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Backhoe Excavators Market to Witness Widespread Expansion During 2020 to 2026

Regal Intelligence’s most recent report on Backhoe Excavators global markets analyzes the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on the industry. The report includes the global industry outlook in the light of the current market situation, trends, key industry players, and how these factors are expected to boost the Backhoe Excavators market over the projection horizon.

The regal intelligence research study examines the dynamic factors that will soon affect the Backhoe Excavators market. In addition, market analysis based on key elements such as regional market assessment and sector analysis is assessed in this report so that readers can make informed business decisions with accuracy.

The report studies key players in the industry and analyses their competitive landscape. These key players determine the growth of the market in various segments and regions. The report evaluates critical points that reflect solutions and services for the market. Furthermore, the report studies verticals of the market, upstream channels of raw material supply, the downstream channel of demand distribution, and the production value of leading players in the industry subject to market growth in the near future.

The period considered to estimate the market size of the Backhoe Excavators is as follows:

Historic Year: 2015-2020|Base Year: 2020|Estimated Year: 2021|Forecast Year 2020 to 2026

Market Segmentation:

The report looks at various segments of the global Backhoe Excavators market based on end-user type, product type, the application along with regional analysis. The researchers are carefully looking at these market segments to provide ingenious insights across different segments of the market. These segments are considered at critical touchpoints such as market share, market revenue, region-wise growth, cost of production, revenue and cost analysis, and many factors are taken into account in segment analysis. These segmentation analyses assist readers in understanding the market growth over the forecast period, by segment and in making informed decisions accordingly.

Primary Objectives of Backhoe Excavators market Report:

  • To provide an overview of the market, dynamics, and future forecast.
  • To determine potential opportunities, challenges, obstacles, and threats.
  • To identify and make suitable business plans according to industry and economic shifts.
  • To analyze market rivalry and obtain maximum competitive advantages.
  • To assist in making informed business decisions.
  • To read the market trends being affected.

It is summarized that the report assesses the geographic segments of the market, the analyses, the competitive landscape of the major players in the industry, various analyses of costs and revenues, growth factors, trends, as well as future projections. The report also comprises the studies on BCG matrix analysis, SWOT, and pestle, along with five forces analysis to evaluate market potential and growth factors. Meanwhile, this report also assists the investors to obtain information on the feasibility of investments in various industrial avenues and the factors of return on investments analyzed in-depth.

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John Deere enhances L-Series backhoe loaders

John Deere announced it’s upgrading the engines, hydraulics and machine control capabilities of its L-Series backhoe loaders with the goal to boost productivity and uptime while reducing operating costs.

Five of the L-Series models — the 310L, 310SL, 315SL, 310SL HL and 410L — are receiving the 4.5-liter John Deere PowerTech EWL engines, which offer more horsepower and torque than the previous versions. These Tier 4 Final engines don’t have an exhaust gas recirculation system, which should improve reliability, according to the company’s announcement.

The 310SL model is adding pressure-compensated, load-sensing (PCLS) hydraulics, already included in several of its fellow L-Series machines. The PCLS system allows more backhoe controllability at any engine speed, better productivity and more flexibility with conducting trenching operation at lower engine rpm, which cuts down on fuel consumption and job site noise.

Also new for the 310SL model is Lift Mode: a feature that automatically sets the engine speed to 1,400 rpm and increases max hydraulic pressure to 4,000 PSI, for a maximum of 10-15% increase in lift capacity.

Additional offerings such as AutoShift technology, Auto Ride Control, an LED boom light kit and a redesigned loader lever linkage will now be base features in the 310SL, 315SL, 310SL HL, 410L and 710L.

Although the 310L EP backhoe loader is not updating to the PowerTech EWL engine — its 3.3-liter Yanmar engine with 69 horsepower will remain  — the model’s updates include a simpler front-axle design and a four-speed manual synchromesh transmission.

“These upgrades build upon the best features found on the L-Series machines, resulting in a lineup designed to power through the toughest jobs,” said Brian Hennings, product manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry.

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Smaller Footprint: Extend the Life of Hydraulics

Scarcity of resources and the impact of climate change is a megatrend that drives the need to shape responsible attitudes to protecting our natural resources. This lynchpin behind the growing emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainable technologies challenges manufacturers to step away from a take-make-waste extractive industrial model in favour of a circular economy approach, which aspires to decouple from consuming finite resources while designing waste and pollution out of the system.

The phrase “reuse, prevent and repair” is unambiguously associated with environmental efficiency, but could serve as a mantra for a conscientious aftermarket Typically, the opportunities to save energy and reduce operating costs across industrial MRO markets are tied to overall energy consumption at the plant or on the shop floor. The choice to be intentional about energy efficiency and cost savings begins with selecting equipment and components that take advantage of various energy sources, while limiting the waste associated with the processes that transform that energy.

Take modern hydraulic systems for example. A hydraulically powered machine using “smart” and energy-efficient components (including valves, seals, filters) not only reduces the damaging effects of fluid friction, but also creates value and rapid ROI (return on investment), argues Aaron Weston, hydraulics specialist and owner, ASW Enterprises in Stratford, Ont.

Weston highlights research on global applications of electric motors in industrial settings that shows that about 60 per cent of electrical power generated is consumed by electric motors. This consideration throws light on increased production costs and pollution and motivates industry to optimize energy efficiency.

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Operators Drive Steel Track Undercarriage Costs

Operator training can pay quick dividends when it comes to machines running on a steel track undercarriage. Not only are operators running machines, more of them are being tasked with performing basic maintenance tasks and they should be conducting daily walk-around inspections as part of a preventive maintenance plan.

A steel undercarriage is expensive to replace. Maximizing its useful life has a major impact on operating costs. An experienced operator can ensure the undercarriage wears evenly, allowing the components to achieve maximum life.

Operating technique plays one of the most important roles in determining overall undercarriage life and cost of operation. Some techniques that generate premature wear include:

  • Operating excessively in reverse, especially at high speeds
  • Side loading a machine and working on too steep slopes
  • Continuously turning in the same direction
  • Counter rotating or pivot turns
  • Smooth, wide turns reduce stress

Modern hydrostatic machines allow operators to turn fast in a small radius. This creates stress on the undercarriage as the track group assembly is subjected to additional pulling forces coming from the final drive.

Any time the machine changes directions, wear to the undercarriage occurs. The more abruptly and aggressively the operator turns, the more forces are produced on components, contributing to wear. Sharp turns and pivoting the machine can also increase the potential for de-tracking. These factors can be minimized by training operators to make wide, less aggressive turns.

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Fendt’s debut Cargo T955 telehandler on test

Not since the launch of JCB’s mid-engined, four-wheel steering Loadalls over 30 years ago has a telehandler defied convention quite like Fendt’s debut Cargo T955.

Its hulking frame, high boom and wacky lifting cab offer owners serious capacity and the potentially useful party piece of being able to see deep into high-sided trailers.

But these luxuries come at a cost and the staggering £200,000 list price of a well-specced machine not only puts it beyond most of the firm’s tractor-buying customers – who themselves aren’t short of financial firepower – but almost out of farming reach altogether.

Instead, the company is heading to docks, straw sellers, AD plants, commercial grain stores and feed merchants, hoping to rack up enough sales to justify expanding the range with models that will appeal to regular farmers and contractors.

To dodge the multimillion-pound commitment in research and development, Fendt has taken the same low-risk route to market as most of its rivals by simply redressing an existing machine.

Agco stablemate Massey Ferguson did it with Bobcat, as did Claas – first with Kramer and, latterly, Liebherr.

It’s not without its risks, though, as John Deere found out at the start of the millennium with its ill-fated venture into telehandlers.

But while John Deere began on a sound footing using Matbro loaders with a strong UK following – albeit let down by a lack of global demand – Fendt has partnered up with little-known Sennebogen.

The Munich-based company specialises in building colossal 400t lifting rigs to shift dockside cargo and didn’t develop its own telehandler until 2003. Until now, it’s been nowhere near farming.

It doesn’t do small, either, so even the ‘dinkiest’ model in the range – the one Fendt is selling in the UK – weighs almost 12t, reaches to 8.5m and will lift 5.5t. That rules out any immediate involvement in the 7m, 3.5t sector that would dovetail neatly with most of its tractor customers.

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Hyster launches 7-9 tonne integrated lithium-ion lift trucks

Hyster has launched its new J7.0–9.0XNL forklift series with fully integrated lithium-ion batteries. A zero-emissions electric lift trucks with 7-9 tonnes of lift capacity, it offers comparable diesel engine performance, and rapid opportunity charging.

Achieving 100% charge in just 80 minutes, the new trucks have high voltage lithium-ion batteries and the endurance to support three shift operations in demanding industrial applications. Paper, brick and block, timber, metals, and other heavy-duty industries can now easily bring tough electric lift trucks into their fleet which offer class leading turn radius, fast acceleration, and even more responsive operation.

“The launch of this truck series gives tough applications a credible alternative to an IC truck, thanks to the unique combination of a lithium-ion battery, a high voltage drive system, and the use of multi-phase permanent magnetic motors,” says Phil Ireland, programme leader 20/20 platform, counterbalance solutions for Hyster. “Operations can expect IC-like capability in terms of productivity, control and autonomy, alongside the added benefit of reduced noise levels, zero emissions and a low Total Cost of Ownership.”

The four new models (two compact and two standard) can operate at maximum capacity for a full 8 hours. The job can be completed quickly, thanks to fast acceleration over the first 15 metres and top speeds of up to 21 km/h (unladen) and 18km/h (laden), ideal for sites with long driving distances.

The lithium-ion battery can be fully charged in less than 80 minutes using a 50 kW charger, enabling rapid opportunity charging during regular work breaks which eliminates the need for battery exchange. Cutting-edge motor and battery technology result in maximum productivity and minimal service requirements. The integrated lithium-ion battery is maintenance free and, in the right application, has three times the life of lead acid batteries.

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Hydraulink reinforces HMS Group HMS 200 mini loader

HMS Group has teamed up with hydraulics hose and fittings company, Hydraulink, to further reinforce the quality and durability of its Australia-engineered products.

HMS Group, which incorporates HMS Equipment and Hetronic Australasia, develops equipment such as mini loaders, mini excavators, trenchers, culvert cleaners, three-arm safety solutions and multi-purpose remote-controlled machinery and systems for industries including mining.

One of the most recent HMS innovations involved Hydraulink developing and fitting complete suites of stainless steel hydraulic product, including all hoses and fittings, to HMS Group machinery such as its remote control HMS 200 mini loader used in aggressive environments where rust is an issue.

This flagship product is purpose-built for low-access, confined space and hazardous areas, taking staff out of harm’s way in multiple applications, while also saving hours of production time – including, for example, in applications such as clearing coal away from under conveyors. The HMS mini loader eliminates the need to isolate belts while cleaning, while also eliminating personnel/belt interaction, according to Hydraulink.

“Because machines such as the HMS 200 deliver such huge benefits, their users want to keep them in peak operating condition and available for work with maximum uptime,” Hydraulink Newcastle Service Supervisor, Jason Kurzydlo, said.

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LS/HT Motors Bring Compact Power to Waste Shredder

Camec Srl is one of today’s go-to providers for custom-built solid-waste reduction equipment. Located in Cittadella, Italy, Camec was established in 1993 as a supplier to other equipment producers. Very quickly, however, Camec began developing its own machines for recycling industrial and municipal waste. Although the company has since expanded with three other machinery divisions—handling, bakery, and industrial—its focus on recycling equipment remains.

“Camec can address the most different problems and requests in almost any sector of waste recycling,” says Barbara Lombardo, sales and marketing Manager at Camec. “We see the recycling industry expanding more and more, not only within Italy but throughout the European community and beyond.” To stay ahead of this developing market, Camec is constantly in search of alternatives that can lead to more competitive solutions. One such alternative, Hägglunds low-speed high-torque hydraulic motors, came to Camec through word of mouth in late 2017.

A Simple Start
“We were intrigued to hear that such compact motors could offer the same performance as previous solutions, and without the need of a gearbox,” Lombardo adds. Camec asked Bosch Rexroth to rush-deliver a motor in time for the Ecomondo Green Technologies Expo and has since used Hägglunds low-speed,high-torque motors in a custom-designed 2-in-1 shredder solution.

Developed to recycle paper coils and other bulky waste, the shredder is equipped with two Hägglunds CA 140 motors on one side and two Hägglunds CA 210 motors on the other. These motors can work together for maximum power, but the option of freewheeling one of the motors in each set creates new flexibility. The CA 140 motors can transmit torque to 140 N-m/bar, and CA 210 motors can transmit up to 210 N-m/bar.

Both motors are rated for maximum speed to 310 rpm to provide low-speed output with no need for a speed reducer. When needed, the shredder can freewheel the motors to provide higher speed with lower power consumption. Lombardo adds, “After considering the alternatives, our technical department decided to use the motors because they require so much less space and do not need a gearbox.”

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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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Backhoe Loaders Make the Most of Hydraulics

Caterpillar’s series F2 center-pivot backhoe loaders are made for digging, trenching, back-filling, and material handling in applications such as, but not limited, to general and road construction, demolition, excavation, and landscaping. Contractors rely on backhoe loaders as a workhorse that can accomplish a wide variety of tasks. The large loader bucket can scoop, transport, and dump large quantities of earth, debris, or other loose material quickly, efficiently, and with precise control. All an operator has to do is rotate the seat 180 deg. to use the backhoe of digging trenches and similar work.

But that’s not all. All models can also be equipped with auxiliary hydraulics, including a third-function loader valve, six-function backhoe valve, and related lines. Operators can quickly exchange the backhoe bucket for a vibrator or other dedicated attachment to make the machine even more versatile. Furthermore, adjustable auxiliary-hydraulic flow matches controllability of hydraulic work tools to the operator’s skill level or preference. Cat’s 20F2 IT and 430F2 IT machines have standard twist-to-connect, quick-acting hydraulic couplers that can be connected under pressure. All models feature hose routing for extendible sticks, adding to overall reliability and durability.

The F2 series includes seven models with engines that meet Tier 4 Final emissions standards.  All F2 Series models have a powerful implement hydraulic system that uses a load-sensing, variable-displacement piston pump. This design provides full lifting and digging forces at all engine speeds and matches hydraulic flow to work demands for highly efficient operation.

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