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Operator Sean Poyner experiments with the Discovery’s new remote-drive system, which uses the Freightliner’s Allison transmission and allows speeds to 7 mph. (Photos: George Pfoertner)

Local 150 operating engineers Sean Poyner and Chris Tomblin, long-time Gradall operators, offer their thoughts on Gradall’s new commercial-chassis excavator
Hydraulic excavators with operating weights of 60,000 to 80,000 pounds can take on varied big...

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A beefed-up chassis puts the new truck between half- and three-quarter-ton pickups, but the star...
Concrete paver makers fought through an uncertain market with increased technology and versatility

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Fleet managers are concerned about increased prices of machines equipped with the latest emission-reducing technologies, and they're adjusting budgets accordingly.
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Does your company anticipate the future needs of your clients and innovate products or processes ahead of time?
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Fleming was on hand as Caterpillar recently demonstrated a remote-control system, developed with Torc, for its SSL, CTL and MTL line.
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In celebration of 25 years of CE's Top 100 New Products, we've prepared some nuggets on its origins, products and significance. Here's one of them.

Top 100

  • Lifting & Material Handling
    The CTL 1600 luffing jib tower crane is the largest in the line, with 2.5 times the load moment and a 10-meter longer jib than the next model down.
  • Light Earthmoving
    Gehl’s new mid-frame R Series skid steer loaders—R135, R150 and R165—are radial-lift models with standard rated operating capacities of 1,350, 1,500...
  • Lifting & Material Handling
    The S20 is a new model for Schwing, and it has a four-section Double Z boom with a total of 820 degrees of articulation
  • Light Earthmoving
    The R30 series of wheel loaders includes models R530 and R630.
  • Light Earthmoving
    The 303E CR expands Caterpillar’s line of mini excavators, with the new machine offering an operating weight of 7,782 pounds.
  • Heavy Earthmoving
    John Deere’s response to its customers asking for a safe, accurate and operator-friendly large-capacity dump hauler is the new 46-ton 460E...
  • Light Earthmoving
    Two redesigned models launch the B-Series backhoe loaders: BL60B and BL70B. Average operating weight ranges from 17,500 to 19,500 pounds, and gross...
  • Light Equipments
    The Big Blue 450 Duo CST, a dual-operator diesel engine-driven welding generator, features two CST 280 Stick/TIG inverters and 12,000 watts of...
  • Light Equipments
    Thermal Arc, a Thermadyne brand, is launching the first in a series of "3-in-1” multi-process, fully integrated portable welding systems designed to...
  • Ancillary
    Leica Geosystems Mining has announced an exclusive industry partnership with Locata Corporation Pty Ltd to provide the mining industry with a high-...
  • Ancillary
    Built for use in quarries, cement plants, construction sites, and other work areas with rough terrain, the Michelin XHA2 wheel-loader tires lasts 9...
  • Heavy Earthmoving
    For use in mining applications, Komatsu’s WA 1200-6 wheel loader delivers 1,765 net horsepower at 1,800 rpm, an increase of 132 horsepower from its...
  • Paving and Compacting
    Billed as an economical machine, the GP-2400 half-width concrete paver can slipform widths up to 24 feet wide.
  • Trucking & Hauling
    Modular Hydraulic Transport System is a 375,000-pound-capacity off-road transport system.
  • Ancillary
    The Idle Guard 200 from Transportation Safety Technologies is a solid-state timer that can be retrofitted to on- and off-highway machines to...
  • Paving and Compacting
    LeeBoy 9000 rubber-tired paver has an 8-foot electrically heated screed and weighs 33,000 pounds. It is the company's first entry in this size class...
  • Drilling & Trenching
    A pit-launched, laser-guided tool, Vermeer's AXIS boring system offers underground contractors a new option for trenchless installation of water and...
  • Light Equipments
    Indeco designed the new Multi 1000 pulverizer specifically to meet the large-equipment preferences of the American market. It is suited for large-...
  • Ancillary
    The vehicle-mounted IP-S2 mobile precision mapping and survey system integrates laser scanning and digital imaging for the building of 3D models.
  • Light Equipments
    Atlas Copco has added the 1,654-pound MB 750 to its line of hydraulic breakers.

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