Equipment

VIDEO: Building suddenly collapses atop excavator in demolition gone wrong

VIDEO: Building suddenly collapses atop excavator in demolition gone wrong

It's hard to see exactly what went wrong in this video, but it definitely highlights the dangers of demolition work. The operator is gutting the ...

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Tech

10th Day of Construction Gifts: Braven BRV-X rugged bluetooth speaker brings tunes to the jobsite

10th Day of Construction Gifts: Braven BRV-X rugged bluetooth speaker brings tunes to the jobsite

Why should the guys and gals running closed-cab equipment be the only ones who get to enjoy some music while they work? With the Braven ...

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Business

Caterpillar names a new CIO and a new head of Asia Pacific distribution amidst leadership changes

Caterpillar names a new CIO and a new head of Asia Pacific distribution amidst leadership changes

At the head of several changes in Caterpillar's corporate leadership, the company has named a new Chief Information Officer and vice president with responsibility for the ...

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Equipment

Vermeer launches first Tier 4 Final HDD with engine upgrade to D100x140 S3 Navigator

Vermeer launches first Tier 4 Final HDD with engine upgrade to D100x140 S3 Navigator

Vermeer’s Navigator horizontal directional drill is the first Tier 4 Final drill to hit the market, as the company has upgraded the D100x140 S3’s engine ...

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Equipment

Pile driving rig operators, contractors team up for certification program

Pile driving rig operators, contractors team up for certification program

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators and the Pile Driving Contractors Association have teamed up to form a task force, with the ...

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Safety

Road worker killed, 2 others injured after driver crashes head-on into Louisiana work zone

Road worker killed, 2 others injured after driver crashes head-on into Louisiana work zone

A road construction worker died earlier this week, succumbing to injuries sustained in a work zone crash in Louisiana. According to a report from KTVE/KARD, workers were installing ...

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Construction News

Texas plumber gets phone threats after old pickup winds up in hands of Islamic militants

Texas plumber gets phone threats after old pickup winds up in hands of Islamic militants

When Jeff Oberholtzer retired and traded in one of his plumbing company's Ford F-250s last year, he probably thought it was the last he'd see of the ...

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Equipment

John Deere’s new 300G LC excavator cranks up the power and adds numerous new features

John Deere’s new 300G LC excavator cranks up the power and adds numerous new features

By EPA mandate, almost every new machine introduced today includes a Tier 4 final emissions reduction system. So what really sets a machine apart from ...

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Equipment

9th Day of Construction Gifts: The Oxx Coffeeboxx is a rugged K-Cup brewer designed for the jobsite

9th Day of Construction Gifts: The Oxx Coffeeboxx is a rugged K-Cup brewer designed for the jobsite

Just about everyone has a Keurig these days. The single-serve coffee brewers have quickly found a spot in the morning routines of millions of Americans ...

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Workforce

Construction crew unearths grenade without a pin, worker picks it up for some reason

Construction crew unearths grenade without a pin, worker picks it up for some reason

A jobsite supervisor in Arizona got quite the scare last week when one of the guys on his crew walked up to him holding what ...

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Equipment

Why 3- to 4-ton compact excavators are just the right size to get most jobs done

Why 3- to 4-ton compact excavators are just the right size to get most jobs done

  Three- to 4-ton compact excavators seem to be just the right size. “Positioned in the middle of the compact range, these machines go where bigger ...

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Business

Sibling dynamic builds Guyer Brothers into successful company with a family atmosphere

Sibling dynamic builds Guyer Brothers into successful company with a family atmosphere

When talking with successful contractors, you often hear them credit the people that work for them. There’s a reason for that. Most people in this ...

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Equipment

Caterpillar launches steel-tracked 299D XHP with land management package

Caterpillar launches steel-tracked 299D XHP with land management package

Of all the new designs Caterpillar unveiled to the press last week in Clayton, North Carolina, nothing got more second looks than the steel track ...

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Equipment

Liebherr debuts 2 new dozers: PR 746 and PR 756 Litronic (PHOTOS)

Liebherr PR 756 Litronic dozer

Liebherr has expanded its Generation 6 dozer line to include two new models in the 30 to 40 ton class, the PR 746  and PR ...

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