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Cummins gives sneak peek at 2017 ISX15, announces telematics updates

Posted by Jack Roberts on March 27, 2015

Cummins gives sneak peek at 2017 ISX15, announces telematics updates

Cummins offered a sneak-peek at its 2017 greenhouse gas engine technology at the inaugural press conference at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show. Details remain sparse, of course, but Srikanth Padmanabhan, vice president ...

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Equipment

Caterpillar launches 906M, 907M, 908M compact wheel loaders in highly-customizable configurations

Posted by Equipment World Staff on March 26, 2015

Caterpillar launches 906M, 907M, 908M compact wheel loaders in highly-customizable configurations

Caterpillar has expanded its compact wheel loader line by three, launching the 906M, 907M and 908M with several ways to customize the machines for particular applications. The loaders are powered by ...

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Equipment

How to determine trailer length for heavy equipment hauling using Kingpin to Rear Axle limits

Posted by Equipment World Staff on March 26, 2015

How to determine trailer length for heavy equipment hauling using Kingpin to Rear Axle limits

Contractors and heavy equipment haulers often ask the question, “What is the longest trailer or semitrailer I can use?” The answer—like for most questions regarding sizes and weights—is “That depends!” The ...

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Construction worker arrested after attacking co-worker with forklift in Texas

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 26, 2015

Construction worker arrested after attacking co-worker with forklift in Texas

A worker on a Texas jobite was fortunate to have survived an attack last week after an apparent disagreement led a co-worker to attack him with a forklift. According to a ...

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Equipment

Make any pickup a Cat truck with Caterpillar’s new auto accessories

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 26, 2015

Make any pickup a Cat truck with Caterpillar’s new auto accessories

Until that glorious day when Caterpillar agrees to miniaturize the amazing front end of the CT660 and put it on a pickup, those wishing the smaller trucks in their fleet ...

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Equipment

REVIEW: Bobcat S650 skid steer bolstered by Bob-Tach but has room for improvement

Posted by Tom Jackson on March 26, 2015

REVIEW: Bobcat S650 skid steer bolstered by Bob-Tach but has room for improvement

While our reviewers were a bit stingy with their numerical ratings, in their comments to us and in our surveys, they made it clear they like the Bobcat S650 and ...

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Ford F-150 insurance costs aren’t going up and that new aluminum body might actually be why they begin to drop

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 25, 2015

Ford F-150 insurance costs aren’t going up and that new aluminum body might actually be why they begin to drop

When Ford released the 2015 F-150 into the wild, some predicted that insurance costs on the truck could increase over prior years. Unsubstantiated or not, many thought durability and repair cost ...

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Construction on first drone business park in the U.S. to begin soon

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 25, 2015

Construction on first drone business park in the U.S. to begin soon

The former home of B-1B bombers and current home to the RQ-4 Global Hawk drone, North Dakota's Grand Forks Air Force Base will soon become host to the first business ...

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Equipment

Caterpillar intros 313F L GC excavator with smart hydraulics (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 25, 2015

Caterpillar intros 313F L GC excavator with smart hydraulics (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Caterpillar says its new 313F L GC excavator is aimed squarely at those contractors trying to lower their cost per hour. The 29,300-pound machine is now equipped with a more fuel ...

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Ford unveils the 2015 Ranger: the diesel pickup you can’t have gets even better (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 24, 2015

Ford unveils the 2015 Ranger: the diesel pickup you can’t have gets even better (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

At the Bangkok Auto Show, Ford has unveiled the latest model of its midsize pickup, boasting better fuel economy and an updated look. And it's a combination that makes this whole ...

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Caterpillar intros 735C, 740C EJ, 745C articulated trucks with bevy of powertrain improvements (PHOTOS)

Posted by Amy Materson on March 23, 2015

Caterpillar intros 735C, 740C EJ, 745C articulated trucks with bevy of powertrain improvements (PHOTOS)

Caterpillar’s 735C, 740C EJ and 745C articulated trucks feature a host of upgrades over the machines’ predecessors, the B Series. With engines that meet Tier 4 Final standards, the 735C’s ...

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Ram unveils 2 limited edition 1500 Sport pickups (PHOTOS)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 23, 2015

Ram unveils 2 limited edition 1500 Sport pickups (PHOTOS)

Ram has taken the wraps off a couple of new pickups that won't be around for very long. These new 2015 Ram 1500 Sport models will be limited to a production ...

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In-cab video monitoring with telematics driver scoring brings big benefits to truck fleets

Posted by Tom Jackson on March 23, 2015

In-cab video monitoring with telematics driver scoring brings big benefits to truck fleets

One of the biggest concerns fleet managers have is the safety of their drivers and operators and there is no better way to improve the safety of trucks and equipment ...

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Business

Caterpillar to cut 230 jobs from Illinois plant in move of 2 production lines to Mexico

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 23, 2015

Caterpillar to cut 230 jobs from Illinois plant in move of 2 production lines to Mexico

Caterpillar has announced that it will cut hundreds more manufacturing jobs, this time at its Joliet, Illinois facility as part of its continuing efforts to cut costs. According to a report from the Joliet Herald-News, ...

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Business

Navistar sued by federal government for withholding documents from investigation

Posted by James Jaillet on March 23, 2015

Navistar sued by federal government for withholding documents from investigation

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed in December a lawsuit against Navistar International Corp. claiming the truck and engine maker improperly redacted and withheld documents the Commission attempted to subpoena. The ...

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Business

IronPlanet taps Stillings as new head of marketing

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 23, 2015

IronPlanet taps Stillings as new head of marketing

With the company's second executive hiring announcement in the past few weeks, Susan Stillings has been named Chief Marketing Officer at IronPlanet. Stilling comes to the online heavy equipment auctioneer with more ...

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“Embrace disruptive technology or go out of business,” AEMP telematics, tech seminar warns contractors

Posted by Tom Jackson on March 20, 2015

“Embrace disruptive technology or go out of business,” AEMP telematics, tech seminar warns contractors

The first telematics session at the Association of Equipment Management Professionals 33rd Management Conference and Annual Meeting started out with a dire warning about disruptive technology. Presenter Gerald Green, Caterpillar strategic ...

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Equipment

Case launches 570N EP tractor loader with maintenance-free Tier 4 Final engine

Posted by Amy Materson on March 20, 2015

Case launches 570N EP tractor loader with maintenance-free Tier 4 Final engine

Case’s 570N EP tractor loader offers the same level of performance as the company’s 570N XT tractor loader, but features a maintenance-free Tier 4 Final engine similar to the EP ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Guy stuffs an excavator into a minivan for transport

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 20, 2015

VIDEO: Guy stuffs an excavator into a minivan for transport

Who needs a trailer to transport equipment when you've got a very old minivan? As the headline states, this guy does succeed in getting this excavator into that van. But ...

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Better Roads News

PHOTOS: World of Asphalt 2015 a wealth of heavy equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 20, 2015

PHOTOS: World of Asphalt 2015 a wealth of heavy equipment

This year's World of Asphalt show wrapped up yesterday afternoon in Baltimore. The show floor was packed with any and all of the very best road construction equipment. Above is ...

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Atlas Copco intros CC1300 articulated compact roller (PHOTOS)

Posted by Chris Hill on March 20, 2015

Atlas Copco intros CC1300 articulated compact roller (PHOTOS)

Atlas Copco featured its small, articulated compact tandem rollers at World of Concrete in Baltimore this week, and used the show to introduce the Dynapac CC1300 model. Like the CC1100 and CC1200, ...

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Tech focus, infrastructure campaign net Case Construction Equipment AEMP’s 2015 Associate of the Year award

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 20, 2015

Tech focus, infrastructure campaign net Case Construction Equipment AEMP’s 2015 Associate of the Year award

  During the Association of Equipment Management Professionals' annual meeting in Orlando this week, the group named Case Construction Equipment its Associate of the Year. AEMP gives the award each year to ...

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Better Roads News

Bomag spotlights BW120-SL high-frequency tandem vibratory roller at World of Asphalt

Posted by Chris Hill on March 20, 2015

Bomag spotlights BW120-SL high-frequency tandem vibratory roller at World of Asphalt

Bomag Americas used the World of Asphalt show in Baltimore to put the spotlight on its new BW120SL-5 tandem vibratory roller. The machine, first launched at The Rental Show in February in ...

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REVIEW: Case 580 Super N backhoe a nimble, balanced workhorse

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on March 19, 2015

REVIEW: Case 580 Super N backhoe a nimble, balanced workhorse

For Wayne Dowd, W. Dowd Excavating, Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, it’s how the Case 580 Super N backhoe stacks up against two competitive machines. One competitive machine is “not as nimble ...

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Better Roads News

Bomag unveils drastically redesigned BW11RH-5 roller with seamless cab, new tire config (PHOTOS)

Posted by Chris Hill on March 19, 2015

Bomag unveils drastically redesigned BW11RH-5 roller with seamless cab, new tire config (PHOTOS)

Bomag Americas has launched its Tier 4 Final (T4F) BW11RH-5 roller at the World of Asphalt show in Baltimore, representing a machine with a dramatic redesign decades in the making. “This machine ...

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Ford retains V8 engine roar in 2015 F-150 V6 using a bit of audio wizardry and the truck’s speakers

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 19, 2015

Ford retains V8 engine roar in 2015 F-150 V6 using a bit of audio wizardry and the truck’s speakers

Though Ford engineers actually figured out a way to get V8 power out of the EcoBoost V6 engine in the 2015 F-150, what they weren't able to figure out was ...

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Better Roads News

Atlas Copco launches new intelligent compaction system with touchscreen tablet

Posted by Chris Hill on March 19, 2015

Atlas Copco launches new intelligent compaction system with touchscreen tablet

Atlas Copco’s new intelligent compaction system presented at the World of Asphalt in Baltimore offers a touch screen tablet interface that’s wireless and is rated at 12 hours battery life. Atlas ...

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Equipment

Ditch Witch footings machine combines SK850 mini skid steer with dedicated TR50 trencher

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on March 19, 2015

Ditch Witch footings machine combines SK850 mini skid steer with dedicated TR50 trencher

Ditch Witch has taken its SK850 mini skid steer, introduced last October, and paired it with its new multi-position TR50 trencher to make a dedicated footings machine capable of digging ...

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Proxbid to provide live online bidding for Lyon auction in New Jersey

Posted by Amy Materson on March 19, 2015

Proxbid to provide live online bidding for Lyon auction in New Jersey

Proxibid will provide live online bidding for Alex Lyon and Son's annual three-day rental return auction, scheduled for Thursday, March 26 through Saturday, March 28. Taking place in Mays Landing, New ...

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Better Roads News

Real-time remote production reporting comes to Roadtec machines through Guardian telematics upgrade

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 18, 2015

Real-time remote production reporting comes to Roadtec machines through Guardian telematics upgrade

Despite launching its Guardian telematics service three years ago, Roadtec still views the technology as an egg it is slowly aiming to crack. Marketing manager Eric Baker referred to telematics as an ...

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Atlas Copco intros Dynapac CC2200 roller, showcases entire CC lineup at World of Asphalt (PHOTOS)

Posted by Chris Hill on March 18, 2015

Atlas Copco intros Dynapac CC2200 roller, showcases entire CC lineup at World of Asphalt (PHOTOS)

Atlas Copco showcased its new Dynapac CC rollers at World of Asphalt in Baltimore that feature improved operator visibility design, open engine compartment design for easier maintenance, and new intelligent ...

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Better Roads News

Caterpillar launches RM500B rotary mixer with Tier 4 Final engine, several enhancements

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 18, 2015

Caterpillar launches RM500B rotary mixer with Tier 4 Final engine, several enhancements

Designed for both full-depth road reclamation projects and soil stabilization jobs, Caterpillar has launched an update to its RM500 rotary mixer with a Tier 4 Final engine and several new ...

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Better Roads News

Roadtec showcases new Tier 4 Final paver, Shuttle Buggy MTV and cold planer at World of Asphalt

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 18, 2015

Roadtec showcases new Tier 4 Final paver, Shuttle Buggy MTV and cold planer at World of Asphalt

At its World of Asphalt booth here in Baltimore, Roadtec  is showing attendees three new machines, all of which have been updated with Tier 4 Final engines. First up is the company's largest ...

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Equipment

Fecon’s Stumpex attachment removes most stumps in just 90 seconds, makes debris cleanup a snap (VIDEO)

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on March 18, 2015

Fecon’s Stumpex attachment removes most stumps in just 90 seconds, makes debris cleanup a snap (VIDEO)

When a land clearing contractor brought what eventually became the Stumpex attachment to Fecon, the concept still needed a lot of work to make it commercially viable. “We started working ...

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Volvo CE unveils first intelligent compaction system with real-time density, multitouch display (VIDEO)

Posted by Chris Hill on March 17, 2015

A Volvo CE DD110B roller equipped with the company's new Density Direct Intelligent Compaction system, seen in the inset.

Volvo Construction Equipment today introduced the industry’s first intelligent compaction (IC) system that measures density in real time at the World of Asphalt show in Baltimore. Dubbed Density Direct, the Android-based system’s ...

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Caterpillar brings its quick-heating screed system to two new pavers: the AP655F, AP600F

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 17, 2015

Caterpillar brings its quick-heating screed system to two new pavers: the AP655F, AP600F

  At the World of Asphalt show in Baltimore today, Caterpillar introduced two new pavers equipped with its quick-heating screed system that cuts heating times by more than half. New screed platforms are ...

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