Archive | 2013

CAT K Series Small Wheel Loaders Feature New Engine, Hydrostatic Drive and Redesigned Loader Linkage

The new Cat® K Series Small Wheel Loaders—924K, 930K and 938K—are completely redesigned, incorporating a new engine that meets emission standards equivalent to EU Stage IIIA and U.S. EPA Tier 3 standards and significant new features that deliver enhanced performance, fuel efficiency and operator comfort. Among the new features are an efficient electronically controlled hydrostatic […]

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Komatsu America’s Complimentary Maintenance Program Komatsu CARE Celebrates Milestone

Komatsu America Corp. and its distributor Power Motive Corporation celebrated the completion of Komatsu CARE®’s 10,000th service interval. Komatsu America pioneered the construction industry’s complimentary maintenance programs for its Tier 4 machines with launch of Komatsu CARE in 2011. Whether the equipment is leased or owned, Komatsu CARE covers all factory-scheduled maintenance intervals on Tier […]

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J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers Hires New Territory Manager

J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers, a leading manufacturer of dump bodies, trailers, oil and gasfield equipment, and custom transportation solutions, today announced the appointment of Harold I. Berg as Mid-Atlantic Territory Manager. In this capacity, Harold will be responsible for supporting and developing J&J’s customer base and brand awareness in Maryland, Virginia, and the DC […]

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Tips for Prepping Skid-Steer Loaders for a Winter Workout from Bobcat

Though construction slows in colder climates when the temperature dips, winter is when municipalities located in the snow belt start refocusing their skid-steer loaders toward a different kind of workout. To ensure equipment stays in peak operating condition, equipment managers must begin thinking about winterizing their compact equipment as soon as the first leaves hit […]

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New E-Series CAT Hammers Combine Design Simplicity with Advanced Features to Enhance Performance, Durability, Ease of Use, Serviceability

Ten new Cat® E-Series hammers - designed for use with mini excavators, skid-steer loaders and backhoe loaders - are available in both "silenced" and side-plate versions. Four sizes - H35, H45, H55 and H65 - are offered in two mounting configurations for installation on both Caterpillar and competitive carriers. Silenced hammers, identified with "s" in […]

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Kenneth Bowyer of ALL Crane Florida Wins Annual Crane Rodeo Competition

The ALL Family of Companies is proud to announce that Kenneth Bowyer, a crane operator from ALL Crane Rental of Florida, LLC, won the 2013 Regional Crane Rodeo competition, held in Orlando, Florida, on November 9. The rodeo, hosted by The Crane Institute of America and The Florida Crane Owner’s Council, is now in its […]

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Rock & Dirt's Annual Auction Results, Market Trends and Evaluations Book

Rock & Dirt’s annual Auction Results, Market Trends and Evaluations book is widely distributed at the Florida Auctions in February, mailed to the highest volume buyers in the United States, sent to dealers that advertise in Rock & Dirt / RockandDirt.com, and will be distributed at ConExpo in Las Vegas - March 2014.  This book has a long “shelf […]

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Innovative 3-D Facility Lets CAT Engineers Enter a Virtual World

The Tech Center has been CAT’s engineering hub for over fifty years Mossville, Illinois is a rather unassuming location for one of the most advanced engineering facilities in the country. The Tech Center, located in Peoria County in the town of Mossville, has been Caterpillar’s (CAT) research and development hub for over fifty years. Originally […]

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Tips for Skid Steer Winterization from CASE

Cold weather does funny things to construction equipment. If you plan to operate your skid steer throughout the winter, here are a few tips to keep in mind when preparing for cold weather. Starting in Cold Weather There are many cold starting options for skid steers, including glow plugs, block heaters, grid heaters, and starting […]

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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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