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Liebherr celebrates distribution evolution, Manitou launches new website and more in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing Roundup

Posted by Angela Thomas on July 31, 2015

Liebherr celebrates distribution evolution, Manitou launches new website and more in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing Roundup

Applied Machinery expands with new office location Applied Machinery Sales is expanding with a new office location in Rock Hill, South Carolina. This new location has nearly 48,000 square feet of ...

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Better Roads News

Asphalt truck driver hospitalized after rollover in Washington

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on July 31, 2015

Asphalt truck driver hospitalized after rollover in Washington

A woman driving an asphalt truck in Cel Elum, Washington, was sent to the hospital after a rollover crash earlier this week. The Yakima Herald reported that Claire Piper, 39, was ...

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Equipment

REVIEW: Komatsu PC210LC-10 excavator earns high marks for speed, size

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 30, 2015

REVIEW: Komatsu PC210LC-10 excavator earns high marks for speed, size

Nabbing some of the highest scores we’ve seen from a reviewed machine so far, there was a common theme among our experts when discussing how the Komatsu PC210LC-10 impresses: speed ...

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Bridges

Worker jumps for his life as train crashes into boom lift during Michigan bridge repairs

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 30, 2015

Worker jumps for his life as train crashes into boom lift during Michigan bridge repairs

A construction worker in Michigan was recently forced to jump for his life from the boom lift he was working on moments before an Amtrak train collided with the machine. According ...

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Equipment

Retractable bed ramps could be coming to Ram pickups

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 30, 2015

Retractable bed ramps could be coming to Ram pickups

Though patents are never concrete proof that you can expect a certain idea or feature to make it to your favorite pickup, they do occasionally portend an interesting future and ...

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Equipment

GM unveils diesel 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon with all the 2.8L Duramax details (PHOTOS)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 29, 2015

GM unveils diesel 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon with all the 2.8L Duramax details (PHOTOS)

Nearly two years after unveiling the redesigned Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon and announcing the midsize pickups would eventually gain a diesel option, General Motors has released all the details ...

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Business

Caterpillar will continue using Navistar engines in vocational truck line despite production split

Posted by Jack Roberts on July 29, 2015

Caterpillar will continue using Navistar engines in vocational truck line despite production split

Caterpillar has decided to amicably end its on-highway truck production partnership with Navistar and venture out on its own, moving production of the Cat CT-Series trucks, which The Wall Street Journal estimates to be about ...

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Better Roads News

Ram pickups recalled as part of Chrysler’s vulnerability to wireless hacking

Posted by Jason Cannon on July 29, 2015

Ram pickups recalled as part of Chrysler’s vulnerability to wireless hacking

Ram says it is recalling certain vehicles equipped with 8.4-inch touchscreens in a sweep that updates software to prevent connected vehicles from being hacked. Model year 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 ...

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Equipment

Master Status: JCB launches a technician training program and national championship rolled into one

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 29, 2015

Master Status: JCB launches a technician training program and national championship rolled into one

Calling service technicians the "unsung heroes" of its dealership network, UK-based equipment manufacturer JCB has launched a new program in North America that seeks to celebrate these techs' achievements in a ...

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Equipment

Volvo CE set up a working lab in a Skanska quarry to study how to make fully-electric equipment a reality

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on July 28, 2015

Volvo CE set up a working lab in a Skanska quarry to study how to make fully-electric equipment a reality

Volvo Construction Equipment is partnering with multinational construction firm Skanska Sweden and the Swedish Energy Agency on a nearly $25 million research project that will examine electromobility possibilities in a ...

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Business

Caterpillar splits with Navistar, will design and build its own vocational trucks in Texas

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 28, 2015

Caterpillar splits with Navistar, will design and build its own vocational trucks in Texas

Caterpillar has announced a parting of ways with truck maker Navistar, ending a six-year partnership between the two companies that launched the Cat brand into the vocational truck market. MORE >> Navistar ...

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Business

Navistar to launch new line of severe duty work trucks once split with Cat is complete

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 28, 2015

Navistar to launch new line of severe duty work trucks once split with Cat is complete

With Caterpillar's announcement this morning that it would begin designing and building vocational trucks on its own, Navistar, Cat's partner in the work truck business up to this point, has announced plans ...

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Equipment

Volvo CE intros ECR145E, ECR235E short-swing excavators with redesigned cab, 10% fuel savings

Posted by Amy Materson on July 27, 2015

Volvo CE intros ECR145E, ECR235E short-swing excavators with redesigned cab, 10% fuel savings

Volvo Construction Equipment’s new E-Series short-swing crawler excavators feature a center-positioned boom and compact swing radius, allowing work in confined spaces without sacrificing power, dig depth or stability. The ECR145E and ...

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Better Roads News

Two dump trucks rear ended in same Kansas DOT work zone 2 days in a row (PHOTOS)

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on July 27, 2015

Two dump trucks rear ended in same Kansas DOT work zone 2 days in a row (PHOTOS)

A construction zone on Interstate 470 has been unlucky for Kansas Department of Transportation dump trucks this week. Two KDOT dump trucks were crashed into two days in a row. The latest ...

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Business

Caterpillar’s call for engagement with Cuba more than just a sly business move

Posted by Tom Jackson on July 24, 2015

Caterpillar’s call for engagement with Cuba more than just a sly business move

Early this week Caterpillar sent out a press release calling for an end to the trade embargo against Cuba. This was in response to President Obama's easing of sanctions and ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Head stands, extreme grades and giant boulders all in a day’s work for this excavator operator

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 24, 2015

VIDEO: Head stands, extreme grades and giant boulders all in a day’s work for this excavator operator

You don't see many operation videos that are nearly as interesting as this one. And better yet, it only gets more interesting as it goes on. The video is a ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Drone makes first FAA-approved delivery with medicine drop in rural Virginia

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 24, 2015

VIDEO: Drone makes first FAA-approved delivery with medicine drop in rural Virginia

In what Australian drone manufacturer Flirtey called a "Kitty Hawk" moment, in reference to the first flight of an airplane by the Wright brothers, the first delivery made by an ...

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Business

Terex launches used truck website and more in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing Roundup

Posted by Angela Thomas on July 24, 2015

Terex launches used truck website and more in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing Roundup

Terex Trucks launches Used Trucks website Terex Trucks has partnered with Machinery Trader to develop a used trucks website which enables dealers to upload and advertise pre-owned trucks and construction equipment. Features on the ...

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Equipment

Hyundai unveils 7 HX Series excavators with new high-end cab, better control, faster cycle times (PHOTOS)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 23, 2015

HX260L

Hyundai has taken the wraps off of its latest series of excavators and the company says the aim of the new machines is making high-end features a standard expectation. Replacing the ...

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Business

Caterpillar profits fall 29% in 2Q as company cuts full-year forecast

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 23, 2015

Caterpillar profits fall 29% in 2Q as company cuts full-year forecast

A continued and severe lack of demand for mining equipment worldwide, coupled with lower construction equipment sales in China and Brazil brought Caterpillar sales and profits down during the second ...

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Equipment

How the USDOT’s comprehensive truck size and weight limits study impacts heavy equipment haulers

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 23, 2015

How the USDOT’s comprehensive truck size and weight limits study impacts heavy equipment haulers

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in the summer of 2012. One of the act’s provisions ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Thieves nab excavator, rip apart bank wall and drive off with an ATM

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 22, 2015

VIDEO: Thieves nab excavator, rip apart bank wall and drive off with an ATM

Though two Florida men weren't the first to think of using a piece of construction equipment to try and break into an ATM, they're definitely among the few to actually ...

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Business

JCB at work on 3 more military projects following success of HMEE high-speed, armored backhoe

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 22, 2015

JCB at work on 3 more military projects following success of HMEE high-speed, armored backhoe

Ten years into a successful run of manufacturing a high-speed, armored backhoe for the U.S. Army, the machine's impact is still being felt at JCB, and especially at the company's ...

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Equipment

Man leads police on low-speed chase in a backhoe

Posted by Angela Thomas on July 22, 2015

Man leads police on low-speed chase in a backhoe

Being stuck in traffic behind a backhoe is no one’s idea of a fun night. Even if a police chase is involved. But according to CBC News, those traveling on the ...

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Equipment

New Holland upgrades backhoe, skid steer lines with power boosts, design updates (PHOTOS)

Posted by Amy Materson on July 21, 2015

New Holland upgrades backhoe, skid steer lines with power boosts, design updates (PHOTOS)

With upgrades to its backhoe and skid steer product lines, New Holland Construction’s machines now all feature Tier 4 Final emissions-compliant engines. Upgrading the engines gave New Holland the opportunity to ...

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Equipment

GM unveils 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra with redesigned front ends (PHOTOS)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 20, 2015

GMC’s best-selling truck has great momentum, coming off its best June since 2006, and 12 consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains.  With exterior styling as its top reason for purchase, the new truck adds key design elements: LED “C-shaped” signature daytime running lights and LED headlights; new front fascia and grilles for each trim level; new LED fog lamps; new bumpers; and new “C-shaped” LED taillights. The new Sierra will be available in the fourth quarter of this year, with additional details and information on the new model released in the coming months.

Thanks to some spy shots snapped while the truck was in testing back in April, we knew design changes were coming to the next-generation Silverado. And based on what we ...

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Better Roads News

Stolen van causes up to $1 million in damage after crashing through Kansas work zone

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on July 20, 2015

Stolen van causes up to $1 million in damage after crashing through Kansas work zone

Construction workers in Kansas were surprised to find a wrecked van abandoned in their road work site July 2. But the havoc the van brought with it to the 1.5-mile work zone likely provided ...

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Business

Volvo CE profit jumps 80% in 2Q thanks to big sales increases in North America

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 20, 2015

Volvo CE profit jumps 80% in 2Q thanks to big sales increases in North America

Following two consecutive quarters of large losses, Volvo Construction Equipment saw a huge increase in profit during the second quarter, mainly supported by increased sales in North America. Sales increased to ...

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Equipment

Excavator slides into ditch, kills worker on Michigan jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 20, 2015

Excavator slides into ditch, kills worker on Michigan jobsite

A worker on a Michigan jobsite was killed last week when he was struck by an excavator. According to a report from The Bay City Times, 40-year-old Jason Robert Schwartzly was killed while spreading gravel ...

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Equipment

Caterpillar’s Era of Analytics: Coaching customers, autonomous machines and more tech the Iron Giant is planning for the future

Posted by Tom Jackson on July 17, 2015

With the hardware hooked up, Cat\'s ARO-enabled dozers can function as full-blown GPS machines.

Five years ago, hardly any heavy equipment was connected with telematics, says Paolo Fellin, vice president of construction and infrastructure industries at Caterpillar. Today, he says, the company has more ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Thief crashes into gun store with a backhoe just to steal a broken rifle

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 17, 2015

VIDEO: Thief crashes into gun store with a backhoe just to steal a broken rifle

A gun store owner in Spring, Texas, would have been glad to hand over the rifle two thieves recently stole from his store if it meant avoiding the destructive way they ...

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Equipment

MacAllister Machinery breaks ground on new HQ, a JCB Mudfest and more in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing News Roundup

Posted by Angela Thomas on July 17, 2015

MacAllister Machinery breaks ground on new HQ, a JCB Mudfest and more in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing News Roundup

MacAllister Machinery breaks ground for new headquarters Indiana’s Caterpillar equipment dealer, MacAllister Machinery, celebrated a groundbreaking for its new headquarters on the Southeast side of Indianapolis. The 133-acre tract will house MacAllister’s ...

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Equipment

Vermeer’s new D24x40 S3 drill cuts sound levels in half; new D40x55 drill boosts thrust/pullback 10% (PHOTOS)

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on July 16, 2015

The Vermeer D24x40 S3 has guaranteed sound power of 104 decibels and an operator ear rating of 82.9 decibels.

Continuing the introduction of its Navigator S3 horizontal directional drills, Vermeer today announced the addition of the D24x40 S3 and D40x55 S3 models to its lineup. Both models offer significant sound ...

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Equipment

More than 250 companies (and counting) have received FAA drone exemptions for construction and surveying

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 16, 2015

More than 250 companies (and counting) have received FAA drone exemptions for construction and surveying

As late as last month, the full number of just how many companies had been granted permission to operate drones for commercial purposes by the Federal Aviation Administration was an ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: 200 pounds of TNT quickly crumbles Detroit hotel in sweeping drone implosion footage

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 15, 2015

VIDEO: 200 pounds of TNT quickly crumbles Detroit hotel in sweeping drone implosion footage

Just a week after the thunder and pop of July 4th fireworks filled the air, residents of Detroit gathered for an explosion of a different type. According to a report from ...

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Equipment

Wacker Neuson updates RD 27 rollers with a range of improvements

Posted by Amy Materson on July 15, 2015

Wacker Neuson updates RD 27 rollers with a range of improvements

Wacker Neuson’s new 2.5-ton RD 27 ride-on double drum vibratory rollers, which are powered by a 37.5-horsepower Kubota diesel engine, feature a range of improvements designed to provide easy operation ...

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