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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Business

John Deere sees slight uptick in construction sales but profits fall 30% as ag slowdown continues

John Deere sees slight uptick in construction sales but profits fall 30% as ag slowdown continues

Construction and forestry equipment sales are the only bright spot for John Deere, albeit a dim one, as the heavy equipment manufacturer continues to see ...

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State/Local Government

Damage to Big Bertha worse than previously thought

Damage to Big Bertha worse than previously thought

Now that crews are well into the process of dismantling her front-end for necessary repairs, it's clear that damage to Big Bertha, the world's largest ...

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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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Workforce

Construction worker shot in robbery on NYC sidewalk

Construction worker shot in robbery on NYC sidewalk

While operating a jackhammer on a New York City street corner, a construction worker was shot last week. According to a report from the New York Daily ...

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Better Roads News

TRB webinar to cover roundabout design and effectiveness

TRB webinar to cover roundabout design and effectiveness

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) has scheduled a webinar to cover roundabout construction and illumination, in addition to a review of 20 years of roundabout ...

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State/Local Government

Michigan DOT opens new welcome center at U.S.-Canada border

Michigan DOT opens new welcome center at U.S.-Canada border

The Michigan Department of Transportation just opened the Port Huron Welcome Center off of Interstate 84 to welcome visitors to the state. The center will be ...

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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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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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