Gradall's new Discovery Series excavator models have received a 2020 Contractor's Choice Award from Roads & Bridges magazine. The awards are given in 32 categories each year as a result of balloting by contractors, who evaluate machines currently available from leading manufacturers.
The D174 and D172 Discovery Series excavator models, designed and manufactured by Gradall Industries, Inc., received a Silver Award in the Specialty Excavator category. Introduced at ConExpo/Con-Agg 2020, the popular new models are bigger, more muscular and more productive than the previous D154 and D152 Discovery Series models, with 36 percent more horsepower, greater torque to increase travel speed and hill-climbing capability and greater overall productivity.
Developed in collaboration with Freightliner, the Discovery Series models are designed to deliver "more dig for the dollar," providing budget priced Gradall excavator productivity for grading, excavating, ditching and mowing as well as curb, culvert and pavement replacement — jobs typically performed by governments and specialty contractors.
The D174 has four-wheel-drive while the D172 is a two-wheel-drive machine. Both feature Gradall telescoping, full-tilting booms and are built on Freightliner M2 chassis day cabs. For more information, visit www.gradall.com/discovery.
Roads & Bridges magazine is one of the leading magazines covering the transportation construction and maintenance marketplace in North America.
Gradall Industries, Inc., the only manufacturer of excavators exclusively in the U.S., may be contacted toll-free at 800-445-4752, or by mail to 406 Mill Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.
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It starts with the unique telescoping Gradall boom that handles more jobs efficiently, thanks to its movements and superior strength. Gradall offers a unique range of excavator undercarriages that have reshaped the industry idea of equipment mobility, both on and off highways.