Henderson Products' BlackBelt Maxx truck body can perform jobs such
anti-ice applications, deicing applications, pre-wet applications, saltslurry generation, material hauling and high-volume material conveying.
Features include load sense belt tensioning, a 54-inch-wide pure belt design, a planetary drive system, a low working center of gravity, 71-degree
sloped walls, a high-capacity hopper, high-capacity anti-ice liquid tanks
and controlled load management system.
Komatsu America's WA270-7 wheel loader lowers fuel consumption
by up to 10 percent compared to its predecessor, the WA250-6. A Tier 4
Interim SAA6D107E-2 engine powers the 28,836-pound machine and
delivers 149 net horsepower. The wheel loader features Parallel Z-bar
loader linkage, which delivers a 10-percent increase in lift force and
offers a parallel lift linkage and high-tilt forces.
Caterpillar's hybrid excavator, the Cat 336EH, is the ﬁrst
in a line of hybrid excavators launched in April 2013 at
bauma. Cat's hydraulic hybrid technology allows the new
336EH to get 25-percent greater fuel efﬁciency than the
standard 336E and 50-percent greater fuel efﬁciency over
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Liebherr's R 9XX 40-ton
prototype electric hybrid
excavator features an electric
hybrid driveline and is powered mostly by a standard
diesel engine, though it also
uses an electric storage device known as supercaps and
a hydraulic pressure accumulator. The hybrid system
on the R 9XX can supply
short-term peak power at up
to twice the rated output of
the diesel engine.
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Amanda Bayhi contributed to this report.
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