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The Largest Heavy Equipment in the World: Earth Movers – HISTORY OF MANKIND DOCUMENTARY

The Biggest Heavy Equipment in the World: Earth Movers – HISTORY OF MANKIND DOCUMENTARY

This is a fantastic documentary for all of you Heavy equipment junkies, we hope you enjoy.

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Washington EarthMoving – Call 1 888 260 7525 – Copenhaver Construction Inc

Welcome Washington Copenhaver Construction Inc. is a family owned and operated company. Established in 1992 we have continued to adapt and expand to meet the needs of our customers. From rock crushing to ready mix concrete, site prep to road construction, if you need some earth moved, hauled away or filled in, we are the … Continue reading “Washington EarthMoving – Call 1 888 260 7525”


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Heavy Construction Videos – Amazing Machines Biggest Truck In The World 2017 – #Construction #Videos #HeavyConstruction

Amazing Machines Biggest Truck In The World 2017
#1 Bucyrus MT 6300AC
You have to see this military-style machine to believe it! Built for mining, it is a sight to behold and a wondrous machine unlike any other!
The Bucyrus MT6300AC is an off road, double-axle, ultra class, diesel/AC electric powertrain haul truck. It was designed and manufactured by Bucyrus International Inc. in America. The MT6300AC is the company’s biggest, highest payload capacity haul truck, and closing in on the highest in the world at 400 short tons. Even fully-loaded, this hauler can reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour.
On February 19, 2010, the Terex Unit Rig MT6300AC was re-branded which created the Bucyrus MT6300AC. This took place when Bucyrus International Inc. took over the mining equipment area of Terex Corporation.
You may know Bucyrus makes as Caterpillar’s UnitRigs as in 2011, Caterpillar took over a good part of the Bucyrus trucks.
#2 Caterpillar 797F
The Caterpillar 797F is Caterpillar’s largest, highest payload capacity haul truck! It appears to be every little boy’s dream to drive one of these when he grows up as the 797 series is the perfect Tonka truck model!
The Caterpillar 797F was first mentioned to the public at MINExpo International in September, 2008. This guy was the successor to the 797B.
The 797F has a higher payload capacity and a more powerful, more efficient engine than its predecessor. Because of these increases, Caterpillar could meet the needs of mine operators’ so they were able to increase the efficiency of their work. They also saved money by reducing the costs considering the payload was much higher, meaning less trips, less fuel, less time.
The payload capacity? 400 short tons! The horsepower? A gross 4,000! The top speed? 42 miles per hour!
This truck is fully geared with a rear axle mounted, computer controlled, seven speed planetary transmissions that is equipped with an integral lock-up torque converter.
#3 Hitachi EH5000AC-3
The EH5000AC-3 is Hitachi’s largest rigid-frame hauler in the history of the company’s existence. They use a unique hauler technology that has lasted them through the ages. In addition to the timeless technique, they’ve added a brand new, high-efficiency Advanced IGBT AC-Drive system.
Hitachi is one of the most eco-friendly companies that produce hauling trucks. They can raise profits by lowering fuel and maintenance costs. They are able to spend less, to make more, and get more done in the process.
The machine itself weighs about 550 tons, but has a payload of 325 tons. With a 2,850 hp, the Hitachi EH5000AC-3 knows how to get the most out of its fuel. It also has safety measures built in. A Slip/Slide Control System will add traction in slippery conditions, such a rainstorm or when ice is on the roads. Not to mention, this makes sharp turns much easier as well.
A pitch control system will allow this truck to drive over rough roads with ease. Meaning, the driver won’t lose any of its load when off-road.
With LCDs, heating/cooling controls, independent cabs, monitoring cameras, and much more, it is likely this machine is the most advanced and well thought out truck in the world.
#4 Liebherr’s
Liebherr’s largest mining haul truck, the T-284 leaving the Las Vegas convention center.

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Al-Futtaim Motors launches upgraded Hino 500 Series

Members of the Hino and Al-Futtaim Motors teams attend the launch of the latest Hino 500 Series medium-duty truck.

Members of the Hino and Al-Futtaim Motors teams attend the launch of the latest Hino 500 Series medium-duty truck.

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Hino and Al-Futtaim Motors have launched the latest medium-duty Hino 500 Series truck in the UAE, featuring an engine upgrade, more safety features and a redesigned cabin for greater driver comfort.

The latest generation of the Hino 500 Series trucks is equipped with a 7.7-litre Euro III-compliant engine with a high pressure common rail fuel injection system and turbocharger technology for maintaining power in any driving conditions while achieving lower fuel consumption and emissions.

The series is suitable for use in applications from tipper and reefer trucks to general cargo vehicles, and includes a range of safety features, including an anti-lock braking system, front underrun protection system (FUPS) and rear underrun protection system (RUPS).

Ramez Hamdan, GM of Hino at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “This year is proving very positive for Hino, as we continue to grow our market share and introduce new products that meet our customers’ needs.”

The launch is Hino’s second in a few months, following the introduction of the hybrid 300 Series.

Hamdan noted: “Just last month, we launched the UAE’s first hybrid truck in the form of the Hino 300 Series hybrid, and the introduction of the Hino 500 Series allows us to offer a different solution to sectors looking for a reliable truck that offers a host of advanced safety and driver comfort features.

“With companies increasingly aware of the need to reduce emissions and reliance on fossil fuels, the Hino 500 Series also maximises efficiency and significantly reduces consumption thanks to class-leading engine and transmission choices.”

The cabin provides a more comfortable ride, thanks to a semi-floating construction for the cab mount and mounting bushes, resulting in reduced road vibrations and reduced cabin noise.

The optimised cab provides better visibility, better arrangement of the instrument cluster and efficient air flow to keep cool in traffic, as well as a bed space for resting located behind the seat.

Hamdan added: “Providing a more comfortable driving experience is proven to reduce fatigue and in turn increase safety on the roads.”

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Engineers Propose ‘River’ Alternative to Border Wall | 2017-05-04

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Of all the ideas that have been suggested for the border wall, there is one that may help to bring together Mexico and the U.S., instead of pitting the countries against each another over illegal immigration. I’m part of a group of civil engineers in Massachusetts that has conceived of a program that is based on a recently acquired patent for an advanced concrete construction technology for building large-scale, monolithic concrete structures capable of physically partitioning two countries while serving to promote economic development. This fast and thrifty construction method and our proposed program prove that, as far as creativity is concerned, civil engineering isn’t dead yet.

The research behind our basic design concept has roots in a scheme to irrigate the Saudi Arabian peninsula and another scheme to develop a concrete alternative for replacing earthen levees in the years after Hurricane Katrina. Our idea is to construct a monolithic concrete conveyance structure that is capable of transporting saltwater to the Gulf of Mexico, off Texas, from the Pacific Ocean, off the California coast, a distance of about 2,000 miles. Drawn off the conveyance structure, the saltwater would be desalinated using solar-powered units to produce potable water and irrigate arid terrain on both sides of the border.

While the problem of moving large quantities of saltwater over mountains and deserts seems insurmountable, we now have the science, engineering and technology to do that in an economically viable way.

The proposed facility is essentially a very large pipeline in the form of a rectangular box culvert. While the problem of moving large quantities of saltwater over mountains and deserts seems insurmountable, we now have the science, engineering and technology to do that in an economically viable way.

The concrete conveyance structure itself forms an enclosed riverbed roughly 30 ft high and 90 ft across, with an average 18-in. wall thickness. Depending on soil conditions, it would be buried in a trench most  likely about 10 ft deep, which means it would present a 20-ft-high barrier structure along the border, except at designated crossing stations. The top surface of the concrete riverbed is wide and strong enough to support an elevated, multilane highway, which is another deterrence to illegal crossings: Active interstate highways are virtually impossible to cross.

Consider all the benefits. Irrigating vast stretches of empty desert is not a small accomplishment. Inside the conveyance structure, a separate chamber would serve as an enclosed utility corridor to provide electrical services to communities in both countries using the flowing saltwater to power electricity-generating units positioned along the route. Powered by magnetic and pneumatic technologies, another enclosed chamber would be set aside for rapidly transporting containerized goods.

There are obstacles, of course. As we see it, the project’s biggest problem would be to acquire an international right of way, but the conventional border-wall ideas face that same challenge. Further, in our scheme, private-sector investors would be encouraged to finance design and construction of the facilities in exchange for concession rights.

Although it isn’t part of the Trump administration’s agenda, conveying large quantities of raw saltwater to a desert opens up a new approach to countering the impending threat of climate change, rising sea levels and ever-increasing human population. In this way, what was intended to be only a physical barrier could serve other functions and pay for itself many times over.

If you have an idea for a column, please contact Viewpoint Editor Richard Korman at kormanr@enr.com.

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Heavy Construction News – Cat 289D Review

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Here is an in depth review and walk around of our brand new Cat 289D compact track loader. Be sure to hit the subscribe button to see new videos every week!


The Cat 289D Compact Track Loader, with its vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. Its standard, suspended undercarriage system provides superior traction, flotation, stability and speed to work in a wide range of applications and underfoot conditions.


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Engine Model Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Net Power 72.9 hp
Gross Power 74.3 hp
Gross Power SAE J1995 74.3 hp
Net Power SAE 1349 72.9 hp
Displacement 203.0 in3
Bore 3.7 in
Stroke 4.7 in
Net Power ISO 9249 73.7 hp
Peak Torque at 1,500 rpm SAE J1995 195.0 lbf-ft


Operating Weight 10533.0 lb
Note Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, 400 mm (15.7 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).

Operating Specifications

Tipping Load 7600.0 lb
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 7291.0 lb
Rated Operating Capacities: 50% Tipping Load 3800.0 lb
Rated Operating Capacities: 35% Tipping Load 2660.0 lb
Ground Contact Area (400 mm/15.7 in track) 2015.0 in2
Ground Pressure (400 mm/15.7 in track) 5.2 psi
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 4050.0 lb
Ground Contact Area (450 mm/17.7 in track) 2272.0 in2
Ground Pressure (450 mm/17.7 in track) 4.6 psi
Note Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, 400 mm (15.7 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).


Length of Track on Ground 64.2 in
Overall Length of Track 83.8 in
Height to Top of Cab 83.2 in
Ground Clearance 8.9 in
Departure Angle 33°
Maximum Dump Angle 51°
Length with Bucket on Ground 146.2 in
Length without Bucket 117.9 in
Vehicle Width (400 mm/15.7 in tracks) 76.0 in
Maximum Overall Height 158.1 in
Bucket Pin Height at Maximum Lift 125.1 in
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Position 7.5 in
Reach at Maximum Lift and Dump 30.0 in
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 94.0 in
Turning Radius from Center – Machine Rear 70.7 in
Turning Radius from Center – Coupler 55.5 in
Turning Radius from Center – Bucket 88.8 in
Maximum Reach with Arms Parallel to Ground 50.0 in
Rack Back Angle at Maximum Height 84°
Bucket Pin Reach at Maximum Lift 14.5 in
Vehicle Width (450 mm/17.7 in tracks) 78.0 in
Note Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, 400 mm (15.7 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Flow 23.0 gal/min
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Hydraulic Power (calculated) 44.0 hp
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow XPS: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 4061.0 psi
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow XPS: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow 32.0 gal/min
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow XPS: Hydraulic Power (calculated) 76.0 hp


ROPS ISO 3471:2008
FOPS ISO 3449:2005 Level I
FOPS Level II ISO 3449:2005 Level II

Power Train

Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): One Speed 4.5 mph
Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): Two Speed 7.0 mph

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 3.7 gal
Engine Crankcase 3.0 gal
Fuel Tank 24.8 gal
Hydraulic System 13.7 gal
Hydraulic Tank 10.3 gal

Noise Level

Inside Cab** 83.0 dB(A)
Outside Cab*** 103.0 dB(A)
Note Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Note **The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008. The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed and at 70% of the maximum engine cooling fan speed. The sound level may vary at different engine cooling fan speeds.
Note ***The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC.

Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.0 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.430 metric tonnes.

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Heavy Construction News – Caterpillar 6015B Excavator Demonstration

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Caterpillar 6015B Excavator Demonstration – Bauma 2016



254 Ton Caterpillar 6020B excavator moving out of Minexpo 2016

Moving the massive Cat 390F excavator from Conexpo

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Heavy Construction News – Komatsu PC300LC 8

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Komatsu PC300LC 8 excavator video review

In this video Ron Horner takes us around a near-brand-new 34-tonne Komatsu PC300LC-8 being used for final-trim work on some sediment basins which East Coast Mining Group is building in Queensland.


The PC300LC-8M0 incorporates a holistic, integrated design with a host of standard factory installed items to provide piece of mind and compliance with industry expectations.  It combines Dash 8 quality and performance with new fuel saving technology to further improve fuel efficiency, upgraded monitor / KOMTRAX functionality and high capacity air conditioning with increased cool down performance.


This 34+ tonne excavator includes the latest technology, ergonomics and features and with the long carriage configuration, offers increased stability and reduced ground pressure..  It is suited to large construction jobs requiring a combination of heavy lift, wide working range and high productivity.


Highly productive cycle times are achieved through optimum weight and power balance.

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Model Komatsu SAA6D114E-3
Horsepower, Gross – SAE J1995 (kW) 194
Horsepower, Net – ISO 9249 (kW) 187
​Horsepower, Net – SAE J1349 (kW) 187
​Rated RPM 1950
​Fan drive method Mechanical
​Displacement (litre) 8.27
​Number of cylinders 6
​Related information ​Komatsu water-cooled, turbocharged, after-cooled, Tier III compliant, common rail direct injection diesel engine.
For safety, we have 3 factory fitted emergency stop buttons; cab, off and near sides.


Operating weight – total (kg) ​34,600
Bucket weight – KGA GP (kg) 1630
Quick hitch weight – KGA (kg)  483

Operation / Application

Boom size (m) & type ​6,470
Arm size (m) & type 3.185
Bucket size – KGA standard GP (m3) 1.61
Arm crowd force – ISO (kgf) 17,400
Bucket crowd force – ISO (kgf) 23,200
Digging depth – maximum (mm) 7,380
Digging reach – maximum (mm) 11,100
Maximum reach @ ground level (mm) 10,920
Swing radius (mm) 3,450
Related information Komatsu Genuine Attachments available include a dynamic cast quick hitch and selection of bucket solutions.

Driveline and Swing

Drawbar pull, maximum (kg) ​26,900
Gradeability (%) 70
Travel speeds (km/h) 3.2  / 4.5 / 5.5
Swing speed (rpm) 9.5
Related information The travel speed control has an automatic function.


Shoe size & type ​600mm triple grouser
Related information

Hydraulic System

Type ​HydraMind System
Selectable work modes 6
Economy sub-mode selections 4
Main pump type Variable displacement piston
Maximum flow rate (ltr/min) 535
Related information Includes factory fitted: dual flow hammer piping; quick hitch piping, safety switch, boom & arm burst valves with overload alarm.

Dimensions (transport position)

Length, overall (mm) ​11,150
Track length on ground (mm) 4,030
Track gauge (mm) 2,590
Overall track width (mm) 3,190
Overall height (mm) 3,285
Ground clearance (mm) 500
Related information Overall height is at transport position.

Service information

Fuel tank (litre) ​605

Communication systems

Internal maintenance monitoring Yes
KOMTRAX Satellite tracking Yes
Hourly fuel usage Yes

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Heavy Construction News – Caterpillar Inc

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Traded as

DJIA Component
S&P 100 Component
S&P 500 Component

Industry Heavy equipment
Financial services
Predecessor C. L. Best
Holt Manufacturing Company
Founded April 15, 1925; 91 years ago
California, U.S.
Headquarters Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
Area served
Key people
Jim Umpleby (Chairman and CEO)
Revenue Decrease US$38.537 billion (2016)
Operating income
Decrease US$498 million (2016)
Net income
Decrease US$-67 million (2016)
Total assets Decrease US$74.704 billion (2016)
Total equity Decrease US$13.213 billion (2016)
Number of employees
95,400 (2016)
Parent Irving Place Capital
Website www.caterpillar.com

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is an American corporation which designs, develops, engineers, manufactures, markets and sells machinery, engines, financial products and insurance to customers via a worldwide dealer network. Caterpillar is a leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. With more than US$89 billion in assets, Caterpillar was ranked number one in its industry and number 44 overall in the 2009 Fortune 500.[6] In 2016 Caterpillar was ranked #59 on the Fortune 500 list and #194 on the Global Fortune 500 list. Caterpillar stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Caterpillar Inc. traces its origins to the 1925 merger of the Holt Manufacturing Company and the C. L. Best Tractor Company, creating a new entity, the California-based Caterpillar Tractor Company. In 1986, the company re-organized itself as a Delaware corporation under the current name, Caterpillar Inc. Caterpillar’s headquarters are located in Peoria, Illinois; it announced in January 2017 that over the course of that year it would relocate its headquarters to Chicago.

The company also licenses and markets a line of clothing and workwear boots under its Cat / Caterpillar name. Caterpillar machinery is recognizable by its trademark “Caterpillar Yellow” livery and the “CAT” logo.

Benjamin Holt, one of the founding fathers of Holt Manufacturing Company.


The steam tractors of the 1890s and early 1900s were extremely heavy, sometimes weighing 1,000 pounds (450 kg) per horsepower, and often sank into the rich, soft earth of the San Joaquin Valley Delta farmland surrounding Stockton, California. Benjamin Holt attempted to fix the problem by increasing the size and width of the wheels up to 7.5 feet (2.3 m) tall and 6 feet (1.8 m) wide, producing a tractor 46 feet (14 m) wide. But this also made the tractors increasingly complex, expensive and difficult to maintain.

Two Holt 45 gas crawler tractors team up to pull a long wagon train in the Mojave Desert during construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1909.

Another solution considered was to lay a temporary plank road ahead of the steam tractor, but this was time-consuming, expensive, and interfered with earthmoving. Holt thought of wrapping the planks around the wheels. He replaced the wheels on a 40 horsepower (30 kW) Holt steamer, No. 77, with a set of wooden tracks bolted to chains. On Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1904, he successfully tested the updated machine plowing the soggy delta land of Roberts Island.

Company photographer Charles Clements was reported to have observed that the tractor crawled like a caterpillar, and Holt seized on the metaphor. “Caterpillar it is. That’s the name for it!” Some sources, though, attribute this name to British soldiers in July 1907. Two years later Holt sold his first steam-powered tractor crawlers for US$5,500, about US$128,000 today. Each side featured a track frame measured 30 inches (760 mm) high by 42 inches (1,100 mm) wide and were 9 feet (2.7 m) long. The tracks were 3 inches (76 mm) by 4 inches (100 mm) redwood slats.

Holt received the first patent for a practical continuous track for use with a tractor on December 7, 1907 for his improved “Traction Engine” (“improvement in vehicles, and especially of the traction engine class; and included endless traveling platform supports upon which the engine iscarried”).

Move to Peoria

A postcard showing the Caterpillar Tractor Co. plant in Peoria, period 1930–1945.

On February 2, 1910, Holt opened up a plant in East Peoria, Illinois, led by his nephew Pliny Holt. There Pliny met farm implement dealer Murray Baker who knew of an empty factory that had been recently built to manufacture farm implements and steam traction engines. Baker, who later became the first executive vice president of what became Caterpillar Tractor Company, wrote to Holt headquarters in Stockton and described the plant of the bankrupt Colean Manufacturing Co. of East Peoria, Illinois. On October 25, 1909, Pliny Holt purchased the factory, and immediately began operations with 12 employees. Holt incorporated it as the Holt Caterpillar Company, although he did not trademark the name Caterpillar until August 2, 1910.

The addition of a plant in the Midwest, despite the hefty capital needed to retool the plant, proved so profitable that only two years later the company employed 625 people and was exporting tractors to Argentina, Canada, and Mexico.[19] Tractors were built in both Stockton and East Peoria.[20][21]

On January 31, 2017, after more than 90 years of being headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, the company announced plans to move their headquarters from Peoria to Chicago, Illinois by the end of 2017. The upper echelon of executives, including newly installed CEO Jim Umpleby, will begin relocating later this year, with up to 100 employees total moving by year’s end. About 300 employees will work in the new office at an as-yet undecided location once the transition is complete. The company indefinitely suspended planning for the new Peoria headquarters in the fall of 2015 after announcing a restructuring effort that called for up to 10,000 jobs to be cut and about 20 facilities around the world to be closed or consolidated. The changes contributed to $2.3 billion in savings in 2016, but sales and revenue for last year still were more than 40 percent below peak levels of 2012. Umpleby said that decline is a fundamental reason the company’s Board of Directors opted to move global headquarters to an area where the global marketplace is in easier reach.

Use in World War I

Holt’s track-type tractors played a support role in World War I. Even before the U.S. formally entered WWI, Holt had shipped 1,200 tractors to England, France and Russia for agricultural purposes. These governments, however, sent the tractors directly to the battlefront where the military put them to work hauling artillery and supplies. When World War I broke out, the British War Office ordered a Holt tractor and put it through trials at Aldershot. The War Office was suitably impressed and chose it as a gun-tractor.Over the next four years, the Holt tractor became a major artillery tractor, mainly used to haul medium guns like the 6-inch howitzer, the 60-pounder, and later the 9.2-inch howitzer.

Holt tractors were also the inspiration for the development of the British tank, which profoundly altered ground warfare tactics. Major Ernest Swinton, sent to France as an army war correspondent, very soon saw the potential of a track-laying tractor.:116 Although the British later chose an English firm to build its first tanks, the Holt tractor became “one of the most important military vehicles of all time.”

A Caterpillar D2, introduced in 1938, at the Serpentine Vintage Tractor Museum, Serpentine, Western Australia.

Post-war challenges

Holt tractors had become well known during World War I. Military contracts formed the major part of the company’s production. When the war ended, Holt’s planned expansion to meet the military’s needs was abruptly terminated. The heavy-duty tractors needed by the military were unsuitable for farmers. The company’s situation worsened when artillery tractors were returned from Europe, depressing prices for new equipment and Holt’s unsold inventory of military tractors. The company struggled with the transition from wartime boom to peacetime bust. To keep the company afloat, they borrowed heavily.

C. L. Best Gas Tractor Company, formed by Clarence Leo Best in 1910 and Holt’s primary competitor, had during the war received government support enabling it to supply farmers with the smaller agricultural tractors they needed. As a result, Best had gained a considerable market advantage over Holt by war’s end. Best also assumed considerable debt to allow it to continue expansion, especially production of its new Best Model 60 “Tracklayer”.

Both companies were adversely impacted by the transition from a wartime to a peacetime economy, which contributed to a nationwide depression, further inhibiting sales. On December 5, 1920, 71-year-old Benjamin Holt died after a month-long illness.

Caterpillar company formed (1925)

A 60-horsepower Caterpillar Sixty being used for road work in the Cibola National Forest, New Mexico, United States in 1931

The banks who held the company’s large debt forced the Holt board of directors to accept their candidate, Thomas A. Baxter, to succeed Benjamin Holt. Baxter initially cut the large tractors from the company’s product line and introduced smaller models focused on the agricultural market. When the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1921 funded a US$1 billion federal highway building program, Baxter began re-focusing the company towards building road construction equipment.[:66 Both companies also faced fierce competition from the Fordson company.

Between 1907 and 1918, Best and Holt had spent about US$1.5 million in legal fees fighting each other in a number of contractual, trademark and patent infringement lawsuits. Harry H. Fair of the bond brokerage house of Pierce, Fair & Company of San Francisco had helped to finance C. L. Best’s debt and Holt shareholders approached him about their company’s financial difficulty. Fair recommended that the two companies should merge. In April and May 1925, the financially stronger C. L. Best merged with the market leader Holt Caterpillar to form the Caterpillar Tractor Co.

The new company was headquartered in San Leandro until 1930, when under the terms of the merger it was moved to Peoria. Baxter had been removed as CEO earlier in 1925, and Clarence Leo Best assumed the title of CEO, and remained in that role until October 1951.

The Caterpillar company consolidated its product lines, offering only five track-type tractors: the 2 Ton, 5 Ton, and 10 Ton from the Holt Manufacturing Company’s old product line and the Caterpillar 30 and Caterpillar 60 from the C. L. Best Tractor Co.’s former product line. The 10 Ton and 5 Ton models were discontinued in 1926. In 1928, the 2 Ton was discontinued. Sales the first year were US$13 million. By 1929, sales climbed to US$52.8 million, and Caterpillar continued to grow throughout the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Caterpillar adopted the diesel engine to replace gasoline engines. During World War II, Caterpillar products found fame with the Seabees, Construction Battalions of the United States Navy, who built airfields and other facilities in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Caterpillar ranked 44th among United States corporations in the value of wartime military production contracts. During the post-war construction boom, the company grew at a rapid pace and launched its first venture outside the U.S. in 1950, marking the beginning of Caterpillar’s development into a multinational corporation.

Expansion in developing markets


Caterpillar built its first Russian facility in the town of Tosno, located near St. Petersburg, Russia. It was completed in 16 months and occupied in November 1999. It had the first electrical substation built in the Leningrad Oblast since the Communist government was dissolved on December 26, 1991. The facility was built under harsh winter conditions, where the temperature was below −13 °F (−25 °C). The facility construction was managed by the Lemminkäinen Group located in Helsinki, Finland.[citation needed]

The $125M Caterpillar Suzhou, People’s Republic of China facility, manufactures medium wheel loaders and motorgraders, primarily for the Asian market. The first machine was scheduled for production in March 2009. URS Ausino, in San Francisco, California, manages facility construction.[citation needed]

Caterpillar has manufactured in Brazil since 1960. In 2010 the company announced plans to further expand production of backhoe and small wheel loaders with a new factory.

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Heavy Construction News – SDLG Debuts New Compact Wheel Loader

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SDLG debuted 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. Several experts will be on hand to discuss the new machine and how it fits into the brand’s overall North American strategy.

The move to expand the company’s product range comes on the heels of its successful launch into North America. SDLG has seen significant growth in terms of its dealer network and customer base over the past few years, as well as the introduction of its Tier 4 Final machines in 2016.

The L918F will be SDLG’s fifth wheel loader offering in North America and it will feature a 1.0 yd3 bucket capacity mounted to a skid steer style coupler, placing it in the compact loader category but with the versatility of skid steer style attachments. In addition, the unit will have an optional 1.3 yd3 bucket with wheel loader ISO coupler. The machine will compete with large skid steer loaders, providing the same bucket capacity but with increased maneuverability and operator comfort. Additionally, the compact loader’s steering mechanism will cause less damage to job site grounds when compared with a skid steer loader.

Al Quinn, Director of SDLG North America, says customer demand is the driving force behind introducing the new machine, with several companies asking SDLG dealers for a compact, value loader alternative for many current skid steer loader applications. He explains that the new model was part of the brand’s long-term strategy.

“This new launch demonstrates the maturation of SDLG in the North American market,” Quinn says. “It’s a milestone. We have tested the concept of offering robust, reliable, value machines into the region and we’re now confident that the strategy works. SDLG will continue to expand and offer more products over the coming years that are similarly positioned in the marketplace.”

Compact and versatile

The L918F excels in a variety of applications, including landscaping, work in stone and mulch yards, snow removal, and waste and recycling. Like other SDLG loaders, it’s ideal for applications that are seasonal or don’t require lots of operating hours. The machine is also perfect for owners that can find value in a reliable, low-cost loader backed by a 12-month, 2,000-hour warranty, with extended warranties available. SDLG loaders serve as a viable alternative to used, premium machines, and can often provide a lower total cost of ownership.

The L918F features:

A Deutz Tier 4 Final engine (no DPF filter)
Dry disc brakes
Two-speed countershaft transmission
A 1.0 yd3 SSL bucket capacity w/ in-cab coupler pin control. Optional 1.3 yd3 ISO/GP bucket capacity will also be offered
An operating weight of 14,990 lbs.
A rated load limit of 2,200 lbs.
A maximum breakout force of 112,240 lbs.-ft. with a standard boom
A compact body that is only 9 ft. 7 in. tall and 6 ft. 8 in. wide

Also at SDLG’s booth for CONEXPO 2017 will be the L948F, a 3.0 yd3 capacity Tier 4 Final wheel loader that was introduced in June 2016. Along with a more environmentally sensitive engine, SDLG’s Tier 4 Final machines offer several other improvements that include passive regeneration, cab enhancements, improved serviceability, improved operator controls, and improved heating and air conditioning for operator comfort.

A brand on the rise

SDLG is one of the world’s top sellers of wheel loaders. The brand was introduced to North America in 2013, having proven itself in many other regions. The goal was to test the viability of a value brand option in the market, offering machines with simple but proven, reliable technology at an affordable cost. A seasoned dealer network and solid warranty further bolstered the company’s value proposition.

Since 2013, the brand has seen significant growth, as its North American dealer network has grown to 30 dealers in 54 locations. In 2016 the company added a second distribution center for the West Coast in Seattle, Washington, to extend the capabilities offered by its distribution and parts center near Atlanta, GA.

Several municipalities in Canada and the U.S., including the New Jersey Department of Transportation, are using SDLG wheel loaders for roadwork and snow removal, among other applications. In the future, SDLG intends to offer additional types of equipment in North America, including a backhoe and a motor grader.

“SDLG will build upon its proven success in other regions of the world and follow the same global model,” Quinn says. “We’ve seen that there is an opening in the market for value-priced products that offer simple, reliable technology and we’re excited to expand our lineup to offer machines that benefit this large segment of customers.”

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Dubai Holding launches $1.7bn island megaproject

Marsa Al Arab tourist development is scheduled for completion by 2020.

Marsa Al Arab tourist development is scheduled for completion by 2020.

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Dubai Holding is launching Dubai’s latest mega-project with the Marsa Al Arab tourist development, according to reports on Sunday.

The $1.7bn project will be developed across two islands near Burj Al Arab in Jumeirah by 2020, and will include a private marina, a yacht club, and F&B options, according to Arabian Business.

Spread across 371,612sqm of space, one island will be dedicated to entertainment and family tourism while the other will feature a luxury resort. Both will add 2.2 kilometres of beach frontage, as well as three new hotels and a number of new tourist attractions.

As part of the project, the Wild Wadi Waterpark will be moved from its current road-side location closer to the beach, and will more than double in size upon completion. A retail space stretching across 20,000sqm will take its place.

Jumeirah Group also plans to introduce new leisure concepts and services as well as a new family-oriented hotel.

In addition, Dubai Holding will develop ‘Marine Park’, a marine life entertainment centre and the first of its kind in the region that will feature a live theatre of a 1,000 seat capacity, attracting world-class shows to showcase various elements of marine life.

Other features include a mixed-use convention centre, a shopping centre, and 300 sea-front apartments as part of a residential component that will offer pedestrian pathways, a jogging track, large swimming pool and a cycling course.

Dubai Holding will also develop 140 luxury villas on the ‘exclusive private island’, which will include a marina for residents.

Abdulla Al Habbai, Chairman, Dubai Holding, said: “The launch of this new and ambitious project is in line with the directives of the visionary leadership to provide the finest and rewarding tourist experiences for visitors to Dubai, as well as enhance Dubai’s position as a global tourist destination.

“We are proud of the vital role that Dubai Holding plays in this sector through supporting innovation and contributing to the economic diversification of Dubai.”

The project will break ground in June 2017 and is scheduled to complete within the next three years.

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