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VIDEO: Land Rover developing invisible truck technology to give driver better view of terrain

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 17, 2014

VIDEO: Land Rover developing invisible truck technology to give driver better view of terrain

For years, researchers and the military have been working toward perfecting cloaking technology that would give a person, vehicle or aircraft the ability to become invisible at the press of ...

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Business

United Rentals cites strong start for 1Q, will add $750 million in fleet this quarter

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on April 17, 2014

United Rentals cites strong start for 1Q, will add $750 million in fleet this quarter

United Rentals says it will bring in $750 million in fleet in the second quarter, the result of a strong 2014 start, with “notable year-over-year growth in rates, time utilization ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Caterpillar excavators stack 600-lb. blocks in the biggest game of Jenga you’ve ever seen

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 15, 2014

VIDEO: Caterpillar excavators stack 600-lb. blocks in the biggest game of Jenga you’ve ever seen

We have a feeling that after seeing this, equipment operators everywhere are going to try to get their hands on their own 8.1-ton Jenga set. As the first in its new ...

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Business

Construction workers design and open coffee house filled with reclaimed wood

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 15, 2014

Construction workers design and open coffee house filled with reclaimed wood

As Brooklyn sees more and more of the development and renovation that come  with gentrification, one new coffee shop in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood was inspired by and will focus on serving the ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Crews pull half-mile, 30 million-pound bridge into place in record-breaking slide

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 14, 2014

VIDEO: Crews pull half-mile, 30 million-pound bridge into place in record-breaking slide

Construction crews have completed a record-breaking bridge slide over the Ohio River. At nearly a half-mile in length and weighing in at more than 30 million pounds, the Milton-Madison bridge is ...

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Equipment

New concrete formula ditches Portland cement, adds strength and sustainability

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 14, 2014

New concrete formula ditches Portland cement, adds strength and sustainability

Should a few major trials hold up as expected, an Australian family company will have succeeded in developing a new concrete that is not only better for the environment but ...

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Equipment

Researchers finally know how tires make sound and the findings could save you money

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 14, 2014

Researchers finally know how tires make sound and the findings could save you money

Yokohama has announced that through work with the Japanese equivalent of NASA, the company for the first time has an understanding of how tires make sound. The company sent a team of ...

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Equipment

Hilti adds software enhancements to X-Scan and Ferroscan detection systems (VIDEO)

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on April 14, 2014

Hilti adds software enhancements to X-Scan and Ferroscan detection systems (VIDEO)

Building on products introduced two years ago, Hilti has added exportability to its PS 1000 X-Scan and PC 250 Ferroscan detection tools. These tools allow contractors to inspect and analyze steel-reinforced ...

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Equipment

Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson designed a truck: meet the 2014 Commander Series Chevrolet Silverado (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 11, 2014

Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson designed a truck: meet the 2014 Commander Series Chevrolet Silverado (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

While shopping at Walmart or grabbing a snack at a gas station or convenience store in the last six months or so, the thought may have occurred to you, "Gee. ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Toppled concrete truck hurtles head-on into van in terrifying dashcam footage

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 11, 2014

VIDEO: Toppled concrete truck hurtles head-on into van in terrifying dashcam footage

This has to be the most intense, heart attack-inducing dashcam footage we've ever seen. And perhaps the craziest part of it is that it doesn't even come from Russia. On Wednesday, Guan ...

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Equipment

Operator rescued from crane in Dallas after back spasms leave him unable to descend from cab

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 10, 2014

Operator rescued from crane in Dallas after back spasms leave him unable to descend from cab

A crane operator was rescued from his machine Wednesday afternoon in Dallas after back spasms left him unable to get much further than just outside the cab. Two members of the Dallas ...

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Equipment

Ford reveals 10 torture tests for 2015 F-150 including shrapnel, acid bath, frame twisting (GIFs, VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 09, 2014

Ford reveals 10 torture tests for 2015 F-150 including shrapnel, acid bath, frame twisting (GIFs, VIDEO)

When the 2015 F-150 was announced in January a lot of people wondered just how durable a pickup with an aluminum body could be. Wonder no more. Today, Ford let us in ...

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Equipment

Cummins’ new truck, ISG diesel platform for China offers a peek at engine advances coming to the U.S.

Posted by Jack Roberts on April 09, 2014

Cummins’ new truck, ISG diesel platform for China offers a peek at engine advances coming to the U.S.

Cummins Engine along with Foton, one of China's leading heavy truck producers,  introduced a new truck model powered by the new ISG Diesel engine Tuesday. The Foton Auman GTL truck with ...

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Equipment

CARB to hold public hearing on proposed adjustments for work truck DPF requirements

Posted by Tom Jackson on April 09, 2014

CARB to hold public hearing on proposed adjustments for work truck DPF requirements

If you have a diesel powered, heavy construction truck that gets less than 20,000 miles a year and are concerned about the pending requirement to outfit it with a diesel ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Meet the 31 million-pound bucket wheel excavator. The largest land vehicle ever built

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 09, 2014

VIDEO: Meet the 31 million-pound bucket wheel excavator. The largest land vehicle ever built

Deemed the largest land vehicle in history by the Guinness Book of World Records, the Bagger 293 is the single best digging machine man has ever built. Built in 1995, this ...

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Equipment

Texas high school teaches students about construction with access to its own jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 08, 2014

Texas high school teaches students about construction with access to its own jobsite

Highlands High School in San Antonio, Texas is turning progress into a teaching moment. The school is currently undergoing a $65.7 million renovation which involved several of its buildings to be ...

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Equipment

PHOTOS: Amazing images of subway construction in the man-made caverns below New York City

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 07, 2014

PHOTOS: Amazing images of subway construction in the man-made caverns below New York City

Back in June we showed you a handful of pictures from deep below New York City. And while they depicted ongoing construction on the city's Second Avenue Subway, they looked ...

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Equipment

Man disguises himself as a construction worker, robs elderly woman

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 07, 2014

Man disguises himself as a construction worker, robs elderly woman

In the Queens borough of New York City, police are looking for a purse snatcher who disguised himself as a construction worker. According to a report from NBC New York, the ...

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Equipment

Ram brings black-on-black package to HD 2500 and 3500 pickups

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 04, 2014

Ram brings black-on-black package to HD 2500 and 3500 pickups

Due to what Chrysler says was an "overwhelming response" to the Black Express package offered on the Ram 1500, Ram is extending the black-on-black exterior package to its HD 2500 and ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: How to wash a car with a 385-ton excavator (and destroy it in the process)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 04, 2014

VIDEO: How to wash a car with a 385-ton excavator (and destroy it in the process)

This one's pretty simple. Bunch of guys with some time and what looks to be a Liebherr R9400 mining excavator on their hands decide to have a little fun with ...

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Business

Bobcat, Sany add locations, ICP recruits for Lonking in this week’s Dealer News Roundup

Posted by Brittany Johnson on April 04, 2014

Bobcat, Sany add locations, ICP recruits for Lonking in this week’s Dealer News Roundup

Welcome to the Dealer News Roundup, your one-stop shop for all the moves going on inside the heavy equipment distributor industry. We post a new edition just about every week ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Watch the 1,000-person process of building a Ford F-150

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 03, 2014

VIDEO: Watch the 1,000-person process of building a Ford F-150

Considering the fact that a Ford F-Series pickup is sold every 38 seconds in the U.S., Ford has to churn them out pretty quickly. Recently, Bloomberg TV visited Ford's Dearborn ...

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Equipment

Ram outsells Chevrolet Silverado in shakeup that should make GM and Ford take diesel half-tons more seriously

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 02, 2014

Ram outsells Chevrolet Silverado in shakeup that should make GM and Ford take diesel half-tons more seriously

We typically don't waste of lot space on pickup truck sales. That's mainly because they're numbers that don't change a whole lot: Ford always wins, Chevrolet is the runner-up and ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Burglars drive away with excavator, truck and trailer in quick construction equipment heist

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 02, 2014

VIDEO: Burglars drive away with excavator, truck and trailer in quick construction equipment heist

It's not quite a scene out of Ocean's Eleven, but the burglars who recently drove away with an excavator, truck and trailer worth $250,000 were pretty bold to do it all ...

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Business

“Netflix model” for online construction safety training makes implementing programs a no-brainer

Posted by Amy Materson on April 02, 2014

“Netflix model” for online construction safety training makes implementing programs a no-brainer

Efforts to reduce construction accidents and injuries are slowly but surely having an effect, as each year OSHA’s tally of construction-related fatalities drops in number. Perhaps it’s a matter of more ...

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Business

Republican Senators turn tables on investigation in vocal defense of Caterpillar during tax hearing

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 01, 2014

Republican Senators turn tables on investigation in vocal defense of Caterpillar during tax hearing

Though a U.S. Senate report written by Michigan Democrat Sen. Carl Levin concluded that Caterpillar had done nothing illegal in offshore tax strategy, most expected a Tuesday hearing before the Permanent ...

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Equipment

Three-alarm fire destroys historic building in Des Moines undergoing renovation (VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 01, 2014

Three-alarm fire destroys historic building in Des Moines undergoing renovation (VIDEO)

For the third time in less than a month, a large fire has destroyed a building where construction was in progress. Following five-alarm fires in San Francisco and Houston that completely destroyed ...

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Business

CNH Industrial taps Leica Geosystems to provide machine control solutions for Case, New Holland equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 01, 2014

CNH Industrial taps Leica Geosystems to provide machine control solutions for Case, New Holland equipment

CNH Industrial announced this morning that it has chosen Leica Geosystems to provide its construction equipment brands with machine control. Leica will provide both factory-installed and aftermarket machine control solutions for ...

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Telematics

How to save money and protect equipment by creating an anti-idling policy at your construction company

Posted by Tom Jackson on April 01, 2014

How to save money and protect equipment by creating an anti-idling policy at your construction company

In construction bids, nobody likes to leave money on the table. Yet the biggest controllable expense—fuel cost—is rarely scrutinized for savings. That’s unfortunate, given that the average idle time for heavy ...

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Equipment

Understanding your pickup’s max payload capacity and how helper springs make a smooth ride of a heavy load

Posted by Bruce Smith on April 01, 2014

Understanding your pickup’s max payload capacity and how helper springs make a smooth ride of a heavy load

Hauling 55-gallon drums of diesel, a bed full of pit run gravel or pallets of undercarriage parts are an every day occurrence for many pickup drivers who multitask around heavy ...

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Equipment

How to get the most work out of your compact track loader

Posted by Equipment World Staff on April 01, 2014

How to get the most work out of your compact track loader

Compared to skid steer loaders, compact track loaders cost more, have slower travel speeds, are better in soft underfoot conditions, and handle slopes better. Common knowledge. But if your assessment ...

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Business

South Dakota contractor’s work in his small town’s moment of crisis provides framework for growth

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 01, 2014

South Dakota contractor’s work in his small town’s moment of crisis provides framework for growth

Each February, Gale Nitteberg, his wife Sandy and their grandchildren pack up and head south for about a month to escape the harsh South Dakota winter for the warm beaches ...

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Equipment

Caterpillar to defend tax strategy before U.S. Senate today, will likely receive support from John McCain

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 31, 2014

Caterpillar to defend tax strategy before U.S. Senate today, will likely receive support from John McCain

Caterpillar has confirmed an earlier report by saying it is scheduled to testify in a U.S. Senate hearing on whether the company illegally shifted profits overseas to avoid paying federal taxes. According ...

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Equipment

GM issues recall on all 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra pickups due to fire risk

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 31, 2014

GM issues recall on all 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra pickups due to fire risk

General Motors has issued a recall on all of its latest pickups due to a defect in the transmission oil cooler line that could cause a fire. The recall affects the ...

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Equipment

Painter asks for photo submissions of construction scenes; enter to win your jobsite immortalized on canvas

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 31, 2014

Painter asks for photo submissions of construction scenes; enter to win your jobsite immortalized on canvas

There are some who would say that art and construction are polar opposites. But if you’ve ever watched a dozer sculpt a nondescript area into multi-level home site, you know differently. ...

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Business

Wacker Neuson achieves revenue, profit goals for 2013, expects to continue growth in 2014

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on March 31, 2014

Wacker Neuson achieves revenue, profit goals for 2013, expects to continue growth in 2014

Releasing 2013 financial results, German manufacturer Wacker Neuson says its group revenue rose 6 percent to just under $1.6 billion over the previous year, a result dampened somewhat by currency ...

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