Liebherr Loaders Quipped with Assistance Systems

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Liebherr presented four new wheel loaders to the market. These include an L 566 XPower, which is equipped with numerous new assistance systems. These include active personnel detection, adaptive working lighting, the integrated tire-pressure monitoring system and a weighing system with Truck Payload Assist. The L 566 XPower also has new joystick steering for wheel loaders. The largest Liebherr wheel…

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Hyundai Launches A-Series Wheel Loaders

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas launched the first models in its new A-Series that feature Cummins Performance Series engines. The new A-Series wheel loaders reflect the benefits of Hyundai’s collaboration with Cummins. For example, they include Engine-Connected Diagnostics (ECD) that service technicians can use to remotely diagnose and report on engine problems and help assure the proper approach to resolving the…

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Doosan Adds Western New York Dealer

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Doosan expanded its dealer network with the addition of Bobcat of Buffalo as an authorized sales, service, parts and rental provider of Doosan equipment. In addition to offering a full line up of Bobcat compact equipment and attachments, Bobcat of Buffalo now provides its customers in the greater Buffalo area and western New York a range of Doosan equipment, including crawler…

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Kevin Thieneman Joins LiuGong

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LiuGong Machinery introduced Kevin Thieneman as chairman of LiuGong North America and senior chief director of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery. Thieneman has 24 years of experience in the construction equipment sector, most recently serving as president of Caterpillar Forest Products, and has served in senior leadership roles for Caterpillar in the Asia Pacific region for more than a decade.  Additionally, in…

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CASE Launches All-New G Series Wheel Loaders

CASE Construction Equipment introduced the all-new G Series wheel loaders, spanning seven new models scaled for work ranging from supply yards, building construction and agriculture up to quarries and mass excavation. The new introduction brings the entire product line to Tier 4 Final compliance featuring Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) engine technology that increases fuel efficiency, keeps exhaust temperatures down and…

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Flaska JCB Adds Second Dealership Location in Denver

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Phoenix-based Flaska JCB expanded its market presence to include a JCB-dedicated dealership in Denver, covering 12 counties in Colorado. The new location will offer JCB’s full line of industry-leading construction equipment, including large and compact excavators, telehandlers, wheel loaders, skid steers with unique side-entry doors, and the new Teleskid. “We have had an excellent business relationship with JCB over the last three…

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IronDirect Debuts Online Buying Platform for Heavy Equipment

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At a special media event in Asheville, N.C., attended by Rock Products, IronDirect unveiled its brand and business model to the aggregates, mining and construction industries. IronDirect is “a first-of-its-kind platform for buyers of heavy construction equipment and parts,” according to the company, and can “reduce equipment costs by up to 50 percent.”

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Fuel Management 101

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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…

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