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Prepare for a menagerie of minis from Terex

Digger Blogger | 14:45, Tue January 26 2016

Among the various lifting, shifting, digging and materials processing machinery that Terex is planning to exhibit at Bauma 2016 in Munich in April is an assortment of excavators from factories in both Germany and the UK.

Terex Compact Germany, based in Crailsheim, is what we used to know as Schaeff. It is launching an entire menagerie of mini excavators at Bauma – six new models, in all, from 1.4 to 3.7 tonnes – in what the company calls its biggest ever new product development push.

This new line-up includes the TC14-2, TC16-2, TC19-2, TC22-2, TC35-2 and TC37-2 models. Additional Dash-2 models are promised over the course of the next two years to further expand the series. These machines are being marketed as having “XL digging performance, XL workstation and XL operation”.

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Hyundai to unveil new HX, HW and HL machines at Bauma

Digger Blogger | 11:58, Mon January 25 2016

Hyundai is showing a grand total of 24 construction machines and nine forklift models on its 3,447 square-metre outdoors stand.

Among them are four new Stage IV excavators – two crawler models and two on wheels – and four new Stage IV wheeled loaders. Clearly a theme of Bauma 2016 is the Euro Stage IV emissions regulations

The two crawler excavators are the HX235 LCR and HX145 LCR, the Koran manufacturer’s first short tail swing machines in Stage IV generation. Similarly the new HW140 and HW210 are its first Stage IV wheeled excavators.

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Case's Bauma plans

Digger Blogger | 13:44, Wed January 20 2016

With Bauma 2016 rapidly approaching, all the major (and most of the minor) construction equipment manufacturers have a raft of new product launches that they are planning to unveil.

I’ll be endeavouring to write something about the more interesting and/or significant ones that I hear about in the weeks ahead, and then bring further news after the show itself, which takes place in Munich, 11-17 April.

First up, for no other reason that happens to be at the top of my electronic filing tray, here’s what we can expect from Case Construction Equipment.

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Scrapers for pulling with ADTs

Digger Blogger | 11:57, Tue January 12 2016

News in from Manitoba that Canadian machinery company K-Tec Earthmovers has released a new 1228ADT scraper model with which it hopes to reach a broader range of the earthmoving industry.

K-Tec has attached its line of large earthmoving scrapers to 40-tonne articulated dump trucks (ADTs) since 2008; the 28 cubic yard scraper has been one of K-Tec’s most popular models for several years. But this has now been reconfigured to mount onto 25- and 30-tonne ADT chassis in addition to tractor units.

ADTs can be converted to pull a K-Tec 1228ADT for a unit that can self-load, transport, and eject material with a single engine running and a solitary operator.

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More fuel efficient than a hybrid?

Digger Blogger | 15:04, Wed December 09 2015

Volvo is claiming that the diesel engine on its EC220E excavator is more fuel efficient than a competing hybrid machine offered by one of its competitors.

Alas, Volvo does not disclose whose hybrid is clearly not all it has been cracked up to be, but there are not exactly many to choose from.

Volvo launched the EC220E in February 2015 and says that customers have been fulsome in their praise of its fuel efficiency and operator comfort. Jörgen Bäckström, for example, owner of Swedish contractor Jidab AB, bought an EC220E six months ago to replace his old EC210B to keep up to date with Stage IV emissions requirements. He reports fuel savings of three litres per hour compared to the EC210B, which works out at about 5,000 litres a year.

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