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VIDEO: Truck crashes into barrier and is ripped in half all in the name of science and homeland security

VIDEO: Truck crashes into barrier and is ripped in half all in the name of science and homeland security

The folks at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute have a fun job. But it's also important work. According to the Texas Tribune and Houston Chronicle, TTI ...

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Financed new construction equipment sales up 11%; Bobcat T590 leads August top 10

Financed new construction equipment sales up 11%; Bobcat T590 leads August top 10

Compared to one year ago, the number of new financed construction equipment units sold rose 11 percent this August, according to Equipment Data Associates figures. Used ...

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Safety

Update your construction company’s safety plan to protect temporary workers

Update your construction company’s safety plan to protect temporary workers

So, your safety plan is up to date, you conduct frequent, targeted training and your workers have bought into and contribute to your safety culture. ...

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Equipment

Ditch Witch upgrades RT45 ride-on trencher with big boost in power (PHOTOS)

Ditch Witch upgrades RT45 ride-on trencher with big boost in power (PHOTOS)

Ditch Witch has added a 49-horsepower Tier 4 Deutz diesel engine to its RT45 ride-on trencher, delivering a significant increase in power over the previous ...

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Business

John Deere names Max Guinn next president of Construction & Forestry equipment

John Deere names Max Guinn next president of Construction & Forestry equipment

John Deere has named Max A. Guinn as the next president of its Worldwide Construction & Forestry equipment division. Guinn, who is currently the senior vice ...

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Business

Construction critical to growth of unconventional energy market

Construction critical to growth of unconventional energy market

Construction is a key player throughout the “unconventional” oil and gas supply chain, according to a just-released study by the Energy Equipment Infrastructure Alliance, and ...

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Equipment

PHOTOS: Nissan engineers made an electric pickup truck by hacking up a Leaf electric car

PHOTOS: Nissan engineers made an electric pickup truck by hacking up a Leaf electric car

A team building exercise at Nissan’s Technical Center in Stanfield, Arizona produced another spin on the company’s hybrid technology capabilities. Part Nissan LEAF and part Nissan Frontier, ...

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Business

Construction spending dips 0.8% in August due to fall in nonresidential

Construction spending dips 0.8% in August due to fall in nonresidential

U.S. construction spending saw its second dip of the year in August, falling 0.8 percent. Spending was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $961 billion ...

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Equipment

Bandit launches new tracked model 2550 stump grinder

Bandit launches new tracked model 2550 stump grinder

Bandit has combined its 2550 stump grinder with the versatility of a tracked machine with the new Model 2550 Track stump grinder. The stump grinder features ...

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Equipment

Next generation Ford Super Duty pickups will be made of aluminum too

Next generation Ford Super Duty pickups will be made of aluminum too

The next generation of Ford Super Duty pickups will be made of aluminum, just like their F-150 brethren. Ford made the announcement during a conference call ...

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Why are new wheel loaders seeing more fuel efficiency gains than other Tier 4 machines?

Why are new wheel loaders seeing more fuel efficiency gains than other Tier 4 machines?

  For most machines, Tier 4 Final fuel efficiency gains are around 5 percent. Yet fuel efficiency for wheel loaders is up 20 percent and more. ...

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Workforce

How a “Circle of Retention” can bring better hires to construction companies

How a “Circle of Retention” can bring better hires to construction companies

The biggest challenge facing the heavy equipment industry is the lack of qualified workers in any skill area. The problem is not impossible to solve ...

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Equipment

Cut operation costs by keeping lubricating oils and hydraulic fluids free of contaminants

Cut operation costs by keeping lubricating oils and hydraulic fluids free of contaminants

In July, we showed the importance of keeping our weapon (grease gun) in good condition and using the proper gun. Now we’ll look at keeping ...

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Equipment

REVIEW: The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel’s V-6 delivers major fuel efficiency with the feel of a V-8

REVIEW: The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel’s V-6 delivers major fuel efficiency with the feel of a V-8

Slipping around a slow-moving motorhome on a moderate grade in Oregon’s Coast Range took little more than moving into the passing lane and rolling into ...

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