Wirtgen, Deere Focus on Sustainable Road Construction at bauma

“The Future in Roadbuilding – Smart. Safe. Sustainable.” This slogan was the leitmotif of the joint appearance of the Wirtgen Group and John Deere at this year’s Bauma. With more than 97 exhibits – including 37 world premieres – and separate exhibitions showcasing digital system solutions and innovative contributions to sustainability, the company group presented a broad spectrum of groundbreaking…

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CASE Approves B20 Biodiesel for All G-Series Loaders

FPT Industrial announced at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo that it approved B20 biodiesel for use in its NEF 4, NEF 6 and CURSOR Tier 4 Final diesel engines. This announcement makes all CASE Construction Equipment G-Series wheel loaders approved for use with B20 biodiesel directly from the factory.

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BKT Launches New Size for EARTHMAX SR 51 Tire

BKT launched a new size for its EARTHMAX SR 51 tire: 875/65 R 29 L-5. The new 65 series tire line is specially designed for wheel loaders working in aggressive applications, in highly abrasive rock quarries and landfills. This is possible thanks to the cut-resistant extra deep L-5 tread, that offers excellent cut and puncture protection and longer wear life.  …

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Wheel Loader Prices Rise

Nov. 16, 2021 – Ritchie Bros.’ November Market Trends Report continues to show positive pricing trends across all its equipment indexes, with medium earthmoving equipment prices up 36% in the United States, while truck tractors and vocational trucks are up 45% and 34%, respectively (for the three months ending Oct. 31). With this month’s report, Ritchie Bros. has included a special focus on earthmoving equipment sales…

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Hitachi Renames and Rebrands

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. renamed Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America, Inc. (headquarters: Newnan, Ga.), which is the U.S.-based consolidated subsidiary in charge of the manufacturing and sales of Hitachi branded wheel loaders in North America. The new company name is Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. as of Oct. 1.

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Cat Pitches Performance at Recent Loader Launch

May 13, 2021 – At a recent virtual product launch, Caterpillar discussed its ability to offer premium performance in the 10- to 12-ton wheel loader class, via the new Cat 980 and 982 medium wheel loaders. The machines are up to 10% more productive and feature lower maintenance costs up to 20% when compared to the previous 980M and 982M powershift models.,…

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