Archive | August, 2012

Dozer, Grader Advances Highlight Deere's 175th

It all started with the self-scouring plow in 1837. This year, John Deere celebrates its 175th year, a history that includes the company’s entry into construction equipment in the mid-1950s. Key products along the way include: 1958: The first all-hydraulic dozer, the Model 64, featured a new six-way power-angle-tilt (PAT) blade. The operator could control […]

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MINExpo 2012 Will be North American Debut of Cummins' Smallest and Largest Engines

The Cummins booth at MINExpo 2012 will display what the company calls “the most extensive smallest-to-largest range the company has ever put on display.” With the North American debut for both the 2.8-liter, 4-cylinder QSF2.8 and the 95-liter, 16-cylinder QSK95 at MINExpo, the range of engines on display will encompass from 49 horespower all the […]

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Bobcat Upgrades 700 and 800 M-Series Loaders

Building on the Bobcat 700 and 800 frame-size loaders, significant upgrades have been made to the skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders and all-wheel steer loader. These changes incorporate greater machine performance through enhancements such as increased breakout and lift forces, better horsepower management, shorter cycle times and simplified display navigation. Bobcat Company has also continued […]

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Doosan Upgrades DL300 and DL350 Wheel Loaders with Improved Lift Capabilities, Tier 4 Engine

Doosan announced today updates to its DL300 and DL350 wheel loaders designed to provide operators with improved lift capabilities, increased fuel efficiency and enhanced cab comfort over previous iterations. Doosan says the pair of interim Tier 4-compliant machines have been engineered to deliver higher horsepower to tackle a wide variety of material handling applications such […]

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Ritchie Bros. to Sell More than 60 Caterpillar D11 Crawler Tractors During Huge Unreserved Public Auction Featuring Mining Equipment in North Carolina this September

Big opportunity for mining industry: selection of equipment for the September 27, 2012 auction includes 80+ crawler tractors, 30+ rock trucks, 30+ wheel loaders and more! First time world's largest industrial auctioneer sells 60+ D11 crawler tractors in one auction; more D11's than the Company has sold in past four years combined Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers […]

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10 Hot-Weather Safety Tips for Construction

Keeping a crew safe on a jobsite presents unique challenges when the mercury creeps above 90 degrees. Heat stress is increasingly being recognized for contributing to the rapid onset of fatigue, distraction, inattention to details and other deficiencies. Rule No. 1 is to maintain proper hydration. This sounds logical, but there are practical challenges. Here […]

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The Basics of Micro Excavators and Rough Cranes

While there is no formal distinction between mini excavators and micro excavators, the smallest excavator, is capable of maneuvering into a standard doorway to enter the house or garden. Similar to their full-size counterparts, mini diggers have tank tracks, a rotating cab, hydraulic arm and a diesel engine. They range in weight from less than […]

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Terramac RT9 Tracked Carrier

Terramac RT9 can carry 18,000 pounds and is available exclusively through Rig Source. Powered by a 230-horsepower Cummins diesel, ground pressure when fully loaded is 4.9 psi. Overal length is 17 feet 7 inches, and width is 8 feet 5 inches. The unit is 9 feet 3 inches high with a 20-inch minimum ground clearance. […]

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Contractor Finds Champion C60 Motor Graders Provide Ideal Solution

Floyd Brothers Construction specializes in building new parking lots from scratch, including all infrastructure and site work, beginning with earthmoving and site preparation, laying of the underground utilities, putting down the base and curbs and gutters, and then finish grading and paving. It’s a full-scale operation that requires the right kind of dependable and durable […]

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Revolutionary Design for Hamm Rubber-Tired Roller

The Hamm GRW 280 pneumatic (rubber-tired) roller, with an operating weight between 10 and 30 short tons, provides numerous innovations. In the operator’s workplace, instead of the previous setup with two seats, the new GRW offers one comfortable, adjustable seat and thus maximum freedom of movement. For the first time ever, viewing channels in the […]

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Dudley Construction Company Wins Pizza Party from Caterpillar!

Congratulations to our Pizza Party winner, Dudley Construction Company Incorporated of Florence, KY. They'll be receiving a special party from Caterpillar and a visit from Mike Rowe! We are dedicating 2012 to thanking our customers - so be sure to click on the "WIN PRIZES" tab at the top of the page to see what […]

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Caterpillar Contest - "Your name would look great on our car!"

Your NAME would look great on our car. . . Win and we’ll put it there! A thank you that puts your business on track, literally. In a contest that is sure to get your blood racing, we’re taking our logo off the side of the Jeff Burton Caterpillar No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series […]

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