10 new diesel-powered machines this year

By Lewis Tyler and Jenny LescohierNovember 16, 2022

Construction equipment manufacturers are introducing new electric machines left and right, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t coming out with new diesel-powered models as well. There are plenty that have made the news recently, in fact.

From excavators to aerial lifts, compact loaders to drilling equipment, here are 10 recently introduced diesel-powered machines:

Bobcat’s new range of compact loaders
Along with the S86 skid-steer, Bobcat’s T86 tracked loader completes the company’s R Series of products

Bobcat unveiled additions to its range of compact loaders with the unveiling of the S86 and T86 loaders, its largest loaders to date.

The new S86 skid steer is the most powerful Bobcat has ever built, with 3,400 pounds of operating capacity at 50% of tipping load, and the T86 now tops the Bobcat compact track loader line at 5,430 pounds of capacity. The new top end of Bobcat’s compact loaders is among the five largest loader capacities at half of tipping load for skid steers and compact track loaders on the market.

Both models come equipped with a Stage V compliant 3.4 litre Bobcat engine.

EW100 wheeled excavator from Wacker Neuson

Wacker Neuson introduced its new EW100 wheeled excavator to European markets at Bauma in Munich, Germany this fall, sparking speculation about a North American introduction coming up soon. 

Powered by a Perkins 904J-E36TA diesel engine, this 10-tonne machine is said to improve operator safety through a rear view camera and, according to the company, can carry out tasks that would usually require 14-tonne machines, thanks to its traction hydraulics and high basic working capacity.

Case Minotaur compact dozer loader

Weighing in at more than 18,000 lbs and working with 114 horsepower, Case says the DL550 Minotaur delivers true dozing and grading performance, as well as

Case says the DL550 Minotaur delivers true dozing and grading performance, as well as powerful site loading capabilities and compatibility with hundreds of attachments

powerful site loading capabilities and compatibility with hundreds of attachments.

The hallmark advancement of the Minotaur DL550 is the chassis-integrated C-frame with six-way dozer blade. The C-frame hydraulically couples into both the chassis of the machine, as well as the attachment coupler. This design provides the stability and smooth operating plane of a small dozer while ensuring that all operating power is channeled through the whole body of the machine. This establishes greater performance and long-term reliability than the simple combination of a dozer blade attachment to a traditional compact track loader, the company says.

The DL550 is powered by an EPA Tier 4 Final FPT F5B FL413 D diesel.

‘World’s largest’ directional drill from Ditch Witch

Equipped with a Stage V Cummins engine, the AT120 all-terrain directional drill from Ditch Witch is described by the company as the largest available on the market.

The drill, which also comes with 533.8 kN of thrust and pullback and 21,015 Nm of rotational torque, has been developed for use in pipeline, oil field, gas, sewer and water works.

Zoomlion ZT58J Ultra telescopic boom lift

A number of diesel-powered mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) were recently on display at Bauma, including the ZT58J Ultra telescopic boom lift from Zoomlion.

The four-wheel-drive machine has a dual-platform capacity of 300kg unrestricted and 454kg restricted and four-wheel-drive unit.

Doosan’s DD100 Dozer
The DD100 has an operating weight range of 22,000 to 25,000 lbs, depending on configuration, and a drawbar pull of 35,000 lb.-ft

Doosan’s 122-hp, 10-metric-ton DD100, features an all-new, high-power design that’s targeted largely to U.S. customers and is available through Doosan dealers now. It will be followed by the 150-plus hp, 13-metric-ton DD130, which is slated to hit the market in mid-2023.

The DD100 has an operating weight range of 22,000 to 25,000 lbs, depending on configuration, and a drawbar pull of 35,000 lb.-ft. Power is derived from a proven source – the Doosan-developed D34 3.4 L, inline four-cylinder diesel engine. The D34 is rated 122 hp at 2,200 rpm (max power of 135 hp at 2,600 rpm) and 369 ft.-lb. (500 Nm) max torque.

The turbocharged, air-to-air aftercooled engine features direct injection utilizing a Bosch common rail injection pump. Its aftertreatment system consists of a diesel oxidation catalyst and selective catalytic reduction, which enable it to meet EPA Tier 4 Final requirements without the need for a diesel particulate filter.

P-tier large wheel loaders from John Deere

John Deere recently introduced its lineup of large wheel loaders as part of its Performance Tiering Strategy.

Available in the U.S. and Canada, the 744 P-tier, 824 P-tier, 844 P-tier, and the new 904 P-tier wheel loaders are said to offer advanced productivity features, increased job site reliability, operator comfort and enhanced serviceability to help improve machine uptime.

Powered by John Deere PowerTech EPA Final Tier 4/EU Stage V engines, the loaders are designed for fuel efficiency and high performance.

Largest spider lift from Leguan

Specially designed for challenging terrains, the 22.5m working height Leguan 225 has a maximum lift capacity of 250kg and outreach of up to 11.2m.

Models are available through Leguan’s North American distributor, Avant Tecno USA Inc., located in Arlington Heights, IL

Powered by a 21-hp Kubota diesel engine and 230 V electric motor, the machine is said to be suited to property maintenance, installation work, construction and rentals.

Models are available through Leguan’s North American distributor, Avant Tecno USA Inc., located in Arlington Heights, IL. 

Hitachi’s ZX210LC-6 HP excavator

Contractors looking for an excavator offering faster, stronger and more precise response, Hitachi brings you the 163-hp, 50,265-lb. ZX210LC-6 HP with features designed for heavy-duty operation.

Most noteworthy of those features is the exclusive TRIAS II hydraulic system with three pumps to supply just the right amount of oil to exactly where it’s needed.

The ZX210LC-6 HP is powered by the proven Isuzu four-cylinder engine that provides a net 163.6 HP and features a variable geometry turbocharger that delivers an optimum quantity of air to the combustion chamber under all the engine’s operating ranges. 

The engine uses an electronic governor to maintain a constant speed despite changes to the load. This can reduce fuel consumption and sound output in no-load and light-duty operations.

Cat M Series compact wheel loaders

Caterpillar has upgraded its M-Series compact wheel loaders with three Next Generation models - the Cat 906, 907 and 908 - with a redesigned operator’s station incorporating larger-machine comfort features, as well as a new engine and hydraulics for improved performance.

Specifically designed for Cat products, the new Cat C2.8 engine delivers the same 74-hp gross power as the previous engine with 13% more torque

Manufactured in Leicester, UK, the three new models join the Cat 903 in the M-Series, which Caterpillar expected to be available in the U.S. and Canada before the end of the year.

Specifically designed for Cat products, the new Cat C2.8 engine delivers the same 74-hp gross power as the previous engine with 13% more torque, which provides more power when you need it.

The Cat C2.8 meets EU Stage V and U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards with alternative emissions packages available.

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