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Kramer adds to 8-series loaders

Digger Blogger | 10:55, Wed March 28 2018

Here is the new nine-tonne Kramer 8155 all-wheel steer loader with load-sensing hydraulics and the ‘ecospeedPRO’ travel drive.

The 8155 is a new size class for Kramer, with a bucket capacity of 1.55 m3, tipping load of 5,600 kg, stack payload of 3,900 kg and operating weight of 9,150 kg.

As with all models of the 8-series – Kramer's Premium series – all-wheel, crab and front-axle steering are available as standard.

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Anatomy of an excavator accident

Digger Blogger | 10:36, Wed March 28 2018

This YouTube video was posted in June 2017 but has only now come to my attention.

It is important and should be considered essential viewing for anyone who works on or around hydraulic excavators, or probably any heavy construction machinery, come to that.

Click below and please share it.

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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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