Equipment

Hyundai unveils 2 new HX Series excavators, but with a slightly different cab than other HX models

Hyundai unveils 2 new HX Series excavators, but with a slightly different cab than other HX models

Hyundai Construction Equipment launched two new models to its HX Series of excavators, the HX140L and HX235LCR, at the World of Concrete show in Las ...

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Away with the masts, Topcon’s new 3D-MC Max GNSS blade control boosts speed, precision and accuracy

Away with the masts, Topcon’s new 3D-MC Max GNSS blade control boosts speed, precision and accuracy

Automated blade control using GNSS signals has been the most revolutionary earthmoving technology of the last decade and now it seems the technology is entering ...

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Winds topple crawler crane in NYC; massive collapse kills 1, injures 3 (VIDEO)

Winds topple crawler crane in NYC; massive collapse kills 1, injures 3 (VIDEO)

A crawler crane being lowered due to inclement weather toppled over in New York City Friday morning killing one man and injuring three other people. According ...

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Gomaco debuts new intelligent GP3 slipform paver at World of Concrete

Gomaco debuts new intelligent GP3 slipform paver at World of Concrete

Gomaco introduced is new GP3 slipform paver featuring a series of “smart” technologies to adjust to multiple width changes controlled by the machine's G+ digital control ...

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Better Roads News

U.S. Department of Transportation celebrates 50 years (VIDEO)

U.S. Department of Transportation celebrates 50 years (VIDEO)

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) was formed 50 years ago under the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration and Alan Boyd served as the first Secretary ...

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Better Roads News

Now facing murder charge, woman recalls suicidal thoughts in moments before crash that killed road worker

Now facing murder charge, woman recalls suicidal thoughts in moments before crash that killed road worker

A Minnesota woman was reportedly suicidal when she slammed her SUV into a parked public works truck at 80 miles per hour last week. KARE 11 reported that ...

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New Mexico TRIP report finds poor road and bridge conditions cost motorists $1.9 billion a year

New Mexico TRIP report finds poor road and bridge conditions cost motorists $1.9 billion a year

A quarter of New Mexico’s major locally and state-maintained roads are in poor condition and 16 percent of the bridges are either structurally deficient or ...

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Indiana House passes plan to raise taxes on cigarettes and gas to pay for roads

Indiana House passes plan to raise taxes on cigarettes and gas to pay for roads

The Indiana House of Representatives has passed a bill that would raise the tax on gas and cigarettes in order to bring in $500 million ...

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Equipment

Kubota unveils SVL95-2s compact track loader with more powerful hydraulics, improved cab

Kubota unveils SVL95-2s compact track loader with more powerful hydraulics, improved cab

A year after introducing the company's first ever skid steer loaders at the show, Kubota has launched the SVL95-2s compact track loader with more power ...

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Skyjack intros TH series telehandlers, saying clean sheet design indicates serious move into telehandler business

Skyjack intros TH series telehandlers, saying clean sheet design indicates serious move into telehandler business

Announcing that it was “seriously moving into the telehandler business,” Linamar’s Skyjack division debuted its “clean sheet design” four-model TH series telehandler lineup at World ...

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Work trucks get a tech tune-up thanks to smarter transmissions, telematics

Work trucks get a tech tune-up thanks to smarter transmissions, telematics

Technology isn’t just electrons and algorithms. It’s metallurgy and frame rails and a host of other details. Truck manufacturers use these tools to develop, produce and ...

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Better Roads News

2015 Better Roads Bridge Inventory: Ohio the bridge poster child; D.C. still has most SD/FO spans

2015 Better Roads Bridge Inventory: Ohio the bridge poster child; D.C. still has most SD/FO spans

No surprise: the top challenge facing state DOTs in improving structurally deficient (SD) and functionally obsolete (FO) bridges is funding, according to our 2015 Better ...

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Business

Wisconsin contractor is a role model for the industry and his community

Wisconsin contractor is a role model for the industry and his community

Although different contractors can have vastly different motivators, the successful ones all share a similar internal drive – one that spurs them on to not ...

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Equipment

Get a Grip: The latest and greatest tires for heavy equipment (and 1 model for your pickup)

Get a Grip: The latest and greatest tires for heavy equipment (and 1 model for your pickup)

In the heavy construction and trucking industry tires have too often been viewed by contractors and fleet managers as a commodity, an afterthought, the cost ...

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