CASE Construction Equipment has added five new models to its D Series of crawler excavators. Varying in operating weight from 14 to 18.5t, the new CX130D, CX160D and CX180D are mid-sized models, while the 48.3t CX490D and 51t CX500D ME belong in the larger side of the range.
Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV will debut its ZX490LCH-6 large excavator in Munich. Designed for large-scale construction and mining projects, the 50t machine comes equipped with the reinforced boom and undercarriage.
Dem-Master, a Scotland-based demolition contractor, has recently added two 43t Hyundai R430LC-9A excavators to its machinery fleet. Powered by a 9l Cummins engine, the excavators come complete with full Jayrox demolition cage for the cab, additional side walkways/protection strips and auxiliary pipework for attachments.
Caterpillar will use Bauma to introduce a new model for ultra-high demolition applications. Weighing in at 45t, the Cat 340 F UHD excavator has a vertical reach of 22m and horizontal reach of 15m at a load-carrying capacity of 3.6t.
The new Hilti Profis detection software brings two software solutions into one package. Hilti unites scan analysis for Hilti detection systems PS 200/250 Ferroscan and the GPR unit PS 1000 X/Scan in one program. Engineers have multiple measurements from non-destructive structural analysis and coverage data available in one software program.
Atlas Copco’s new RTEX hand held pneumatic breaker is based on a new operating principle of constant pressure control, improved energy transfer within the breaker and the new RHEX power chisel to achieve exceptionally high breaking efficiency.
DEME Environmental Contractors has purchased a fleet of Hitachi hybrid excavators for its soil and sediment recycling centres in Belgium. Two of the ZH210LC-5s are based on the banks of the River Scheldt at Zwijndrecht, near Antwerp, with a third machine drafted in when demand is high. The Hitachi hybrid excavators are used in the recycling process at the site, which recycles 80,000t/y of sludge.
The Finnish loader and attachments manufacturer Avant Tecno has purchased the former industrial premises of Pilkington NSG, a 44,000m2 property on a neighbouring plot. The acquisition will more than double the company’s production space.
Blastrac is offering an optional accessory kit CP-10676 for dust collector models BDC-1112EU and BDC-1216. The kit includes a 4m hose, adapter hose cuffs that fit models BDC-1112EU, BDC-1216 and BDC-1114-PKG and 355mm bare floor brush with 1.37m wand.
In the US General Equipment Company has added the MDF series of long reach air tools for a wide variety of removal and surface preparation applications. They feature ergonomic throttle valves and protective enclosures to maximize operator comfort and reduce the risk of equipment damage.