April 2022 Vol. 77 No. 4

New Products

New Products



Hitachi Construction Machinery America Inc. (HCMA) continues to expand its ZW-6-wheel loaders in North America, with the upgrade of its popular compact model, ZW100-6. 

Developed for a wide variety of applications – including heavy construction; excavation work; and water, sewer and pipeline construction – the small, yet powerful ZW100-6 has operating weight of 17,042 pounds (7,730 kg) and bucket capacity of 1.4 cubic yards (1.1 m³). 

At the heart of the ZW-6 lineup, Hitachi’s technology-led approach impacts everything, from environmental performance to operator comfort and safety, and cost of ownership. 

A 101- horsepower (74-kW) Tier 4 Final certified engine that does not require a diesel particulate filter (DPF) system reduces fuel consumption and maintenance costs. A spacious cab with 360-degree visibility, ride control and onboard technology increases productivity with quick and efficient cycle times. 

Heavy-duty axles and a reinforced front frame improve ZW100-6’s durability. An optional belly guard protects the machine powertrain and driveshaft from potential damage caused by materials on the ground. 




Hyundai Construction Equipment launched the B-X Series, next-generation, electric forklift. 

The 2.5-ton model redefines standards for small electric forklift markets – where cost-effectiveness is critical – with the company’s first use of lithium-ion phosphate (LFP) batteries in the B-X series. As LFP batteries require shorter charging time and generate higher output power than conventional lead-acid batteries, they are suitable for the logistics industry’s long operating hours and high volume of goods. 

This series also maximizes driver convenience, with optimized seat design, air-conditioning and heating functions, from an ergonomic aspect, to support long-term operations. 

Moreover, maintenance is easier. B-X series batteries are removed easily and safely on the side, using hand pallets versus the cranes required by conventional electric forklifts. 



DICA continues to expand its engineered solutions for improving equipment stability and ergonomic safety, with the new SafetyTech brand’s Special Duty Outrigger Pads. 

Commonly used by utilities, utility contractors, and tree care contractors, DICA’s offerings include: 

  • Original Cavity Pad and Cavity Pad Plus Pads, with recessed and beveled edge guard solutions, to contain the stabilizer foot of utility and tree care equipment. 
  • 2-inch-thick Recessed Radius Pads effectively that support concrete pumping equipment and utilize a radius recess to contain an outrigger foot. 
  • Sliding Shoe Pads lock onto the stabilizer feet of tracked lifts and mini cranes so that equipment can be easily repositioned or secured for travel, without having to stow the outrigger pads. 
  • Pole Puller Outrigger Pads provide a rigid base for utility pole-pulling equipment and operations. 

Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA, reminds equipment users that the right combination of shear strength, compression strength, and rigidity are required to effectively support and distribute the imposed loads and pressures. 

“Our fitting process begins with an accurate understanding of this information so that we can recommend the appropriate outrigger pad to meet customer objectives,” he said. 

Doosan Infracore North America 


Doosan Infracore North America introduced several new products. 

A completely new lineup of mini excavators includes DX27Z-7, a new size class for the North American line. At just 60 inches wide, it fits in many confined job sites. Zero tail-swing models, the 24.7-horsepower DX35Z-7 and 48.8-horsepower DX50Z-7, are ready to work where other machines can’t. 

And for the first time, the DoosanCONNECT Telematics management system is available as standard equipment on each new Doosan mini excavator. 

Doosan also introduced its Next Generation 7-Series crawler excavators to North America, offering increased performance, fuel efficiency, operator comfort and serviceability. 

These include the 14-metric-ton, reduced-tail-swing DX140LCR-7. In the popular mid-size category, DX350LC weighs approximately 35 metric tons, making it ideally suited for a variety of trenching applications on infrastructure job sites, and commercial and residential developments. 

Doosan also re-designed and expanded its innovative 7-Series wheel loader lineup. 

On the smaller end, the 2.6-cubic-yard-capacity DL200-7 features a hydrostatic drive system for enhanced fuel efficiency, machine positional control and reduced wear on the brakes. 

The new DL220-7 is built with a standard Z-bar lift-arm linkage system, ideal for digging, heavy lifting and general construction tasks. Operators can choose from three power modes to further adapt its performance to the application. 

DL250-7’s smart technologies amplify its material-handling abilities, while maximizing power and efficiency. Exceptional lift heights and generous bucket capacities help operators power through the heaviest loads. 

Doosan Portable Power 


Doosan Portable Power, an industry leader in portable air compressor manufacturing, brought its more than 100 years of design experience to the industrial air market with the introduction of Doosan Industrial Air and four new models:  
D30, D50, D75 and D100. 

Doosan Industrial Air compressors are designed to deliver the reliability and performance customers demand at a lower investment cost than other premium brands. Each model carries a market-leading, 5-year standard warranty. 

Maintenance is easier and more affordable due to competitively priced parts and 24/7 technical support from product experts based in the Doosan Portable Power factory in Statesville, N.C. 

“Doosan Industrial Air is a natural fit with our existing expertise in portable air compressors,” said Lance Mathern, vice president of Doosan Portable Power. “The technical, operational and commercial synergies make this a great addition to the Doosan Bobcat product line-up.” 



All CASE Construction Equipment G Series wheel loaders – with 4.5L, 6.7 and 8.7L diesel engines – are now approved for use with B20 biodiesel directly from the factory. 

Wheel loaders in these size classes are used extensively in construction, public works, road and bridge construction, concrete and asphalt production, aggregates and agriculture. 

The announcement comes after extensive testing by FPT Industrial, which confirmed that these engines performed comparably to the same engines powered by off-road diesel. The study highlighted no adverse effects to the engines. 

“Biodiesel is one of the fastest and most efficient ways that we can benefit from renewable energy today,” said Terry Dolan, vice president-North America, CASE Construction Equipment. “FPT has long been at the forefront of off-road diesel engine technology built to lower emissions and reduce the carbon footprint — and the fact that our diesel equipment that already features these engines can help contractors, municipalities and farms better achieve their renewable goals is a massive step forward.” 

B20 biodiesel is the most prevalent blend of biodiesel available in North America. 

Cherne Industries 


Cherne announced the addition of larger test plug sizes within its I-Series: Test-Ball, Muni-Ball and Air-Loc. built using an innovative robotic manufacturing system that delivers industry-leading quality, consistency and durability. 

Available as large as 24 to 48 inches, I-Series delivers industry-leading performance and safety through its optimized design. Manufactured robotically, each plug’s natural rubber core is mechanically bonded to its aluminum end plate, ensuring precision and consistency, while eliminating failures that can result from chemical-bonding processes. 

In addition, I-Series plugs feature corrosion-resistant aluminum base plates with laser-etched identifiers, replacing the use of raised rubber markings that eventually wear away with usage. 

Lightweight, short and flexible, the plugs also have superior back pressure to accommodate the range of sizes offered. Protective sleeves are also available for the full range of I-Series plugs, helping further preserve them for extended use. 

Part of the Oatey Co. family of brands, Cherne Industries is the leading manufacturer of test plugs and testing equipment for residential, commercial, industrial and municipal piping systems. Based out of its state-of-the-art headquarters in Shakopee, Minn., Cherne’s products are manufactured with an unwavering commitment to safety and quality.  

Road Widener’s Offset Vibratory Roller Attachment Brings Heightened Safety, ROI 

Road Widener LLC., Delafield, Wisc., manufacturer of innovative road and utility construction equipment, offers the industry’s first Offset Vibratory Roller attachment. 

The attachment’s offset, patented design allows the host machine (most loaders, graders, compact track loaders and skid steers) to drive safely on flat ground while compacting sloping shoulders, ditches, trenches and other hard-to-reach areas alongside the road. 

“With traditional compaction machines, every degree of slope is felt by operators as they navigate through uneven terrain, resulting in an increased risk of tipping,” said Lynn Marsh, president of Road Widener. “The Offset Vibratory Roller combats that by providing a viable alternative that allows contractors to quickly and efficiently get the job done without risking an accident. It’s a game changer.” 

The Offset Vibratory Roller compacts a variety of materials including stone, asphalt, gravel and topsoil. Once attached to a host machine’s lift arm and connected to its hydraulics/remote control, all aspects of the attachment – including height, angle, extension and compaction adjustments – can be operated by a single crewmember. 

With a total reach of 9 feet, the attachment can be purchased with a 2-, 3- or 4-foot-wide drum. All drums can pivot up to 30 degrees, reach up to 30 inches below the mounting point, and are interchangeable. This means road crews can take on jobs of varying sizes and aggregates by purchasing additional drums, instead of investing in multiple, self-propelled machines with engines that can fail. Additionally, the vibratory feature operates between 2,500 and 3,500 vibrations per minute for optimal compaction. 

Along with no risk of tipping, the Offset Vibratory Roller helps reduce workers’ comp claims, lower insurance premiums, and increase contractors’ safety ratings, versus self-propelled compaction machines – all necessities for bidding on and winning jobs. 

Since it operates without an engine, powertrain, or any associated parts of its own, the attachment reduces maintenance by 90 percent over traditional machines. It’s also more easily transported and offers unmatched return-on-investment.  


Road Widener LLC, (844) 494-3363, roadwidenerllc.com 

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