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Proterra and Komatsu partner to develop electric excavator

Komatsu has partnered with battery developer Proterra to create the OEM’s first battery-electric mid-size hydraulic excavator. The collaboration represents Proterra's entry into the off-road vehicle market as well as the first Proterra Powered battery-electric construction...

Sennebogen’s purpose-built machines help establish new revenue stream

Richard Adamo and his team still feel a little irked they did not bring purpose-built material handlers into their demolition business sooner than they did.  Adamo is the third-generation president of the Detroit-based Adamo Group....

Cambrian College and Maclean Engineering establish training partnership

MacLean Engineering is partnering with Cambrian College to support training and development for electric, automated and digitalized mines. The MacLean Research and Training Facility in Sudbury, Ontario, will host the practical component of Cambrian College’s...

Takeuchi’s latest compact excavator includes a side-to-side offset boom

The new TB257FR from Takeuchi-US features a patented side-to-side offset boom that combines with a tight tail swing enabling it to rotate fully with minimal overhang.  This ability makes the compact excavator ideal for working...

The Mecalac AS900tele arrives in North America

Mecalac’s  AS900tele telescopic swing loader has arrived in North America.  The new machine combines the compactness of Mecalac’s AS Swing Loader Series with telescopic technology to provide versatility on the jobsite. The 84-litre-per-minute auxiliary hydraulics...

AED asks Biden to reconsider Keystone XL permit revocation

Within hours of being sworn into office, United States President Joe Biden signed an executive order to revoke the cross-border presidential permit needed to finish the Keystone XL pipeline project. The $8 billion pipeline would...

Steer AS lands its first large scale autonomous trucking contract

Steer AS has secured its first large scale autonomous truck contract at a quarry in Norway.  Working with Romarheim AS, Steer is developing their technology to use in a fleet of autonomous dump trucks transporting...

Next generation Blade Runner excavator introduced by Kobelco

The Blade Runner is a combination of both a short radius excavator and a dozer, which allows customers to have two machines in one. Kobelco has unveiled the enhanced ED160BR-7 Blade Runner excavator model for...