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Trimble releases TILOS 9.0 linear civil engineering project software

Posted by Chris Hill on July 06, 2015

Trimble releases TILOS 9.0 linear civil engineering project software

The latest version of Trimble’s TILOS time and location planning software for highways and other linear civil engineering projects provides improved integration with third-party project management software and the company’s Business ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Follow this excavator operator’s example. Make your hot dogs with a grapple

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 03, 2015

VIDEO: Follow this excavator operator’s example. Make your hot dogs with a grapple

With Independence Day weekend officially upon us, millions of Americans are preparing to host or attend a cookout. But none of them will feature a hot dog chef of this ...

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Equipment

Loader operator killed when avalanche of sand floods cab

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 03, 2015

Loader operator killed when avalanche of sand floods cab

A wheel loader operator near Boston was killed Tuesday when his machine was caught in an avalanche of sand. According to a report from WBZ TV, 65-year-old Charles Pace was killed when ...

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Equipment

Why are larger, 35- to 50-ton excavator sales up? Machine’s evolution, industry’s recovery are factors

Posted by Staff Report on July 02, 2015

Why are larger, 35- to 50-ton excavator sales up? Machine’s evolution, industry’s recovery are factors

It’s more ripple than tsunami, but there’s been an increase in sales of excavators toward the upper end of the midsize category. Why? No one’s sure. “It could be that there ...

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Business

New Holland taps Lieberman as new VP of North America

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 02, 2015

New Holland taps Lieberman as new VP of North America

Bret Lieberman, a 25-year veteran of CNH Industrial is the next vice president for North America at New Holland equipment. “I am excited for this new opportunity to lead the brand as ...

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Equipment

Extended life coolants: Long life? Yes. Maintenance free? No.

Posted by Tom Jackson on July 02, 2015

Extended life coolants: Long life? Yes. Maintenance free? No.

Extended life coolants (ELCs) started gaining traction in the heavy-duty trucking and construction equipment industry about a decade ago. These coolants are so good they can in many cases last ...

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Equipment

Quick Data: New and used wheel loader sales for July 2015

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on July 02, 2015

Quick Data: New and used wheel loader sales for July 2015

Equipment

VIDEO: Watch a Caterpillar 797 mining truck manufactured and crane-assembled in this awesome time-lapse

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 01, 2015

VIDEO: Watch a Caterpillar 797 mining truck manufactured and crane-assembled in this awesome time-lapse

Anyone who's had the thrill of standing next to a Cat 797 mining truck knows the machine is larger than life. So, it should come as no surprise that the ...

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Equipment

Vermeer intros PTX40 service plow with remote control for work in confined spaces (PHOTOS)

Posted by Amy Materson on July 01, 2015

Vermeer intros PTX40 service plow with remote control for work in confined spaces (PHOTOS)

Tackle utility and irrigation installations with Vermeer’s walk-beside service plow, which fits in tight spaces. The PTX40 service plow has an optional forward-mounted trencher and boring attachment, and features a remote ...

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Equipment

Vandals pee in cabs of contractor’s equipment, ride a bike down newly-poured sidewalk in Michigan

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 01, 2015

Vandals pee in cabs of contractor’s equipment, ride a bike down newly-poured sidewalk in Michigan

A contractor in Michigan recently endured a rough week where thousands of dollars of vandalism was done to equipment and finished work. According to a report from the Traverse City Record-Eagle, vandals ...

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Equipment

Volvo CE unveils EC140E excavator with improved cab, more precise control (PHOTOS)

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on June 30, 2015

The new generation of Volvo-Advanced Combustion Technology (V-ACT) engines feature ultra-high pressure variable fuel injection systems that control combustion temperatures.

Continuing its E-Series excavator introductions, which began last year at ConExpo, Volvo Construction Equipment launched the EC140E at its annual Volvo Days event in Eskilstuna, Sweden, last week. The 119-horsepower unit ...

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Equipment

PHOTOS: Tearing apart a Detroit Diesel DD15 engine to see how well it holds up with the new PC-11 lube oil

Posted by Tom Jackson on June 30, 2015

PHOTOS: Tearing apart a Detroit Diesel DD15 engine to see how well it holds up with the new PC-11 lube oil

A massive amount of lab work goes into formulating a new heavy-duty diesel engine oil. But when the guys in the white coats have had their say, every prototype oil ...

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Business

Liebherr to take over production of Claas Scorpion ag telehandlers under new deal

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 30, 2015

Liebherr to take over production of Claas Scorpion ag telehandlers under new deal

Under a new agreement between the two companies, Liebherr will begin manufacturing the Scorpion agricultural telehandlers for fellow European manufacturer Claas in 2018. Liebherr will take over manufacturing of the Scorpion ...

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Business

Carolina Cat Power Systems completes construction of 10-acre solar farm

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 30, 2015

Carolina Cat Power Systems completes construction of 10-acre solar farm

The construction of a 10-acre solar farm, led by Carolina Cat Power Systems, is nearing completion. Scheduled to open within the next few days, the farm, located in the city of ...

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Equipment

John Deere launches 370E, 410E, 460E articulated dump trucks with improved cab (PHOTOS)

Posted by Amy Materson on June 29, 2015

John Deere launches 370E, 410E, 460E articulated dump trucks with improved cab (PHOTOS)

John Deere has launched several updates in its three new E-Series articulated dump trucks, highlighted by a new Tier 4 Final diesel engine and a new pressurized cab. The 370E, 410E and ...

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Equipment

Print your own F-150 Raptor or Ford GT with the automaker’s new 3D Store

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 29, 2015

Print your own F-150 Raptor or Ford GT with the automaker’s new 3D Store

Remember those halcyon days of model car building? Carefully popping those plastic pieces apart before piecing them together? The smell of the paint fumes and the pride of finding a ...

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Equipment

Drones, on-demand: DroneBase pilot rentals let construction firms reap benefits of aerial imaging without risk

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 26, 2015

Drones, on-demand: DroneBase pilot rentals let construction firms reap benefits of aerial imaging without risk

If the momentum of unmanned aircraft and the subsequent uptick of interest in the technology seen from the construction industry in the last few years are any indication, skilled drone ...

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Equipment

Mythbusters get help from Ditch Witch for crop circle construction

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 26, 2015

Mythbusters get help from Ditch Witch for crop circle construction

Anyone familiar with Discovery's popular show Mythbusters knows the incredible lengths the show's hosts will go to to put myths, assumptions and pop culture references to the test in the pursuit ...

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Business

Is the golden age of underground construction upon us?

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on June 25, 2015

Is the golden age of underground construction upon us?

During the Great Recession, one phrase reached cliché status: “this is the new normal.” In other words, suck it up, things will never be as good as they once were. Get ...

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Equipment

Drunk guy wanders onto jobsite, is subdued by workers after trying to operate a backhoe

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 25, 2015

Drunk guy wanders onto jobsite, is subdued by workers after trying to operate a backhoe

As if workers don't have enough to worry about while trying to get their work done on a busy jobsite, a crew in Wisconsin had to wrestle down a drunk ...

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Business

John Deere to call back some laid off workers to Waterloo plant

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 25, 2015

John Deere to call back some laid off workers to Waterloo plant

John Deere has announced that it will ask between 50 and 60 workers laid off earlier this year at its Waterloo, Iowa, plant  back to work. According to a report from the Waterloo ...

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Equipment

John Deere launches 210L/EP tractor loaders with control, cab improvements (PHOTOS)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 24, 2015

John Deere launches 210L/EP tractor loaders with control, cab improvements (PHOTOS)

Following the release of the company's six latest backhoes in April, John Deere has expanded the L-Series lineup with two tractor loaders. And though the new 210L and 210L EP share ...

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Emissions

Low-viscosity oils are only the beginning; new EPA diesel fuel economy rules will significantly impact your future

Posted by Tom Jackson on June 24, 2015

Low-viscosity oils are only the beginning; new EPA diesel fuel economy rules will significantly impact your future

Earlier in June, Shell Lubricants went into great detail telling journalists about how the soon-to-come, low-viscosity diesel lube oil category will help heavy duty trucks improve fuel economy by roughly ...

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Equipment

Burrito ends standoff between man perched in tower crane and police

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 24, 2015

Burrito ends standoff between man perched in tower crane and police

A homeless man claiming he just wanted "to be heard," took up residence inside a tower crane Sunday night in San Jose, kicking off a standoff with police that stretched ...

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Business

Caterpillar to lay off another 170 workers at East Peoria plant

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 24, 2015

Caterpillar to lay off another 170 workers at East Peoria plant

Caterpillar has announced it will lay off an additional 170 workers at its East Peoria, Illinois, plant where the company manufactures mining and construction equipment. According to a report from Peoria Journal ...

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Equipment

Worker killed after backhoe hits service line near Omaha

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 24, 2015

Worker killed after backhoe hits service line near Omaha

A worker near Omaha, Nebraska suffered a fatal electrocution last week during the installation of drainage system. According to reports from KMTV, 42-year-old Jeffrey Glup was killed June 17 when he came ...

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Bridges

VIDEO: Bridge collapses beneath excavator, 2 workers, injuring one more on Pennsylvania repair project

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 23, 2015

VIDEO: Bridge collapses beneath excavator, 2 workers, injuring one more on Pennsylvania repair project

Three workers caught in the epicenter of a bridge collapse in Pennsylvania all survived the ordeal. According to a report from WJAC TV, crews have been at work repairing a bridge ...

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Equipment

EPA, DOT propose heightened heavy duty diesel emissions, fuel efficiency standards for 2018

Posted by Equipment World Staff on June 23, 2015

EPA, DOT propose heightened heavy duty diesel emissions, fuel efficiency standards for 2018

The EPA and DOT announced Friday their plans for Phase 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles. Phase 2 of ...

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Business

JCB, Douglas Dynamics earn honors; Kenworth, Fecon add locations in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing News Roundup

Posted by Amy Materson on June 23, 2015

JCB, Douglas Dynamics earn honors; Kenworth, Fecon add locations in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing News Roundup

Skyjack machines tee up for charity in Miami Skyjack scissor lifts and booms were on hand at the BEA and Action Rentals’ Second Annual Golf Tournament, held on March 16 in ...

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Equipment

New D23x30 S3 offers sneak peek at Vermeer’s next-gen S3 horizontal drill lineup (PHOTOS)

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on June 22, 2015

New D23x30 S3 offers sneak peek at Vermeer’s next-gen S3 horizontal drill lineup (PHOTOS)

With the D23x30 S3, Vermeer is offering a sneak peek at features that will be incorporated throughout its S3 Series Navigator horizontal directional drill line, set to debut at the ...

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Equipment

Breaking down the FMCSA’s 30-minute rest break exemption for heavy haulers

Posted by Equipment World Staff on June 22, 2015

Breaking down the FMCSA’s 30-minute rest break exemption for heavy haulers

Last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced it had granted an exemption of the 30-minute rest break provision in the current hours-of-service regulations to haulers of oversize/overweight loads. The decision is certainly welcomed ...

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Equipment

Manitowoc to supply U.S. Army with custom, all-terrain cranes in $192 million contract

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 22, 2015

Manitowoc to supply U.S. Army with custom, all-terrain cranes in $192 million contract

The U.S. Army has awarded Manitowoc Cranes a five-year, $192 million for all-terrain cranes. Manitowoc will provide the Army with 60-ton Grove GMK4100B cranes customized to battlefield specifications. In addition to shedding ...

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Bridges

Crews, Left Coast Lifter, place first horizontal pieces for new Tappan Zee Bridge

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on June 22, 2015

Crews, Left Coast Lifter, place first horizontal pieces for new Tappan Zee Bridge

It took three and a half hours and one of the largest cranes in the world, but by the time the work was done, the new Tappan Zee Bridge started ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Watch a tag team of giant dozers compact, crush a mobile home in seconds

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 19, 2015

VIDEO: Watch a tag team of giant dozers compact, crush a mobile home in seconds

Every once in a while it's fun to sit back and enjoy just how powerful the machines we love can be.In the video below, a pickup truck and then a ...

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Equipment

Diggerland USA adds world’s fastest backhoe, 8-wheeled amphibious ARGOs to list of construction-themed attractions

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 19, 2015

Diggerland USA adds world’s fastest backhoe, 8-wheeled amphibious ARGOs to list of construction-themed attractions

Diggerland USA, the first and only construction equipment theme park, has kicked off its second season with a bang, adding to its long list of rides and attractions for kids ...

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Equipment

Ox Bodies launches new range of Trail Ox Series end dump trailers

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on June 19, 2015

Ox Bodies launches new range of Trail Ox Series end dump trailers

Ox Bodies has introduced a new customizable range of its Trail Ox Series of end dump trailers that will provide construction crews with more versatility for all hauling, including aggregates, riprap and ...

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