Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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Caterpillar launches four 9T to 11t wheeled loaders


Caterpillar has unveiled the latest stage of its Next Generation equipment programme with the launch of four medium wheeled loaders in the 9 to 11 t class. The 980 and 982 models replace their 980M and 982M power shift predecessors – with Cat claiming 10% more productivity and 20% lower maintenance costs – while the 980XE and 982XE feature continuous variable transmission (CVT) manufactured and developed by Cat for reportedly even greater improvements including 35% more fuel efficiency and consequent CO2 emissions reductions. This is the first time Cat has offered a CVT option in this size class.


Other features include Standard Cat Payload with Assist on all 980 and 982 series loaders for accurate weighing, and optional Cat Advanced Payload including a Multitask mode so the machine can perform more than one job at a time.


In terms of fuel efficiency, Extended fluid and filter change intervals on the Cat 980 and 982 wheeled loaders reduce maintenance costs up to 20% and by up to 25% on the 980 XE and 982 XE models. All maintenance intervals are now scheduled in 1,000-hour increments, eliminating service downtime every 500 hours. The XE technology in the new machines made them attractive to the rental market as well as for equipment purchasers, through secure access, operator ID and remote monitoring. In addition, the Cat 980 can be equipped with the optional Fusion quick coupler, which delivers quick bucket changes without leaving the cab. These machines improve safety, reduce operating cost, increase production and improve job site efficiency. The 980 and 982 are the first of the Next Gen Cat loaders to launch, and additional Next Gen wheeled loaders will soon follow.




Kleemann expands EVO2 crusher range


Kleemann has expanded its range of mobile cone crushers with the addition of the Mobicone MCO 90(i) machine.

The new model is the largest of the company’s new EVO2 generation.

Described as “ideal” for use with Kleemann’s MC 110 EVO2 mobile jaw crusher, its launch comes just three months after that of its sister machine.

It has a maximum crushing capacity of up to 270 t/hr and has been designed for use by both quarrying and general construction companies.

While the machine is powered by a diesel engine, its conveyor belts are electrically powered by an 88 kW battery system.

Capable of handling medium to hard materials, the model’s crushing tools have a gap range of 6 to 45mm and can be set via remote control for added flexibility.

In addition to the Ring bounce overload detection system, Kleemann has also fitted the new machine with its Continuous Feed System. This uses a probe to monitor the crusher level and regulate the material supply.

The manufacturer said this helps make sure “that an optimum volume is always loaded” and that a high quality of material is produced.

New additions to the EVO2 product line means the MCO 90(i) has been equipped with a 30 cm (12 in) touchscreen display, which features the manufacturer’s Spective operating platform.

It also includes the Spective Connect system, which Kleemann said both reduces downtime and increases productivity, by providing users with machine data that can be accessed via a smart phone.




Liebherr launches new 305t dumper


Liebherr has expanded its range of rigid dumper trucks with the launch of a new 305 tonne capacity model. Described as a “true 305 tonne machine”, the T274 features a 2,720kW (3,650hp) engine and the Litronic Plus AC Drive system for fast cycle times.


According to Liebherr, the Tier 4 compliant vehicle offers users high production rates, low fuel consumption and a low cost per tonne.With a top speed of 53km/h and a gross vehicle weight of 528 tonnes, the new T274 was introduced to fill the gap between Liebherr’s T284 and T264 truck models. It is fitted with “mining-optimised components” that have been specifically developed and manufactured by Liebherr. The German manufacturer, which also has complete control over the supply of its components, This new truck follows the same base design as the T284, benefitting from its decades of field experience. Operators and technicians can expect to experience first-class comfort and safety while driving and servicing this truck. To cater to the increasing demand for low emission machines in the mining and quarrying sectors, Liebherr has also made its Trolley Assist System available as an optional extra with the model. The system allows the truck’s electric drive to be connected to an electrical network via an overhead pantograph, which allows users to increase the productivity level of their truck fleet. Alternatively, the Trolley Assist System can also be used to maintain yearly production while reducing the fleet size. The main advantage is the significant reduction of diesel fuel consumption and truck fleet CO2 emissions. Liebherr delivers proven field experience with 38 T284 units fitted with the Trolley Assist System already in operation on two different sites. Alongside the T274 the manufacturer is offering a number of packages for customers using machinery in specific applications, such as low temperature and high-altitude environments. A sound attenuation package that reduces the noise emissions of the vehicle is also available to customers who need to operate their machinery at night or in urban locations.



Electric compact machines from Volvo Construction Equipment are being put through their paces by Swiss customers.


Emission-free and silent, electric machines can be an are ideal solution for cities, such as Zurich, Switzerland, where low-emission and low-noise are becoming a prerequisite for build work. Recently ranked at 85% by the Global Destination Sustainability Index, with 82% of its electricity coming from renewable energies and 43% of its waste recycled. In a country that already has strict air pollution directives in place and that has set out a roadmap for electro mobility, a shift toward electric machines then seems the most logical next step.


The Volvo L25 Electric compact wheel loader is demonstrating its value at Eberhard, a company that offers civil engineering, deconstruction, recycling and the remediation of contaminated sites. From recycling concrete rubble in the 1980s to building the first soil washing plant for contaminated soil in the 1990s - which can still boast to be the largest in Switzerland – protecting the environment has always been important to Eberhard.


Today, the company is building a plant for processing mixed demolition material and has developed Zirkulit, the most environmentally friendly concrete in the world. The L25 Electric is being used at one of our landfill sites as well as for road clearing, small-scale material handling and as a forklift. With the batteries acting as a counterweight, it can really lift a lot for a compact machine. Its biggest advantage, though, is that it’s low emission, silent and has minimal vibration. Operators enjoy working with it. In future, the company plans to use the L25 Electric on its construction sites in downtown Zurich, and other cities where requests for low emissions and silence is high.


A second Volvo CE electric machine, the ECR25 Electric is in action at B. Meier Abbruch + Tiefbau AG, a demolition and civil engineering firm. The compact excavator, which has been branded in the company’s signature red color, is being used to prepare sites for construction. While electric machines require less servicing than their traditional counterparts, they do still need servicing, which is where the specialist expertise of dealership Robert Aebi AG comes in. The company is providing full servicing and specialists after-sales support for customers of these electric machines.




John Deere celebrates 50 years of backhoe loaders


John Deere is celebrating 50 years of manufacturing backhoe loaders, after launching its first backhoe model – the 50 horsepower JD310 – in 1971.


Over the past 50 years the company’s continued development of its backhoe loaders has led to the creation of some its most memorable models.


These include the 310C model, which was launched in 1986 and featured both front entry and vandal protection, and the 310E/310SE excavator-style of 1997. The 310E was based on the company’s tracked models and incorporated raised knee loading.


The manufacturer then went on to release the L-Series of machines in 2012, which included the 310L backhoe loader.


In November of last year, the company announced that was upgrading its L-Series models. The latest generation will feature Tier 4 Final engines, new hydraulics and machine control capabilities, which aim to lower costs and boost productivity and uptime.


While John Deere described its 310L model as a “cornerstone” of its product range, the company is currently developing its electric backhoe concept.


In January 2021, the manufacturer announced that it had partnered with electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company National Grid, to test its new electric vehicle design – referred to as E-Power.


The E-Power concept aims to provide lower daily operating costs, lower jobsite noise, enhanced machine reliability, and zero emissions.




Terex MP to make Powerscreens in China


Mobile crushing and screening equipment manufacturer Terex Materials Processing (MP) has purchased a manufacturing facility in Jiading District, Shanghai to produce Powerscreen machines for the Chinese market.


The 18,000 sq m (194,000 sq ft) building is a manufacturing first for Powerscreen in China, and the company has accelerated manufacturing plans by around two years. Powerscreen has been in China since 2016 following government legislation supporting the use of recycled materials. Since then, it has grown its market presence through its China sales and service team and distribution network. A dedicated team from Powerscreen’s Northern Ireland base will be on site to oversee scale-up of production in China and training of the local is already underway team. The first locally produced machines are expected before the end of this year.




Bobcat launches the R-Series


Bobcat has launched a new generation of fixed boom telehandlers, with the R-Series, and said it wanted to double its production volume by 2025. The 12-model range offers Stage V engines, lifting heights from 6 m to 18 m and lifting capacities between 2.6 tonnes and 4.1 tonnes.


Providing a newly configured transmission system, the new R-series also includes the company’s Boom Positioning System, an updated ultra-accurate joystick, the inching function and improved visibility from the cab.


The enhanced inching pedal is designed for easier use and reduces fatigue, while a higher engine brake provides a shorter stop distance and increases safety on construction sites. Turtle and rabbit speeds are standard on all models and are operated from the joystick.


There is also a new Dynamic mode for applications requiring rapid transmission response and a new optional hand throttle, with Flex Drive function, for control of travel speed independent from engine rpm. With these new models and the increased investment in its telehandler business, the company aims to double the production of Bobcat telehandlers by 2025.”


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