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VIDEO: Backhoe uses buddy system, descends wall with a lift from another backhoe on the ground

VIDEO: Backhoe uses buddy system, descends wall with a lift from another backhoe on the ground

There are lots of ways to get a backhoe down from on top of various objects. Some are conventional and very safe and to certain ...

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Report: GM won’t have to completely retool factory for aluminum truck manufacturing thanks to new welding process

Report: GM won’t have to completely retool factory for aluminum truck manufacturing thanks to new welding process

Ford’s new F-150 is the first pickup out of the gate in the race to reduce weight with aluminum, but a new welding system developed ...

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Workforce

Construction worker helps police bust guy making meth in Florida park

Construction worker helps police bust guy making meth in Florida park

Police in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, arrested a man earlier this week for trying to make meth in the bathroom of a public park thanks ...

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Equipment

Miller Electric’s Millermatic 190 and 141 MIG welders automatically provide weld settings

Miller Electric’s Millermatic 190 and 141 MIG welders automatically provide weld settings

Handle light fabrication, maintenance and repair with the MIG and flux-cored capable Millermatic 190 and Millermatic 141 MIG welders from Miller Electric, which replace the ...

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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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Equipment

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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Equipment

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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Safety

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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Equipment

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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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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