Improving pump efficiency and reliability while maintaining performance remains key for global pump manufacturers to remain competitive. Becca Wilkins reports on the latest developments and models in the sector.
Where do you start with engines? The industry is working towards the most challenging emissions legislation it has ever faced, while at the same time trying to deliver better efficiency as well as accommodate greater quantities of biofuels - a controversial area in itself. Chris Sleight reports.
Quarry operators running large fleets of big machines are feeling the effects of rising fuel prices more than most. Chris Sleight reports on the steps equipment manufacturers are taking to help cut their customers' costs.
Located in the Tula region, 130 km south of Moscow, the formerly state-run Gurovo Beton quarry is undergoing a complete modernisation following its acquisition by HeidelbergCement in late 2006. Richard High reports.
Kobelco has officially opened an excavator factory in Thailand's Rayong Province. The plant will manufacture 20 tonne class excavators for the Thai market and for export to the wider Southeast Asian area.
Case Construction Equipment has launched the 570M XT Series 3 Loader/Tool Carrier with a new Tier 3/Stage IIIA compliant Case "Family III" turbocharged engine. The new engine delivers 59 kW (79 hp), an increase of +8% over the previous series.
This month will see New Holland Construction deliver 30 L170 skid-steer loaders to the Afghan National Army Kabul Military Training Centre. The machines, built in New Holland's plant in Wichita, will be used by the Army for reconstruction work.