Heavy Equipment
April 30, 2012, Sunnyvale, CA —Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced a new version of the Spectra Precision® Laser DDS300 Depth Display System, a laser-referenced grade control solution targeted for compact machines.
April 16, 2012, Paris, France – Trimble made a splash on day one of Intermat Paris by introducing six new products as part of their display at the show. The new releases cover a wide range of products offered as part of their positioning solutions.
March 26, 2012 – Leica Geosystems in cooperation with John Deere Construction and Forestry division have announced the Leica Geosystems Ready Program for J-Series Crawler Dozers.  The result is mounting hardware and interface harnesses ordered by John Deere dealers and installed by Paladin Works who have a long standing relationship working with the John Deere Dubuque Works factory.  This is the first such arrangement between John Deere Construction and Forestry and Leica.
March 26, 2012 – Designed to work on jobsites ranging from sand and gravel quarries to coal mines and road construction projects, the new Terex® TA400 Generation 9 articulated truck is designed to keep productivity levels high, fuel consumption low and cycle times short. Boasting a 444 hp (331 kW) Tier 4 interim compliant Scania® DC13 engine, the powerful TA400 has a maximum payload of 41.9 tons (38 t) and a heaped capacity of 30.3 yd³ (23.3 m³).     
March 26, 2012 – The new Cat® 777G Off-Highway Truck introduces outstanding performance, production and fuel efficiency in the 100-short-ton (91-tonne) size class.  The 777 was first introduced by Caterpillar in 1977 and has proven to be a workhorse for mining and large earthmoving customers. The 777G replaces the 777F and delivers greater levels of production and fuel efficiency as well as enhanced safety, operator comfort and service convenience.
Feb 20., 2012 - Volvo Construction Equipment says it continues its leading role in the design and evolution of articulated haulers with the release of the new Volvo F-Series, which features more power and more capacity. The line includes four models, ranging in capacity from the 26.5-ton A25F to the 43-ton A40F.
Feb. 17, 2012, West Fargo, N.D., – The Doosan DXB260H hydraulic breaker features two-speed control of breaker frequency for improved efficiency in demanding demolition and rock-breaking applications.
Feb. 16, 2012, Bismarck, ND – Wheel loaders are the recognized workhorse around most aggregate operations – better known for the grunt work of moving tons of material than for their delicate touch. But according to Bob Pritchett of General Equipment, the simplicity and accuracy of today’s loader scales are helping to turn even the heaviest loaders into a precision instrument.
A key component to a successful infrastructure project is the continuous, cost-effective, and efficient operation of machinery that powers the project.
Dec. 21, 2011 – Caterpillar’s D9T Track-Type Tractor is sporting some new comfort, safety and productivity features, among them Enhanced Auto Shift and “OK-to-Start” systems.
Dec. 14, 2011 – The Bobcat S770 delivers big productivity and performance for tough digging, loading, pushing, grading and other tough assignments.
  Nov. 23, 2011 — Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment has launched its DA40 articulated dump truck, which offers increased engine power and torque, higher payloads, lower fuel consumption, enhanced operator comfort and faster travel speeds. 
Oct. 24, 2011 – The RL-H4C construction laser, recently introduced by Topcon Positioning Systems, is available in two versions – one powered by alkaline D cell batteries and the other by a NiMH rechargeable battery pack or, alternatively AC power.
For 2011, Ford has made sure that every customer will find an engine they want in the F-150 pickup series.
In a study conducted by a major component manufacturer, it was found that improper lubrication accounts for 53% of all bearing failures, a major cause of equipment downtime and significant maintenance costs.
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