Archive | November, 2013

Rolling Out Concrete Plans with Volvo

Tennessee based highway contractor, Robert Smith Inc., recently laid more than 49,000 m2 of compacted concrete at a Jack Daniels distillery site. The official nickname for Chattanooga in the USA is the Scenic City – reinforced by the city’s growing reputation as a haven for all kinds of outdoor activity. It’s surrounded by various mountains, […]

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Revolutionary Steering Tech Promises Increased Fuel Economy and Equipment Efficiency

Heavy equipment hydraulic systems are in need of an update Ever since Joseph Bramah patented the hydraulic press in 1795, little has changed in terms of the fundamentals of hydraulic machinery. The basic premise is simple – hydraulic fluid is pumped through steel tubes or flexible rubber hoses by a motor. This fluid then acts […]

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Construction - Just How Expensive is It?

Before a construction firm will take on a project, a lot of time will be invested into the cost and budget of the work. This is because many projects can very easily go over-budget if contractors/suppliers are brought into the equation as well as other environmental factors that can affect budget along the way. If […]

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Wheel Loader Maintenance Tips

Have you checked out Caterpillar Inc.'s YouTube Channel? We found some great videos about Wheel Loader Maintenance and Inspections: Daily Walk Around - Walk around inspection guidelines for the Wheel Loader.   Linkage & Pins Lubrication Tips - Understanding Linkage & Pins lubrication.   Ground Engaging Tools - Ground Engaging Tools and when to maintain.   […]

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How to Build Safety Commitment in the Workplace

Workers’ safety is among the top priorities on every company’s itinerary, but listing safety standards is only half the battle. Employees must be encouraged to commit to these guidelines and to feel accountable when they are broken. Although punishing workers for not following safety rules will reduce the likelihood of the same incident happening again, […]

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Domestic Construction Spending Hits Four-Year High

Private building and energy industry construction is big – public works is not A study known as the ”value of construction put in place survey” provides a monthly estimate of the total dollar value of construction work done across the U.S. This survey includes construction activities completed each month on new structures or improvements to […]

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Caterpillar Adds New B-Series Utility Compactors to the Paving Products Machine Family

Customers expect Cat® Paving Products to continually raise the bar in performance, productivity, comfort, safety and serviceability. The company has met those expectations with the new B-series line of Utility Compactors. The new CB22B, CB24B, CB24B XT, CB32B, CB34B, CB34B XW, CC24B and CC34B feature key enhancements that will help contractors achieve compaction more efficiently […]

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Home Construction Accelerates, According To Government Data Sources

Permits for single family homes rise as a rebounding economy drives new home builds Often an indicator of the health of the national economy, new housing starts have been closely analyzed over the past five years. From 2008 on, the US economy and the construction sector have been witnessing a dramatic slowdown that has choked […]

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Rotobec is Proud to Announce the Release of Their First Line of Construction Breakers - Available in Both a Monoblock and Tie-Rod Configuration

Monoblock RCB Construction Breaker The Monoblock breakers are built without tie-rods for exceptional reliability. There are 8 models available to fit excavators ranging from 0.08-15 tons. The monoblock design features a robust assembly, low maintenance, and easy access components for easy maintenance. Monoblock breakers also feature a unique and patented polyurethane jacket, designed to reduce […]

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New CASE CX75C SR and CX80C Mid-Sized Excavators

CASE Construction Equipment launched the new CX75C SR and CX80C mid-sized excavators – two new models designed to bring the power and performance of a full-sized excavator into a smaller package for improved jobsite accessibility and convenience. Both machines offer a first-in-class Tier 4 Final engine solution featuring a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)-only Cooled Exhaust […]

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Hydraulic Excavator Maintenance Tips

Have you checked out Caterpillar Inc.'s YouTube Channel? We found some great videos about Hydraulic Excavator Maintenance and Inspections: Daily Walk Around - Walk around inspection guidelines for the Hydraulic Excavator.   Swing Bearing & Swing Gear Maintenance - Learn how to maintain the swing bearing and swing gear on your hydraulic excavator.   Undercarriage Tips […]

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Hercules Appointed Bulldog Master Distributor

Hercules Sealing Products is pleased to be appointed as the Authorized Master Distributor of Bulldog® Engine Gasket products for the United States and Latin America. Hercules now stocks and maintains a large inventory of Bulldog® gasket and transmission products. Gasket sealing products such as head gaskets, pan gaskets, front and rear cover gaskets, crank shaft […]

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