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How to avoid deadly roller compactor rollovers on jobsites with slopes or embankments

How to avoid deadly roller compactor rollovers on...

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 02, 2014

A construction worker was killed in an accident in Florida on August 21, when the roller he was operating slipped ...

What’s new with directional drills?

What’s new with directional drills?

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Sep 02, 2014

Operator-centric moves Keeping operators happy and productive continues to be a main thrust. “This positively impacts contractor’s bottom lines,” says Joshua ...

9 things you must know to get a handle on DEF

9 things you must know to get a handle on DEF

Posted by Tom Jackson on Sep 01, 2014

"Why does it have to be this way? Why are we having to do one more thing?” Those are typically the ...

VIDEO: Weight of crane shoves hauler into a jackknife that sends crane over a hillside

VIDEO: Weight of crane shoves hauler into a jackknife...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 29, 2014

We've all been involved in tense situations. But few of us have ever been in this tense of situation. In the video ...

Bobcat, Make-a-Wish fulfill 5-year-old’s wish to see how his favorite machines are made (PHOTOS)

Bobcat, Make-a-Wish fulfill 5-year-old’s wish to...

Posted by Patty Vaughan on Aug 29, 2014

A five-year-old boy fighting a rare blood disorder got to have a few days of pure fun thanks to the Make-A-Wish ...

Takeuchi launches TW65 Series 2, TW80 Series 2 compact wheel loaders

Takeuchi launches TW65 Series 2, TW80 Series 2 compact...

Posted by Amy Materson on Aug 28, 2014

Takeuchi had enhanced machine performance and operator comfort in mind when launching the company’s newest compact wheel loaders—the TW65 Series ...

VIDEO: Semi hauling an excavator plows through a guardhouse while pulling onto college campus

VIDEO: Semi hauling an excavator plows through a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 22, 2014

At Bellhaven University they're referring to it as "the Guardhouse Incident." With construction having begun on a new on-campus apartment complex, ...

Bobcat adds Trimble GPS option to grader attachment (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Bobcat adds Trimble GPS option to grader attachment...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 22, 2014

By adding a Trimble GCS900 GPS grade control option to its grader attachment, Bobcat says owners of its M Series ...

Volvo CE launches EC350E crawler excavator with updated controls, more fuel-efficient D13 engine

Volvo CE launches EC350E crawler excavator with updated...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 22, 2014

Following the launch of the new EC480E earlier this week, Volvo Construction Equipment has introduced another Tier 4 Final crawler ...

Doosan intros DX300LC-5 and DX350LC-5 crawler excavators with 10% boost in fuel efficiency (PHOTOS)

Doosan intros DX300LC-5 and DX350LC-5 crawler...

Posted by Amy Materson on Aug 22, 2014

Doosan has launched two new Tier 4-compliant excavators – the 271-horsepower DX300LC-5 and the 318-horsepower DX350LC-5, which replace the DX300LC-3 ...

VIDEO: The Ziesel, an amazing tracked go-kart/wheelchair/tank hybrid, tackles any jobsite terrain with ease

VIDEO: The Ziesel, an amazing tracked...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 21, 2014

While the most important pieces of equipment on the jobsite are definitely the machines moving all the dirt, a lot ...

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