Caterpillar Launches 6-ton Class Cat 306 CR Next Generation Mini Hydraulic Excavator

The Cat 306 CR mini hydraulic excavator marks Caterpillar’s entry in the 6-ton class offering. Designed with an improved customer experience in mind, the 306 CR mini excavator is built to exceed customer expectations with strong performance, enhanced operator experience and simplified maintenance with extended service intervals. With standard exclusive features like stick steer and new LCD monitor, it provides a great value for customers and boasts industry leading performance, according to the manufacturer.

The new mini excavator features heavy-duty main structures, a fuel-efficient engine, load-sensing hydraulics, spacious cab and exclusive Cat Stick Steer system. It shares a similar controls layout and common components with the full line of Cat Next Generation mini excavators to simplify training, offer quick adaptation for operation and lower owning/operating costs.

With its long stick option, the 306 CR delivers a maximum dig depth of 162 in. (411 cm) and 15,821-lb. (7,175-kg) maximum operating weight when equipped with the sealed and pressurized cab. A canopy alternative to the pressurized cab will be available for customers in 2020. Built with a swing boom, this Next Generation mini excavator’s compact radius design provides a low, 58-in. (147.5-cm) tail swing with counterweight for working close to obstructions.

Offering big performance features in a mini excavator, the new Cat 306 CR delivers class-leading lift performance of up to 7,839 lb (3,555 kg) at a 9.8-ft. (3-m) radius. Enhanced uphill swing torque and increased cycle times provide greater productivity and efficiency.

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Global Hydraulic Excavator Market Share Sales, Production, And Cost Forecasting Upto 2028

Hydraulic Excavator Market Report offers in-depth analysis regarding the entire Hydraulic Excavator Market position and up to date Trends. Hydraulic Excavator Market report provides detail market Statistics, including Product types, Top Manufacturers, market CAGR standing and favorable factors that are expected to drive the expansion rate of the Hydraulic Excavator Market with SWOT Analysis.

Hydraulic Excavator Market Insights 2019, is a professional and in-depth study on the present state of the global Hydraulic Excavator business with attention on the worldwide market. The report provides key statistics on the market status of the Hydraulic Excavator manufacturers and could be a source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals fascinated by the business. Overall, the report provides an in-depth insight of 2019-2028 global Hydraulic Excavator market covering all necessary parameters.

Key factors of this Hydraulic Excavator market report offer an in-depth analysis of the development trends which elaborates of the product type, product application, and market trend. Market players are analyzed with regard to their weaknesses moreover as and points. The forecast can facilitate investors in distinguishing internal and external factors touching the Hydraulic Excavator market.

Based on regions, the Hydraulic Excavator market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America. The study will provide detailed qualitative and quantitative information on the above-mentioned segments for every region and country covered under the scope of the study.

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John Deere adds more strength to its large baler range

THREE new models have been added by John Deere to its range of large square balers.

The L624 (70cm high by x 120cm wide), L633 (90 x 80cm) and L634 (90 x 120cm), will be available for the 2020 season and replace the L1500 Series. The single tie knotter 1424 and 1424C large square balers will no longer be available.

Better performance and operational safety, as well as lower operating costs, is the aim of the newcomers, said a spokesman.

The L600 Series has been designed to improve productivity by up to 15% and bale weight by up to 5% set against the outgoing models. They are also fully ISOBUS compatible, allowing operators to adjust and control various settings from the cab, including the newly designed pre-cutter which features knife group selection with a choice of 0, 11, 12 or 23 knives.

This should be a big improvement to operator comfort, as drivers won’t need to leave the cab to select different knife groups.

For better monitoring of harvesting conditions, John Deere has also made further improvements to the machine’s moisture sensor. This now has a wider measurement range of 9-40%, instead of 11-34% on the previous models – which theoretically will suit Scottish buyers.

Baler components have also been strengthened and optimised to deliver the promised higher productivity and operational safety benefits. The L624 and L634 models use a 468kg flywheel, which is 64% heavier than on previous machines, which should help smooth out lumps. All models feature an even, shear-bolt free drive system, despite the fact that hydraulic chamber pressure has been increased by 17% from 180 to 210 bar to increase bale density.

Both existing rotor options, RotoFlow HC and MaxiCut HC, with 23 knives, will continue to be offered on the new range. Rotor diameter on the heavy-duty RotoFlow has been increased by 25% – available on the L624 and L634 models – which improves crop intake and lowers the risk of blockages.

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New Hydraulic Punching Machine Helps Modernize Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s (NNSY) Sheet Metal Shop (Shop 17) just took a huge leap into modernization with the introduction of a brand new hydraulic punching machine to its arsenal.

Part of the NNSY Structural Group (Code 920), Shop 17 specializes in working metals for the shipyard and the Navy. Being continuous hard labor each day, it’s important that the tools these employees use provide safe and efficient avenues to get the job done.

“We have our AMADA Laser Cutting and Turret Punch Machine that handles close to 80 percent of the work in this shop,” said Doug Hamilton, Shop 17 Supervisor. “It handles laser cutting, punching, etc. However, with being such a heavily utilized machine, we wanted to find a new piece of equipment that would help take the burden off of it. So we sought out something that fit our needs, something that could take the brunt of the punching jobs that’s easy-to-use and will help my team do their day-to-day efficiently and safely.”

Joining their arsenal of machines is the LVD Strippit P-1225, a cost-effective computer numerical control (CNC) hydraulic ram. The machine is a punch press, providing consistent and accurate punching holes of different sizes into various types of metal depending on what the job entails. The user inputs the dimensions into the computer and what used to take a lot of time by simple drills or punches in the shop now can be completed in less than an hour.

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Hydraulic Fittings and Adapters Market: Opportunities, Demand and Forecasts, 2019–2025

Hydraulic Fittings and Adapters Market Insights 2018, is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Hydraulic Fittings and Adapters industry with a focus on the Global market. The report provides key statistics on the market status of the Hydraulic Fittings and Adapters manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the industry. Overall, the report provides an in-depth insight of 2018-2025 global Hydraulic Fittings and Adapters market covering all important parameters.

The key points of the Hydraulic Fittings and Adapters Market report:

The report provides a basic overview of the Hydraulic Fittings and Adapters industry including its definition, applications and manufacturing technology.

The report explores the international and Chinese major industry players in detail. In this part, the report presents the company profile, product specifications, capacity, production value, and 2018-2025 market shares for each company.

Through the statistical analysis, the report depicts the global total market of Hydraulic Fittings and Adapters industry including capacity, production, production value, cost/profit, supply/demand and Chinese import/export.

The total market is further divided by company, by country, and by application/type for the competitive landscape analysis.

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Hydraulic hose Market Highlights Key Development Factors and Upcoming Trends During forecast 2018 to 2027

Fact.MR conveys vital insights on the hydraulic hose market in its report, entitled “Hydraulic Hose Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2018-2027”. In terms of revenue share, the global hydraulic hose market is projected to increase at the CAGR of 5.2% over the forecast period (2018-2027), owing to abundant factors, about which Fact.MR offers precise insights and forecast in our report.

The global hydraulic hose market can be segmented as per different product type, material type, end-use industry type, pressure and by region.

Hydraulic hose is the replacement of the rigid pipes specially designed to transfer fluid to or among different hydraulic components such as actuators, valves, and tools. The industrial hydraulic system usually operates at high pressure, and therefore, the hydraulic hose is often reinforced with several construction layers and remains flexible while operating in high pressure. The parameters such as dimensions, manufacturing process, performance specifications, and other features are varied as per the end-use industry. The key dimensional parameter for hydraulic hose selection are internal and external diameter and minimum bend radius.

The growth of the agriculture industry, which is upgrading from traditional agriculture methods to mechanized agriculture in various countries, is likely to create a significant growth opportunity for the hydraulic hose market. The hydraulic hoses are widely used for various agriculture equipment such as irrigation equipment. The agriculture industry growth in countries such as the US, China, India, and Australia with a significant pace is likely to drive the growth of the hydraulic hose market in the forecast period. The requirement of hydraulic hose for high-pressure hydraulic oil lines in agriculture, machine tool, and construction industry is likely to contribute to the growth of the market.

In the mining industry, the hydraulic hose is used in different equipment such as dozers, hydraulic shovel, scrappers, drill rigs, haul trucks, and hydraulic shovels among others. The hydraulic hose provides the required working pressure to different machines. The hydraulic hose is used for both surface mining and underground mining processes. The growing mining industry is anticipated to contribute to the significant growth of the hydraulic hose market.

The main application of the hydraulic hose is to surge pressure as required according to the work conditions. The hydraulic hose is used by hydraulic machines to create low-speed torque and maintain speed and movement of the machines. Hydraulic hoses are used for different purposes including reducing the effects of vibration or providing the movement gap between two port locations. Moreover, the hydraulic hose can also be used for ease of installation or availability of hose manufacturing equipment.

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Global Dredging Equipment (Mechanical & Hydraulic) Market Forecasts to 2024 

The global market for dredgers and dredging equipment touches many diverse applications, ranging from maintaining navigability along the world’s economically critical waterways, to capital development and land reclamation, to environmental protection, and even mining. With so many diverse applications, the global dredging equipment market also benefits from and endures myriad market drivers and stressors.

Making sense of the market as a whole and as a sum of its parts can be confounding. In addition, the majority of operating moderate and large-scale dredge equipment is quickly becoming antiquated. Analysts who follow the industry have been predicting a large-scale equipment upgrade, as global economies have improved over the last decade.

Such a change could lead to a significant boost in global dredge equipment markets. However, even though at least 62% of the global dredge vessel fleet is at least 30 years of age and overdue for update, capital expenditures have not yet materialized. Over the next five years, will we begin to see more significant investment in dredging equipment? Or, balking at conventional trends, will the industry refocus even more strongly on repairing, maintaining, upgrading, and repowering its exiting equipment?

From an applications perspective, much growth over the last decade has focused on capital dredging projects – those large-scale projects that include land reclamation. These projects have brought dredging into the news and the public eye, with high-profile outcomes. However, well over half of the overall global market for dredgers and dredge equipment is utilized outside of this application segment.

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Trenching Without the Trench

Installing utility lines underground has proven itself a real money-saver time and again. Underground installation isolates electric, phone, and data cables from damage by wind, falling tree limbs, ice buildup, and other hazards. It’s also much easier on the eye, especially in neighborhoods. But having to dig a trench to bury cables can be an expensive and time-consuming procedure.

With the conventional method, a trench has to be dug, the cable inserted, and the earth that had been dug up put back in the trench and compacted. Having to restore the landscape eats up more time and money. The task becomes even more expensive and time consuming if the utility lines must be routed under existing underground utilities (gas, water, sewer, and other electrical lines), existing roadways, and waterways. These issues are all avoided with trenchless technology, which uses a horizontal directional drill machine to form an underground pilot tunnel for cables and pipes. The machines can even direct the tunnel under and around existing underground obstacles, such as existing utility lines and building foundations.

Theses self-propelled machines use hydraulics for most power functions, such as driving a pair of track-drive motors, a stakedown system, and all boring functions. The stakedown system is necessary to hold the machine in place during boring operations. Without it, the tremendous thrust produced by the hydraulic system to push the drill into the ground could move the entire machine. Once at the work site, an operator need only connect the machine to a source of water, deploy the stakedown system, and begin the underground operations.

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Hydraulic Hoses Market Insights by Size, Status and Forecast 2025

AMA Research added a comprehensive research document of 200+ pages on ‘Hydraulic Hoses’ market  with detailed insights on growth factors and strategies. The study segments key regions that includes North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific with country level break-up and provide volume* and value related cross segmented information by each country.

Hydraulic hoses are made of a synthetic rubber tube surrounded by some sort of flexible strength-enhancing winding, such as metal or fiber, and then covered in another rubber. The reinforcement windings are given the hoses its strength and flexibility, and these reinforcements can be either spiral or braided wound. Hydraulic hoses are used anywhere in a hydraulic system requiring a flexible connection between two fluid ports in various applications. Hydraulic hoses are primarily used to allow movement between two ports. The increasing mining industry worldwide has led to rise in demand for Hydraulic hoses and therefore, the market is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period.

Market Segmentation

by  Type (Reinforced Rubber, Steel Reinforced Teflon, Return Lines, Coiled, Corrugated and Articulated), Pressure (Low Pressure (< 3000 psi), Medium Pressure (3001 psi to 6000 psi), High Pressure (6001 psi and More)), End User (Construction, Material Handling, Agriculture, Engineering Machinery, Mining, Industrial Application, Others)

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LiuGong launches new F-Series excavators with electro-hydraulic control, improved cooling

LiuGong has launched its sixth generation of F-series excavators with sizes ranging from 1.8 to over 100 tons.

The company is stressing improvements in technology for its lineup. Those improvements include an electronically controlled hydraulic system designed for better management of flow distribution. An intelligent cooling system that adjusts fan speed to water, oil and intercooler temperatures. The technologies combine to reduce oil consumption by 15 to 20 percent compared to their predecessors and improve operating efficiency, the company says.

LiuGong says it also added “intelligent monitoring, detection, prediction and remote control.” This allows “monitoring of bucket trajectory, construction guidance, assisted excavation, automatic weighing” to improve efficiency and work quality while avoiding repeated operation, the company says. “The excavators also adopt new electronic fence technology that ensures safer construction.”

New models in the F-series include:

The 9018F is the smallest in the lineup at 1.8 tons. It can fit through passages 3.3 feet wide and can be used indoors. It features an adjustable and locked hydraulic system with maximum pump displacement, a load-sensitive hydraulic system, configured variable track and swing-arm deflection, the company says. The engine hood is designed to open for easy maintenance.

The 3-ton 9025F is designed for working narrow spaces with its zero tail swing and swing-arm deflection and can be used indoors. Other features include an adjusted load-sensitive hydraulic system, fully open engine hood for easier maintenance, an open-top closed cab and optional electronically controlled proportional pipelines with adjustable maximum displacement to match different accessories.

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