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Adopting Electromobility in the Construction Industry
Electric vehicle (EV) popularity continues to grow while the charging infrastructure expands to meet projected future demand. With electromobility (e-mobility) manufacturing incentives renewed, OEMs are making new models in all classes for all industries.
February 24, 2022
Case G Series Loaders Approved for Running on B20 Biodiesel
Fiat Powertrain Technologies approves B20 for use in diesel engines featured in Case G series loaders.
February 2, 2022
Deere to Acquire Majority Ownership in Battery Technology Company
The manufacturer intends to apply the technology to its lineup of turf equipment, compact utility tractors, small tractors, compact construction equipment, and some road building equipment.
December 20, 2021
What's It Like To Operate the New Volvo Electric ECR25 Excavator, L25 Loader?
Zero-emission does not mean decreases in productivity. Testers saw no loss in digging depth and breakout force on the excavator or tipping load and dump height on the wheel loader.
October 5, 2021
California Math Shows Internal Combustion Beating Electric on Emissions
CARB data show diesel engines are not the evil, gross-polluting workhorses that they're frequently portrayed to be. When paired with biobased fuels, they're out-performing on emissions.
June 15, 2021
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Expanding Beyond Electric Machines, Volvo Opens Hydrogen Fuel Cell Test Lab
Volvo CE plans to find out with its new lab.
May 25, 2021
"First Electric Skid Steer in the World" Starts in Low $60s
A Slovakia-based firm is showcasing what it says is the first globally, commercially available full-size electric skid steer, displaying the machine during last week's Condex equipment show in Las Vegas.
June 1, 2021
Contractor Tests Out Electric Machines On Off-the-Grid Jobsites
Operators experienced less fatigue, could get instant power and spoke in normal tones to other workers.
May 18, 2021
Ford Leans on its High Performance Legacy for Name of its New Electric F-150
As the May 19 reveal of this all-electric pickup approaches, the announced name for the new model will be familiar to many.
May 11, 2021
Volvo VP Lays Out the Electric Blueprint for Construction Equipment | The Dirt #23
How is Volvo Construction Equipment bringing its electric construction equipment to market? We've got the details in our latest The Dirt video.
April 23, 2021
Hydrogen fuel cell
Daimler, Volvo launch fuel-cell truck partnership
The partnership expects to produce supplies needed for up to 12,000 hydrogen fuel cell powered trucks every year.
March 9, 2021
Video: Volvo Excavator Prototypes Reveal Formidable Strength in Electric Development
Amid a flurry of electric construction equipment news to start 2021, Volvo has introduced two battery-electric excavator prototypes that are different in more ways than one. We dig into those excavators and Volvo's electric advantage in this video.
March 5, 2021
DTNA putting millions into BEV powertrain
The company expects to invest upwards of $20 million in its Detroit, Michigan, manufacturing facility, which will serve as the source of Detroit ePowertrain components in North America when initial production begins later this year.
February 9, 2021
Electric trucks run 'amazing' up Pikes Peak
Though it was 'not a competition,' all-electric Peterbilt 579EV and Kenworth T680 fuel cell deliver impressive and different results.
January 22, 2021
Navistar partners with GM, J.B. Hunt on hydrogen-powered RH
Under the partnership agreement, OneH2 will supply its hydrogen fueling solution, which includes hydrogen production, storage, delivery and safety and Navistar is taking a minority stake in OneH2.
January 29, 2021
Put to the Test: Deere E-Power Electric Backhoe Moves Into Next Phase of Development
Modeled after Deere's 310L, the battery-powered backhoe aims to lower operating costs, noise, downtime and drop emissions to zero.
January 29, 2021
No Counterweight Needed: What Will Set Komatsu's First Electric Excavator Apart? (VIDEO)
Komatsu has announced that it's going to build a battery-powered excavator. Take a design sneak peek in this video and see what you should expect from this electric machine.
January 28, 2021
‘Game changing’ Toyota solid-state battery lighter, much more powerful than current lithium-ion
To further vehicle electrification, Toyota announced its development of a lighter, more powerful solid-state battery to be released in the next few years.
January 11, 2021
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Safety & Compliance
Contractor Faces $1.2M Fine After Operator Dies in Building Collapse
OSHA reports a compact excavator being operated exceeded the partially demolished floor's load, causing an 80-foot fall.
Compact Track Loaders
Takeuchi Rolls Out its First U.S.-Produced Compact Track Loader
Clear Land by Remote Control: FAE's New RCU-75 Crawler Mulcher (Video)
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ASCO Named Equipment World’s 2022 Big Iron Dealer of the Year
Mecalac Adds 3 New Swing Loaders to its Lineup
Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
8 Important Signs You’re Ready For Fleet Vehicle Tracking
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