Tag: wheel loader

A wheel loader or a shovel uses a controlled arm to put materials into a dumptruck, onto a conveyor belt or a feed hopper. Possible materials are: asphalt, demolition debris, dirt, feed, gravel, logs, raw minerals, recycled material, rock, sand, wood chips, etc. There are many types and brands of wheel loaders. The most popular brands are Caterpillar, Volvo, Case, Ahlmann and Komatsu. The type most used is a front end loader.

To Simplify the Complex

To Simplify the Complex

While grading and excavating equipment continues to get better and better, the smart equipment, software, and systems that support this equipment and improve its safety, efficiency, and productivity are also getting better.

For the Control Freak

For the Control Freak

The beauty of intelligent machine control is it makes inexperienced operators good, and good operators better,” points out Sebastian Witkowski, product marketing manager for intelligent machine control for Komatsu.

And the Hybrid Wheel Loader Operator Said…

And the Hybrid Wheel Loader Operator Said…

It doesn’t have axles. Each wheel has its own electric motor. The hydraulics are electric driven. Its small diesel engine charges the battery energy storage system. 98% of its parts are new and it’s fundamentally a new design. Volvo CE has been field testing the LX1 hybrid wheel loader since

Electricity is in the Air

Electricity is in the Air

The electric revolution in heavy equipment continues to move forward. The latest offering comes from Caterpillar and its new electric drive 988K XE wheel loader. It uses what Cat calls its switched reluctance technology. The wheel loader still has its C18 engine, mechanical drop box, driveline, and axles. In the

Increasing Machine Utilization With Attachments

Increasing Machine Utilization With Attachments

Industry experts agree: using a piece of compact ­equipment with multiple attachments turns that one machine into a multipurpose tool for road construction site preparation work that can help contractors complete their jobs more efficiently, bid on larger projects, create a more diversified portfolio, and work in all weather and

VIDEO:  TechTalk: G Series Automated Boom Functions

VIDEO: TechTalk: G Series Automated Boom Functions

Every CASE G Series wheel loader comes with return-to-travel, height control and return-to-dig functionality that automates select boom functions to simplify operation and improve cycle times – especially important in production work with common/repetitive loading cycles.

Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the New WA200-8 Wheel Loader

Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the New WA200-8 Wheel Loader

Rolling Meadows, Ill., July 31, 2017 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new WA200-8 wheel loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, this addition to the wheel loader family combines high production with low fuel consumption and improved operator comfort.

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What a Waste Industry Leader is Doing to Stay at the Top

What a Waste Industry Leader is Doing to Stay at the Top

Sometimes it can seem like the development of new technologies moves glacially slow. Then comes the day it actually arrives and the impatience of waiting suddenly falls away.

The idea of testing a prototype hybrid wheel loader at a landfill and transfer station in California came up two years ago when

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