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Contractors, construction equipment manufacturers have much to gain from restoration of trade with Cuba

Contractors, construction equipment manufacturers have much to gain from restoration of trade with Cuba

Though the restoration of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba has a long way to go, construction is firmly planted among the industries with ...

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Equipment

Construction equipment buyers, dealers poised to take advantage of 2014 bonus depreciation reinstatement

Construction equipment buyers, dealers poised to take advantage of 2014 bonus depreciation reinstatement

As expected, Congress has passed legislation reinstating tax provisions that could have a direct impact on whether or not you buy new equipment in the ...

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Business

IronPlanet and Cat Auction Services announce merger

IronPlanet and Cat Auction Services announce merger

Online equipment marketplace IronPlanet and the Caterpillar dealer channel for used equipment sales, Cat Auction Services, have announced a merger. The two companies promise a "unique ...

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Construction News

11th Day of Construction Gifts: DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ drone

11th Day of Construction Gifts: DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ drone

Despite the current purgatory of commercial regulations the technology currently finds itself in, drones (or unmanned aircraft systems, as the FAA prefers to call them) ...

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Equipment

Ditch Witch MR90 mud recycler can be transported while full of mud (PHOTOS)

Ditch Witch MR90 mud recycler can be transported while full of mud (PHOTOS)

Boost profits by reclaiming, recycling and reusing drilling mud with Ditch Witch’s MR90, a self-contained mud recycler that can be transported while the unit is ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Building suddenly collapses atop excavator in demolition gone wrong

VIDEO: Building suddenly collapses atop excavator in demolition gone wrong

It's hard to see exactly what went wrong in this video, but it definitely highlights the dangers of demolition work. The operator is gutting the ...

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Tech

10th Day of Construction Gifts: Braven BRV-X rugged bluetooth speaker brings tunes to the jobsite

10th Day of Construction Gifts: Braven BRV-X rugged bluetooth speaker brings tunes to the jobsite

Why should the guys and gals running closed-cab equipment be the only ones who get to enjoy some music while they work? With the Braven ...

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Business

Caterpillar names a new CIO and a new head of Asia Pacific distribution amidst leadership changes

Caterpillar names a new CIO and a new head of Asia Pacific distribution amidst leadership changes

At the head of several changes in Caterpillar's corporate leadership, the company has named a new Chief Information Officer and vice president with responsibility for the ...

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Equipment

Vermeer launches first Tier 4 Final HDD with engine upgrade to D100x140 S3 Navigator

Vermeer launches first Tier 4 Final HDD with engine upgrade to D100x140 S3 Navigator

Vermeer’s Navigator horizontal directional drill is the first Tier 4 Final drill to hit the market, as the company has upgraded the D100x140 S3’s engine ...

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Equipment

Pile driving rig operators, contractors team up for certification program

Pile driving rig operators, contractors team up for certification program

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators and the Pile Driving Contractors Association have teamed up to form a task force, with the ...

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Why 3- to 4-ton compact excavators are just the right size to get most jobs done

Why 3- to 4-ton compact excavators are just the right size to get most jobs done

  Three- to 4-ton compact excavators seem to be just the right size. “Positioned in the middle of the compact range, these machines go where bigger ...

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Business

Sibling dynamic builds Guyer Brothers into successful company with a family atmosphere

Sibling dynamic builds Guyer Brothers into successful company with a family atmosphere

When talking with successful contractors, you often hear them credit the people that work for them. There’s a reason for that. Most people in this ...

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Equipment

Caterpillar launches steel-tracked 299D XHP with land management package

Caterpillar launches steel-tracked 299D XHP with land management package

Of all the new designs Caterpillar unveiled to the press last week in Clayton, North Carolina, nothing got more second looks than the steel track ...

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Equipment

Liebherr debuts 2 new dozers: PR 746 and PR 756 Litronic (PHOTOS)

Liebherr PR 756 Litronic dozer

Liebherr has expanded its Generation 6 dozer line to include two new models in the 30 to 40 ton class, the PR 746  and PR ...

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