Equipment

Volvo CE intros new C-Series motor graders with engine upgrades, better fuel consumption

Volvo CE intros new C-Series motor graders with engine upgrades, better fuel consumption

Designed to handle a range of grading applications, Volvo has introduced its new C-Series motor graders, including the G930C, G940C, G946C (AWD) and G960C. The series ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Watch construction crews bore and blast below New York City to build the 2nd Avenue subway line

VIDEO: Watch construction crews bore and blast below New York City to build the 2nd Avenue subway line

"New York City is one of the toughest places to build anything." That quote from NYC subway train service supervisor Bill Wall, more than anything else, ...

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Workforce

Construction’s skilled worker shortage intensifies: 83% of firms tell AGC they can’t find enough craft workers

Construction’s skilled worker shortage intensifies: 83% of firms tell AGC they can’t find enough craft workers

The problem of not being able to find enough skilled craft workers is reaching nearly universal levels in the U.S. construction industry, according to a ...

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Business

A new president at Pettibone; new locations for Takeuchi, Bomag, Trimble and more in this week’s Dealer News Roundup

A new president at Pettibone; new locations for Takeuchi, Bomag, Trimble and more in this week’s Dealer News Roundup

Welcome to the Dealer News Roundup, your one-stop shop for all the moves going on inside the heavy equipment distributor industry. This week’s edition includes ...

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Equipment

A place for old iron: HCEA advances National Construction Equipment Museum plan

A place for old iron: HCEA advances National Construction Equipment Museum plan

Long out of space at its cramped 7,000-square-foot headquarters, the Historical Construction Equipment Association launched a new campaign this month to fund the 20,000-square-foot National ...

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Business

PHOTOS: JLG opens new customer training center, proving grounds

PHOTOS: JLG opens new customer training center, proving grounds

Classes have begun at JLG Industries’ new $2.5 million customer training center and proving grounds in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. Quadrupling the size of the company’s original training ...

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Workforce

Northwestern Mutual sets out to hire 1,000 construction workers in Milwaukee

Northwestern Mutual sets out to hire 1,000 construction workers in Milwaukee

Northwestern Mutual is in the middle of a substantial construction project in downtown Milwaukee and the company is in need of a lot of hands ...

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Equipment

PHOTOS: Polaris DAGOR is the ultimate off-road military truck; could be Jeep of the 21st Century

PHOTOS: Polaris DAGOR is the ultimate off-road military truck; could be Jeep of the 21st Century

It’s the size of a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, sporting the suspension of an off-road Trophy Truck. It has a curb weight of 4,500 pounds, a ...

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Equipment

Kubota introduces R530, R630 wheel loaders with hybrid linkage system

Kubota introduces R530, R630 wheel loaders with hybrid linkage system

Kubota has added two additional models to its compact wheel loader lineup, the 47.9-horsepower R530 and 61.2-horsepower R630, in a press event this week that ...

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Equipment

Bob the Builder, construction’s most well-known ambassador to kids, gets a makeover for a new generation

Bob the Builder, construction’s most well-known ambassador to kids, gets a makeover for a new generation

After entreating and educating children around the world for the last 16 years, the popular cartoon Bob the Builder has gotten its first refresh in ...

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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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