Archive | August, 2012

Terex Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Mixer Truck Business with New Truck Design

In 1972, a group of Midwestern ready mix concrete producers banded together to manufacture a revolutionary new ready mix truck design, forming the Terex legacy brand Advance Mixer. “The front discharge mixer offered improved truck maneuverability at the jobsite and reduced jobsite labor requirements,” says David Rinas, director of sales and marketing for Terex Roadbuilding. […]

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Dump Truck Sales Double on Windsor Construction Boom

Dump truck sales in Windsor are soaring in order to meet the demand created by the $1.4-billion Windsor-Essex Parkway. “Sales have probably doubled, maybe more,” said Frank Kemski, who owns and operates 401 Mack, a sales centre in Windsor. Kemski said he will see a $5-million sales increase this year over last. "We thought there […]

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Geo-Boy Brush Cutter Earns ROPS and FOPS Certifications

The Geo-Boy Brush Cutter 4x4 model from Jarraff Industries recently received ROPS (Roll Over Protective Structures) and FOPS (Falling Object Protective Structures) certification.  The certification announcement comes after a lengthy testing and evaluation process. Jarraff President and CEO Heidi Boyum explains that the certifications are significant for existing Geo-Boy owners, as well as prospective customers.  […]

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JCB Retires 456 Wheel Loader, Introduces 457

JCB is offering the JCB 457 wheel loader to replace the JCB 456 model. Revisions to the 457 model include an additional 683 pounds to increase loading capability, a 3.3 percent boost in tipping load, operator’s ability to adjust the JCB Smooth Ride System so it can be activated at any speed, relocation of 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 week we will provide a brief overview of some of the top stories for your consumption.   Are you aware of the basic steps to guard your equipment from low quality diesel fuel? The Association […]

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John Deere See Future in Bulldozers

Deere & Co. is best known for its mammoth green farm tractors and combine harvesters, but much of its growth potential is in the construction equipment market, taking on Caterpillar Inc. and Komatsu Ltd. The brutal U.S. summer drought is killing large swaths of the nation's corn crop, sparking concerns among investors that farmers could […]

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Side Dump Trailers Deliver Ultimate Job Performance

A side dump trailer can be used for a variety of construction and hauling needs. A side dump trailer for sale is a more versatile option compared to traditional dump trailers. Businesses using side dump trailers find them to be very financially benefitting construction equipment. The greatest feature of side dump trailers is the capability […]

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JCB Offers New Mid-Range JS Excavators

JCB is offering three new mid-range JS excavators for the 11-15 tonne sector. The JS115, JS130 and JS145 crawler excavators feature Stage IIIB/Tier 4 Interim Ecomax engines, a new multi-function LCD monitor, LiveLink, low noise levels and revised hydraulic systems. The excavators’ Ecomax engine, which requires not DPF or additives, features high efficiency hydraulic pumps […]

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Messick's Wins Kubota President's Kaizen Award for Top Performance

Kubota Tractor Corporation recently recognized local Kubota Dealer Messick's of Abbottstown, Carlisle, Elizabethtown, and Halifax PA, with the company's prestigious President's Kaizen Award for outstanding performance as a dealership in 2011.  Messick's were among the top 25% of Kubota dealers across the United States to win this elite honor based on 2011 Kubota product sales, […]

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Caterpillar 994H Wheel Loader with Four Linkage Configurations

Cat 994H wheel loader has four loader linkage configurations that allow users to tailor the machine to various mining applications. It has a 1,463-horsepower Cat 3516B HD engine, operating weight of 431,000 pounds, and dump clearances from 19.2 feet to 23.3 feet. Bucket capacities range from 19.5 to 47 cubic yards. Lift configurations include standard, […]

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JCB to Add New 4CX Wastemaster Backhoe Loader at RWM 2012

At RWM 2012, JCB will add the brand new 4CX Wastemaster backhoe loader to its well-established range for the waste and recycling industry - delivering unprecedented levels of efficiency, versatility and cost savings. Fitted with a package of features, the flexible and productive backhoe loader is transformed into a tailor-made model for arduous waste environments. […]

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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 week we will provide a brief overview of some of the top stories for your consumption. According to the July Rouse Rental Report, used equipment values dropped 0.2% for the month, in comparison to May. […]

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