Safety

OSHA offers range of fall prevention resources in upcoming National Safety Stand-Down

OSHA offers range of fall prevention resources in upcoming National Safety Stand-Down

While Equipment World covers a range of topics in our online and print safety articles, one area I like to make sure I write about ...

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Equipment

Is Big Bertha too big? Tunnel-boring machine won’t get back to digging below Seattle for nearly a year

Is Big Bertha too big? Tunnel-boring machine won’t get back to digging below Seattle for nearly a year

In a slight change in plans, officials with the Washington State Department of Transportation have announced Big Bertha, the world's largest tunnel-boring machine, won't get back ...

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Safety

Construction worker injured when head is pinned between lift and steel beam at Daytona International Speedway

Construction worker injured when head is pinned between lift and steel beam at Daytona International Speedway

A construction worker operating a scissor lift as part of the renovations taking place at the Daytona International Speedway suffered a head injury Saturday that ...

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Business

VIDEO: Watch our 2014 Contractor of the Year box a guy who outweighs him by 100 lbs. in the Golden Gloves

VIDEO: Watch our 2014 Contractor of the Year box a guy who outweighs him by 100 lbs. in the Golden Gloves

You don’t get very far in the construction business without a competitive spirit, the ability to duke it out, to hang in there for the ...

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Business

The top 5 best-selling new and used machines for 1Q 2014

The top 5 best-selling new and used machines for 1Q 2014

Almost 28,725 new and used machines in the top 11 types of construction equipment* were financed during the first quarter of 2014, according to Equipment ...

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Tech

The Motion Computing R12 is a rugged Windows tablet designed for construction

The Motion Computing R12 is a rugged Windows tablet designed for construction

Even though adoption of new software, devices and other technologies have a lot of room to grow when it comes to adoption by the construction ...

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Business

February brings typical downturn for number of new, used construction machines sold

February brings typical downturn for number of new, used construction machines sold

As is typical during the month of February, financed sales of new and used equipment took a dip from January figures, according to information released ...

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Business

Ohio DOT embarks on its largest construction season ever with 936 projects

Ohio DOT embarks on its largest construction season ever with 936 projects

The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced that the 2014 construction season will be its largest ever. ODOT says the season is made up of 936 ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Excavator pushes dozer up steep grade before clawing its own way up to escape loose terrain

VIDEO: Excavator pushes dozer up steep grade before clawing its own way up to escape loose terrain

Steep grades and loose terrain can be formidable foes for heavy machinery on their own. So it's no surprise that combining the two with both ...

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Business

Why Cummins is bringing next-gen engine, truck technology to China before the U.S.

Why Cummins is bringing next-gen engine, truck technology to China before the U.S.

I hate math. And math hates me. But I’m going to put aside my loathing of this particular discipline for a moment to illustrate why ...

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Equipment

Understanding your pickup’s max payload capacity and how helper springs make a smooth ride of a heavy load

Understanding your pickup’s max payload capacity and how helper springs make a smooth ride of a heavy load

Hauling 55-gallon drums of diesel, a bed full of pit run gravel or pallets of undercarriage parts are an every day occurrence for many pickup ...

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Telematics

How to save money and protect equipment by creating an anti-idling policy at your construction company

How to save money and protect equipment by creating an anti-idling policy at your construction company

In construction bids, nobody likes to leave money on the table. Yet the biggest controllable expense—fuel cost—is rarely scrutinized for savings. That’s unfortunate, given that the ...

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Business

South Dakota contractor’s work in his small town’s moment of crisis provides framework for growth

South Dakota contractor’s work in his small town’s moment of crisis provides framework for growth

Each February, Gale Nitteberg, his wife Sandy and their grandchildren pack up and head south for about a month to escape the harsh South Dakota ...

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Equipment

How to get the most work out of your compact track loader

How to get the most work out of your compact track loader

Compared to skid steer loaders, compact track loaders cost more, have slower travel speeds, are better in soft underfoot conditions, and handle slopes better. Common ...

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