Digging In: NAHETS Heavy Equipment Executive Insights

Featured Topics: Brand new Volvo Excavator that saves 9% fuel costs; Americans support more road projects; NAHETS offers ADEPT Training Certification By Jarad Van Wagoner Director of Development National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services New Volvo Construction Equipment Excavator to Offer 9% Fuel Savings Volvo Construction Equipment will be launching a new excavator that… Read more »

CASE Offers Expert Sizing Guide and Tips for Picking Correct Heavy Equipment

How to pick the proper piece of construction heavy equipment for a particular job takes proper planning and training. A panel of heavy equipment experts at CASE Construction Equipment recently created, Measuring Up: Factors for Sizing Equipment from Backhoes to Bulldozers, which is a terrific guide for how to pick the best machine for each… Read more »

Komatsu America Corp. Launches Third Generation Powerful, Hybrid Hydraulic Excavator

Heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu America Corp., after years of investment in research and development, has launched the latest hybrid hydraulic excavator (the HB215LC-2) and it meets their continual goal of reliability, quality, and environmental stewardship. And – of course – it will dig and excavate with the best of ‘em. Komatsu was the first to… Read more »

Man and Machine Dance

People operate heavy equipment everyday; but its not everyday that you see someone dance with heavy equipment. French dancer, Philippe Priasso, performs an experimental dance number with a Komatsu digger (excavator)…yes, you heard correctly. The piece is entitled, “Transports Exceptionnels,” and was created by the French dance group, Compagnie Beau Geste…(click on the image for… Read more »

Giant Excavator

The following is a news article from the Liebherr Group (also view at Equipment Trader) about their new 800 ton mining excavator: At the MINExpo 2008 in Las Vegas, Liebherr announced the R 9800 Mining Excava-tor. Rated at 800 tons of service weight the R 9800 provides a nominal bucket capacity of 38 to 42… Read more »