Category Archives: Technology

New Command for loading remote control enhances safety and keeps 988K Wheel Loaders working

Cat® Command for loading enables line-of-sight remote control of Cat 988K Wheel Loaders. The new system reduces the risk of injury and enables production to continue by allowing safe operation of the loader in potentially hazardous environments. Command for loading is available as a retrofit kit for 988K machines in the field.

Vanguard TransportGuard technology reduces potential engine damage

MILWAUKEE, WI — Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power developed and patented the Vanguard™ TransportGuard® engine feature to prevent damage caused by oil and fuel dilution during transportation. The innovation effectively reduces maintenance and increases productivity. TransportGuard’s simultaneous fuel/ignition shutoff ensures that fuel stays in place during transport, preventing fouled plugs, hydraulic lock, oil dilution and […]

Volvo CE unveils fully electric compact excavator prototype

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) unveiled its latest concept machine — known as the EX2 — to industry specialists, policymakers, the media and academics at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit on Tuesday, May 16. The 100 percent electric compact excavator prototype delivers zero emissions, 10 times higher efficiency, 10 times lower noise levels and reduced […]

John Deere, LHP Telematics collaborate to simplify data management for construction professionals

MOLINE, IL — In an effort to simplify data management and enhance job site productivity, John Deere and LHP Telematics — an industry leader in creating custom telematics solutions for the heavy equipment original equipment manufacturer (OEM) marketplace and aftermarket construction fleets — are joining forces to further advance the proficiencies of John Deere WorkSight™ […]