objective of the partnership is long-term collaboration in key growth markets.

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Danfoss offers wheel loader solutions to improve machine and operator performance

Wheel loader systems from Danfoss can improve performance and efficiency.

Danfoss Power Solutions is proud to offer differentiating wheel loader solutions and subsystems, which are proven at our global Application Development Centers (ADCs). The wheel loader subsystem solutions are developed and tested under real-world conditions at our ADCs and are proven to increase productivity and uptime while lowering total cost of ownership by improving efficiency. Our team of experts is in place to assist OEMs introducing their wheel loaders to market quickly. 

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John Deere introduces first fully integrated, mastless grade control motor graders

Roadbuilding and site development contractors can now reap the benefits of John Deere SmartGrade in the highly successful G-Series motor grader line. SmartGrade technology delivers the first-of-its-kind mastless Topcon 3D integrated grade control as a factory option on new machines and field kit for equipment already on the job. The system is fully incorporated into the machine's structures and software, delivering precise grading performance while eliminating vulnerable masts and cables.

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Watch this: Caterpillar D8T dozer walkaround

Caterpillar's new D8T bulldozer features an all-new fully automatic transmission, delivering up to 18 percent more productivity without consuming more fuel. Added blade capacity, increased power and steering performance, and a full range of technology options help customers realize more productivity and a faster payback. In this detailed walkaround, Sam Meeker, Caterpillar's dozer application product specialist, covers key features and options for the D8T.

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Increased fuel efficiency featured in Terex articulated hauler update

The upgraded TA300 boasts improvements in fuel efficiency, performance, productivity and operator comfort.

Terex Trucks has updated its TA300 articulated hauler with the introduction of a new and improved transmission. The 28-tonne (30-ton) workhorse will now incorporate the latest EP320 transmission from ZF as standard. This results in a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency, as well as enhanced performance and productivity, when compared to the previous model working in the same application. The new transmission comes with eight forward gears as well as four reverse gears, higher overall gear ratio spread, equal ratio steps between gears and optimized gear shifting with partial load shifts. All of this helps to ensure smoother gear shifting and thereby higher levels of operator comfort. The TA300 is also equipped with true independent front suspension as standard, further enhancing operator comfort and enabling excellent traction control and maximum productivity in the most challenging of conditions.

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Komatsu track feller bunchers feature new, more powerful engine and other updates

New Komatsu XT-5 Series features a more powerful engine, gull-wing style engine hood/service platform, increased lift capacity, new heavy-duty undercarriage, relocated cab and a KOMTRAX® telematics system (photo may include optional equipment).

Komatsu America Corp. has previewed its new XT-5 Series of Track Feller Bunchers. Models include the XT430-5 (non-leveling), XT435L-5, XT445L-5 and XT465L-5, which replace the prior XT-3 Series machines. 

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Cat marks delivery of 50,000th articulated truck from UK facility

Representatives of Caterpillar, Trader Construction Company and Gregory Poole Cat marked the delivery of the 50,000th articulated truck from Cat's Peterlee, UK facility.

In a year of multiple significant milestones for Cat mining and infrastructure trucks, Caterpillar announces delivery of its 50,000th articulated truck from its Peterlee, U.K. manufacturing facility. Since the start of Cat branded articulated truck manufacturing in 1985, Caterpillar has become an industry leader of the articulated truck design.

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