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Excavators of different size classes -- large-, medium- and small-sized -- have been launched for various market segments.
Despite steady demand from construction industry, stringent environmental regulation and high quality standards for conventional excavators continue to create manufacturing challenges for market players.
Major manufacturers sold a total of 122,086 excavators in the first five months this year, up 15.2-percent year on year.
The general manager of Hyundai Construction Equipment based in Pune in India, Lee said the new excavator is an upgraded version with more power and that it is suitable for the Bhutanese customers given the country's mountainous and rugged terrains.
Authorities then inspected the area for two days on Saturday and Sunday before discovering the excavators, he said.
Increased automation coupled with rapid adoption of next-gen construction technology is expected to reflect favourably on the global crawler excavators market.
For the first three quarters, the sales volumes of small excavators,
Manufacturers have incorporated several safety and maintenance features in their compact excavators to protect operators.
While excavators in the 33- to 44-ton size class are typically best designed to handle the rigors of aggregate mining jobsites, Reardon said buyers need to identify the tasks the machine will be performing and the material that needs removed.
On achieving the milestone, Ki Young Kong, Managing Director said, "Hyundai excavators cater to the growing need of the customers with higher technology adaptability and our excavators add value and profit to customers.
"Based on our analysis of where customer demand is moving for excavators in the years ahead, it makes sense to increase capacity in Victoria now so that we can better serve our customers," said Gary Stampanato, Caterpillar vice president with responsibility for hydraulic excavators.
One of these manufacturers is Doosan Infracore, which has announced plans to launch a hybrid-powered 22 ton crawler excavator in North America by 2012, following European and Asian launches.