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VIDEO: Sledgehammer smash test of 2015 Ford F-150’s aluminum body results in huge repair bill

VIDEO: Sledgehammer smash test of 2015 Ford...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 28, 2015

From the outset, quite a few folks have questioned the durability of the 2015 Ford F-150's aluminum body. That was ...

Komatsu profit up 5.5% in 3Q thanks to strong construction equipment sales in North America

Komatsu profit up 5.5% in 3Q thanks to strong...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 28, 2015

Helped by a weakening of the yen against the U.S. dollar as well as increased equipment sales in the Americas ...

Worker killed when pinned between tractor and dozer in Ohio

Worker killed when pinned between tractor and dozer in...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 28, 2015

A man attempting to pull a piece of equipment out of deep mud in Bennington Township, Ohio, Saturday was killed ...

Caterpillar full-year earnings dip with bad 4Q; falling oil prices expected to drag 2015 down even further

Caterpillar full-year earnings dip with bad 4Q; falling...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 27, 2015

For a second consecutive year, Caterpillar sales and profit have fallen. And in addition to the slump in demand for ...

Kenworth T880 named top work truck of the year by American Truck Dealers

Kenworth T880 named top work truck of the year by...

Posted by James Jaillet on Jan 27, 2015

The Kenworth T880 was named the American Truck Dealers’ Commercial Truck of the Year this weekend at the ATD Convention ...

With drones and driverless dozers, Komatsu to begin leasing automated construction fleets

With drones and driverless dozers, Komatsu to begin...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 26, 2015

With consecutive showings on our annual Innovations awards, the Equipment World staff has talked pretty extensively about Komatsu's Intelligent Machine Control ...

California contractor sees latest emissions-compliant construction equipment as a competitive advantage

California contractor sees latest emissions-compliant...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 26, 2015

Andrew Allen, president of R. J. Allen Inc, has a different perspective on California Air Resources Board regulations, which require ...

John Deere cuts 910 ag factory workers, adds 220 to construction equipment facilities

John Deere cuts 910 ag factory workers, adds 220 to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 23, 2015

John Deere announced today that it would layoff 910 employees across five agricultural equipment factories in Iowa and Illinois as the ...

VIDEO: Excavator attempts a crane’s job, faceplants into a hole

VIDEO: Excavator attempts a crane’s job,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 23, 2015

We're not really sure what was going through this crew's mind when they thought this massive piece of rock could ...

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80% planning to make new hires, buy new equipment

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80%...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 22, 2015

After finishing 2014 with employment at nearly a six-year high, hiring within the construction industry is expected to expand at ...

VIDEO: Volvo excavator takes off a sailor’s clothes in uncomfortable display of precision

VIDEO: Volvo excavator takes off a sailor’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 21, 2015

If you've never been both mesmerized and extremely uncomfortable at the same time, but might like to try it out, ...

Demolition goes awry, excavator operator killed in tragic bridge collapse in Cincinnati

Demolition goes awry, excavator operator killed in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 21, 2015

While working atop a bridge that crosses over Interstate 75 in Cincinnati late Monday night, the structure suddenly collapsed below ...

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