JD Construction, headquartered in Lambertville, MI, was recently charged with installing the pour-in-place looping pit for a new 150 by 70 foot Alcos Slitting Line at Heidtman Steel Product’s new East Chicago facility located only a mile away from Lake Michigan.
Few machines have had more impact in construction and earthmoving operations than a heavy excavator. In the past five years, over 84 percent of heavy excavator sales to end users have been in these applications.
Kobelco Construction Machinery America has introduced the SK210 full-size, high-performance excavator to the Kobelco Mark 9 excavator series. These new Tier 4 models include the SK260, SK295, SK350 and SK485 excavators. The versatile SK210 Mark 9 delivers a 10 percent improvement in both fuel efficiency and productivity, with more power and faster engine response.
John Deere’s new 180G LC hydraulic excavator features a 121 hp field-proven IT4/EU Stage IIIB John Deere PowerTech diesel engine. The unit employs filed-proven cooled exhaust gas recirculation for reducing NOx, and a diesel particulate filter and diesel oxidation catalyst to reduce particulate matter. Extended engine and hydraulic oil service intervals increase uptime and reduce daily operating costs.