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Schwing's concrete strategy
Despite the downturn in the US market and increasing competition from the Far East, concrete machinery manufacturer Schwing remains confident about its global market position.
More space in Hamm's HD+ compactors
Hamm has launched two new versions in its popular HD range of tandem rollers. The HD range has been around for ten years and the updated ‘+' versions of the 12 and 14 tonne class machines should go down well with operators for their spacious cabs and intuitive controls.
Cape Lambert Port upgrade
McConnell Dowell Constructors has used Trimble's SPS851 GPS+GLONASS receiver, SPS551H heading receiver and HYDROpro Construction software during construction of a 256 m long wharf extension at Cape Lambert Port, Western Australia.
Pumpex in Jeddah
Pumpex pumps are working at a site in Jeddah, in Saudi Arabia as part of a project to construct a new sewage system.
Challenging environment
Range of pumps tackle long-term tunnel project
Pumps: efficiency, reliability and performance remain key concerns
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.
Bauer installs cut-off wall at Hinze Dam, Australia
The acute water shortage currently affecting Australia means the Hinze Dam near Brisbane in South East Queensland, is undergoing its third upgrade.
US equipment exports soar +24%
Exports of US-built construction equipment were up +24% in the first half of the year, compared to the same period in 2007.
Production starts at new JCB excavator factory
JCB has begun to shift UK production of its excavator range to a new UK£ 40 million (€ 50 million) factory.
Komatsu dozer scoops silver in US IDEA awards
Komatsu's D51 EX/PX-22 medium-sized dozer has won the silver award in the US International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2008.
Engines: Emissions and efficiency challenges
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.
DTH revolution
New approach means more hole accuracy in the UAE
Quarrying: The drive for fuel efficiency
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.
Terex to build crushing & screening equipment in India
Terex has started work on a new factory in Hosur, India where it will manufacture Terex Pegson and Powerscreen mobile crushing and screening equipment.
John Deere launches new mid-sized excavator
John Deere has introduced the 8 tonne 75D mid-sized hydraulic excavator featuring a conventional boom, reduced tail swing with a 4.6m dig depth.
Site report: Heidelberg Cement's Gurovo Beton quarry
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.
Volvo to produce backhoe loaders in Mexico
Volvo Construction Equipment is moving production of its centre-post backhoe loader models to Mexico in a bid to reduce delivery lead times and currency risks.
Kobelco opens Thai plant
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.
World Cup stadium cranes
A total of 19 Liebherr top slewing tower cranes are being used on the construction of the new Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, one of the venues for the 2010 Football World Cup.
Hyundai plans US$ 330 million production expansion in Korea
Hyundai Heavy Industries. has announced plans for a major US$ 330 million investment in the expansion of its construction equipment production capacity.
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