Top 40 construction equipment stories of 2022 – Equipment World

2022 was a busy year in building equipment, thanks to the international trade show Bauma 2022 and the upcoming ConExpo 2023, which led manufacturers to roll out or tease to their upcoming models.

Excavators, particularly in the compact range, and equipment running on power sources other than diesel were at the top of our readers’ equipment reading lists for the year. The year revealed a slew of new electric equipment, including the first battery-powered compact track loader, as well because hydrogen prototype models.

The year also brought new wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks, small track loading machines and skid steers, as well as a variety of other gear that caught Equipment World readers’ interest.  

So here’s the look at the top 40 equipment tales of 2022 that appeared on equipmentworld. com , with links provided if you want to read more: (Note: Stories are grouped by category and are not listed in ranked order. )


Deere Ptier Excavator

1 .   Deere Releases First Excavators with New Naming: 350 P-Tier, 380 P-Tier

John Deere has launched the first excavators under its brand new Performance Tiering strategy – the mid-sized 350 P-tier and 380 P-tier. These revamped machines improve safety, comfort plus control while delivering energy for high production, the particular company says.  

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2.   Hitachi’s First 3 Excavators Since Deere Split Unveiled for U. S.

Hitachi has unveiled three new excavators for that U. H. market, the company’s 1st North American excavator launch since the  end associated with its manufacturing agreement with John Deere.

Kubota U10 5 Excavator

a few.   Kubota’s Ultra-Compact U10-5 Excavator Features Near Zero Tail Swing

Sitting within the 1-ton range, Kubota’s all-new U10-5  mini excavator  offers nearly zero tail swing – just half an inch over the tracks – a retractable undercarriage, class-leading breakout force and greater dig depth and reach. The petite 2, 646-pound workhorse made its debut at Globe of Concrete. Kubota furthermore launched its K008-5 compact excavator in 2022.

Cat 340 Excavator

4.   Tough & Techy: Cat Launches New 41-Ton 340 Excavator

Equipped with a more powerful engine, wider monitor and 7. 5-ton counterweight, Cat states its brand new 340  hydraulic excavator  delivers more power, stability and productivity for earthmoving operations. Cat also released new 352 and 336 excavators within 2022.

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5.   Kobelco Packs Large Excavator Features in New 5-Ton KS45SRX-7

Created with all the attributes of Kobelco’s Performance X Design concept, the new KS45SRX-7 provides the same quality, feel and comfort of the company’s larger excavator versions. The SK45SRX-7 weighs 10, 030 pounds with canopy and ten, 300 lbs with cab. Get up and go is provided by a 37-horsepower Yanmar diesel motor.

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6.   Doosan’s Next-Generation Excavators Hitting the Market This Year

Doosan Infracore North America  stepped up the rollout of its next-generation crawler excavators to the United States, with revamps from the devices as well as some new models, including its largest ever excavator. Doosan also released its very first “smart excavator, ” the particular DX225LC-7X .

Case E Series Excavator

seven.   Video: Case Unveils Brand new E Series Excavator Lineup

Situation Construction Equipment  rolled out a full lineup of its brand new E Series  excavators. The particular rollout features seven new models, including two entirely new excavators, the CX190 as well as the CX365E short radius, whose designs are focused on enhancing the total operator experience.

Hyundai 3 New Excavators

8.   Hyundai Unveils Trio of Excavators from 13 to 15 Metric Tons

Hyundai  announced the arrival of three new  excavators  in one of the most popular weight classes. The HX130 A LCR, HX140 A LCR and the HX145 The LCR variety from 13 to 15 metric tons.

Takeuchi Tb2150 R Excavator

9.   Takeuchi TB2150R Excavator: Big Power in a Fixed-Boom, Reduced Tail-Swing Package

A 15-ton  excavator  for tight jobsites, the  Takeuchi  TB2150R weighs 34, 215 in order to 34, 435 pounds and offers a bucket breakout pressure of 22, 256 pounds, a maximum digging arm force associated with 13, 490 pounds and a rubber track option. All this work gets done along with a 114-horsepower Deutz engine with 338 foot-pounds of torque.

Jcb 50 Z Excavator

10.   JCB Launches New Zero Tailswing 50Z-1 Compact Excavator

JCB expanded its range of  small excavators  with the zero tail-swing 50Z-1, boosting dig level to 12 feet 7 inches and dump height to 14 feet over its predecessor, the 48Z.  


11.   Liebherr’s Largest Dozer, the PR 776, Unleashed on the particular U. T. Market

The PAGE RANK 776 is the only mining dozer said to feature an infinitely variable hydrostatic travel drive.   It is powered by the Liebherr 12-cylinder, 768-horsepower diesel engine. (photo at top of page).

Tigercat T Ci 920 Dozer

twelve.   Tigercat Enters Dozer Market, Launches a New Brand with TCi 920

Tigercat Industries  has introduced a new dozer purpose-built with regard to forestry applications, the TCi 920. The particular machine dons the brand new TCi name badge, the brand that will cover any Tigercat machines with programs outside associated with forest harvesting systems. All products falling under the TCi brand will be designed, manufactured plus supported by Tigercat Industries.

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thirteen.   Shantui Claims ‘World’s First’ Autonomous, Unmanned Bulldozer

Shantui, a Chinese manufacturer of structure equipment, along with researchers from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, has reportedly developed the world’s initial unmanned  bulldozer. The team has completed more than 100 tests on the machine, which can follow operating instructions and  work autonomously  with no remote operation, according to  IOT World Today.

Cat D2 Dozer Command

fourteen.   Cat Expands Remote-Control Command to D1, D2, D3 Dozers

Caterpillar’s next-generation small dozers – D1, D2 plus D3 – now feature an improved suite of operator assist technologies and can come remote-control ready through the factory.


Case Dl550 Minotaur 15.   The Minotaur Arrives! Case’s Unique DL550 Dozer-Loader Hits the Market (Video)

This isn’t just a  compact monitor loader  along with a six-way blade. Case’s new Minotaur DL550 has pioneered an entirely new products category: the particular compact dozer loader.

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16.   Kubota Reveals Brand new SVL75-3 Small Track Loader (Video)

Kubota revealed the next generation associated with its  top-selling SVL75 compact track loader  in 2022. The SVL75-3 comes with a host of recent functions and improvements for easier operation, maintenance and efficiency. It produced its sneak-peek debut in the Kubota Connect dealer event within Grapevine, Texas.

Kioti Sl750 Skid Steer

17.   After Delays, Kioti Sets Launch of Its First CTL and Skid Steer

Kioti  introduced it will certainly be formally launching itself into the  compact design equipment  market with the release of its first skid steer, the SL750, and small track loader, the TL750, in the 1st half of 2023.

Bobcat T86 S86 Compact Loaders

18.   Bobcat Unleashes the Largest Loaders to Date

With a higher engine and hydraulic output, Bobcat offers expanded its  R-Series  loader lineup with the T86  compact track loader  and the S86  veer steer. These types of loaders are usually defined by the company as the “most powerful” compact loaders it provides ever produced.

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19.   Takeuchi Rolls Out its First U. S. -Produced Compact Track Loader

Takeuchi recently rolled the first Oughout. S. -built  compact monitor loader  off the assembly line at its new manufacturing facility in Moore, South Carolina. The facility, which was  purchased from Kobelco in April, will be Takeuchi’s very first production service in Northern America. The particular 156, 000-square-foot facility may eventually produce nearly almost all from the company’s CTLs.

Toro Dingo Tx700 Mini Skid Steer

20.   Packing Power within a Small Frame: Toro Launches the particular Dingo TX 700 Mini Skid Steer

The Dingo TEXAS 700  packs 700 lbs of rated operating capacity into a small footprint plus expands  Toro’s extensive  Dingo lineup. With its small size and power, it’s the ideal  compact utility loader, also known as a mini skid drive, for  contractors working in tight spaces, the company says.


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21.   Cat Unveils New Compact Wheel Loader Lineup in order to Replace M Series

Cat is usually replacing its  small Meters Series compact wheel loaders  with the new selection of Next Gen CWLs, bringing down some of the features of the larger loading machines to its new 906, 907 plus 908 versions. This marks the biggest changes towards the small lineup since Cat launched the Mirielle Series within 2015 and the final conversion of the company’s compact wheel loaders to the next generation.

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twenty two.   Deere Unveils 904 P-Tier Wheel Loader at Planet of Asphalt

John Deere released its 904 P-Tier wheel loader below its  new naming system  at  Entire world of Asphalt  2022. The particular naming system is based on three tier levels regarding equipment: G, P plus X. Deere also transitioned other large , little and midsize loaders to its rate system in 2022.

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23.   Hyundai’s New Largest Loader: The HL980A Unveiled

Hyundai  rolled away its brand new HL980A at  World associated with Asphalt, representing the company’s largest steering wheel loader. The particular loader weighs 69, 120 pounds and has a 7. 3-cubic-yard bucket capability. It features a 351-horsepower Cummins X12 motor, which is definitely new intended for the HL980.

Liu Gong 856 Hwheel Loader

24.   LiuGong Roll-outs New Selection of Wheel Loaders

Attendees from World of Concrete got a first look at the refreshed 856H plus 890H wheel loaders. Weighing in with just more than 41, 000 pounds, the particular fifth-generation 856H is run by the 6. 7-liter, 6-cylinder straight turbocharged diesel powered engine that has 225 horsepower. The 890H can be powered by a 352-horsepower Cummins engine.  


Bobcat T7x Compact Track Loader

25.   Bobcat Unveils World’s First All-Electric Small Track Loader

Bobcat unveiled the T7X, the particular world’s initial all-electric  small track loader  at CES 2022 within Las Vegas. The traditional hydraulic work group has been completely replaced along with an electrical drive system consisting associated with electric actuators and motors.

Cat 320 Electric Excavator

26.   Caterpillar to Unveil 4 Prototype Electric Machines at Bauma

Caterpillar unveiled four new model battery electric machines on Bauma 2022. They are the 320 medium electrical excavator, the 950 GC medium electric powered wheel loader, the 301. 9 electric compact excavator as well as the 906 electric compact wheel loader.

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27.   Bobcat Reveals New Electric Compact Excavator, E32e

Bobcat unveiled its latest electric small excavator, the particular E32e. The particular 3. 9-ton battery-powered excavator joins a growing lineup of Bobcat electric devices, including the  E10e, the first electrical compact excavator, announced in 2019, and  the world’s first electric powered compact track loader, the T7X (see above).

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28.   Volvo Tests World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Articulated Dump Truck

In the particular race to get alternative fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Volvo Construction Equipment has once again walked up its game – announcing it is testing the world’s first hydrogen-fuel cell articulated dump truck, the prototype Volvo HX04.  

Takeuchi Tb20e Electric Excavator

29.   Takeuchi’s New TB20e Electric Excavator Makes the Debut at United Rentals

United Rentals customers can put the first Takeuchi-designed-and-built,   battery-powered  machine to the test. The first 100 units of the new TB20e electric  compact excavator  have been shipped and can be available to rent in select locations across the particular United States.

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30.   Liebherr Debuts R 9XX H2 Hydrogen-Powered Excavator at Bauma 2022

Liebherr  announced its first crawler excavator powered simply by a  hydrogen combustion engine, the L 9XX H2. Based on Liebherr’s generation 8  crawler excavators, the 50-ton R 9XX H2 model debuted from the Bauma  show within Munich, Germany.

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31.   New Manufacturer Hevi Debuts All-Electric Excavator, Wheel Loading machines

Chinese transmission and drivetrain producer Greenland Technologies is throwing its hat in the equipment ring with its own line of all-electric,   lithium-ion powered construction equipment,   released under the moniker Hevi Gear. The release served as a rebranding from the company’s Greenland Machinery division and includes the GEL-1800 and GEL-5000 electric steering wheel loaders and the GEX-8000 electric excavator.

Volvo Ec230 Electric Excavator

32.   Volvo Testing its First Large Electric Excavator, the EC230 E

Taking the particular next step in order to battery power pertaining to its device lineup,   Volvo Building Equipment  offers electrified the first  big crawler excavator  as the customer pilot. Designed plus built with the Volvo facilities in Changwon, South Korea, the 22-metric-ton EC230 electric excavator has been tested by customers within South Korea and China. Now the particular EC230 E machines are due to come to North America for demos.      


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33.   Liebherr Completely Redesigns TA 230 Articulated Eliminate Truck

Liebherr  ‘s TA 230 Litronic  was redeveloped from scratch, based upon comprehensive marketplace and customer analyses, and includes state-of-the-art technological advancements, the organization states.

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thirty four.   Hyundai Commences its 1st Articulated Remove Trucks: HA30 and HA45

Hyundai Construction Products Americas  provides entered the articulated eliminate truck market, announcing its first two models: the particular HA30 plus HA45. The 28-ton HA30 and 41-ton HA45 are usually the result of the company’s collaboration with new sister company Doosan.


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35.   Zoomlion Unveils World’s Biggest Tonnage All-Terrain Crane

Chinese manufacturer Zoomlion has unveiled the largest tonnage  all-terrain crane  in the world, the ZAT24000H. Engineered meant for wind turbine lifting and maintenance, the new model has a 2, 400-ton lifting capacity, breaking Zoomlion’s own record for your 2, 000-ton-capacity QAY2000, set in 2012.  

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36.   “The Maintainer” – Mauldin’s M415XT is an Unique Multitasking Machine

At first glance,   Mauldin’s M415XT looks like the pocket knife on wheels. It has a motor grader blade, loader bucket plus scarifier around the back. And it acts much as it looks. Set among the pavers at Mauldin’s booth on World of Asphalt, the particular machine called “The Maintainer” is developed to give small paving contractors a lot of what they need on the jobsite without having to buy separate machines.

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37.   Chew Through Brush and Trees along with Cat’s New D1 Mulcher

Kitty has paired its D1 dozer using its redesigned HM518 mulching head to create the new Cat D1 Mulcher designed for clearing small to mid-size brush plus trees. The new mulching machine comes with a high-performance powertrain, closed-loop hydraulics and upgraded screening, the company says.  

Prinoth Raptor 100 Mulcher

38.   Mulch simply by Remote Control along with Prinoth’s Brand new Raptor 100 Crawler Carrier

Operators can now clear mulch in rough plus inaccessible terrains from a safe distance with a brand new remote-controlled landclearing crawler carrier from  Prinoth, the Raptor 100. When combined with the M450h mulcher, the Raptor one hundred can be used just for a range of forestry and landscaping applications, which includes mulching brushwood and branches, maintaining green spaces, working on steep ground and at the edges of roads and paths, and working on sensitive surfaces.

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39.   Morooka Intros World’s Largest Rotating Crawler Dumper to U. S i9000. (Video)

Morooka’s MST-4000VDR, the carrier’s largest rotating crawler provider, is now available in the particular U. Ersus. Made within Japan, the rubber-track service provider boasts 44, 092 pounds of capability for hauling and dumping materials. That makes it “the world’s largest full-rotation carrier remove, ” the business says.

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forty.   “Super Compact” Telehandlers: Smallest Models through Manitou, Gehl Coming

The smallest telehandlers in the  Manitou  and Gehl lineups headed to dealerships in 2022. The new Manitou ULM 412 H and ULM 415 H  telehandlers  possess lift heights of 14 feet 1 inch and capacities associated with 2, 756 and three or more, 307 lbs, respectively. The particular company’s Gehl models – GCT 3-14 and GCT 3-14+ – feature the particular same specs but will be painted in that brand’s trademark yellow.