Equipment

Ford retains best-in-class heavy duty pickup towing despite F-450′s move to stricter standards

Ford retains best-in-class heavy duty pickup towing despite F-450′s move to stricter standards

By changing the way it measures the 2015 F-450's payload and towing ratings, Ford has thrown the latest punch in an ongoing debate with Ram ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Get a drone’s-eye view of construction on Apple’s massive new spaceship-like campus

VIDEO: Get a drone’s-eye view of construction on Apple’s massive new spaceship-like campus

Back in July, we got our first look at construction of Apple's new $5 billion campus. The new campus was one of the last projects ...

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Business

Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain in more than 2 years in July

Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain in more than 2 years in July

After seeing its first drop in one year during June, construction spending in the U.S. fully recovered and then some in July, with its largest ...

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Equipment

How to avoid deadly roller compactor rollovers on jobsites with slopes or embankments

How to avoid deadly roller compactor rollovers on jobsites with slopes or embankments

A construction worker was killed in an accident in Florida on August 21, when the roller he was operating slipped down a berm and rolled ...

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Workforce

VIDEO: Roofer busts out gravity-defying samba breakdance; somehow doesn’t break his neck

VIDEO: Roofer busts out gravity-defying samba breakdance; somehow doesn’t break his neck

As the video below attests, music can be a very powerful force. So powerful that despite the fact he was working atop a roof, Andrew Wilcox ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Weight of crane shoves hauler into a jackknife that sends crane over a hillside

VIDEO: Weight of crane shoves hauler into a jackknife that sends crane over a hillside

We've all been involved in tense situations. But few of us have ever been in this tense of situation. In the video below, we see a hauler ...

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Equipment

Elderly woman causes $10,000 damage to work zone after driving into wet concrete

Elderly woman causes $10,000 damage to work zone after driving into wet concrete

An elderly woman caused $10,000 worth of damage when she drove through 50 feet of newly-poured concrete in the 25th Street construction zone in Fargo, North ...

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Equipment

Bobcat, Make-a-Wish fulfill 5-year-old’s wish to see how his favorite machines are made (PHOTOS)

Bobcat, Make-a-Wish fulfill 5-year-old’s wish to see how his favorite machines are made (PHOTOS)

A five-year-old boy fighting a rare blood disorder got to have a few days of pure fun thanks to the Make-A-Wish North Dakota and Make-A-Wish Minnesota. Connor Menard of ...

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Safety

Electrocution kills Virginia construction worker after crane comes in contact with power line

Electrocution kills Virginia construction worker after crane comes in contact with power line

In what investigators are calling a "freak accident," a young construction worker was killed earlier this week after being electrocuted in Amelia County, Virginia. According to ...

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Business

The LA Sheriff’s Dept. melted thousands of guns to recycle them as road construction material (VIDEO)

The LA Sheriff’s Dept. melted thousands of guns to recycle them as road construction material (VIDEO)

Thousands of handguns, rifles and other weapons have been destroyed to eventually be used in construction of roads and bridges. Nearly 5,000 weapons were melted and ...

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Number of new articulated dump truck models is up in 2014 along with their size and fuel efficiency

Number of new articulated dump truck models is up in 2014 along with their size and fuel efficiency

Crunching some numbers from the Equipment World Spec Guide provides good insight into the articulated dump truck market. The 2014 Spec Guide has about the ...

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Equipment

What’s new with directional drills?

What’s new with directional drills?

Operator-centric moves Keeping operators happy and productive continues to be a main thrust. “This positively impacts contractor’s bottom lines,” says Joshua Beddow, marketing manager, Toro, “which ...

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Equipment

9 things you must know to get a handle on DEF

9 things you must know to get a handle on DEF

"Why does it have to be this way? Why are we having to do one more thing?” Those are typically the first questions customers ask Heath ...

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Business

Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to Wm. Winkler Company’s success

Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to Wm. Winkler Company’s success

"We love to do anything that involves concrete,” says Brian Winkler, 47, president of Wm. Winkler Company.  In fact, concrete has been Wm. Winkler Company’s material ...

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