Tag: hydraulic excavator

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 mistakenly called power shovels.

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

VIDEO: Liebherr – LIKUFIX Fully Automatic Quick Coupling System

VIDEO: Liebherr – LIKUFIX Fully Automatic Quick Coupling System

LIKUFIX is the name of the Liebherr fully automatic quick coupling system. The combination of a hydraulic Liebherr quick coupling system with the LIKUFIX coupling block permits fast safe changing of mechanical and hydraulic working tools from the operator’s cabin. The deployment options of a hydraulic excavator and machine productivity

New CAT® B Series Hammers

New CAT® B Series Hammers

Cat® B Series hydraulic hammers (B20, B30, and B35) are designed for high production in a wide range of severe applications—such as quarry, road construction, demolition, and general construction—while keeping the user’s owning and operating costs at a minimum. The B Series uses a proven, simple design that ensures reliability,

The Right Size for the Job

The Right Size for the Job

People often boast of the size, horsepower, and strength of the equipment they own and use. However, for many erosion control jobs, the right choice is compact equipment that has a smaller footprint. Compact excavators, track loaders, and skid steers are the best option for projects in limited space or

Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the New PC138USLC-11

Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the New PC138USLC-11

Tight tail swing, stout lift capacity for its class and consumes up to six percent less fuel

Rolling Meadows, Ill., — October 4, 2016 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new PC138USLC-11 hydraulic excavator. With the same tight tail swing radius as its

The Next Best Thing to Being There

The Next Best Thing to Being There

Engineers don’t usually have the opportunity to actually operate the earthmoving equipment being used to turn their designs into reality. But any engineer with field experience can’t help but respect the operators of these machines. These are complicated, sophisticated pieces of equipment that make high demands on the skill and

The Next Best Thing to Being There

The Next Best Thing to Being There

Engineers don’t usually have the opportunity to actually operate the earthmoving equipment being used to turn their designs into reality. But any engineer with field experience can’t help but respect the operators of these machines. These are complicated, sophisticated pieces of equipment that make high demands on the skill and

Caterpillar to Design and Manufacture Full Line of Mini Excavators

Caterpillar to Design and Manufacture Full Line of Mini Excavators

Caterpillar will shift design and production of its smallest hydraulic excavators to Caterpillar facilities beginning in 2018 as a successful, six-year strategic alliance with Wacker Neuson is phased out. Caterpillar will focus on growing its global mini excavator business as it leverages existing facilities and design teams to deliver cost

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