February 2023 Vol. 78 No. 2

New Products

New Products

John Deere Introduces New Electric Excavator 

John Deere revealed a new electric excavator that will help its customers be more productive, profitable, and sustainable. 

Powered by a Kreisel battery, the new machine provides [construction workers and road builders] with lower daily operating costs, reduced job-site noise, enhanced reliability and zero emissions. 

Deere acquired a majority stake in Kreisel Electric, which created state-of-the-art batteries for a wide range of mobile and stationary applications. Patented Kreisel immersion cooling architecture provides unsurpassed lifetime, enhanced safety, and improved performance for battery-powered equipment. In addition, Kreisel’s charging technology results in faster and lower-cost connections to the electrical grid. UI 


John Deere, (844) 809-1508, johndeere.com 


Doosan Infracore 


Three new -7 Series wheel excavators – DX140W-7, DX190W-7 and DX210W-7 – are designed to help operators take on their toughest job-site challenges. 

Equipped with superior hydraulics, the redesigned wheel excavators deliver the powerful digging force needed to move and lift more material with each cycle. A one-touch feature boosts hydraulic power for digging in tough material. 

For optimal maneuverability, these wheel excavators have a modular design that allows owners to easily configure the machine’s undercarriage to level, backfill material with the front dozer blade, or stabilize the machine when digging. 

Smart technologies, such as Smart Power Control (SPC), improve machine efficiency, while maintaining productivity through variable speed control and pump torque control. 

Four selectable power modes give operators more control over the excavator’s performance and help to reduce fuel consumption: 

  • Power+ for severe digging conditions and mass loading (top loading) 
  • Power for extremely deep trenching and simultaneously truck loading 
  • Standard for general ground utility applications: digging and pipelaying 
  • Economy for precise grading and to maximize controllability and efficiency 

Felling Trailers 


Felling Trailers Inc., a national leader in industrial and commercial trailers, received certification of its UN31 as a fuel tank, with 607 usable gallons, for intended use in the mobile generator industry. 

UN31 tanks were designed to be compatible with Felling’s DDG drop deck generator trailer line. The tank option is utilized in conjunction with an OEM’s Genset mounted to the trailer frame. 



CSNRI has partnered with Inductosense, a leading monitoring company, to provide pipeline operators with an enhanced pipe integrity solution for monitoring wall thickness under a composite wrap. 

CSNRI composite repairs are installed to provide structural reinforcement for significantly corroded and thinned pipes. However, after such repairs, inspecting the remaining wall thickness on the pipe can become challenging. 



HCSS, a leading provider of innovative software that helps heavy civil businesses streamline their operations, introduces HCSS Forms, a digital forms builder that eliminates paperwork and improves worker productivity. Crews can answer questions online, add photos, generate smart forms, and sign off on forms – all digitally – without manually filling out forms on paper. 

HCSS Forms is available in the HCSS Field app, as an enhancement to both HCSS HeavyJob and HCSS Safety. 

“We’ve had over 4 million forms submitted through HCSS Forms while we were in Beta, ranging from PTO requests, work permits, time and materials reports, pre-planning checks, and more,” said Gene Simmons, technical product manager, HCSS. 

ISC Diamond Tools 


The new electric 536-E power cutter from ICS Diamond Tools offers the professional-grade cutting capabilities associated with the ICS brand – square corners, deep cutting, no overcuts and safety – only now with electric power. 

Designed to slice through concrete, stone, masonry and ductile iron, 536-E uses a 4.8-horsepower motor to deliver industrial cutting capacity, while eliminating the need to mix fuel and oil or maneuver heavy hydraulic hoses. It runs on 220V, making it compatible with most generators. It’s also a quieter tool to use when compared to gas and hydraulic. 

Thanks to its lighter weight and ergonomic design, 536-E gives users more cutting control and a great solution for tackling obstructed or small-size openings. As with other ICS power cutters, it’s also easy and safer to use when cutting in the trench, reducing risk of kickback. 

Additional benefits include the versatility of operating FORCE3, FORCE4 and PowerGrit guide bars, and diamond chains, with the quick switch of a drive sprocket and guide bar. Conveniently plugging into the electrical distribution box means there isn’t a hydraulic power. 

There’s also no need to remove a side cover or any other piece to tension the chain. A chain-tensioning screw on the back of the saw easily and quickly adjusts tension during use – and proper tension, along with water pressure (20 psi), is what helps maximize chain life.  


Optional Water Kit Adds Versatility Vermeer’s Economical Vac Systems 

Vermeer expands the capabilities of its popular CS GT vacuum excavators with an optional water kit. Now horizontal directional drilling (HDD) crews and light-duty vac operators can soft dig (pothole) utilities, as well as power wash equipment and hard surfaces with this economic vac system. 

Factory installed and available on all new CS GT models, the optional water kit comes with a 100-gal (378.5-l) freshwater tank and a pump capable of delivering 2,500 psi (172.37 bar) at a flow rate of 3.5 gpm (13.2 l/min). 

“A strong fiber market and the need to pothole underground utilities has many contractors adding vacuum excavators to their fleets,” said Jake Jeffords, director of sales, marketing and global accounts at Vermeer MV Solutions. “The CS GT is a popular model for HDD crews as an economical solution for slurry management and disposal. 

“The optional water kit makes the CS GT a great machine for performing light potholing work for HDD contractors. But other contractors will benefit from the water kit, too.” 

Available in two models, CS870 GT comes with an 800-gal (3,028.3-l) spoil tank, and CS1270 GT comes with a 1,200-gal (4,542.5-l) tank. Both are powered by a 27-horsepower (20.1-kW) Kohler gas engine and are built on a robust I-beam trailer. 

Features include a 580-CFM (985 m 3 /hour) PD blower with a 3-inch (7.62-cm) diameter hose for efficient operation, and rear hydraulic claw door with an over-center locking mechanism for no-fuss locking and unlocking while dumping spoils. There is also an optional reverse pressure control to assist with off-loading spoils and dislodging debris in the hose.


Vermeer, (641) 628-3141, vermeer.com 

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