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VIDEO: Weight of crane shoves hauler into a jackknife that sends crane over a hillside

VIDEO: Weight of crane shoves hauler into a jackknife that sends crane over a hillside

We've all been involved in tense situations. But few of us have ever been in this tense of situation. In the video below, we see a hauler ...

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Equipment

Elderly woman causes $10,000 damage to work zone after driving into wet concrete

Elderly woman causes $10,000 damage to work zone after driving into wet concrete

An elderly woman caused $10,000 worth of damage when she drove through 50 feet of newly-poured concrete in the 25th Street construction zone in Fargo, North ...

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Equipment

Bobcat, Make-a-Wish fulfill 5-year-old’s wish to see how his favorite machines are made (PHOTOS)

Bobcat, Make-a-Wish fulfill 5-year-old’s wish to see how his favorite machines are made (PHOTOS)

A five-year-old boy fighting a rare blood disorder got to have a few days of pure fun thanks to the Make-A-Wish North Dakota and Make-A-Wish Minnesota. Connor Menard of ...

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Safety

Electrocution kills Virginia construction worker after crane comes in contact with power line

Electrocution kills Virginia construction worker after crane comes in contact with power line

In what investigators are calling a "freak accident," a young construction worker was killed earlier this week after being electrocuted in Amelia County, Virginia. According to ...

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Business

The LA Sheriff’s Dept. melted thousands of guns to recycle them as road construction material (VIDEO)

The LA Sheriff’s Dept. melted thousands of guns to recycle them as road construction material (VIDEO)

Thousands of handguns, rifles and other weapons have been destroyed to eventually be used in construction of roads and bridges. Nearly 5,000 weapons were melted and ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Country music star Kip Moore wrote a rocking Labor Day ballad for the construction industry

VIDEO: Country music star Kip Moore wrote a rocking Labor Day ballad for the construction industry

Kip Moore has penned his share of hits, most notably the platinum-selling "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck' which reached number 1 on the U.S. country charts. ...

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Construction News

Construction firms are turning down work due to the labor shortage, but most are willing to pay more to find workers

Construction firms are turning down work due to the labor shortage, but most are willing to pay more to find workers

A majority of construction companies across the U.S. are facing a shortage in skilled labor and a large number of them have been forced to ...

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Equipment

Takeuchi launches TW65 Series 2, TW80 Series 2 compact wheel loaders

Takeuchi launches TW65 Series 2, TW80 Series 2 compact wheel loaders

Takeuchi had enhanced machine performance and operator comfort in mind when launching the company’s newest compact wheel loaders—the TW65 Series 2 and TW80 Series 2. The ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: This implosion’s fireworks and colorful smoke signals make for the most entertaining demolition ever

VIDEO: This implosion’s fireworks and colorful smoke signals make for the most entertaining demolition ever

Residents of Albany, New York were already excited to see a dilapidated hotel from the 1920s make way for a new convention center. But the ...

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Business

It’s time for contractors to turn the tables on Angie’s List with a website that rates clients

It’s time for contractors to turn the tables on Angie’s List with a website that rates clients

A lot of contractors in the residential arena are steamed about the website Angie's List, where homeowners can rate contractors on the quality of ...

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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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