Equipment

John Deere launches 370E, 410E, 460E articulated dump trucks with improved cab (PHOTOS)

John Deere launches 370E, 410E, 460E articulated dump trucks with improved cab (PHOTOS)

John Deere has launched several updates in its three new E-Series articulated dump trucks, highlighted by a new Tier 4 Final diesel engine and a new ...

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Construction News

Excavator operator strikes 400 live WWII grenades buried beneath jobsite

Excavator operator strikes 400 live WWII grenades buried beneath jobsite

Though he wasn't exactly sure of what he had struck at the time, an excavator operator in Austria likely needed a drink later on, once ...

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Equipment

Print your own F-150 Raptor or Ford GT with the automaker’s new 3D Store

Print your own F-150 Raptor or Ford GT with the automaker’s new 3D Store

Remember those halcyon days of model car building? Carefully popping those plastic pieces apart before piecing them together? The smell of the paint fumes and ...

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State/Local Government

Delaware approves bare minimum road funding after highway bill fails in legislature

Delaware approves bare minimum road funding after highway bill fails in legislature

Delaware's road funding system might have a six-year deficit of $780 million, but it won't be getting a reprieve from state lawmakers this year. The state's ...

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Bridges

New Jersey DOT projects first regional winners of the 2015 America’s Transportation Awards competition (PHOTOS)

New Jersey Department of Transportation’s bridge project at Route 46 over the Musconetcong River

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has been awarded the first regional awards for the 2015 America’s Transportation Awards competition for two projects in ...

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Safety

Despite harnesses, 2 workers killed by fall from scaffolding in Iowa

Despite harnesses, 2 workers killed by fall from scaffolding in Iowa

Two workers are dead as the result of a fall from scaffolding on an Ames, Iowa jobsite. According to a report from Iowa State Daily, 35-year-old Javier ...

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Better Roads News

NAPA Sustainability Conference set for Oct. 13-14 in Portland, Oregon

A 1-inch layer of warm-mix asphalt bond breaker being is set down for a Federal Highway Administration Highways for LIFE project in Texas.

The National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA) 2015 Asphalt Sustainability Conference, scheduled for Oct. 13-14 in Portland, Oregon, will provide discussions on both applications and effective ...

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Equipment

Mythbusters get help from Ditch Witch for crop circle construction

Mythbusters get help from Ditch Witch for crop circle construction

Anyone familiar with Discovery's popular show Mythbusters knows the incredible lengths the show's hosts will go to to put myths, assumptions and pop culture references to ...

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Construction News

Man arrested after attacking neighbor’s home with a backhoe in New York

Man arrested after attacking neighbor’s home with a backhoe in New York

A New York man was arrested over the weekend after attempting to end a dispute with a neighbor by attacking the man's home with a ...

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Workforce

Shortage of skilled workers has pushed up construction costs

Shortage of skilled workers has pushed up construction costs

The immediate effect of the skilled worker shortage impacting the U.S. construction industry for the last two years was a slowdown in work. Demand rose ...

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Equipment

Crawler carrier’s light touch, versatility gaining popularity on sensitive jobsites

Crawler carrier’s light touch, versatility gaining popularity on sensitive jobsites

Many folks worth their salt live and work by the edict that you must have the right tool for the right job. And rightfully so: ...

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Business

This “crazy diverse” Iowa contractor thrives on doing work that other companies shun

This “crazy diverse” Iowa contractor thrives on doing work that other companies shun

"I knew from high school I wanted to be a contractor,” says Jeff Pettiecord. So he started doing small remodeling jobs shortly after graduating, and eventually ...

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Equipment

Are you ready for Tier 5 emissions regulations?

Are you ready for Tier 5 emissions regulations?

Is Tier 5 on its way to the United States? That’s up to the EPA, but if Europe is any indication it won’t be a big ...

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Better Roads News

Lighting the Way: Equipment updates, lighting plans maximize nighttime paving efforts

Lighting the Way: Equipment updates, lighting plans maximize nighttime paving efforts

Nighttime paving is that nearly ubiquitous scene played out across the United States beginning in late spring. While it’s viewed as a hindrance to late ...

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