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Milestone Anniversary: Liebherr delivers 50,000th Wheel Loader BISCHOFSHOFEN/AUSTRIA, April 19, 2017 – The 50,000th Liebherr wheel loader has rolled off the production line at Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH. The anniversary machine, an L 566 XPower, will be delivered to long-standing Liebherr customer Geiger, whose Managing Partner and Managing Director travelled to Bischofshofen to pick up the anniversary wheel loader in person. >more
Volvo amphibious Excavator helps with Restoration in Chesapeake Bay BALTIMORE/USA, April 10, 2017 – Maryland Environmental Service is using a Volvo amphibious excavator to restore Poplar Island, a once diminishing remote island habitat in the Chesapeake Bay, North America. For the restoration and construction of habitats, heavy-duty work on wetlands and even below sea-level is necessary – enter the modified Volvo EC300E excavator with custom flotation pads. >more
ProjectWise Construction Management System by Bentley for Closure of polluted Dump HAGÅTÑA/GUAM, March 27, 2017 – Guam, an island located in the western Pacific Ocean and unincorporated and organized territory of the United States, needed to close a former military dump that was introducing polluted leachate into the Lonfit River. The ProjectWise Construction Management system was used by GHD to connect geographically dispersed team members and organize a huge volume of project data. >more
Maurer develops Earthquake Proof Pendulum Bearings for Taro-Bridge PARMA/ITALY, March 17, 2017 – For a new highway bridge near Parma, Maurer – a German-based specialist in mechanical engineering and steel construction – has developed a tailor made concept of pendulum bearings, lead rubber bearings and modular expansion joints. The bearings transfer vertical loads of up to 4,000 t, facilitate horizontal displacements in all directions, dissipate energies caused by earthquake and center the bridge after a seismic event. >more
Bauer involved in Foundation of Offshore Wind Farm off Scotland MORAY FIRTH/UK, March 7, 2017 – Wind energy is one of the most important renewable energy sources. The Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project off the northeastern coast of Scotland is scheduled to be up and running by 2019. The foundation work is supported by Bauer Renewables Ltd. with an underwater drilling rig suitable for use on the high seas. >more
From Wood Waste to Biomass Fuel with Volvo Penta Engines and Arjes Machinery SAVANNAH/USA, March 3, 2017 – Volvo Penta, manufacturer of engines and power systems for boats, vessels and industrial applications, supports the recycling of waste wood in Savannah, Georgia. A 16-liter Volvo Penta diesel engine powering an Arjes VZ 850 DK primary shredder helps to recycle wood waste to produce biomass fuel as a renewable energy source. >more
New Bauer Rotary Drilling Rig performs first Job in Toronto TORONTO/CANADA, April 20, 2017 – For "Parkside Square", a multi-story apartment-house construction project, the Canadian Bauer Maschinen client Deep Foundations Contractors Inc. is carrying out the foundation work. To install the 28 m deep secant pile wall and 20 m deep single piles the new Bauer BG 46 rotary drilling rig is put to work in Canada's biggest city. >more
Terex Cranes gets big Order from Bigge at Conexpo-Con/AGG SAN LEANDRO/USA, April 11, 2017 – Terex Cranes distributor and heavy end-user, Bigge Crane and Rigging Co., made a substantial equipment investment at Conexpo-Con/AGG with a 27 unit order with Terex Cranes that includes 8 rough terrain cranes, two boom truck cranes, nine truck cranes, two all terrain cranes and six tower cranes. >more
Wacker Neuson battery-powered Rammers last longer MUNICH/GERMANY, April 5, 2017 – The running time of the AS50e and AS30e battery-powered rammers from Wacker Neuson, manufacturer of construction and compact equipment, has increased by 50 percent, thanks to the state-of-the-art battery cells used. The practical application of the rammer stays the same: customers can switch to the new battery at any time and work with their existing AS30e and AS50e rammers. >more
Vätterbygdens Kran AB expands Services with Demag All Terrain Crane JÖNKÖPING/SWEDEN, April 4, 2017 – The Swedish Vätterbygdens Kran AB, based out of Jönköping, adds a newly commissioned all terrain crane – the Demag AC 250-5 – to its range. The crane by the Terex brand Demag has a main boom length of 70 m (229.7 ft) and a 21-m (68.9 ft) folding swing away jib. The AC 250-5 crane is now the largest model in Vätterbygdens Kran’s fleet and enables the company to take on larger projects. >more
European Construction Equipment Market performs well BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, March 29, 2017 – CECE, the Committee for European Construction Equipment, has released the Annual Economic Report 2017 which contains an overview of the macro economic situation in Europe and focuses on the construction equipment industry in particular. According to the report, Europe was among the top growth regions in 2016 and the forecast given for 2017 expects a slight upward tendency. >more
Wasser Berlin International 2017: A Wealth of Innovations BERLIN/GERMANY, March 21, 2017 – In one week’s time Wasser Berlin International 2017 will open its doors. Numerous new products await visitors from Germany and abroad to the trade fair which is Germany’s international marketing platform for water. Messe Berlin has put together a representative selection under the heading of ‘Innovations’ where 55 exhibitors from six countries have described their exhibits. >more
Trimble and Caterpillar to deliver Connected On-Highway Telematics Solutions LAS VEGAS/USA, March 13, 2017 – Trimble and Caterpillar announced at ConExpo that they are partnering to bring on-highway telematics to construction operations. The collaboration extends Caterpillar's Cat Connect solutions to include Trimble's real-time, truck fleet visibility and monitoring capabilities to now enable both on-highway and off-highway fleet management. >more
New Cat Dozer with fully automatic Transmission PEORIA/USA, March 9, 2017 – Caterpillar produces its new Cat D6T Dozer with a fully automatic transmission aiming at optimizing performance and achieving fuel savings of up to 20 percent in heavy work and 30 percent in light work and finish grading applications. The fully automatic bulldozer is easier to operate by setting the desired ground speed – and the four-speed transmission will set the powertrain for optimum efficiency. >more
German Construction Equipment Industry increased Turnover in 2016 FRANKFURT/GERMANY, March 3, 2017 – In 2016, German manufacturers of construction equipment achieved a turnover of 9.3 billion euros which is an increase of 3 percent compared to 2015. Within the same period world sales of construction equipment declined by 1 percent. Thus, German companies performed slightly better than the world market. In 2017, they expect another increase in sales by 3 percent. >more
Manitowoc Grove unveils new Truck Crane MANITOWOC/USA, March 1, 2017 – Lighter, longer, stronger. This was the mantra as Manitowoc Grove developed the TMS9000-2, its next-generation truck crane, which has recently been unveiled. The new 100 tonnes (115 USt) capacity truck crane offers a number of improvements over previous models that want to enable owners to increase their utilization and lifting capabilities. >more
New CombiCutter by Atlas Copco for heavy Demolition ESSEN/GERMANY, February 21, 2017 – Atlas Copco Construction Tools has released a new cutter – the CombiCutter CC 7000 – for steel and concrete demolition. The CombiCutter CC 7000 is a multi-purpose tool with changeable jaws, suitable for excavators of 58 – 85 tonnes. >more
LiuGong appoints Huang Haibo as new President LIUZHOU/CHINA, February 16, 2017 – Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co., Ltd. has announced the appointment of Mr. Huang Haibo as its new President, succeeding Mr. Yu Chuanfen. Mr. Huang will assume his new role starting from February 2017 and be responsible for the strategy implementation and operations of the company. >more

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