Buying an excavator at auction, where there is typically an array of models and types to choose from, is an exciting prospect.

Hitachi Construction Machinery Company intends to standard equip the ConSite service solution for protecting construction machinery through remote monitoring on three-tonne and larger mini-excavators from this year.  The solution has hitherto been equipped on medium to large-sized hydraulic excavators.

I n an attempt to maximise productivity on site, it could be tempting to opt for the biggest machine with the biggest bucket possible – but there’s much more to the purchasing decision for an excavator than that, says Volvo CE.

Bobcat’s Advanced Selectable Auxiliary Control (A-SAC) system developed for the company’s R-Series mini-excavators from two to four tonne has won a ‘Technical Innovation Award’ from the jury for the Samoter Innovation Awards 2020.