Plant Machinery News and Views from Plantlocator

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Takeuchi Debuts New Flagship Skid-Steer Loaders

August 28th, 2015

The TS80 is the largest skid-steer vehicle that Japanese plant maker Takeuchi offers, and it arrives this week with a launch in North America, where it is set to sit alongside existing smaller models. Takeuchi TS80 As well as being bigger and more powerful than its stable mates, the TS80 is also endowed with a […]

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Cab-Free Excavator Relies On Wireless Control For Operation

August 28th, 2015

A new excavator designed and built by Chinese manufacturer XCMG has been revealed this week, with the XE15R representing the firm’s first foray into the production of construction machinery which can be operated entirely via remote control. XE15R The excavator itself is very compact, standing at under 1.5 metres tall and measuring just over a […]

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Komatsu Introduces Latest Wheeled Loader

August 28th, 2015

The WA380-8 is the new wheeled loader from respected plant maker Komatsu, with the manufacturer promising that its latest piece of machinery boasts all of the improvements you would want to see present on a heavily upgraded piece of equipment. Komatsu WA380-8 Komatsu itself is responsible for the design and production of the engine which […]

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Read Truck and Plant Locator Magazine Issue 991 For FREE Now

August 26th, 2015

Issue 991 of Truck and Plant Locator is available to read online now, featuring 18 pages of new and used plant equipment for sale across the UK and the world.   Click to launch the full edition in a new window

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Volvo Debuts New Safety System For Heavy Machinery

August 25th, 2015

Safety is something that most plant manufacturers take very seriously, with new technologies and techniques emerging on a regular basis to improve on existing functions. And Volvo is one of the world’s leading lights when it comes to pursuing developments that make its products safer. This month it has pulled back the curtains on the […]

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Aerial Work Platform Market Set For Strong Growth

August 21st, 2015

A new report from Grand View Research has found that the international market for aerial work platforms will generate an estimated $8 billion (£5.1 billion) annually by the year 2022. There are various factors expected to fuel growth in the sales of AWPs, including a recovery in the construction market and the increase in public […]

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JCB Adds Enhanced Telehandler Attachment To Range Of Buckets

August 20th, 2015

This month JCB has revealed the impending availability of a new addition to its range of telehandler attachments, in this instance taking the form of a revised version of the Multi Shovel model which can cope with a variety of materials and withstand heavy and repeated use. The bucket itself is accompanied by a grab […]

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Kobelco Excavator Range Enters New Generation

August 19th, 2015

Kobelco has this week announced the arrival of its Generation 10 excavators. This is a new range of machines that are designed for use in construction, earthworks and other areas of the market. Generation 10 excavators As expected from modern machines of this type, all of the new Kobelco excavators comply with the latest regulations […]

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Read Truck and Plant Locator Magazine Issue 990 For FREE Now

August 18th, 2015

Issue 990 of Truck and Plant Locator is available to read online now, featuring 20 pages of new and used plant equipment for sale across the UK and the world.   Click to launch the full edition in a new window

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Kubota LPG Engine Joins Forklift Truck Family

August 18th, 2015

A new range of forklifts from Yale has emerged with an efficient and clean engine built by Kubota under the skin, offering a more specialised alternative to previous LPG models which were based on power plants sourced from the automotive market, according to MHW Magazine. Company spokesperson Phil Ireland revealed that the previous reliance on […]

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