Archive | December, 2013

4 Tips to Operating a Forklift Safely

Safety is a vital priority to companies that own forklifts. It is vitally important to have a consistent, well-communicated safety plan in place for all those who operate forklifts. You may not be able to eliminate every accident, but you can limit your liability and the costs of unexpected repair and maintenance when your forklift […]

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Construction Spending Reaches New Highs as Unemployment Rate Drops Again

Unemployment is down while construction spending is up - music to the ears of those involved in the construction field The past six years have been pretty irregular in the construction field. The spring of 2008 caught many residential builders off guard - evidenced by the photos of rows of unfinished houses that were started […]

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NICB Reports That Heavy Equipment Thefts Are Down Since 2008

A 19% reduction in heavy equipment thefts points to better site management and more security-conscious operators The NICB (National Insurance Crime Bureau) and the NER (National Equipment Registry) have partnered up to examine data that has been collected and disseminated by the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) related to heavy equipment theft over the past […]

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Rock & Dirt 2014 Media Kit

 Rock & Dirt releases their 2014 Media Kit with no rate increase.  Your ad budget works harder with Rock & Dirt because our value is constantly increasing.  Every month, each copy of Rock & Dirt is mailed to the most qualified, credit-worthy, and active buyers.   At RockandDirt.com, intensive search engine optimization (SEO) efforts, as well as […]

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Kevin Teets Joins Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc.

Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Kevin Teets as Territory Sales Representative and Auctioneer.  Mr. Teets is a graduate of the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, a member of the NAA, WVAA, PAA, OAA and is licensed in multiple states as an auctioneer.  He was a Top 15 finalist in […]

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Komatsu’s Feature-Rich KOMTRAX Mobile App Revolutionizes Asset Monitoring

Komatsu America Corp. introduces a feature-rich mobile App that allows owners to see critical machine information from the KOMTRAX® fleet monitoring system on their Apple® or AndroidTM smart phones or tablet devices. Building on the past decade of Komatsu’s KOMTRAX technology, the new KOMTRAX App gives owners access to this critical information anytime and anywhere […]

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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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Komatsu America Corp. Introduces Its Newest EPA Tier 4 Interim Excavator, the PC170LC-10

Komatsu America Corp.’s PC170LC-10 excavator is the newest addition to its dash-10 series. With operating weights ranging from 38,100-41,600 lbs., the PC170LC-10 provides improved performance with up to 5% more lift capacity with the standard counterweight, while an optional heavier counterweight provides up to 15% more lift capacity when compared to the previous model PC160LC-8. […]

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Crane Operators Put Skills To The Test At Heavy Equipment Rodeo In Washington State

Crane operators must be tough - the heavy equipment rodeo shows who is toughest! When heavy equipment operators want to prove how skilled they are at their jobs, they may elect to compete in a heavy equipment rodeo. These gatherings bring together the best and brightest machine operators on one course and put them through […]

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Caterpillar Introduces M Series 966 and 972 Wheel Loaders and Offers Both Equipped with XE Advanced Powertrain

The new 966M, 966M XE, 972M and 972M XE Wheel Loaders have US EPA Tier 4 Final ACERT™ engines equipped with a combination of proven electronic, fuel, air and aftertreatment components.  Applying proven technologies systematically and strategically lets us meet our customers’ high expectations for productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability and service life. Deep system integration […]

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CAT MP318 & MP324 Multi-Processor - The New Performance Standard

Caterpillar Work Tools, the leading provider of wheel loader and excavator attachments, is introducing a new generation of Multi-Processors for Cat® hydraulic excavators. Caterpillar’s Multi-Processor MP318 and MP324 can handle virtually any demolition job simply by using the basic housing and a choice of up to six available jaw sets. Other models will be added […]

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John Deere Updates Motor Graders to Meet Final Tier 4 Emission Standards

John Deere's best-selling G-Series Motor Graders now meet Final Tier 4 emissions standards with the implementation of a John Deere PowerTech™ EPA Final Tier 4/EU Stage IV engine. The engine update also allowed engineers to implement several customer-inspired ideas to better meet the needs of today's operator. "Updating the G-Series engines to Final Tier 4 allotted us […]

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