Archive | 2012

JCB RTFL 950 Rough Terrain Forklift

When you need high mobility and high lift, there's only one type of machine for the job - a JCB Rough Terrain Forklift. We engineered the entire line with durability, productivity and safety in mind - giving you the confidence to work in the roughest environments. Lift Capacity (lbs) 10,000 Gross Power (hp) 84 Max […]

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Komatsu America Corp. Launches New WA470-7 Wheel Loader

Komatsu America Corp. introduces the WA470-7 wheel loader. With a net horsepower of 272 hp (203 kW), the WA470-7 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D125E-6 engine and is EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage 3B emission certified. Built upon a proven Tier 3 engine platform, Komatsu has leveraged its leadership in technology and innovation […]

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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.   Construction Equipment named their top 100 products of 2012, with categories ranging from drilling & trenching and trucking […]

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Multiquip Showcases H2G EarthSmart™ Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Powered Generator

Multiquip, a diverse manufacturer and supplier of world class quality products and solutions, unveiled a prototype of the MQ H2G EarthSmart™ Hydrogen fuel-cell powered Generator (H2G). “Multiquip is leading the way in utilizing hydrogen fuel cell technology,” said Torsten Erbel, vice president product management, engineering and customer support for Multiquip. “Building on the technological momentum […]

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Bobcat Launches New Loaders with Industry-Leading Features in Most Popular Size Class

Bobcat Company has introduced the 500 frame-size skid-steer and compact track loaders. The seven new medium-size machines make up the most popular size class in the Bobcat,® loader family and provide operators with extensive feature upgrades, including increased visibility, a more comfortable cab and easier serviceability to maximize jobsite efficiency. All seven models began limited […]

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Constructive Eating

Dishwasher and microwave safe, the Construction Plate features food ramps and dividers. Easy grip flatware includes forklift fork, front loader spoon and bulldozer pusher. Placemat features a construction “worksite” illustration.               Source: http://www.dailygrommet.com/products/286-constructive-eating-kids-eating-utensils

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Rock & Dirt's Holiday Sweepstakes

Rock & Dirt's Holiday Sweepstakes will run December 5th - 28th, 2012. Two lucky Grand Prize Winners will receive their choice of a $100 Lowe's or $100 Home Depot Gift Card and a Rock & Dirt Prize Pack. Ten other lucky winners will receive a Rock & Dirt Cap. Entering is as easy as 1-2-3! […]

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Construction Equipment Deconstructed: Analyzing The Industry's Top Brands by Rock & Dirt (INFOGRAPHIC)

Big construction equipment brands like, John Deere, Caterpillar and Komatsu are well-known by our society, but which brand is best? Our infographic, “Construction Equipment Deconstructed: Analyzing the Industry’s Top Brands” compares the most popular heavy-duty equipment and machinery used today. The results might surprise you. For example, one brand absolutely dominates in the categories we […]

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Case 590 Super N Loader Backhoe

The 590 Super N is the largest of the Case loader backhoes.  It focuses on productivity at every level, featuring ample power at both ends of the machine. With some of the best comfort features in the industry, such as the side lighting and optimum airflow, this reliable machine can operate all day and night. […]

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John Deere 764 HSD High-Speed Dozer

Accelerated productivity standard, racing stripes optional. Feeling the need for speed? Get a 764 High-Speed Dozer. This one-of-a-kind machine finish-grades and dozes up to twice as fast as a traditional crawler. Articulated-frame steering and purpose-built four-track oscillating undercarriage make it highly maneuverable. Long-life rubber tracks enable it to traverse hard surfaces such as concrete without […]

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Badger 470TM Telescoping Boom Excavator

The new highway-speed 470TM Telescoping Boom Excavator delivers the mobility, versatility and efficiency of today’s municipalities demand. Compared to a wheeled excavator, the 470TM can cut work time and man hours by more than 75%. It can be driven to the job site at highway speed by a single operator, eliminating the need for a […]

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Volvo CE Achieves Worldwide Certification

Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) efforts have been recognized with the industry’s first worldwide certification for ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environmental care) and OHSAS 18001 (occupational health & safety). In what is a first in the construction industry, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has achieved a worldwide certification complying with ISO 9001 (quality), ISO […]

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