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VIDEO: Building suddenly collapses atop excavator in demolition gone wrong

VIDEO: Building suddenly collapses atop excavator in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 19, 2014

It's hard to see exactly what went wrong in this video, but it definitely highlights the dangers of demolition work. ...

Vermeer launches first Tier 4 Final HDD with engine upgrade to D100x140 S3 Navigator

Vermeer launches first Tier 4 Final HDD with engine...

Posted by Amy Materson on Dec 19, 2014

Vermeer’s Navigator horizontal directional drill is the first Tier 4 Final drill to hit the market, as the company has ...

Pile driving rig operators, contractors team up for certification program

Pile driving rig operators, contractors team up for...

Posted by Amy Materson on Dec 19, 2014

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators and the Pile Driving Contractors Association have teamed up to form ...

John Deere’s new 300G LC excavator cranks up the power and adds numerous new features

John Deere’s new 300G LC excavator cranks up the...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 18, 2014

By EPA mandate, almost every new machine introduced today includes a Tier 4 final emissions reduction system. So what really ...

Hitachi mining trucks and excavators to get same 360º cameras and motion detection as Nissan cars and trucks

Hitachi mining trucks and excavators to get same 360º...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 17, 2014

Future models of Hitachi Construction Equipment's mining trucks and large hydraulic excavators will soon be much easier to park and ...

Looking for the ultimate off-road vehicle for the jobsite? Now you can buy a Humvee from the military

Looking for the ultimate off-road vehicle for the...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 17, 2014

Today at 3 p.m. Eastern, the U.S. military will auction off decommissioned Humvees to the general public for the first ...

Construction and the Internet of Things: Own it, control it, get out in front of it…or it will control you

Construction and the Internet of Things: Own it,...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 15, 2014

You've probably heard the hype about the Internet of Things—small sensors, transmitters and computer chips embedded in everything from thermostats ...

6th Day of Construction Gifts: Caterpillar has a ride-on dozer for kids now; turns on a dime, makes Power Wheels look lame (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

6th Day of Construction Gifts: Caterpillar has a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 15, 2014

If your kid loves big machines and dirt, here's the item that should be at the top of your shopping ...

RFID engine meter from OEM Data Delivery gives telematics information at a fraction of a big-system cost

RFID engine meter from OEM Data Delivery gives...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 15, 2014

If you're intrigued by telematics-based equipment monitoring but hesitate about the cost, OEM Data Delivery has a RFID system that ...

Why we don’t run straight press releases and why you should care

Why we don’t run straight press releases and why you...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 12, 2014

We get press releases daily from companies who want to tell our audience about new products, initiatives and corporate changes. ...

VIDEO: Wheel loader rescues excavator buried cab-deep in mud using cables, bucket lift

VIDEO: Wheel loader rescues excavator buried cab-deep...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 12, 2014

In most "stuck videos" that we've seen, when a machine gets in trouble, an excavator comes to the rescue. But ...

2014 bonus depreciation expected to pass; applies to construction equipment bought and put in service by Dec. 31st

2014 bonus depreciation expected to pass; applies to...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 12, 2014

Just in the nick of time, contractors may once again this year be able to take advantage of a 50 ...

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