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Caterpillar launches M318F, M320F wheel excavators with greater durability, lower operating costs (PHOTOS)

Caterpillar launches M318F, M320F wheel excavators with...

Equipment

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 09, 2014

Caterpillar has launched two new wheel excavators—the M318F and M320F—which the company says incorporates the best features of predecessor models ...

Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession; contributes the economic value of an entire state

Construction equipment among quickest recovering...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 09, 2014

According to a new study of the construction equipment industry released Tuesday by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the industry ...

PHOTOS: See the attachments, truck parts and other construction gear you might have missed in our end-of-summer roundup

PHOTOS: See the attachments, truck parts and other...

Equipment

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 09, 2014

Summer is always a busy time for everyone—with vacations, kids' activities and a hectic schedule, it's easy to look up ...

Construction foreman killed after being run over by motor grader in Michigan

Construction foreman killed after being run over by...

Safety

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 09, 2014

A longtime veteran of the construction industry was killed Monday morning in a road construction accident. According to a report from ...

Caterpillar launches 824K wheel dozer with powertrain, cab improvements, larger fuel tank (PHOTOS)

Caterpillar launches 824K wheel dozer with powertrain,...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 08, 2014

Caterpillar has launched its new 824K wheel dozer, featuring powertrain, cab and serviceability improvements. The new 824K is powered by Cat's ...

Texas construction firms are buying the majority of construction equipment for earthmoving right now and it’s not even close

Texas construction firms are buying the majority of...

Equipment

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Sep 08, 2014

At 645 buyers, Texas stomped No. 2 Florida (317 buyers) in the number of financed construction equipment buyers engaged in ...

A Kansas tech school began recruiting diesel mechanics like college athletes and now they have a waiting list

A Kansas tech school began recruiting diesel mechanics...

Equipment

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Sep 08, 2014

Recruiting diesel technology students hasn’t been a challenge for Washburn Institute of Technology, based in Topeka, Kansas. “If I could get ...

U.S. exports of construction equipment down 17.3% in first half of 2014

U.S. exports of construction equipment down 17.3% in...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 08, 2014

Exports of construction equipment made in the U.S. during the first half of the year are down 17.3 percent, according ...

VIDEO: Guy attempts Ice Bucket Challenge with excavator, bucket knocks him out cold instead

VIDEO: Guy attempts Ice Bucket Challenge with...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 05, 2014

When we were putting together our original roundup of Ice Bucket Challenge videos, we were surprised at just how many ...

PHOTOS: This American flag-draped Ford Raptor is the most patriotic pickup ever built

PHOTOS: This American flag-draped Ford Raptor is the...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 05, 2014

These colors don't run, but they do push more than 300 horsepower. Aptly christened "The Patriot," the Ford Raptor before you ...

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