Equipment

High-pressure, computer-controlled fuel injection key to next-gen heavy-duty diesel engines

High-pressure, computer-controlled fuel injection key to next-gen heavy-duty diesel engines

Fuel systems for heavy-duty diesel engines have come a long way over the last decade since the advent of federally mandated exhaust emissions standards. Their ...

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Tech

This construction firm plans to build an elevator to space. Why it’s not just science fiction

This construction firm plans to build an elevator to space. Why it’s not just science fiction

While companies like Space X and Virgin Galactic rush to pioneer the privatized the space travel industry, one of Japan's largest construction companies has plans ...

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Equipment

Vermeer debuts FT100, first product in new forestry tractor line

Vermeer debuts FT100, first product in new forestry tractor line

Vermeer’s 111-horsepower FT100 forestry tractor is the first in a new line of forestry equipment for the company, which will include the 290-horsepower FT300, to ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Watch a Chevrolet S-10 pickup explode to 219 mph, become quickest street-legal vehicle in the world

VIDEO: Watch a Chevrolet S-10 pickup explode to 219 mph, become quickest street-legal vehicle in the world

When building the world's quickest-accelerating street-legal vehicle, maybe one of the last bodies you'd decide to wrap that type of horsepower in would be a ...

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Safety

IPAF report indicates more than 20 aerial work platform deaths worldwide in first half of 2014

IPAF report indicates more than 20 aerial work platform deaths worldwide in first half of 2014

The International Powered Access Federation, a non-profit group that promotes the safe use of powered access equipment, has released half-year results for the organization’s accident ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Geniuses wrap themselves in rope, let an excavator sling them through the air

VIDEO: Geniuses wrap themselves in rope, let an excavator sling them through the air

Most people see construction equipment from afar. And most people, when meeting these machines in person for the first time, display a healthy amount of ...

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Equipment

Komatsu launches 31-ton HM300-5 articulated dump truck

Komatsu launches 31-ton HM300-5 articulated dump truck

Komatsu focused on reducing cost with the development of the company’s HM300-5 articulated dump truck, which features an EPA Tier 4 final SAA6D125E-7 engine that ...

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Safety

Fashion show goes on despite construction worker’s 30-foot fall through roof

Fashion show goes on despite construction worker’s 30-foot fall through roof

As models strutted down a runway during a fashion show in London earlier this week, a construction worker tumbled through the roof. According to a report ...

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Equipment

Toyota issues recalls on Tundra and Tacoma pickups

Toyota issues recalls on Tundra and Tacoma pickups

Toyota has issued recalls on both its full-size and midsize pickups over separate issues. The first recall deals with the 2014 Tundra. Toyota has issued a ...

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Business

New ARTBA awards program to honor construction firms who serve their communities

New ARTBA awards program to honor construction firms who serve their communities

Construction firms intent on giving back to their communities may now be honored for their good works. The Transportation Development Foundation, an American Road and Transportation ...

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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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