Big Iron Dealer
ConExpo Changes Look But Not 2023 Show Date
In its first brand overhaul since 1996, ConExpo-Con/Agg is introducing a new show identity and theme.
May 5, 2021
On a Plant Expansion Roll, Doosan Bobcat More Than Doubles Statesville Facility
The 580,000-square-foot expansion comes on the heels of an $11 million upgrade at the facility completed in January.
May 4, 2021
Cat North American Sales Flat While Global Market Takes Off
Worldwide sales for the quarter were higher across all three of Cat's primary segments, with construction industries seeing the biggest jump.
April 29, 2021
Big Iron Dealer
Monthly Equipment Finance Confidence Index at All-Time High Leads This Week's Dealer News
Also: ARA seeks rental job applicants, Doggett gets bigger, G&G Heavy Equipment Rentals adds a line, Volvo CE adds warehouse space and more.
April 28, 2021
Doosan Bobcat Nearly Triples Size of Litchfield Attachments Plant
With the expansion, the company plans to hire more than 100 workers to produce Bobcat attachments at the 200,000-square-foot campus.
April 27, 2021
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Bauma, World's Largest Construction Equipment Trade Show, Pushed Back to October 2022
"In numerous discussions with customers, there was a growing recognition that the April date involved too many uncertainties," say show organizers.
April 26, 2021
Yanmar Marks 50 Years of Making Rubber-Tracked Carriers
This manufacturer is celebrating the anniversary of the machine's invention in 1971.
April 26, 2021
Contractor to Pay $380,000 Penalty after Cited for 13 Trench Violations
OSHA inspections in 2019 and 2020 found workers in multiple hazardous trenches over 9 feet deep.
April 23, 2021
Volvo CE Sees Global Q1 Sales Increase 23%, Order Intakes Up 73%
Net sales in North America increased by 16% during the quarter, Volvo says, with infrastructure spending proposals creating positive customer sentiment.
April 22, 2021
JLG Becomes Second Major OEM to Bow Out of Bauma Trade Show
Why another major OEM is bowing out of the massive construction equipment trade show held only every three years.
April 19, 2021
Kobelco USA to Use Yanmar, Isuzu to Fill Engine Void, But Plant Layoffs Will Proceed
The Yanmar and Isuzu engine refits to replace Hino engines are a "major project which requires an enormous investment in engineering and design resources," says Kobelco.
April 20, 2021
A Week in the Trenches: 1 Dead, 1 Fined, 1 Rescued
Within a week, one contractor was fined $135,612 for a fatal cave-in, a worker died in a trench, and a trapped worker was rescued.
April 12, 2021
Kobelco to Lay Off 75% of U.S. Excavator Plant Workers Over Engine Supply Problems
"It is terribly unfortunate to Kobelco and their associates for this to happen at a time when their sales are sky high and their workforce is growing rapidly," said a local official.
April 15, 2021
Contractor of the Year
"We Don’t Shut Down." Colorado Contractor Displays Mighty Work Ethic
Ray Lippis started his excavation company in 1980 with a backhoe, dump truck, trailer and a $25,000 loan.
April 9, 2021
AG: Contractor Charged in Largest Prevailing-Wage Theft in U.S. History
One of Pennsylvania's largest road and bridge contractors is accused of stealing $20.7 million from workers' retirement and health benefits.
April 9, 2021
Recruiting & retention
Video: Cat Puts Its Service Techs Through Reality-TV-Style Challenge
The “Cat Trial 10: Tech Test” video – a slick production similar to those reality-TV obstacle challenges you can't help but watch – features a glimpse of technicians navigating a series of four tests to demonstrate their skills and endurance.
April 8, 2021
Family of Victim in Fatal Trench Collapse Reaches $12M Settlement
One of the largest wrongful-death settlements for an individual in Washington State history was approved for the family of a 24-year-old man who died while trying to save a co-worker.
March 31, 2021
Local Governments, Nonprofits Can Spruce Up With $100K Prize From Kubota
Find out how the "Hometown Proud" program could help your local community win cash and the use of Kubota equipment to revitalize a public space.
March 19, 2021
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Case Upgrades its Popular G Series Loaders, Adds Payload, Tire Measurement Options
Case adds factory-installed payload and tire monitoring systems, upgraded controls, a new touchscreen display and more.
Compact equipment attachments
Do More Than Dig with That Compact Excavator with These 13 Attachments
ASV Extends Max-Series "Wow-Factor" Cab to Skid Steers
Video: New Cat 963 Track Loader Is Built for Just About Anything
Dominating the Market: Compact Track Loaders Undergo Rapid Advancements
Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
Fullbay’s Guide to Starting a Mobile Repair Shop
If you've ever thought about starting a mobile repair business or adding a mobile tech to your shop, you need to read this guide.