Archive | May, 2012

Hyundai Construction Offers Compact Radius Excavators For Confined Job Sites

More and more operators are realizing the versatility, comfort and productivity of Hyundai Construction’s line of Compact Radius Excavators. These state-of-the art earthmoving machines are perfect for tight, confined job sites and designed for maximum performance. For projects requiring small excavators, the R27Z-9 and R35Z-9 zero tail swing models offer a tail-swing radius of 2.7 […]

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Billionaire Ken Fisher's 3 Heavy Machinery Industry Plays

As the economy recovers, investors can expect heavy machinery to really shine. Whether the companies in this industry make construction equipment or farming equipment, the need increases when the economy improves but a better economy also allows companies to be able to afford to upgrade equipment. After all, when the economy is weak or uncertain, […]

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Komatsu Introduces New Wheel Loader

Komatsu America Corp. has introduced its WA500-7 wheel loader. The WA500-7 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D140E-6 engine with a net horsepower of 353 and is EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage 3B emission certified.  Komatsu says it has leveraged its leadership in technology and innovation – building on its proven Tier 3 engine […]

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Workers needed at Spokane Caterpillar warehouse

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Caterpillar will hold job fairs May 22 and May 23 at Spokane Community College to fill up to 150 jobs at its new warehouse at Medical Lake. KXLY reports the warehouse will distribute Caterpillar parts for heavy equipment in the Northwest, Canada and Alaska. The state provided $235,000 to help recruit […]

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Nonresidential construction spending down for third consecutive month

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that total nonresidential construction spending fell for the third month in a row, declining 0.2 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $556.85 billion, according to the May 1 report by the U.S. Commerce Department. However, total nonresidential construction spending is up 5.7 percent from one […]

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Doosan DA30 Articulated Dump Truck

Doosan DA30 ADT is redesigned with a 365-horsepower Tier 4-Interim engine with 8 percent more power than the predecessor MT31. Torque has been pushed to 1,381 ft.-lb. at 1,300 rpm, a 28-percent jump. Top speed is now 34.2 mph for the truck. The transmission has eight forward and four reverse speeds, and improves the transfer […]

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Finished steel imports up 11 percent in April

Based on the Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported on May 2 that steel import permit applications for the month of April totaled 3,074,000 net tons (NT). This was a 5-percent decrease from the 3,248,000 permit tons recorded in March and a […]

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Liebherr LH 60M Wheeled Material Handler

Liebherr LH 60M Wheeled Material Handler has a patented Energy Recovery Cylinder (ERC): a nitrogen-filled cylinder designed to partially compensate for the weight of the working attachment, boom, stick and load. As the load is lowered, the gas in the cylinder is compressed; as the load is lifted, the stored energy assists the lifting action. […]

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Good news, bad news on construction employment front

The construction industry lost 2,000 jobs in April, following similar declines of 3,000 in March and 1,000 in February, but still added 63,000 jobs over the past year as the industry unemployment rate shrank to 14.5 percent—the lowest April level in four years, according to an analysis of new federal employment data released today by […]

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United Rentals/RSC merger final

United Rentals completed its previously announced acquisition of RSC in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $4.2 billion, including $2.3 billion of net debt. The combined company will be called United Rentals. United Rentals says the combination of the two companies creates a leading North American equipment rental company with a more attractive customer mix, greater […]

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CAT 966K XE Testimonial Video

A short video that gives you the views of the operators and site managers who have tested the new 966K XE machine. Come and visit our stand at Intermat 2012. Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiRdVcrmptw&feature=context-chv

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The new Cat 340D L excavator with wider, reinforced undercarriage

Increase your team's productivity with a machine featuring a wider, reinforced undercarriage for increased digging and lifting performance—and increased ground clearance. Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68fsSVRBmMM&feature=plcp

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