Equipment

The Great Attachments Roundup of 2014 (GALLERY)

The Great Attachments Roundup of 2014 (GALLERY)

Whatever the task at hand—cleanup, compaction, concrete and asphalt, demolition, earthmoving, grading, landclearing, landscaping or lifting—there's an attachment in our roundup that will help you ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Excavator straddles extremely narrow bench, predictably topples over

VIDEO: Excavator straddles extremely narrow bench, predictably topples over

There's very little context for this video, but when it starts the machine already has one track dangling over the edge of the bench as ...

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Business

Terex sees big profit increase as AWP and MHPS segments boost sales

Terex sees big profit increase as AWP and MHPS segments boost sales

In its latest earnings report, Terex announced increases in both sales and profit during the second quarter of the year. The company's net sales increased to ...

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Gear

GEAR: Knapheide Utility Rack for service trucks handles long items such as pipe and conduit

GEAR: Knapheide Utility Rack for service trucks handles long items such as pipe and conduit

Handle lengthy items not generally suited for service trucks with Knapheide’s Utility Rack, which is useful for pipe, conduit, ladders and more. Featuring square and ...

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Equipment

Displacement Replacement: How the 2015 Ford F-150′s 2.7L EcoBoost packs V8 power into a V6 frame

Displacement Replacement: How the 2015 Ford F-150′s 2.7L EcoBoost packs V8 power into a V6 frame

It wasn’t that long ago a 2.7-liter V6 with a compacted-graphite-iron (CGI) block, twin turbos, reverse-flow cooling, split-mains, variable-displacement oil pump, deep-sump oil pan and ...

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Business

Caterpillar profit up 4% in 2Q despite decline in sales; improves full-year forecast

Caterpillar profit up 4% in 2Q despite decline in sales; improves full-year forecast

Despite a dip in sales and continued soft demand for mining equipment, Caterpillar today announced a 4-percent increase in profit during the second quarter. The company ...

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Business

In wake of safety manager’s death, California construction company continues to pay his salary; coworkers raise $120k to support family

In wake of safety manager’s death, California construction company continues to pay his salary; coworkers raise $120k to support family

A construction company in Milpitas, California is honoring a former employee by making sure his family is well taken care of after a traffic accident ...

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Safety

3 tips for staying safe inside road construction work zones

3 tips for staying safe inside road construction work zones

Although many types of construction work can be considered hazardous, few tasks are more dangerous than those conducted in road construction work zones. A number of ...

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Equipment

Ford reveals 2015 F-150 weighs less than 5,000 pounds; 2.7L EcoBoost V6 has V8 power

Ford reveals 2015 F-150 weighs less than 5,000 pounds; 2.7L EcoBoost V6 has V8 power

Since unveiling the 2015 F-150 back in January, Ford has released quite a bit of information about the new truck. For starters, we knew that ...

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Equipment

Truck hauling excavator collides with 5 bridges, taking a chunk out of each (PHOTOS)

Truck hauling excavator collides with 5 bridges, taking a chunk out of each (PHOTOS)

While being hauled by a truck traveling through Thurston County, Washington, last week, an excavator's boom collided with five different bridges before the driver finally ...

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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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