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Optishift Delivers Up To 15 Percent Improved Fuel Efficiency

Fuel efficiency often tops the list of demands that customers place on their machines. That’s why Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) engineers are constantly developing clever innovations to make equipment more fuel efficient while reducing emissions and environmental impact; OptiShift is a prime example of this. Sven-Åke Carlsson and Björn Brattberg – the two engineers who developed the OptiShift system – were awarded the Volvo Technology Award 2012 for their outstanding technological achievement and engineering expertise.

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Driving Forward: Choosing an Articulated Truck

By Rick Zettler

There are a number of considerations when purchasing articulated haul trucks for your operation. Truck capacity, loading capabilities, hauling distance, road conditions and dump cycle times are just a few elements that are traditionally analyzed to determine the correct number and size of trucks to increase productivity and efficiency and reduce operating costs.

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Case 521F Wheel Loader Bases Fuel Efficiency on SCR Emissions Technology

Case Construction Equipment introduced its new Case 521F wheel loader, offering customers a 12 percent increase in fuel efficiency over the previous E-Series model, while delivering faster acceleration and quicker cycle times.

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Ease of Operation, Fuel Efficiency Drive John Deere 644K Hybrid Loader

The new 644K Hybrid Wheel Loader from John Deere is now available for value-driven customers looking to lower owning and operating costs. The 644K Hybrid utilizes two sources of energy: diesel and electric. The hybrid loader captures regenerated energy as it’s being created and uses it to power the machine.

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Hydraulic Excavator Delivers Strong Performance

Back in September 2012, Rock Products visited Caterpillar’s Tinaja Hills facility in Arizona, and watched the Cat 390D L in action. The 90-metric-ton (198,000-lb.) L Hydraulic Excavator, which replaces the 385C L, incorporates a refined design that provides greater hydraulic power, stronger structural components, added safety and convenience features, plus improved serviceability, according to the company. The net result is a more productive, more durable, more efficient machine that is comfortable to operate and can take on the toughest jobs in a range of heavy-construction and mining applications.

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