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Telehandler, aerial lift intros headline JLG’s massive launch at The Rental Show

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on February 27, 2015

Telehandler, aerial lift intros headline JLG’s massive launch at The Rental Show

“We’re calling 2015 the year of the launch,” says Alan Loux, vice president of global marketing for JLG Industries. “We’ve got more new and redesigned products coming out than at ...

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VIDEO: Excavator punches and crushes a Kia Soul to a slow, painful death

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 27, 2015

VIDEO: Excavator punches and crushes a Kia Soul to a slow, painful death

This is an effectively therapeutic video. Now, I'm not sure what this poor Kia Soul did to incur this excavator operator's wrath, but one thing is for sure: this is thorough destruction. After ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Thief takes wheel loader for destructive joyride through Kansas City neighborhood

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 27, 2015

VIDEO: Thief takes wheel loader for destructive joyride through Kansas City neighborhood

After stealing the machine from a Kansas City, Missouri, jobsite, a man went on a joyride through the surrounding neighborhood racking up thousands of dollars in property damage along the ...

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Business

U.S. construction equipment exports fall 13.2% in 2014 with decreases in shipments to all regions

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 27, 2015

U.S. construction equipment exports fall 13.2% in 2014 with decreases in shipments to all regions

Exports of construction equipment made in the U.S. fell  are down 13.2 percent in 2014, according to an Association of Equipment Manufacturers analysis of Commerce Department data. Construction equipment exports fell to ...

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Terex intros rental ready TLB840R backhoe; and yes, it does come in blue (also white) [PHOTOS]

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on February 26, 2015

Terex intros rental ready TLB840R backhoe; and yes, it does come in blue (also white) [PHOTOS]

“The TLB840R is the crown jewel of our show,” said Aron Sweeney, marketing manager, North America for Terex Construction, speaking from the company’s booth at The Rental Show this week. When ...

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Equipment

Uber for Construction Equipment: Getable app lets contractors rent across vendors, manage owned and rented machines

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 26, 2015

Uber for Construction Equipment: Getable app lets contractors rent across vendors, manage owned and rented machines

Though the app itself is nearly 5 years old, Getable, an app that aspires to be the Uber of construction equipment, will be a brand new concept for the vast majority ...

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Equipment

DumpTruckLoads.com connects contractors and truck owners through an easy-to-use load board

Posted by Equipment World Staff on February 26, 2015

DumpTruckLoads.com connects contractors and truck owners through an easy-to-use load board

A new construction industry start-up from Pennsylvania has launched a dump-truck-specific load board as an online service, accessible from both desktop and mobile browsers, that enables members to find trucks or loads. Dump ...

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Equipment

John Deere unveils 26G compact excavator: less weight, more lift (PHOTOS)

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on February 25, 2015

John Deere unveils 26G compact excavator: less weight, more lift (PHOTOS)

In a continuation of the G-Series upgrades that started in 2013, John Deere has released the 26G and 17G compact excavators, showing off the 26G at The Rental Show this ...

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VIDEO: Caterpillar powers village’s massive Chinese New Year celebration with a single generator in this beautiful ad

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 25, 2015

VIDEO: Caterpillar powers village’s massive Chinese New Year celebration with a single generator in this beautiful ad

It's got to be a hard thing to make an interesting ad about a generator. Let alone one that's kind of beautiful and highlights the power (pun not intended) of something ...

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Equipment

Toro’s new vertical lift Dingo TX 1000 lays claim to strongest compact utility loader on the market (PHOTOS)

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on February 25, 2015

Toro’s new vertical lift Dingo TX 1000 lays claim to strongest compact utility loader on the market (PHOTOS)

Toro’s Dingo TX 1000’s rated operating capacity makes it the strongest compact utility loader on the market, according to the company, which debuted the machine this week at The Rental ...

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Case launches a new backhoe: 580N EP aimed at rental, entry-level contractors; upgrades all backhoes to Tier 4 Final (PHOTOS)

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on February 24, 2015

Case launches a new backhoe: 580N EP aimed at rental, entry-level contractors; upgrades all backhoes to Tier 4 Final (PHOTOS)

At The Rental Show this week, Case Construction Equipment revealed its 580N EP model, a lower horsepower option to its 580N model that takes certain features of the company’s former ...

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Ditch Witch’s new MV800 mud vac makes HDD jobsite cleanup a breeze

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 24, 2015

Ditch Witch’s new MV800 mud vac makes HDD jobsite cleanup a breeze

Ditch Witch has launched a new vacuum excavator designed specifically for horizontal directional drilling jobsites. The MV800 is powered by a 31-horsepower Briggs & Stratton Vanguard gas engine with electric start ...

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Genie directs new GTH-1254 telehandler at heavy construction, oil and gas industry lifts (PHOTOS)

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on February 23, 2015

Genie directs new GTH-1254 telehandler at heavy construction, oil and gas industry lifts (PHOTOS)

Introduced at the recent World of Concrete, the Genie GTH-1256 telehandler takes aim at the heavier, higher lifts required on today’s jobsites. The 12,000-pound-maximum-lift-capacity GTH-1256 has a maximum lift height of ...

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VIDEO: 1,100 pounds of dynamite fails to bring down Vegas hotel, ruins demo firm’s perfect record

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 23, 2015

VIDEO: 1,100 pounds of dynamite fails to bring down Vegas hotel, ruins demo firm’s perfect record

With hundreds of spectators gathered and even a couple of showgirls in attendance, when it came time for the Clarion Hotel in Las Vegas to perform its final number, a ...

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Business

John Deere 1Q profit plummets 43% as ag slowdown continues; further declines expected

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 23, 2015

John Deere 1Q profit plummets 43% as ag slowdown continues; further declines expected

In recent years, as the effects of the recession were hammering the construction industry and the profit margins of heavy equipment manufacturers, John Deere posted 15 straight quarters of record ...

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Equipment

Ritchie Bros. breaks more sales records at annual Orlando auction

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 23, 2015

Ritchie Bros. breaks more sales records at annual Orlando auction

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers announced that its big Orlando auction has once again broken records. During the five-day unreserved public auction last week, the company sold more than 10,500 pieces of equipment ...

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VIDEO: Crane drops dozer into pit, quickly tumbles in after

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 20, 2015

VIDEO: Crane drops dozer into pit, quickly tumbles in after

So, this went just about as badly as is possible. Just remember, when lowering massive machines into a pit with a crane, counterweight is always your best friend. Thankfully, the crane ...

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Better Roads News

The Vacuworx Octapad lifts slabs faster with 8 seal points that adapt to imperfections

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on February 20, 2015

The Vacuworx Octapad lifts slabs faster with 8 seal points that adapt to imperfections

Few concrete highway slabs slated for removal are pristine rectangles. Most are riddled with potholes, surface imperfections and of course, expansion joints, all of which make it hard to create ...

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Hitachi’s new ZX300LC-6 excavator ups horsepower 32%

Posted by Amy Materson on February 20, 2015

Hitachi’s new ZX300LC-6 excavator ups horsepower 32%

Hitachi has designed the new ZX300LC-6 excavator with a variety of applications in mind, including site development and roadbuilding jobs. With a 32-percent increase in engine horsepower compared to the ...

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Equipment

Reminder: You can equip the 2015 F-150 to handle a snow plow for only $50 (VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 20, 2015

Reminder: You can equip the 2015 F-150 to handle a snow plow for only $50 (VIDEO)

With the worst of the winter season upon us and plenty of snow for those contractors who make a bit of money on the side with a bit of plowing, ...

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Komatsu’s new PC390LC-11 hydraulic excavator features cab, productivity enhancements

Posted by Amy Materson on February 19, 2015

Komatsu’s new PC390LC-11 hydraulic excavator features cab, productivity enhancements

Komatsu America’s new Tier 4 Final PC390LC-11 hydraulic excavator, which features a SAA6D114E-6 engine that delivers 257 net horsepower, has one size class larger undercarriage components than the previous model, ...

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Business

Caterpillar hit with $1 billion in penalties, taxes on Swiss unit as feds open new investigation into overseas profit shifting

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 19, 2015

Caterpillar hit with $1 billion in penalties, taxes on Swiss unit as feds open new investigation into overseas profit shifting

If slumping mining demand and oil prices hadn't made things hard enough on the company's finances, Caterpillar is now facing increased pressure from the U.S. government for the movement of cash ...

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Equipment

Shell debuts Rotella ELC-NF, a nitrite-free, multi-vehicle coolant

Posted by Tom Jackson on February 19, 2015

Shell debuts Rotella ELC-NF, a nitrite-free, multi-vehicle coolant

Modern diesel engines run hotter, no getting around it. To help these emissions-compliant engines keep cool, Shell Lubricants has introduced a new nitrite free coolant, Rotella ELC-NF. The "ELC" in the ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Best dad ever builds drivable mini Caterpillar Model 22 dozer using lawnmower parts for son

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 18, 2015

VIDEO: Best dad ever builds drivable mini Caterpillar Model 22 dozer using lawnmower parts for son

It's not every dad that loves heavy equipment and tinkering so much that he builds a bulldozer for his young son. Which is why we thought YouTube user Ryan M ...

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Honda is reviving its Ridgeline pickup, reveals sketch with more “truck-like” design

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 18, 2015

Honda is reviving its Ridgeline pickup, reveals sketch with more “truck-like” design

When Honda ended production of the Ridgeline last fall, the automaker had assured everyone that it wouldn't be gone for long. That's not to say we weren't skeptical as sales ...

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Equipment

Caterpillar dealers FABCO, Fabick Cat announce plans to merge

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 18, 2015

Caterpillar dealers FABCO, Fabick Cat announce plans to merge

Cat dealers FABCO Equipment, out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and John Fabick Tractor (Fabick Cat), of Fenton, Missouri, are merging to create “one of the largest and most dynamic Caterpillar dealerships ...

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Business

Terex finishes 2014 with a 27% profit increase but expects sales declines in 2015

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 18, 2015

Terex finishes 2014 with a 27% profit increase but expects sales declines in 2015

Terex has released its fourth quarter and full-year earnings report and despite consecutive down quarters to finish the year, the heavy equipment manufacturer saw overall gains in both profit and ...

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Equipment

You’ll soon be able to rent JCB excavators at Home Depot

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on February 18, 2015

You’ll soon be able to rent JCB excavators at Home Depot

JCB will now supply 1,015 Compact Power Equipment Rental stores, located in Home Depots, with its 8029 and 8018 compact excavators. The “enhanced alliance,” as JCB terms it, came about after ...

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With Better Roads integration, Equipment World expands transportation coverage to road building, bridges, DOTs and more

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 17, 2015

With Better Roads integration, Equipment World expands transportation coverage to road building, bridges, DOTs and more

For those who frequent this site, it's a change you have probably already noticed. But just in case you haven't, or in the case that you're new here, I did want ...

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Equipment

IronPlanet, Cat Auction Services hold joint auction while awaiting merger; discuss initial moves into market

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on February 16, 2015

IronPlanet, Cat Auction Services hold joint auction while awaiting merger; discuss initial moves into market

Still awaiting the completion of its merger announced in December, IronPlanet and Cat Auction Services held their first joint live auction last week in Kissimmee, Florida. We sat down with ...

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Equipment

Cummins, Eaton say SmartAdvantage is only the beginning of their powertrain collaborations

Posted by Jack Roberts on February 16, 2015

Cummins, Eaton say SmartAdvantage is only the beginning of their powertrain collaborations

During a press briefing at the American Trucking Association's Trucking Maintenance Council annual meeting in Nashville Sunday morning, Eaton and Cummins announced that they will be building on their joint SmartAdvantage ...

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Equipment

Ram blings out luxury Laramie Limited pickup with chrome-heavy grille redesign (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 13, 2015

Ram blings out luxury Laramie Limited pickup with chrome-heavy grille redesign (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Love them or hate them for it, it turns out Ram was not satisfied in ceasing its exploration of new front end designs with the 2015 Rebel. After raising a few eyebrows ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: This kid digging a trench with a giant RC excavator will make you question your childhood happiness

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 13, 2015

VIDEO: This kid digging a trench with a giant RC excavator will make you question your childhood happiness

Most kids have chores. Sometimes that involves yard work. Raking leaves, mowing the lawn. But digging a trench? God bless the poor kid who has to do that for a ...

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Better Roads

Hitachi launches 3 DEF-sipping LC-6 excavators that love the cold

Posted by Chris Hill on February 13, 2015

Hitachi launches 3 DEF-sipping LC-6 excavators that love the cold

Hitachi has launched three upgraded excavators that the company says reduce diesel exhaust fluid consumption and are engineered for cold weather work. The machines are powered by Tier 4 Final Isuzu engines ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: World of Concrete 2015 in 2 minutes

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 13, 2015

VIDEO: World of Concrete 2015 in 2 minutes

The show's been over for nearly a week now, but since we had so much fun and saw so many cool demos and covered so many equipment and tool launches, ...

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Better Roads

Doosan’s new DX255LC-5 excavator boasts improved fuel economy through Smart Power Control

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 12, 2015

Doosan’s new DX255LC-5 excavator boasts improved fuel economy through Smart Power Control

A Tier 4 Final engine equipped with a new Smart Power Control feature headlines a long list of updates in Doosan's new DX255LC-5 excavator. The 184-horsepower machine replaces the LC-3 and is ...

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