04 July 2020






Digger manufacturer JCB has bagged a $7 million contract to supply Terex with engines for its site dumpers. In what is being touted as the biggest engine order in the company’s history the latest Ecomax 55 kW Stage IIIB models engines manufactured by JCB Power Systems, Derbyshire, UK will be supplied to Terex factory in Coventry, UK. It is reported the engines will initially be fitted in two of Terex’s 6 tonne dumper models, the TA6 and TA6S. JCB commenced engine production at the end of 2004 and till date the company has produced 350,000 engines globally.






Crane manufacturer Liebherr has bagged a contract to supply four HC-L series tower cranes for the Kingdom Tower project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The tower will be the first structure in the world to be over 1,000 m high and with the highest ever visitor viewing platform at a height of 630 m. It is reported three 280 HC-L 16/28 cranes – to be used to build the sidewings of the building and having hook heights of 400 – and one 357 HC-L 18/32 Litronic with a hook height of some 1,000 m and to be used in the main tower, will be supplied to the project. The tower cranes have jib lengths of 40 - 45 m and lifting capacities of 11 - 12 tons at a radius of 35 m.





Access equipment major Haulotte displayed its new HA16 RTJ rough terrain articulated boom lift at bC India. The machine designed for a variety of applications including construction, air conditioning, heating, insulation), finishing work, maintenance and demolition offers a 16 m working height. The company showcased the Star 10 electric vertical mast, which offers compact dimensions when stowed – 1.99 m high and 0.99 m wide – to allow it to be manoeuvred indoors, but a 10 m working height and 360° rotation when in use. It is reported the company’s electric scissor lift range will be represented by the Chinese-made Optimum 8, which has a stowed height of just 1.91m, while the Quick Up 14 is the biggest model in its push-around lift series.







Bobcat has introduced its new generation of middle lift telescopic handlers which replace previous models. It is reported the T35105, T35105L and T36120SL models have incorporated many of the improvements seen in the TL360/TL470 (6 to 7m) and T40140/T40180 (14 to 18m) models launched over the last 18 months. The machines are very compact at 5m in length, with a turning circle of 3.76m, with easy-to-use stabilisers which ensure the full capabilities of the T36120SL, and can be employed even in the most confined working areas. The models feature a new panoramic cab with a large parabolic windscreen to allow panoramic visibility; state-of-the-art electronics which allow smart machine management and monitoring and safety features which cut off all aggravating movements thus ensuring safe use in the working envelope.







Hyundai Construction Equipment India (P) Ltd has launched its latest R390LC-9 excavator for the mining segment along with new engine oil HyGen Oil on the inaugural day of 12th International Mining and Machinery Exhibition 2014. This latest R390LC-9 excavator comes equipped with first-of-its kind technology available in India, and is designed for handling granite blocks and mining OB with a lot more ease and efficiency.  Backed with advanced programming, this nine series is also equipped with Hi Mate – machine tracking and monitoring technology to map machine performance and geometric location besides providing maintenance update. HyGen Oil offers excellent features like engine cleanliness, protection against oxidation and oil thickening, minimal maintenance, consistent viscosity and best performance in all weather conditions among others.







Construction equipment major Volvo has launched the first in a series of engine conversion kits which makes it possible for its customers to resell their Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB machines in less regulated countries outside the EU and US. It is reported the new conversion kit adjusts the engine system so it can handle high-sulphur fuels up to 10,000 parts per million. They are now available for the company’s A25-A40 articulated haulers fitted with D11, D13 and D16 engines and the L150-L250 wheel loaders with the D13 engine, and for the EC340-EC480 excavators with the D13 engine.







Shanghai Jianshe Luqiao Machines has launched a new full range of mobile tracked and wheeled crushing and screening plants under the brand name Shanbao. The Chinese firm – which is 80 per cent owned by Sandvik – has designed tracked, wheeled and modular units for primary, secondary and tertiary crushing and screening applications. It is reported each unit is designed keeping operator safety and maintenance in consideration. These wheeled units are designed for all on-road transport conditions and use an easy setup configuration to allow quick deployment. An important aspect of the wheeled units is their ability to extricate the trailer wheel-set from the frame for use on other wheeled mobile units.


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