Equipment

Caterpillar’s new 313F L GC excavator provides low operating costs, high lifecycle value with standard tech (PHOTOS)

Caterpillar’s new 313F L GC excavator provides low operating costs, high lifecycle value with standard tech (PHOTOS)

Suppose you don't want all the bells and whistles? Caterpillar's newly branded EX line of excavators, as we reported earlier, are loaded to the gills with ...

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Better Roads News

Senate passes transportation funding patch

Senate passes transportation funding patch

Over the weekend, the Senate passed a patch to extend transportation funding through July. In a Saturday voice vote just before the Senate broke for the ...

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Safety

Ten deaths in 15 days

Ten deaths in 15 days

Ten deaths in 15 Days That was the headline in my print editorial for Equipment World’s May issue. From April 1 -15, we reported 10 fatal ...

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State/Local Government

Grass tax instead of gas tax for road funding? Michigan lawmaker calls to legalize “pot for potholes”

Grass tax instead of gas tax for road funding? Michigan lawmaker calls to legalize “pot for potholes”

A lawmaker in Michigan thinks that marijuana could provide some relief for the state’s ailing roads. Rep. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) wrote in an op-ed on ...

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Better Roads News

Process Heating’s storage tank immersion heater provides efficient asphalt heating

Process Heating’s storage tank immersion heater provides efficient asphalt heating

Process Heating’s Lo-Density Unitized Storage Tank Heater provides highly efficient electric heating for asphalt tanks, a feature the company says can help plants achieve sustainability goals, such ...

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Bridges

Nearly 450 bridges in Connecticut are structurally deficient

Nearly 450 bridges in Connecticut are structurally deficient

Connecticut’s 12 million daily drivers probably find themselves on a bridge that’s not exactly on par with construction standards. The state has 446 bridges considered to ...

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State/Local Government

Missouri DOT sets date for Youth Transportation Conference

Missouri DOT sets date for Youth Transportation Conference

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has scheduled its 2015 Youth Transportation Conference, an event that provides students with aspirations for engineering or transportation-related jobs ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Semi hauling a dozer jackknifes, sends dozer tumbling

VIDEO: Semi hauling a dozer jackknifes, sends dozer tumbling

Backing up can be difficult. Especially when you're backing a semi down a slope with a bulldozer trailered. This particular driver gets moving a bit too ...

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Equipment

The 2016 Ford F-150 makes backing up your trailer or boat as easy as playing Pong (VIDEO)

The 2016 Ford F-150 makes backing up your trailer or boat as easy as playing Pong (VIDEO)

Let's all just take a second and thank the good Lord that Ford didn't sit idly by and let the selfie become the greatest technological achievement ...

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Equipment

HEADS UP: Hitting utility lines when hauling heavy equipment can become an expensive ordeal

HEADS UP: Hitting utility lines when hauling heavy equipment can become an expensive ordeal

According to the National Electrical Safety Code, telephone lines must be at least 14 feet above the ground and electrical lines must be at least ...

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Equipment

FLEET PROFILE: The top equipment and brands financed by sewer/water contractors in the last 5 years

FLEET PROFILE: The top equipment and brands financed by sewer/water contractors in the last 5 years

Sewer/water contractors finance a wealth of equipment, but typically favor excavators, backhoes and wheel loaders, according to information from Equipment Data Associates. Here are the ...

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Business

“Hiring for character, training for skill,” New York’s Lawrence Merle is our 2015 Contractor of the Year

“Hiring for character, training for skill,” New York’s Lawrence Merle is our 2015 Contractor of the Year

Before taking his first construction job, the only knowledge Larry Merle had of the industry was “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel,” a classic children’s ...

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Equipment

What you need to know before renting an air compressor

What you need to know before renting an air compressor

Compressed air tools offer a number of advantages in many construction applications. They are powerful and versatile and you can use them in conditions where ...

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Better Roads News

Sustainable pavement methods mature, but the future calls for more measurable results

Sustainable pavement methods mature, but the future calls for more measurable results

Discussing sustainability in most industries usually elicits one of a couple of responses: either groans, rolling eyes and shuffling feet; or zombie-like stares off in ...

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