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Steering Growth

Growing urbanisation and mechanisation of manual jobs are driving the demand for compact equipment such as skid-steer loaders in India.

Eaton launches 4 hydraulic products

Eaton also announced the introduction of four new hydraulic products for the Indian market - X70 closed circuit piston and plug in motor, steering unit 5SQ, Eaton spiral hose EC640 and cast iron piston motor 743XX.

TECH-MOVES

With the government plans to invest Rs 102 trillion in infrastructure development in the next five years, the demand for construction equipment will be immense.

Eaton launches 4 hydraulic products at Excon 2019

Power management company Eaton participated at the 10th edition of Excon, the largest construction equipment event in South Asia, in Bengaluru.

Caterpillar unveils next-generation motor grader at Excon

Caterpillar announced the launch of its new product for the Indian region at Excon 2019. With the introduction of the new Next Gen Cat? 120 motor grader, Caterpillar aims to deepen its presence in the infrastructure, mining and energy sectors in India with innovative and cutting-edge technology.

Propelling Performance

With the demand growing for better performance in mobile hydraulic equipment, the manufacturers are focusing on added features and technologies in their product range.

The market growth will definitely continue

As infrastructure and agriculture market continue to grow, demand for hydraulic motors is here to stay. Marc-Oliver Nagel, Sales Subsidiary Manager India, Poclain Hydraulics, shares more on the market and technology trends.

Skid-steer Loaders in Rural Road Construction

With the help of various attachments, Bobcat Skid-steer loaders provide cost-effective solution in rural road construction.

Wacker Neuson launches compact machines

Wacker Neuson introduced four Series II large-frame skid steer loaders and compact track loaders at the recently held World of Concrete show.

Wacker Neuson launches compact machines

Wacker Neuson introduced four Series II large-frame skid steer loaders and compact track loaders at the recently held World of Concrete show.

Steer it up

In spite of the vast opportunities available, skid-steer loaders are still looking for a level-playing field in the Indian market.

We plan to localise production of skid-steer loaders

As the market leader in skid-steer loader market in India, Doosan Bobcat has taken up various initiatives to further expand its reach in the market.

Doosan Bobcat india launches new products

At the bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018, Doosan Bobcat India participated with an objective of increasing the awareness of the brand, its portable power products and attachments.

Getting more out of equipment fleet

The story of the Indian construction industry is changing faster than ever, with influx of multiple projects and participation of various smaller contractors contributing significantly and walking shoulder-to-shoulder with the big mainstream contractors.

Reaching out to infra needs

Government's high spending on infrastructure projects drives the demand for construction equipment while earthmoving equipment being the largest used equipment category leads the growth.

RIDING ON INFRA PUSH

Growth in the construction and material handling equipment market has pushed the prospects of small and medium range OTR tyres.

6th AnnuaL EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2018

The Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards are here again. In its sixth edition, the Annual Awards to be held on October 25, 2018 in New Delhi, will honour the top performers of construction equipment industry.

Wacker Neuson reports substantial revenue growth

The Wacker Neuson Group reported a marked rise in revenue and earnings during the first six months of 2018. Revenue for the first half of 2018 rose 8 per cent to a new record high of EUR 825 million (EUR 764 million in H1/17).

We have over 90 per cent market share in India

The importance is to get the maximum utility out of one's machine. Attachments expand the utility of machines such as excavators and backhoes.

Our hydraulic motors are simple to install

In one machine with hydrostatic transmission, you have typically a diesel engine connected with a hydraulic pump which creates the oil flow that reaches the hydraulic motors that normally are located in the machine's wheels.

Improving economy

Attachments can help a machine to perform diverse range of secondary functions. Some attachment manufacturers also offer customised or purpose-built attachments. This offers equipment do multipurpose jobs at project sites.

Record revenue for Wacker Neuson in Q1/18

The Wacker Neuson Group started the year strong with revenue for the first quarter of 2018 (Q1/18) increasing by more than 9 per cent to EUR 371 million (EUR 339 million in Q1/17). All regions and business segments reported a rise in revenue.

Infrastructure Revival to Push CE Growth

The infrastructure sector is today undoubtedly one of the strong pillars of the Indian economy and the current Union Government is strongly focused in its approach towards development of infrastructure.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards & CEO Forum 2018

After the bitterly cold days and nights of the famed Delhi winter, spring is said to augur good tidings. Or so it is believed. Maybe, it was in continuation of this tradition that the city successfully held yet another edition of the Equipment India Awards.

Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training (FIRST) hosts 5th EQUIPMENT INDIA Annual Awards

The Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training (FIRST) hosted the 5th EQUIPMENT INDIA Annual Awards at Hotel LALIT in New Delhi on Friday 16th February, 2018.

Wheel loader market is expected to grow by 17-18%

The wheel loader market in India has been growing at a brisk pace over the last couple of years after touching a low in FY 2015-16. The 3 to 3.5 Ton-class wheel loader market has witnessed 17 per cent growth in the FY 2017-18 till now.

Small machine making Big Impact

With its compact size and versatile application features, skid steer loader has all the possibilities to become a popular equipment in Indian market. The new activities in urban infrastructure development and waste management initiatives, this mini equipment class is expected to see more demand in future.

Budget Boost

Budget 2018-19 rang in on 1st February for the second consecutive year in history. The budgetary expenditure on infrastructure for 2018-19 is being enhanced by Rs 1 lakh crore to Rs 5.97 lakh crore against an estimated expenditure of Rs 4.94 lakh crore in 2017-18.

Wheel loader market is expected to grow by 17-18%

We are focusing on making our wheel loaders versatile and suitable to meet various applications in roads, railways, irrigation, mining and industrial works by developing new attachments and variants, says Vivek Hajela, General Manager and Head - Construction Equipment Business, Larsen & Toubro Ltd.

Moving Ahead

OTR tyre market is divided majorly into three segments: mining, construction and industrial equipment, agriculture vehicles and others. Mining, construction and industrial equipment such as loaders, bulldozers, tractors, forklifts, backhoe loaders, cranes, excavators, wheeled loaders, industrial trucks, skid steer loaders, etc

Mobilising growth

Tyres are important components of a vehicle or machine for making it mobile. When we think about tyres, the first thing coming into our minds is a vehicle. Automobile is the largest user of tyres.

we are showcasing electro-hydraulic products among others

The current industry scenario seems encouraging. We are already witnessing good growth from both earthmoving and road construction segments, especially from platforms like excavators and loaders. This growth is expected to sustain with the government looking at investing in smart cities as well as developing infrastructure projects.

Productivity and cost are key in equipment selection

We are involved in almost all types of construction projects, both in India and abroad. We are the pioneers in pile foundation works in India and execute various kinds of piling works like cast-in-situ driven piles, precast driven piles, jointed precast piles, precast pre-bored piles, bored piles, steel piles, composite piles, marine piles etc.

Wacker Neuson Group reports 20 per cent revenue growth in Q3

The Wacker Neuson Group reported revenue of EUR 378.7 million for the third quarter of 2017. This corresponds to an increase of 20 per cent relative to the previous year (EUR 315.7 million).

The Power of Hydraulics

Hydraulic power is generated through a combination of oil flow and pressure. Oil flow and pressure is created from a hydraulic pump and transmitted through hoses or tubes, via control valves, to the hydraulic motor or cylinder that will do the work.

Warehousing Equipment Aiming New Heights

Driven by the growth of various industry segments such as FMCG, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages and e-tailing, logistics distribution hubs and clusters are mushrooming in all major parts of the country.

Puncture-proof Tyres for Severe-Duty Applications

Tyres are the only connect between the vehicle and the terrain hence ensuring that tyres are reliable, safe, performance worthy any time and every time, is critical specially for severe duty applications such as construction, industrial plant, mining, recycling, scrap handling etc.

Wacker Neuson Group reports strong Q2 results

he Wacker Neuson Group reported record revenue of EUR 425.2 million for the second quarter of 2017 (Q2 2017). This corresponds to an increase of 11 per cent relative to the previous year (Q2/2016: EUR 381.4 million).

JCB India opens new dealership facility in Kozhikode

JCB India and its dealer, Kadoor JCB inaugurated a new dealer facility in Kozhikode. Spread over 15,000 sq ft, this facility has been set up with an aim to provide a unique experience to JCB customers for all their equipment requirements related to Sales, Service and JCB Genuine Parts.

The 4-in-1 Perfection

The Indian material handling industry is going through a transformational phase as customers are demanding products that are safe, productive and reliable.

Manitou Group inaugurates India subsidiary

The Manitou group, worldwide leader in all-terrain handling equipment, inaugurated its new entity Manitou Equipment India Private Limited, following the recent acquisition of Terex Equipment Private Limited. In doing so, the group underlines its commitment to develop backhoe loaders and skid steer loaders markets in India and in other emerging countries.

JCB India inaugurates dealership facility in Jabalpur

JCB India and its dealer Frontier Commercial Vehicles inaugurated a new dealer facility in Jabalpur. Spread over 37,536 sq ft, this is the largest facility for construction equipment by Frontier Commercial Vehicle and will also be their new Head Office.

JCB India opens dealership facility in Mohali

JCB India Ltd along with its dealer Krishna Automobiles inaugurated a new dealer facility in Mohali. Spread over 24,560 sq ft, this is the largest construction equipment facility by Krishna Automobiles and will also be their new Head Office.

ICEMA Wins,Ban Dropped

Recently, the Supreme Court heard an application by the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers' Association (ICEMA) and the Tractor Manufacturers' Association (TMA) as they sought a clarification on the ban on the registration of BS-III vehicles after March 31, 2017.

Truly Versatile

With their myriad attachment options, skid steer loaders can perform many tasks on many different types of jobsites. Manjunath elaborates on the market opportunities for this versatile machine.

Equipment India awards & ceo forum 2017

It was 6.15 p.m. with 15 minutes more to go for the mega event of the infrastructure equipment industry. Meanwhile, the Viceroy Hall at the heritage Claridges Hotel located in New Delhi's famed Lutyen's Zone was already filled to capacity.

Product development is a continuous process in Caterpillar

Skid steer loader (SSL) is a utility machine which is highly versatile. Mostly the machines are used in general construction: residential, commercial buildings for moving materials like sand, bricks, cement, crushed stone aggregates etc.

Emerging Trends

Skid steer loader (SSL) is a highly versatile utility machine used in general construction. They are used for material handling and movement in heavy construction like construction of bridges, elevated roads, metro rail infrastructure, tunnels to name a few where the space is restricted and SSL is an ideal option.

Trident OTTs - The Force Multiplier

Skid steer loaders are gaining acceptance in the Indian market for their ability to execute a wide variety of jobs and their manoeuvrability and compact dimensions.

Telehandlers from JCB India

JCB introduced three revolutionary world-class products in the material handling segment - telehandlers, skid steer loaders and super loaders with the aim of replicating the global practices in India.

CASE Skid Steer Loaders

CASE has a skid steer loader that can handle it. Its new extended line-up of skid steer loaders delivers:Big On Power, Big On Comfort - the new extended line-up of skid steer loaders delivers: more power, increased stability, greater operator comfort and visibility, best-in-class serviceability, and wide range of attachments.

Manitou completes acquisition of Terex Equipment in India

Manitou group, world-leader in all-terrain material-handling, finalised the acquisition of Terex Equipment Private Limited (TEPL) in India.

Equipment India Awards 2017 and CEO Forum

The evening of April 21, 2017, was a proud occasion for Equipment India as the industry stakeholders gathered in large numbers at New Delhi's heritage Claridges Hotel, to celebrate the 4th Annual Equipment India Awards and be part of the high-level discussion at the CEO Forum.

Electric Throttle Actuators

The latest electric throttle actuators provide a cost effective way to control engine speed on mechanical diesel engines. Compact and easily installed, they enable greater freedom of machine design and the use of more ergonomically optimised controls.

Eicher introduces AMT technology in CVs

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles, introduced state-of-the-art Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) technology in its commercial vehicles.

Atlas Copco completes Erkat acquisition

Atlas Copco has completed the acquisition of German manufacturer Erkat Spezialmaschinen und Service. The H?mbach-based company, which supplies drum cutter attachments for skid steer loaders and excavators for use in demolition and construction applications, will now be legally known as Anbaufr?sen PC.

We emphasise on continuous product development

CASE India has maintained a leadership position in the Indian subcontinent riding on extraordinary customer connect and support. With the existing products like skid steer loaders, motor grader, compactor, loader backhoes etc, CASE India develops products to suit the evolving requirements of the Indian customers.

Caterpillar to showcase machines for high altitude at Con Mac 2017

At the ConMac 2017, Caterpillar India will showcase the Cat? 320D2 and Cat 313D2 excavators, Hindustan 2021Z wheel loader and 424B backhoe loader among its wide range of machines that are used in various sectors and applications. The exhibition will be held at Guwahati on March 2-4, 2017.

Cashing in Opportunities

Large-scale hybridisation and automatic features have been and are being introduced in power transmission systems and assemblies for construction equipment, trucks and dumpers being manufactured in the country. Interestingly, electronic sensing for ensuring multi-mode power transmission, Telematics tracking and inbuilt diagnostics features are fast becoming standard equipment for OE supplies.

We are extremely focused on Indian market

Bonfiglioli has always been investing in innovation and new technologies for power transmission solutions. We are developing new solutions for off-highway market, material handling, transportation and mining applications.

ON THE CLOCK!

Material and earth movements are the major work content of all infrastructure developments and mining activities. Front-end loaders, backhoe loaders, dozers and application-centric equipment as options for the users to choose from to suit individual requirements.

Product SHOWCASE

BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016 was the right platform for the exhibitors to unveil their cutting-edge products, technologies and solutions. Many exhibitors launched their new technologies and products at the expo, while others showcased their industry leading solutions.

SDLG to launch new compact wheel loader at ConExpo 2017

SDLG will debut a new compact wheel loader ? the SDLG L918F ? at ConExpo 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company will occupy Gold Lot Booth G3890, an outdoor booth at the show, which runs from March 7-11.

JCB launches seven new products

JCB India unveiled seven new products at the BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016. In the excavators, it launched the JCB 30Plus (3T mini excavator), the JCB 220LC Xtra (22T tracked excavator), the JCB 305LC (30T tracked excavator) and the JCB 370LC (37T hydraulic excavator).

?Education on today?s market is a major factor for awareness about solutions

India is a dynamic and capable market that grows at high speed and it will be one the leading and profitable economies in the future. Things are changing rapidly and a lot of interesting things are happening in the downstream level, with the public sector investments and the efforts the new government has put in.

We expect to see a growth of 10-12percent

The year 2016 has been positive for the earthmoving and construction equipment (ECE) industry - primarily owing to the growth in the roads and highways sector. The CE industry has overall grown by 45 per cent in the months of January to October in 2016 as compared with the same period in 2015.

Versatility Brings in Productivity

A multi-utility equipment helps in achieving maximum result with minimum investment.Use of such equipment is gaining traction among the users. For decades, a backhoe loader was considered as the most versatile utility equipment by Indian customers.

Application of AWPs will only grow.

ABC Infra is part of the ABC Group which has carved a niche in providing project/ODC transportation services under the banner of Assam Bombay Carriers for the past 35 years. ABC Infra Equipment provides equipment hiring solutions.

Back on Track!

The Indian mining and material processing industry, along with other bulk material handling operations like coal loading or bulk handling at ports, and aggregate processing in roads, is already on a fast track growth trajectory in India, thereby driving the demand.

JCB Showcases ?Made-in-India? Material Handling Solutions

JCB India has geared up to transform the industry with its three revolutionary products - Telehandlers, Skid Steer Loaders and Super Loaders. JCB India Ltd showcased its world-class range of material handling product solutions in an event at New Delhi.

JCB India showcases its ?Made-in-India? range of Material Handling solutions

JCB India Ltd showcased its three world-class range of material handling product solutions - Telehandlers, Skid Steer Loaders and Super Loaders - in an event at New Delhi.

The Earth Movers and Shakers

As a consequence of the excavation activity gaining momentum, earthmovers like front-end loaders, crawler dozers, traxcavators and other earthmoving equipment are registering a CAGR of 15-18 per cent. Since the Indian economy is reviving, these equipment are also finding emerging markets in other sectors as well.

Puncture-proof Tyres

Trident offers solid/semi-solid industrial tyres and PU foam filling tyres that make tyres 100 per cent puncture-proof. Industrial and construction equipment such as aerial work platforms, tyres and PUetc, are normally fitted with pneumatic tyres.

Bauma 2016 - the biggest trade show on earth

Bauma 2016 - the biggest trade show on earth - spread across over 608,503 sq m (1.5 lakh acres) exceeded expectations this year with a participation of 3,423 exhibitors from 58 countries and the presence of about 580,000 visitors from 200 countries.

Skidding Upwards!

Almost two decades ago, a skid steer machine was connoted as ?Bobcat?, because that was the most popular brand of skid steer machines in the world. The term ?skid steer? stands for turning on its axis by skidding and not by steering the wheels.

Northward Bound

After a lull in the market in 2015-16, the construction equipment industry in India is looking northwards with some 46,000 units expected to be sold in 2016. Global sales of construction equipment declined more than 10 per cent in 2015 compared to 2014.

3rd Annual Equipment India Awards & CEO FORUM

The evening of March 16, 2016 was a matter of pride for EQUIPMENT INDIA as a large number of stakeholders from the construction equipment (CE) community gathered at the Commission Hall of FICCI Delhi to celebrate, in letter and spirit, the 3rd Annual Equipment India Awards.

Machine Control Technologies

With the demand evolving for better work and more efficiency in the wake of tighter timelines in infra projects, the scope for machine control technologies is immense. Delays and cost overruns are the major challenges most of the infrastructure projects facing today. There are many factors that contribute to the delay of a project.

Exceeding Expectations

According to a report released by ICEMA, the current market size of the construction equipment including backhoe loader, concrete mixers excavator is around $2.8 billion. Further, the Indian construction equipment industry

We believe India to be one of the highest potential markets for our products

For over 15 years, MB has been a leader in the fields of crushing, demolition and recycling, by designing and manufacturing the very first jaw bucket crusher. Since 2001, MB has offered the largest line of patented crusher buckets across the world, suitable for excavators, backhoe loaders, front-end loaders and skid steer loaders.

We will be showcasing our own branded rock breaker and trenching bucket

Last few years have been tough on the construction equipment (CE) industry in general. The total industry volume has gone down across segments and has strained many organisations in this space.

Solid Tyres for CE Applications

The zero-maintenance solid tyres are a sound investment for demanding applications such as construction, mining, port handling, recycling, steel making, solid waste management, scrap handling, etc

OTRs Rolling On

OTR tyre industry has evolved over the years because of the infrastructure development and the construction activities happening as a consequence. Off late, owing to Prime Minister?s vision of Make-in-India, the OTR tyres

Aiming at a Significant Market Share

Camso is looking at India as very important market with potential to become the world?s largest equipment manufacturing hub in the years to come. Rajesh Bagrecha elaborates on the company?s views on the Indian OTR market.

Puncture-proof Tyres

Trident International specialises in the development of specialty tyres and specific tyre solutions for extreme duty applications. Industrial and construction equipment such as aerial work platforms

Wheel loaders - Optimising Productivity

Cycle time is a critical success factor in all bulk handling applications. Ramifications of high cycle time even extend to bulk handlers securing business. Wheel loaders are extensively used bulk handling tools wherein high productivity is of essence.

CASE celebrates 25 years in India

CASE Construction kickstarted its celebration of 25 years in India with the participation in ConMac 2015, one of the most important construction equipment exhibitions in India.

Kubota unveils new skid steer loader

Kubota Tractor Corporation unveiled its new SSV series skid steer loaders at the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas. The SSV-Series includes the 64 gross hp SSV65 and the 74 gross hp SSV75, both available at Kubota dealerships starting this June.

Rental segment will drive the demand for backhoe loaders

We are the authorised dealers for Terex Equipment in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra. Terex in India operates in four different verticals: cranes, mining equipment (crushers and screens), earthmoving equipment, and aerial work platforms.

Versatility to Steer Growth

As the affordability of the skid steers becomes more attractive with respect to the loader backhoes, its popularity will increase among the hiring segment that will up the demand curve. The current demand for skid steer is not quite promising.

JCB?s Jaipur plant inaugurated

JCB has recently opened two new manufacturing facilities in Jaipur. These new facilities are positioned to enable JCB to keep pace with future economic growth and to further strengthen its position as a market leader in the construction equipment industry.

New range of Terex loaders introduces

Terex has launched its new line of skid steer loaders and compact track loaders specifically designed for rental stores and contractors working in site preparation, construction, landscaping, infrastructure development and demolition applications.

ACI ventures into CE sector

ACI Motors plans expansion by venturing into the construction equipment sector. A unit of business conglomerate Advanced Chemical Industries the company will market and distribute construction equipment of US-based Case Construction Equipment India in Bangladesh.

Our machines are not only made in India, but also made for India

Logistics and taxation challenges are the biggest bottlenecks. Absence of GST regime is actually hurting the prospects of business growth and economic activity expansion, says Vijay Sharma, Executive Director, Terex Equipment.

Ensure that stalled projects are cleared without further delay

Make in India campaign will push for necessary policy reforms which will make it easier for prospective investors (domestic and international) to explore India as a business destination, particularly for infrastructure building equipment, says Amit Gossain, EVP - Sales, Marketing and Business Development, JCB India.

Solid Tyres from Trident

Trident International specialises in the design, development and supply of solid industrial tyres for construction, quarrying, underground mining, port and material handling equipment.

Complete Off-Highway Tyre Solutions

BKT is the preferred supplier to international OEMs in industrial and construction segments. BKT enjoys principal presence in five continents, encapsulating more than 130 countries around the world.

Steering the Growth

Skid steer, the little cute machine, is steadily carving a niche amidst the Goliaths of construction equipment space. Such a versatile piece of machine when clubbed with a variety of attachments, still has not got its due yet.

JCB inaugurates new plant in Jaipur

JCB has recently opened two new manufacturing facilities in Jaipur. These new facilities are positioned to enable JCB to keep pace with future economic growth and to further strengthen its position as a market leader in the construction equipment industry.