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VIDEO: Semi hauling an excavator plows through a guardhouse while pulling onto college campus

VIDEO: Semi hauling an excavator plows through a guardhouse while pulling onto college campus

At Bellhaven University they're referring to it as "the Guardhouse Incident." With construction having begun on a new on-campus apartment complex, a lot of big construction ...

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Equipment

Bobcat adds Trimble GPS option to grader attachment (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Bobcat adds Trimble GPS option to grader attachment (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

By adding a Trimble GCS900 GPS grade control option to its grader attachment, Bobcat says owners of its M Series loaders now have the ability ...

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Equipment

Volvo CE launches EC350E crawler excavator with updated controls, more fuel-efficient D13 engine

Volvo CE launches EC350E crawler excavator with updated controls, more fuel-efficient D13 engine

Following the launch of the new EC480E earlier this week, Volvo Construction Equipment has introduced another Tier 4 Final crawler excavator powered by its D13 ...

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Equipment

Doosan intros DX300LC-5 and DX350LC-5 crawler excavators with 10% boost in fuel efficiency (PHOTOS)

Doosan intros DX300LC-5 and DX350LC-5 crawler excavators with 10% boost in fuel efficiency (PHOTOS)

Doosan has launched two new Tier 4-compliant excavators – the 271-horsepower DX300LC-5 and the 318-horsepower DX350LC-5, which replace the DX300LC-3 and DX350LC-3 models, respectively. The ...

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Business

Recent toll road poll proves nothing; private financing of public roads is still a bad idea

Recent toll road poll proves nothing; private financing of public roads is still a bad idea

The Reason Foundation and the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates recently traded jabs over a poll that purports to show Americans prefer toll roads as a ...

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Equipment

Chevrolet unveils 2015 Silverado Rally Editions with racing-inspired styling (PHOTOS)

Chevrolet unveils 2015 Silverado Rally Editions with racing-inspired styling (PHOTOS)

Considering a Silverado as your next pickup but feel like the look of the pickup could benefit from some racing-inspired sleek trim? Chevrolet now has ...

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Gear

VIDEO: The Ziesel, an amazing tracked go-kart/wheelchair/tank hybrid, tackles any jobsite terrain with ease

VIDEO: The Ziesel, an amazing tracked go-kart/wheelchair/tank hybrid, tackles any jobsite terrain with ease

While the most important pieces of equipment on the jobsite are definitely the machines moving all the dirt, a lot of contractors need a vehicle ...

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Equipment

Case CE now lets you configure their machines online then send the specs to your dealer

Case CE now lets you configure their machines online then send the specs to your dealer

Case Construction Equipment has added a new tool to its website that seeks to shorten the buying process for its customers. The new Case Configurator allows ...

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Safety

Construction worker killed by utility line electrocution on jobsite near Seattle

Construction worker killed by utility line electrocution on jobsite near Seattle

A construction worker was killed Wednesday afternoon after he was electrocuted while working on a hospital expansion in Edmonds, Washington. According to a report from KIRO ...

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Equipment

Volvo launches EC480E crawler excavator: high power, low fuel use

Volvo launches EC480E crawler excavator: high power, low fuel use

Volvo has launched its new EC480E crawler excavator which features a Tier 4 Final D13 engine. Designed for quarry and mass excavating jobs, the machine provides ...

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Should you buy a new backhoe now or wait for the Tier 4 debate to subside?

The three new models in the Cat F series of backhoe loaders – 416F, 420F and 430F – are center pivot machines that feature a new Cat C4.4 ACERT engine, greater lift capacity, more bucket breakout force and increased backhoe control. The engine is equipped with the Cat NOx Reduction System and a diesel particulate filter for emissions reduction. Each model includes hydraulic refinement, new lift arms to increase hinge-pin height by 5 percent, a composite fuel tank and a new hinged cooling pack to improve service access. Cat.com

The 2013 Equipment World Spec Guide had 10 new models of backhoes in the 14-foot and greater categories. This year, there’s only one new model. ...

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Equipment

8 reasons why you pay too much for your equipment’s tires… and what you can do about it

8 reasons why you pay too much for your equipment’s tires… and what you can do about it

Contractors hate leaving money on the table at a bid letting. But how much money are you wasting by neglecting your tires or by neglecting ...

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Equipment

Safe Under Cover: The best toolboxes for your pickup truck

Safe Under Cover: The best toolboxes for your pickup truck

One of the first accessories that finds its way onto a work truck is a toolbox, or in some job applications, multiple toolboxes. That’s why it’s ...

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Business

How adding services helped J&S General Contracting grow during the recession

How adding services helped J&S General Contracting grow during the recession

Neither lengthy winters nor a crippling recession slowed down Steve Mueller or Dan Thiel. Instead, they combined their business savvy, passion for the outdoors, honest work ...

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