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From site to site: The new MK 73-3.1 from Liebherr in action

Compact dimensions make the mobile construction crane the perfect choice for projects in densely built-up areas

Tata Motors, TATA Power sign PPA to commission 3 MWp solar rooftop project

Reiterating its commitment to conserve energy and achieve 100% renewable energy source for all its operations, Tata Motors has signed a Solar Power Purchase Agreement with Tata Power to install and operate a 3 MWp rooftop solar project at its Passenger Vehicle Business Unit (PVBU) plant in Pune.

Volvo CE launches new range of equipment in India

Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) introduced a new series of pneumatic rollers, compactors, and wheel loaders for the market in India.

First Liebherr R 936 Compact crawler excavator on Corsica

The Liebherr branch in Rognac near Marseilles offered the company a type R 936 Compact crawler excavator. This excavator, with a weight of approx. 35 tonnes, rounds off the Liebherr range of compact excavators from 14 to 38 tonnes.

Unlocking the mining potential

The future of the Indian mining equipment market looks good with opportunities in underground mining and surface mining.

Keeping up with industry trends

Despite slowdown in the automotive industry, all the leading manufacturers of tippers and trucks have transitioned to BS-VI emission standards.

We expect heavy truck market in India to grow by 60% in 2021

A healthy mix of construction activities, especially affordable housing and de-regulation of the mining sector with proactive private participation are reviving demand for the tippers segment.

Tipper market is projected to grow at good pace over next few years”

The tipper market is projected to grow at a good pace over the next few years, owing to increasing number of infrastructure projects and availability of easy financing options offered by financial institutions.

Updates to Grove TMS9000-2 truck crane add more power & faster setup

Manitowoc’s 115 USt capacity Grove TMS9000-2 has been a firm favourite in the truck-mounted crane market ever since its launch in 2017.

Smart road construction in Switzerland’s widest tunnel

Large-scale project featuring process optimisation and machinery from Vögele.

Atlas Copco launches HiLight V5+ LED Light towers

Atlas Copco – a leading innovator in portable air compressors, light towers, pumps and handheld tools has launched HiLight V5+ LED Light tower, which offers significant fuel savings of up to 65 per cent.

Schaeffler wins Railsponsible Supplier Award 2021

Schaeffler, the world’s leading automotive and industrial supplier, has received the Railsponsible Supplier Award 2021 in the “Climate Change and Circular Economy” category for its 100 percent return service for axlebox bearings.

Schaeffler wins Railsponsible Supplier Award 2021

• Schaeffler wins in “Climate Change and Circular Economy” category with its 100 percent return service for axlebox bearings

Tata Motors, TATA Power sign PPA to commission 3 MWp solar rooftop project

This project will help reduce carbon emissions by around 3538 tonnes per annum

First Liebherr R 936 Compact crawler excavator on Corsica

The Lanfranchi company performs earthworks and rock filling work in the Porto-Vecchio region on the island of Corsica, as well as work on traffic routes and various pipeline networks.

Atlas Copco launches HiLight V5+ LED Light towers

Atlas Copco – a leading innovator in portable air compressors, light towers, pumps and handheld tools has launched HiLight V5+ LED Light tower which offers significant fuel savings of up to 65%.

HRS Heat Exchangers acquired by Exchanger Industries

Exchanger Industries Limited (EIL), the Canadian market leader and globally recognised designer and manufacturer of heat transfer products for the energy, petrochemical, industrial and clean power generation sectors, has acquired HRS Heat Exchangers (HRS). Financial terms have not been disclosed.

Hamm | HC series: Advanced engine technology for earthworks

Since August 2021, Hamm has supplied new compactor models from the HC series to the Indian market. The machines, weighing 11t, are available with or without a drum drive.

Fully loaded with opportunities

For a construction site to function without a loader may be impossible. Add to this the fact that the awareness to use the right tool for the right job is growing. The future of loaders looks bright despite the recent slowdown. The influx of new technology is ensuring that they are ever versatile and profitable to operate.

Wheel loader market is dominated by 120-150 HP range equipment

In the current context, users prefer wheel loaders that deliver higher productivity at lesser operating costs, along with enhanced servicing of their machines across their work cycle.

Demand for pick n carry cranes has strong correlation with industrial growth

The India mobile crane market is anticipated to register annual growth rate of over 5 per cent during the forecast period 2020-2025. Unfortunately, Due to unexpected Covid-19 pandemic, we can expect some challenges in terms of upcoming projects in India.

Covid-19 has expedited the transition from manual processes to automated systems”

The demands on controllers and sensors used in construction machines, municipal vehicles, agricultural and forestry machinery, port facilities and cranes are extremely high. Units and machines are permanently exposed to harsh environments like heat, cold, moisture, mud, dust, shocks and vibrations and often even thunder and lightning.

Volvo Construction Equipment launches new equipment in India

Volvo Construction Equipment launched a new range of compactors, pneumatic rollers, pavers and wheel loaders for the Indian market.

SDLG launches six new machines custom-designed for the Indian market

SDLG in India, has launched the latest range of Wheeled Equipment which includes 4 Wheel Loaders and 2 Motor Graders which are specially customised and built for Indian working conditions.

Connectivity is key between automation & electro mobility: Volvo MD

Dimitrov Krishnan, MD, Volvo CE India, speaks on whether machine automation will ever take off in construction.

Updates to Grove TMS9000-2 truck crane add more power and faster setup

Repower of the popular crane with new Cummins X12 Tier 4 Final engine offers an extra 25 bhp.

D Krishnan of Volvo: Connectivity is key between automation & electro mobility

Dimitrov Krishnan, MD, Volvo CE India, speaks on whether machine automation will ever take off in construction.

Cummins India profit at Rs 171 cr Q1 2021-22

• Total sales for the quarter at Rs 1,167 crore increased by 141% compared to the same quarter last year and declined by 5% compared to the preceding quarter.

Cat 424 backhoe loader gets complete design transformation

The new Cat 424 backhoe loader retains the rugged reliability of the Cat 424B2

HRS Heat Exchangers acquired by Exchanger Industries

The acquisition provides EIL immediate access to a cost- effective global footprint with scalable hubs in both India and Spain, and a combined portfolio of anti- fouling technologies that enhances differentiation and acts as a unique platform to create value for customers.

AJAX introduces the ‘All new CEV Stage-IV’ compliant ARGOs

These engines are more environment friendly with well proven CRDi technology and After Treatment System (ATS) that reduces emission levels.

JCB launches new range of CEV stage IV compliant wheeled CE

JCB India launched its all-new range of CEV Stage IV compliant wheeled construction equipment vehicles. The launch of these machines makes JCB India the first company in the industry to have brought in the CEV Stage IV emission standards across its range of wheeled machines.

Market to bounce back

The Covid-19 pandemic has hugely impacted the global air compressor market in a negative way. However, the market is expected to recover by Q1/Q2 of 2023.

Portable compressors play major role in mining, infra and construction applications

The construction sector has been again impacted by the onset of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Underground mining readies for IIoT revolution

With new innovative technology, companies are taking take digitalisation of mining operations to the next level.

Narrowing of price levels between excavators & backhoes is expected to have an impact on volumes

The Indian backhoe loader market had been growing year-on-year for four straight years till 2018-19. It grew with a CAGR of more than 20 per cent per year, peaking in 2018-19. In 2019-20 the market shrunk by 20 per cent due to factors such as elections and constrained liquidity post the ILFS crisis.

Tech Drives Backhoes

Backhoe loader manufacturers are leveraging digital technology by integrating Big Data and the Internet of Things in their models.

SKF declares financial results for Q1 FY22

The Board of Directors of SKF India, India’s leading technology and solutions provider of bearings and units, seals, lubrication, condition monitoring and services, approved the unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2021.

JCB launches new range of CEV stage IV compliant wheeled CE

The range includes the 3DX Plus and the 4DX backhoe loaders, the VM117 soil compactor, the 530-70 and the 530-110 telehandlers with engines complying with the new emission norms. For bulk handling, three new wheeled loaders, the 433-4, the 437-4 and the 455-4 were also launched with new engines.

SKF India declares its financial results for Q1 FY22

The revenue from operations of the Company for the period was at Rs 6935.3 million as compared to Rs 3012.4 million in the previous year.

New Ammann wheeled paver on the market

Ammann has unveiled a paver that relies on European technology and is well suited to customers who focus on larger road projects.

Mercedes-Benz prepares to go all-electric

All newly launched architectures will be electric-only from 2025 onwards.

Liebherr LH 60 M Port Litronic material handler

An LH 60 M Port Litronic was recently handed over to Aarekies Brienz AG in Brienz, Switzerland. The Liebherr material handler is specially designed for the economical handling of bulk goods and general cargo.

Mahindra’s new BSIV CE range

Mahindra & Mahindra, part of the $19.4 billion Mahindra Group, introduced its BSIV compliant construction equipment with the launch of the new BSIV compliant Motor Grader - Mahindra RoadMaster G9075 & G9595 & Backhoe Loader – Mahindra EarthMaster SX, VX under the aegis of its Construction Equipment business.

Trimble helps remove 7 MMT of greenhouse gas emissions annually

Global construction technology leader Trimble released its 2020 Sustainability Report recently.

Improving Machine Productivity

While the pandemic affected all industries, it positively contributed to the bearings industry. By accelerating value chain processes, and building future capabilities, the industry quickly adapted to meet the demands.

Trimble helps remove 7 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually

According to the report’s findings, Trimble’s solutions contribute to fuel savings around the world that are equivalent to an estimated reduction of 7 million metric tons in greenhouse gas emissions.

Mahindra launches BSIV construction equipment range

Announces entry into lower HP BHL segment with EarthMaster SX Smart50

ACC promotes sustainable living with 100 green building centres

ACC offers a unique and sustainable model of living through Green Building Centres (GBC). In 2020, GBCs enabled 31,477 affordable homes across India through GBC products.

Volvo & Norrhydro develop electro-hydraulic solution

Volvo Construction Equipment and Finland’s Norrhydro have developed a digital hydraulic actuator that increases productivity while cutting fuel bills and CO2 emissions in construction applications.

Liebherr LH 60 M Port Litronic material handler

An LH 60 M Port Litronic was recently handed over to Aarekies Brienz AG in Brienz, Switzerland. The Liebherr material handler is specially designed for the economical handling of bulk goods and general cargo.

Latest drive tech for Vögele SUPER 1400i paver

The SUPER 1400i Universal Class paver is the first Vögele paver in the world to be fitted with an engine from the group’s parent company, John Deere, and as a result, the first to meet the more stringent CEV Stage IV emission standards.

The all-rounder

Integration of advanced technologies such as telematics and fleet management systems are providing a positive outlook to the market for telehandlers.

Restart of govt flagship programmes will lift up excavators market in 2021

According to the Off-highway Research, the sale forecast for crawler excavators from 2019-2024 is 24 per cent whereas the mini excavator market is expected to grow by 39 per cent during the given duration.

With infra plans in place, there will be continuous growth for hydraulic excavators

Initially during first quarter of FY2021 there was decline in sales of hydraulic excavators due to pandemic. During second quarter the sales have improved and subsequently, during third and fourth quarter the sales of crawler excavators has picked up and ended with a total sales growth of 8 per cent compared to previous FY2020.

We expect the market for hydraulic excavators to grow by 20%

The excavator market peaked in FY2018-19 following three years of sustained growth led by increased government focus and investment in the infrastructure sector.

Liebherr T 274 – the new 305 t mining truck

Liebherr is extending its product offering with the T 274, a class-leading 305 t / 336 tons haul truck. This new truck bridges the gap between the highly successful T 284 (363 t / 400 tons) and the upgraded T 264 (240 t / 265 tonne).

We are well placed to take advantage of opportunities that India offers

Bonfiglioli India’s solutions are based on a wide range of products, including gearmotors, drive systems, planetary gearboxes and inverters. The company’s Country Manager, Kennady V Kaippally, speaks on the present size of transmission systems in India, and the segments that are driving the demand for these products.

Rahul Shorey of Tata Hitachi: We are working on excavators meeting next-gen emission norms

Rahul Shorey, National Head (Construction), Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Company, speaks on the opportunities and major challenges faced in the hydraulic excavator segment.

Numaligarh Refinery to use Honeywell tech to produce cleaner-burning diesel

Honeywell announced Numaligarh Refinery (NRL), a public sector undertaking under the Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, will use UOP technology to produce cleaner-burning diesel fuel in compliance with India’s BS-VI emission standards and increase crude oil conversion.

JCB’s range of CEV stage IV backhoe loaders

India’s leading manufacturer of earthmoving and construction equipment, JCB India flagged off its new range of CEV Stage IV backhoe loaders at its Headquarters at Ballabgarh (Delhi-NCR). The range includes the new 3DX Plus, the 3DX Xtra, the 3DX Super and the 4DX to meet a wide range of applications for customers.

bauma postponed to October 2022

bauma—the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment—is postponed to autumn 2022.

The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane from Liebherr

Mobile construction cranes are predestined to be used as taxi cranes and, with this in mind, the MK 73-3.1 is also designed for one-man operation.

Sany embraces new emission norms; launches 4 new truck cranes

As the nation is ushering into new emission standards, Sany India, a global leader in the CE Industry has successfully embraced the Bharat CEV Stage IV norms and upgraded and launched four new truck cranes; STC250C, STC450C, STC600C, and STC800C in the market.

Liebherr LH 60 M Port Litronic material handler

LH 60 M Port Litronic machine handed over to Aarekies Brienz AG.

bauma postponed to October 2022

bauma—the World's Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment—is postponed to autumn 2022.

The D-factor

Where the demand will be coming from for the construction equipment industry?

Trane Technologies to cut product carbon emissions in half by 2030

Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), a global climate innovator, announced that it plans to cut its product carbon emissions by nearly 50 per cent by 2030, and that its ambitious emissions reduction targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

Rural economy driving demand

Boosting economic growth is currently a major challenge for the government to achieve its dream of making India a $5-trillion economy by 2024, writes Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research.

Demand has started picking up

Anirban Sen, Underground Business Manager Asia Pacific & India, Epiroc Mining, shares more on the demand trends and market outlook for tunnelling equipment. Epiroc Mining offers a wide range of tunnelling equipment for underground mining and underground civil work applications.

Mini Machines, Maximum Demand

The demand for compact equipment from urban projects is expected to continue.

Green tax imposition on commercial vehicles in India

Rather than exempting certain type of vehicles out of green tax, like alternate fuels like CNG, ethanol, LPG and vehicles used in farming such as tractor, harvester, tiller, etc. the policy should be driven for all internal combustion engine-based vehicles checking for the pollution levels, writes Prasad Sreeram.

bauma CONEXPO India Cancelled!

bauma CONEXPO India is a melting pot of knowledge, deals and networking. We explores what the cancellation of this year’s edition means for the industry.

Outlook on CE sector revised to ‘stable’: ICRA

Heightened focus on infrastructure spend, particularly in the road infrastructure segment has led to a sharp scale up in volumes since July 2020, resulting in +20 per cent YoY growth during July-January 2021 period.

Eicher observes National Road Safety month

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, participated actively in the National Road Safety month from 18th of January till 17th of February across the country.

Rising Tide

Financial year (FY) 2020-2021 was a year of transition for the auto components industry.

Two new local zero emission excavators from Liebherr

The R 976-E electric crawler excavator, along with the R 980 SME-E, replaces the ER 974 B for mine and quarry extraction.

Operational visibility & automation central to maritime logistics of future

Sustainability within logistics is expected to be taken up on a larger scale, with digitalisation and automation being prime movers of such operations, writes Huseni Vohra of Ocean Insights.

Bounce back

Construction equipment finance has bounced back after the pandemic-forced lull.

Infra push to drive demand for diesel engines

Factors such as demand for reliable electricity, which is growing across the world on account of industrial expansion and development of commercial infrastructure are driving the diesel power engine market.

How can the auto components industry bounce back

Financial year (FY) 2020-2021 was a year of transition for the auto components industry. There were new challenges in the form of outburst of Covid-19, loss in production, supply side disruptions, etc.

Dynapac’s new CC1300 VI compactor improves operator visibility

Dynapac has added a new asphalt compactor to its tandem vibratory roller lineup. The 4.3-ton CC1300 VI follows the debut of the 4.75-ton CC1400 VI at ConExpo 2020.

Eicher observes National Road Safety month

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, participated actively in the National Road Safety month from 18th of January till 17th of February across the country.

Eaton introduces internationally-acclaimed EnergyAware UPS in India

Eaton, a global power management company, launched an industry-first data center solution – EnergyAware UPS using UPS-as-a-reserve (UPSaaR) in India.

Genie’s redesigned GTH-1056 telehandler

Genie has redesigned its GTH-1056 telehandler with greater lift capacity at max height. The company gave the 10,000-pound capacity telehandler a stronger boom and chassis design.

All about vehicle scrappage policy!

CARE Ratings scrutinises the vehicle scrappage policy, which was unveiled by Road Minister Nitin Gadkar in the Lok Sabha recently.

The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane from Liebherr

The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane is the smallest in Liebherr’s mobile construction crane family and complements the crane series comprising the MK 88- 4.1 and MK 140.

JCB launches its range of CEV stage IV backhoe loaders

The range includes the new 3DX Plus, the 3DX Xtra, the 3DX Super & the 4DX to meet a wide range of applications for customers.

Trane Technologies to cut product carbon emissions in half by 2030

Cutting product emissions in half over the next decade supports Trane Technologies’ 2030 Sustainability Commitments, including its Gigaton Challenge to reduce customer emissions by one billion metric tons.

Eicher observes National Road Safety month

As part of the drive, Eicher organised 400 activities across 19 states, spread in 46 cities, to raise awareness level on road safety among different stakeholders, covering 27,000+ people including students.

We will continue to focus on infrastructure projects

Established in 1960, Atlas Copco India is the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative solutions in air compressors and industrial gases, energy efficient vacuum pumps, portable compressors, light towers.

Operational visibility & automation central to maritime logistics of future

Sustainability within logistics is expected to be taken up on a larger scale, with digitalisation and automation being prime movers of such operations, writes Huseni Vohra of Ocean Insights.

The versatile machine

Most skid steer loaders are designed to work in diverse climates of high ambient of 48 degree Celsius or severe cold and high altitude areas, no matter what climatic conditions.

Komatsu aims for lead in hydrogen-powered mining trucks

Komatsu, Japan's top construction equipment maker, plans to develop hydrogen power as an alternative to diesel for heavy-duty mining dump trucks, in a first for the industry, Nikkei has learned. The company will start its hydrogen development programme in 2021 and aims to have the trucks ready for practical use by 2030.

Ashok Leyland to reduce carbon footprint by 60%

Ashok Leyland, the flagship Company of the Hinduja Group and India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, announced that it has increased the sourcing of clean energy to 60 per cent for its countrywide operations.

How NIP has set the tracks for growth

Recently during an interaction with the Union Minister of Roads Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari, the Minister reiterated that he was proud to have launched a CNG based equipment model of JCB.

Outlook on CE sector revised to ‘Stable’ with sharp volume recovery: ICRA

Two critical demand headwinds in the coming quarters are - the continued limited fiscal bandwidth with State governments to invest in infrastructure and the price hikes following the upcoming emission norm change in April 2022