John Deere Dealer Provides Backhoes to Aid Hurricane Recovery

Following the devastation of Hurricane Michael, Beard Equipment and John Deere donated the use of a John Deere backhoe to four local counties and municipalities in the Florida Panhandle. The cities of Lynn Haven, Callaway, and Mexico Beach and Jackson County experienced serious damage as a result of the hurricane, which made landfall in the […]

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Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces New Board of Directors Slate

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) announces the election of two members to its Board of Directors for three-year terms: Mary Becker, Nucor Steel Sedalia LLC Spence Peters, Steel Dynamics, Inc. “I am excited that Mary and Spence have been appointed to this new role as they are active and engaged members within the Institute. […]

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Messick’s Free Christmas Light Show opens for its 6th year to raise donations for local charities

Messick’s in Elizabethtown is excited to announce the opening of their Christmas Light Show for its 6th year. The show is free and open to the public who can drive up and enjoy the lights and music from the comfort of their car. Over the past five years Messick’s Christmas Light Show has raised $167,343.62 […]

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John Deere Grapples Pack Power and Reliability Into Job Site Cleanup

Continuing to expand its offering of job site cleanup solutions, John Deere is introducing the new GS66B, GS72B, GS78B, GS84B scrap grapple buckets and GR72B and GR84B rock grapple buckets into its ever-expanding line of Worksite Pro™ attachments. The scrap grapple buckets are ideal for scrap handling, recycling center use, disaster cleanup and job site cleanup applications […]

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CAB GLASS ADDED TO H&R’S NEW AFTERMARKET PARTS OFFERING

H&R Construction Parts & Equipment, Inc. announced that they have added Cabin Glass to their new products line up supporting the major manufacturers of excavators, forestry applications, and scrap handlers.  The Cabin Glass is available through their online site or by contacting one of their Parts Specialist at 800.333.0650.  As a market leader of alternative […]

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Updated Volvo Site Simulation Helps Customers Lower Total Cost of Production

The next-generation Volvo Site Simulation uses enhanced real-time data to help customers optimize site productivity and maximize profitability. Volvo Site Simulation increases efficiency and profits by providing customers with tools to reduce their total cost per ton. By analyzing worksite conditions and operational goals, Volvo can offer advice on the proper site setup for optimum […]

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WATCH HOW A HOLLYWOOD ACTION HERO GIVES VOLVO EXCAVATORS THE BOOT CAMP TREATMENT

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has teamed up with Swedish star Dolph Lundgren to showcase the ultimate in excavator endurance in stunt-filled mini-movie Pump It Up. Revealing the toughness, versatility and intelligent engineering behind Volvo CE’s full range of excavators, the film tests the limits of heavy equipment during an exhilarating and entertaining army bootcamp, led […]

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Martin Auction Services Letter about Schmid Farms Auction

It is with mixed enthusiasm that Martin Auction Services offers such an exceptional line of equipment at Public Auction on December 17th, 2018.  The Schmid family has worked hard for years assembling this group of machinery and now, due to some health issues within the family, their direction has shifted, and the money generated from […]

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Pitts Trailers Introduces New Heavy Haul Division and Names New Sales Leader

Pitts Trailers proudly welcomes Barry Freifeld as Director of Sales for their new dedicated lowboy division, Pitts Heavy Haul™.  Barry will oversee growth of the Pitts Heavy Haul product offering and dealer network.    “I am very excited to be joining the Pitts team. Not only am I extremely impressed with the outstanding products that […]

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New for 2019! Rock & Dirt Front Cover Auction!

Rock & Dirt front cover ads will be available for purchase through auction format.  Both regular mail covers, and special distribution show covers will be available. Simply login to your account at www.RockAndDirt.com and click Front Cover Bidding to enter your max bid for any cover ad you are interested in purchasing.  Each auction will […]

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NPK LAUNCHES DUST SUPPRESSION KITS FOR PH HAMMERS

In 2016 OHSA introduced a new regulation regarding occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica in construction work (1926.1153).  Part xvii specifies acceptable work practices pertaining to heavy equipment used to break silica-containing materials, i.e. concrete demolition.  The first option is to work from within an enclosed cab.  If this is not possible, the standard say […]

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CASE INTRODUCES NEW N SERIES BACKHOE LOADER UPDATES WITH POWERBOOST, DIRECT DRIVE AND FACTORY-INSTALLED THUMB

CASE 2019 N SERIES BACKHOE ENHANCEMENTS CASE has introduced numerous enhancements available throughout its N Series line of backhoe loaders, including new PowerBoost functionality for even more powerful digging and lifting, drivetrain enhancements for improved roading, and control updates that make CASE backhoes even more easy and intuitive to operate. We’ve also incorporated a factory […]

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