Archive | September, 2013

Federal Contractors Facing New Hiring Rules in 2014

Veterans and Those With Disabilities - at the Forefront Of New Legislation As defined by United States’ code – a federal contractor is any person who enters into a contract with the United States or any department or agency thereof for the rendition of personal services and whose compensation is paid in whole or in […]

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Print
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • RSS
Read more

While Many Are Unemployed In America - Construction Jobs Are Available

Construction Begins To Ramp Up – But Where Have All The Workers Gone? While multi-family, single family, and commercial builders have all begun to see increased traction in recent quarters, construction companies are finding that the pool of talent in which to select from has, to an extent, dried up. Single and multi family builders […]

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Print
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • RSS
Read more

JLG LiftPod Named 2013 Money-Saving Product

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a global leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, today announced that “BUILDINGS” magazine has selected the LiftPod® FS60 personal portable lift as a 2013 Money-Saving Product winner. The LiftPod FS60 is part of an elite group of 53 products showcased in the […]

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Print
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • RSS
Read more

Kenworth Showcased Vocational Product Offering at NTEA New Model Truck Product Conference

Kenworth Truck Company offered the latest information on its quality work trucks to leading body builders during NTEA's New Model Truck Product Conference Sept. 10-12 at the Adoba Hotel in Dearborn, Mich. The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) sponsored the show, which gives invited body builders an opportunity to preview new model chassis. "Kenworth exhibited […]

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Print
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • RSS
Read more

Rock & Dirt at the ICUEE – The Demo Expo

Stop and see Rock & Dirt at the ICUEE Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY – October 1st thru October 3rd.   ICUEE – The Demo Expo, is the exposition for hands-on demonstrations of construction and utility equipment.  Rock & Dirt will be distributing copies of the Rock & Dirt publications and demonstrating […]

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Print
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • RSS
Read more

Nine Tips for Better Excavator Maintenance

Tip 1: Use high-grade oil Maintaining proper oil change intervals per the manufacturer’s recommendation is basic to excavator performance and life. Engine oils, particularly those with additives, can break down under high duty-cycles. The newer Tier 4 engines with exhaust gas recirculation and anti-pollution equipment require higher-grade oils. Engine oil is no place to save […]

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Print
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • RSS
Read more

CAT 836K Landfill Compactor Designed with Operator Comfort and Safety, Durable Performance, and Serviceability in Mind

The new 562 gross horsepower (419 kW) Cat® 836K landfill compactor has more than 20 years of Caterpillar expertise in this demanding application already built in. Field-proven components with a history of durable reliability, ease of service, and an ergonomic environment that ensures the operator's health, productivity and safety are all standard features. The 836K […]

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Print
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • RSS
Read more

Ditch Witch PowerHouse™ HD Dirt Housings Released

The Ditch Witch organization has combined the best proven features of its current dirt housings with new, performance-enhancing benefits to create the innovative PowerHouse™ HD dirt housing line, the most advanced, durable and productive housings on the market today. Heavy-duty PowerHouse HD dirt housings are exceptionally strong and offer extended battery life, patented electronic protection, […]

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Print
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • RSS
Read more

Volvo Small-Wonder ECR25D Short Swing Radius Excavator Gets Up Close & Personal

Not only is the new ECR25D short swing radius compact excavator easy to maneuver and transport, it packs the breakout and tearout forces of a much larger machine — with an engine designed for powerful performance, excellent fuel economy and low emissions. It might be small, but the ECR25D compact excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment […]

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Print
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • RSS
Read more

Caterpillar Adds AP300D Paver to the Paving Product Family

Caterpillar announces the addition of the AP300D paver to its paving products family. Many integrated features make this paver extremely productive for paving parking lots, urban streets, cycle and walking paths, trenches, narrow shoulders, as well as other small and medium job sites. Contractors will appreciate the new hydrostatic drive system that delivers tight turning […]

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Print
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • RSS
Read more

CASE Introduces New Products At ICUEE 2013

CASE Construction Equipment will introduce new products and provide equipment demonstration opportunities at ICUEE 2013, held in Louisville, Kentucky October 1-3. ICUEE — the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition — provides contractors and utilities with one of the most extensive equipment demonstration venues in the construction industry. The CASE demonstration (outdoor booth K277) will […]

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Print
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • RSS
Read more

Pitts Trailers Launches New Website!

Pitts Trailers®, one of the heavy-duty industry’s leading trailer manufacturers, announced the recent launch of a new improved website. Pitts Trailers’ new website will go live on September 23, 2013. It has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing customers, dealers, and visitors to access detailed product […]

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Print
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • RSS
Read more