Equipment

Liebherr unveils L 526, 538, 546 loaders with hydrostatic drive

Liebherr unveils L 526, 538, 546 loaders with hydrostatic drive

Alongside the new PR 716 dozer, at the recent Bauma show Liebherr unveiled three all new mid-size wheel loaders. The new L 526, L 538 and ...

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Equipment

Ford bringing new Raptor’s 10-speed transmission to the F-150

Ford bringing new Raptor’s 10-speed transmission to the F-150

As part of an announcement on new manufacturing facility investments, Ford has announced that it will soon begin offering a 10-speed transmission option to F-150 customers. The ...

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Equipment

Ditch Witch enters air excavation market with 3-model lineup; unveils FX, FXT65 vacuum excavators

Ditch Witch enters air excavation market with 3-model lineup; unveils FX, FXT65 vacuum excavators

Ditch Witch has announced its entrance into the air excavation market alongside a new vacuum excavator model. The company now offers a three-model lineup of air ...

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Business

Construction spending up in March with jump in apartment starts

Construction spending up in March with jump in apartment starts

Mainly due to gains in multi-family residential building, U.S. construction spending rose 0.3 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.137 trillion, ...

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Better Roads News

DBIA names Virginia DOT as 2016 Transportation Owner of the Year

DBIA names Virginia DOT as 2016 Transportation Owner of the Year

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) named the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) as 2016 Transportation Owner of the Year during the association’s recent Design-Build ...

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Better Roads News

New survey says majority of Americans support usage fees to fix crumbling roads

New survey says majority of Americans support usage fees to fix crumbling roads

A newly published survey reports that nearly two-thirds of Americans would support roadway user fees to help fix the country's crumbling transportation infrastructure, according to ...

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FHWA provides $8 million to 35 tribes for transportation safety improvement projects

FHWA provides $8 million to 35 tribes for transportation safety improvement projects

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is providing roughly $8 million to 35 Native American tribes to complete 54 transportation safety improvement projects on tribal lands. ...

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Better Roads News

Montana governor proposes $200 million funding for infrastructure projects

Montana governor proposes $200 million funding for infrastructure projects

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has proposed a $200 million plan for 2017 aimed at improving infrastructure projects across the state and creating additional construction jobs. Bullock, ...

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Equipment

Rotating console on Wacker Neuson’s “dual view” DW50 concept turns this dumper into a mini truck

Rotating console on Wacker Neuson’s “dual view” DW50 concept turns this dumper into a mini truck

Citing increased adoption of wheel dumpers over smaller trucks on jobsites with difficult terrain or other conditions, Wacker Neuson has unveiled a prototype that makes ...

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Equipment

Cummins to develop plug-in hybrid Class 6 truck with federal grant

Cummins to develop plug-in hybrid Class 6 truck with federal grant

Cummins has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that ...

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Work trucks get a tech tune-up thanks to smarter transmissions, telematics

Work trucks get a tech tune-up thanks to smarter transmissions, telematics

Technology isn’t just electrons and algorithms. It’s metallurgy and frame rails and a host of other details. Truck manufacturers use these tools to develop, produce and ...

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Better Roads News

2015 Better Roads Bridge Inventory: Ohio the bridge poster child; D.C. still has most SD/FO spans

2015 Better Roads Bridge Inventory: Ohio the bridge poster child; D.C. still has most SD/FO spans

No surprise: the top challenge facing state DOTs in improving structurally deficient (SD) and functionally obsolete (FO) bridges is funding, according to our 2015 Better ...

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Business

Wisconsin contractor is a role model for the industry and his community

Wisconsin contractor is a role model for the industry and his community

Although different contractors can have vastly different motivators, the successful ones all share a similar internal drive – one that spurs them on to not ...

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Equipment

Get a Grip: The latest and greatest tires for heavy equipment (and 1 model for your pickup)

Get a Grip: The latest and greatest tires for heavy equipment (and 1 model for your pickup)

In the heavy construction and trucking industry tires have too often been viewed by contractors and fleet managers as a commodity, an afterthought, the cost ...

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