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Caterpillar launches CT681 vocational truck with new look, better ride on long hauls (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted by Jack Roberts on October 31, 2014

Caterpillar launches CT681 vocational truck with new look, better ride on long hauls (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Caterpillar added a second model to its new line of vocationally-focused work trucks with the unveiling of the Class 8 CT681 truck Thursday at the company's Edwards Proving Grounds outside ...

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Chrysler recalls more than 380,000 Ram heavy duty trucks due to fire hazard

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 31, 2014

Chrysler recalls more than 380,000 Ram heavy duty trucks due to fire hazard

Chrysler has announced a large recall on a range of Ram heavy duty pickup trucks due to a potential fire hazard. The problem affects 381,876 2010-2014 model year Ram 2500 and ...

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Business

Turnaround in construction equipment sales lone 3Q highlight as CNH Industrial profit plummets 113%

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 31, 2014

Turnaround in construction equipment sales lone 3Q highlight as CNH Industrial profit plummets 113%

Following a second quarter where profit increased despite sales declines, CNH Industrial did not fare nearly as well in the third, as sales and revenues fell again and profit has ...

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Doosan Telematics now available for the company’s full line of heavy equipment

Posted by Amy Materson on October 31, 2014

Doosan Telematics now available for the company’s full line of heavy equipment

Doosan has launched an upgraded telematics package for the company’s full line of heavy equipment. Standard on all machines except for DX63-3 and DX85R-3 compact excavators, Doosan Telematics is in ...

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Business

Bomag will move Cedarapids, CMI equipment production to new South Carolina headquarters

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 31, 2014

Bomag will move Cedarapids, CMI equipment production to new South Carolina headquarters

In order to create what Bomag Americas president Walter Link called a "North American epicenter for operations," the company has announced that it will also be transitioning the manufacturing of ...

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Sneak Preview: Liebherr’s new 7-meter telehandlers: the TL 432-7, TL-436-7 and TL-441-7

Posted by Tom Jackson on October 30, 2014

Sneak Preview: Liebherr’s new 7-meter telehandlers: the TL 432-7, TL-436-7 and TL-441-7

Although they won't show up in the United States until 2016, Liebherr gave us an early look last week at the three new telehandlers it is debuting in Europe in ...

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Deutz begins providing engines for Hitachi wheel loaders

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 30, 2014

Deutz begins providing engines for Hitachi wheel loaders

Deutz announced this morning that it has entered into a partnership with Hitachi Construction Machinery to supply the Japanese manufacturer with engines for some of its wheel loaders. According to the ...

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Liebherr debuts 2 new dozers: PR 746 and PR 756 Litronic (PHOTOS)

Posted by Tom Jackson on October 29, 2014

Liebherr PR 756 Litronic dozer

Liebherr has expanded its Generation 6 dozer line to include two new models in the 30 to 40 ton class, the PR 746  and PR 756 Litronic. If you were ...

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Business

Toro buys BOSS snowplows, salt and sand spreaders

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on October 29, 2014

Toro buys BOSS snowplows, salt and sand spreaders

Toro will buy the BOSS business of Northern Star Industries, based in Iron Mountain, Michigan. BOSS makes snowplows, salt and sand spreaders for light and medium duty trucks, ATVs, UTVs ...

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VIDEO: 36,000-horsepower semi truck outruns a microjet plane in a drag race

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 28, 2014

VIDEO: 36,000-horsepower semi truck outruns a microjet plane in a drag race

The spectacle below took place in September at the 2014 Naval Air Station Oceana Airshow in Virginia Beach. And if it's any indication of just how good this airshow is, ...

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Case’s new TR310 compact track loader packs large-frame features into a mid-frame package (VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 28, 2014

Case’s new TR310 compact track loader packs large-frame features into a mid-frame package (VIDEO)

Case Construction Equipment has introduced the TR310 to its Alpha Series compact track loader lineup, a mid-frame machine the heavy equipment manufacturer says provides the power and stability of a ...

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SDLG one year after North American distribution debut: “The most important thing is to do it right”

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on October 27, 2014

SDLG one year after North American distribution debut: “The most important thing is to do it right”

SDLG officially entered the North American market a year ago, a full-on test by owner Volvo Construction Equipment to offer a value-based Chinese-made product here. Retailing for 30 percent less ...

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You can order a sleek, MPG-boosting tonneau cover for your 2015 F-150 while you wait for the truck to get here

Posted by Bruce Smith on October 27, 2014

You can order a sleek, MPG-boosting tonneau cover for your 2015 F-150 while you wait for the truck to get here

  Even though the 2015 F-150 hasn't hit dealership lots yet, truck cap and tonneau cover maker A.R.E. has already made its aerodynamic, custom-fitted LSII Series fiberglass tonneau cover available for the ...

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Business

Volvo CE earnings jump 31% during 3Q despite flat sales

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 24, 2014

Volvo CE earnings jump 31% during 3Q despite flat sales

Continued weak demand for construction equipment in China has negated sales gains in other parts of the world for the second-straight quarter at Volvo Construction Equipment. Despite the difficulties in Asia, ...

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VIDEO: Backhoe shimmies across water on a bridge made of old logs

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 24, 2014

VIDEO: Backhoe shimmies across water on a bridge made of old logs

During the reconstruction of a bridge in what looks to be a very rural part of Brazil, with the water in front of him a bit too deep to comfortably ...

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Gravely intros the Atlas: a jobsite vehicle aimed at contractors with a focus on hauling and towing (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted by Lauren Heartsill Dowdle on October 24, 2014

Gravely intros the Atlas: a jobsite vehicle aimed at contractors with a focus on hauling and towing (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Gravely has created a new segment for off-road vehicles with the release of their new Atlas jobsite vehicle (JSV). To set itself apart from utility vehicles (UTVs), Gravely’s Atlas is a heavy-duty, ...

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Ritchie Bros. sets dates for annual heavy equipment mega-auction in Orlando

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 24, 2014

Ritchie Bros. sets dates for annual heavy equipment mega-auction in Orlando

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers today announced the dates for its annual multi-day equipment auction held in Orlando. Dubbed "The Big One," the event is the largest equipment auction in the world and ...

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Caterpillar’s rugged new 903C compact wheel loader is low-spec by design

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 23, 2014

Caterpillar’s rugged new 903C compact wheel loader is low-spec by design

Most new machine introductions come with all the bells and whistles. But when Caterpillar introduced its atypically low-spec 903C compact wheel loader in Clayton, North Carolina, they had good reason. The ...

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Business

JCB to cut 150 jobs in UK due to decline in global demand

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 23, 2014

JCB to cut 150 jobs in UK due to decline in global demand

JCB has announced it is cutting 150 jobs, mostly at its headquarters in Staffordshire, England. According to a report from the BBC, CEO Graeme Macdonald said a "severe decline" in world markets ...

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Business

Caterpillar profit up 8% in 3Q, beats Wall Street expectations with slight uptick in sales

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 23, 2014

Caterpillar profit up 8% in 3Q, beats Wall Street expectations with slight uptick in sales

Caterpillar today announced an increase in both profit and sales during the third quarter, beating analyst expectations despite more declines in demand for mining equipment. The company announced profit of $1.017 ...

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IMT’s new 32 tm articulating crane provides long horizontal reach

Posted by Amy Materson on October 23, 2014

IMT’s new 32 tm articulating crane provides long horizontal reach

Load and unload materials efficiently with the 32 tm crane from Iowa Mold Tooling, which delivers high working speed and precision control. The crane, which is rated at 222,050 foot-pounds, has ...

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ASCC releases concrete safety orientation video in Spanish

Posted by Amy Materson on October 23, 2014

ASCC releases concrete safety orientation video in Spanish

The American Society of Concrete Contractors has released a Spanish version of the Concrete Employee Safety Orientation DVD. Designed for concrete contractors, the training tool was developed by members of the ...

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Volvo CE intros new C-Series motor graders with engine upgrades, better fuel consumption

Posted by Amy Materson on October 22, 2014

Volvo CE intros new C-Series motor graders with engine upgrades, better fuel consumption

Designed to handle a range of grading applications, Volvo has introduced its new C-Series motor graders, including the G930C, G940C, G946C (AWD) and G960C. The series has Volvo’s D8J engines, which ...

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VIDEO: Watch construction crews bore and blast below New York City to build the 2nd Avenue subway line

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 22, 2014

VIDEO: Watch construction crews bore and blast below New York City to build the 2nd Avenue subway line

"New York City is one of the toughest places to build anything." That quote from NYC subway train service supervisor Bill Wall, more than anything else, is what stands out in ...

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Business

A new president at Pettibone; new locations for Takeuchi, Bomag, Trimble and more in this week’s Dealer News Roundup

Posted by Amy Materson on October 22, 2014

A new president at Pettibone; new locations for Takeuchi, Bomag, Trimble and more 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. This week’s edition includes employee promotions and location expansions ...

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The Hydrostatic Revolution: How crawler dozers became infinitely more versatile when stripped of their gears (VIDEO)

Posted by Tom Jackson on October 21, 2014

A John Deere 850K with hydrostatic transmission.

Once known as one of the more difficult earthmoving machines to master, the crawler dozer­­, with the right technology, has become one of the easiest to run. The difference? In just ...

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A place for old iron: HCEA advances National Construction Equipment Museum plan

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on October 21, 2014

A place for old iron: HCEA advances National Construction Equipment Museum plan

Long out of space at its cramped 7,000-square-foot headquarters, the Historical Construction Equipment Association launched a new campaign this month to fund the 20,000-square-foot National Construction Equipment Museum. The goal: ...

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Business

PHOTOS: JLG opens new customer training center, proving grounds

Posted by Amy Materson on October 21, 2014

PHOTOS: JLG opens new customer training center, proving grounds

Classes have begun at JLG Industries’ new $2.5 million customer training center and proving grounds in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. Quadrupling the size of the company’s original training facility, the expansion includes a ...

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PHOTOS: Polaris DAGOR is the ultimate off-road military truck; could be Jeep of the 21st Century

Posted by Bruce Smith on October 20, 2014

PHOTOS: Polaris DAGOR is the ultimate off-road military truck; could be Jeep of the 21st Century

It’s the size of a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, sporting the suspension of an off-road Trophy Truck. It has a curb weight of 4,500 pounds, a payload capacity of 3,250 pounds, ...

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Equipment

Kubota introduces R530, R630 wheel loaders with hybrid linkage system

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on October 20, 2014

Kubota introduces R530, R630 wheel loaders with hybrid linkage system

Kubota has added two additional models to its compact wheel loader lineup, the 47.9-horsepower R530 and 61.2-horsepower R630, in a press event this week that was capped by the company’s ...

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Bob the Builder, construction’s most well-known ambassador to kids, gets a makeover for a new generation

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 20, 2014

Bob the Builder, construction’s most well-known ambassador to kids, gets a makeover for a new generation

After entreating and educating children around the world for the last 16 years, the popular cartoon Bob the Builder has gotten its first refresh in the form of an all-new ...

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VIDEO: Excavator plays T-ball with a microwave, gets bored and crushes it instead

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 17, 2014

VIDEO: Excavator plays T-ball with a microwave, gets bored and crushes it instead

Just in case you ever dreamed of playing t-ball with a microwave and using an excavator as a bat, this video is for you. Unless you'd like to hear the ...

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Fall is a good time to check the tread of your truck tires. Here’s an easy way to do it

Posted by Bruce Smith on October 17, 2014

Fall is a good time to check the tread of your truck tires. Here’s an easy way to do it

A friend of mine is one of those businessmen who pinches every nickel so hard it turns into a dime. But he’s also smart—and safety minded. Every fall he has his ...

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VIDEO: Why Caterpillar’s autonomous mining tech is “completely different from anything” it’s ever done

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 16, 2014

VIDEO: Why Caterpillar’s autonomous mining tech is “completely different from anything” it’s ever done

Though self-driving vehicles are big topic of dissuasion in the realm of consumer technology right now, the usefulness to industrial markets has been obvious for some time. While Google is working ...

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Kubota launches its first skid steers: meet the SSV65 and SSV75 (VIDEO)

Posted by Lauren Heartsill Dowdle on October 15, 2014

SSV75

To expand its line of construction equipment, Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) unveiled the SSV65 and SSV75 skid steer — the company’s first entries into the skid steer market. The SSV 65 and SSV ...

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GEAR: Snap-On low-profile screwdrivers make quick work of tight spaces

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 15, 2014

GEAR: Snap-On low-profile screwdrivers make quick work of tight spaces

We've all been there. Stretching a hand or arm into a tight space that no hand tool was ever meant to go, only to leave with bruised knuckles and the ...

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