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Compact handler
Ausa used ConExpo as the official launch of its Tauralift T 204 H compact telehandler.
Excavator update
New Dash-9 series excavators from Hyundai.
Manitowoc Chopper
Crane-themed custom-built bike
Record breaker
Indeco unveils the world’s largest hydraulic breaker
Equipment focus: Compact equipment
Compact equipment is growing in popularity in markets such as India, China and Latin America according to manufacturers, but low labour costs in these countries is preventing any rapid market development. Becca Wilkins reports.
Falsework & formwork: Safety first
The safety of construction workers on high-rise construction sites is pushing formwork manufacturers to develop equipment that not only provides a safe working environment but that is also easy-to-use and raises productivity. Richard High reports.
Regional Report: US Prospects
What you think the future holds for the US construction market depends which sector you’re looking at. The residential sector certainly has its problems, but elsewhere there is buoyancy. Chris Sleight reports.
iC Yellow Table 2008: World’s 50 largest construction equipment manufacturers
There was little change at the top of the Yellow Table – iC’s ranking of the world’s 50 largest construction equipment manufacturers – in 2007, but various acquisitions made for movement further down. Chris Sleight reports.
Technology group
While many companies like to keep new ideas to themselves until they come to market, Volvo has taken the unusual step of presenting many ‘in progress’ projects from its R&D department to the general public. Chris Sleight reports.
Chinese construction equipment market continues to grow
Demand for construction machinery in China is projected to increase +12.7% per annum through 2011 to CNY 181 billion (US$ 25.9 billion), outpacing gains in most other regions of the world, according to Construction Machinery in China, a new study by the US-based Freedonia Group.
Electric Dozer
Caterpillar unveiled its first ever electric drive dozer at ConExpo, a machine the company says will be +25% more fuel efficient than a conventional drive machine. John Wyatt reports.
Hybrid revolution
Volvo used ConExpo to unveil a prototype of the world's first ever hybrid drive wheeled loader. The company says the machine will save fuel and be more productive than traditional machines. Chris Sleight reports.
Caterpillar tops the table
The 2008 edition of the Yellow table from International Construction shows Caterpillar still firmly at the top of the global construction equipment market, followed by Komatsu and Terex. The Yellow Table is a ranking of the world's top 50 construction equipment manufacturers, based on 2007 revenues.
The only way is up
Despite the tragedy of the 9/11 attacks and the collapse of Madrid's Torre Windsor following a fire in February this year, tall buildings are as popular as ever. Richard High reports on the latest equipment available, the techniques used, and some of the projects currently taking place and in the pipeline.
Palm Jumeirah's Gateway Bridge 80% complete
Less than one year after construction began, the 10-lane Gateway Bridge to the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai is more than 80% complete.
Dubai Waterfront
Dubai's largest and newest offshore development is the Waterfront. The 81 million m2development will have 10 zones and incorporate the Palm Jebel Ali.
KBR to buy BE&K
US construction giant KBR as reached a definitive agreement to BE&K, a private engineering and construction company based in Birmingham, Alabama, US BE&K had sales of US$ 2 billion for the year ending March 30, and the transaction is valued at US$ 550 million.
Cemex planning sales
Cemex has announced plans to sell various businesses in Austria, Hungary and the UK in a bid to reduce its debt burden. The units in question had generated revenues of US$ 456 million last year.
Nakheel completes the world
To celebrate four years since its launch, Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based developer Nakheel has released a "never seen before" satellite image of its US$ 20 billion The World development.
Dominican Republic aid package
The World Bank has approved a US$ 80 million loan for the Dominican Republic to support the country's recovery efforts after Tropical Storms Noel and Olga, which hit the country at the end of 2007.
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