Archive | April, 2013

Planning the Demolition of a Building

Often times before new building construction begins the demolition of an existing structure must take place. This is not as simple as knocking it over, breaking into pieces, and carting away. Reclamation and recycling of resources used in the existing structure, handling of hazardous materials, and environmental impact all are key considerations. Typically correct demolition […]

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Case 621F/721F Waste Handlers Feature Factory-Installed Guarding Package For Maximum Machine Protection and Uptime

CASE Construction Equipment announced its 621F and 721F wheel loader Waste Handling models, with factory-installed protective guards in 16 key coverage areas, a mid-mounted cooling module that provides special cooling and advanced air filtration components for working in concentrated dust and debris-filled environments, and heavy duty axles that support solid tires. The 621F and 721F […]

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Liebherr Mining Equipment Honored at the 2013 Saba Global Summit

On March 13, Liebherr Mining Equipment was one of a group of select companies to receive Customer and Partner Excellence Awards at the Saba Global Summit. The annual program honors organizations that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in significant business improvement or humanitarian outcomes. Among the other companies acknowledged were E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc., The […]

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Empire Power Systems Dealer Profile

R&D: Tell us about your company's history. Empire Power Systems: We have been the authorized Caterpillar dealer for Arizona, Imperial County California, and parts of Mexico for 50+ years. R&D: What type of machinery do you keep in inventory? Empire Power Systems: We stock new and used CAT Engines, Gen Sets, Etc. R&D: How does your used […]

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CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 Preview

  CONEXPO-CON/AGG will represent an immense unveiling of all the newest equipment, technology and product breakthrough in construction. From earthshaking big iron to groundbreaking innovations, it's all assembled in one place to help you work smarter. CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 -- If it's new, it's here! CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 will feature: • 2,400 exhibitors showcasing new products and […]

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MH3049 and MH3059 Material Handlers' Design Focuses on Operator Safety, Structural Strength, Hydraulic Power, Fuel Efficiency, and Serviceability

With an operating weight of 111,000 pounds (50,349 kg), the MH3049 is the first of several new wheeled material handlers that Caterpillar will introduce in the greater-than-25-tons class. Coming immediately behind the MH3049 is the new MH3059 at an operating weight of 130,000 pounds (58,967 kg).  The new Cat material handlers are purpose-built to work […]

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Protection You Can Count On From CASE

CASE understands that the scrap recycling market is demanding and requires special tools to protect your equipment from damage.  That's why they developed a custom guard package to keep your skid steer running strong, just like you.  Stop by their booth this week at the ISRI (Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries) show in Orlando, Florida […]

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Volvo CE Inaugurates $100 Million North American Expansion

A major investment program at Volvo CE’s Shippensburg production hub sees the first US-built wheel loaders roll off a new assembly line, as well as the inauguration of a new Americas headquarters building. On March 21, 2013, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) cut the ribbon on its $100 million expansion program at its Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, […]

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Call 811 Before You Dig

April is National Safe Digging Month, and John Deere is a proud supporter and promoter of this important safety awareness program. For more information, visit the Call 811 website. John Deere is a proud sponsor of the Common Ground Alliance and their efforts to raise awareness of 811 and promote safe digging. Though awareness and use of […]

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Celebrating 50 Years of the 988 Wheel Loader

The first production 988 articulated-steering wheel loader rolled off the line in 1963. The 5 cubic yard loader was powered by a six-cylinder Cat® D343 diesel. Initially, it was rated at 300 flywheel-horsepower, but this increased to 325 flywheel-horsepower in 1968. At this time, rock bucket capacity also grew to 6 cubic yards. Since the […]

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New Volvo P7110 and P7170 Pavers Provide Industry-Leading Precision

New Volvo pavers — tracked P7110 or wheeled P7170 — provide operators with maximum versatility to suit the needs of any job; delivering the power, precision and quality that highway paving contractors demand. Volvo pavers are known for their high-quality output, and the new P7000 series pavers — born from the Blaw-Knox legacy — are […]

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Construction Seeing Increase in Paperless Job Sites

With workflow software and electronic document management solutions readily available, construction executives are now empowered to do more with technology on work sites than ever have before. Devices such as tablets and smartphones have made operations easier on construction professionals. The right technology can provide many benefits and aid in green construction initiatives. Automation With […]

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