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Cat 306 CR’s stick-steer, XTC config make this one versatile excavator
The new 306 CR is Caterpillar’s first 6-ton excavator. We’re following up our initial coverage of this machine with discussion of more features including stick-steer, the XTC tool carrier configuration and a tour of the in-cab display. Check out our initial coverage of the Cat 306 CR by clicking here.
November 4, 2019
Cat intros new D5 dozer, new D3-Series skid steers and new 306 CR excavator
Cat has debuted a new D5 dozer, D3 generation of skid steers/CTLs, and the 306 CR excavator. Check out more information on this video here on Equipment World.
October 24, 2019
Cat 306 CR latest addition to Next Generation lineup, first “true Cat 6-ton”
Continuing Cat’s Next Generation compact excavator line up, the 6-ton class Cat 306 CR shares similar control layouts and common components with other machines in the series, along with the Cat Stick Steer system. Cat unveiled the new machine during ICUEE. “We’ve never had a genuine 6-ton machine,” says Greg Worley, Caterpillar product expert. The […]
October 18, 2019
Bobcat rolls out the E10e, its first electric mini excavator
Bobcat’s dive into battery-powered construction equipment has had two causes for celebration recently. According to a report from Middle East Construction News, the company’s first fully-electric, 1-ton mini excavator—the E10e zero tail swing (ZTS)—started rolling off the production line in July. Plus, the machine’s “entire production run for the year has already been sold out,” […]
August 29, 2019
Wacker Neuson EZ36 compact excavator boasts big machine features
Designed to provide the technology and comfort of a larger excavator, the Wacker Neuson EZ36 features a zero tail swing, a dig depth of over 11 feet and more.
July 2, 2019
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Doosan expands mini excavator lineup with three new models from 3.5 to 5 tons
Doosan has debuted their DX35-5, DX42-5, and DX-50-5 to round out their lineup of mini excavators. Check them out here on Equipment World.
May 29, 2019
Volvo CE unveils fully-electric ECR25 excavator, L25 wheel loader at Bauma
The Volvo ECR25 compact excavator and L25 compact wheel loader, both fully-electric, were revealed at Bauma 2019 in Volvo's commitment to an electric future.
April 15, 2019
Mecalac’s MCR Series “skid-excavators” are in a category all their own
MCR machines are designed for digging trenches, lifting loads, laying pallets over obstacles or under ground level. Check out all the specs on Equipment World.
April 10, 2019
New Stanley retrofit kit turns compact excavators into remote control diggers with Xbox-like controller
Hoping to give compact excavator operators more flexibility when facing challenging work conditions or environments, tool-maker Stanley has announced a retrofit kit for compact excavators that enables easy remote control operation. Developed by Stanley’s Infrastructure Team, the ROC, or Remote Operated Control, System can be installed on excavators under 10 tons in roughly five hours, […]
March 14, 2019
JCB, Takeuchi, Ditch Witch and Toro show off electric compact construction equipment at rental show
Ditch Witch, JCB, Takeuchi, and Toro showcase electric compact construction equipment at the American Rental Association Show. Learn more on Equipment World.
February 27, 2019
Equipment Roundup: Volvo to launch 10 electric machines in 2020; Surplus military “Growlers” as jobsite vehicles; Cat’s new electric power division; Komatsu buys TimberPro forestry equipment; Dynapac intros MF2500CS MTV
Get the latest Equipment Roundup news on a number of heavy equipment companies like Volvo, Caterpillar, Komatsu and Dynapac. More info here on Equipment World.
February 26, 2019
Volvo CE to launch up to 10 electric excavators and loaders by 2020, replacing diesel models entirely
The new machines will include electrified versions of the company's smallest compact excavators and its smallest compact wheel loaders. More on Equipment World.
February 20, 2019
Disgruntled operator rips through hotel on excavator rampage
When one construction worker in England did not receive his pay, he took an excavator for a joyride through a TraveLodge. Watch the rampage on Equipment World.
January 25, 2019
Takeuchi launches TB250-2 compact excavator
Takeuchi has officially released what it calls "a true 5-ton excavator." Check out the new compact excavator and get other heavy equipment industry news here.
January 21, 2019
Hyundai, Cummins unveil jointly-developed electric mini excavator
Cummins & Hyundai Construction Equipment have said they're co-developing electrified heavy equipment, and the two companies are showing off their early work in a battery-powered excavator.
December 25, 2018
The Evolving Compact Excavator: Operators, OEMs getting inventive with tiltrotators, attachments
Learn more about the versatility of compact excavators, from attachments and warranties to strong demand for compact equipment on Equipment World.
December 24, 2018
Cat launches 10 new mini excavators in lineup overhaul
One of the most notable features of these new excavators is the Stick Steer system which improves operator control with less effort. Details here.
October 31, 2018
JCB to sell its first electric excavator, the 19C-1 E-Tec, later this year
The 2-ton electric mini excavator works all day on a single, six-hour charge. The machine can be charged with a standard electricity supply. Learn more here.
October 22, 2018
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With the explosion of interest in compact equipment over the last few years, Kubota has seen huge growth in its construction equipment division. We talk to product manager Patrick Baker about what's behind that growth and Kubota's latest machines.
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