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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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Business

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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Business

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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Equipment

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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Equipment

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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Equipment

VIDEO: Watch construction crews bore and blast below New York City to build the 2nd Avenue subway line

VIDEO: Watch construction crews bore and blast below New York City to build the 2nd Avenue subway line

"New York City is one of the toughest places to build anything." That quote from NYC subway train service supervisor Bill Wall, more than anything else, ...

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Workforce

Construction’s skilled worker shortage intensifies: 83% of firms tell AGC they can’t find enough craft workers

Construction’s skilled worker shortage intensifies: 83% of firms tell AGC they can’t find enough craft workers

The problem of not being able to find enough skilled craft workers is reaching nearly universal levels in the U.S. construction industry, according to a ...

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Business

A new president at Pettibone; new locations for Takeuchi, Bomag, Trimble and more in this week’s Dealer News Roundup

A new president at Pettibone; new locations for Takeuchi, Bomag, Trimble and more in this week’s Dealer News Roundup

Welcome to the Dealer News Roundup, your one-stop shop for all the moves going on inside the heavy equipment distributor industry. This week’s edition includes ...

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Equipment

A place for old iron: HCEA advances National Construction Equipment Museum plan

A place for old iron: HCEA advances National Construction Equipment Museum plan

Long out of space at its cramped 7,000-square-foot headquarters, the Historical Construction Equipment Association launched a new campaign this month to fund the 20,000-square-foot National ...

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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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Business

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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