Equipment

Volvo launches EC480E crawler excavator: high power, low fuel use

Volvo launches EC480E crawler excavator: high power, low fuel use

Volvo has launched its new EC480E crawler excavator which features a Tier 4 Final D13 engine. Designed for quarry and mass excavating jobs, the machine provides ...

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Equipment

ROAD TEST: 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Crew Cab 4×4 handles well under a heavy load

ROAD TEST: 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Crew Cab 4×4 handles well under a heavy load

Toting a yard-and-a-half of bark mulch to a jobsite in the bed is a typical task for a landscaper’s pickup and just the type of ...

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Workforce

Construction worker stabs and kills coworker in South Carolina department store

Construction worker stabs and kills coworker in South Carolina department store

Authorities near Charleston, South Carolina have arrested a man they say stabbed and killed a coworker while they were renovating a department store. Dennis Elvin Cervantes-Pavon, ...

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Business

Nonresidential construction starts fall 19.5% during July as builder outlook shrinks due to increased labor, materials costs

Nonresidential construction starts fall 19.5% during July as builder outlook shrinks due to increased labor, materials costs

Following an "exceptionally strong" June, the dollar value of nonresidential construction starts fell 19.5 percent during July, according to data gathered by Reed Construction Data. "A ...

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Equipment

Bobcat’s new zero tail swing E20 compact excavator arrives at dealers this fall

Bobcat’s new zero tail swing E20 compact excavator arrives at dealers this fall

Bobcat’s new E20 compact excavator, sized to fit in the 1-to-2 metric ton class and replacing the company’s 324 model, will be on sale this ...

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Business

Home starts jump 15.7% in July as builder confidence strengthens

Home starts jump 15.7% in July as builder confidence strengthens

It would appear that despite a couple of rough months, homebuilder confidence in the U.S. housing market was not misplaced. Following two months of decreases, construction ...

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Safety

How to find great safety material for toolbox talks tailored to the job at hand

How to find great safety material for toolbox talks tailored to the job at hand

When preparing material for your toolbox talks, it’s best to tailor the current training to the job at hand. Aligning your safety training information with ...

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Equipment

Construction worker rolled over by equipment and killed while laying asphalt in Arkansas

Construction worker rolled over by equipment and killed while laying asphalt in Arkansas

A worker in Batesville, Arkansas was killed earlier this month when he was rolled over by a piece of equipment. John Garner, 52, was killed while ...

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Safety

Construction workers are 22% more likely to die on Texas jobsites

Construction workers are 22% more likely to die on Texas jobsites

Over the weekend, the Dallas Morning News released a bombshell of a report on workplace deaths in Texas as compared to other states. After an analysis ...

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Equipment

AEM survey: Construction firms plan to grow staff and fleet size, but most have no plans to use telematics

AEM survey: Construction firms plan to grow staff and fleet size, but most have no plans to use telematics

According to a survey released this morning by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, U.S. construction companies are fairly optimistic about the near future as the ...

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Equipment

Should you buy a new backhoe now or wait for the Tier 4 debate to subside?

The three new models in the Cat F series of backhoe loaders – 416F, 420F and 430F – are center pivot machines that feature a new Cat C4.4 ACERT engine, greater lift capacity, more bucket breakout force and increased backhoe control. The engine is equipped with the Cat NOx Reduction System and a diesel particulate filter for emissions reduction. Each model includes hydraulic refinement, new lift arms to increase hinge-pin height by 5 percent, a composite fuel tank and a new hinged cooling pack to improve service access. Cat.com

The 2013 Equipment World Spec Guide had 10 new models of backhoes in the 14-foot and greater categories. This year, there’s only one new model. ...

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Equipment

8 reasons why you pay too much for your equipment’s tires… and what you can do about it

8 reasons why you pay too much for your equipment’s tires… and what you can do about it

Contractors hate leaving money on the table at a bid letting. But how much money are you wasting by neglecting your tires or by neglecting ...

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Equipment

Safe Under Cover: The best toolboxes for your pickup truck

Safe Under Cover: The best toolboxes for your pickup truck

One of the first accessories that finds its way onto a work truck is a toolbox, or in some job applications, multiple toolboxes. That’s why it’s ...

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Business

How adding services helped J&S General Contracting grow during the recession

How adding services helped J&S General Contracting grow during the recession

Neither lengthy winters nor a crippling recession slowed down Steve Mueller or Dan Thiel. Instead, they combined their business savvy, passion for the outdoors, honest work ...

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