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Caterpillar updates D9T dozer with new engine, cooling package and powertrain control (PHOTOS)

Caterpillar updates D9T dozer with new engine, cooling package and powertrain control (PHOTOS)

Caterpillar has announced updates to the D9T that bring the large dozer in line with the latest emission standards, improve performance, operator comfort and machine ...

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VIDEO: Excavator pushes dozer up steep grade before clawing its own way up to escape loose terrain

VIDEO: Excavator pushes dozer up steep grade before clawing its own way up to escape loose terrain

Steep grades and loose terrain can be formidable foes for heavy machinery on their own. So it's no surprise that combining the two with both ...

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Business

Why Cummins is bringing next-gen engine, truck technology to China before the U.S.

Why Cummins is bringing next-gen engine, truck technology to China before the U.S.

I hate math. And math hates me. But I’m going to put aside my loathing of this particular discipline for a moment to illustrate why ...

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Equipment

GM drops price of CNG bi-fuel option on 2015 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra HD

GM drops price of CNG bi-fuel option on 2015 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra HD

GM has announced that bi-fuel options allowing either compressed natural gas or gasoline to power the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD pickups, will start at ...

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Business

Transportation Sec. Foxx asks taxpayers to call Congress, demand long-term highway bill in road tour stop (VIDEO)

Transportation Sec. Foxx asks taxpayers to call Congress, demand long-term highway bill in road tour stop (VIDEO)

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx says a short-term solution won’t do this go-around for transportation funding, and he’s on the road this week pushing the Obama ...

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Business

Despite slow start to 2014 and concerns, top construction economists forecast growth in spending and jobs

Despite slow start to 2014 and concerns, top construction economists forecast growth in spending and jobs

The outlook from respected economists in the construction industry continues to be mixed as all the elements for growth are there but several factors could ...

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Business

How the latest Obamacare update affects your business

How the latest Obamacare update affects your business

The employer mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)—a.k.a. Obamacare—originally required companies with 50 or more full-time employees to offer affordable health ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Land Rover developing invisible truck technology to give driver better view of terrain

VIDEO: Land Rover developing invisible truck technology to give driver better view of terrain

For years, researchers and the military have been working toward perfecting cloaking technology that would give a person, vehicle or aircraft the ability to become ...

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Business

United Rentals cites strong start for 1Q, will add $750 million in fleet this quarter

United Rentals cites strong start for 1Q, will add $750 million in fleet this quarter

United Rentals says it will bring in $750 million in fleet in the second quarter, the result of a strong 2014 start, with “notable year-over-year ...

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Business

Obama, Biden announce $600 million initiative to close skills gap through job training and apprenticeships

Obama, Biden announce $600 million initiative to close skills gap through job training and apprenticeships

Today, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced a $600 million initiative that seeks to equip more workers with the skills needed to ...

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Understanding your pickup’s max payload capacity and how helper springs make a smooth ride of a heavy load

Understanding your pickup’s max payload capacity and how helper springs make a smooth ride of a heavy load

Hauling 55-gallon drums of diesel, a bed full of pit run gravel or pallets of undercarriage parts are an every day occurrence for many pickup ...

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Telematics

How to save money and protect equipment by creating an anti-idling policy at your construction company

How to save money and protect equipment by creating an anti-idling policy at your construction company

In construction bids, nobody likes to leave money on the table. Yet the biggest controllable expense—fuel cost—is rarely scrutinized for savings. That’s unfortunate, given that the ...

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Business

South Dakota contractor’s work in his small town’s moment of crisis provides framework for growth

South Dakota contractor’s work in his small town’s moment of crisis provides framework for growth

Each February, Gale Nitteberg, his wife Sandy and their grandchildren pack up and head south for about a month to escape the harsh South Dakota ...

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How to get the most work out of your compact track loader

How to get the most work out of your compact track loader

Compared to skid steer loaders, compact track loaders cost more, have slower travel speeds, are better in soft underfoot conditions, and handle slopes better. Common ...

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