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Caterpillar profit rises 5% in 1Q due to surge in construction equipment sales

Caterpillar profit rises 5% in 1Q due to surge in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 24, 2014

After a rough 2013 that saw profits drop 33 percent, the momentum Caterpillar gained during a strong fourth quarter appears ...

How Caterpillar uses iPads to build 700-ton trucks faster

How Caterpillar uses iPads to build 700-ton trucks...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 23, 2014

While looking for ways to increase productivity on its assembly line in Decatur, Illinois, Caterpillar saw workers climbing up and ...

Earth Day is dead: the EPA’s fall from a scientific organization to a manipulable political tool

Earth Day is dead: the EPA’s fall from a...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 23, 2014

I don't see why people feel compelled to celebrate Earth Day—which was yesterday if you were fortunate enough to avoid ...

VIDEO: Watch our 2014 Contractor of the Year box a guy who outweighs him by 100 lbs. in the Golden Gloves

VIDEO: Watch our 2014 Contractor of the Year box a guy...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 22, 2014

You don’t get very far in the construction business without a competitive spirit, the ability to duke it out, to ...

The top 5 best-selling new and used construction equipment during 1Q 2014

The top 5 best-selling new and used construction...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 22, 2014

Almost 28,725 new and used machines in the top 11 types of construction equipment* were financed during the first quarter ...

Ram debuts 2014 Power Wagon: 6.4L Hemi, 410 hp make a powerhouse 4×4 pickup (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Ram debuts 2014 Power Wagon: 6.4L Hemi, 410 hp make a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 21, 2014

It's hard to argue with the success of Ford's SVT Raptor 4x4 pickup. It's one of the most recognizable trucks ...

February brings typical downturn for number of new, used construction machines sold

February brings typical downturn for number of new,...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 21, 2014

As is typical during the month of February, financed sales of new and used equipment took a dip from January ...

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

Caterpillar updates D9T dozer with new engine, cooling...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 18, 2014

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

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...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 18, 2014

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

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...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 17, 2014

United Rentals says it will bring in $750 million in fleet in the second quarter, the result of a strong ...

Operator rescued from crane in Dallas after back spasms leave him unable to descend from cab

Operator rescued from crane in Dallas after back spasms...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 10, 2014

A crane operator was rescued from his machine Wednesday afternoon in Dallas after back spasms left him unable to get ...

Ford reveals 10 torture tests for 2015 F-150 including shrapnel, acid bath, frame twisting (GIFs, VIDEO)

Ford reveals 10 torture tests for 2015 F-150 including...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 09, 2014

When the 2015 F-150 was announced in January a lot of people wondered just how durable a pickup with an ...

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