Archive | November, 2012

First Full Fleet of Cat Branded Underground Coal Mining Equipment Goes to Work at Armstrong Coal in Kentucky

The first full fleet of Cat® branded room-and-pillar coal mining equipment is being installed by Armstrong Coal in conjunction with the opening of its new underground mine at Lewis Creek in Kentucky. The mining company, a subsidiary of Armstrong Energy, purchased 24 machines from Cat dealer Whayne Supply following the dealership’s acquisition of the former […]

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Hitachi's Zaxis 470, 670, 870 Dash-5 Excavators Named to Equipment Today Contractors' Top 50 New Products for 2012

Equipment Today, an equipment magazine serving commercial construction contractors, has selected Hitachi’s Zaxis 470, 670 and 870Dash-5 excavators as three of the game‐changing new construction products of 2012. The excavators were chosen as an award winner for the Contractors’ Top 50 New Products based on inquiries, page views and online voting by readers of Equipment […]

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Best Line Equipment Deploys Units to Assist in Emergency Relief Efforts and Presidental Election Voting

Best Line Equipment deployed several truckloads of equipment to New York and New Jersey to aid emergency relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. According to Adam Houseknecht, General Manager of Operations at Best Line Equipment, “Since this is the first time the bay has connected with the ocean on Staten Island, this disaster was […]

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Ditch Witch Vacuum Excavator Family Expands

The Charles Machine Works (CMW®), Inc., manufacturer of Ditch Witch® underground construction equipment, announces the release of its latest vacuum excavator: the Ditch Witch FX50. Ditch Witch vacuum excavators are designed for a wide range of cleanup and soft excavation tasks. Municipalities and construction crews utilize the exceptional suction power and water pressure of Ditch Witch […]

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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.   As a result of the recession over the past few years, the construction industry in the United States […]

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