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IVECO ensures service and maintenance of its vehicles to help keep transport operating

​The health and well-being of customers and staff is IVECO’s priority, and its workshops are implementing the government’s hygiene and safety guidelines.The IVECO brand thanks all the mechanics, technicians, transporters and drivers for their tremendous effort and commitment to maintain the supply network of our society.The world of transport cannot stop and neither can the IVECO Service Network, in order to guarantee the necessary supply of goods. To support transport professional...

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Generator sets and extreme climates. How to set up your equipment so it continues to offer optimal performance

The harshness of the environment can seriously affect a generator set's performance, so adapting it to the environment and taking a series of extra measures allows for top performance, regardless of where the project is carried out."It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change”, stated the British naturalist Charles Darwin. This lack of environmental adaptation means that we cannot carry out our...

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bauma CTT RUSSIA: New date has been set

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has strongly impacted developments in Russia. Following the directives of the Government of the city and region of Moscow to prevent and control the virus from spreading, Messe München was compelled to postpone bauma CTT RUSSIA, which was planned to take place in May. The new date has been set now. The trade fair will be held from September 8 to 11, 2020 at Crocus Expo in Moscow. The measures taken by the Moscow City Government against the sp...

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Hyundai modifies three- and four-wheel E-forklifts: significantly improved efficiency, consumption and ergonomics

Hyundai Material Handling has thoroughly re-engineered the very successful U series of its electrically driven three- and four-wheel forklifts. The focus of the further development was on comfort, performance and reduced fuel consumption. The three-wheel forklifts 15BT-9U/18BT-9U and 20BT-9U in the load capacity range 1,500 to 2,000 kg are ready for the world market with their high-performance components. New features include the Zapi controls of the ACE series, the Schabmüller drive motors...

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You’re in control with Hitachi Zaxis-7

Hitachi puts owners and operators in complete control with the next generation Zaxis-7 medium excavators. The new ZX250-7, ZX300-7 and ZX350-7 Stage-V compliant models offer an enhanced user experience thanks to the redefined design. Their efficiency and versatility provide owners with opportunities to increase profits and reduce costs.Improve profitImpressive fuel economy can be achieved with the new Zaxis-7 machines with up to 10% less fuel consumption than previous models. Hitachi’s ind...

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Wacker Neuson reports new revenue record for fiscal 2019, profit below the prior-year level

Leading light and compact equipment manufacturer the Wacker Neuson Group saw revenue rise 11.2 percent to EUR 1,901.1 million in fiscal 2019 (2018: EUR 1,710.0 million). Adjusted for currency effects, this corresponds to an increase of 9.8 percent. Business grew across all regions and business segments. The Group benefited above all from positive trends in European and North American construction markets as well as strong demand for Kramer- and Weidemann-branded agr...

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ConExpo 2020: Dressta’s all-new TD-16N dozer sets a new benchmark for visibility

Dressta’s new dozer makes its eagerly anticipated debut at ConExpo. The new TD-16N is a revolutionary dozer that sets a new benchmark for visibility. Right from day one, the LiuGong Dressta design team’s brief was simple - create the best all-round dozer for the customer. The Red Dot award-winning team headed by Edward Wagner (Executive Director of New Technology) and Gary Major (Executive Director of Industrial Design) knew that listening to the operator was key to designing somethi...

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Cummins Performance Series Powers Hyundai

Cummins Inc. announced that they have become the single engine supplier to Hyundai Construction Equipment (HCE) for displacements from 3.8 to 12 liters.  This covers the Performance Series engines; F3.8, B4,5, B6,7, L9 and X12 (100 to 512 hp) powering 25 construction installations.“Hyundai Construction Equipment has been a strategic off-highway partner to Cummins for 30 years, and we value our continuing business relationship,” cited Eric Neal, Executive Director─ Global Off-H...

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MECALAC at Conexpo 2020 in Las Vegas

The Mecalac Group clinched its first sales in the United States in 2016 thanks to a partnership in Massachusetts. The following year, driven by growing interest in its products, the company set up a sales subsidiary in Norfolk near Boston and took part in the Conexpo trade show for the very first time. Mecalac North America LLC has since underpinned a growing regional distribution network, not only in the USA but also in Canada and Latin America. At this year’s Conexpo in March, the Mecala...

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Caterpillar Brings its Products, Services and Technology to Life at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

Celebrating customers worldwide, Caterpillar unveils the Operator Stadium featuring live demonstrations, product exhibits and interactive technologyCaterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is showcasing its latest products, services and technologies while paying tribute to those who build the world’s infrastructure at CONEXPO 2020. Show attendees will have the opportunity to experience three Caterpillar exhibits totaling more than 60,000 square feet of outdoor and indoor space featuring more than 30 m...

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CATERPILLAR AND TRIMBLE ANNOUNCE CHANGE TO JOINT VENTURE PROVIDING GREATER FLEXIBILITY AND CUSTOMER FOCUS

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Trimble Inc. (NASDAQ: TRMB) are announcing the restructuring of their VirtualSite Solutions LLC (VSS) joint venture (JV), so that each company can accelerate the development of technologies and solutions aligned to their strategic initiatives. Over the next several months, Caterpillar will assume control of VSS and integrate its line of products, including VisionLink®, into a broader digital portfolio and future fleet management services.“Trimble and Ca...

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CIFA launches the new American subsidiary and tailor-made concrete machinery product line for North America at ConExpo 2020

CIFA will be exhibiting at booth B7001 two boom pumps: safety and easy-to-use machines for every kind of job site. CIFA – a leading European concrete machinery design and manufacturing company - inaugurates its branch office in North America: CIFA North America, Inc. The facility located in Yorkville (WI) will work as an industrial machinery assembly plant as well as the customer service center. For CIFA customers in the United States and Canada, the local hub will provide service in ter...

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HİDROMEK’S 100% ELECTRIC WHEEL EXCAVATOR HICON 7W HAS WON ITS SECOND DESIGN AWARD

HİDROMEK has been awarded with IF Product Design Award 2020, one of the world’s most distinguished design awards, with its smart  and 100% electric city excavator HICON 7W. With the new award, the number of internationally prestigious design awards HİDROMEK has won increased to 19.For IF Design Award 2020, 78 independent jury members from all over the world have evaluated more than 7,298 entries from 56 countries. After the evaluations, ‘the best’ designs have been selec...

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INDUSTRIAL ACCESS ADOPTS THE GENIE® LIFT CONNECT™ TELEMATICS SOLUTION

Leading Romanian rental firm orders telematics kits for 110 Genie® boom lifts Industrial Access, Romania’s leading equipment rental company, is reputed for being technologically advanced in using data to manage its fleet. Owners of a total of 4,000 machines, the company’s aerial fleet counts 1,500 units – 40% of which are Genie® units. Today, 110 of Industrial Access’ fully CAN-based Genie machines are equipped with the new Genie Lift Connect™ telematics so...

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ABAX helps Berge Bygdeservice connect to Global e-Service for simplified fleet management

The 23-year-old Norwegian contractor, Simen Berge, has a high level of expertise beyond his years, driven by his company Berge Bygdeservice’s latest acquisition, a Hitachi ZX65USB-6, and technology available from ABAX. This market-leading software platform enables the new Zaxis-6 range of mini excavators to communicate with Hitachi’s remote monitoring system, Global e-Service. This not only simplifies fleet management and maintenance for machine owners such as Simen, but also allows...

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VERONAFIERE POSTPONES SAMOTER, LETEXPO, ASPHALTICA AND B/OPEN

Date changes decided by the Board of Directors: the timing of set-up and logistic operations for these events are incompatible with national and regional dispositions for Covid-19The Board of Directors of Veronafiere SpA met today and acknowledged the impossibility of ensure proper timing for set-up, dismantling and logistics operations for upcoming trade fair events. In relation to the requirements of the ordinance issued by the Ministry of Health and the Veneto Region concerning Covid-19, it w...

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Komatsu Rete Italia at Samoter 2020

In Italy, Komatsu interacts with its clients through Komatsu Rete Italia, a net gathering Komatsu DBs (CIMERTEX ITALIA, CO.M.EDIL, CO.M.E.G, G.I.S. GROUP, MAUGERI MACCHINE, VARINI), dealers, workshops and Nolok rental net, a leading rental company in Italy. Komatsu’s distribution net counts on 40 affiliates, more than 80 service centres in Italy and roughly 700 rental fleet machines; it guarantees all over Italy the needed know-how in terms of Komatsu machines sales and services. Komatsu...

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New Kobelco SK140SRLC-7 delivers exceptional performance, capability andoperator experience through harmonisation

Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) is pleased to announce the arrival of the SK140SRLC-7 –a 14-tonne excavator that delivers enhanced efficiency and productivity through harmonisation of mechanical power, operation speed and overall machine design. The SK140SRLC-7is of a newgenerationof excavatorsto demonstrate Kobelco’s prowess in excavator design and manufacture. Coupled with modern manufacturing processes and customer feedback, the Japanese manufacturer’sSK14...

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Wheel loader buy-back scheme inspires confidence in Hitachi

A UK-based operational contract management and plant hire services company has purchased two Hitachi ZW310-6 wheel loaders for quarrying and bulk handling projects. Both models were supplied to MJ Hickey Plant Hire and Contracts Ltd with a buy-back option from Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV. The first ZW310-6, fitted with 4.5m³ general purpose bucket, was delivered in 2018 and is working in one of England’s largest limestone quarries, located in Leicester. The second mode...

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23° SAMOTER INNOVATION AWARD - THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY TAKES THE STAGE

Thirteen winners in the competition's various categories, plus three special mentions and a special prize for design Hybrid or electric machinery developed for earth moving and various applications in the world of hoisting/lifting. Technologies that improve operator safety and comfort are aspects that can make all the difference on construction sites all over the world. New IT systems and software ensuring better production process efficiency. These are some of the solutions in the limelight a...

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Hitachi Zaxis-6 mini excavator proves powerful and fuel-efficient

One of the first Stage V-compliant Zaxis-6 mini excavators to be delivered in the UK is being utilised on groundworks projects for a West Midlands-based contractor. JLG Groundworks invested in the ZX55U-6 following positive experiences with its Hitachi medium excavators and the recommendation of authorised dealer Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK).The latest addition to its fleet is working on a housing development for Seddon Construction in Powick on the outskirts of Worcester. Ideal for confi...

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CONSTRUCTION SECTOR: GROWTH OF 5 BILLION EUROS FOR TWO-YEAR PERIOD 2020-2021- INVESTMENTS DRIVEN BY RESIDENTIAL AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SECTORS

Estimates analysed by the SaMoTer-Prometeia Outlook in DecemberConstruction investments will grow in the two-year period 2020-2021, albeit at a slower pace than 2019. Overall investments in Italy in 2018 came to more than 139 billion euros and current forecasts for 2019 as a whole suggest a further increase of 3.3%, worth around about 4.5 billion euros: these figures are also likely to improve over the next two years, with expected growth of 2.5 billion euros in 2020 (+1.8%) and 2.4 billion euro...

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Hyundai Construction Equipment names Sungwoo Lee as new Managing Director for Europe

HCEE (Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe) announces the appointment of Sungwoo (SW) Lee as the new Managing Director with effect from 1st December 2019. With over 20 years of service at the Hyundai group, SW Lee brings a longstanding international sales career to Europe. SW Lee replaces mister J.H. Chun who will return to Korea where he will lead the international marketing team of HCE (Hyundai Construction Equipment). Growing profitable market share in Europe is key As of December 1st 2019 ...

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