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Chevrolet unveils the 2016 Colorado Z71 Trail Boss: a stylish yet sensible off-roader (PHOTOS)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 31, 2015

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss

With the Colorado a full-blown comeback success story, Chevrolet is not slowing down on development of the much-praised midsize pickup. The latest update to the truck is the new 2016 ...

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Business

In compact track loader’s decade of dominance, 2 things have become clear

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on August 31, 2015

In compact track loader’s decade of dominance, 2 things have become clear

Over the past decade, there’s been no bigger machine success story than that of the compact track loader. The revolutionary CTL, first developed by ASV in 1990, has extended the construction ...

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State/Local Government

How in-motion, pre-scan weigh station technology could affect specialized and heavy equipment haulers

Posted by Equipment World Staff on August 31, 2015

How in-motion, pre-scan weigh station technology could affect specialized and heavy equipment haulers

We all are aware of the “red light cameras” that have been around for some time. The technology works through a sensor embedded in the roadway with companion systems tracking ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: 3 dozers pull upended excavator and a bunch of gear up a ridiculous rocky grade

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 28, 2015

VIDEO: 3 dozers pull upended excavator and a bunch of gear up a ridiculous rocky grade

What do you do when you've got a crapload of gear to move and an incredibly steep and rocky grade in front of you? If you're this crew you chain ...

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Business

Finning teams up with IronPlanet to sell used Cat equipment globally

Posted by Tom Jackson on August 28, 2015

Finning teams up with IronPlanet to sell used Cat equipment globally

Are you not finding the deals you want in your part of the country for good used equipment? Maybe it’s time to look further. Two of the biggest players in the ...

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Business

CNH Industrial cuts 100 workers across 2 plants

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 28, 2015

CNH Industrial cuts 100 workers across 2 plants

CNH Industrial has announced that it will lay off 100 full-time workers across two manufacturing facilities. According to a report from NBC Nebraska, the construction and farm equipment manufacturer will lay ...

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Equipment

Caterpillar unveils the S40: Rugged smartphone’s slim design combines Cat DNA, user feedback (PHOTOS)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 27, 2015

Caterpillar unveils the S40: Rugged smartphone’s slim design combines Cat DNA, user feedback (PHOTOS)

Two years ago, the no. 1 manufacturer of heavy equipment in the world entered a market comprised of concepts and products very different from those it has delivered for nearly ...

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Equipment

Ford wants to resurrect the Ranger and the Bronco in the U.S., reports say

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 27, 2015

Ford wants to resurrect the Ranger and the Bronco in the U.S., reports say

Ford wants to resurrect two of its most iconic discontinued truck models here in the U.S. with production said to begin in 2018, according to two reports. The Detroit News broke ...

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Business

Caterpillar to lay off another 475 employees

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 27, 2015

Caterpillar to lay off another 475 employees

Caterpillar has announced another round of layoffs, this time releasing 475 employees as the company's cost-cutting efforts in the face of waning demand continue. According to a report from the Peoria Journal Star, ...

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Equipment

Komatsu launches WA380-8 wheel loader with improved power, cab (PHOTOS)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 26, 2015

Komatsu launches WA380-8 wheel loader with improved power, cab (PHOTOS)

Boasting more power, less fuel consumption and a few improvements to operator comfort, Komatsu has launched an update to its WA380 wheel loader. The WA380-8 is powered by a 6.69-liter, Komatsu ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Crawl Control allows 2016 Toyota Tacoma to dig itself out of ungodly amounts of sand

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 26, 2015

VIDEO: Crawl Control allows 2016 Toyota Tacoma to dig itself out of ungodly amounts of sand

We recently got a bit of wheel time with Toyota's latest Tacoma midsize and came away fairly impressed with the 2016 model, particularly as an answer to GM's strong midsize ...

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Equipment

Morbark’s Demo Days showcase chippers, grinders and one mean metal-eating shredder (PHOTOS)

Posted by Amy Materson on August 26, 2015

Morbark’s Demo Days showcase chippers, grinders and one mean metal-eating shredder (PHOTOS)

Approximately 300 of Morbark’s dealers and customers from more than a dozen countries descended on Winn, Michigan, last week, to take part in the company’s ninth Demo Days. In addition to ...

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Equipment

Show us your ink. Best construction/equipment tattoo wins $500. Enter now.

Posted by Equipment World Staff on August 26, 2015

Show us your ink. Best construction/equipment tattoo wins $500. Enter now.

You’re proud that you work in construction. So proud in fact that you let everybody know with a tattoo that says as much. We’d like to help you share that passion ...

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Business

Caterpillar a primary target of insider trading ring busted for hacking access to press releases

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 25, 2015

Caterpillar a primary target of insider trading ring busted for hacking access to press releases

Caterpillar company secrets were a favorite target for an alliance of hackers and stock traders busted by U.S. officials earlier this month for insider trading that reaped tens of millions ...

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Equipment

Ford recalls certain F-650, F-750 models due to seat belt defect

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 25, 2015

Ford recalls certain F-650, F-750 models due to seat belt defect

Not long after finalizing the transition of its work truck manufacturing from Mexico to the U.S., Ford has announced a recall on certain F-650 and F-750 trucks for a seat ...

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Equipment

Worker scales crane to remove Confederate flag upsetting residents in North Carolina

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 25, 2015

Worker scales crane to remove Confederate flag upsetting residents in North Carolina

When a Confederate battle flag found its way atop a construction crane in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, last week, a construction worker scaled the machine to remedy the situation. According to ...

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Equipment

PHOTOS: Spy shots of 2017 Ford Super Duty confirm updated styling, September unveiling

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 24, 2015

PHOTOS: Spy shots of 2017 Ford Super Duty confirm updated styling, September unveiling

Usually, the skilled spy photographers who stalk the automotive industry's camouflaged secrets catch these working prototypes during highway testing. But in the case of the 2017 Super Duty's latest photo ...

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Equipment

Vintage dozer kills 2 people in freak accident in Ohio

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 24, 2015

Vintage dozer kills 2 people in freak accident in Ohio

What should have been a happy day for a lover of heavy equipment turned tragic last week when an accident involving a vintage bulldozer killed two people in Ohio. According to ...

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Equipment

Boom lift overturns, killing worker on Massachusetts jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 24, 2015

Boom lift overturns, killing worker on Massachusetts jobsite

A worker in Massachusetts was killed last week when the boom lift he was working from toppled over. According to a report from the Taunton Gazette, 48-year-old Kevin Miranda was part of ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Dump truck bed lifts while driving, destroys overhead highway sign

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 21, 2015

VIDEO: Dump truck bed lifts while driving, destroys overhead highway sign

Today's dose of dumb comes from a highway somewhere in Saudi Arabia. The immediate question the video below raises is how is the driver unaware of that lifted bed? If ...

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Equipment

Takeuchi improves uptime with new large frame TS80 skid steers

Posted by Amy Materson on August 21, 2015

Takeuchi improves uptime with new large frame TS80 skid steers

Takeuchi has added to their skid steer product line with the TS80, the largest model in the company’s lineup. Featuring a 74-horsepower Tier 4 Final Deutz engine, the TS80 delivers 192 ...

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Business

John Deere feels impact of energy slowdown in 3Q as construction equipment sales fall 13%

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 21, 2015

John Deere feels impact of energy slowdown in 3Q as construction equipment sales fall 13%

After a third quarter that brought more severe decreases in sales and profit, John Deere has cut its forecast for the rest of the year as the company now faces ...

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Equipment

Sharpening the saw: AEMP’s 2015 Asset Management Symposium to focus on how telematics can improve safety

Posted by Tom Jackson on August 21, 2015

Sharpening the saw: AEMP’s 2015 Asset Management Symposium to focus on how telematics can improve safety

Everybody knows telematics can improve productivity, but fleet managers and contractors are just beginning to discover how this technology plays a big role in making heavy equipment and trucking safer. That's ...

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Equipment

SiteAware, a LIDAR/camera unit, gives equipment operators 360-degree vision (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 20, 2015

SiteAware, a LIDAR/camera unit, gives equipment operators 360-degree vision (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Inspired by the lane-keeping, radar and camera systems that have been improving safety and all the while forming the foundation for fully-autonomous vehicles in the automobile industry, Volvo Construction Equipment ...

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Equipment

First American-made Ford F-650, F-750 models roll off the assembly line

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 20, 2015

First American-made Ford F-650, F-750 models roll off the assembly line

Late last year, Ford announced that it would not only drop Cummins' 6.7-liter ISB engine for its own Power Stroke V8 in the new 2016 F-650 and F-750 work trucks, but ...

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Equipment

FAA issues warning as number of drones getting too close to aircraft increases dramatically

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 20, 2015

FAA issues warning as number of drones getting too close to aircraft increases dramatically

  Though drones hold a ton of potential for the advancement of the construction industry and $100 billion worth of growth potential for the U.S. economy, that unfortunately doesn't mean that ...

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Equipment

Man arrested after climbing 10-story crane to take a selfie

Posted by Angela Thomas on August 20, 2015

Man arrested after climbing 10-story crane to take a selfie

If this guy is any indication, in Wisconsin they take their selfies a bit more seriously than the rest of us. According to Channel 3000 news, a passerby noticed a man ...

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Equipment

FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 an impressive upgrade in initial testing (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted by Bruce Smith on August 19, 2015

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport. Click through the gallery to see and read more.

Toyota has always taken their time when it comes to making generational changes to their pickups, the Tacoma being no exception. In fact, the last time the company's best selling mid-size pickup saw ...

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Business

Not even Caterpillar can escape Donald Trump’s disses

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 19, 2015

Not even Caterpillar can escape Donald Trump’s disses

In perhaps a prime example of just how far Donald Trump will reach to underscore his "Make America Great Again" slogan, the Republican presidential candidate has called out Caterpillar's recent financial ...

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Better Roads News

Vanway linear crushers help county and road builder improve gravel roadwork efficiency

Posted by Chris Hill on August 19, 2015

Vanway linear crushers help county and road builder improve gravel roadwork efficiency

A Montana county and an Idaho road construction firm are finding linear crushers, which crush and position rock in one pass, to be major money and time savers when working ...

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Business

Bobcat, Doosan break ground on $9.5 million expansion of West Fargo HQ (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 19, 2015

Architectural renderings illustrate the new front entrance to the Bobcat and Doosan facility. The expansion to the existing facility will help accommodate growth, drive innovation and improve operations.

Company executives and a fleet of Bobcat buckets recently broke ground on a $9.5 million expansion of the Bobcat/Doosan North America headquarters. In a video from the event, Rich Goldsbury, president of ...

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Equipment

This Ford F-700 with built-in backhoe is all the truck you’ll ever need…and only $5k (PHOTOS)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 18, 2015

This Ford F-700 with built-in backhoe is all the truck you’ll ever need…and only $5k (PHOTOS)

Looking like it came straight out of a Hot Wheels package is this 1995 Ford F-700 with an honest-to-God bed-mounted backhoe. Likely decommissioned from a utility or a municipality, this magnificent ...

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Equipment

Vermeer’s InSite Productivity Tools eliminate paperwork, provide whiteboard for horizontal directional drilling bores

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on August 18, 2015

Vermeer’s InSite Productivity Tools can be purchased individually, but are designed to sync together to battle the paperwork challenges of directional drilling contractors.

Planning, mapping and recording the bore; keeping everyone informed as in-field adjustments are made; providing as-builts and finally invoicing: the paperwork behind horizontal directional drilling can quickly bury you as ...

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Equipment

Holcim is burning shoes to reduce pollution when making cement (VIDEO)

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on August 18, 2015

Holcim is burning shoes to reduce pollution when making cement (VIDEO)

Holcim is using shoes to take a step toward being a leader as an environmentally friendly aggregate producer with its Vietnam operation. The company has forged a partnership with shredding company Untha to build a new ...

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Equipment

John Deere launches 444K, 524K and 544K wheel loaders with power, comfort boosts (PHOTOS)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 17, 2015

John Deere launches 444K, 524K and 544K wheel loaders with power, comfort boosts (PHOTOS)

Amounting to what the company considers more capable machines its customers can simply "do more with," John Deere has revamped its three Utility Class wheel loaders with power and operator comfort ...

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Equipment

Remu’s Crossover screening bucket serves as all-in-one materials processing solution

Posted by Amy Materson on August 17, 2015

Remu’s Crossover screening bucket serves as all-in-one materials processing solution

Quickly transition between different applications with Remu’s Crossover screening bucket, which is a bucket frame with an exchangeable work module. The bucket is part of Remu's modular buckets specifically designed for ...

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