Equipment

Komatsu reveals intelligent, hybrid machine sales figures at Intermat, says more on the way

Komatsu reveals intelligent, hybrid machine sales figures at Intermat, says more on the way

Komatsu’s intelligent machine initiative, now well into its second year, was top of mind during at Intermat presentation from Komatsu Europe executives at Intermat today. ...

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Business

Volvo’s Terex Trucks continues down path, offering a “standard, core rugged feature set”

Volvo’s Terex Trucks continues down path, offering a “standard, core rugged feature set”

Terex Trucks, a division of Volvo Construction Equipment since its acquisition from Terex last summer, is continuing down the path of offering both rigid-frame and ...

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Equipment

Michelin debuts XTXL tire for loaders with 50% sidewall boost, Bibload Hard Surface tire for backhoes

Michelin debuts XTXL tire for loaders with 50% sidewall boost, Bibload Hard Surface tire for backhoes

During a Monday evening press conference at the Intermat show in Paris, Michelin introduced two new construction equipment tires, one aimed at supporting heavier loads ...

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Safety

Construction firms donate $1 million to establish high-tech construction safety lab at Oregon State University

Construction firms donate $1 million to establish high-tech construction safety lab at Oregon State University

Two North Dakota construction firms have donated a large grant in order to help establish the premier laboratory in the U.S. for the study of industry ...

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Equipment

Alliance Tire shows high-flotation, dually-like tires, new backhoe and flat-proof skid steer tires at Intermat

Alliance Tire shows high-flotation, dually-like tires, new backhoe and flat-proof skid steer tires at Intermat

When is a dually not a dually? The traditional four-per-axle/two per side tire arrangement can be seen on everything from one ton trucks to 18 ...

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State/Local Government

Troopers go undercover from construction vehicles in speeding crackdown on Pennsylvania work zones

Troopers go undercover from construction vehicles in speeding crackdown on Pennsylvania work zones

Troopers with the Pennsylvania State Police will take an embedded approach in protecting construction workers in highway work zones this summer. In partnership with the Pennsylvania ...

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State/Local Government

Iowa DOT planning $700 million in state, interstate highway projects for 2015

Iowa DOT planning $700 million in state, interstate highway projects for 2015

The Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) is planning $700 million in state and interstate highway projects this year, representing a record amount spent by the ...

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State/Local Government

Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing gets $162 million TIFIA Loan

Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing gets $162 million TIFIA Loan

The East End Crossing section of the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project has received a $162 million loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation ...

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Equipment

Kohler says its biggest diesel yet, the KDI 3404, is “Tier 5-ready”

Kohler says its biggest diesel yet, the KDI 3404, is “Tier 5-ready”

With flashing lights, dry ice smoke and a live string quartet rocking in the background (it is Europe after all) Kohler introduced its biggest yet ...

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Better Roads News

Hamm debuts H 5i, H 7i compact rollers with improved climbing capacity at Intermat (PHOTOS)

Hamm debuts H 5i, H 7i compact rollers with improved climbing capacity at Intermat (PHOTOS)

Hamm on Monday expanded its lineup of compact rollers with the introduction of the H5i and H7i at the Intermat show in Paris. Powered by a 73-horsepower, ...

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Equipment

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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