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John Deere’s new 300G LC excavator cranks up the power and adds numerous new features

Posted by Tom Jackson on December 18, 2014

John Deere’s new 300G LC excavator cranks up the power and adds numerous new features

By EPA mandate, almost every new machine introduced today includes a Tier 4 final emissions reduction system. So what really sets a machine apart from the competition is everything else ...

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9th Day of Construction Gifts: The Oxx Coffeeboxx is a rugged K-Cup brewer designed for the jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 18, 2014

9th Day of Construction Gifts: The Oxx Coffeeboxx is a rugged K-Cup brewer designed for the jobsite

Just about everyone has a Keurig these days. The single-serve coffee brewers have quickly found a spot in the morning routines of millions of Americans thanks to the convenience of ...

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SPY PHOTOS: Cummins-powered next-gen Nissan Titan goes for a spin before January reveal

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 17, 2014

SPY PHOTOS: Cummins-powered next-gen Nissan Titan goes for a spin before January reveal

A couple weeks ago, we got a quick, blurry glimpse at the redesigned next-generation Nissan Titan in a video from the automaker. But thanks to the sleuthy spy photographers at ...

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Hitachi mining trucks and excavators to get same 360º cameras and motion detection as Nissan cars and trucks

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 17, 2014

Hitachi mining trucks and excavators to get same 360º cameras and motion detection as Nissan cars and trucks

Future models of Hitachi Construction Equipment's mining trucks and large hydraulic excavators will soon be much easier to park and much safer to operate on busy mining sites. Nissan has agreed ...

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8th Day of Construction Gifts: Duluth Trading Work Gloves for winter, summer and carpentry

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 17, 2014

8th Day of Construction Gifts: Duluth Trading Work Gloves for winter, summer and carpentry

When looking for that perfect pair of gloves for the jobsite, we found Duluth Trading Company's line of work gloves to be among the best-reviewed. Since it's cold out there, ...

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Looking for the ultimate off-road vehicle for the jobsite? You can buy a Humvee from the military starting today

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 17, 2014

Looking for the ultimate off-road vehicle for the jobsite? You can buy a Humvee from the military starting today

Today at 3 p.m. Eastern, the U.S. military will auction off decommissioned Humvees to the general public for the first time. The live auction is taking place at IronPlanet's GovPlanet.com site ...

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VIDEO: Ram’s 5-ton Raminator monster truck wrecks world record to become fastest ever

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 16, 2014

VIDEO: Ram’s 5-ton Raminator monster truck wrecks world record to become fastest ever

The Raminator, the officially-sponsored monster truck of the Ram Truck brand, became the fastest truck of its kind Monday in front of Guinness World Record officials at Circuit of the ...

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7th Day of Construction Gifts: Leatherman Charge ALX is a multi-tool that can cut through a seat belt

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 16, 2014

7th Day of Construction Gifts: Leatherman Charge ALX is a multi-tool that can cut through a seat belt

Choosing just one Leatherman tool as a gift is hard—so many great ones to choose from. All said and done, the Charge ALX is one of the company's most expensive ...

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Construction and the Internet of Things: Own it, control it, get out in front of it…or it will control you

Posted by Tom Jackson on December 15, 2014

Construction and the Internet of Things: Own it, control it, get out in front of it…or it will control you

You've probably heard the hype about the Internet of Things—small sensors, transmitters and computer chips embedded in everything from thermostats to coffee makers to jet engines. Chris Rezendes has heard the ...

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6th Day of Construction Gifts: Caterpillar has a ride-on dozer for kids now; turns on a dime, makes Power Wheels look lame (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 15, 2014

6th Day of Construction Gifts: Caterpillar has a ride-on dozer for kids now; turns on a dime, makes Power Wheels look lame (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

If your kid loves big machines and dirt, here's the item that should be at the top of your shopping list for them this Christmas. This Caterpillar dozer from Kid ...

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Excavation stopped on Big Bertha repair pit due to major ground sinkage in area

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 15, 2014

Excavation stopped on Big Bertha repair pit due to major ground sinkage in area

The latest in a long string of delays to affect tunnel-boring machine Big Bertha has far greater implications than any of the others, this time threatening the structural integrity of the Alaskan ...

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Why we don’t run straight press releases and why you should care

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on December 12, 2014

Why we don’t run straight press releases and why you should care

We get press releases daily from companies who want to tell our audience about new products, initiatives and corporate changes. We value these press releases and we use them … ...

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VIDEO: Wheel loader rescues excavator buried cab-deep in mud using cables, bucket lift

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 12, 2014

VIDEO: Wheel loader rescues excavator buried cab-deep in mud using cables, bucket lift

In most "stuck videos" that we've seen, when a machine gets in trouble, an excavator comes to the rescue. But what if it's your excavator that's stuck?  Typically, you bring ...

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5th Day of Construction Gifts: Actron PocketScan Plus diagnostic scan tool

Posted by Tom Jackson on December 12, 2014

5th Day of Construction Gifts: Actron PocketScan Plus diagnostic scan tool

Scan tools and code readers keep going down in price and going up in features. If the mechanic on your gift list does not already have one, this recent model ...

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2014 bonus depreciation expected to pass; applies to construction equipment bought and put in service by Dec. 31st

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on December 12, 2014

2014 bonus depreciation expected to pass; applies to construction equipment bought and put in service by Dec. 31st

Just in the nick of time, contractors may once again this year be able to take advantage of a 50 percent bonus depreciation in new equipment purchases, a tax code ...

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Ford is working on a hybrid F-150, will add a diesel option if demand is there

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 11, 2014

Ford is working on a hybrid F-150, will add a diesel option if demand is there

Ford has done some pretty impressive engineering with its EcoBoost V6 engines. Though many shook their heads at the automaker's decision to turn its focus from the V8 toward creating ...

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VIDEO: Caterpillar excavators build world’s tallest sand castle ever, then completely destroy it

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 11, 2014

VIDEO: Caterpillar excavators build world’s tallest sand castle ever, then completely destroy it

Everyone knows the best part about building a sand castle of any significance is getting to kick it into nonexistence afterward. Thankfully, the folks at Caterpillar didn't forget that when ...

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4th Day of Construction Gifts: Timberland PRO Pit Boss boots

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 11, 2014

4th Day of Construction Gifts: Timberland PRO Pit Boss boots

When it comes to highly regarded work boots, one of the highest, if not the highest, rated pairs you'll find on the Internet is Timberland's PRO Pit Boss boots. At ...

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3rd Day of Construction Gifts: Craftsman heavy duty plastic utility cart

Posted by Tom Jackson on December 10, 2014

3rd Day of Construction Gifts: Craftsman heavy duty plastic utility cart

These mechanics' tool carts are a great gift for anyone who struggles to keep the tools and components for a job from scattering out over time. You can keep the ...

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VIDEO: 4 workers simultaneously sledgehammer stake through asphalt in under a minute and in mesmerizing fashion

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 10, 2014

VIDEO: 4 workers simultaneously sledgehammer stake through asphalt in under a minute and in mesmerizing fashion

For anyone who's ever worked construction or in the trades, the video below is likely nothing out of the ordinary. But it doesn't make it any less impressive. Not just ...

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Cat dealer Cashman Equipment installing camera-based system that monitors an operator’s fatigue

Posted by Amy Materson on December 10, 2014

Cat dealer Cashman Equipment installing camera-based system that monitors an operator’s fatigue

Las Vegas-based Caterpillar dealer Cashman Equipment has now made available a fatigue monitoring system for heavy equipment operators. Initially rolled out on Caterpillar mining trucks in 2013, the Seeing Machines Driver ...

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Volvo and Mack open support center aimed at preventing truck downtime before it happens

Posted by Jack Roberts on December 10, 2014

Volvo and Mack open support center aimed at preventing truck downtime before it happens

Downtime is a killer for fleets with very real bottom line consequences. Customer support specialists for Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America calculate that a commerical vehicle downtime event ...

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Volvo launches first T4i de-tiering kit allowing resale of certain articulated haulers, wheel loaders to lesser-regulated countries

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 09, 2014

Volvo launches first T4i de-tiering kit allowing resale of certain articulated haulers, wheel loaders to lesser-regulated countries

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched its first conversion kit that will allow customers to resell their Tier 4 Interim machines to others outside of highly-regulated countries. Tier 4 engines require the use ...

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2nd Day of Construction Gifts: Haynes Build Your Own V8 Engine

Posted by Tom Jackson on December 09, 2014

2nd Day of Construction Gifts: Haynes Build Your Own V8 Engine

Even if you know how an internal combustion engine works, this scale model, see- through engine is a great gift for young and old alike. Kids can learn a lot ...

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JCB to supply Terex with engines for site dumpers

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 09, 2014

JCB to supply Terex with engines for site dumpers

JCB has announced that it has been awarded a contract to build engines for Terex site dumpers. The $7 million (£4.5 million) contract will provide power to two Terex site dumpers: ...

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1st Day of Construction Gifts: LEGO Technic Volvo L350F R/C wheel loader

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 08, 2014

1st Day of Construction Gifts: LEGO Technic Volvo L350F R/C wheel loader

Usually, seeing "some assembly required" on a box is an annoyance. But when it comes to LEGO, the more pieces to put together the better. And while building a LEGO ...

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Toyota to unveil 2016 Tacoma at Detroit Auto Show next month; here’s a spy shot of the new design to hold you over

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 08, 2014

Toyota to unveil 2016 Tacoma at Detroit Auto Show next month; here’s a spy shot of the new design to hold you over

Though Toyota has long dominated the market for midsize pickup trucks, consider the competition reignited. Soon after Motor Trend announced the Chevrolet Colorado's major upset win in its 2015 Truck of the ...

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PHOTOS: 2014 Trailer Directory: The best trailers and service truck accessories of the year

Posted by Amy Materson on December 08, 2014

PHOTOS: 2014 Trailer Directory: The best trailers and service truck accessories of the year

Each year, Equipment World spotlights some of the latest and greatest trailers and accessories available. In this year's roundup, we feature a range of trailers designed to haul a variety ...

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado upsets Ford F-150 for Motor Trend Truck of the Year title

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 08, 2014

2015 Chevrolet Colorado upsets Ford F-150 for Motor Trend Truck of the Year title

Despite Ford singlehandedly capturing the truck world's attention for the last six months as it ramped up production on the completely redesigned 2015 F-150, the much-hyped aluminum full-size truck found ...

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12 Days of Construction Gifts, Tools & Toys (Enter to win a LEGO Technic Volvo wheel loader!)

Posted by Equipment World Staff on December 08, 2014

12 Days of Construction Gifts, Tools & Toys (Enter to win a LEGO Technic Volvo wheel loader!)

It's that time of year again. Time to face down traffic and head to the shopping malls and department stores, or, if you're the type who prefers Amazon, have a ...

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VIDEO: Motor grader tries to cross violent river, gets swept downstream and nearly buried instead

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 05, 2014

VIDEO: Motor grader tries to cross violent river, gets swept downstream and nearly buried instead

Just a few weeks ago we saw a motor grader courageously cross a river using a rope bridge with a less-than-trustworthy appearance. Today, we've got footage of another brave grader ...

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Brand new excavator driven off a 60-foot bluff and abandoned in icy Lake Michigan

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 05, 2014

Brand new excavator driven off a 60-foot bluff and abandoned in icy Lake Michigan

A brand new 20-ton Komatsu excavator was discovered in Lake Michigan earlier this week near Milwaukee and police are trying to find the people responsible. According to a report from WISN ...

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Pickup truck nosedives into 25-foot construction pit in Houston; driver survives

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 05, 2014

Pickup truck nosedives into 25-foot construction pit in Houston; driver survives

Police suspect alcohol played a factor as a pickup truck swerved off the road in Houston and crashed into a construction jobsite this past weekend, eventually ending up at the ...

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SUV strikes and kills construction worker setting cones in Pennsylvania work zone

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 05, 2014

SUV strikes and kills construction worker setting cones in Pennsylvania work zone

A construction worker setting cones for a lane closure in North Coventry Township, Pennsylvania, was struck by an SUV Wednesday night and killed. According to a report from WPVI TV, 60-year-old ...

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VIDEO: Chevy Silverado holds its own in a towing Tug of War with a semi truck

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 04, 2014

VIDEO: Chevy Silverado holds its own in a towing Tug of War with a semi truck

We've seen pickup trucks engage in a game of tug-of-war before. Usually against each other, occasionally losing an embarrassing battle against a Volkswagen. But the feat below? It's one of ...

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Westport targets propane with acquisition of Dutch alternative fuel systems manufacturer Prins Autogassystemen

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 04, 2014

Westport targets propane with acquisition of Dutch alternative fuel systems manufacturer Prins Autogassystemen

Westport Innovations Inc. will add announced a strengthening of its technology portfolio with its acquisition of Prins Autogassystemen and the company's liquefied petroleum gas fuel system with direct injection. Based in the ...

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