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Vermeer debuts FT100, first product in new forestry tractor line

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on September 22, 2014

Vermeer debuts FT100, first product in new forestry tractor line

Vermeer’s 111-horsepower FT100 forestry tractor is the first in a new line of forestry equipment for the company, which will include the 290-horsepower FT300, to be introduced later this fall. “This ...

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VIDEO: Watch a Chevrolet S-10 pickup explode to 219 mph, become quickest street-legal vehicle in the world

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 22, 2014

VIDEO: Watch a Chevrolet S-10 pickup explode to 219 mph, become quickest street-legal vehicle in the world

When building the world's quickest-accelerating street-legal vehicle, maybe one of the last bodies you'd decide to wrap that type of horsepower in would be a 1998 Chevrolet S-10. Chevy's old ...

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VIDEO: Geniuses wrap themselves in rope, let an excavator sling them through the air

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 19, 2014

VIDEO: Geniuses wrap themselves in rope, let an excavator sling them through the air

Most people see construction equipment from afar. And most people, when meeting these machines in person for the first time, display a healthy amount of respect and even a bit ...

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Komatsu launches 31-ton HM300-5 articulated dump truck

Posted by Amy Materson on September 19, 2014

Komatsu launches 31-ton HM300-5 articulated dump truck

Komatsu focused on reducing cost with the development of the company’s HM300-5 articulated dump truck, which features an EPA Tier 4 final SAA6D125E-7 engine that delivers 324 net horsepower. With integrated ...

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Toyota issues recalls on Tundra and Tacoma pickups

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 19, 2014

Toyota issues recalls on Tundra and Tacoma pickups

Toyota has issued recalls on both its full-size and midsize pickups over separate issues. The first recall deals with the 2014 Tundra. Toyota has issued a recall on 130,000 Tundra CrewMax ...

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GEAR: The all-steel and orderly design of the Trusco Deluxe tool box hasn’t needed a change since 1947

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 18, 2014

GEAR: The all-steel and orderly design of the Trusco Deluxe tool box hasn’t needed a change since 1947

In an age of plastic boxes and tool bags made of various composite materials, a steel tool box like the Trusco Deluxe is a reminder of how we got some ...

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The 2015 Polaris Ranger EV is a powerful electric UTV that moves around the jobsite in stealth

Posted by Bruce Smith on September 17, 2014

The 2015 Polaris Ranger EV is a powerful electric UTV that moves around the jobsite in stealth

Unplugging your work ATV from the wall outlet might feel odd to many, but it’s becoming quite common in some work circles. Whether to meet increasing environmental standards or just to ...

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Manitou launches the world’s largest telehandler with 40-ton lift capacity

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 17, 2014

Manitou launches the world’s largest telehandler with 40-ton lift capacity

At the Electra Mining Africa show going on this week in Johannesburg, South Africa, Manitou has launched what it says is the world's largest telehandler. The MHT 14350S boasts a maximum ...

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PHOTOS: Directional drill dives from trailer, dangles over Dallas freeway

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 16, 2014

PHOTOS: Directional drill dives from trailer, dangles over Dallas freeway

Dallas-area law enforcement got some unwanted experience with uprighting an overturned directional drill Monday afternoon after one fell from a flatbed trailer and then dangled from the side of the ...

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GMC unveils 2015 Sierra Carbon Editions with sport styling, big wheels (PHOTOS)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 16, 2014

GMC unveils 2015 Sierra Carbon Editions with sport styling, big wheels (PHOTOS)

Following the release of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Editions, GMC has announced its own racing-inspired appearance package for the 2015 Sierra. Like Chevy's Rally Edition pickups, GMC will offer three ...

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Chevron unveils Delo 400 SD 15W-30 oil, aimed at severe-duty on-and off-highway applications

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on September 16, 2014

Chevron unveils Delo 400 SD 15W-30 oil, aimed at severe-duty on-and off-highway applications

Chevron says its Delo 400 SD SAE 15W-30 is a new category of heavy duty engine oil targeted at addressing the effects of the growth of severe-duty applications in both ...

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Caterpillar is planning a Big Data lab that will assist in telematics development

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 15, 2014

Caterpillar is planning a Big Data lab that will assist in telematics development

Caterpillar has announced an expansion of its efforts in the realm of telematics and how the company analyzes the large amounts of complex data it collects from its customers' machines. According ...

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VIDEO: How to build a LEGO dump truck with an excavator bucket instead of your hands

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 15, 2014

VIDEO: How to build a LEGO dump truck with an excavator bucket instead of your hands

We've seen plenty examples of equipment operators showing off their skills through interesting demonstrations, but this one from Finland might be our favorite. In the video below, the operator, whom the Daily ...

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Thieves steal telehandler from construction jobsite, unsuccessfully try to knock over an ATM with it

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 12, 2014

Thieves steal telehandler from construction jobsite, unsuccessfully try to knock over an ATM with it

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is hunting for those involved in a failed attempt to either steal or burglarize an ATM using a telehandler. According to a First Coast News report, police ...

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REVIEW: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD bi-fuel a case study in CNG vs. gas (PHOTOS)

Posted by Bruce Smith on September 10, 2014

REVIEW: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD bi-fuel a case study in CNG vs. gas (PHOTOS)

A whoosh, like connecting an air hose to a compressor, is the only thing that lets me know I’m in business filling the bed-mounted fuel tank in the 2015 Chevy ...

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Peterbilt debuts its own self-driving truck, gives autonomous Model 579 demo at ITS World Congress

Posted by Jack Roberts on September 10, 2014

Peterbilt debuts its own self-driving truck, gives autonomous Model 579 demo at ITS World Congress

Advanced technologies capable of autonomous driving to complement vehicle operators was showcased during the ITS World Congress in Detroit this week. The innovative system was demonstrated on a Peterbilt Model ...

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Caterpillar launches M318F, M320F wheel excavators with greater durability, lower operating costs (PHOTOS)

Posted by Amy Materson on September 09, 2014

Caterpillar launches M318F, M320F wheel excavators with greater durability, lower operating costs (PHOTOS)

Caterpillar has launched two new wheel excavators—the M318F and M320F—which the company says incorporates the best features of predecessor models with improvements based on customer input. The resulting machines provide ...

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Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession; contributes the economic value of an entire state

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 09, 2014

Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession; contributes the economic value of an entire state

According to a new study of the construction equipment industry released Tuesday by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the industry was among the quickest to recover from the throes of ...

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PHOTOS: See the attachments, truck parts and other construction gear you might have missed in our end-of-summer roundup

Posted by Amy Materson on September 09, 2014

PHOTOS: See the attachments, truck parts and other construction gear you might have missed in our end-of-summer roundup

Summer is always a busy time for everyone—with vacations, kids' activities and a hectic schedule, it's easy to look up and realize it's September already. So, here are some of ...

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Caterpillar launches 824K wheel dozer with powertrain, cab improvements, larger fuel tank (PHOTOS)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 08, 2014

Caterpillar launches 824K wheel dozer with powertrain, cab improvements, larger fuel tank (PHOTOS)

Caterpillar has launched its new 824K wheel dozer, featuring powertrain, cab and serviceability improvements. The new 824K is powered by Cat's C15 ACERT engine, producing 405 horsepower. The machine has a ...

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Texas construction firms are buying the majority of construction equipment for earthmoving right now and it’s not even close

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on September 08, 2014

Texas construction firms are buying the majority of construction equipment for earthmoving right now and it’s not even close

At 645 buyers, Texas stomped No. 2 Florida (317 buyers) in the number of financed construction equipment buyers engaged in earthmoving through August. The numbers are the result of an analysis ...

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A Kansas tech school began recruiting diesel mechanics like college athletes and now they have a waiting list

Posted by Equipment World Staff on September 08, 2014

A Kansas tech school began recruiting diesel mechanics like college athletes and now they have a waiting list

Recruiting diesel technology students hasn’t been a challenge for Washburn Institute of Technology, based in Topeka, Kansas. “If I could get a bigger space, I could get 100 students,” said Clark ...

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U.S. exports of construction equipment down 17.3% in first half of 2014

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 08, 2014

U.S. exports of construction equipment down 17.3% in first half of 2014

Exports of construction equipment made in the U.S. during the first half of the year are down 17.3 percent, according to an Association of Equipment Manufacturers analysis of Commerce Department ...

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VIDEO: Guy attempts Ice Bucket Challenge with excavator, bucket knocks him out cold instead

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 05, 2014

VIDEO: Guy attempts Ice Bucket Challenge with excavator, bucket knocks him out cold instead

When we were putting together our original roundup of Ice Bucket Challenge videos, we were surprised at just how many we were able to find with people using heavy equipment. ...

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PHOTOS: This American flag-draped Ford Raptor is the most patriotic pickup ever built

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 05, 2014

PHOTOS: This American flag-draped Ford Raptor is the most patriotic pickup ever built

These colors don't run, but they do push more than 300 horsepower. Aptly christened "The Patriot," the Ford Raptor before you is a custom job that will be auctioned off this ...

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Eaton launches Procision double-clutch automated Class 6 and 7 transmission

Posted by Jack Roberts on September 05, 2014

Eaton launches Procision double-clutch automated Class 6 and 7 transmission

Eaton has launched a new, dual-clutch, automated transmission. It's called the Procision Line and debuts in Class 6 and 7 urban delivery markets, including P&D, beverage, school bus and recovery/towing ...

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AEM/AEMP draft telematics standard released; will enable unified reporting of mixed fleet systems, including 19 data points

Posted by Tom Jackson on September 04, 2014

AEM/AEMP draft telematics standard released; will enable unified reporting of mixed fleet systems, including 19 data points

If you're looking for a telematics program that can enable you to gather all your information into one unified database, regardless of how many different brands of equipment you're running, ...

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon will launch as most fuel-efficient midsize pickups; GM notes strong pre-orders

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 04, 2014

2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon will launch as most fuel-efficient midsize pickups; GM notes strong pre-orders

With production beginning this week and a fall launch right around the corner, GM has announced the V-6 fuel economy numbers for its new midsize pickups the Chevrolet Colorado and ...

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Decreased warranty costs leading Navistar turnaround as company reports first income in 3 years

Posted by Jason Cannon on September 04, 2014

Decreased warranty costs leading Navistar turnaround as company reports first income in 3 years

Navistar has been weighted down by the failures of its EGR-only engines now for several years, and the company’s quarterly earnings reports became a regular reminder of the work that ...

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Terex launches Generation 2 skid steers and compact track loaders with more than 100 upgrades

Posted by Patty Vaughan on September 03, 2014

Terex launches Generation 2 skid steers and compact track loaders with more than 100 upgrades

Featuring more than 100 enhancements from previous models, Terex has launched a new line of skid steers and compact track loaders. The Terex Generation 2 machines are available in radial and vertical lift-path ...

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Ford retains best-in-class heavy duty pickup towing despite F-450′s move to stricter standards

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 02, 2014

Ford retains best-in-class heavy duty pickup towing despite F-450′s move to stricter standards

By changing the way it measures the 2015 F-450's payload and towing ratings, Ford has thrown the latest punch in an ongoing debate with Ram over which brand of heavy-duty ...

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VIDEO: Get a drone’s-eye view of construction on Apple’s massive new spaceship-like campus

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 02, 2014

VIDEO: Get a drone’s-eye view of construction on Apple’s massive new spaceship-like campus

Back in July, we got our first look at construction of Apple's new $5 billion campus. The new campus was one of the last projects former Apple CEO Steve Jobs ...

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

Posted by Amy Materson on September 02, 2014

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

A construction worker was killed in an accident in Florida on August 21, when the roller he was operating slipped down a berm and rolled on top of him, killing ...

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What’s new with directional drills?

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on September 02, 2014

What’s new with directional drills?

Operator-centric moves Keeping operators happy and productive continues to be a main thrust. “This positively impacts contractor’s bottom lines,” says Joshua Beddow, marketing manager, Toro, “which in turn leads to higher ...

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8 reasons why you pay too much for your equipment’s tires… and what you can do about it

Posted by Tom Jackson on September 02, 2014

8 reasons why you pay too much for your equipment’s tires… and what you can do about it

Contractors hate leaving money on the table at a bid letting. But how much money are you wasting by neglecting your tires or by neglecting to establish a tire management ...

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Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to Wm. Winkler Company’s success

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on September 01, 2014

Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to Wm. Winkler Company’s success

"We love to do anything that involves concrete,” says Brian Winkler, 47, president of Wm. Winkler Company.  In fact, concrete has been Wm. Winkler Company’s material of choice since Brian’s grandfather ...

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