Caterpillar’s New 988K Quarry Loader

Caterpillar 988K Quarry LoaderCaterpillar has exhibited the seventh generation Caterpillar 988K wheel loader at Bauma, marking the 50th generation of the 988.

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Caterpillar Builds a 50,000 sq/ft Visitors Center

Caterpillar Visitors CenterCaterpillar Inc., maker of the heavy machinery ranging from bulldozers and excavators to tunnel-boring machines and giant generators, is based in the central Illinois town of Peoria. The company opened a nearly 50,000-square-foot visitors center last fall, investing more than $52 million dollars in the center and the Peoria Riverfront Museum nearby.

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Komatsu America Introduces the WA270-7 Wheel Loader

Komatsu WA270-7 Wheel Loader“Komatsu America Corp. introduced the WA270-7 wheel loader. With a net horsepower of 149 hp, Komatsu has designed a more environmentally friendly engine with fuel consumption decreased by up to 10 percent. Weighing in at 28,836 pounds, it features improved efficiency, lower fuel consumption, improved operator comfort and enhanced serviceability to maximize productivity while lowering operating costs.”

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Best Pictures From bauma 2013

bauma is an international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment. It has been taking place every year in Munich Germany since 1982.  This years show had 3,400 exhibitors and over 500,000 attendees.

This year’s trade fair just finished up and here are some of the best pictures from the show.