Archive | May, 2012

Cat Entertainment Services Named Global Service Provider for Major International Events

PEORIA, IL – Caterpillar Inc. has designated Cat® Entertainment Services as a global service provider of temporary power generation and temperature control equipment for major international events and production projects. Since its establishment in 2000, Cat Entertainment Services has provided turnkey power generation, distribution and high-volume temperature control solutions for thousands of sporting and special […]

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Volvo Rents Acquires Three-Location Rental Solutions in California

Continuing the expansion of its California rental business portfolio, Volvo Rents last week acquired Rental Solutions, a three-location construction equipment rental company with stores in Napa Valley, Santa Rosa and Cloverdale, Calif. This is the latest move in the company’s recent surge of 24 acquisitions since the beginning of the year — including six in […]

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Retooling leads to resounding success at JCB

In mid-2007, British-based construction equipment manufacturer JCB announced that 2006 had been the best in its 61-year history. Building on that success, the third largest manufacturer in the industry — behind only Caterpillar and Komatsu — added two new product lines and broke ground for a 200,000-square-foot service center at its North American headquarters in […]

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Construction equipment sales up 26 percent for John Deere

Heavy equipment manufacturer Deere & Co. released its financial results Wednesday, recording net income of $1.056 billion on net sales of $10.009 billion for the three months ending April 30. The Moline, Illinois firm sells farming, forestry and construction equipment under the John Deere brand. Net sales in the construction and forestry category were $1.67 […]

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Middle East canal equipment sold Down Under

Heavy equipment bought for cancelled canal and infrastructure projects in the Middle East is being sold to Australia to service its booming mining industry, according to Euro Auctions’ general manager Jonnie Keys. Commenting on world auction activity in Q1 2012, Keys says that heavy trucks such as Caterpillar 777s, 789s, and 797s, have been sold […]

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Terex CR662RM RoadMix Material Transfer Vehicle, Paver

Model CR662RM RoadMix material transfer vehicle and paver has a Tier 4-Interim diesel from Cummins, the QSB6.7, that delivers 260 horsepower. Although it provides the same power as the predecessor machine, the new engine is 5-percent more fuel efficient, Terex says. The machine has a redesigned, low-profile hood to accommodate the engine upgrade, which also […]

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New Cat CT15 Engine Boosts Power of CT660 Vocational Truck

The new Cat CT15 Engine offers Cat CT660 Vocational Truck customers greater horsepower and torque for solid performance in demanding applications. The CT15 joins the CT11 and CT13 as the third engine option for the versatile Cat CT660. The 15-liter engine is available with as much as 550 horsepower and 1,850 lb-ft of torque, which […]

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Should you buy or rent heavy equipment?

The proper equipment is essential for driving business. Deciding to rent or buy equipment to add to a fleet goes beyond available capital, and it can be challenging to determine which option is best. Several skid steer loader and excavator manufacturers took part in a panel discussion, titled “Purchasing Earthmoving Equipment—How to Decide New vs. […]

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Caterpillar Tandem Rollers, Asphalt Compactors

Caterpillar Tandem Rollers: Designed by, with, and for road building customers. Cat vibratory asphalt compactors, solid and split drum, are newly designed and built like no paving contractors in Florida have ever seen before. Paving All Day. Every Day. Contact Ring Power for more information on available Caterpillar paving rollers click here: http://bit.ly/asphalt-compactors. All of […]

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Liebherr L580 Wheel Loader

Liebherr’s first Tier 4-Interim wheel loader is the L580, a 288-horsepower, 6.5-yard machine. Liebherr uses common rail fuel injection along with a DPF which will actively regenerate in most applications, the company says. The Liebherr Power Efficiency (LPE) system electronically ensures that the performance profile is adjusted to maximum performance efficiency by analyzing and adjusting […]

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Terex JV to Build Equipment in Russia

Terex has formed a joint venture with Russian Machines to build construction and roadbuilding equipment in Russia. Under the agreement, the joint venture will manufacture, market and sell certain Terex products and all Russian Machines construction and roadbuilding products in Russia, as well as distribute certain products manufactured by Terex and exported into Russia. Ronald […]

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Stars and Stripes for Soldiers

Volvo Rents is standing up and supporting the nation’s troops with the rental of some of its construction equipment that bleeds red, white and blue. Launched in 2009, the stores’ “Color for a Cause” campaign paints a piece of equipment with stars and stripes. A percentage of the rental proceeds of that machinery is donated […]

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