Archive | July, 2012

Skid Steers are the Stars of the Compact Equipment Tool Carrier Category

To construct a summer blockbuster analogy, skid steers are the Transformers of the construction and landscape industry. With its quick-attach plate and hundreds of unique attachments, this protean piece of utility equipment is like a Constructicon, able to shift gears, change implements and dig, saw, load, cut, lift and work through most jobs and jobsites. […]

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New Cat® H75Es and H95Es Hammers Feature Enhanced Durability and High Productivity through Design and Manufacture by Caterpillar

Caterpillar is expanding the E Series Hammer line with the addition of the new H75Es and H95Es, designed for backhoe loaders and small excavators. E Series Hammers are wholly designed, engineered and manufactured by Caterpillar, making Caterpillar the only global hammer and carrier manufacturer. The hammers are fully supported by Cat® dealers so that customers […]

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Case Adds Larger Engines, Tier 4 Upgrades

Case Construction Equipment upgraded its four largest Alpha Series skid steers and compact track loaders to meet emission requirements for Tier 4 Interim certification The Case SR250 and SV300 skid steers and TR320 and TV380 compact track loaders now feature 90-horsepower (67-kW), 3.4-liter Case diesel engines with the full high-pressure common rail (HPCR) design typically […]

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Construction Employment Stagnates in June as Industry Unemployment Rate Drops to 12.8%, Lowest June Rate Since 2008

Lack of Hiring in Construction Combined with Job Growth Elsewhere Threatens to Create Skilled-Labor Gap Once Contractors are Ready to Hire Again, Association Warns Construction employment stalled in June as more former construction workers left the industry, according to an analysis of new federal data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The […]

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Rock & Dirt's Weekly Recap -

News in the Construction Equipment Industry Need a quick update on what happened last week in the construction industry? Every Monday we will provide a brief overview of some of the top stories for your consumption.   The construction industry in the Carolinas can raise their hats for the passage of the transportation bill. The […]

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Front-End-Loader

How to Find Used Front End Loaders

Front-end loaders are pieces of equipment that are commonly used in construction projects for moving material like dirt or rocks. If you work in construction, you are probably very familiar with these loaders. Although they usually run on four wheels, loaders sometimes have tracks like an army tank. The tracks provide better traction on loose […]

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NCCCO Makes Changes to Certification Cards

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has announced that it will issue separate CCO certification cards to CCO-certified crane operators who have also been certified in the CCO Rigger and/or Signalperson categories. Previously, all certifications were listed on one card. The new cards will also reflect the full five-year certification period […]

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Dexter Sand & Gravel Takes Delivery of New DSC Dredge

Last month, Dexter Sand & Gravel of Missouri took delivery of their new 10-inch Wolverine dredge. The company purchased the hydraulic dredge to reach sand deposits below the ground water level. Dexter Sand & Gravel, a subsidiary of Delta Companies, Inc., purchased the dredge for use at a new 100-acre sand and gravel mine. The dredge […]

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New Ecomax Engines Rev Up JCB Lineup

A number of backhoes, excavators and telehandlers will feature the new JCB Ecomax engine, announced last week. The Tier 4 Interim Ecomax, using in-cylinder technologies, does not require a diesel particulate filter or diesel emission fluid, runs on standard engine oil, and can be recalibrated to run in countries that do not have an ultra […]

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How Many Pieces of Heavy Equipment Does it Take to Move a 518,000 Pound Tree? Watch to Find Out!

    The Ghirardi Compton Oak has been a piece of League City's history for over 100 years. The tree stands 56 feet tall, has a canopy that is over 100 feet wide, and is 135 inches around. It also weighs an incredible 518,000 pounds. A county road widening project put the future of the […]

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Caterpillar Inc.: Cat® Advanced Wear Coatings Services Now Available

For more than 35 years, Caterpillar has been developing and applying advanced wear coatings to extend the service life and performance of Cat® machine components-whether new or remanufactured. Now the same Cat custom services are available to other equipment manufacturers as well as users of large industrial equipment. Those services-including tailored research and development work, […]

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Innovation and Simplification Hallmarks of Bomag Cold Planer Milling Machines

Bomag’s two new models of milling machines, the BM500/15 and the BM600/15, feature an innovative rotor geometry to reduce vibration, simplified drum replacement, and increased service life. The new rotor geometry uses optimally arranged teeth and a thick shell for uniform, low-vibration and very precise cutting. The edge cutter is also designed to produce a […]

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