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Excavators are heavy construction equipment consisting of a boom, stick, bucket and cab on a rotating platform known as the “house”. The house sits atop an undercarriage with tracks or wheels. A cable-operated excavator uses winches and steel ropes to accomplish the movements. They are a natural progression from the steam shovels and often called power shovels. All movement and functions of a hydraulic excavator are accomplished through the use of hydraulic fluid, with hydraulic cylinders and hydraulic motors. Due to the linear actuation of hydraulic cylinders, their mode of operation is fundamentally different from cable-operated excavators.

Excavators and Robotics

Excavators and Robotics

Many owners of grading and excavation contracting companies concur: finding enough skilled employees to execute jobs continues to be difficult.

The answer to that challenge may lie in more robotic-like machines. Machines that do more on their own—without human intervention—will require fewer employees. On the other hand, robotics may even attract

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The SUTTER 500 and SUTTER 300 trail dozers are designed for trail construction and maintenance, public works, fire breaks, timber thinning, contractors, ranchers, and residential. Build approximately 1,000 feet per hour of 3- to 4-foot-wide trails with the SUTTER 500, or under-30-inch-wide single-track trails with the SUTTER 300.

JCB MACHINES FEATURED IN NEW FILM “ALIEN: COVENANT”

JCB MACHINES FEATURED IN NEW FILM “ALIEN: COVENANT”

SAVANNAH, GA (May 16, 2017) — A fleet of more than 20 JCB machines is playing a starring role in the latest installment of a cult film franchise. JCB skid steer loaders, Loadall telescopic handlers and JS excavators were supplied to 20th Century Fox for the making of the new film “Alien:

Kinshofer acquires Solesbee’s

Kinshofer acquires Solesbee’s

Waakirchen (Germany) and Atlanta, GA (U.S.A.), May, 2017

Kinshofer GmbH from Germany and the U.S.A. based company Solesbee’s Equipment and Attachments, LLC. (Solesbee’s) announced today that they have signed a definite agreement to merge. Under the terms of the agreement Kinshofer has acquired more than 96% of the LLC Units of

New Battle Ax™ Mulching Attachment Designed for 7- to 15-Ton Excavators

New Battle Ax™ Mulching Attachment Designed for 7- to 15-Ton Excavators

HECTOR, Minn. — Loftness has introduced the Battle AxÔ mulching attachment for 7- to 15-ton excavators to its VMLogixÔ line of products. Featuring a new rotor, exclusive two-stage cutting chamber and direct-drive variable displacement piston motor, the heavy-duty Battle Ax is designed for highly efficient vegetation management, including right-of-way maintenance,

Compact Excavators for Small- to Mid-Sized Jobs

Compact Excavators for Small- to Mid-Sized Jobs

If you’re a contractor working on mid-size to smaller projects, there’s good news to be found in the growth of the compact excavators for small- to mid-sized jobs. All the major manufacturers continue to provide the industry with a wide variety of choices in both size and attachment options—especially in

Wear and Tear

Wear and Tear

Given the rough conditions inherent on landfill landscapes, “anywhere the machine comes in contact with the waste can be a point of origination for wear and tear,” points out Tom Griffith, senior system and waste application specialist for Caterpillar.

Engcon tilts automatically with Leica Geosystems

Engcon tilts automatically with Leica Geosystems

Strömsund, Sweden, May 4, 2017 – In collaboration with world-leading tiltrotator manufacturer Engcon, Leica Geosystems has developed iXE CoPilot, an auto-tilt function. In combination with a 2D or 3D excavator guidance system, Engcon’s control system DC2 and ePS (engcon Positioning System) will then Engcon’s tiltrotators get a revolutionary feature that

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