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John Deere unveils 700K SmartGrade dozer, integrating Topcon system with machine refinements to accelerate operator productivity

John Deere unveils 700K SmartGrade dozer, integrating Topcon system with machine refinements to accelerate operator productivity

"One of the biggest challenges our customers tell us they have is finding skilled labor," says Liz Quinn, product marketing manager, John Deere Worksite. "With ...

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Liebherr debuts truck-mounted 37 Z4 XXT concrete pump at World of Concrete

Liebherr debuts truck-mounted 37 Z4 XXT concrete pump at World of Concrete

Liebherr displayed its new truck-mounted 37 Z4 XXT concrete pump at World of Concrete, highlighting the equipment’s Z-fold boom design and outrigger system. The machine’s 120-foot, ...

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Hilti unveils DSH 700-, 900-X concrete saws with no-choke start

Hilti unveils DSH 700-, 900-X concrete saws with no-choke start

The process of setting the choke to cold-start any portable, gasoline-powered tool is nobody's favorite activity. So Hilti eliminated manual choke with its new Easy ...

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Business

Construction adds 28,000 jobs in January

Construction adds 28,000 jobs in January

The U.S. construction industry continued its streak of employment gains in January, adding 28,000 jobs. The industry now employs 6.615 million Americans, the highest total since ...

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Better Roads News

I-55 to see first P3 managed lane project in Illinois history

I-55 to see first P3 managed lane project in Illinois history

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has announced with members of the state general assembly a plan allowing the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to add at ...

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Kansas City applies for Smart City grant to test transportation innovations

Kansas City applies for Smart City grant to test transportation innovations

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Beyond Traffic, Smart City Challenge is a chance for one city to win $50 million to modernize and innovate infrastructure. And ...

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Connecticut DOT worker qualifies for Olympic Marathon Trials

Connecticut DOT worker qualifies for Olympic Marathon Trials

A Connecticut Department of Transportation engineer is proving he can do more than just design roads. He can dominate them as well. Jonas Hampton was already qualified ...

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ARTBA Transportation Development Foundation seeks nominations for “Helping Hand” Awards

ARTBA Transportation Development Foundation seeks nominations for “Helping Hand” Awards

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Transportation Development Foundation is seeking nominations for its second annual “Helping Hand” Award program. The program was established ...

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Winds topple crawler crane in NYC; massive collapse kills 1, injures 3 (VIDEO)

Winds topple crawler crane in NYC; massive collapse kills 1, injures 3 (VIDEO)

A crawler crane being lowered due to inclement weather toppled over in New York City Friday morning killing one man and injuring three other people. According ...

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Better Roads News

Gomaco debuts new intelligent GP3 slipform paver at World of Concrete

Gomaco debuts new intelligent GP3 slipform paver at World of Concrete

Gomaco introduced is new GP3 slipform paver featuring a series of “smart” technologies to adjust to multiple width changes controlled by the machine's G+ digital control ...

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Work trucks get a tech tune-up thanks to smarter transmissions, telematics

Work trucks get a tech tune-up thanks to smarter transmissions, telematics

Technology isn’t just electrons and algorithms. It’s metallurgy and frame rails and a host of other details. Truck manufacturers use these tools to develop, produce and ...

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Better Roads News

2015 Better Roads Bridge Inventory: Ohio the bridge poster child; D.C. still has most SD/FO spans

2015 Better Roads Bridge Inventory: Ohio the bridge poster child; D.C. still has most SD/FO spans

No surprise: the top challenge facing state DOTs in improving structurally deficient (SD) and functionally obsolete (FO) bridges is funding, according to our 2015 Better ...

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Business

Wisconsin contractor is a role model for the industry and his community

Wisconsin contractor is a role model for the industry and his community

Although different contractors can have vastly different motivators, the successful ones all share a similar internal drive – one that spurs them on to not ...

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Get a Grip: The latest and greatest tires for heavy equipment (and 1 model for your pickup)

Get a Grip: The latest and greatest tires for heavy equipment (and 1 model for your pickup)

In the heavy construction and trucking industry tires have too often been viewed by contractors and fleet managers as a commodity, an afterthought, the cost ...

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