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Texas plumber gets phone threats after old pickup winds up in hands of Islamic militants

Texas plumber gets phone threats after old pickup winds up in hands of Islamic militants

When Jeff Oberholtzer retired and traded in one of his plumbing company's Ford F-250s last year, he probably thought it was the last he'd see of the ...

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Equipment

John Deere’s new 300G LC excavator cranks up the power and adds numerous new features

John Deere’s new 300G LC excavator cranks up the power and adds numerous new features

By EPA mandate, almost every new machine introduced today includes a Tier 4 final emissions reduction system. So what really sets a machine apart from ...

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Equipment

9th Day of Construction Gifts: The Oxx Coffeeboxx is a rugged K-Cup brewer designed for the jobsite

9th Day of Construction Gifts: The Oxx Coffeeboxx is a rugged K-Cup brewer designed for the jobsite

Just about everyone has a Keurig these days. The single-serve coffee brewers have quickly found a spot in the morning routines of millions of Americans ...

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Workforce

Construction crew unearths grenade without a pin, worker picks it up for some reason

Construction crew unearths grenade without a pin, worker picks it up for some reason

A jobsite supervisor in Arizona got quite the scare last week when one of the guys on his crew walked up to him holding what ...

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Business

Interchange projects in Norman amount to Oklahoma DOT’s largest awarded contract ever

Interchange projects in Norman amount to Oklahoma DOT’s largest awarded contract ever

The reconstruction of two interchanges on Interstate 35 in Norman has generated the single largest construction contract ever awarded by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The ...

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Equipment

SPY PHOTOS: Cummins-powered next-gen Nissan Titan goes for a spin before January reveal

SPY PHOTOS: Cummins-powered next-gen Nissan Titan goes for a spin before January reveal

A couple weeks ago, we got a quick, blurry glimpse at the redesigned next-generation Nissan Titan in a video from the automaker. But thanks to ...

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Tech

FAA gives Chicago contractor, Ohio design firm and Trimble permission to fly drones

FAA gives Chicago contractor, Ohio design firm and Trimble permission to fly drones

Though the Federal Aviation Administration has largely dropped the ball with regard to establishing regulations for commercial drone flights, the agency has at least acknowledged the great ...

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Equipment

Hitachi mining trucks and excavators to get same 360º cameras and motion detection as Nissan cars and trucks

Hitachi mining trucks and excavators to get same 360º cameras and motion detection as Nissan cars and trucks

Future models of Hitachi Construction Equipment's mining trucks and large hydraulic excavators will soon be much easier to park and much safer to operate on ...

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Equipment

8th Day of Construction Gifts: Duluth Trading Work Gloves for winter, summer and carpentry

8th Day of Construction Gifts: Duluth Trading Work Gloves for winter, summer and carpentry

When looking for that perfect pair of gloves for the jobsite, we found Duluth Trading Company's line of work gloves to be among the best-reviewed. ...

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Equipment

Looking for the ultimate off-road vehicle for the jobsite? Now you can buy a Humvee from the military

Looking for the ultimate off-road vehicle for the jobsite? Now you can buy a Humvee from the military

Today at 3 p.m. Eastern, the U.S. military will auction off decommissioned Humvees to the general public for the first time. The live auction is taking ...

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Why 3- to 4-ton compact excavators are just the right size to get most jobs done

Why 3- to 4-ton compact excavators are just the right size to get most jobs done

  Three- to 4-ton compact excavators seem to be just the right size. “Positioned in the middle of the compact range, these machines go where bigger ...

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Business

Sibling dynamic builds Guyer Brothers into successful company with a family atmosphere

Sibling dynamic builds Guyer Brothers into successful company with a family atmosphere

When talking with successful contractors, you often hear them credit the people that work for them. There’s a reason for that. Most people in this ...

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Equipment

Caterpillar launches steel-tracked 299D XHP with land management package

Caterpillar launches steel-tracked 299D XHP with land management package

Of all the new designs Caterpillar unveiled to the press last week in Clayton, North Carolina, nothing got more second looks than the steel track ...

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Equipment

Liebherr debuts 2 new dozers: PR 746 and PR 756 Litronic (PHOTOS)

Liebherr PR 756 Litronic dozer

Liebherr has expanded its Generation 6 dozer line to include two new models in the 30 to 40 ton class, the PR 746  and PR ...

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