Equipment

VIDEO: Geniuses wrap themselves in rope, let an excavator sling them through the air

VIDEO: Geniuses wrap themselves in rope, let an excavator sling them through the air

Most people see construction equipment from afar. And most people, when meeting these machines in person for the first time, display a healthy amount of ...

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Equipment

Komatsu launches 31-ton HM300-5 articulated dump truck

Komatsu launches 31-ton HM300-5 articulated dump truck

Komatsu focused on reducing cost with the development of the company’s HM300-5 articulated dump truck, which features an EPA Tier 4 final SAA6D125E-7 engine that ...

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Safety

Fashion show goes on despite construction worker’s 30-foot fall through roof

Fashion show goes on despite construction worker’s 30-foot fall through roof

As models strutted down a runway during a fashion show in London earlier this week, a construction worker tumbled through the roof. According to a report ...

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Equipment

Toyota issues recalls on Tundra and Tacoma pickups

Toyota issues recalls on Tundra and Tacoma pickups

Toyota has issued recalls on both its full-size and midsize pickups over separate issues. The first recall deals with the 2014 Tundra. Toyota has issued a ...

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Business

New ARTBA awards program to honor construction firms who serve their communities

New ARTBA awards program to honor construction firms who serve their communities

Construction firms intent on giving back to their communities may now be honored for their good works. The Transportation Development Foundation, an American Road and Transportation ...

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Equipment

GEAR: The all-steel and orderly design of the Trusco Deluxe tool box hasn’t needed a change since 1947

GEAR: The all-steel and orderly design of the Trusco Deluxe tool box hasn’t needed a change since 1947

In an age of plastic boxes and tool bags made of various composite materials, a steel tool box like the Trusco Deluxe is a reminder ...

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Workforce

Truck driver hops out of his truck at road work zone, sucker punches construction worker

Truck driver hops out of his truck at road work zone, sucker punches construction worker

As if workers in road work zones didn't have enough to worry about between speeding cars and inattentive drivers, the driver of a tanker truck ...

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Business

Home starts dive 14.4% in August but homebuilder confidence rises to nearly 9-year high

Home starts dive 14.4% in August but homebuilder confidence rises to nearly 9-year high

Another down month in August continued what has been a very up-and-down year for construction of new homes in the U.S., largely thanks to the ...

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Business

Road builders, construction groups oppose bill to lower gas tax, surrender federal highway authority to states

Road builders, construction groups oppose bill to lower gas tax, surrender federal highway authority to states

Construction groups and transportation interests have written Congress to express opposition to the so-called “devolution” of the federal highway program and the proposed Transportation Empowerment ...

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Workforce

Construction worker calls in fake bomb threat to Coast Guard to get off work early

Construction worker calls in fake bomb threat to Coast Guard to get off work early

A construction worker in Corpus Christi, Texas, is facing up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000 for calling in a ...

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Number of new articulated dump truck models is up in 2014 along with their size and fuel efficiency

Number of new articulated dump truck models is up in 2014 along with their size and fuel efficiency

Crunching some numbers from the Equipment World Spec Guide provides good insight into the articulated dump truck market. The 2014 Spec Guide has about the ...

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Equipment

What’s new with directional drills?

What’s new with directional drills?

Operator-centric moves Keeping operators happy and productive continues to be a main thrust. “This positively impacts contractor’s bottom lines,” says Joshua Beddow, marketing manager, Toro, “which ...

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Equipment

9 things you must know to get a handle on DEF

9 things you must know to get a handle on DEF

"Why does it have to be this way? Why are we having to do one more thing?” Those are typically the first questions customers ask Heath ...

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Business

Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to Wm. Winkler Company’s success

Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to Wm. Winkler Company’s success

"We love to do anything that involves concrete,” says Brian Winkler, 47, president of Wm. Winkler Company.  In fact, concrete has been Wm. Winkler Company’s material ...

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