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Wacker Neuson launches construction equipment technician apprenticeship program

“The program is intended to act as a funnel for qualified technicians into our dealer network,” explains Jake Gaylord, technical training manager for Wacker Neuson and author of the program.

Wacker Neuson has announced a unique apprenticeship program to help fill the growing need for qualified machine technicians in the construction industry. Wacker Neuson has teamed up with the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) to create an apprenticeship program that allows students to "earn as they learn."  The program combines work-based learning with related classroom instruction using the highest industry standards, knowledge base and technology.

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PRINOTH launches light, efficient and flexible mulching head for skid steers

PRINOTH is well known for its crawler carriers but also manufactures a wide range of mulching equipment. Through its Vegetation Management Division, and as a cutting-edge company, where the latest developments and innovations in agriculture and forest management are the top priority, PRINOTH continuously invests in developing high quality products including the introduction of its newest mulching head model, the M450s.

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Are all excavators the same?

Among the top brands, many believe all excavators are the same. But when you look closely, you can spot the small differences in design that add up to huge differences in productivity and efficiency — differences that can boost your profitability. 


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Earthworks GO! brings Trimble grade control to small machines

Small machines like skid steers and compact track loaders can now be 2D grade control capable thanks to Trimble's Earthworks GO!

Trimble's Earthworks GO! Grade Control Platform is a 2D grade control solution for compact machine grading attachments. Trimble Earthworks GO! enables high-accuracy grading in an easy-to-use, portable platform. It is the only Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) compact machine control solution available today that runs on Android or iOS smartphones. The announcement was made at Trimble Dimensions.

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John Deere Grapples pack power and reliability into job site cleanup

“During critical times, like disaster cleanup, operators need powerful and reliable attachments that won’t let them down,” said Jessica Hill, program manager, global attachments, John Deere Construction & Forestry.

Continuing to expand its offering of job site cleanup solutions, John Deere is introducing the new GS66B, GS72B, GS78B, GS84B scrap grapple buckets and GR72B and GR84B rock grapple buckets into its ever-expanding line of Worksite Pro attachments. The scrap grapple buckets are ideal for scrap handling, recycling center use, disaster cleanup and job site cleanup applications where grappling power is needed to handle material. The rock grapple buckets are perfect for land clearing, job site cleanup and brush removal applications. Additionally, the new rock grapples allow for grading the site after debris removal.

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Move big snow with Torwel's heavy-duty snow pushers

Torwel snow pushers are rugged and capable.

Torwel Limited has announced its new and improved Heavy-Duty Snow Pushers in widths from 8' through 18'. All models boast robust design and upgrades that include adjustable skid/wear shoes and easy to use attachment systems that include the universal skid steer mounting system and the new versatile utility tractor/loader global mounting system.

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Cat 330 and 330 GC Next Generation excavators deliver high-production performance and lower operating costs

The new Cat 330 has the industry's highest level of standard factory-equipped technology to boost productivity.

The Next Generation 30-ton size class excavators from Caterpillar – the 330 and 330 GC – increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs, and improve operator comfort compared to previous models. The new excavators offer unique combinations of features designed to match contractors' productivity and cost targets.

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Caterpillar to show wide range of new equipment at bauma CHINA

An outdoor demonstration will feature the Next Generation 320 and 323 excavators, which use an estimated 25 percent less fuel than predecessor models in certain applications.

Caterpillar will display 30 machines as well as work tools, engines and product support capabilities at bauma CHINA 2018. The extensive exhibit will feature Cat general construction, building construction, paving and SEM-branded equipment. More than a dozen Cat Next Generation hydraulic excavators will be introduced at the show.

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Toro Dingo TXL 2000 boasts telescoping arms and 2,000-pound capacity rivalling small CTLs and SSLs

Newest machine boasts innovative telescoping loader arms, 2-ton rated operating capacity.

Representing a continuation of 20 years of innovation in the compact utility loader (CUL) equipment category, Toro introduces the all-new Toro Dingo TXL 2000. The latest model features telescoping arms to allow the TXL 2000 to reach over obstacles, dig below grade, and generally extend the operator's working range. This equipment solution consolidates the benefits of several machines into one to perform a variety of tasks on the jobsite.

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Hyundai demos excavator with Trimble Ready option at Dimensions user conference

Hyundai's HX220L with the Trimble Ready option will be on display at Trimble Dimensions, November 5 to 7 in Las Vegas.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas will showcase a Trimble Ready Hyundai HX220L hydraulic excavator running the Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform during the 2018 Trimble Dimensions User Conference, Nov. 5-7 in Las Vegas. A Silver Sponsor at this year's event, Hyundai will host an exhibit at Booth 222 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian. The Trimble Ready Hyundai HX220L excavator with the Trimble Earthworks system will perform live outdoor demonstrations at the Trimble Dimensions Offsite Expo.

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Case N Series backhoe loaders updated with PowerBoost, direct drive and factory-installed thumb

Case Construction Equipment is making numerous updates to its N Series backhoe loaders, including new industry-exclusive PowerBoost functionality, a new PowerDrive transmission upgrade with Direct Drive, and a factory-installed thumb that makes backhoe operation even more versatile. New Case N Series backhoes also feature updates to loader controls, including a new declutch trigger, new roller/rocker switch for better attachment control, and an all-new F-N-R thumb switch for simplified operation.

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ASV introduces "world’s most compact" track loader

ASV Holdings Inc.'s new RT-25 Posi-Track compact track loader features similar dimensions to its more powerful cousin, the RT-40. The RT-25 serves as an economical alternative for contractors, rental centres and homeowners working in tight spaces. ASV says that it is the industry's smallest sit-in CTL. The RT-25 is also a safer, more productive alternative to walk-behind and stand-on mini loaders in applications such as landscaping, construction and snow removal. 

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In-depth report: compact excavators

The reputation of the compact excavator has been significantly bolstered in recent years due to their growing versatility and the range of options available for these machines. As hydraulic capabilities improve, the scope of these machines' capabilities has moved beyond earthmoving in cramped quarters and on small jobs. The compact excavator has become a multifunctional machine that can meet a variety of needs, from flail mowing to precision excavating. 

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Engcon tiltrotator helps contractor get the most out of an excavator

When Sean Coghlan, owner of Shamrock Earthworks Ltd., first attended CONEXPO trade show in 2008, he was looking to find equipment and ideas that would make his business more efficient. He was intrigued by a device called a tiltrotator, demonstrated by dealers representing engcon, a Swedish firm. But he'd just started his Calgary, Alberta-based company, and knew he had to wait a while to make a significant investment.

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Cat large dozers reach milestone with 40,000th machine

The 40,000th large dozer from Cat is a D11T that will be put to work in southeastern B.C.

The legacy of the Cat large dozer began a little more than 40 years ago with a revolutionary elevated drive sprocket and new undercarriage design that looked unlike any dozer of its day. The groundbreaking suspended undercarriage with high drive design conformed to the ground better than standard oval tracks, helping to improve machine traction, extend undercarriage life and enhance operator comfort. 

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