Equipment

A place for old iron: HCEA advances National Construction Equipment Museum plan

A place for old iron: HCEA advances National Construction Equipment Museum plan

Long out of space at its cramped 7,000-square-foot headquarters, the Historical Construction Equipment Association launched a new campaign this month to fund the 20,000-square-foot National ...

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Business

PHOTOS: JLG opens new customer training center, proving grounds

PHOTOS: JLG opens new customer training center, proving grounds

Classes have begun at JLG Industries’ new $2.5 million customer training center and proving grounds in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. Quadrupling the size of the company’s original training ...

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Equipment

PHOTOS: Polaris DAGOR is the ultimate off-road military truck; could be Jeep of the 21st Century

PHOTOS: Polaris DAGOR is the ultimate off-road military truck; could be Jeep of the 21st Century

It’s the size of a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, sporting the suspension of an off-road Trophy Truck. It has a curb weight of 4,500 pounds, a ...

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Equipment

Kubota introduces R530, R630 wheel loaders with hybrid linkage system

Kubota introduces R530, R630 wheel loaders with hybrid linkage system

Kubota has added two additional models to its compact wheel loader lineup, the 47.9-horsepower R530 and 61.2-horsepower R630, in a press event this week that ...

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Equipment

Bob the Builder, construction’s most well-known ambassador to kids, gets a makeover for a new generation

Bob the Builder, construction’s most well-known ambassador to kids, gets a makeover for a new generation

After entreating and educating children around the world for the last 16 years, the popular cartoon Bob the Builder has gotten its first refresh in ...

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Business

Home starts rise 6.3% in September as homebuilder confidence falls back to earth

Home starts rise 6.3% in September as homebuilder confidence falls back to earth

The month-to-month volatility of new U.S. housing starts continued in September, while homebuilder confidence in the market saw its first dip in four months. Following a ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Excavator plays T-ball with a microwave, gets bored and crushes it instead

VIDEO: Excavator plays T-ball with a microwave, gets bored and crushes it instead

Just in case you ever dreamed of playing t-ball with a microwave and using an excavator as a bat, this video is for you. Unless ...

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Tech

GEAR: Maximize your smartphone’s potential on the jobsite with Ryobi Phone Works connected tools

GEAR: Maximize your smartphone’s potential on the jobsite with Ryobi Phone Works connected tools

It's easy to forget now that they've become so commonplace, but the fact that your smartphone is outfitted with a high-resolution display, camera, internet connectivity, ...

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Equipment

Fall is a good time to check the tread of your truck tires. Here’s an easy way to do it

Fall is a good time to check the tread of your truck tires. Here’s an easy way to do it

A friend of mine is one of those businessmen who pinches every nickel so hard it turns into a dime. But he’s also smart—and safety ...

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Workforce

Construction workers in Iowa save kitten from a dumpster’s doom

Construction workers in Iowa save kitten from a dumpster’s doom

While saving cats is typically the work of firefighters, a group of construction workers in Des Moines, Iowa, recently made an exception. According to a report ...

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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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Business

Impressive level of quality combined with a passion for his people keep Dallas contractor at the top of his field

Impressive level of quality combined with a passion for his people keep Dallas contractor at the top of his field

After Vern Larman returned to the Dallas area from a two-year stint as a missionary in Bolivia, he found he had a passion and expertise ...

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