Equipment

VIDEO: 1,000-hp backhoe blasts Guinness World Record to become fastest digger on Earth

VIDEO: 1,000-hp backhoe blasts Guinness World Record to become fastest digger on Earth

Just about anyone who's familiar with backhoes is familiar with the JCB GT. For more than 20 years, the JCB side project has been thought ...

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Workforce

Obama unveils immigration reform shielding 5 million from deportation; challenges Congress to “pass a bill”

Obama unveils immigration reform shielding 5 million from deportation; challenges Congress to “pass a bill”

During a defiant speech from the East Room of the White House Thursday night, President Barack Obama unveiled sweeping immigration reforms that would shield nearly ...

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Equipment

A drunk guy in New Jersey needed a ride home, so he borrowed a bulldozer, destroyed a park and hit a car in the process

A drunk guy in New Jersey needed a ride home, so he borrowed a bulldozer, destroyed a park and hit a car in the process

A New Jersey man this weekend increased the number of incidents in the past few weeks involving drunk men operating heavy equipment in public places ...

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Equipment

Morbark launches redesigned Boxer 120 ride-on trencher with new spring-loaded boom, standard crumber assembly

Morbark launches redesigned Boxer 120 ride-on trencher with new spring-loaded boom, standard crumber assembly

Morbark has redesigned their Boxer 118 trencher, launching the Boxer 120 dedicated trencher with new features such as a spring-loaded trencher boom that helps retain ...

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Safety

Telehandler overturns, pinning and killing construction worker in Tennessee

Telehandler overturns, pinning and killing construction worker in Tennessee

A construction worker in Tennessee was killed earlier this week after the telehandler he was operating overturned and pinned him beneath. According to the Brentwood Home ...

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Equipment

Doosan launches 5 new wheel loaders with updated cab design, Tier 4 Scania engines (PHOTOS)

Doosan launches 5 new wheel loaders with updated cab design, Tier 4 Scania engines (PHOTOS)

Doosan has launched their first Tier 4 final-compliant wheel loaders with the introduction of five new models—the DL300-5, DL350-5, DL420-5, DL450-5 and DL550-5. Replacing the previous ...

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Safety

Sand breaks construction worker’s 60-foot fall from scaffolding in Florida

Sand breaks construction worker’s 60-foot fall from scaffolding in Florida

Florida is known for its white sandy beaches, and one construction worker will likely look at that sand with a whole new appreciation after an ...

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Equipment

Ford issues recalls for F-150 due to brake light and seat issues

Ford issues recalls for F-150 due to brake light and seat issues

Ford has issued two recalls for the F-150 on issues relating to brake lights and the seats. The first affects 950 2014 F-150s in North America ...

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Equipment

John Deere launches GoHaul smartphone app for quick reference on E-Series articulated dump trucks

John Deere launches GoHaul smartphone app for quick reference on E-Series articulated dump trucks

For fleet managers and operators getting a bit of help or a few tips on the John Deere E-Series articulated dump trucks in your fleet ...

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Equipment

PHOTOS: 9 tricked-out 2015 F-150 concepts Ford created with SEMA builders including a 600-hp wolf beast

PHOTOS: 9 tricked-out 2015 F-150 concepts Ford created with SEMA builders including a 600-hp wolf beast

Beyond getting an in-person glimpse at the stock 2015 F-150 (which is pretty cool in it's own right), one of the coolest aspects of Ford's ...

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The 7 latest trends in over-the-road Heavy Trucks that could impact your construction business

The 7 latest trends in over-the-road Heavy Trucks that could impact your construction business

Significant changes are taking place in over-the-road trucking industry, changes that contractors will also see. Some are inherent in new designs. Others will require careful ...

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Equipment

First Drive: Kenworth’s new T880 vocational truck has a luxury feel sure to please both drivers and mechanics

First Drive: Kenworth’s new T880 vocational truck has a luxury feel sure to please both drivers and mechanics

Kenworth recently debuted its new flagship T880 vocational truck. The new truck, which replaces the venerable T800, went into production late last year. It is ...

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Equipment

The Hydrostatic Revolution: How crawler dozers became infinitely more versatile when stripped of their gears (VIDEO)

A John Deere 850K with hydrostatic transmission.

Once known as one of the more difficult earthmoving machines to master, the crawler dozer­­, with the right technology, has become one of the easiest ...

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Business

When the Marcellus Shale provided the opportunity, West Virginia contractor Dwaine Doss was ready

When the Marcellus Shale provided the opportunity, West Virginia contractor Dwaine Doss was ready

Most contractors understand you don’t waste daylight. But by the time the sun breaks over the mountains of central West Virginia, Dwaine Doss has already ...

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