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Engine of Growth

Written by  Author |   Wed, 12 March 2014 12:12


1) Volvo expands its compact track loader line with the introduction of the MCT110C
Volvo Construction Equipment has launched the new MCT110C compact track loader in North America. This unit with a rated operating capacity of 2,250 pounds completes the range of compact track loaders filling the gap between the Volvo MCT85C and MCT125C. As the compact track loader market has developed, this model size class has grown into the second largest and represents 25 percent of the total market.



2) Komatsu expands intelligent machine control dozer family — D37i-23 and D39i-23
Komatsu America Corp. introduced two more dozers to its intelligent Machine Control family, the D37EXi/PXi-23 and D39EXi/PXi-23 crawler dozers. Equipped with fully automatic blade control, both dozers can perform not only finish grading, but also rough dozing. With this introduction, Komatsu now has four intelligent Machine Control dozer models available in the North American market.
"We are pleased to be adding two more dozers that seamlessly transition from rough dozing to finish grading with automatic blade control engaged," said Peter Robson, director of Intelligent Machine Controls. "The efficiency improvement, greater value and simplicity of operation exemplify the leading innovations that customers have come to expect from Komatsu."



3) Caterpillar and Trimble expand solutions and service offerings
As part of their ongoing commitment to transforming the way contractors view job site productivity and the way they manage their businesses, Caterpillar Inc., the world's leading supplier of construction equipment, and Trimble a global leader in technology solutions, announced new agreements that will bring complete, technology-enabled construction jobsite solutions to the market.
Building on a partnership that spans nearly 20 years, the new agreements enhance both companies' efforts to better serve global customers from project design through completion, with critical technologies and services focused on fleet management and site productivity across a contractor's entire equipment fleet, regardless of brand.
"Caterpillar has worked with Trimble since 1996 to optimize site productivity through a revolutionary suite of grade control solutions, differentiated by industry-leading machine integration straight out of the company's manufacturing plants, mixed fleets' aftermarket systems and through a world-class distribution network," said Hans Haefeli, Caterpillar vice president with responsibility for the Advanced Components and Systems Division.



4) Liebherr wins the IBJ Award in the category ‘Crane of the Year' for the fourth time
At the recent award ceremony of IBJ (International Bulk Journal) Liebherr Maritime Cranes was able to continue its run of success in the category ‘Crane of the Year'. With the MPG crane Liebherr was honored with this title for the fourth time and since the founding of the IBJ Awards in 2009 the company has received a total of 6 awards.
The Liebherr MPG multi-purpose grab crane is designed for high speed and continuous operation on transshipping facilities, whereby safety and low maintenance requirements are of utmost priority during the design and construction stages.



5) Hitachi construction machinery introduces the EH1100-5 rigid frame dump truck
Hitachi Construction Machinery recently introduced the latest version of the EH1100 rigid dump truck, the EH1100-5. Sales of this latest version of the EH1100 will commence globally as of April 1, 2014.
Many successful legacy features are continued on the EH1100-5, such as the long-life and highly compressible NeoconE/Helium suspension strut fluid, the robotically welded fully fabricated box section frame, the highly stable trailing arm front suspension and the reliable body floating hinge pin design; all features included on Hitachi rigid frame trucks regardless of size.
This latest version of the EH1100 includes improvements to the operator environment, increased machine serviceability, increased payload, more remote monitoring capability, to name a few, plus many additional features to satisfy our range of customer requirements globally.



6) BOMAG unveils its new drum plant
The latest technology in asphalt work was the focus of this year's BOMAG Asphalt Days, an event which took place for one week at the headquarters of BOMAG GmbH in Boppard when the manufacturer presented its full product range. At the same time, the company also gave a preview of its new state-of-the-art drum plant, where manufacturing has been underway since the end of June.

The large-scale drum project started last year in July. The total investment of €22.5 million is the largest single investment in the history of BOMAG. About half of the outlay represents buildings, the other half to machines, robots and crane systems. "The decision to build a new drum plant was absolutely necessary. We had already reached maximum capacity and the new facility enables us to double production output and, additionally, to reduce the costs of external procurement", explained Ralf Junker, Manager Production at BOMAG, at the event.

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