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Watch this: Caterpillar D8T dozer walkaround

Caterpillar's new D8T bulldozer features an all-new fully automatic transmission, delivering up to 18 percent more productivity without consuming more fuel. Added blade capacity, increased power and steering performance, and a full range of technology options help customers realize more productivity and a faster payback. In this detailed walkaround, Sam Meeker, Caterpillar's dozer application product specialist, covers key features and options for the D8T.

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Increased fuel efficiency featured in Terex articulated hauler update

The upgraded TA300 boasts improvements in fuel efficiency, performance, productivity and operator comfort.

Terex Trucks has updated its TA300 articulated hauler with the introduction of a new and improved transmission. The 28-tonne (30-ton) workhorse will now incorporate the latest EP320 transmission from ZF as standard. This results in a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency, as well as enhanced performance and productivity, when compared to the previous model working in the same application. The new transmission comes with eight forward gears as well as four reverse gears, higher overall gear ratio spread, equal ratio steps between gears and optimized gear shifting with partial load shifts. All of this helps to ensure smoother gear shifting and thereby higher levels of operator comfort. The TA300 is also equipped with true independent front suspension as standard, further enhancing operator comfort and enabling excellent traction control and maximum productivity in the most challenging of conditions.

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Forestry

Komatsu track feller bunchers feature new, more powerful engine and other updates

New Komatsu XT-5 Series features a more powerful engine, gull-wing style engine hood/service platform, increased lift capacity, new heavy-duty undercarriage, relocated cab and a KOMTRAX® telematics system (photo may include optional equipment).

Komatsu America Corp. has previewed its new XT-5 Series of Track Feller Bunchers. Models include the XT430-5 (non-leveling), XT435L-5, XT445L-5 and XT465L-5, which replace the prior XT-3 Series machines. 

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Cat marks delivery of 50,000th articulated truck from UK facility

Representatives of Caterpillar, Trader Construction Company and Gregory Poole Cat marked the delivery of the 50,000th articulated truck from Cat's Peterlee, UK facility.

In a year of multiple significant milestones for Cat mining and infrastructure trucks, Caterpillar announces delivery of its 50,000th articulated truck from its Peterlee, U.K. manufacturing facility. Since the start of Cat branded articulated truck manufacturing in 1985, Caterpillar has become an industry leader of the articulated truck design.

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New Cat D8T dozer boasts all-new fully automatic transmission, greater fuel efficiency and boost in blade capacity

The latest Cat D8T dozer is designed to move more material in less time, at a lower cost per ton, for a faster return on equipment investment. The bulldozer features an all-new fully automatic transmission, delivering up to 18 percent more productivity without consuming more fuel, as well as unprecedented ease of operation. Added blade capacity, increased power and steering performance, and a full range of technology options help customers realize more productivity and a faster payback.

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Underground & Utility

Robbins Double Shield tunnel boring machine is conquering the Himalayas

A 5.06-m (16.6-foot) Robbins Double Shield TBM has bored over 1,000 m (3,280 feet) in one month at Nepal’s Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project (BBDMP).

Nepal's first tunnel boring machine, a 5.06 m (16.6 ft) diameter Robbins Double Shield, is living up to the nation's high expectations. The TBM, supplied in summer 2017 for the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project (BBDMP), recently bored over 1,000 m (3,280 feet) in one month and has been averaging an impressive 800 m (2,630 feet) per month. The project is owned by the Government of Nepal's Department of Irrigation (DOI) and operated by contractor China Overseas Engineering Group Co. Ltd. Nepal Branch (COVEC Nepal).

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5 reasons to use an ejector body on an articulated truck

Most articulated trucks are made to dump material but there are some good reasons to consider an ejector body which pushes material out, according to Weldco-Beales Manufacturing, a company that designs and manufactures specialized heavy equipment attachments for OEMs. In fact, after many years of providing ejector bodies for underground applications, they recently added models for above ground use as a result of market demand. 

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Liebherr celebrates new headquarters groundbreaking

Community officials, Liebherr family members and representatives of the company were on hand for the groundbreaking of Liebherr's new headquarters in Newport News, Virginia.

Members of the Liebherr family, Executive Management and Newport News city officials gathered last Friday, July 20th for a groundbreaking ceremony on site in Copeland Industrial Park to celebrate the construction of the new Liebherr USA, Co. headquarters.

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Allan Myers uses Volvo CE Advanced Training Simulator to recruit workforce

Inspired to give employees the skills to move ahead and confront the demand for an available workforce, contractor Allan Myers is launching a new three-year mission called Stepping Up. A fundamental tool of Stepping Up is the Myers Mobile Training Center, the result of a collaborative effort between Allan Myers, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and Volvo Financial Services (VFS).

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New Doosan wheel loader boasts versatility and optional guarding package for harsh conditions

Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, has extended its wheel loader lineup with the new DL280-5. This new wheel loader is part of the popular category of 3- to 4-cubic-yard wheel loaders. The Doosan DL280-5 is designed to provide operators with enhanced performance and comfort as well as increased uptime protection when working in general construction, scrap and waste-handling applications. 

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Liebherr's new R 926 Compact crawler excavator gets boost in engine power

The new R 926 Compact joins the ranks of Liebherr's compact excavators in the 15- to 35-tonne weight range.

In May 2018 Liebherr-France in Colmar began the series production of the new R 926 Compact excavator. This new model continues Liebherr's compact excavator product line but with a Stage IV / Tier 4 Final emission standards compliant engine and other developments compared to its Stage IIIB model. The new R 926 Compact joins the ranks of Liebherr's compact machines in the 15- to 35-tonne weight range.

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Swiss dealer paints Volvo ADTs green as part of carbon neutral package

Independent Swiss dealer Robert Aebi is offering Volvo customers a chance to show their care for the environment by buying a ‘GoGreen' articulated hauler. The haulers are produced in the construction industry's first manufacturing plant powered entirely by renewable energy and issued with a carbon offset certificate from the Fair Recycling foundation for the shipment from Sweden to Switzerland. 

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Construction Technologies

Link-Belt 2D grade control technology improves productivity and accuracy of 210 X4 hydraulic excavator

LBX Company is offering two factory-installed grade control technology options for North American 210 X4 customers. The Link-Belt 2D Machine Guidance (MG) system provides an operator with visual and audible indication when they are above, below or at their desired target grade. The Link-Belt 2D Machine Control (MC) system provides the operator with not only visual and audible indication when they are above, below or at their target grade, but can also control the boom and bucket while the operator controls the speed of the stick to maintain a consistently smooth flat or sloping surface. The 2D MG and 2D MC options enable operators to increase their productivity by up to 50 percent by providing them with the information they need and the functionality they've never had before.

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