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Caterpillar launches CT681 vocational truck with new look, better ride on long hauls (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Caterpillar launches CT681 vocational truck with new look, better ride on long hauls (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Caterpillar added a second model to its new line of vocationally-focused work trucks with the unveiling of the Class 8 CT681 truck Thursday at the ...

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Business

Turnaround in construction equipment sales lone 3Q highlight as CNH Industrial profit plummets 113%

Turnaround in construction equipment sales lone 3Q highlight as CNH Industrial profit plummets 113%

Following a second quarter where profit increased despite sales declines, CNH Industrial did not fare nearly as well in the third, as sales and revenues ...

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Equipment

Doosan Telematics now available for the company’s full line of heavy equipment

Doosan Telematics now available for the company’s full line of heavy equipment

Doosan has launched an upgraded telematics package for the company’s full line of heavy equipment. Standard on all machines except for DX63-3 and DX85R-3 compact ...

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Business

Bomag will move Cedarapids, CMI equipment production to new South Carolina headquarters

Bomag will move Cedarapids, CMI equipment production to new South Carolina headquarters

In order to create what Bomag Americas president Walter Link called a "North American epicenter for operations," the company has announced that it will also ...

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Safety

Contractor killed in tragic double utility trench collapse in Michigan

Contractor killed in tragic double utility trench collapse in Michigan

Police near Detroit were nearly able to save a contractor from a collapsed trench before the trench collapsed again, killing him. Leland Rumph, 59, was the ...

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Equipment

Sneak Preview: Liebherr’s new 7-meter telehandlers: the TL 432-7, TL-436-7 and TL-441-7

Sneak Preview: Liebherr’s new 7-meter telehandlers: the TL 432-7, TL-436-7 and TL-441-7

Although they won't show up in the United States until 2016, Liebherr gave us an early look last week at the three new telehandlers it ...

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Business

Former DOT Sec. LaHood: “We need a big pot of money” to fix America’s roads and bridges

Former DOT Sec. LaHood: “We need a big pot of money” to fix America’s roads and bridges

Continuing his “America is one big pothole” theme, former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood used an appearance at a Caterpillar press event Wednesday ...

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Workforce

VIDEO: Construction crew wrangles 11-foot python on Florida jobsite

VIDEO: Construction crew wrangles 11-foot python on Florida jobsite

We can all only hope that when confronted by a massive snake we handle the encounter as well as this construction crew near Miami. According to ...

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Equipment

Deutz begins providing engines for Hitachi wheel loaders

Deutz begins providing engines for Hitachi wheel loaders

Deutz announced this morning that it has entered into a partnership with Hitachi Construction Machinery to supply the Japanese manufacturer with engines for some of ...

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Safety

Backhoe operator killed by his machine in odd accident

Backhoe operator killed by his machine in odd accident

A backhoe operator in Phoenix was found dead earlier this week in an accident with little in the way of explanation. According to a report from ...

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Why are new wheel loaders seeing more fuel efficiency gains than other Tier 4 machines?

Why are new wheel loaders seeing more fuel efficiency gains than other Tier 4 machines?

  For most machines, Tier 4 Final fuel efficiency gains are around 5 percent. Yet fuel efficiency for wheel loaders is up 20 percent and more. ...

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Workforce

How a “Circle of Retention” can bring better hires to construction companies

How a “Circle of Retention” can bring better hires to construction companies

The biggest challenge facing the heavy equipment industry is the lack of qualified workers in any skill area. The problem is not impossible to solve ...

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Equipment

Cut operation costs by keeping lubricating oils and hydraulic fluids free of contaminants

Cut operation costs by keeping lubricating oils and hydraulic fluids free of contaminants

In July, we showed the importance of keeping our weapon (grease gun) in good condition and using the proper gun. Now we’ll look at keeping ...

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Business

Impressive level of quality combined with a passion for his people keep Dallas contractor at the top of his field

Impressive level of quality combined with a passion for his people keep Dallas contractor at the top of his field

After Vern Larman returned to the Dallas area from a two-year stint as a missionary in Bolivia, he found he had a passion and expertise ...

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