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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 ...

Komatsu’s new PC390LC-11 hydraulic excavator features cab, productivity enhancements

Komatsu’s new PC390LC-11 hydraulic excavator features...

Posted by Amy Materson on Feb 19, 2015

Komatsu America’s new Tier 4 Final PC390LC-11 hydraulic excavator, which features a SAA6D114E-6 engine that delivers 257 net horsepower, has ...

Caterpillar hit with $1 billion in penalties, taxes on Swiss unit as feds open new investigation into overseas profit shifting

Caterpillar hit with $1 billion in penalties, taxes on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 19, 2015

If slumping mining demand and oil prices hadn't made things hard enough on the company's finances, Caterpillar is now facing increased ...

Big Bertha wakes from one-year nap, begins to chew her way into repair pit

Big Bertha wakes from one-year nap, begins to chew her...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 19, 2015

For the first time in more than a year, Big Bertha actually bored. According to a report from the Seattle Times, the world's largest ...

Shell debuts Rotella ELC-NF, a nitrite-free, multi-vehicle coolant

Shell debuts Rotella ELC-NF, a nitrite-free,...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 19, 2015

Modern diesel engines run hotter, no getting around it. To help these emissions-compliant engines keep cool, Shell Lubricants has introduced ...

VIDEO: Best dad ever builds drivable mini Caterpillar Model 22 dozer using lawnmower parts for son

VIDEO: Best dad ever builds drivable mini Caterpillar...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 18, 2015

It's not every dad that loves heavy equipment and tinkering so much that he builds a bulldozer for his young ...

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