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U.S. construction equipment exports fall 13.2% in 2014 with decreases in shipments to all regions

U.S. construction equipment exports fall 13.2% in 2014...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 27, 2015

Exports of construction equipment made in the U.S. fell  are down 13.2 percent in 2014, according to an Association of Equipment ...

Terex intros rental ready TLB840R backhoe; and yes, it does come in blue (also white) [PHOTOS]

Terex intros rental ready TLB840R backhoe; and yes, it...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 26, 2015

“The TLB840R is the crown jewel of our show,” said Aron Sweeney, marketing manager, North America for Terex Construction, speaking ...

John Deere unveils 26G compact excavator: less weight, more lift (PHOTOS)

John Deere unveils 26G compact excavator: less weight,...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 25, 2015

In a continuation of the G-Series upgrades that started in 2013, John Deere has released the 26G and 17G compact ...

Case launches a new backhoe: 580N EP aimed at rental, entry-level contractors; upgrades all backhoes to Tier 4 Final (PHOTOS)

Case launches a new backhoe: 580N EP aimed at rental,...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 24, 2015

At The Rental Show this week, Case Construction Equipment revealed its 580N EP model, a lower horsepower option to its ...

Ditch Witch’s new MV800 mud vac makes HDD jobsite cleanup a breeze

Ditch Witch’s new MV800 mud vac makes HDD jobsite...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 24, 2015

Ditch Witch has launched a new vacuum excavator designed specifically for horizontal directional drilling jobsites. The MV800 is powered by a ...

PHOTOS: Caterpillar unveils new 3-tower HQ campus spanning 6 city blocks in Peoria (VIDEO)

PHOTOS: Caterpillar unveils new 3-tower HQ campus...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 23, 2015

Caterpillar will make major, but very welcome, changes to the Peoria skyline with the construction of a three-tower company headquarters building ...

Genie directs new GTH-1254 telehandler at heavy construction, oil and gas industry lifts (PHOTOS)

Genie directs new GTH-1254 telehandler at heavy...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 23, 2015

Introduced at the recent World of Concrete, the Genie GTH-1256 telehandler takes aim at the heavier, higher lifts required on ...

John Deere 1Q profit plummets 43% as ag slowdown continues; further declines expected

John Deere 1Q profit plummets 43% as ag slowdown...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 23, 2015

In recent years, as the effects of the recession were hammering the construction industry and the profit margins of heavy ...

Ritchie Bros. breaks more sales records at annual Orlando auction

Ritchie Bros. breaks more sales records at annual...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 23, 2015

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers announced that its big Orlando auction has once again broken records. During the five-day unreserved public auction last ...

VIDEO: Crane drops dozer into pit, quickly tumbles in after

VIDEO: Crane drops dozer into pit, quickly tumbles in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 20, 2015

So, this went just about as badly as is possible. Just remember, when lowering massive machines into a pit with a ...

Hitachi’s new ZX300LC-6 excavator ups horsepower 32%

Hitachi’s new ZX300LC-6 excavator ups horsepower...

Posted by Amy Materson on Feb 20, 2015

Hitachi has designed the new ZX300LC-6 excavator with a variety of applications in mind, including site development and roadbuilding jobs. ...

Reminder: You can equip the 2015 F-150 to handle a snow plow for only $50 (VIDEO)

Reminder: You can equip the 2015 F-150 to handle a snow...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 20, 2015

With the worst of the winter season upon us and plenty of snow for those contractors who make a bit ...

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