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Volvo CE earnings jump 31% during 3Q despite flat sales

Volvo CE earnings jump 31% during 3Q despite flat sales

Continued weak demand for construction equipment in China has negated sales gains in other parts of the world for the second-straight quarter at Volvo Construction ...

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VIDEO: Backhoe shimmies across water on a bridge made of old logs

VIDEO: Backhoe shimmies across water on a bridge made of old logs

During the reconstruction of a bridge in what looks to be a very rural part of Brazil, with the water in front of him a ...

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Gravely intros the Atlas: a jobsite vehicle aimed at contractors with a focus on hauling and towing (VIDEO)

Gravely intros the Atlas: a jobsite vehicle aimed at contractors with a focus on hauling and towing (VIDEO)

Gravely has created a new segment for off-road vehicles with the release of their new Atlas jobsite vehicle (JSV). To set itself apart from utility vehicles (UTVs), ...

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Equipment

Ritchie Bros. sets dates for annual heavy equipment mega-auction in Orlando

Ritchie Bros. sets dates for annual heavy equipment mega-auction in Orlando

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers today announced the dates for its annual multi-day equipment auction held in Orlando. Dubbed "The Big One," the event is the largest equipment ...

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Equipment

Caterpillar’s rugged new 903C compact wheel loader is low-spec by design

Caterpillar’s rugged new 903C compact wheel loader is low-spec by design

Most new machine introductions come with all the bells and whistles. But when Caterpillar introduced its atypically low-spec 903C compact wheel loader in Clayton, North ...

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JCB to cut 150 jobs in UK due to decline in global demand

JCB to cut 150 jobs in UK due to decline in global demand

JCB has announced it is cutting 150 jobs, mostly at its headquarters in Staffordshire, England. According to a report from the BBC, CEO Graeme Macdonald said a ...

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Caterpillar profit up 8% in 3Q, beats Wall Street expectations with slight uptick in sales

Caterpillar profit up 8% in 3Q, beats Wall Street expectations with slight uptick in sales

Caterpillar today announced an increase in both profit and sales during the third quarter, beating analyst expectations despite more declines in demand for mining equipment. The ...

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Equipment

IMT’s new 32 tm articulating crane provides long horizontal reach

IMT’s new 32 tm articulating crane provides long horizontal reach

Load and unload materials efficiently with the 32 tm crane from Iowa Mold Tooling, which delivers high working speed and precision control. The crane, which is ...

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ASCC releases concrete safety orientation video in Spanish

ASCC releases concrete safety orientation video in Spanish

The American Society of Concrete Contractors has released a Spanish version of the Concrete Employee Safety Orientation DVD. Designed for concrete contractors, the training tool was ...

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Volvo CE intros new C-Series motor graders with engine upgrades, better fuel consumption

Volvo CE intros new C-Series motor graders with engine upgrades, better fuel consumption

Designed to handle a range of grading applications, Volvo has introduced its new C-Series motor graders, including the G930C, G940C, G946C (AWD) and G960C. The series ...

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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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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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