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DeWalt unveils the MD501: A rugged phone for construction going head-to-head with Cat

DeWalt unveils the MD501: A rugged phone for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 26, 2016

While "the construction industry smartphone market is getting interesting" isn't exactly a phrase I thought I'd be typing a few ...

Caterpillar’s Redbird drone integration will substantially deepen telematics data, and soon

Caterpillar’s Redbird drone integration will...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 14, 2016

As thousands of attendees milled about Caterpillar's cavernous exhibit at the big Bauma trade show in Munich this week, a ...

Trimble layout and receiver combo simplify building, utility and landscaping layout for all types of crews

Trimble layout and receiver combo simplify building,...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 13, 2016

Trimble has unveiled a new five-beam layout laser at the Bauma show in Munich. The company’s new Spectra Precision LT52 Point ...

Cat’s Oberhelman: “Welcome to the age of smart iron”

Cat’s Oberhelman: “Welcome to the age of...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 12, 2016

In the coming years, the talk from Caterpillar will be technology, technology and more technology, if the remarks Cat Chairman/CEO ...

Caterpillar unveils rebuilt VisionLink telematics dashboard with mixed fleet view, responsive design

Caterpillar unveils rebuilt VisionLink telematics...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 11, 2016

Caterpillar has completely redesigned its VisionLink telematics dashboard, rebuilding the web interface to work better with smartphones and tablets and ...

Case CE dealers to begin offering Leica’s off-machine construction tools

Case CE dealers to begin offering Leica’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 06, 2016

Case Construction Equipment announced today that its North American dealers will begin carrying off-machine construction tools from Leica Geosystems. The move comes ...

Telematics 101: How to drink from the fire hose of heavy equipment data

Telematics 101: How to drink from the fire hose of...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 01, 2016

Editor's Note: This is the second part in our ongoing Telematics 101 series of articles. To view the other articles ...

Topcon launches SmoothRide system for mapping road surfaces at highway speeds

Topcon launches SmoothRide system for mapping road...

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 29, 2016

Topcon has launched a vehicle-mounted system for mapping road surfaces for road construction work that allows scanning at highway speeds. The ...

AASHTO survey finds increase in state DOT drone use for inspections, data collection

AASHTO survey finds increase in state DOT drone use for...

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 29, 2016

State departments of transportation are increasing their use of drones for inspections and data collection, providing a direct bottom line ...

John Deere’s new ROI calculator lets you see how much JDLink telematics could save your fleet

John Deere’s new ROI calculator lets you see how...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 28, 2016

For those contractors and fleet managers interested in telematics but hoping to see those benefits illustrated in dollars and cents, ...

Wheel loader as a lower-cost finish-grader? With Trimble’s new GPS system, it’s possible

Wheel loader as a lower-cost finish-grader? With...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 08, 2016

Say again? GPS on a wheel loader? That was our first reaction too, but after talking to Jeff Drake, business area ...

Topcon unveils robotic LPS concrete paving system

Topcon unveils robotic LPS concrete paving system

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Mar 01, 2016

Topcon Positioning Group has introduced a local positioning system for concrete paving for use when GNSS signals aren't available. The company ...

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