Cat Top Hammer Drill for Tough Applications

Even in granite-like conditions the new Cat MD5150C Top Hammer Drill is out-performing down-the-hole rigs, according to the company, with its higher productivity and much lower fuel consumption – while achieving comparable hole straightness. Cat drill customer Iron Mountain Quarry, located south of St. Louis, reports that overall productivity is almost double a competitor’s DTH drill. This productivity is achieved…

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Volvo Crawler Excavator Focuses on Fuel

The 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…

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Volvo Launches New Products at Florida Event

Volvo Construction Equipment, at a special media event, introduced three new products at Flagler Construction Equipment in Tampa. Flagler is the exclusive Volvo dealer in Florida. Rock Products’ Associate Editor Josephine Smith was on hand for the roll-out. The products introduced were: The EC380E excavator. The EC380E is a 38-metric-ton-class excavator crawler that will be launched in December 2014. The…

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Liebherr Loader Focuses on Fuel Consumption, Operating Costs

The main features of the Liebherr L 586 wheel loader are cost-effectiveness and environmental-friendliness. According to the company, tractive force and speed are adapted to suit demand automatically and without gear changes. Even the change from forward to reverse travel is controlled hydraulically, so that no mechanical reverse gear is required. The machine also features: EconomyThe Liebherr driveline reduces wheel…

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