Caterpillar Launches Grading Beams for Cat Tiltrotators
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by AUS HeavyQuip Journal Newsroom
2d ago
Caterpillar has introduced the new Cat grading beams for Cat tiltrotators, which allow contractors to take on dynamic and efficient grading and compaction work using excavators. Available in five widths from 1250 to 3000 mm (49 to 118 in), Cat grading beams quickly tackle a range of applications from grading sidewalks to larger site prep applications. (Image: courtesy of Caterpillar) Pairing with Cat tiltrotators enables 360˚ bidirectional and 40˚ left-and-right rotation of the grading beam to increase attachment versatility. The grading beams’ mechanically adjustable roller – from 10 mm (0.40 ..read more
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CNH Inaugurates Electric Compact Loader Production Line in Italy
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by AUS HeavyQuip Journal Newsroom
2d ago
CNH has inaugurated the production line for the new electric compact wheel loader at its plant in Lecce, Italy. The model, conceived and designed in the Puglia plant’s R&D centre, will be marketed under the CASE and New Holland brands, with the 12EV and W40X models respectively, and distributed worldwide. With this third electric-powered model in the range, CNH aims to meet the growing need for zero-emission machinery in the construction and agricultural sectors. (Image: courtesy of CNH Industrial) The ceremony was held in the presence of institutions from the Puglia Region, including Ales ..read more
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Takeuchi Launches New 7-Tonne Wheeled Excavator
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by Emanuele Giovannini
5d ago
Takeuchi has expanded its product line with the addition of the new TB370W excavator, which joins the TB395W as the company’s second wheeled model available globally. The excavator weighs 7,900 kg (17,415 lbs) when equipped with outriggers and a blade. (Image: courtesy of Takeuchi) “The TB370W has all the benefits of a wheeled excavator – mobility, speed, versatility, maneuverability and minimal ground impact. It combines powerful excavating performance with on-road capabilities, all in a more compact size, making it an ideal machine for shorter-term, faster-paced projects.” said Clay Eubank ..read more
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Liebherr Partners With Fortescue to Develop Autonomous Haulage Solution
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by AUS HeavyQuip Journal Newsroom
1w ago
Liebherr and Fortescue have partnered to deliver a fully integrated Autonomous Haulage Solution (AHS), marking an expansion of their existing collaboration. The two companies will further combine their areas of expertise to develop and validate an AHS, which will be integrated with the zero-emission haul trucks that the companies are currently co-developing, with the aim to be the first AHS operating zero-emissions vehicles globally. (Image: courtesy of Liebherr) In August 2023, Liebherr announced the deployment of a fleet of four T 264 autonomous trucks in Western Australia for onsite validat ..read more
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Thiess Has Drilled Over 1M Meters at Mt. Arthur Coal Mine Using Three Autonomous Cat Drills
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1w ago
Thiess has surpassed 1 million meters autonomously drilled using Cat MineStar technologies installed on a Cat MD6250 and two Cat MD6310 drills. In April, Caterpillar, Thiess and WesTrac officials gathered at the Mt. Arthur South coal mine in NSW to celebrate this major autonomous milestone three years in the making. Thiess, WesTrac, Caterpillar team (Image: courtesy of WesTrac) Currently with Thiess at its mining operations at Mt. Arthur South mine in NSW, the three fully autonomous drills are managed by a single operator sitting in a remote operating station (ROS) using Cat MineStar Command f ..read more
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Sandvik Partners With Byrnecut to Develop Diesel-Electric Mining Equipment
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by AUS HeavyQuip Journal Newsroom
2w ago
At The Electric Mine 2024 conference in Perth, Sandvik and Byrnecut, an underground mining contractor, signed an agreement under which the companies will work together to develop diesel-electric mining equipment, such as loaders and trucks. Through this partnership, Sandvik and Byrnecut aim to boost sustainability, efficiency and productivity underground. (Image source: Sandvik) The overall goal of the agreement is to create equipment that matches Byrnecut’s specific capability requirements and helps optimize operations. “Diesel-electric equipment has a proven ability to combine the low-maint ..read more
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Kobelco Adds New 3 to 4-Tonne Mini Excavators to the Series 7 Range
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by AUS HeavyQuip Journal Newsroom
2w ago
Kobelco has introduced the Series 7 mini excavator range. With base machine weights ranging from 2,930kg to 3,890kg, the 3 to 4-tonne new SK28SR-7, SK30SR-7 and SK35SR-7 replace their predecessors and offer increased engine performance, improved operability, an updated cabin interior and easier maintenance. The new Kobelco SK28SR-7, SK30SR-7 and SK35SR-7 mini excavators deliver enhanced performance thanks to their increased engine output (from 18 to 19kW). Their larger bucket cylinders (from 65 to 70mm) also result in a 16% increase in bucket digging force from 27.8 to 32.2kN (SK35SR-7). In a ..read more
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Terex Launches Magna: a New Brand for Large-Scale Quarrying and Mining Ops
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by AUS HeavyQuip Journal Newsroom
2w ago
Terex, a provider of compact and mid-sized crushing and screening equipment, has launched MAGNA, a new brand to address the demands of large-scale operations in the quarrying, mining, construction, and recycling industries. (Image source: Terex Corporation) Under the strapline ‘Made for More’, MAGNA will offer a new range of robust, high-capacity machinery tailored to meet the needs of customers requiring larger output and volumes. The launch of MAGNA supports the growth of Terex by expanding its offering with products that complement its existing portfolio. MAGNA will leverage the global pres ..read more
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Komatsu Launches 26-Tonne Loader in Australia
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3w ago
Komatsu has launched the WA475-10, 26-tonne wheel loader in Australia. The machine provides an efficient and productive model for quarry and waste sites, saving 30% more on fuel efficiency than the previous model. Image source: Komatsu The WA475-10 features the newly developed Komatsu’s Hydraulic Mechanical Transmission (KHMT), an innovative solution that makes the loader more powerful and more fuel-efficient. Variable speed control allows operators to adjust the machine’s top speed to meet specific site requirements, and the adjustable variable traction control also limits wheel spin on unsta ..read more
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Caterpillar Approves Continetal’s RDT-Master Tires for Cat Dump Trucks
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by Emanuele Giovannini
3w ago
Continental’s RDT-Master off-the-road tire has been approved for use on Caterpillar’s Off-Highway Rigid Dump Trucks globally. Facing the multiple requirements of earthmoving tire fitments, Continental’s RDT-Master range includes three different sizes: 18.00 R33, 21.00 R33, and 24.00 R35. These tire sizes are approved for CAT 770, 772, 773, 775, and 775 WTR machine models. Image source: Continental Continental’s RDT-Master has been designed to meet the rigorous demands of construction and mining operations, and this endorsement highlights the quality, durability, and performance of the tires in ..read more
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