Equipment News

Speedy to supply eco lighting at COP26
Bespoke event lighting will save estimated 6,200 litres of diesel and 16 tonnes of CO2e
Trackunit expands Kin functionality
New capability collects movement data from tagged assets in real time
The future of equipment rental: What will change?
Appleton column: How businesses are adapting to evolutions in the rental industry, and the risks and rewards entailed
5 OEMs meeting construction’s electrification challenge
As the construction equipment continues to meet the alternative energy challenge head on, here’s a roundup of some recent electric-powered offerings from OEMs
Kennards Hire expands in New South Wales
Equipment rental company opens 60th branch in Australia
Volvo CE launches three new electric machines
New wheeled loader and two compact excavators give Volvo CE “broadest range of electric equipment” in industry
Exclusive: Deere, Hitachi reveal plans beyond joint venture
OEMs talk about future strategies when partnership ends early next year 
5 of the best Cat trials videos
Following the release of Caterpiller’s latest trial video, we bring you five of our favourite previous trials from the global OEM
Caterpillar reveals latest trial video: Hot Wheels
Manufacturing giant launches its latest new trial, in partnership with toy vehicle company Hot Wheels
Volvo CE’s autonomous asphalt compactor concept
Designed for autonomous operation and multi-unit communication, the CX01 concept is already influencing future Volvo CE machine design
Construction equipment sales on course for ‘record’ year
Sales predicted to reach record volume of 1.13 million in 2021 and remain robust in 2022 
Leguan lifts names new managing director
New appointment joins from previous role at air handling solutions producer Koja Oy, as existing MD retires
Carrier Rental Systems launches ‘clean air’ fleet
Air scrubbers and filter units are designed to improve indoor air quality and improve productivity
Case launches three ‘kings’ onto backhoe loader market
New SV series features expanded cab, plus productivity and emissions benefits
New X-series excavator from JCB
Stage V, reduced swing model unveiled by OEM at online press conference 
AMECO CEO outlines new strategy and diversification goal
Interview: CEO Gary Bernardez discusses how the now independent AMECO North America will diversify into the construction and maintenance contracting sector
eBay announces heavy equipment joint venture
Global sales platform partners with equipment auction specialist bidadoo
IRN video: what next for China’s equipment rental market?
Murray Pollok, Managing Editor of IRN, talks to Tei Gyomei, Managing Director of Hitachi Construction Machinery (Shanghai)
Why are construction equipment fires increasing?
Insurers and fire chiefs say there has been a spike in the number of fires breaking out in off road construction equipment
New Stage V excavator from XCMG
New model is first generation of XCMG’s short tail medium-sized excavators
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