Equipment

Bobcat’s new zero tail swing E20 compact excavator arrives at dealers this fall

Bobcat’s new zero tail swing E20 compact excavator arrives at dealers this fall

Bobcat’s new E20 compact excavator, sized to fit in the 1-to-2 metric ton class and replacing the company’s 324 model, will be on sale this ...

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Business

Home starts jump 15.7% in July as builder confidence strengthens

Home starts jump 15.7% in July as builder confidence strengthens

It would appear that despite a couple of rough months, homebuilder confidence in the U.S. housing market was not misplaced. Following two months of decreases, construction ...

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Safety

How to find great safety material for toolbox talks tailored to the job at hand

How to find great safety material for toolbox talks tailored to the job at hand

When preparing material for your toolbox talks, it’s best to tailor the current training to the job at hand. Aligning your safety training information with ...

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Equipment

Construction worker rolled over by equipment and killed while laying asphalt in Arkansas

Construction worker rolled over by equipment and killed while laying asphalt in Arkansas

A worker in Batesville, Arkansas was killed earlier this month when he was rolled over by a piece of equipment. John Garner, 52, was killed while ...

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Safety

Construction workers are 22% more likely to die on Texas jobsites

Construction workers are 22% more likely to die on Texas jobsites

Over the weekend, the Dallas Morning News released a bombshell of a report on workplace deaths in Texas as compared to other states. After an analysis ...

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Equipment

AEM survey: Construction firms plan to grow staff and fleet size, but most have no plans to use telematics

AEM survey: Construction firms plan to grow staff and fleet size, but most have no plans to use telematics

According to a survey released this morning by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, U.S. construction companies are fairly optimistic about the near future as the ...

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Equipment

11-year-old boy arrested for doing $10,000 damage to construction site

11-year-old boy arrested for doing $10,000 damage to construction site

Vandalism on construction sites is an unfortunately common intrusion that contractors everywhere have to deal with every once in a while. But very few are ...

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Equipment

Kenworth announces natural gas option for T880 vocational truck

Kenworth announces natural gas option for T880 vocational truck

Kenworth today announced a natural gas option for the the company's flagship T880 vocational truck. The Kenworth T880 day cab and 52-inch mid-roof sleeper models can ...

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Equipment

Add a touch of class and steel to your walls with these Van Gogh-inspired heavy equipment paintings

Add a touch of class and steel to your walls with these Van Gogh-inspired heavy equipment paintings

If you're looking for a novel piece of art for your office or home, something that reflects who you are and what you do, Rich ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Worker dangles from excavator hammer 100 feet up to cut column loose during demo

VIDEO: Worker dangles from excavator hammer 100 feet up to cut column loose during demo

This is probably one of the craziest and most dangerous demolition videos we've come across yet. According to the YouTube uploader, this all took place ...

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Should you buy a new backhoe now or wait for the Tier 4 debate to subside?

The three new models in the Cat F series of backhoe loaders – 416F, 420F and 430F – are center pivot machines that feature a new Cat C4.4 ACERT engine, greater lift capacity, more bucket breakout force and increased backhoe control. The engine is equipped with the Cat NOx Reduction System and a diesel particulate filter for emissions reduction. Each model includes hydraulic refinement, new lift arms to increase hinge-pin height by 5 percent, a composite fuel tank and a new hinged cooling pack to improve service access. Cat.com

The 2013 Equipment World Spec Guide had 10 new models of backhoes in the 14-foot and greater categories. This year, there’s only one new model. ...

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Equipment

8 reasons why you pay too much for your equipment’s tires… and what you can do about it

8 reasons why you pay too much for your equipment’s tires… and what you can do about it

Contractors hate leaving money on the table at a bid letting. But how much money are you wasting by neglecting your tires or by neglecting ...

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Equipment

Safe Under Cover: The best toolboxes for your pickup truck

Safe Under Cover: The best toolboxes for your pickup truck

One of the first accessories that finds its way onto a work truck is a toolbox, or in some job applications, multiple toolboxes. That’s why it’s ...

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Business

How adding services helped J&S General Contracting grow during the recession

How adding services helped J&S General Contracting grow during the recession

Neither lengthy winters nor a crippling recession slowed down Steve Mueller or Dan Thiel. Instead, they combined their business savvy, passion for the outdoors, honest work ...

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