Equipment

Volvo CE unveils EC140E excavator with improved cab, more precise control (PHOTOS)

The new generation of Volvo-Advanced Combustion Technology (V-ACT) engines feature ultra-high pressure variable fuel injection systems that control combustion temperatures.

Continuing its E-Series excavator introductions, which began last year at ConExpo, Volvo Construction Equipment launched the EC140E at its annual Volvo Days event in Eskilstuna, ...

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Equipment

PHOTOS: Tearing apart a Detroit Diesel DD15 engine to see how well it holds up with the new PC-11 lube oil

PHOTOS: Tearing apart a Detroit Diesel DD15 engine to see how well it holds up with the new PC-11 lube oil

A massive amount of lab work goes into formulating a new heavy-duty diesel engine oil. But when the guys in the white coats have had ...

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Business

Liebherr to take over production of Claas Scorpion ag telehandlers under new deal

Liebherr to take over production of Claas Scorpion ag telehandlers under new deal

Under a new agreement between the two companies, Liebherr will begin manufacturing the Scorpion agricultural telehandlers for fellow European manufacturer Claas in 2018. Liebherr will take ...

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Business

Carolina Cat Power Systems completes construction of 10-acre solar farm

Carolina Cat Power Systems completes construction of 10-acre solar farm

The construction of a 10-acre solar farm, led by Carolina Cat Power Systems, is nearing completion. Scheduled to open within the next few days, the farm, ...

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Construction News

Worker shot during robbery on home reno site near Chicago

Worker shot during robbery on home reno site near Chicago

Another construction worker was gunned down on the job and in broad daylight during a home renovation near Chicago June 19. According to a report from WLS ...

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State/Local Government

Oregon’s $343.5 million transportation funding legislation effort stalls

Oregon’s $343.5 million transportation funding legislation effort stalls

Transportation funding legislation that would have raised gas taxes and motor vehicle fees to generate roughly $200 million for road and bridge projects failed to ...

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State/Local Government

Illinois DOT chief meets with group to discuss lack of minority contractors hired

Illinois DOT chief meets with group to discuss lack of minority contractors hired

An Illinois group recently met with Illinois Transportation Secretary Randall Blankenhorn to discuss the lack of minorities hired for construction contracts. KWQC reported that the group, led ...

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State/Local Government

Next round of Texas Prop 1 transportation projects approved for $239 million

Interstate 35 through East Austin.

The Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) has approved 15 projects reaching $239 million as part of the fourth round of the Proposition 1 program, bringing the ...

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State/Local Government

Wisconsin DOT has a new app to keep drivers informed on road conditions

Wisconsin DOT has a new app to keep drivers informed on road conditions

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation just launched a new smart phone application to let drivers know about the road conditions across the state. The app, called ...

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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

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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