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10 Considerations When Buying a New Excavator

When it comes to purchasing a new excavator, there are many important items to consider. Understanding the right specs and knowing what to look for will have the greatest impact on the productivity of your aggregates business. Here is a list of 10 important considerations for buying a new excavator.

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Fuel Management 101

By Ron Hadaway

Improvements to Tier 4 engines have helped burn cleaner fuel and reduce air emissions in articulated dump trucks, excavators and wheel loaders, to name a few types of heavy equipment. To help meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fuel requirement standards for all off-road diesel engines in the United States, Tier 4-compliant engines – designed with high-pressure common rail (HPCR) systems and sophisticated fuel injectors – use ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel.

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John Deere Hybrid Wheel Loader is Powerful; Efficient Quarry Machine

JD 944K 3The John Deere 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader is bolstering bottom lines by offering maximized productivity and efficiency through its hybrid-electric drive system designed to lower daily operating costs. Coupled with a 536-hp, PowerTech EPA Interim Tier 4 engine (IT4), the 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader can provide significant fuel savings over 9-cu.-yd. loaders with conventional drivetrains. The production-class wheel loader’s brushless AC generators and motors, water-cooled brake resistors and solid-state power electronics deliver reliable, long-term performance to quarry and large-load applications.

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