The Dirt #02: Construction News + Cat’s Ryan Neal Talks New 395 Excavator, Career as an Operator

Updated Feb 22, 2021

In this week’s episode of The Dirt, we discuss new CTLs and skid steers from JCB, Case and New Holland and we run down the biggest headlines in construction, including a look at how contractors should plan to move forward amid the coronavirus pandemic. Our interview this week is with Ryan Neal, a product applications specialist with Caterpillar for large excavators. Our conversation covers Ryan’s career as a heavy equipment operator, his transition to work at Cat and the development and features of the new 395 excavator, which replaces the 390F.


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Cat Unveils New 395 Excavator: Bigger, Stronger, Faster 390F Replacement

JCB adds smaller, tracked 2TS-7T to Teleskid lineup of skid steer/telehandler hybrids

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Construction’s Coronavirus Reset: How to handle people and projects going forward

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Equipment makers bring out more new machine deals amid coronavirus downturn


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