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Small Caterpillar dozer tech helps make smoother cuts and full blade loads with less track slip
Next Generation Cat D1, D2 and D3 get operator-assist technologies that make them more efficient at elemental dozer work, as well as remote-control capability
Takeuchi’s new TB335R 3.5-ton short tail swing excavator is built for stability
The new model’s design results in a rear overhang of only 3.1 inches over the tracks so the machine has solid footing in tight or confined spaces
Caterpillar adding to construction lineup with four electric machines
As construction transitions to a lower-carbon future, Cat brings support with new compact and medium-sized loaders and excavators powered by new Caterpillar batteries
VIDEO: Mini excavator vs. two dozen tree stumps
Stump removal is tedious business, but this Deere mini excavator makes quick work of it in this video from a Pennsylvania contractor building a new dog park
Bobcat’s new S86 and T86 are their most powerful skid steers ever
Bobcat expands its skid steer and compact track loader lines upward, offering three auxiliary hydraulic flow options and stronger multi-function ability
Volvo online tool lets you configure and price electric machines
New “build and price” configurator gives buyers interested in electric innovations an MSRP for Volvo’s electric compact excavators and loaders
John Deere expands performance tiering strategy with 644 G-tier wheel loader intro
Also new to the lineup is the 544 G-tier, now available in the Canadian market, offering a simplified economical option without sacrificing performance 
VIDEO: Fecon’s FMX28 makes compact excavators into mulching machines
The new lightweight mulching head combines the power and durability of Fecon’s Bull Hog line and optimizes it for 3.5- to 8-ton excavators
Bobcat E10e excavator delivers electric power to the 1-ton class
Rental companies’ additions to their fleets are putting zero-emissions power to work boosting productivity in confined spaces 
Case to expand new E Series Excavator lineup with enhanced operator experience
Two entirely new models, improved engine performance and hydraulics, larger operator interface with more control customizations all drive greater performance
VIDEO: Cat Trial 13 says ‘Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site’
The latest video in Caterpillar’s popular Cat Trials series highlights five machines hard at work after the job site shuts down for the night
7 new compact excavator models
Here’s a sampling of some of the most-recent introductions from leading equipment manufacturers, highlighting construction’s demand for compact machines that can do it all 
John Deere’s new G-tier compact wheel loaders are entry-level workhorses
Part of the company’s new performance tiering strategy, three new models were introduced for those looking for a machine that’s easy to use while completing everyday tasks
New Cat 350 excavator consumes 13% less fuel
The model also has three power mode options – Smart, Power, and Eco – to match the excavator to the job for lower fuel consumption
Yanmar intros upgraded ViO17-1E and ViO25-6B mini excavators
The latest redesign incorporates features that make the machines easier and more efficient to use in tight spaces on small general construction projects
VIDEO: Case Minotaur is a compact dozer with a loader’s tools
Here’s why the 18,600-pound Minotaur DL550 compact dozer loader – a new machine category shipping now to Case dealers – can replace small dozers and outwork compact track loaders
Case Minotaur DL550 compact dozer loader is two machines in one
Capable of doing the work of a small dedicated dozer and a large compact track loader, this one-of-a-kind machine needs only a truck and heavy trailer to get on the job site
VIDEO: The worst excavator recovery in one man’s career
See what happens when YouTuber LetsDig18 rescues a rented XCMG excavator from the depths of a muddy pond excavation project
Rigid vs. articulated dump trucks: Choosing the right fit for the job and conditions
Volvo CE product manager discusses differences in maneuverability, total cost of ownership
Six new backhoe loaders lead a surprisingly diverse field of features
Recent backhoe loader updates include the full range of exhaust technologies, pilot hydraulics and electro-hydraulic controls, a diesel-electric hybrid and a super-skid-steer/backhoe mashup
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