All Tracked Excavators Articles

Generation 6 preview
Liebherr’s new Generation 6 tracked excavators are due for their official launch at April’s Intermat exhibition in Paris, France.
Video exclusive: Liebherr's new Generation 6 excavators
Chris Sleight talks to Liebherr's Kory Kruse about the company's new Generation 6 excavators.
JCB launches new 36 tonne excavator
JCB has added to its range of earthmoving machines with the new 36 tonne JS 360 tracked excavator. Chris Sleight reports form the company’s new excavator factory in Uttoxeter, UK.
Doosan brings forward hybrid plans
Doosan Infracore plans to launch a hybrid excavator in the US in 2012, two years ahead of its previously announced 2014 development target.
Doosan hybrid by 2014
Doosan Infracore has started to develop a hybrid diesel electric excavator, which it expects to make available by 2014.
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.
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.
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.
Komatsu hybrids available from June
June will see the world's first commercially available hybrid construction machine go on sale in the shape of Komatsu's PC200-8 Hybrid excavator. The company says the machine consumes -25% less fuel on average than its standard 20 tonne crawler excavators.
Excavators: Comfort and fuel efficiency
Modern excavator design is not just about productivity, ease of service and maintenance and (of course) fuel efficiency. Manufacturers are also putting more and more effort into improving operator comfort and making machines easier to use. Richard High reports.
Excavator update
New Dash-9 series excavators from Hyundai.
Earth control: moving earth productivly and accurately
The latest earthmoving equipment incorporates the most recent advances in machine controls systems and operator controls. These systems can alleviate operator fatigue and increase machine productivity and accuracy. Becca Wilkins reports.
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