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Hyundai unveils 2 new HX Series excavators, but with a slightly different cab than other HX models

Posted by Chris Hill on February 05, 2016

Hyundai unveils 2 new HX Series excavators, but with a slightly different cab than other HX models

Hyundai Construction Equipment launched two new models to its HX Series of excavators, the HX140L and HX235LCR, at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. The company first introduced ...

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Equipment

Away with the masts, Topcon’s new 3D-MC Max GNSS blade control boosts speed, precision and accuracy

Posted by Tom Jackson on February 05, 2016

Away with the masts, Topcon’s new 3D-MC Max GNSS blade control boosts speed, precision and accuracy

Automated blade control using GNSS signals has been the most revolutionary earthmoving technology of the last decade and now it seems the technology is entering a second phase of refinement ...

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Equipment

Winds topple crawler crane in NYC; massive collapse kills 1, injures 3 (VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 05, 2016

Winds topple crawler crane in NYC; massive collapse kills 1, injures 3 (VIDEO)

A crawler crane being lowered due to inclement weather toppled over in New York City Friday morning killing one man and injuring three other people. According to a report from NBC ...

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Gomaco debuts new intelligent GP3 slipform paver at World of Concrete

Posted by Chris Hill on February 05, 2016

Gomaco debuts new intelligent GP3 slipform paver at World of Concrete

Gomaco introduced is new GP3 slipform paver featuring a series of “smart” technologies to adjust to multiple width changes controlled by the machine's G+ digital control system. It has dubbed the ...

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Equipment

Back in Black: The story behind the Caterpillar 420F2 that you can’t have (PHOTOS)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 04, 2016

Back in Black: The story behind the Caterpillar 420F2 that you can’t have (PHOTOS)

Caterpillar didn't have any new machine announcements to share at this year's World of Concrete show. But that doesn't mean their booth was devoid of buzzworthy machines. One in particular had ...

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Equipment

Kubota unveils SVL95-2s compact track loader with more powerful hydraulics, improved cab

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 04, 2016

Kubota unveils SVL95-2s compact track loader with more powerful hydraulics, improved cab

A year after introducing the company's first ever skid steer loaders at the show, Kubota has launched the SVL95-2s compact track loader with more power and an upgraded cab at ...

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Equipment

Skyjack intros TH series telehandlers, saying clean sheet design indicates serious move into telehandler business

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on February 04, 2016

Skyjack intros TH series telehandlers, saying clean sheet design indicates serious move into telehandler business

Announcing that it was “seriously moving into the telehandler business,” Linamar’s Skyjack division debuted its “clean sheet design” four-model TH series telehandler lineup at World of Concrete, emphasizing simplicity that ...

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Equipment

Putzmeister unveils Bridge Maxx Concrete Transit Mixer line redesigned for reduced weight, easy maintenance

Posted by Chris Hill on February 04, 2016

Putzmeister unveils Bridge Maxx Concrete Transit Mixer line redesigned for reduced weight, easy maintenance

Putzmeister displayed at the World of Concrete its newly redesigned Bridge Maxx Concrete Transit Mixer line featuring a reduced weight configuration, open maintenance points and replacement part compatibilities with other ...

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Equipment

Trimble launches DG613, DG813 pipe lasers with more compact design, radio remote control

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 04, 2016

Trimble launches DG613, DG813 pipe lasers with more compact design, radio remote control

At World of Concrete, Trimble has introduced two of its newest Spectra Precision pipe laser models, the DG613 and DG813. We first got word of these lasers in November but ...

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Equipment

Kubota intros L47, M62 tractor-loader-backhoes with more power, roomier cab

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 03, 2016

Kubota intros L47, M62 tractor-loader-backhoes with more power, roomier cab

At the World of Concrete show here in Las Vegas, Kubota has launched two new tractor-loader-backhoe models. The L47 and M62 TLBs join the B26 in the company’s TLB lineup and ...

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Equipment

PHOTOS > Tour the heavy equipment-laden halls of World of Concrete 2016

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 03, 2016

PHOTOS > Tour the heavy equipment-laden halls of World of Concrete 2016

We're in the middle of day two of our coverage of World of Concrete 2016 here in Las Vegas. At this point we've had enough time to give the primary ...

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Equipment

Mack Trucks expands telematics program with GuardDog services support

Posted by Tom Jackson on February 03, 2016

Mack Trucks expands telematics program with GuardDog services support

Last year Mack Trucks announced the launch of a telematics program, GuardDog Connect. This year at World of Concrete, the company announced that the service is now available and standard in all ...

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Business

CNH Industrial sales drop 20% in 2015 as profit is cut in half

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 03, 2016

CNH Industrial sales drop 20% in 2015 as profit is cut in half

An expanding European truck market was the lone bright spot in CNH Industrial's full-year earnings report for 2015 as sales across each of the company's segments fell. The company, manufacturer of the ...

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Equipment

Quadrel launches devices for real-time measuring of concrete maturity and strength

Posted by Chris Hill on February 03, 2016

Quadrel launches devices for real-time measuring of concrete maturity and strength

Quadrel announced at World of Concrete three devices aimed at making it possible to measure concrete maturity and strength in real-time, rather than waiting the traditional 28 days for break ...

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Equipment

International debuts 3 HX series vocational trucks from its new Class 8 lineup

Posted by Tom Jackson on February 02, 2016

The HX series is International's first completely new truck introduction since 2010.

On Monday, one day prior to the opening of the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas, International debuted it's new Class 8, HX series of vocational trucks—the first completely ...

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Bridges

Gomaco launches world’s first 3D-controlled bridge deck finisher

Posted by Chris Hill on February 02, 2016

Gomaco launches world’s first 3D-controlled bridge deck finisher

Gomaco has launched the world’s first bridge deck finisher with a 3D guidance at the Word of Concrete show in Las Vegas, an update to its C-450 cylinder finisher. With this ...

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Equipment

Spectra Precision intros FOCUS 35 RX robotic layout instrument, Nomad 1050 Data Collector at World of Concrete

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 02, 2016

Spectra Precision intros FOCUS 35 RX robotic layout instrument, Nomad 1050 Data Collector at World of Concrete

A new robotic layout instrument and an update to its Nomad data collector were among Spectra Precision's introductions at World of Concrete 2016 in Las Vegas. The FOCUS 35 RX robotic ...

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Business

PCA, Wells Fargo 2016 construction forecasts: positives outweigh negatives

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on February 02, 2016

PCA, Wells Fargo 2016 construction forecasts: positives outweigh negatives

Two construction activity forecasts issued today cite positive short term outlooks, while indicating concerns for long-term sustained growth. PCA will likely adjust its fall forecast to “at most” a 5 percent ...

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Business

Chinese, mining demand drags down Komatsu sales as profit falls 11% in first 9 months of the year

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 02, 2016

Chinese, mining demand drags down Komatsu sales as profit falls 11% in first 9 months of the year

Komatsu says its sales are brisk in North America but continued difficulty with slack demand for equipment from Chinese customers and customers in the mining industry continue to drag down ...

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Better Roads News

Colorado DOT launches near real-time snowplow tracking system

Posted by Chris Hill on February 02, 2016

Colorado DOT launches near real-time snowplow tracking system

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has launched a system that will track and monitor snowplows in “near real-time” that will also allow the public to view vehicle location via ...

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Equipment

Takeuchi intros the TL12V2: company’s first vertical lift track loader features new cab

Posted by Tom Jackson on February 01, 2016

Takeuchi intros the TL12V2: company’s first vertical lift track loader features new cab

The all-new TL12V2 track loader from Takeuchi is the company's first vertical lift design. The geometry of the boom and bucket linkage is such that the front edge of the bucket ...

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Business

Caterpillar to close 5 more plants, cut 670 jobs as part of cost reduction plan

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 01, 2016

Caterpillar to close 5 more plants, cut 670 jobs as part of cost reduction plan

As part of the company's cost reduction plan introduced in the Fall of last year, Caterpillar has announced its latest round of layoffs with cuts affecting five facilities around the U.S. According ...

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Equipment

Terex to light up equipment with ORBCOMM telematics

Posted by Tom Jackson on February 01, 2016

Terex to light up equipment with ORBCOMM telematics

Terex Materials Processing, a division of Terex Corporation, announced that it will begin offering an ORBCOMM telematics solution on Powerscreen and Terex Finlay machines. The telematics system will be offered as ...

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Equipment

Diggerland’s USA’s latest ride lets park goers operate tandem rollers

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 01, 2016

Diggerland’s USA’s latest ride lets park goers operate tandem rollers

Ever since the launch of the park, Diggerland USA officials promised that they would keep looking for new heavy equipment rides and attractions to share with patrons. The latest ride ...

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Better Roads News

VIDEO: Caltrans workers clear Highway 299 after a landslide

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on February 01, 2016

VIDEO: Caltrans workers clear Highway 299 after a landslide

A minor landslide earlier this month turned into a much larger problem in California after El Nino pounded northern California. The California Department of Transportation spent two days digging Highway 299 ...

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Equipment

Link-Belt unveils 210 X4 excavator: light on the trailer, heavy in the field with 9% cycle boost

Posted by Tom Jackson on January 29, 2016

Link-Belt unveils 210 X4 excavator: light on the trailer, heavy in the field with 9% cycle boost

Big enough for heavy digging and utility work but light enough for easy transportation, the new Link-Belt 210 X4 excavator delivers 9-percent faster cycle times compared to its predecessor, says ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Ford explains how it lifted 9 trucks with a Super Duty frame amid commenter criticism of stunt

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 29, 2016

VIDEO: Ford explains how it lifted 9 trucks with a Super Duty frame amid commenter criticism of stunt

One of Ford's big marketing points when it unveiled the 2017 Super Duty pickups last year was the trucks' new, stronger steel frame. Ford says that frame is 24 times ...

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Equipment

World of Concrete 2016 coverage starts Tuesday from Las Vegas. Come visit our booth!

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 29, 2016

World of Concrete 2016 coverage starts Tuesday from Las Vegas. Come visit our booth!

On Monday, the entire Equipment World team will make its way to Las Vegas for the huge World of Concrete 2016 trade show. Over the course of the next week we'll ...

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Better Roads News

Project engineer struck and killed by dump truck after just 2 days on the job

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on January 29, 2016

Project engineer struck and killed by dump truck after just 2 days on the job

A 26-year-old project engineer in Texas was only on the job for two days before he was hit and killed by a dump truck Tuesday. KHOU reported that the man had recently started ...

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Better Roads News

Pink paver helps VT LeeBoy and Stephenson Equipment raise $100,000 for American Cancer Society

Posted by Chris Hill on January 29, 2016

Pink paver helps VT LeeBoy and Stephenson Equipment raise $100,000 for American Cancer Society

VT LeeBoy and equipment dealer Stephenson Equipment recently presented a $100,000 check to the American Cancer Society for it’s Relay for Life, an amount raised in part by the use ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: 2 excavators upright tipped end dumper that forgot one vital step

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 28, 2016

VIDEO: 2 excavators upright tipped end dumper that forgot one vital step

Looks like someone forgot to open their tailgate... Thankfully, there were two excavator operators who had some time on their hands and could dig this guy out of the situation. But ...

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Business

Caterpillar profit fell 43% in 2015; 4Q loss comes as construction, mining sales weaker than expected

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 28, 2016

Caterpillar profit fell 43% in 2015; 4Q loss comes as construction, mining sales weaker than expected

Despite slashing its sales outlook in tandem with an October announcement of a sweeping cost reduction plan, Caterpillar's full-year sales still fell below that most recent forecast after sales fell $3 billion year over ...

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Equipment

Ford invites blue collar customers, including contractor, inside Super Duty development process

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 28, 2016

Ford invites blue collar customers, including contractor, inside Super Duty development process

Over the last few years, Ford's marketing department has worked really hard to make its F-Series pickups synonymous with blue collar work. It was evident in the first commercial for the ...

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Better Roads News

Blizzard road rage ends with man firing gun at Massachusetts snow plow driver

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on January 28, 2016

Blizzard road rage ends with man firing gun at Massachusetts snow plow driver

Just as last weekend's the deadly winter storm was slamming the east coast, a snowplow driver in Massachusetts found himself in more immediate danger when an angry motorist who had ...

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Equipment

Lego’s amazing Bucket Wheel Excavator set will include a dump truck; can be rebuilt into aggregate plant (VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 27, 2016

Lego’s amazing Bucket Wheel Excavator set will include a dump truck; can be rebuilt into aggregate plant (VIDEO)

One of Lego's largest (and coolest) available Technic sets is the remote-control Volvo CE L350F wheel loader. The set includes 1,636 pieces and is capable of being rebuilt into an A25F articulated ...

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Equipment

Why Caterpillar invested in Powerhive, a smart microgrid delivering affordable power to developing communities

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 27, 2016

Why Caterpillar invested in Powerhive, a smart microgrid delivering affordable power to developing communities

Since 2012, PowerHive has been delivering electricity to spread-out rural communities in developing nations. The company does this through a smart mix of software and hardware, a mix that recently ...

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