Archive | March, 2013

Western Star Introduces 4700SB All-Wheel Drive Model

Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. introduced its new 4700 set-back all-wheel drive truck. Now available to order, the Western Star 4700SB AWD is ideal for construction and utility applications requiring a lightweight truck with rugged, off-road traction. The new model, equipped with a Terex Utilities Digger Derrick, was on display at the 2013 Work Truck […]

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50G and 60G Strengthen John Deere Compact Excavator Line

The John Deere 50G and 60G Compact Excavators are the newest models to join the G-Series line after the introduction of the 35G at World of Concrete 2013. The 50G and 60G units feature a wide variety of improvements, many of which affect the cab design to improve visibility, operator comfort and thus productivity. These new models […]

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Bobcat Company Launches New 3600 and 3650 Utility Vehicles with Industry-Leading Features and Capabilities

Bobcat Company, a leader in compact equipment, is breaking new ground in the utility vehicle market with superior performance and productivity with the new 3600 and 3650 hydrostatic drive utility vehicles. Continuing a rich tradition of customer-driven advancements, the 3650 model will take attachment capabilities to a new level as the industry’s first utility vehicle […]

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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 Takeuchi TB1140 Series 2 excavator now has a Tier 4-Interim engine with an Isuzu 3-liter using CEGR […]

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Tesmec USA to Introduce Its New Line of Multipurpose Excavators: The GALLMAC

Tesmec USA, Inc. and its parent company, The Tesmec Group, are proud to announce that Tesmec USA, Inc. will begin to distribute the GALLMAC product line in the North American and Caribbean markets, effective January 1, 2013. Tesmec USA, Inc. is located in Alvarado, Texas and has been in operation since 1984, primarily in the […]

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Volvo Takes Demolition to New Heights with New High-Reach Excavator

Demolition is one of the most demanding lines of work in the industry. Volvo Construction Equipment is helping customers gain more reach, power and control with its newest high-reach demolition-model excavator — the EC700CHR. Volvo Construction Equipment now offers three high-reach (HR) excavators with available boom heights ranging from 69-105 ft. (21-32 m). The newest […]

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John Deere Produces 250,000th Backhoe

The John Deere Construction & Forestry Division marks a production milestone with the completion of its 250,000th backhoe loader at the Dubuque Works factory. The model 310SK backhoe loader was purchased by Phoenix-based NPL Construction Co., who took delivery of the machine at a special ceremony at the Dubuque Works facility. "Backhoes have been a key […]

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Genie® ZX™-135/70 Articulating Boom Lift Offers Significant Redesign and Improvements

One of the best Genie® products just got better with the introduction today of the new Genie® ZX™-135/70 articulating boom. The 135 ft (41 m) boom has been significantly redesigned, with important improvements in reliability, performance, operator features and serviceability. The Genie ZX-135/70 is already in production and available for purchase in all worldwide markets. […]

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Liebherr Expansion Projects for Manufacturing Program of Mining Trucks

In order to increase production capacity, the facilities in Newport News, VA (USA) are undergoing a major renovation. Between 2012 and 2015 a $45.4 million (€34.1 million) investment will be made in order to expand the factory, warehouse, and office space. The choice to expand is a direct result of Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News […]

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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.   According to an analysis of federal data from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the price of […]

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Volvo Ocean Race Will Make Three Stops in the Americas

Three Volvo Ocean Race stopovers are announced for the Americas: one in the US and two in Brazil. The stopovers are an excellent opportunity to strengthen the Volvo brand with existing partners and develop new relationships. The Volvo Ocean Race is widely regarded as the world's leading offshore professional sailing event and one of the […]

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