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New Cat Wheel Loaders Boost Performance, Fuel Efficiency

LH-CAT-150The new Cat 950M and 962M wheel loaders – powered by a Cat C7.1 ACERT engine meeting Tier 4 Final emissions standards – significantly more powerful than their K-Series predecessors and deliver 10 percent better fuel efficiency, according to the company.

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Volvo Crawler Excavator Focuses on Fuel

Volvo150The new Volvo EC350E crawler excavator is an exceptionally productive machine that lowers operating costs through reduced fuel consumption and simple maintenance requirements in general applications, according to the company. Powered by a Tier 4 Final/Stage IV-compliant Volvo D13 engine, the EC350E delivers powerful digging and breakout forces alongside reduced emissions and up to a 9 percent improvement in fuel efficiency.

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Cat Wheel Dozer Delivers Efficient Productivity, Long-Term Durability

CAT150The new Cat 824K Wheel Dozer builds on the solid performance of predecessor models with engineering refinements in its power train, operator station and structures, and in features that enhance safety, serviceability and machine management. With a net power rating of 405 hp and a maximum operating weight of 74,966 lb., the 824K is available with six blade configurations ranging in capacity from 6.6 to 21.1 cu. yd. to customize it for production dozing, stockpile dozing or cleanup work.

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Dredge Efficiency Dropping? It Could Need A Boost

caption: As a dredge moves farther away from its discharge point, production can decrease while the cost-per-ton increases. Adding a booster pump provides benefits of greater production and less equipment wear and tear. Booster pumps may be land- or water-based.As a dredge moves farther away from the discharge point, the pump speed is increased to maintain a proper slurry velocity within the pipeline. Once maximum pump speed has been achieved, further increasing the discharge distance causes the cost-per-ton of material moved to rise, while production declines.

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