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VIDEO: Man gets jail time for bungee jumping 140 feet from crane on Wisconsin construction site

VIDEO: Man gets jail time for bungee jumping 140 feet from crane on Wisconsin construction site

A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for breaking into a Sheboygan construction site and then bungee jumping 138 feet from a ...

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Michelin opens dedicated plant for airless Tweel tire; coming to mowers next, could cars and trucks be far behind?

Michelin opens dedicated plant for airless Tweel tire; coming to mowers next, could cars and trucks be far behind?

Shortly after the New Year, we awarded Michelin with one of our 2014 Innovations awards for their Tweel airless tire. Introduced as a concept more ...

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Fecon’s new RTF230 rubber tire mulching tractor handles ROW maintenance, snow removal

Fecon’s new RTF230 rubber tire mulching tractor handles ROW maintenance, snow removal

Fecon has launched the new RTF230 rubber tire mulching tractor, featuring a 230-horsepower engine and 75-gpm, 6,000-psi flow to the hydraulic or PTO attachment. The four-wheel-drive, ...

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VIDEO: Kip Moore re-releases music video with photos sent in by construction workers

VIDEO: Kip Moore re-releases music video with photos sent in by construction workers

Country star Kip Moore has re-released the music video for his ode to the construction industry, this time with photos sent in by construction workers ...

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Deck collapse kills 1 construction worker, injures another in Boston

Deck collapse kills 1 construction worker, injures another in Boston

One construction worker was killed and one more was injured Tuesday morning when a third story deck the men were installing in a neighborhood of ...

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Komatsu launches D155AX-8 crawler dozer with performance, fuel efficiency boosts

Komatsu launches D155AX-8 crawler dozer with performance, fuel efficiency boosts

Komatsu has launched the latest addition to its lineup of crawler dozers with the new D155AX-8, touting increased performance thanks to a new blade along ...

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VIDEO: Semi truck jumps over F1 car, lands 83 feet later to set a world record

VIDEO: Semi truck jumps over F1 car, lands 83 feet later to set a world record

If you were wondering what the coolest way to nearly destroy an 18-wheeler is, we've got your answer. In the video below, you'll witness a semi ...

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2015 Ford F-150 grabs best fuel economy of all gas-powered full-size trucks thanks to 2.7L EcoBoost V6, lighter aluminum body

2015 Ford F-150 grabs best fuel economy of all gas-powered full-size trucks thanks to 2.7L EcoBoost V6, lighter aluminum body

Ever since Ford's unveiling of the 2015 F-150, the truck's aluminum body and the addition of a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 to the available power options ...

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FAA expected to limit commercial drone operation to licensed pilots in daylight hours within sight of the aircraft

FAA expected to limit commercial drone operation to licensed pilots in daylight hours within sight of the aircraft

Construction companies that hope to one day use drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for surveying or to gather data on the jobsite, will likely ...

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Doosan’s new DA30-5 and DA40-5 articulated dump trucks lower cost-per-ton rate (PHOTOS)

Doosan’s new DA30-5 and DA40-5 articulated dump trucks lower cost-per-ton rate (PHOTOS)

With the 365-net-horsepower DA30-5 and 490-net-horsepower DA40-5, Doosan has launched two new articulated dump trucks featuring fuel-efficient Scania DC9 and DC13 engines, respectively. The 51,588-pound ...

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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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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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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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