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This “crazy diverse” Iowa contractor thrives on doing work that other companies shun
"I knew from high school I wanted to be a contractor,” says Jeff Pettiecord. So he started doing small remodeling jobs ...
FLEET PROFILE: The top equipment and brands financed by sewer/water contractors in the last 5 years
Sewer/water contractors finance a wealth of equipment, but typically favor excavators, backhoes and wheel loaders, according to information from Equipment ...
“Hiring for character, training for skill,” New York’s Lawrence Merle is our 2015 Contractor of the Year
Before taking his first construction job, the only knowledge Larry Merle had of the industry was “Mike Mulligan and His ...
Sustainable pavement methods mature, but the future calls for more measurable results
Discussing sustainability in most industries usually elicits one of a couple of responses: either groans, rolling eyes and shuffling feet; ...
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TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR COSTS HELPS YOU FIND THE RIGHT SIZE OF YOUR FLEET
In the years prior to 2008, many construction companies increased their fleet size to meet the demands of increasing workload.…
Quick Data: New and used articulated trucks sales for May 2015
What you need to know before renting an air compressor
Compressed air tools offer a number of advantages in many construction applications. They are powerful and versatile and you can ...
FLEET PROFILE: The top roadbuilding equipment and brands financed by highway contractors in the last 5 years
What have contractors who are engaged primarily in roadbuilding been adding to their equipment fleets in the past five years? ...
How Arkansas and Pennsylvania increased their highway funding
When events are beyond our control on a macro level, it becomes time to refocus and think both smaller in ...
Quick Data: New and used compact excavator sales for April 2015
Third-generation contractor manages company transition by merging old values with new opportunities
For James Tollestrup, running the family business has included mastering the ability to transition the company from one phase to ...
INSIDE IC: Though intelligent compaction is still being refined, the tech already offers plenty of value
While intelligent compaction (IC) has been popular in Europe for some time, it’s only in the past decade that it ...
Service Truck Trends: How to spec your next truck for maximum productivity
With the recession a distant memory, contactors are buying new equipment again and one of the categories of equipment to ...
REVIEW: 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Tradesman achieves work truck nirvana with comfort, unbelievable fuel economy
Call it plain vanilla. Call it a stripper. Call it bare-bones. It’s all of those. One thing the 2015 Ram ...
Why asphalt is still the King of Paving
Approximately 93 percent of the more than 2.6 million miles of paved roads and highways in the United States are ...
How to make sure your heavy equipment doesn’t burst into flames
Fire prevention is everybody’s job, but there is one person who can do more than most to keep heavy equipment ...
Recent shifts have changed the face of the concrete overlays industry
New methods, concepts, materials and even new terminology are changing how concrete overlays are being promoted, designed and built. The industry ...
Whether changing light bulbs or building timber bridges, agile diversification has been key to this Florida contractor’s success
You could say that as Don Facciobene climbed to a height of around 200 feet in the air just to ...
WHEEL LOADED: Latest Tier 4 Final wheel loaders offer much more than fuel efficiency improvements
Equipment manufacturers break wheel loader applications into two broad categories: production and utility. Production work is repetitive loading using a ...
FLEET PROFILE: The most popular heavy equipment and brands among a sample of excavating contractors in the last 5 years
We were also interested in how a contractor’s buy list might change as he increased in size. For example, what ...
The 3 things needed right now to repair our nation’s bridges, according to 12 DOTs
The nation’s infrastructure system can be likened to an economic circulatory system – giving us freedom, opportunity and mobility—and this ...
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VIDEO: Cat D6 dozer rescued from watery pit by intricate 3-truck winch setup
Caterpillar's new MH3295 material handler a marriage of 390F and 385C excavators
Inside the 2017 F-250 King Ranch: Ford's Super Duty trucks get bigger and lighter
Ram unveils limited edition 2016 Mopar Rebel 4x4 (VIDEO)
Caterpillar's new 304.5E2 XTC is half excavator, half skid steer
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Ram unveils limited edition 2016 Mopar Rebel 4×4 (VIDEO)
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