The Top 5 machines of 2020

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Throughout the year, equipment manufacturers introduced numerous new machines to the market.

And with ConExpo taking place in Las Vegas in March, there was no shortage of new machine introductions in the world of construction equipment.

Here are the top five machines that were viewed the most on in 2020.

5Caterpillar’s next gen 395 excavator

Caterpillar’s Next Generation 395 excavator delivers up to 10 per cent more production, twice the structural durability, and up to 20 per cent less maintenance costs than its predecessor, the 390F.

The new 395 includes a feature usually only found on larger Cat mining shovels, like the 6015B. A key driver to the 395’s production is a new dedicated hydrostatic swing circuit.

The 395 excavator is equipped with three modes of operation: Power, Smart, and Eco. Power mode delivers maximum power at all times. Eco mode lowers engine speed and cycle times while maintaining breakout force.

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4Deere integrates SmartGrade into 333G CTL

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John Deere has expanded availability of SmartGrade, its proprietary grade control technology, into the 333G compact track loader.

The implementation of SmartGrade is the first time a fully integrated grade control technology will be available on a compact machine.

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3The Bobcat MT100 mini track loader

Bobcat is expanding its product offering with the introduction of the new MT100 mini track loader.

The MT100 has a rated operating capacity of 453.5 kg and comes standard with removable counterweights, which can be mounted in the undercarriage or at the rear of the machine on the uprights, to increase lifting performance. As well, the MT100 is equipped with a completely new, more durable undercarriage that does not require daily maintenance.

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2Caterpillar’s D7 dozer

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Caterpillar has redesigned it D7 series dozer to be closer in productivity to the D8.

At 265 hp, and an operating weight of 29,776 kg, the new D7 dozer replaces the D7E. The new high drive machine weighs-in with about 1,800 more kilograms, an additional 30 hp and a 10 per cent larger blade.

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1Bobcat’s electric CTL

At ConExpo in March, Bobcat displayed a prototype of its electric compact track loader, drawing more attention than any other machine on

Bobcat is building the electric loader to provide a solution for emissions-free, fully electronic operation so customers can be ready for tomorrow’s jobsite demands.

The loader will be foundational for innovations that will change compact equipment in a number of ways, from improved productivity and enhanced precision to more intelligent machines that bring new capabilities to the jobsite.

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