Archive | February, 2013

Visit Rock & Dirt at the 2013 Work Truck Show

Rock & Dirt and NextTruck will be exhibiting at the 2013 Work Truck Show, March 6-8, in Indianapolis, IN at the Indiana Convention Center.   With over 500,000 square feet of Vocational Trucks and Equipment, the Work Truck Show is the Largest Work Truck Event in North America.  This premier industry event features the newest products, […]

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Storage Solutions for Industrial Equipment

A vital part of maintaining the quality and longevity of all industrial equipment is storing it correctly. Improper storage of industrial equipment can lead to potentially disastrous consequences for any type of industrial equipment, which can have financial repercussions for you or your company in the event of your having to repair or replace broken […]

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ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. Fleet Zooms in Size With Purchase of 66 New Link-Belt Cranes

Major Acquisition Includes Rough Terrain, Crawler, and Truck Cranes ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. has added a total of 66 new Link-Belt cranes to its national fleet. The package deal includes 14 truck cranes, 32 rough terrain cranes, and 20 crawler cranes. Of the package and, in particular, the size of the deal, Michael […]

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"Dump Hunger" Campaign Doubles Goal, Raises Record-setting 769,462 Pounds of Food

Western States, Albertsons, Wells Fargo and Basic American Foods fill 10 dump trucks with food to support Intermountain West communities. Dump Hunger celebrated its fifth year with record-breaking results, as communities across the Intermountain West rallied with Western States, Albertsons and Wells Fargo to raise 769,462 pounds of food for local food banks. The totals […]

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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.   Komatsu has made upgrades to its PC138USLC excavator, making it the tenth model in its series. This excavator […]

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John Deere E-Series Skid Steers and Compact Track Loaders Developed Using Customers' "Brightest Ideas"

The new E-Series line of skid steer loaders and compact track loaders (CTLs) from John Deere feature enhancements and improvements that were developed after extensive input from customers. The new line includes five skid steer models and four new compact track loaders, each with Interim Tier Four or Final Tier Four engines and several improvements designed […]

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Hyster Company Unveils Certified Remanufactured Program at ProMat 2013

Hyster Company unveiled a new factory-backed certification program for remanufactured Hyster® lift trucks at ProMat 2013. Select Hyster® dealers will be authorized to offer Hyster Certified Remanufactured lift trucks, which will come with a factory-backed, one-year, 2,000-hour warranty. “Hyster Certified Remanufactured lift trucks are everything you expect a Hyster lift truck to be — tough, […]

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Genie® Telehandler Family Expands with New GTH™-1544 Prototype

Genie has broadened its family of telehandlers with the new Genie® GTH™-1544 prototype. The new 15,000 lb (6,804 kg) capacity model is the largest Genie telehandler of the product line to be announced and offers qualities owners and end users will value through outstanding reliability, durability, performance and operator comfort. Production will begin in the […]

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Keeping Your Equipment Moving

If you and your business depend on heavy equipment to get the job done on schedule then you know there are many things you cannot prevent. There will be weather delays. Delays in getting permits and on-site inspections are part of the business. Waiting for the crew doing the ‘other’ job to finish as your […]

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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 new John Deere 644K Hybrid wheel loader was showcased at a World of Concrete 2013 press event […]

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Ease of Operation and Fuel Efficiency Drive John Deere 644K Hybrid Loader

The new 644K Hybrid Wheel Loader from John Deere is now available for value-driven customers looking to lower owning and operating costs. The 644K Hybrid utilizes two sources of energy: diesel and electric. The hybrid loader captures regenerated energy as it's being created and uses it to power the machine. "John Deere is committed to delivering the […]

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DOC-Only Emissions Solution Leads Case Construction's Tier 4 Final Skid Steer Line

Case Construction Equipment announced its industry-leading line of skid steer loaders that meet the federal Tier 4 Final emission standard with upgrades to four products in its Alpha Series line. Leading the way are the popular Case SR175 and SV185 medium-frame skid steers which meet the mandate with new engine technology and a diesel oxidation […]

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