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Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jun 25, 2015

During the Great Recession, one phrase reached cliché status: “this is the new normal.” In other words, suck it up, things ...

New D23x30 S3 offers sneak peek at Vermeer’s next-gen S3 horizontal drill lineup (PHOTOS)

New D23x30 S3 offers sneak peek at Vermeer’s next-gen...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jun 22, 2015

With the D23x30 S3, Vermeer is offering a sneak peek at features that will be incorporated throughout its S3 Series ...

Ditch Witch launches redesigned website with HDD configurator, dedicated dealer pages

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Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 19, 2015

Ditch Witch has launched as completely redesigned website which brings a new customer account portal and faster access to local ...

McLaughlin VX30-300 vacuum excavator offers big machine features in a small footprint

McLaughlin VX30-300 vacuum excavator offers big machine...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 10, 2015

You won't need a CDL to pull the 9,999-pound gross-vehicle-weight-rated VX30-300 vacuum excavator from McLaughlin, but you can do plenty ...

Ditch Witch MR90 mud recycler can be transported while full of mud (PHOTOS)

Ditch Witch MR90 mud recycler can be transported while...

Posted by Amy Materson on Dec 22, 2014

Boost profits by reclaiming, recycling and reusing drilling mud with Ditch Witch’s MR90, a self-contained mud recycler that can be ...

Drilling delays a problem for tunnel-boring machine Big Bertha even as she slumbers below ground

Drilling delays a problem for tunnel-boring machine Big...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 31, 2014

Crews in Seattle are now expected to finish digging a 12-story pit to reach stalled tunnel-boring machine Big Bertha one ...

Vermeer intros the D9x13 S3, the first in its new line of drills (VIDEO)

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Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Oct 11, 2013

Improved hydraulic efficiency is one of several enhancements to the D9x13 S3 Navigator horizontal directional drill, the first of the ...

Ditch Witch launches PowerHouse HD Dirt Housings with improved protection of electronics

Ditch Witch launches PowerHouse HD Dirt Housings with...

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 24, 2013

Ditch Witch has launched its new PowerHouse HD dirt housing line, offering extended battery life, electronic protection and a lid ...

TxDOT delays gravel road plan

TxDOT delays gravel road plan

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Aug 22, 2013

The Texas Department of Transportation has put on hold a plan to convert some rural asphalt roads to gravel, according ...

VIDEO: Central Texas Tool Company a family-run machine shop from a bygone era

VIDEO: Central Texas Tool Company a family-run machine...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 03, 2013

No computers. Drawings done in the dirt. 100 year-old machines driven by overhead belts. Some might think that the Central Texas ...

Legislators look to expanded drilling for transportation funding

Legislators look to expanded drilling for...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Mar 27, 2013

Since a gas tax seems to be an unlikely source of transportation funding, some legislators are looking to oil. In fact, ...

The guys who plugged the hole in the world

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Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 05, 2012

If you were like me you were shocked and outraged at the sight of the Macondo Deepwater Horizon oil well ...

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