Archive | April, 2012

A 38-Ton Custom Bulldozer Crushes Leftover Landmines

After decades of strife, occupation, and conflict, Afghanistan has been left pockmarked with an estimated ten million anti-personnel landmines in its soils. It's a bad situation. There are mines like the the Soviet PFM-1 butterfly mine—especially popular with small children, who mistake it for a toy. But an anti-mine machine from Komatsu is working across […]

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John Deere Displaying World’s First Walking Forest Machine Prototype

We are fans of robots here at MetalMiner. From the nimble small ones to the sizeable giants, we appreciate the skill – and metal – it takes to create these sci-fi creatures. That being said, when we stumbled upon this blast-from-the-past machine from John Deere, we were a little excited: Manufactured back in 1994 by […]

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Holt Cat Announces Metroplex Job Fair

Holt Cat, the Caterpillar Equipment and Engine dealer for South, Central, North and North East Texas has recently announced an upcoming job fair to be held in Irving, Texas. The job fair will be held Saturday May 19, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Holt’s facility at 2000 E. Airport Freeway in Irving. […]

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JCB: Largest product launch

Intermat is serving as part of the company’s largest 66-product launch this year, said , JCB CEO,  noting the company saw record results in 2011. Products intro’d at the show include the remaining models of its skid steer line, which it began introducing in 2010, its 427 and 437 wheel loaders and a new range […]

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Caterpillar's Earnings Expected To Keep Hauling In Growth

Caterpillar will deliver its release earnings Tuesday. The company is on a high after delivering record earnings in the past year and ending with the highest backlog in its history. The macroeconomic conditions coupled with good execution should see the company do well on a majority of the parameters this year and earn handsome returns […]

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Allison Transmission and PENVEN present fully automatic solutions for construction professionals at Intermat 2012

Global automatic transmission manufacturer and its regional distributor present Allison's range of transmissions specifically designed for the construction market at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, from April 16 - 22. Allison Transmission and its French distributor PENVEN will showcase a wide range of automatic transmissions tailored for the construction market at this year's Intermat […]

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Caterpillar Wants to Say Thanks

Caterpillar is holding a contest for you, about you and by you. If you own or operate Caterpillar Equipment, tell them why your work is important.  If your entry wins, Caterpillar will throw a party for your entire company, including a visit from Mike Rowe. Learn More & Enter at WinAtTheWorkshop.com/party

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Highly Skilled Caterpillar Wheel Loader Driver

The next time you have some downtime with your wheel loader you can: Perform needed maintenance to keep your machine in top working order Jump on the phone and try to find your next job site so it earns its keep Decide that the X-Games and a 15 ton piece of heavy equipment need to […]

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JCB 540-200 Telehandler

JCB Equipment has introduced the 540-200 telehandler with a maximum reach height of 65 feet, the highest in its line. The boom of the 540-200 has been specifically designed for the construction market, using lighter, higher grade material to improve the capacity of the machine at reach. It utilizes a 5-stage boom design, which ensures […]

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Caterpillar Plans Training Investment

Illinois based world’s largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines, Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), has reportedly decided to invest $4.5 million in the philanthropic arm of Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), Caterpillar Foundation, for training the future workmen of the company. Caterpillar’s Washington director who represented the company at the IYF […]

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Fabick CAT to Expand Fenton Headquarters

Fabick CAT, the Fenton-based Caterpillar light and heavy construction equipment dealer, will expand its operations on Fabick Drive in Fenton by adding a Customer Engagement Center. In an announcement by the Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce, Fabick General Manager Mike Pospischil said the facility, expected to be completed by late fall 2012, will be a […]

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KHL: Construction Equipment Sales Grew 25% Worldwide in 2011

Sales of construction equipment by the world’s 50 largest manufacturers grew 25 percent last year to $182 billion, according to the annual Yellow Table survey by KHL Group. This was a record for the industry, surpassing the previous high of $168 billion, set in 2008, prior to the global financial crisis. The Yellow Table, which […]

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