June 2024 Vol. 79 No. 6

New Products

New Products


McElroy’s latest innovation – Tritan 560 – combines features of three of its most advanced machines: the rugged portability and technology of the TracStar iSeries, the bottom-loading capabilities of the Talon 2000, and the Acrobat QuikFit carriage’s ability to meet the pipe where it lays on the job.

With those innovations in mind, McElroy designed a machine that rethinks the fusion job site with an eye for efficiency and worker safety. Tritan’s bottom-loading carriage sets it apart from the other equipment in McElroy’s fusion lineup, along with its full 360-degree rotation and a boom that can raise, extend, and curl the carriage to approach and load pipe.  

With the Tritan, there’s no need to top-load pipe into the machine, and the operator is able to safely and easily position the Tritan using the DataLogger tablet. This allows better visibility to ensure there’s nothing – and no one – in the way of the machine.  

“Because the design of the Tritan allows so much freedom of movement, wireless controls were developed so the operator can move wherever is needed for the best visibility,” said McElroy Product Innovation Manager Mike Pacheco. 


Fresh off the heels of the largest number of product launches in the company’s history, CASE Construction Equipment is further enhancing its machine lineup, offering a big range of new models and upgrades to empower construction and utility crews facing labor shortages and constrained job sites.

CASE 580SV Construction King

Adding more versatility, maneuverability and muscle on machines ranging from backhoes to rough-terrain forklifts, CASE is continuing its mission to solve problems on the job site through practical innovation, allowing teams to accomplish more with less amidst growing demands from booming infrastructure investment. 

CASE Construction King backhoe loaders have made a name for themselves as the original two-in-one tool-carrying machines. Now, CASE is taking innovation further with two new models that offer side-shift capabilities, letting operators move the boom left or right to work more efficiently parallel to walls or around obstacles. 

The new 97-horsepower CASE 580SV Construction King side shift and the larger, 110-horsepower CASE 695SV side-shift and 695SV center-pivot models are now available, in addition to the N Series lineup. The new machines carry over many popular features from the N Series, like ProControl swing dampening, auto ride control and ECO modes for fuel savings, along with significant upgrades to maneuverability. 

The CASE 580SV side-shift features a tool carrier design that improves stability and material retention, while its side-shift configuration and narrow width make for more productive work in confined spaces. For bigger, tougher jobs, the powerful CASE 695SV side-shift and center-pivot models feature a tool carrier loader arm, allowing them to do double duty as a wheel loader, meaning one less machine to bring to the job site.  

Both 695SV models are equipped with 4-wheel drive, 4-wheel steer and four equal-sized tires and include a PowerShift transmission. The expanded CASE backhoe offering is also compatible with numerous attachments, giving crews a big toolkit for improving productivity, speed and accuracy on highly varied jobs.   

New CASE mini excavator brings upsized power, versatility

For construction and utility crews who are scaling up work on bigger jobs, but still need to work in tight spaces, the all-new CASE CX50D mini excavator delivers more punch in a compact design. This five-metric ton class machine offers greater lifting capacity and better digging performance for jobs that demand more production in less time from operators. 

When it comes to attachment versatility, the new mini excavator powers a wide range of specialized attachments for highly varied jobs. It comes standard with multifunctional hydraulics and a second auxiliary circuit, as well as an optional third auxiliary circuit for advanced attachments, like tilt rotators and grapples. It also offers another optional, dedicated auxiliary circuit to power mulchers. Crews can also improve the safety and efficiency of material handling with the optional Object Handling Kit that includes check valves on the boom and arm.   

Operators will also be able to work longer and more comfortably in the CX50D thanks to the automotive-style cab. Here, CASE goes all in on comfort, control and convenience, including features like auto climate control with heat and A/C, Bluetooth radio, a five-way adjustable seat and a customizable LCD screen that provides important data on the machine and attachments.  

Full-sized wheel loader delivers more muscle

The newest addition to the CASE large wheel loader family offers a robust solution to boost productivity on the job site.  

The 651G delivers breakout force of nearly 24,000 pounds and lifting capacity of over 16,100 pounds. to help teams plow through tougher jobs. The new model also features a larger hydraulic pump for increased cycle times, a curved bucket for better material retention and a higher hinge pin for better dumping clearance.  

CASE makes it easier to manage all the muscle of their new full-sized wheel loader with features like a touchscreen display and adjustable, intuitive electrohydraulic controls that allow the operator to independently set boom and bucket responsiveness to smooth, moderate or aggressive. Operators can even weigh loads and track material moved with an integrated onboard scale. And with a variety of axle options to match job-site conditions, they’ll be able to get the best traction performance possible.   

The new CASE 651G also helps operators stay productive longer with a roomy cab that boasts all the comforts operators love. Features like AC and heat, heated seats, Bluetooth radio and phone connectivity let operators work comfortably, while the rear sloping hood and optional backup camera improve visibility.   

Compact wheel loaders boost visibility, control

Updates to CASE F Series compact wheel loaders will help teams working in confined job sites with new features that improve visibility and control. An elevated driving position, an abundance of curved glass in the cab and four-corner strobe lights ensure maximum visibility, while new Z-bar linkage upgrades let operators push their machine further with maximum breakout force. CASE 21F, 121F, 221F and 321F models also feature timesaving, maintenance-free Tier 4 Final emissions solutions that improve uptime by eliminating regeneration and expensive diesel particulate filters. 

Control-enhancing features like parallel lift capabilities on CASE 21F and 121F models help keep loads stable and allow for better visibility of the coupler during attachment changeouts. CASE 221F and 321F models combine auxiliary high-flow hydraulics and a creep speed mode to provide max hydraulic flow at constant speeds for smoother operation of attachments like brooms and snowblowers. All the models also feature improved LCD screens with simplified controls to make operation easier.  


The latest analysis by Fact.MR, which offers actionable market insights, custom market analysis and consulting services, projects a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3 percent for the rodder machine market – valued at US$ 459.4 million by 2033, up from US$ 249.38 million in 2023.

The market is being driven by the need for reliable and efficient cable installation and maintenance across several industries, and its growth is the result of rising infrastructure project expenditure. 

Since people are becoming more and more dependent on high-speed internet and data transport, telecommunication networks must be expanded. Rodder machines are used to install fiber optic lines, which are required for high-speed internet connectivity. 

Rodder machines are also in high demand due to the growing need for efficient cable and duct installation in industries such as telecommunications, power distribution, and construction. These machines allow for the quick and effective installation of cables and ducts, saving time and money. 

Another factor in the growth of the rodder machine industry is the rising need for effective and affordable sewer cleaning and maintenance solutions. Rodder machines are required to remove obstructions and enhance the sanitation system generally due to the deteriorating infrastructure. 

Due to its highly developed infrastructure, the building industry, and utility sector, North America dominates the rodder machine market. 

However, Europe is experiencing a significant rodder machine business increase. Advanced rodder machines are being heavily invested in by nations like Germany, France, and the United Kingdom to improve their sewer networks and lessen their environmental impact. 

The demand for rodder machines is growing rapidly in the Asia Pacific region, as a result of increased urbanization and industrialization. Growing economies like China and India are heavily investing in sanitation and wastewater treatment systems, which are propelling rodder machine market expansion. 

Competition is greatly influenced by the size and expansion of the rodder machine business. As the market grows, new players are competing with established firms to take advantage of the rising demand for rodder machines.  

As rodder machine manufacturers compete to increase or preserve market share, competition becomes more intense. To improve their products and set themselves apart from rodder machine manufacturers, businesses must consistently spend on research and development. 

The only element curbing market expansion is that rodder machines can be expensive to buy and operate, so small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and those with tight budgets may be deterred from joining the market or investing in new technology. 


The L110H and L120H mid-size wheel loaders have become mainstays in the Volvo Construction Equipment lineup over the past decade, thanks to their compatibility with a range of attachments and their productivity levels, ease of maintenance and superior operator comfort. Now, these two workhorses have been given a comprehensive makeover that focuses on increased uptime and convenience for both operators and technicians.

Volvo L120H wheel loader.

The highlight of this upgrade is a new Volvo D8M 8-liter engine that offers 256 horsepower on the L110H and 272 horsepower on the L120H. Unlike its predecessor, the D8M engine automatically regenerates while working – a technology that’s been proven on the company’s larger wheel loaders. 

The engine also features a new electric pump for priming the fuel system, making the process quicker and more convenient than with the former manual pump. And when fuel gets to the engine, users can be confident that it is clean, due to new captive fuel filters. These not only ensure good water separation but also help extend engine service intervals to 1,000 hours. 

“I think every owner and operator will notice and appreciate the upgraded performance and efficiency,” said Chris Connolly, product manager-mid-size wheel loaders, Volvo CE. “They are popular models for a reason, and now they’re even better.”

Co-Pilot feature.

The L110H and L120H wheel loaders feature an all-new ignition strategy designed to make operators’ lives easier. Just as in Volvo articulated haulers, the ignition key activates and powers the machine with no need to turn on the ground-level main switch at the start of every shift. This functionality also removes the risk of the battery dying overnight when the main switch is accidentally left on. 

The ignition change benefits technicians, as well, with the inclusion of a lockout-tagout (LOTO), making it easier to lock the battery disconnect switch in the off position and prevent an unwelcome energy release when performing maintenance. 

These models will be the first Volvo medium wheel loaders to include the new-generation Co-Pilot tablet and on-board weighing as a standard feature. The larger, higher-resolution screen will display Load Assist applications like on-board weighing, operator coaching, tire pressure monitoring and more. The Co-Pilot can also connect with phones for hands-free calling and audio playback. 

Both wheel loaders still include the features and benefits that made them popular, like superior fuel efficiency, torque parallel linkage and an adjustable engagement strategy for the lockup torque converter. That engagement strategy, combined with Volvo’s exclusive Reverse by Braking, makes up the OptiShift feature that is standard on both models. They support bucket sizes from 3.2 to 12.4 cubic yards (2.4 to 9.5 cubic meters). 

The updated models will continue to be built at Volvo’s North American headquarters in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. They will be available this summer as part of the company’s comprehensive wheel loader lineup that ranges from the 4.5-ton L20 Electric up to the 50-ton L350H.

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