Archive | September, 2012

Extendable Arm Option for Bobcat M-Series E42, E45 and E55 Compact Excavators

Bobcat offers an extendable arm option for the M-Series E42, E45 and E55 compact excavators. Models E42 and E45 excavators with the option feature a 24-inch range of motion with maximum dig depths of 12 feet 6 inches and 12 feet 10 inches, respectively. The Bobcat E55 excavator with extendable-arm option has a 30-inch range […]

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Meet the Winner of Caterpillar's Contest - "Your name would look great on our car!"

Congratulations to Caterpillar's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car contest winners! They'll be receiving six tickets to the Bank of America 500 to see their company name in person on the Caterpillar No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup car! Source: http://workshop.catdealer.com/win-prizes/race

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SR 99 Tunnel Boring Machine

The Washington State Department of Transportation has released photos of the world's largest-diameter tunnel boring machine -- five stories tall -- being built in Japan, which will be used to dig the new State Route 99 Tunnel that will replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. The machine is being built by Hitachi Zosen, a company that specializes […]

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Test Drive Heavy Equipment at Hawthorne CAT

For companies looking to buy heavy equipment, it is important to get up close to the big machines, see them in action and look under the hood. The Hawaii division of Hawthorne CAT lets its clients do all that, but sometimes goes a step further by flying customers to the plants where the equipment is […]

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Case Sponsors 2012 National Gas Rodeo

Case Construction Equipment recently announced its premier sponsorship of the 19th Annual National Gas Rodeo. Since 2007, Case has been the exclusive provider of loader/backhoes and compact excavators for the event, which showcases preferred safety practices and efficient use of equipment in natural gas installations. The competition will be held Sept. 15 in Fairview Heights, […]

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Kobelco's Kentucky Lift

Sterett Crane and Rigging of Owensboro, Kentucky, USA carried out reconstruction on a local bridge that had been hit by a cargo boat. The firm used a Kobelco SL4500R, with a lifting capacity of 450t, mounted on a barge to lift a 300t bridge span section. It did a tandem lift with another 600t crawler […]

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Americ Machinery and bidadoo Auctions Announce New Online Equipment Auction – “Quantos Auctions”

bidadoo Auctions has entered into a partnership with Americ Machinery Corp., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, along with other Mitsubishi subsidiaries, and long-time bidadoo customers Nikken and NDT, to create and launch Quantos Auctions – www.quantosauctions.com – a new online auction site to sell and remarket equipment to global buyers. bidadoo – www.bidadoo.com -- is […]

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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. Congratulations to Lance Jordan, the most recent recipient of the prestigious “Contractor of the Year” award given out by […]

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The New Komatsu PC210LC-10

Komatsu has introduced an all new version of its mid-20 tonne range machine, the PC210LC-10, that it claims offers greater lifting power, lower fuel consumption and an improved operator environment. In addition, improved serviceability and efficiency combine to maximise productivity and reduce operating costs. Available in weights up to 23.5 tonnes, depending on specification, the […]

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Lowboy Trailer: Built to Haul

Throughout its life, the lowboy trailer—also known as a drop-deck trailer— has proven itself to be a valuable asset to trucking firms, and a common part of every heavy equipment hauler’s apparatus. The three most noteworthy aspects of this invaluable trailer are its design, multiple configurations, and low weight. Typically, every piece of machinery presents […]

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