Wednesday, September 20, 2017

TICKER TAPE: EQUIPMENT

HAULOTTE LAUNCHES BOOM SERIES

 

A new range of rough terrain articulated booms in the 16 m working weight category has been introduced by French manufacturer Haulotte. The three-model HA16 RTJ series has the capability of reaching out to most difficult working areas – it has a maximum outreach of 8.3 m and an up-and-over clearance of 7.65 m. The booms also offer the quickest lifting speed in the industry achieving its full height in 40 seconds. Other features include its ability to perform simultaneous movements such as driving, steering, turret rotation, boom elevation, telescope out and jib.

 

 


JCB OFFERS UK POTHOLE RELIEF

 

Digger manufacturer JCB has designed a new machine at its headquarters at Rochester which will offer solutionss to the pothole problems in that country. Dubbed the the Potholemaster the machine was developed after a team of engineers worked closely with highway industry experts. Potholes are a huge issue for UK motorists and in lots of cases the repairs are nothing more than sticking plaster solutions. Such is the extent of the problem that the government recently announced that it would make £200 million available to sort out pothole problems on roads across the UK. The JCB Potholemaster is being viewed as a cost-effective, permanent solution for fixing potholes.

 

 

 

JIB CRANE FROM TEREX

 

Global crane major Terex has introduced a 1,600 tonne luffing jib crane, the biggest it has manufactured till date. The new product comes with a 66 tonne lifting capacity, a new HD33 tower structure and a maximum jib length of 75 metres. It is reported the luffing jib crane can lift 66 tonnes up to 24.5 m radius on a 65 m jib and up to 27.6 m with the shortest (40 m) jib available. The new crane is designed with current high-rise building trends in mind, taking into account wind conditions, challenging job sites and new shapes of buildings. Applications for the new model include high rise, infrastructure and nuclear projects.
 

 


HITACHI LAUNCHES WHEELED LOADER

 

 A 15 tonne wheeled loader has been designed for the European market by Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe. The ZW180-5 is intended to be a highly productive and fuel efficient machine with minimal impact on the environment and will be available at a lower cost.  It is reported the wheeled loader which provides high speed digging performance is powered by a 6.7 litre six cylinder. The machine features a maintenance free Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) which eliminates particulates from the exhaust without the requirement of a particulate filter. The new machine brings about a 10 per cent reduction of fuel as compared to the former model. The machine has two operating modes, Standard and Power. 

 

 


ECR IN ALE BAG

 

UK based heavylift equipment major ALE has reportedly acquired control of the ECR Group in Australia, sources close to the establishment have revealed. The deal whose sum has not been disclosed allows the formation of a joint venture called ALE ECR Heavylift. It is reported the the acquisition was completed and became
effective on 1 March. As per the terms of the joint venture agreement ECR will no longer have a separate identity. The acquisition will give ALE a more competitive edge, offer a wider and more integrated service for various types of cranes, and allow it to further invest into the business Down Under.
 

 

 

WORLD’S TALLEST BOOM AT APEX

 

The world’s tallest boom, originally launched at ConExpo in Las Vegas in March, will have display for the first time in Europe at the Apex exhibition in the Netherlands in June. The 185 ft working height 1850SJ Ultra Boom will reportedly take centre stage on JLG’s stand.
 

 


JCB TO MOVE COMPACTION WORK TO INDIA

 

As part of its strategic move to improve the competitiveness in the compaction segment, JCB has decided to shut down its Gaterslaben site in Germany by the end of June and relocate production to units in India and the UK.JCB’s factory at Pune will produce all VM Compactors and VM Tandem Rollers while production of smaller VM Tandem Rollers will be moved to the JCB Attachments factory in Uttoxeter, England. The JCB plant at Pune will now have better flexibility to produce global quality machines in India for its customers.

 

 

CATERPILLAR TO SELL FRANCE PLANT

 

Caterpillar is toying with the prospects of disposing of its plant in France. The plant at Rantigny, near Paris produces equipment like compactors, planers and pavers. The world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment is planning to relocate its production lines to the US and will only continue to manufacture multipurpose machinery till a buyer is finalised.

The company has over the past year shut down several plants in the US and in Canada. 

 

 




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