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Komatsu launches D155AX-8 crawler dozer with performance, fuel efficiency boosts

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 25, 2014

Komatsu launches D155AX-8 crawler dozer with performance, fuel efficiency boosts

Komatsu has launched the latest addition to its lineup of crawler dozers with the new D155AX-8, touting increased performance thanks to a new blade along and Tier 4 Final engine. The ...

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VIDEO: Semi truck jumps over F1 car, lands 83 feet later to set a world record

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 25, 2014

VIDEO: Semi truck jumps over F1 car, lands 83 feet later to set a world record

If you were wondering what the coolest way to nearly destroy an 18-wheeler is, we've got your answer. In the video below, you'll witness a semi truck hit a ramp and ...

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2015 Ford F-150 grabs best fuel economy of all gas-powered full-size trucks thanks to 2.7L EcoBoost V6, lighter aluminum body

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 25, 2014

2015 Ford F-150 grabs best fuel economy of all gas-powered full-size trucks thanks to 2.7L EcoBoost V6, lighter aluminum body

Ever since Ford's unveiling of the 2015 F-150, the truck's aluminum body and the addition of a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 to the available power options have had us all eagerly ...

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FAA expected to limit commercial drone operation to licensed pilots in daylight hours within sight of the aircraft

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 25, 2014

FAA expected to limit commercial drone operation to licensed pilots in daylight hours within sight of the aircraft

Construction companies that hope to one day use drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for surveying or to gather data on the jobsite, will likely have to go so far ...

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Doosan’s new DA30-5 and DA40-5 articulated dump trucks lower cost-per-ton rate (PHOTOS)

Posted by Amy Materson on November 24, 2014

Doosan’s new DA30-5 and DA40-5 articulated dump trucks lower cost-per-ton rate (PHOTOS)

With the 365-net-horsepower DA30-5 and 490-net-horsepower DA40-5, Doosan has launched two new articulated dump trucks featuring fuel-efficient Scania DC9 and DC13 engines, respectively. The 51,588-pound DA30-5 has a 61,729-pound payload ...

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PHOTOS: Chevrolet unveils Colorado ZR2 concept truck with 2.8L Duramax diesel, redesigned body (VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 24, 2014

PHOTOS: Chevrolet unveils Colorado ZR2 concept truck with 2.8L Duramax diesel, redesigned body (VIDEO)

One of the more exciting announcements when GM unveiled the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado one year ago, was that the completely redesigned midsize pickup would be getting a diesel option for ...

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VIDEO: Thief takes his sweet time plundering Nebraska contractor’s equipment yard on multiple occasions

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 24, 2014

VIDEO: Thief takes his sweet time plundering Nebraska contractor’s equipment yard on multiple occasions

Law enforcement in Omaha, Nebraska, are searching for a man who stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment and materials from a contractor's equipment yard earlier this year. According to a ...

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Equipment

Report: Cummins-powered next-gen Nissan Titan will contend for best-in-class towing

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 24, 2014

Report: Cummins-powered next-gen Nissan Titan will contend for best-in-class towing

According to the fine folks at Truck Yeah!, Nissan is doing one of two things with its next-generation Nissan Titan: 1) the automaker will shock everyone and introduce a 3/4-ton to ...

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VIDEO: 1,000-hp backhoe blasts Guinness World Record to become fastest digger on Earth

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 21, 2014

VIDEO: 1,000-hp backhoe blasts Guinness World Record to become fastest digger on Earth

Just about anyone who's familiar with backhoes is familiar with the JCB GT. For more than 20 years, the JCB side project has been thought of and touted as the ...

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A drunk guy in New Jersey needed a ride home, so he borrowed a bulldozer, destroyed a park and hit a car in the process

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 21, 2014

A drunk guy in New Jersey needed a ride home, so he borrowed a bulldozer, destroyed a park and hit a car in the process

A New Jersey man this weekend increased the number of incidents in the past few weeks involving drunk men operating heavy equipment in public places to the alarming rate of ...

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Morbark launches redesigned Boxer 120 ride-on trencher with new spring-loaded boom, standard crumber assembly

Posted by Amy Materson on November 21, 2014

Morbark launches redesigned Boxer 120 ride-on trencher with new spring-loaded boom, standard crumber assembly

Morbark has redesigned their Boxer 118 trencher, launching the Boxer 120 dedicated trencher with new features such as a spring-loaded trencher boom that helps retain even chain tension and removes ...

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Doosan launches 5 new wheel loaders with updated cab design, Tier 4 Scania engines (PHOTOS)

Posted by Amy Materson on November 20, 2014

Doosan launches 5 new wheel loaders with updated cab design, Tier 4 Scania engines (PHOTOS)

Doosan has launched their first Tier 4 final-compliant wheel loaders with the introduction of five new models—the DL300-5, DL350-5, DL420-5, DL450-5 and DL550-5. Replacing the previous models, which were Tier 4 ...

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Ford issues recalls for F-150 due to brake light and seat issues

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 20, 2014

Ford issues recalls for F-150 due to brake light and seat issues

Ford has issued two recalls for the F-150 on issues relating to brake lights and the seats. The first affects 950 2014 F-150s in North America and deals with an issue ...

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John Deere launches GoHaul smartphone app for quick reference on E-Series articulated dump trucks

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 20, 2014

John Deere launches GoHaul smartphone app for quick reference on E-Series articulated dump trucks

For fleet managers and operators getting a bit of help or a few tips on the John Deere E-Series articulated dump trucks in your fleet just got as easy as ...

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PHOTOS: 9 tricked-out 2015 F-150 concepts Ford created with SEMA builders including a 600-hp wolf beast

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 19, 2014

PHOTOS: 9 tricked-out 2015 F-150 concepts Ford created with SEMA builders including a 600-hp wolf beast

Beyond getting an in-person glimpse at the stock 2015 F-150 (which is pretty cool in it's own right), one of the coolest aspects of Ford's presence at the Specialty Equipment ...

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Caterpillar’s new 825K the first 4-drum soil compactor with intelligent compaction system (PHOTOS)

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on November 19, 2014

Caterpillar’s new 825K the first 4-drum soil compactor with intelligent compaction system (PHOTOS)

The Cat 825K soil compactor is the first four-drum soil compactor with an intelligent compaction system option, says John Thomas, with Caterpillar’s construction technology and solutions group. The 825K now ...

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Spray injection DuraPatcher is a quick, cost-effective repair solution for potholes

Posted by Amy Materson on November 19, 2014

Spray injection DuraPatcher is a quick, cost-effective repair solution for potholes

Simplify pothole repair with the DuraPatcher trailer-mounted spray injection pothole patcher. With a Tier 4 compliant diesel engine and blower package, the patcher has 18 percent better fuel economy than ...

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AEMP’s fall symposium: Telematics finally gets the jump-start it’s been needing

Posted by Tom Jackson on November 18, 2014

AEMP’s fall symposium: Telematics finally gets the jump-start it’s been needing

If you weren't there, I'm sorry to say, but you missed it. What was "it?" It was the feeling of 300 light bulbs going off above 300 people's heads at the Association ...

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Equipment

Optimized Z-bar and Performance Series buckets highlight Caterpillar’s new 910K and 914K compact wheel loaders

Posted by Tom Jackson on November 18, 2014

Optimized Z-bar and Performance Series buckets highlight Caterpillar’s new 910K and 914K compact wheel loaders

So you want the breakout force of a Z-bar linkage but you don't want to give up the ability to sling around worktools. Problem? Not any more. Caterpillar took the ...

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JCB now building 3CX backhoes in North America, will add 100 workers to new line

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 18, 2014

JCB now building 3CX backhoes in North America, will add 100 workers to new line

JCB has added the 3CX backhoe to the lineup of machines being made at its North American headquarters in Savannah, Georgia. On November 1, the first JCB 3CX rolled off the ...

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Construction equipment thieves get a flat tire then get caught after calling a tow truck

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 18, 2014

Construction equipment thieves get a flat tire then get caught after calling a tow truck

If renting a truck to commit a crime isn't dumb enough, two California men were arrested earlier this month after their being caught red-handed by a tow truck driver. According to ...

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Komatsu launches semi-automatic PC210LCi-10 excavator; cuts production time 63% (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on November 17, 2014

Komatsu launches semi-automatic PC210LCi-10 excavator; cuts production time 63% (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

We’re used to numbers—some of them in the double digits—when manufacturers talk about fuel efficiency gains in new equipment. But Komatsu America on Friday talked about a huge number, and ...

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REVIEW: 2015 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 4×4 jumps off the line with abundant power, legroom (PHOTOS)

Posted by Bruce Smith on November 17, 2014

REVIEW: 2015 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 4×4 jumps off the line with abundant power, legroom (PHOTOS)

It’s one of the fastest half-ton pickups on the road in 2015 with one of, if not the biggest cabs. Toyota’s Tundra CrewMax is all about legroom, with nearly 8 ...

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Link-Belt launches X4 series excavators with new hydraulics system (PHOTOS)

Posted by Amy Materson on November 14, 2014

Link-Belt launches X4 series excavators with new hydraulics system (PHOTOS)

Launched to dealers Wednesday evening at an event held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, the X4 series of excavators from Link-Belt Excavators delivers improvements across the board compared ...

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Volvo transitions backhoe, motor grader manufacturing to Chinese division SDLG; machines will no longer have Volvo brand

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on November 14, 2014

Volvo transitions backhoe, motor grader manufacturing to Chinese division SDLG; machines will no longer have Volvo brand

Volvo Construction Equipment announced today its Chinese SDLG division will now manufacture its backhoes and motor graders, and the Volvo brand would be discontinued for both products. Volvo says it will ...

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

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 14, 2014

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

When confronted with a rope bridge today, most people would be terrified to walk across one, let alone drive a piece of heavy equipment across it. But not this motor ...

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How to fly a drone for surveying: Expert advice from an Icelandic firm who does it in a dark, windy climate

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 13, 2014

How to fly a drone for surveying: Expert advice from an Icelandic firm who does it in a dark, windy climate

While drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have generated quite a bit of interest in the construction industry, most professionals who see the value of the technology are treading softly due ...

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Wacker Neuson starts building skid steers, compact track loaders in North America

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on November 13, 2014

Wacker Neuson starts building skid steers, compact track loaders in North America

Four models of skid steers and compact track loaders will be made at Wacker Neuson’s plant in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, the company announced Wednesday. Production will start in the first ...

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VIDEO: Inside Ford’s redesigned truck plant to see how the 2015 F-150 is made

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 12, 2014

VIDEO: Inside Ford’s redesigned truck plant to see how the 2015 F-150 is made

With the first 2015 F-150s rolling off the assembly line, Ford has invited everyone to take a look inside its completely retooled Dearborn truck plant to see how the aluminum-bodied ...

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Equipment

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

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 12, 2014

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

I'm not sure what's more disconcerting about this story, that this guy has access to a wheel loader in the first place or that he's likely operated it more than ...

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PHOTOS: The 2015 Ram 700 is the tiny pickup we wish we could buy (despite its 1.6L engine)

Posted by Equipment World Staff on November 11, 2014

PHOTOS: The 2015 Ram 700 is the tiny pickup we wish we could buy (despite its 1.6L engine)

While the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the way to go for Ram fans who want considerable power with great gas mileage, those who want even better fuel economy from ...

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Excavator operator drowns after machine slides into Iowa lake

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 11, 2014

Excavator operator drowns after machine slides into Iowa lake

A worker operating an excavator on the bank of a lake in Iowa drowned last week after his machine slid into the water. According to a report from KWQC TV, the ...

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Lawsuit against California emissions regulations dismissed

Posted by James Jaillet on November 11, 2014

Lawsuit against California emissions regulations dismissed

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s 2013 lawsuit against the California Air Resources Board over its stringent emissions regulations has been dismissed by a federal judge based on jurisdiction and the necessity for ...

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Two experienced fleet managers tell how telematics data helps make their companies more competitive, explain how to adopt the technology

Posted by Tom Jackson on November 10, 2014

Two experienced fleet managers tell how telematics data helps make their companies more competitive, explain how to adopt the technology

There will come a time in every construction company's life, when a trigger event will make the deployment of telematics not only advisable, but even necessary. And that time is ...

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

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on November 10, 2014

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

Number one on the “paving by the numbers” handout Caterpillar gives to contractors is “heat the screed.” That start-up process just got faster with the integrated generator and screed heating ...

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VIDEO: Excavator stuck boom-deep in mud spins as operator works to free it from flooded cab

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 07, 2014

VIDEO: Excavator stuck boom-deep in mud spins as operator works to free it from flooded cab

This is one of the few "stuck videos" that we've come across that doesn't appear to have a happy ending. It's also one of the more stuck excavators we've ever ...

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