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Cat GRADE with 3D brings delivers automated grade control for D3K2, D4K2 and D5K2 dozers

Cat GRADE with 3D brings delivers automated grade control for D3K2, D4K2 and D5K2 dozers The new Cat® GRADE with 3D system for D3K2, D4K2 and D5K2 track-type tractors is an automated grade control system using GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) technology to precisely position the machine’s blade, without operator input, from first rough cut …

John Deere unveils updated 655K and 755K Crawler Loaders

John Deere unveils updated 655K and 755K Crawler Loaders Continuing to build on the strengths of the K-Series lineup, John Deere announces the introduction of the 655K and 755K Final Tier 4 crawler loaders. These machines serve as the latest additions to the crawler loader line and provide operators with increased productivity and uptime, along …

Caterpillar celebrates manufacture of 40,000 large Dozers

Caterpillar celebrates manufacture of 40,000 large Dozers The legacy of the Caterpillar large dozer began a little more than 40 years ago with a revolutionary elevated sprocket and new undercarriage design that looked unlike any dozer of its day. The groundbreaking suspended undercarriage with high drive design conformed to the ground better than standard oval …

The future of earthworks monitoring is to be showcased at ICE Lecture

The future of earthworks monitoring is to be showcased at ICE Lecture ‘Priming the Industry: An Innovation in Earthworks Monitoring’ Monday 26th November, 6pm to 8:30pm – Institution of Civil Engineers, London The increasing number and severity of failures in flood defences, transportation and utilities earthworks – predominantly due to extreme weather and aging assets …

CA Blackwell invests in 24 Volvo Haulers and Excavators for infrastructure project

CA Blackwell invests in 24 Volvo Haulers and Excavators for infrastructure project So says David Lancashire, Plant Manager for CA Blackwell (Contracts) Ltd as the company takes delivery of 24 Volvo machines for one of the biggest infrastructure projects currently underway in the UK. A fleet of 24 Volvo machines, supplied by GB dealer for …

JB Construction 1 stocks up on new equipment for nationwide Aldi foundations

JB Construction 1 stocks up on new equipment for nationwide Aldi foundations Birmingham based JB Construction 1 has recently taken delivery of a host of new excavators; dumpers and rollers as they continue to lay the foundations of new Aldi stores throughout England and Wales. As with all great businesses, JB Construction 1 started from …

John Deere reveals first fully integrated, mastless Grade Control Motor Graders

John Deere reveals first fully integrated, mastless Grade Control Motor Graders Road building 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 …

New Hitachi ZW330-6 wheel loader tackles the toughest working conditions

New Hitachi ZW330-6 wheel loader tackles the toughest working conditions The new Hitachi wheel loader features highly durable components and performance-enhancing technology to boost productivity, and several design improvements that result in industry-leading safety for demanding job sites. Following extensive research in Europe, the Hitachi development team has designed the new ZW-6 wheel loader range …

Caterpillar delivers 50,000 Articulated Trucks

Caterpillar delivers 50,000 Articulated Trucks 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. “The …

Digging It Groundworks delivers diversity with their Hyundai fleet

Digging It Groundworks delivers diversity with their Hyundai fleet Ben Boare is the founder and managing director of Digging It Groundworks Ltd– a multifaceted construction company based in Andover, Hampshire, who can offer plant hire, civil engineering services, bulk excavation and much more! Ben spent much of his formative years working in the groundworks industry, …

New Cat D8T Dozer delivers on productivity, fuel efficiency, easier operation, and faster payback

New Cat D8T Dozer delivers on productivity, fuel efficiency, easier operation, and faster payback The latest Cat D8T Dozer is designed to move more material in less time, at a lower cost per ton, for a faster return on equipment investment. The bulldozer features an all-new fully automatic transmission, delivering up to 18 percent more …

The Three most important factors to consider when buying a mining machine

The Three most important factors to consider when buying a mining machine Jim Moffat, Product Manager – Rigid Haulers at Volvo Construction Equipment looks at the most important factors you need to consider for investing in a mining machine. “Running a busy mining operation only to have your machine break down in the middle of …

New Cat 814K Wheeled Dozer delivers comfort, efficiency and serviceability

New Cat 814K Wheeled Dozer delivers comfort, efficiency and serviceability Today’s new Cat® 814K wheel dozer from Caterpillar features a new, sound-suppressed cab, efficient power unit and transmission drive, and centralized service station configuration to drive machine uptime and operator productivity to new levels. With its rugged structure designed to achieve multiple life cycles under …

More than 35 years of oscillation with HAMM solutions for asphalt construction and earthwork

More than 35 years of oscillation with HAMM solutions for asphalt construction and earthwork Over 35 years ago, HAMM became the first roller manufacturer to offer an oscillation drum for tandem rollers. These rollers have now become an integral part of the product programme. In the past five years alone, the specialists for compaction technology …

Chew It Up, Smooth It Out – Soil stabilizing made easy for warehouse build site

Chew It Up, Smooth It Out – Soil stabilizing made easy for warehouse build site The soil in central Indiana is fertile farmland. As the U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its Soil Survey Manual, prime farmland “has the soil quality, growing season, and moisture supply needed to produce economically sustained high yields of crops …

Balfour Beatty invests in its own expert Earthworks capability

Balfour Beatty invests in its own expert Earthworks capability Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that it has taken delivery of its first 22 specialist Earthworks machines valued at £3.2m, and is ready to deliver its own in house Earthworks capability. This first tranche of specialist Earthworks plant forms part Balfour Beatty’s wider …

John Deere adds SmartGrade capabilities to the Power-Angle-Tilt Dozer

John Deere adds SmartGrade capabilities to the Power-Angle-Tilt Dozer North America’s largest Power-Angle-Tilt (PAT) crawler dozer now boasts the benefits of John Deere SmartGrade™. Adding SmartGrade technology to the Dubuque, Iowa, manufactured 950K PAT improves the quality of work and job site accuracy through the complete integration of the Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade-Control System. The system …

SCRAPER for remote control of construction machines via augmented reality at Intermat

SCRAPER for remote control of construction machines via augmented reality at Intermat DIGGER DTR has designed and produced machines for use in the most dangerous and exposed areas of the world for the past 20 years and in almost 15 countries. Their priorities are the safety of the operators and the efficiency of their work. …

CSL’s new Volvo EC220E Excavator delivered with Volvo Gold

CSL’s new Volvo EC220E Excavator delivered with Volvo Gold Groundworks and demolition contractor Clearance Services Ltd (CSL) of Maidenhead, Berkshire, has taken delivery of yet another Volvo excavator for its fleet of mobile equipment. CSL are no strangers to owning and operating Volvo equipment having two smaller EC140Es, one purchased in 2015 and the other …

Western Sydney Airport ready to put earthworks and pavements out to tender

Western Sydney Airport ready to put earthworks and pavements out to tender Western Sydney Airport is a step closer to becoming reality with WSA Co set to go to market for main earthworks and airside pavements on the airport site. WSA Co, the Government-owned company established to deliver the Western Sydney Airport, has released two …

Meet JohnnyBall – A simple and reliable solution for accurate level and slope

Meet JohnnyBall – A simple and reliable solution for accurate level and slope No electronics, batteries, or satellites required Every contractor knows there is something exquisitely wonderful in discovering a straight forward, simple solution to a task at hand. That rush of knowing that time and effort has been saved can be almost intoxicating. As …

Quarry and Earthworks Ltd in Somerset, England moves forward with Volvo

Quarry and Earthworks Ltd in Somerset, England moves forward with Volvo Having started up in business just nine years ago, acquiring secondhand Volvo excavators, Quarry & Earthworks proprietor, Matt King, has added a brand new Volvo EC380E crawler excavator to his plant fleet. Just nine years ago, entrepreneur Matt King started up his business as …

Technology adopters reap immediate benefits

Technology adopters reap immediate benefits Palmer, Alaska has just under 6,000 residents, but as a commercial and cultural center for the region it draws visitors from well beyond its city boundaries. Come the end of summer, the annual week-and-a-half long Alaska State Fair, located in Palmer, can draw more than 300,000 visitors. The fairgrounds are …

Hitachi compact construction equipment make a perfect combination

Hitachi compact construction equipment make a perfect combination A Hitachi ZW75-6 wheel loader and ZX55U-5 mini excavator are offering exceptional support to a landscape gardening company in southwest Germany. Susewind is using the two compact machines to construct and maintain private gardens near the city of Freiburg, as well as for additional forestry projects. One …

Integrated 3D Dozer Control system defines cutting edge

Integrated 3D Dozer Control system defines cutting edge Automated grade control using GNSS signals has transformed how earthmoving contractors get work done. Through the engineering efforts of its innovators and developers, machine control technology has been improved and refined over the years. A development in the ongoing evolution of machine control technology, is Topcon Positioning …

Volvo Excavators prove their worth in Scotland

Volvo Excavators prove their worth in Scotland “I’m sticking with Volvo…” says Brian Taylor, proprietor of B G Taylor Groundworks of Glenrothes as he reflects on one year’s operation with his Volvo EC27C and ECR50D compact excavators. Having owned and operated a Volvo ECR88 Plus (8.5 tonnes) for some time now, Brian Taylor was looking …

3 next generation 20 ton size Cat excavators offer choices, efficiency and lower costs

3 next generation 20 ton size Cat excavators offer choices, efficiency and lower costs Three Next Generation 20-ton size class excavators from Caterpillar—the 320 GC, 320 and 323—increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs, and improve operator comfort compared to previous models. The new excavator range offers unique combinations of purpose-built features designed to …

John Deere adds SmartGrade to 650K Crawler Dozer and expands track options

John Deere adds SmartGrade to 650K Crawler Dozer and expands track options John Deere SmartGrade™ is now available on the 650K crawler dozer, joining the 700K, 750K and 850K models equipped with the technology. The integrated Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade Control System improves job site accuracy and work quality — delivering precise grading performance while eliminating …

Shorts Group adds fourth short radius ECR235 Excavator to its fleet

Shorts Group adds fourth short radius ECR235 Excavator to its fleet Berkshire-based Shorts Group has added yet another Volvo ECR235 excavator to its growing machinery fleet. This latest model takes the number of ECR235’s on the fleet to four, with two being used at the firm’s Ascot and Aldershot waste transfer stations, and the other …

John Deere adds power-angle-tilt blade to the 950K Crawler Dozer

John Deere adds power-angle-tilt blade to the 950K Crawler Dozer After a successful showing at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, the John Deere 950K PAT Crawler Dozer is now officially available at dealers across North America. The production-class crawler dozer is designed and manufactured by John Deere in Dubuque, Iowa, and is built specifically for customers looking for …

One Big, Bad Dozer! The Cat D10 turns 40

One Big, Bad Dozer! The Cat D10 turns 40 With its cutting-edge elevated sprocket design, the Cat D10 changed the face of the dozer market Forty years ago this September, Caterpillar rolled off of its production lines 10 pilot models of the world’s largest, most powerful dozer, destined to leave a lasting legacy on the …

Technology improves efficiency for Canadian Contractor to help meet a tight deadline

Technology improves efficiency for Canadian Contractor to help meet a tight deadline It appears that when S. Dilawri Automotive Group does something big… it is really big. Dilawri is Canada’s largest group of auto dealers with franchised dealerships representing 30 automotive brands throughout Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. With more than 3,500 employees, …

Ground Remediation Contractor Deep Soil Mixing Ltd opens new office in Belfast

Ground Remediation Contractor Deep Soil Mixing Ltd opens new office in Belfast The unveiling of a new office this September marks continued growth for Deep Soil Mixing Ltd, the specialist ground remediation and soil stabilisation contractor who has opened an office at College House, Citylink Business Park, Belfast and has seen their turnover double in …

Fastsource hails their Volvo Excavators best on the market

Fastsource hails their Volvo Excavators best on the market … is the considered opinion of Fastsource Director, Keith Blasket, as he adds another Volvo excavator to his plant fleet And joining his mixed fleet of equipment which includes existing Volvo excavators, dozers, wheeled loaders, crushing and screening equipment, comes the latest thirty-tonne Volvo EC300E that …

John Deere purpose built Pipelayer Crawlers place new options for the Pipeline Industry

John Deere purpose built Pipelayer Crawlers place new options for the Pipeline Industry Purpose-built in Dubuque, Iowa, the John Deere-designed and manufactured 1050K pipelayer-ready (PL) crawlers are now available for pipeline customers looking to get a lift on the competition. The 1050K pipelayer is available in two configurations for 170,000 pounds (PL170) and 220,000 pounds …

New Cat D6K fuel efficient dozer even more productive with GRADE Technology

New Cat D6K fuel efficient dozer even more productive with GRADE Technology The new Cat D6K dozer combines best-in-class fuel efficiency with the power and precision to excel in a wide range of jobs. With this latest update, the versatile bulldozer gains productivity by adding a choice of optional GRADE technology features to help operators …

Société Lyonnaise de Travaux Publics operators unanimously choose Hitachi Excavators

Société Lyonnaise de Travaux Publics operators unanimously choose Hitachi Excavators Société Lyonnaise de Travaux Publics (SLTP) has purchased eight Hitachi medium excavators and one mini excavator from its local dealer, Teramat, since October 2016. Operators from the Lyon-based demolition and earthmoving company have driven the investment in five ZX350LCN-6s, two ZX300LCN-6s, a ZX135US-6 and a ZX55U-5 …

Hitachi excavators make their mark in Denmark

Hitachi excavators make their mark in Denmark Hitachi short-tail swing mini and medium excavators are relied upon by Danish contractor Allan Madsen of AM Entreprise ApS for completing groundworks, drainage and concrete work. He has been loyal to the Hitachi brand and the authorised dealer in Denmark, HP Entreprenørmaskiner A/S, for more than 12 years. …

Deep Soil Mixing part of award winning road project

Deep Soil Mixing part of award winning road project A recent soil mixed road project ground engineering contractor Deep Soil Mixing Ltd carried out for contractor Kier Living and consulting engineers Patrick Parsons Ltd at Harrowby Road, Bilston in the West Midlands has won the Environmental and Sustainability Award at the Institute of Highways Engineers …

John Deere announces two G-Series Motor Graders and new tech features to the line-up

John Deere announces two G-Series Motor Graders and new tech features to the line-up John Deere is adding to its best-in-class G-Series motor grader line-up with the addition of two models — the 620G/GP and 622G/GP. On display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, the 620G/GP and 622G/GP are designed for cities, townships and contractors that prefer lighter …

HAMM celebrates more than 35 years of oscillation

HAMM celebrates more than 35 years of oscillation Part 1: Tried and tested solutions for asphalt and earthwork Over 35 years ago, HAMM became the first roller manufacturer to offer an oscillation drum for tandem rollers. In the meantime, this technology has become an integral part of the product programme. In the past five years …

Successful Deep Soil Mixing trials lead to multi-million project on the Mersey Gateway Crossing 

Successful Deep Soil Mixing trials lead to multi-million project on the Mersey Gateway Crossing Deep Soil Mixing Ltd has commenced work on the prestigious new Mersey Gateway project between Widnes and Runcorn in Cheshire for Merseylink CCJV. The work being undertaken by Deep Soil Mixing Ltd is the innovative ground engineering and soil stabilisation method of soil …

John Deere expands E-Series ADT family with addition of 260E and 310E Haulers

John Deere expands E-Series ADT family with addition of 260E and 310E Haulers Taking performance, productivity and durability to the next level, John Deere introduces two new models to its articulated dump truck (ADT) lineup. The 260E and 310E are designed and built from the ground up in Davenport, Iowa, and they boast updated styling, …

Trimble and K-Tec Earthmovers introduce Trimble factory option for Scrapers

Trimble and K-Tec Earthmovers introduce Trimble ready factory option for Scrapers Trimble and K-Tec Earthmovers Inc have announced the introduction of a Trimble ready factory option for K-Tec Scrapers. Scrapers that ship from the factory are now ready to install the Trimble GCS900 2D or 3D Grade Control System, which can significantly reduce the cost for the contractor. …

Trimble Earthworks delivers next generation grade control for excavators

Trimble Earthworks delivers next generation grade control for excavators and dozers Trimble Earthworks is transforming machine control with the industry’s first integrated 3D aftermarket excavator automatics capability. In addition, a new dozer configuration moves the receivers from the blade to the roof of the cab. Re-engineered from the ground up, Trimble’s innovative, next generation grade …

Caterpillar Command for remote control operation of D8T-Dozer

Caterpillar Command is now available for remote-control operation of Cat D8T Dozer Cat® Command for dozing, the Cat remote control system for dozers, is now available for the D8T Dozer.  Command for dozing enhances safety and efficiency by enabling an operator to control the dozer nearby using a compact, portable console or a comfortable operator station. …

Cat® D6T Dozer delivers fuel efficiency, fully automatic transmission and technology

Cat® D6T Dozer delivers fuel efficiency, fully automatic transmission and technology The new Cat® D6T Dozer features a new, fully automatic transmission to optimize performance and achieve fuel savings of up to 20 percent in heavy work and as much as 30 percent in light work and finish grading applications. The fully automatic bulldozer is …

John Deere celebrates 50 years of Motor Grader innovation at CONEXPO 2017

John Deere celebrates 50 years of Motor Grader innovation at Las Vegas CONEXPO 2017 To commemorate 50 years of the articulated motor grader, John Deere will display a restored JD570 model at ConExpo that was reconditioned by two retired John Deere Dubuque Works employees, Don Bagby and Jerry Bode. Introduced in 1967, the JD570 pioneered many …

Caterpillar rolling out new machines and technology at Las Vegas CONEXPO 2017

Caterpillar will present its extensive line up of machines and technology and its unmatched customer support capabilities at this years CONEXPO-CON/AGG – 7 to 11 March 2017. With 40 machines on display in two different exhibit areas totalling 60,000 square feet, Caterpillar’s presence is among the largest at the show. But it’s not all about …

John Deere to break new ground at Las Vegas CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

John Deere to break new ground at Las Vegas CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 Building upon its commitment to listening and responding, John Deere will highlight its line of equipment, technologies and services at this year’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG, March 7-11 in Las Vegas. Over 38,000 square feet of exhibition space will be home to 38 machines along with 11 …