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2014 Innovations Winner: WeighSafe Hitch

2014 Innovations Winner: WeighSafe Hitch

Posted by Bruce Smith on Jan 06, 2014

One of those “why-didn’t-I-think-of-that-moments” came during a walk through the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) New Product Showcase last ...

2014 Innovations Winner: Komatsu D61i-23 dozer with integrated machine control

2014 Innovations Winner: Komatsu D61i-23 dozer with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 06, 2014

When it came to bringing the D61i-23 dozer to market, Komatsu engineers decided that they wanted to take the next ...

Seven states use technology, innovative solutions to combat extreme winter weather

Seven states use technology, innovative solutions to...

Posted by EQW Staff on Dec 26, 2013

It’s no secret that extreme winter weather can drive up costs, forcing state transportation departments to think creatively when looking ...

Japanese companies develop 300-ton pendulums that reduce swaying in skyscrapers during earthquakes

Japanese companies develop 300-ton pendulums that...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 15, 2013

Two Japanese companies have developed giant pendulums they say, when installed atop a skyscraper, can shorten vibrations and reduce swaying ...

Researchers turn cement into metal that could be used in electronics

Researchers turn cement into metal that could be used...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 29, 2013

A collective of researchers from the U.S., Finland, Germany and Japan have connected a few dots that weren't particularly obvious. ...

Truckers can’t miss Australia’s water curtain stop signs (VIDEO)

Truckers can’t miss Australia’s water...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 17, 2013

Via our sister site Better Roads and the always entertaining Jalopnik, when faced with the rampant problem of semi trucks ...

Welding helmet with air filter wins Popular Science Invention Award

Welding helmet with air filter wins Popular Science...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 13, 2013

Popular Science has tapped an innovative new welding helmet as one of its 2013 Invention Awards winners. The Windmaker, developed by ...

Caterpillar 336E H hydraulic hybrid excavator nets company its first Edison Award

Caterpillar 336E H hydraulic hybrid excavator nets...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 30, 2013

Fresh on its proper introduction to the public at the massive Bauma construction equipment show in Munich, Caterpillar's 336E H ...

Wirtgen wins a Bauma 2013 innovation award with “virtual stringlines” and the AutoPilot Field Rover

Wirtgen wins a Bauma 2013 innovation award with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 19, 2013

The Bauma construction equipment trade show, currently wrapping up in Munich, Germany has named its five innovations award winners for ...

The Man Who Slides Bridges

The Man Who Slides Bridges

Posted by John Latta on Apr 08, 2013

Any story is valuable if it can show us how to do our work better. And especially when that work ...

Roads of the future could power our homes and the vehicles that drive them

Roads of the future could power our homes and the...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 18, 2013

Our sister publication Better Roads has an interesting report today on the roads of the future. Two U.S. companies are ...

Light Transmitting Concrete turns walls into screens

Light Transmitting Concrete turns walls into screens

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 15, 2013

From a functionality standpoint, innovations like this may seem a bit silly to those of us who use concrete to, ...

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