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The versatility of Liebherr's L 514 and L518

This video shows the new L 514 Stereo und L 518 Stereo in action. With new Stage IV/Tier 4f emission standards compliant models, both models are available with a maximum speed of 40 km/h.

May 2017



The end of tractors? Robot demonstrates autonomous weeding and crop spraying

The RIPPA (Robot for Intelligent Perception and Precision Application) is shown here in action weeding and spraying a lettuce crop in Australia. The University of Sydney team who invented the solar-powered machine, which already carries a trademark, are working on perfecting the system for multiple applications.

May 2017



Autonomous, solar robot replaces men and traditional machines in an orchard

The RIPPA (Robot for Intelligent Perception and Precision Application) autonomously navigates its way around an orchard. It is mounted with the VIIPA (Variable Injection Intelligent Precision Applicator), which identifies the exact location of apples and then sprays them for bugs. The system has been developed by the University of Sydney who are also working on a robot arm to pick apples.

May 2017



Volvo's EX2 all-electric excavator in action

Volvo Construction Equipment has unveiled the EX2: a fully electric compact excavator prototype that delivers zero emissions, 10x higher efficiency, 10x lower noise levels and is likely to deliver reduced total cost of ownership. To read our exclusive report on the EX2 click here.

May 2017



HiVision, making the job site of the future a reality

Virtual reality technology is rapidly developing. In this clip, an operator is able to maneuver a crane to pick up and dump logs using camera-based vision technology from HiVision while sitting in the cab of his truck. But it is easy to consider some of the other tasks on an off-highway job site that could also benefit from the futuristic technology.

May 2017



The capabilities of the unmanned BLR

The BLR, developed by, BL Advanced Ground Support Systems, is an ongoing development project, for an unmanned ground vehicle. With “drive by wire” technology, operators are able to control the vehicle in a loose control circuit, while the 6×6 drive configuration, means the vehicle can move over the the trickiest of terrains.

May 2017



Sennebogen 8130 EQ balancer's feeding shredder capabilities

Scholz Recycling GmbH & Co KG recently introduced a SENNEBOGEN 8130 EQ in scrap recycling to their Espenhain site in Germany. Watch the video to see the balancer at work around the scrapyard.

May 2017



Disassembling Liebherr heavy duty drilling rigs

Watch this video to see the relative ease in disassembling the Liebherr LB 28 or LB 36 leader ready for transportation. Also quick to set up, the heavy duty drilling rigs are compact and able to work in a small radii despite their large machine class.

May 2017



JCB's award-winning Agri Pro telehandler

JCB's Agri Pro telehandler has already scooped two awards this year. Here you can see the machine and get a sense for the low-speed accuracy and high-speed performance it enjoys thanks to the innovative new Dual Tech Variable Transmission.

May 2017



Kramer's all electric wheel loader in action

Last year Kramer launched its impressive all-electric, emission-free wheel loader, the 5055e / KL25.5e. Now you can see this ground-breaking piece of machinery in action.

May 2017



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