Equipment

Contractors put in 1,000s of hours with top-selling heavy equipment for Equipment World Reader Reviews

Contractors put in 1,000s of hours with top-selling heavy equipment for Equipment World Reader Reviews

Face to face most contractors are brutally honest when they talk about equipment. But it has always been a challenge for us to get an ...

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Better Roads News

Seismic tech shift led by Apple, Google and Tesla will rock transportation and the commercial truck market

Seismic tech shift led by Apple, Google and Tesla will rock transportation and the commercial truck market

  If you follow me on Twitter you know I tweet out stories I run across that highlight new technology in the automotive industry, in addition to ...

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State/Local Government

Minnesota DOT creates bridge deck deterioration timelines to predict needed repairs

Minnesota DOT creates bridge deck deterioration timelines to predict needed repairs

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) researchers are using a database of historical bridge deck inspection and construction reports to help determine estimated times when current ...

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Safety

Construction worker survives being pinned against backhoe in Alabama work zone crash, loses leg

Construction worker survives being pinned against backhoe in Alabama work zone crash, loses leg

While doing utility work along the side of a road in Birmingham, Alabama, over the weekend, a construction worker was hit by an SUV and pinned ...

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State/Local Government

Report identifies areas of improvement for Utah’s roads and bridges

Report identifies areas of improvement for Utah’s roads and bridges

Despite getting a B+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers for the condition of its roads and bridges, Utah still needs improvements to prevent ...

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Equipment

Jenny Products fills gap in product line with 6.5 hp C Series air compressors

Jenny Products fills gap in product line with 6.5 hp C Series air compressors

Jenny Products’ four wheeled portable air compressors, the C Series, feature a 6.5-horsepower Honda engines, filling a gap between the company’s 5.5- and 9-horsepower models. The ...

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Better Roads News

Can John Oliver’s stand on U.S. infrastructure do for highway funding what “Last Week Tonight” did for net neutrality? (VIDEO)

Can John Oliver’s stand on U.S. infrastructure do for highway funding what  “Last Week Tonight” did for net neutrality? (VIDEO)

John Oliver, on the latest episode of hi HBO program “Last Week Tonight”, aimed his comedic wit at the issue of the need for infrastructure spending ...

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Equipment

FLEET PROFILE: The most popular heavy equipment and brands among excavating contractors in the last 5 years

FLEET PROFILE: The most popular heavy equipment and brands among excavating contractors in the last 5 years

We were also interested in how a contractor’s buy list might change as he increased in size. For example, what would be the top three ...

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Equipment

Telematics-equipped Case, New Holland construction equipment will soon have satellite connectivity

Telematics-equipped Case, New Holland construction equipment will soon have satellite connectivity

CNH Industrial will update its construction telematics solutions with the ability to transmit machine data even when operating on jobsites outside of cellular networks. The company ...

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Equipment

Gear Keeper retractable lanyards tether your tools to you for safety and convenience

Gear Keeper retractable lanyards tether your tools to you for safety and convenience

It’s a bummer when you are high up on a beam or roof and your tape measure falls to the ground. It's a lot more ...

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Equipment

CTL to MVP: Why compact track loader sales are booming and how to get the most production out of yours

CTL to MVP: Why compact track loader sales are booming and how to get the most production out of yours

According to Equipment Data Associates numbers, compact track loaders accounted for roughly 20 percent of all financed equipment in 2014 by number of units. That’s ...

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Better Roads

Making the work zone less of a war zone

Making the work zone less of a war zone

Even though highway work zone fatalities have been on a big decline for the past 10 years, the highway work zone remains a dangerous place, ...

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Equipment

New heavy-duty diesel oil standard: What you need to know

New heavy-duty diesel oil standard: What you need to know

There’s a new heavy-duty diesel oil standard in the works. It will not be available until late next year or early 2017, but the performance ...

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Business

Precision Pipeline worked around the recession and desert turtles to become one of Utah’s top contractors

Precision Pipeline worked around the recession and desert turtles to become one of Utah’s top contractors

Landon Floyd grew up in construction. His father ran a small excavation and pipeline company in Southern California but moved to Utah when Landon was ...

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