Tag: excavators

CASE will be showcasing at IRE 2017

CASE Construction Equipment will be showcasing the new range of C Series mini excavators at the 4th International Rental Exhibition (IRE) which takes place in Amsterdam, from the 2nd to the 4th May 2017. The line-up will include 3 of the 6 recently launched models: a CASE CX18C, a CX26C and a CX60C.

New C Series, especially suited to the Rental Industry

The C Series mini excavators have been designed to meet the specific needs of rental fleets offering a wide range of advantages for this specific target group.

Wacker Neuson and Caterpillar to end strategic alliance for mini hydraulic excavators under three tons operating weight in 2018

Wacker Neuson has today announced that it has been agreed to terminate the strategic alliance for mini-hydraulic excavators that it has with Caterpillar since 2010 under a joint agreement. In 2010, Wacker Neuson and Caterpillar entered into a strategic alliance which saw Wacker Neuson developing and producing mini hydraulic excavators under three tons operating weight exclusively for Caterpillar.

They do not give any reason for the ending of the alliance. However, Roger Lindley, editor of Contractors World International has commented on what appear to identical products presented in each company’s corporate colours. However, the statement says Wacker Neuson will produce models ‘exclusively for Caterpillar’. (See article “Are Power Packs the Future for Compact Equipment?” page 46 where mini-excavators with a power pack are featured with virutally identical photographs for Caterpillar and Wacker Neuson.)

DEUTZ to supply engines to Japanese construction machinery manufacturer Takeuchi

DEUTZ has signed up Takeuchi Mfg. Co., Ltd as a new collaboration partner in the construction machinery segment.

From mid-2016 Takeuchi will be equipping its new TB295W wheeled excavator and its new TB2150 tracked excavator with DEUTZ’s TCD 3.6 diesel engine. The engines meet the Stage 4 emissions standard that currently applies in Japan as well as EU Stage IV and US EPA Tier 4 Final.

The standard exhaust aftertreatment system features a diesel oxidising catalytic converter (DOC) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR). For more strictly regulated markets such as Switzerland and for municipal applications in Germany, a diesel particulate filter (DPF) is used. With DPF the machines also meet EU Stage V, which will come into force in 2019.

Kobelco Construction Machinery to Build Facility in North America

Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. has decided to construct a hydraulic excavator production factory in South Carolina, United States. The new factory will be incorporated into its North American subsidiary, Kobelco Construction Machinery U.S.A. Inc. (“KCMU”) which already operates in North America. With this factory construction, KCMU will be reorganized into a company with integrated production and sales.

After concluding an official purchase agreement for the planned construction site, we will begin site preparation from April this year, construct a building, install machines and equipment, and complete the construction in December, then commence mass production of 20t model from January, 2016.

Kobelco expands OEM agreement with Yanmar

Kobelco has had an OEM agreement with Yanmar mini-excators for the domestic Japanese market for many years. Under the revised agreement, Kobelco will begin offering a range of mini-excavators worldwide.

With expanded OEM supply from Yanmar, Kobelco will offer worldwide four short rear tail swing models of 1.0, 1.7, 2.0 and 2.5 tons. Conventional models will be expanded to six machines: 0.5, 0.8, 1.6, 1.8, 2.2, and 2.6 tons. This will expand the total number of OEM machines to 10. No time is given for when the additional minis will be available.

JCB heavy line excavators to be available in Australia

JCB Construction Equipment Australia (CEA) has announced that the new JCB heavy line excavators will be available in Australia from September, 2014.

With operating weights from 13 to 38 tonnes, the new range includes the JS220LC, fitted with the JCB Ecomax T4i engine – the only engine in its class to achieve T4i emission levels without the use of a DOC/DPF filter.

CNH Industrial Announces New Licensing Agreement with Sumitomo (S.H.I.) Construction Machinery

CNH Industrial N.V. has agreed to enter into a new licensing agreement with Sumitomo (S.H.I.) Construction Machinery Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Under this new technology license and component supply agreement, CNH Industrial will manufacture Sumitomo designed crawler excavators (models ranging from 13 to 35 tonnes) at designated plants within its manufacturing network. Start of production of the new localized models is planned for mid-2016.

This agreement also extends the existing Global Product Supply (OEM) agreement between CNH Industrial and Sumitomo (S.H.I.) Construction Machinery for the sourcing of excavators from Sumitomo plants.

Sumitomo has been a supplier to the CNH Industrial global distribution network since 1992 for models ranging from 7 to 80 tonnes. This next step will further strengthen the partnership between the two companies.