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2008-06-19
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One of the most dramatic themes of this year’s Auto China 2008 was the literal explosion of new near-world-class small cars (and even small-car families) from the domestic automakers. There were large, luxury models on display too, but the sheer numbers of new small offerings far outweighed them.
2008-06-19
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Great Wall Motors highlighted its engineering acumen by introducing two full-electric vehicles, one hybrid-electric vehicle, and several new powerplants at Auto China.
2008-06-19
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The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command awarded Navistar Defense a follow-on contract to provide Medium Tactical Vehicles and spare parts to the Afghanistan National Police, Afghan National Army, and the Iraqi Ministry of Defense.
2008-06-19
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Celebrating its 25th year of operation, ASV Inc. unveiled its newly enhanced PT-Series rubber-track loaders during ConExpo 2008, continuing the evolution that began in 1983 when the company first introduced its rubber-tracked machinery.
2008-06-19
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Compact Power Inc. unveiled its new 700 Series compact utility loaders—including the 726DT, 732DT, and 749DT models—during ConExpo 2008. Targeting the construction, landscaping, utility, and rental markets, the new series—part of the company’s Boxer line—features hydrostatic transmission, a telescopic arm, and low ground pressure.
2008-06-19
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A new counterweight technology is being deployed on a 2300-t (2535-ton) crawler crane that Manitowoc Co. plans to begin shipping in 2010. The new balancing technique reduces the amount of ground that needs to be prepared for the crane’s operation.
2008-06-19
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Komatsu America introduced the D39EX-22 and D39PX-22 crawler dozers during ConExpo 2008. Designed for work in general construction, site preparation, home building, forestry, and utility applications, the new machines feature a hydrostatic transmission (HST) and a new cab-forward design that improves operator visibility, machine balance, ride, and stability.
2008-06-19
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Two new crawlers recently added to Doosan Infracore’s lineup were featured as part of the company’s participation at ConExpo 2008. The new models—DX225 and DX255—feature an electronically optimized hydraulic system, next-generation Doosan engine, improved ergonomics and visibility, and reduced maintenance.
2008-06-19
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Case Construction Equipment announced at ConExpo 2008 the expansion of its E Series wheel loader line with the addition of the 1221E articulating wheel loader. The new wheel loader features an electronically controlled U.S. EPA Tier-3-certified engine, a spacious cab designed for operator comfort and visibility, and streamlined maintenance.
2008-06-19
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When it came to entering the military market, International Truck and Engine found that speed and safety were as closely intertwined in vehicle design as they are in the animal kingdom. Using a modular technique shortened time until shipments while also enhancing safety.
2008-06-19
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Club Car’s newest electric vehicle, the Carryall 252 IQ Plus, incorporates the IQ Plus System, which provides 500 A and allows the vehicle's top speed to be customized between 5 and 17 mph. The high-output charger and eight 6-V battery configuration gives a range of up to 86 mi (140 km) on a single charge. For optimal performance, acceleration and motor-braking can also be customized.
2008-06-19
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Although it is the smallest Unimog, Mercedes-Benz claims that the U 20 it is just as capable as the larger models, sharing familiar features such as permanent all-wheel drive, single tires front and rear, differential locks, portal axles to maximize ground clearance, coil springs, power take-offs, and onboard dual-circuit common hydraulics. Standard equipment also includes an air-conditioned cab.
2008-06-19
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Designed for material-handling applications, Hyster’s Yardmaster II reach stacker series delivers what the company describes as the tightest turning radius in the container-handling industry.
2008-06-19
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Kalmar expands its lineup of container-handling equipment with the launch of the Autoshuttle, an automated self-loading shuttle carrier that can pick, place, and transport containers between ship-to-shore and yard stacking cranes.
2008-06-19
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Versatility was a key goal when Massey Ferguson developed Models 1529 and 1532, the newest additions to the company’s compact tractor line. Both models feature a heavy front axle for added four-wheel-drive power, as well as an independent 540-rpm PTO.
2008-06-19
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Caterpillar’s new 345D L hydraulic excavator features more available power, efficient hydraulics with heavy-lift mode and hydraulic cross sensing, and a comfortable, expanded operator station. With a long undercarriage, 6.9-m (22.6-ft) heavy-duty reach boom, and 750-mm (30-in) track shoes, the 345D L is a direct replacement for the 345C L.
2008-06-19
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A new line of compact tractors featuring four-wheel drive for working over rough and uneven terrain has joined the Bobcat family. The new tractors also include a hydrostatic transmission for straightforward operation through a wide variety of tasks.
2008-06-19
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The SK170LC Acera Mark 8, Kobelco’s newest full-size excavator model, features an intelligent total control system that senses operator moves and delivers hydraulic fluid where it will be needed. A power boost option allows the operator to increase bucket breakout force by 10% and lifting and swing capability by roughly 10% with no time limit.
2008-06-19
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John Deere Golf has added PrecisionCut, a new line of fairway reel mowers offering more precise steering, hydraulic down-pressure system, and a new optional all-wheel-drive traction system. The company also introduced TerrainCut, a new line of multi-terrain rotary-cut mowers that feature the GRIP system, which minimizes wheel slip by diverting hydraulic flow from wheels that are slipping to wheels with grip.
2008-06-19
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Designed to maneuver in tight work sites without sacrificing stability when working, Kobelco Construction Machinery America’s new 17SR ACERA zero tailswing, compact excavator features an adjustable track gauge and a new three-pump smart hydraulic system.
2008-06-19
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Dock and dock-to-stock applications will benefit from Raymond’s newly introduced stand-up counterbalanced lift trucks. Model 4200 is designed for use in warehouse systems and other high-productivity applications, while Model 4100 is designed for use in dock applications.
2008-06-19
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Deere has introduced a new line of specialty tractors—the F-Series Orchard/Vineyard Tractors and the A-Series Nursery/Greenhouse Tractors—that have been specifically designed to operate and maneuver in the confined work environments and field conditions of specialty crops and plants.
2008-06-19
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Case is launching its new 400 Series 3 line of compact track loaders, which feature U.S. EPA Tier 3 certified engines, a new cab with improved visibility and ergonomics; and pilot controls that are available as a standard feature in either H or ISO patterns.
2008-06-19
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Komatsu America has launched the WA320-6 wheel loader, featuring an electronically controlled hydrostatic transmission system with variable shift control; traction control to help manage bucket penetration and tire slippage during operations such as stockpile loading; and an upgraded cab.
2008-06-19
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Caterpillar has introduced three new C-Series multi-terrain loaders that feature an open, modular undercarriage designed for maximum durability, low ground pressure, and easy maintenance, along with enhanced machine controls and an electronic torque management system.
2008-06-19
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Terex subsidiary Genie recently expanded its telescopic boom family with the S-60 and S-65 Trax models, which feature a four-point track system that enhances traction for easier travel over difficult terrain.
2008-06-19
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Boasting increased loading power and performance for a wide range of applications, Komatsu ‘s WA250-6 wheel loader also features a hydrostatic transmission system, variable traction control, improved operator comfort features, and the company’s latest Komtrax technology.
2008-06-19
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Front differential lock, load-sensing hydraulics, and a new ACERT engine highlight Caterpillar’s new 938H wheel loader and IT38H integrated toolcarrier. The locking differentials are designed to provide dependable tractive effort in poor underfoot or tough loading conditions, and the load-sensing hydraulics can help both loaders deliver improved cycle times. Additional features help to aid machine health monitoring and service.
2008-06-19
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Dressta recently expanded its wheel loader lineup with the addition of the 555C Extra wheel loader, which features a new turbocharged diesel engine, single-phase torque converter, electrically controlled transmission, hydrostatic steering, and single-lever hydraulic controls.
2008-06-19
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Case Construction Equipment formed a strategic alliance with the Construction Equipment Division of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The relationship will result in the extension of the Case lineup to include higher-capacity wheel loaders.
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