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Volvo Crawler Excavator Has New Features

33 Volvo 150The new EC160E crawler excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment is designed with a range of new features that boost fuel efficiency without sacrificing power. Incorporating a Volvo Tier 4 Final D4 engine, the EC160E boasts an 8 percent improvement in fuel efficiency, and 5 percent improvements in tractive force and engine power compared to previous-generation models.

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BorgWarner K32 Durospeed Fan Drive for Severe Duty

45 BWi 150A new two-speed drive from BorgWarner is specifically designed to deliver reliable cooling for construction and other severe operating conditions. While on/off fan drive models offer durability and fuel efficiency for over-the-road applications, BorgWarner engineers note, the K32 DuroSpeed suits severe service vehicles by significantly reducing fan engagements – boosting reliability and lowering noise. The clutch can be used in on/off-road or off-road vehicles with up to 32-in. diameter cooling fans.

 

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Cat C Series Artics Feature Improved Cycle Times and More

32 745C 150The new Cat 735C, 740C EJ and 745C articulated trucks build on the proven performance, reliability and durability of their B Series predecessors with significant new features, according to the company. The trucks were introduced to the trade press at a May 2015 media event in Tinaja Hills, Calif.

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Focus on Loading and Hauling

The Latest Developments in Loading and Hauling Technology From the Industry’s Top Manufacturers.

By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Smith

 

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Geith Control System for Quick Couplers

33 Geith2 150With fewer components than the previous model, the new control system for Geith hydraulic quick couplers simplifies the installation process. The versatile mounting bracket allows users to quickly and easily install the compact control box with suction cups or small screws.

 

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