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More features now standard on Doosan loaders

Digger Blogger | 12:22, Wed March 14 2018

Korea’s Doosan Construction Equipment has added a raft of new features as standard items on its five large wheeled loader models.

The five models are the DL300-5, DL350-5, DL420-5, DL450-5 and DL550-5. 

Some of the new features are aimed at increasing safety and visibility in and around the operator’s cab, while others just make life easier.

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Volvo wheelie fit for King

Digger Blogger | 09:54, Thu March 08 2018

Civil engineering contractor King Construction has taken delivery of a new Volvo EW60E compact wheeled excavator for a major road-widening project in Liverpool.

The six-tonne machine was supplied by SMT GB’s utility dealer for the northwest of England, Howard Plant Sales, following a demonstration that showed the suitability of the machine.

“We were looking for a compact machine to handle kerb laying on a high-profile road-widening scheme stretching from Liverpool City centre to Seaforth,” explains King Construction’s transport manager, James Shalliker. “The very nature of the job demanded a machine that was small enough, yet capable of lifting and laying kerb stones with the minimum disruption to daily traffic. We were very impressed with the EW60E on demonstration and found it to be quick, nimble and operator friendly.”

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Hyundai fills a gap with short-swing 13-tonner

Digger Blogger | 10:14, Wed February 28 2018

The 13-tonne HX130 LCR is the latest compact-radius excavator model in Hyundai’s HX series.

The HX range began in 2015 and this is the 15th model of the series to come into production and the third compact-radius one.

Hyundai says it fills an important gap in its excavator line-up as market demand is growing for compact-swing machines in this weight class.

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Eurovia feels the benefit of Hydradig versatility

Digger Blogger | 11:58, Wed February 21 2018

A JCB Hydradig is being credited with helping Eurovia Contracting to come in three months early on a Lincolnshire road building contract.

The Vinci subsidiary was Lincolnshire County Council’s main contractor on the £5.4m Peppermint Junction project in Holbeach.

The project included the creation a new three-arm roundabout at the junction of the A17 and the A151 to replace the previous T-junction. Eurovia also built a second roundabout to provide access to new housing and commercial development site.

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Visible changes to Yanmar minis

Digger Blogger | 11:54, Wed February 21 2018

Here’s news of two new models from Yanmar in its 2.5- to 3-tonne zero tail swing range.

The Yanmar ViO26-6 (pictured above) is a 2665 kg machine aimed specifically at the hire industry, whereas the ViO27-6 (below), a little heavier at 2745 kg, is designed more for the end user. Both machines have key features from the ongoing Yanmar -6 excavator upgrades.

You’ll find several noticeable differences compared to the old ViO25, not least of which is a new, improved work station in the cab, complete with digital display screen. There’s also more floor space, new travel pedals, a second speed on the blade lever and a more comfortable seats.

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