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May 14, 2013
CDR Staff

Cat Designs Hybrid Excavator for Fuel Efficiency Caterpillar, Peoria, Ill., has begun shipping orders for its Cat 336E H excavator. The new excavator centers on a fuel-saving hydraulic hybrid system that captures and reuses energy, the company says. The hybrid model offers greater fuel efficiency than its nonhybrid predecessors, according to the company—as much as 50 percent greater than the 336D. Cat says the benefits include lower fuel costs, reduced exhaust emissions and a smaller carbon footprint—all without a compromise in production, reliability, durability or operability in all applications.

To achieve fuel savings, the design of the 336E H is relatively straightforward, using three building block technologies:

  1. Conserving fuel with engine power management via the Cat ESP pump,
  2. Optimizing performance using restriction management via the patented Cat Adaptive Control System (ACS) valve and
  3. Reusing energy via the hydraulic hybrid swing, which captures the excavator’s upper structure swing brake energy in accumulators and releases the energy during swing acceleration.

According to Ken Gray, global product manager for large hydraulic excavators for Caterpillar’s Excavation Division, customers have shown tremendous enthusiasm for the 336E H. “Customer interest has been off the charts,” Gray says.

Gray also says customers want to know about Caterpillar’s plans for expanding hybrid technology to additional excavators. “We’re getting a lot of questions about what other models will be available as a hybrid and when,” he says.

“While I will not divulge our full hybrid strategy, I will say we will have two additional hydraulic hybrid models, the 336F H and 336D H, on the way.”

Both the 336F H and 336D H models will have the same hybrid Cat Electronic Standardized Programmable (ESP) pump as the 336E H. The 336F H will feature a Cat C9.3 ACERT engine that meets Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions standards; the 336D H will feature a Cat C9 ACERT engine designed to meet the needs of customers in those countries with emissions standards different than Tier 4 Final/Stage IV.

“We have active development programs for the machines that will follow those two,” Gray says. “And we will continue to add appropriate hybrid technology to models where it adds value for customers—where it lowers owning and operating costs to help their businesses succeed.”

View a video showing how the Caterpillar 336 E hybrid excavator allowed crews to save fuel during a light rail extension project in Northern California at

Case Offers Skid Steer Loader Package
Case Construction Equipment’s factory guarding package for skid steer loaders offers a level of protection for the machine and operator and minimizes downtime and the potential for costly repairs, according to the Racine, Wis.-based company. The scrap handling package guarding includes light guarding, level 2 FOPS (falling object protective structures) protection, rear door guard insert, upgraded hood screen, auxiliary hydraulic guard and tilt cylinder guards.

The Case SR175 and SV185 medium frame skid steers feature a Tier 4 Final engine with a diesel oxidation catalyst- (DOC-) only solution, offering operators cleaner emissions, but without a diesel particulate filter or regeneration cycles. A DOC-only solution is well-suited for under-roof applications and scrap yards where debris can build up.

The Alpha Series skid steers are available from the factory with solid tires to reduce downtime from flat tires or tire changes and with a polycarbonate door to protect the operator from flying debris.

Attachments such as scrap grapples, construction grapples, four-in-one buckets, hammers and skeleton buckets are designed to maximize productivity.

Case says it has the widest offering of radial-lift skid steer models (six of nine models), allowing customers to choose the best design for their applications.

Case equipment is sold and serviced by more than 350 dealer locations. Customer service information or a Case dealer can be located by visiting or by calling 1-866-54CASE6.

DoppstadtUS Purchases New Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility
DoppstadtUS, Avon, Ohio, has opened a new headquarters office in Avon. With what it calls strong, sustained growth in each of its first 10 years, the company says it is leveraging its product offering and growing workforce to maintain a high standard of sales representation, service and support.

Located just a few blocks from its previous office, the company says it preferred to remain in Northeast Ohio. “We were very committed to staying in Avon and the Greater Cleveland area,” says General Manager Shane Donnelly. “The leaders in Avon were very accommodating to our needs and helped us take full advantage of all the benefits of doing business here,” he adds.

“After dealing with the principals of DoppstadtUS, I have found their honesty, sincerity and commitment to their business to be extraordinary,” says Avon Mayor James Smith. “My staff and I are all pleased that this company has chosen to maintain its business in the city of Avon.”

The 35,000-square-foot building represents close to $3 million in investment in office space and in the manufacturing floor. Doppstadt-US says the new facility is a considerable shift in strategy and the company is confident it will immediately result in increased competitiveness.

Morbark Inc. Produces First Boxer Compact Loader
Morbark Inc., Winn, Mich., rolled its first Boxer compact utility loader off the production line in late March 2013. Morbark, a manufacturer of tree care, sawmill, recycling, forestry and biomass chipping and grinding equipment, acquired Boxer Equipment, a product line of Mertz Manufacturing LLC, Ponca City, Okla., at the end of 2012.

Morbark reports that its staff gathered to watch as the first Boxer unit completed at the Morbark factory in Winn, a model 320 compact loader, was unveiled with a boxing-themed introduction.

“It’s been an amazing journey and a real testament to the teamwork and dedication of our staff,” says Jim Shoemaker Jr., Morbark president. “In the 84 days since we received the intellectual property, we have moved inventory from Oklahoma to Michigan, invested in additional long-lead inventory, set up aftermarket parts and service support for existing Boxer customers, created a production line—including weld and assembly fixtures—created marketing material, completed our first dealer training sessions and, today, completed the production of our first unit.”

He continues, “A lot of people played a role in making this a reality. In fact, I sat down and started listing the Morbark employees who have played a role in helping with the Boxer acquisition and production line, and I stopped counting at 50. It was truly amazing how many of the team came together to pull this off.”

Currently Morbark says it is working to fill Boxer back orders, as well as working with its authorized dealer network and previous Boxer dealers to ensure customers receive what Morbark calls unmatched service, after-sales support and fast, efficient parts fulfillment. In June, Morbark is scheduled to reach its full production capacity.

“This product line will fit like a glove with the rest of the tree care products that we make,” adds Shoemaker, “as well as allow Morbark, our dealers and our customers to penetrate new markets and create new opportunities for their businesses.”

Machinex Opens Third U.S. Location

Machinex Technologies Inc., the United States subsidiary of Machinex Group, has opened an office in High Point, N.C. The company says the new location, which includes a sales office and warehouse for spare parts, is its first step in increasing support for the U.S. market. The High Point facility joins offices in Chicago and Roseville, Calif., to become the third U.S. location for Canada-based Machinex.

Chris Hawn, Machinex North American sales manager, says, “Our new office in North Carolina brings the existing team together under one roof and will be very beneficial in increasing our U.S. market development and customer support.” He adds, “The addition of parts inventory and after-sales service allows us the opportunity to support our present and future customers quickly with the sense of expedience that should be expected.”

Machinex Group designs recycling sorting systems. With almost 30 years in the recycling industry, it offers engineering design, manufacturing and installation of material recovery facilities (MRFs).

Terex Finlay Debuts 883 Spaleck
Terex Finlay has introduced the 883 Spaleck, the result of a joint partnership between Terex Finlay, known for its mobile tracked processing equipment, and Spaleck, a market leader in static recycling screening technology.

The two-deck German designed and constructed screenbox is at the heart of the unit. It features a stepped top deck combined with flip-flow technology on the bottom deck. It is suitable for processing difficult waste, recycling, slag, C&D, shredded metal, wood, compost, mulch, ores, coal and soil, Terex Finlay says.

The 3D top deck is designed to provide maximum screening efficiency while increasing overall productivity in light of its anti-blockage design, the company says. The flip-flow bottom deck allows the machine to maintain a high degree of screening accuracy.

Its modular construction means the 3D screen segments on the top deck can be changed quickly and simply. The screen mats of the 3D Flip-Flow screen are secured with a friction wedge design and allow for a complete bottom deck change in approximately one hour, Terex Finlay says.

The screenbox discharge end can be hydraulically raised 500 millimeters (20 inches) to facilitate efficient and easy media access and changing, the company says.

CP Group Appoints Recycling Systems Sales Specialist
The CP Group, headquartered in San Diego, has announced that Howard Fiedler, former North American sales manager for Premier Tech’s Erin Recycling systems division, has joined the company as its East Coast senior sales specialist.

Terry Schneider, CP Group president and chief operating officer, says, “We are anticipating a great partnership and are fortunate to have Howard join the CP team. He is a very high-caliber professional and has numerous years’ experience in the industry. We look forward to having him on board.”

With 20 years of experience, Fiedler has an extensive background in the material processing and recycling industry, according to the company. At Premier Tech Industrial, he most recently spearheaded and managed sales for the Erin Recycling systems brand (focusing primarily on designing and building C&D systems). His previous role was as U.S. sales manager for Erin’s portable screening and crushing business.

“As waste processors are increasingly looking to a single source systems provider, CP is ideally positioned to provide it, as it uniquely owns the respective companies manufacturing its systems key components,” Fiedler says. “This brings a powerful new meaning to fully integrated, turn-key system capability, which provides the CP sales team with a compelling operational and commercial advantage.”

Fiedler refers to what he calls CP Group’s quality people as a deciding factor in joining CP. “When I see key executive team members working with CP’s founder for over 25 years on average, that says a lot to me about its people and culture.”

He adds, “I also see CP ideally positioned to take full advantage of the emerging convergence of the waste processing and recycling industries, as ‘waste-to-energy system solutions’ will be increasingly demanded on a national and international basis. These are exciting times for CP, and I am excited by the opportunity to be a part of it and to help drive it.”

The CP Group engineers, manufactures and installs material recovery facilities for single-stream recycling, construction and demolition recycling, municipal solid waste recycling, commercial and industrial recycling, front-end waste-to energy systems and e-waste recycling. More information about the CP Group is available at

Genesis Attachments Adds New Dealer in Texas

Genesis Attachments, Superior, Wis., has named Bane Machinery its exclusive dealer in northeast Texas. Bane has three locations in Texas: Dallas, Fort Worth and Tyler.

In addition to Genesis, Bane represents a range of manufacturers in the Texas area, including Kobelco, New Holland Construction, Link-Belt, Kawasaki, Allied Construction Products and Sennebogen.

“We look forward to providing our customers top-quality Genesis solutions for their attachment needs, coupled with the after-sale support they have come to expect from our family’s business,” says Scott Bane, president of Bane Machinery.

Joshua Stubblefield, manager of Genesis’s South Central Region, adds, “Bane Machinery’s focus on and experience in the demolition and recycling industries makes it well-suited to represent Genesis Attachments. Its dedicated staff of knowledgeable professionals has been working in these industries for multiple decades and they understand customer needs and expectations.”

Bane Machinery will offer the full line of Genesis products and provide service, rental and product support.

The dealership was established in 1963 and is currently led by brothers Scott and Phil Bane, part of the third generation of family leadership.

Genesis Attachments designs and manufactures shears, grapples, concrete processors and specialty attachments for the scrap processing, demolition, material handling and offshore decommissioning industries.