Komatsu America Corp. Launches the New D155AX-8 Crawler Dozer

Powered by Komatsu’s Productive, Dependable and Efficient Tier 4 Final Engines

Rolling Meadows, IL, March 4, 2014 — Komatsu America Corp. announces the D155AX-8 crawler dozer with an operating weight of 89,300 pounds. Rated at 354 horsepower net, the D155AX-8 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D140E-7 engine which is EPA Tier 4 Final emissions certified. Komatsu’s Tier 4 Final engines were built on a solid foundation that started in 1996 with the introduction of Komatsu’s first Tier 1 ...

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Volvo launches Tier 4i/Stage IIIB engine conversion kits

Volvo Construction Equipment is now offering the first in a series of engine conversion kits that allow Volvo customers to resell their Tier 4i/Stage IIIB machines outside of the US and EU – regardless of when the machine was purchased.

A Tier 4i/Stage IIIB engine conversion kit from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) enables Volvo customers to resell their used Tier 4i/Stage IIIB machines for use in less-regulated countries where high-sulfur fuels are used. The ...

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Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the HM300-5 Articulated Dump Truck

Rolling Meadows, IL, September 15, 2014 — Komatsu America Corp. introduces its HM300-5 articulated dump truck. The HM300 Tier 4 Final was exhibited earlier this year at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014.

Featuring a net 324 HP (242 kW), the HM300-5 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D125E-7 engine that is EPA Tier 4 Final emissions certified. Komatsu’s Tier 4 Final engines are built on the solid foundation inaugurated in 1996 with the introduction of Komatsu’s Tier 1 engines. This new articulated ...

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Volvo EC480E sets the standard for efficient excavation

The Tier 4 Final/Stage IV-compliant EC480E crawler excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment combines superior efficiency, productivity and durability for maximum profitability in quarry and mass excavation applications.

The heavy-duty Volvo EC480E crawler excavator is an exceptionally productive machine that lowers operating costs through reduced fuel consumption and simple maintenance requirements.

Powered by a proven Tier 4 Final/Stage IV-compliant Volvo D13 engine, the EC480E delivers high digging and breakout forces alongside reduced emissions and improved fuel efficiency.

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Construction October Jobless Rate Drops, as Workforce Rises by 12,000

Construction’s October unemployment rate fell to the lowest monthly level in nearly seven years, as the industry added 12,000 jobs, the Labor Dept. has reported.

Construction economists see the low jobless rate as one signal that the industry may start to have problems finding enough workers for important types of positions.

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said in its latest employment snapshot, released on Nov. 7, that construction’s jobless rate declined to 6.4% last month, from September’s 7.0%.

The industry’s rate also ...

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Komatsu America Launches WA200-7 Wheel Loader with T4i Engine

One Machine for All Applications

Rolling Meadows, IL, August 13, 2014 — Komatsu America Corp. introduces the WA200-7 wheel loader. With a net horsepower of 126 hp (94 kW), the WA200-7 is powered by an EPA Tier 4 Interim emission certified Komatsu engine. Built on its proven Tier 3 engine platform, Komatsu leveraged its leadership in technology and innovation to design a more environmentally friendly engine. Fuel consumption has been reduced by up to three percent compared to the WA200-6.

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On the surface, they may look like any other Adirondack chairs, but these Adirondack chairs are special. They have greater value. That’s because they have a story. And that story begins at a high school in Peoria, Illinois.

As a part of Caterpillar’s ongoing focus on the skilled trades, a group at Caterpillar Building LL recently partnered with Manual Academy to help expand the school’s manufacturing technology programs with the Manual Weld Training program, which was instituted in 2010.

The goal of ...

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Terex launches Generation 2 skid steers and compact track loaders with more than 100 upgrades

Featuring more than 100 enhancements from previous models, Terex has launched a new line of skid steers and compact track loaders. The Terex Generation 2 machines are available in radial and vertical lift-path patterns with rated operating capacities ranging from 665 to 3,600 pounds.

The Terex Gen2 line currently includes eight models, ranging in size from 665 pounds to 2,300 pounds of ROC: R070T, R160T, R165S, R185S, R190T, R200S, V200S, V230S. Additional Terex Gen2 compact track loaders and skid steers, including ...

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Bridge Builder Hooked on GPS-Guided Gantries

Contractors widening a 1.6-mile-long section of Interstate 75 in southwest Florida elected to build outside the box by using global-positioning technology to control two of the largest rubber-tired gantry cranes ever to work on a U.S. highway project.

Using GPS to guide a gantry, or straddle, cranes marks a first for a highway application, say executives at gantry-crane manufacturer Mi-Jack Products Inc., which supplied equipment for the Florida bridge project. Equally unusual is the size of the company’s twin MJ-70 Travelift ...

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Corporate partnership adds Diesel Technology – Komatsu program at North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS)

Representatives from North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS), Komatsu America Corp. General Equipment & Supplies, Inc. and Road Machinery & Supplies Co. announced today an educational partnership resulting in the addition of a Diesel Technology – Komatsu program to the NDSCS Diesel Technology department.

Through this innovative partnership, students will receive state-of-the-art technical training on Komatsu construction equipment and related products. A combination of classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory instruction and cooperative educational work experience at participating ...

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