Archive | August, 2012

How Asbestos Exposure Affects Construction Workers

Thanks to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) asbestos regulations, today’s construction industry is much safer than it was in previous decades. Overall rates of occupational illnesses have decreased by 67 percent since the organization started addressing worksite hazards in the 1970s. Mandatory asbestos surveillance, permissible exposure limits and optional engineering controls for class […]

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Volvo Construction Equipment Launches 'Americas New Minute' on YouTube

Volvo Construction Equipment’s Americas region has expanded its Youtube channel offering to include short corporate news reports from its business in the Americas. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video news report is priceless. That’s why Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) Americas region has recently expanded its YouTube channel offering with […]

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Caterpillar Opens An Expanded Hydraulic Excavator Plant in Victoria, Texas

A manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines, Caterpillar Inc., opened its 600,000 square foot expanded hydraulic excavator manufacturing plant in Victoria, Texas. One incentive that helped spark expansion came from a $1.175 million investment from the Texas Enterprise Fund. Caterpillar created 225 jobs, will generate $200 […]

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John Deere's Biggest Articulated Dump Truck

What’s the big idea behind John Deere's biggest ADTs? Need maximum productivity for a mining, quarry, or aggregate application? Then let John Deere introduce you to North America’s biggest ADT — the 460E. Boasting bigger dump bodies and even faster cycle times, E-Series ADTs deliver big-time productivity. So you’ll haul more material at lower cost […]

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Komatsu Equipment Breaks Ground on New Branch

Groundbreaking on the new Komatsu Equipment Company branch in Rock Springs, Wyo., was held Aug 8. State, local and company officials all gathered at the future site of Komatsu Equipment’s newest branch location to celebrate the event. The company is building its new facility on five acres of land, located at the intersection of Jonah […]

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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. With thousands of construction workers injured on the job each year, safety is a large concern in the industry. […]

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Avalanche Introduces Optimus Snowpusher

Avalanche is excited to announce the release of the Optimus model snow pusher, with floating blade sections. The Optimus has a completely new cutting edge system that allows the steel blades to contour to the ground, even when plowing over uneven surfaces. This makes plowing much more efficient. Each 24” steel blade section trips and floats […]

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Doosan DL550 Wheel Loader Improves Horsepower

The 380-horsepower DL550 wheel loader from Doosan has a Tier 4-Interim diesel using SCR and diesel exhaust fluid to comply to EPA standards and increase fuel economy. The 7.5-cubic-yard loader has an operating weight of 69,655 pounds, breakout force of 58,450 pounds, and a full-turn tipping capacity of 48,061 pounds. Operators can set upper and […]

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SES to Distribute Full Line for Terex

Terex, Westport, Conn., has added SES Inc., West Chicago, Ill., as a full line distributor of Terex compact construction equipment and Terex Fuchs material handlers. SES has three locations to serve customers in the greater Chicago and northwest Indiana areas. The Terex compact equipment line includes 45 product models, including compact track loaders, skid steers, loader […]

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Volvo CE Becomes Gold-Level Supporter of AEM's I Make America Campaign

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces that Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has joined the elite ranks of the I Make America campaign’s Gold-level company supporters. I Make America is a grassroots campaign that was launched in September 2010 to dramatically improve American manufacturing policies to create more jobs in the U.S. and keep […]

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Finding the Best Deals on Flatbed Trailers Online

Business owners are always looking for the best equipment and a trustworthy source to purchase heavy equipment from. Whenever it comes to buying new or used flatbed trailers for sale, it is important to regard it as a long-term investment. Buying the best trailer on the market means having years of quality service and dependability. […]

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Dozer Lift Systems From Enerpac

Enerpac’s DLS Series Dozer Lift System provides safety, efficiency and flexibility for servicing and maintaining 100,000klg-plus ‘dozers while in use in various mining, construction, resources and infrastructure applications. Features a four-point custom synchronous lift system for safe load control The Dozer Lift features a four-point custom synchronous lift system for safe load control, with two […]

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