Liebherr launches three wheel loaders

liebherrATRJna14Liebherr has launched three largest wheel loaders in the wheel loader series with the new L 550, L 566 and L 580 models

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EVs: Battery-grade lithium price set to rise 50% within a year

Electric vehicles 13 JanElectric vehicle (EV) producers and suppliers could be facing a major cost headache starting this year as prices for battery-grade lithium are poised to skyrocket, according to a Rystad Energy analysis

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South African tyre market to see modest growth

BlueWeave SASouth Africa's tyre market has been witnessing a high CAGR because of the country's growing automobile industry, increasing disposable income and increasing demand for passenger cars, according to a study by BlueWeave Consulting, a strategic consulting and market research firm

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Cat D8 GC Dozer delivers easy maintenance, faster return on equipment investment

Caterpillar 8 octCaterpillar has launched Cat D8 GC bulldozer with an aim to fit a variety of customer business needs with solid performance, simplified options for a lower initial purchase price, and fully mechanical systems for easy maintenance

Cost effective to own and operate, customers can expect up to 10% lower owning costs compared to the D8T. The D8 GC dozer replaces the D8R with 220 kW (303 hp) of nominal net power and an operating weight of 37,557 kg (82,800 lb).

Fully mechanical

The D8 GC is powered by the well-known Cat 3406C DITA engine. A 3-speed planetary powershift transmission and Caterpillar exclusive torque divider ensure that more useable power gets to the ground for solid all-around performance in a wide variety of applications. These mechanical components make up a robust power train that is easy to diagnose and maintain, even in remote locations.

For a lower initial purchase price, choose new options like General Duty undercarriage, a simplified fixed ripper, and a basic 4-LED light package. Dozing performance and competitive fuel efficiency help contribute to lower overall owning costs.

Maintenance made easy

Everything about the D8 GC is designed to help make it easy to own. Simple mechanical systems and widely available parts help make maintenance and repairs easier. Major components are modular for easy maintenance and repair access.

Individual radiator cores can be quickly replaced for ease of service. Exclusive new Cat hydraulic and power train oil filters offer extended service intervals to save time and money. Product Link telematics help simplify maintenance by tracking machine location and service hours.

The elevated sprocket helps make maintenance easier with modular components that are easy to remove/install for service. Segmented sprockets are easy to replace. The undercarriage is optimised with strong structures for stability and durability.

Equipped for the job

A high abrasion package is available from the factory to enhance machine performance in extremely sandy or abrasive underfoot conditions. The cooling system is designed for high debris environments, with easy access for cleanout. The specially coated fan and radiator help resist abrasion and a core protection grid helps keep debris out of major systems. A high ambient fluids package helps handle the heat, while the sealed bottom guard and added seals to help keep fine abrasive particles out of components.

Semi-Universal (SU) blade provides the capacity for a wide variety of earthmoving jobs. Add an optional rock guard and wear plate to the blade for added durability and longer wear life. A fixed ripper provides a simplified, lower cost option, or select an adjustable parallelogram single-shank ripper with pin puller to enable shank position changes from the cab.

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Iveco to supply 1,064 gas-powered S-WAY trucks to Amazon

IVECO S wayIn a major development, international industrial vehicle giant Iveco has strengthened its commercial relation with Amazon and announced to supply 1,064 gas-powered S-WAY trucks to Amazon to support European operations

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