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John Deere launches G Series loader lineup with 4 skid steers, 1 new CTL

John Deere launches G Series loader lineup with 4 skid steers, 1 new CTL

Over the last several years manufacturers have been ramping up the size and horsepower of their skid steers and compact track loaders. But these bigger ...

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Brokk launches world’s smallest diesel-powered demolition robot, the 120D

Brokk launches world’s smallest diesel-powered demolition robot, the 120D

Brokk announced its new 120D model at the World of Concrete, a machine that fills a gap in the company’s lineup and is the world’s ...

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Business

Volvo CE doubles operating income in 2015 despite sales decline

Volvo CE doubles operating income in 2015 despite sales decline

Despite a decrease in sales during 2015, Volvo Construction Equipment managed a huge improvement in operating income for the year thanks to market share gains ...

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Better Roads News

Missouri DOT makes historic bridges available for free

Champ Clark Bridge, Pike County, Missouri and Pike County, Illinois

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has several bridges available for donation to a state, locality or “responsible private entity.” This is a result of ...

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With oil prices plummeting, Obama says now is time to raise gas tax

With oil prices plummeting, Obama says now is time to raise gas tax

Gas prices are continuing to drop to historic lows, and there's really no sign the trend will reverse any time soon. With that in mind, ...

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Majority of Americans believe driverless cars are unsafe, survey finds

Majority of Americans believe driverless cars are unsafe, survey finds

The thought of being driven down a highway by a computer inside your car still worries most Americans. Autonomous vehicles are coming in the next few decades, ...

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Louisiana DOTD Sec. Wilson adds 4 executive staff members

Louisiana DOTD Sec. Wilson adds 4 executive staff members

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD) Secretary Shawn Wilson has added four members to his executive staff, with three being part of the previous ...

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Liebherr debuts truck-mounted 37 Z4 XXT concrete pump at World of Concrete

Liebherr debuts truck-mounted 37 Z4 XXT concrete pump at World of Concrete

Liebherr displayed its new truck-mounted 37 Z4 XXT concrete pump at World of Concrete, highlighting the equipment’s Z-fold boom design and outrigger system. The machine’s 120-foot, ...

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Hilti unveils DSH 700-, 900-X concrete saws with no-choke start

Hilti unveils DSH 700-, 900-X concrete saws with no-choke start

The process of setting the choke to cold-start any portable, gasoline-powered tool is nobody's favorite activity. So Hilti eliminated manual choke with its new Easy ...

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Business

Construction adds 28,000 jobs in January

Construction adds 28,000 jobs in January

The U.S. construction industry continued its streak of employment gains in January, adding 28,000 jobs. The industry now employs 6.615 million Americans, the highest total since ...

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Work trucks get a tech tune-up thanks to smarter transmissions, telematics

Work trucks get a tech tune-up thanks to smarter transmissions, telematics

Technology isn’t just electrons and algorithms. It’s metallurgy and frame rails and a host of other details. Truck manufacturers use these tools to develop, produce and ...

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Better Roads News

2015 Better Roads Bridge Inventory: Ohio the bridge poster child; D.C. still has most SD/FO spans

2015 Better Roads Bridge Inventory: Ohio the bridge poster child; D.C. still has most SD/FO spans

No surprise: the top challenge facing state DOTs in improving structurally deficient (SD) and functionally obsolete (FO) bridges is funding, according to our 2015 Better ...

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Business

Wisconsin contractor is a role model for the industry and his community

Wisconsin contractor is a role model for the industry and his community

Although different contractors can have vastly different motivators, the successful ones all share a similar internal drive – one that spurs them on to not ...

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Equipment

Get a Grip: The latest and greatest tires for heavy equipment (and 1 model for your pickup)

Get a Grip: The latest and greatest tires for heavy equipment (and 1 model for your pickup)

In the heavy construction and trucking industry tires have too often been viewed by contractors and fleet managers as a commodity, an afterthought, the cost ...

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