Equipment

FIRST DRIVE: A bit of wheel time with Mack’s mDrive HD, the AMT built for construction

FIRST DRIVE: A bit of wheel time with Mack’s mDrive HD, the AMT built for construction

Mack announced at the World of Concrete Show in February that it was launching a new, "ruggedized" version of its mDrive automated manual transmission (AMT). Thursday, ...

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Equipment

Komatsu intros PC78US-10 tight tail-swing excavator with new cab, productivity boost

Komatsu intros PC78US-10 tight tail-swing excavator with new cab, productivity boost

With a tight tail-swing radius, redesigned cab and better fuel efficiency, Komatsu has launched a new excavator designed with homebuilders, utility contractors and anyone working ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Excavator demos building in 1 minute with some strategic shoving

VIDEO: Excavator demos building in 1 minute with some strategic shoving

As far as demolitions go, this about as quick as they get. While the size of the barn or stable here isn't necessarily overwhelming, you ...

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Gear

With Tread, Leatherman fits 29 tools on your wrist in a stylish watch or bracelet

With Tread, Leatherman fits 29 tools on your wrist in a stylish watch or bracelet

Leatherman has been making phenomenal multi-tools and knives for quite some time. And while the quality of tools like the Charge ALX multi-tool is unsurpassed, ...

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Equipment

Chevrolet is selling a lot of Colorados to people who have never owned a Chevy

Chevrolet is selling a lot of Colorados to people who have never owned a Chevy

Chevrolet could not have asked for a better first year for its new midsize pickup. The truck has garnered significant critical praise, sales are brisk ...

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Business

Material Tracker site matches contractors for receiving construction materials or dumping excess

Material Tracker site matches contractors for receiving construction materials or dumping excess

In its sales pitch, Material Tracker makes a scary-good point: "Unknowingly, you may have driven past a dump site that could help save time, fuel costs ...

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Better Roads News

Ryan: $10 billion stopgap in the works as a “Plan B” for Highway Trust Fund

Ryan: $10 billion stopgap in the works as a “Plan B” for Highway Trust Fund

Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) says a $10 billion stopgap measure is being planned to provide temporary transportation project funding for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) for ...

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Construction News

Moves from JCB, Toro, Skyjack and more in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing News Roundup

Moves from JCB, Toro, Skyjack and more in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing News Roundup

Southeastern Equipment opens rental store aimed at small contractors Southeastern Equipment Company has opened a new Southeastern Rents location in Cambridge, Ohio. Aimed at smaller contractors, ...

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Better Roads News

Poll shows most voters would support gas tax hike for roadwork

Poll shows most voters would support gas tax hike for roadwork

Well more than two-thirds of voters would be willing to more at the pump if it meant the money was going to pay for road construction, ...

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Better Roads News

South Carolina Senate panel packages gas tax boost with several other fee increases for transportation funding

South Carolina Senate panel packages gas tax boost with several other fee increases for transportation funding

A Senate panel in South Carolina passed a bill to raise the state’s gas tax 12 cents in an effort to raise money for road ...

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INSIDE IC: Though intelligent compaction is still being refined, the tech already offers plenty of value

INSIDE IC: Though intelligent compaction is still being refined, the tech already offers plenty of value

While intelligent compaction (IC) has been popular in Europe for some time, it’s only in the past decade that it began gaining ground in the ...

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Business

Third-generation contractor manages company transition by merging old values with new opportunities

Third-generation contractor manages company transition by merging old values with new opportunities

For James Tollestrup, running the family business has included mastering the ability to transition the company from one phase to another. The third-generation contractor has ...

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In the Magazine

Service Truck Trends: How to spec your next truck for maximum productivity

Service Truck Trends: How to spec your next truck for maximum productivity

With the recession a distant memory, contactors are buying new equipment again and one of the categories of equipment to benefit from the recovering economy ...

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Better Roads News

How Arkansas and Pennsylvania increased their highway funding

How Arkansas and Pennsylvania increased their highway funding

  When events are beyond our control on a macro level, it becomes time to refocus and think both smaller in order to accomplish big things. Such ...

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