Archive | September, 2012

Single Terex AC 500-2 Crane Does Job of Two 250-Ton Cranes

  For Decatur, Ala.’s Solley Crane Service, hoisting a 140-ton (127 t) object previously meant mobilizing multiple cranes. “For a job that size, we would use two of our 250-ton cranes and do a tandem lift,” explained Ray Solley, president of Solley Crane Service. With its recent acquisition of the 600-ton (544 t) capacity class […]

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JCB has Launched an iPhone App for Selecting and Locating Attachments for JCB Diggers

The free download incorporates a dealer locator, an attachment finder by machine type or product group, a light equipment viewer and an enquiry function that will send a message directly to your preferred JCB dealer. The app takes the user through the selection process, with pictures of the machines and attachments along with product specifications […]

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Hands-On Grade Control Lesson for Students

Operators in training test out classroom knowledge at Topcon Solutions Center. When it comes to learning about automated grade control, the students in the heavy equipment operation program at West Hills Community College (WHCC) have a distinct advantage—all thanks to geography. The Coalinga, Calif., college is located less than three hours down Interstate 5 from […]

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Genie 8K Telehandler

Genie’s 8,000-pound capacity telehandler, the GTH-844B will replace the existing GTH-844 model and will be in production in the fourth quarter of 2012. The GTH-844B telehandler has a maximum lift height of 44 ft (13.4 m), with a maximum reach of 28 ft (8.5 m) and a gross lifting capacity of 8,000 lbs (3628.7 kg). […]

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Saving the Big Ships

If Emma Mærsk, the world’s biggest container vessel collided with a rock and sunk, salvors using traditional cranes would be in over their heads. To prepare for bigger lifts they’re designing new devices. Rich Habib's salvage firm Titan has been contracted to salvage the ultra-large 45,000t cruise ship Costa Concordia grounded off the coast of […]

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Terex Roadbuilding RS446D Reclaimer Stabilizer Improves Fuel Efficiency

Redesigned RS446D reclaimer/stabilizer has a 415-horsepower Tier 4-Interim diesel that improves fuel efficiency over its predecessor. Noise levels are also reduced, by 5 dB(A), to the operator’s ear. Two-stage engine drive and three-speed cutter transmission increases breakout force, Terex Roadbuilding says, and a shorter engine cowling improves line of sight. Compared to the C Series, […]

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NESCO Sales & Rentals Acquires Penske Utility Rentals

NESCO Sales and Rentals is proud to announce the acquisition of the Penske Utility Rentals fleet. The purchase will strengthen NESCO’s East Coast and Mid-Atlantic presence and provide customers access to more than 2,500 units plus a nationwide parts and service network. “Acquiring these assets further broadens NESCO’s fleet offering and expands our ability to […]

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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 Deere & Company Board of Directors announced their quarterly dividend at $.46 a share for common stock. John […]

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Terex Truck Crane Painted Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Phoenix Crane Rental, Mableton, Georgia, located just outside of Atlanta, recently painted its Terex T 340-1 truck crane pink as part of their generous sponsorship of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). In a pioneering effort within the crane industry and to help their local community, family-owned Phoenix Crane Rental will be donating a portion […]

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Cat® CG260 Generator Sets Selected to Power District Energy Projects

Caterpillar Inc. announced today that it has been selected to provide two cogeneration plants to Markham District Energy Inc. (MDE), an energy company owned by the City of Markham, Ontario, Canada. Local Cat® dealer Toromont will be supplying a CG260-12 generator set for the MDE Birchmount Energy Centre, a CG260-16 generator set for the Bur […]

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Dozers for Dummies: How to Buy a Bulldozer

The purpose of a bulldozer is to push rubble, rock and dirt, usually on a building site, a farm, a mine or a quarry. The basic parts include a tractor, an engine, a set of tracks and a blade. A bulldozer is different from a backhoe, which is used for digging. A backhoe has a […]

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Komatsu America Releases D61-23 Crawler Dozers

Komatsu America Corp. introduced its line of D61-23 crawler dozers. Using its popular D51-22 as a design starting point, Komatsu refined the dozer design to meet EPA Tier 4 Interim regulations while providing more owner- and operator-focused features, all bundled in a larger 130 to 160 HP package. komatsu wheel loader New longer track-on-ground standard (EX) […]

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