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VIDEO: Motor grader operator crosses swift river using rope bridge barely wider than the machine

VIDEO: Motor grader operator crosses swift river using...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 14, 2014

When confronted with a rope bridge today, most people would be terrified to walk across one, let alone drive a ...

Drunk guy arrested after taking wheel loader out for a spin in the middle of the night because he thought it was snowing

Drunk guy arrested after taking wheel loader out for a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 12, 2014

I'm not sure what's more disconcerting about this story, that this guy has access to a wheel loader in the ...

Excavator operator drowns after machine slides into Iowa lake

Excavator operator drowns after machine slides into...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 11, 2014

A worker operating an excavator on the bank of a lake in Iowa drowned last week after his machine slid ...

Caterpillar’s new AP1000F asphalt paver uses an integrated generator to cut screed heat time in half (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Caterpillar’s new AP1000F asphalt paver uses an...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Nov 10, 2014

Number one on the “paving by the numbers” handout Caterpillar gives to contractors is “heat the screed.” That start-up process ...

Bulldozer operator helps police bust thief after finding him hiding under machine while hauling it away

Bulldozer operator helps police bust thief after...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 07, 2014

Sean Welch almost got away with his crime scot-free. He just chose the wrong getaway vehicle. According to a report from The ...

PHOTOS: A tour of Trimble’s connected jobsite: Network of dozers, workers and the office removes chaos from construction

PHOTOS: A tour of Trimble’s connected jobsite:...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 06, 2014

When Trimble president and CEO Steve Berglund opened the company's 2014 Dimensions user conference Monday, he mentioned how, from a ...

Wheel loader operator drives his machine for coffee, bathroom breaks; residents of NY town not amused

Wheel loader operator drives his machine for coffee,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 06, 2014

A wheel loader operator's use of his machine to go on coffee and bathroom breaks has upset several residents in ...

How telematics is reshaping the future for equipment managers

How telematics is reshaping the future for equipment...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 05, 2014

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals' 2014 Asset Management Symposium kicked off Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee, with a record-breaking crowd ...

Bobcat intros S450 skid-steer and T450 compact track loaders with better hydraulic pressure, reduced maintenance

Bobcat intros S450 skid-steer and T450 compact track...

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 05, 2014

Bobcat has added the S450 skid-steer loader and T450 compact track loader to the company’s M-Series line, bringing the total ...

Value-conscious, no frills Caterpillar 303E CR introduced; suited to landscaping, utility and rental applications

Value-conscious, no frills Caterpillar 303E CR...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 05, 2014

In addition to its new E2 series of mini-excavators we reported on earlier, Caterpillar has also introduced another mini-ex, but ...

ARA: U.S. equipment rental market to grow 7.3 percent this year, slightly down from earlier predictions

ARA: U.S. equipment rental market to grow 7.3 percent...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Nov 05, 2014

Revising its forecast slightly down from the 7.6 percent growth predicted in July, the American Rental Association now sees 7.3 ...

Caterpillar announces migration process for 4-to-6-liter Tier 4 engines to lesser-regulated countries

Caterpillar announces migration process for...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Nov 04, 2014

Cat has announced the process its dealers in lower regulated countries will use to modify 75-to-174 horsepower Tier 4 equipment ...

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