Equipment

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Ford Super Duty pickups pack powerful improvements over 2014 models

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Ford Super Duty pickups pack powerful improvements over 2014 models

Rolling hard into the throttle, driving 2015 Ford F-350, Ram 3500, and Chevy 3500HD Silverado duallies while towing 33-foot fifth wheel travel trailers tells a ...

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Innovations

Conductive “sensing skin” paint could stop cracks in bridges, concrete structures before it’s too late

Conductive “sensing skin” paint could stop cracks in bridges, concrete structures before it’s too late

A new paint-on "sensing skin" would allow officials to retrofit bridges and other concrete structures with the ability to detect cracks or other weaknesses before ...

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Safety

Philadelphia unveils required construction, demolition project signage one year after fatal building collapse

Philadelphia unveils required construction, demolition project signage one year after fatal building collapse

As a measure taken in the aftermath of a building demolition that killed six people last year, the city of Philadelphia is now requiring construction ...

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Safety

Construction worker dies after fall down elevator shaft on Louisville jobsite

Construction worker dies after fall down elevator shaft on Louisville jobsite

A construction worker on an off-campus apartment complex being built for students at the University of Louisville was killed last week after falling down an ...

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Equipment

SDLG fills gap in wheel loader lineup with 3-cubic-yard LG948L

SDLG fills gap in wheel loader lineup with 3-cubic-yard LG948L

Responding to customer demand, SDLG has launched the 3.0-cubic-yard LG948L, designed for a range of construction applications. Alan Quinn, director of SDLG North America, says customers ...

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Business

Sales slump in China offsets gains elsewhere as Volvo CE operating income falls 43% in 2Q

Sales slump in China offsets gains elsewhere as Volvo CE operating income falls 43% in 2Q

After kicking the year off with a sales boost and 29-percent increase in operating income during the first quarter, things cooled off considerably for Volvo ...

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Equipment

GM makes 8-speed automatic transmission standard on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra

GM makes 8-speed automatic transmission standard on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra

Chevrolet and GMC have confirmed a new eight-speed automatic transmission will be standard on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali ...

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Equipment

Ram adopts SAE J2807 towing standard for all 2015 truck models

Ram adopts SAE J2807 towing standard for all 2015 truck models

Beginning with the 2015 model year, Ram says it will become the first automaker to adopt the Society of Automotive Engineers J2807 standardized tow rating ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Massive steel beam falls off trailer, snatches semi truck onto its side

VIDEO: Massive steel beam falls off trailer, snatches semi truck onto its side

It's a very fortunate thing that the closest third party to this accident was the guy who filmed the whole thing and that he was ...

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Business

Building the future of your construction company: Matching tech-savvy, young employees in a mentorship with seasoned crew members

Building the future of your construction company: Matching tech-savvy, young employees in a mentorship with seasoned crew members

When I listen to contractors tell me how they first became involved in construction—usually a tale of early exposure and family tradition—it has hit me ...

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Equipment

DOZERS REDEFINED: How electronics and machine control made mid-size dozers smarter

DOZERS REDEFINED: How electronics and machine control made mid-size dozers smarter

There’s a direct correlation between power and fuel consumption; more power requires more fuel. Higher injection pressures, careful design of the piston and combustion chamber, ...

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Contractor of the year

SHARED SUCCESS: Pennsylvania contractor gives 10% of profits to charity each year

SHARED SUCCESS: Pennsylvania contractor gives 10% of profits to charity each year

Although undergoing changes in your life or career can be a hardship, for Brian Winot, owner of Northeast Site Contractors in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, unplanned ...

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Equipment

How Hyundai’s prototype R220LC Hi-POSS excavator could deliver hybrid-like fuel savings through precise hydraulics

How Hyundai’s prototype R220LC Hi-POSS excavator could deliver hybrid-like fuel savings through precise hydraulics

One of the more intriguing equipment technologies to come out of ConExpo 2014 was Hyundai’s Hi-POSS system. (Hyundai Intelligent Power Optimal Sharing and Energy Saving). The ...

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Equipment

Quick Data: New and used trencher sales trends for July 2014

Quick Data: New and used trencher sales trends for July 2014

A snapshot of new and used trencher sales trends based on data from Randall-Reilly's Equipment Data Associates.

In the Magazine

When lubricating construction equipment, approach the grease gun like a soldier does a rifle

When lubricating construction equipment, approach the grease gun like a soldier does a rifle

The weapon Friction is our enemy and lubrication is our ally… if applied correctly. As with any alliance, proper lubrication requires careful equipment selection and maintenance. One ...

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