Archive | March, 2013

Hitachi Introduces Three New Zaxis Dash 5 Compact Excavators: ZX35U-5, ZX5OU-5 and ZX6OUSB-5

The ZX35U-5, ZX50U-5 and ZX60USB-5 are the newest compact excavators to join the Zaxis Dash 5 lineup by Hitachi. The cutting-edge line of compact excavators delivers the same exceptional reliability, performance and operator comfort as the preceding Dash-3 series, with numerous customer-driven enhancements. “By specializing exclusively on excavators, we took the time to listen to […]

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Construction Kings

When people think of construction companies, they look at local construction firms that build homes, lay roads and remodel kitchens. Out in the world, though, exist huge construction companies that build the cities we live in, construct giant power plants that give us light to see in the dark and channel and store water that […]

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The New Volvo SD75 Soil Compactor - High Productivity Meets Low Emissions

The new SD75 is not just a powerful, hard-working soil compactor with a Tier 4i certified engine and a host of innovative features, the SD75 is a high impact machine that boasts a low impact on the environment. When it comes to demanding compacting jobs, the new SD75 soil compactor from Volvo Construction Equipment is […]

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CAT B15 Smartphone - Built Tough Made Smart

The CAT B15 thrives on a challenge. It's made of tough stuff - hard knocks, scratches, water and dust don't bother it. It's also very smart. It runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and is loaded with features like Wi-Fi, an FM radio, media player and filer storage can be expanded using microsd cards. The 5mp […]

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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 employment is up in 34 states and Washington D.C., according to an analysis of federal data […]

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Caterpillar Landfill Customers Recognized by EPA for Innovation, Renewable Power Generation

Four Caterpillar customers were among the eight landfill gas (LFG) energy development groups honored at the Landfill Methane Outreach Program’s (LMOP) 16th Annual Conference and Project Expo sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Each was recognized for excellence in innovation and creativity, success in promoting LFG energy, and achieving both environmental and economic […]

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Case Small DV Series Double Drum Asphalt Rollers Offer Superior Maneuverability, Visibility For Maximum Productivity in Tight Spaces

Case Construction Equipment today introduced its next generation of asphalt compaction equipment with an updated line of small double drum asphalt rollers. The new DV Series — the DV23, DV26, DV36 and DV45 — combines a compact size, excellent maneuverability and visibility, with the same control features found in heavy asphalt rollers. The DV Series […]

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CAT Machines Help Build Supercross Track Thanks to the CAT Rental Store

The Avesco Cat® Rental Store provided four Cat machines to sculpt 2,800 square meters of dirt into jumps, bumps and a bridge for the 27th International Supercross Geneva indoor track. Supercross is a motorcycle racing sport involving off-road motorcycles on an artificially-made dirt track consisting of steep jumps and obstacles. Three compact track loaders and […]

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Visit Rock & Dirt at the Mid-America Trucking Show

It’s that time of the year!  Rock & Dirt is looking forward to another 3 busy days at The Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY – March 21-23.  The Rock & Dirt booth is #60208 located in the West Wing Hall of the Kentucky Expo Center; please stop by and visit with our Territory […]

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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.   A new mobile device has entered the market perfectly designed and engineered for those in the construction industry. […]

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Volvo Introduces Performance Grade Pavers - Designed for Ultra-Smooth and Precise Mat Placement

With independent travel drives, electronic traction control and powerful Volvo engines, the new P7820C ABG and P8820C ABG take steep hills and tight turns in stride. The new P8820C ABG tracked paver from Volvo Construction Equipment can pave widths up to 42.7 ft. (13 m), while the P7820C ABG paves up to 36 ft. (11 […]

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Visit Rock & Dirt at the World of Asphalt

Join us at the 2013 World of Asphalt March 19-21 in San Antonio, TX. Rock & Dirt and Rock & Dirt en Español will be demonstrating RockandDirt.com and distributing copies of both. The event is co-located with AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo in the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center.  Please stop by and visit with […]

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