Archive | December, 2015

End-of-Year Equipment Considerations from CASE

Work may slow down this time of year for contractors in northern climates, while others transition to seasonal work that keeps them busy throughout the winter. And if the ground isn’t frozen and the weather holds out, construction season is a year-round event.   Regardless of climate, the end of the year and the holidays bring […]

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K-Tec Innovates New Pusher Block Tractor Accessory

K-Tec Earthmovers announce a Pusher Block that turns a 400+HP Tractor into a fast moving dozer! K-Tec Earthmovers have released a new accessory for 400+HP Tractors involved in earthmoving operations. The Pusher Block system replaces the front suitcase weights on the tractor, offering more weight in the front of the unit for a balanced weight […]

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Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. Promotes Jeff Weller to Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President

Kirby-Smith is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Weller to the position of Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President effective immediately.  He will report directly to Ed Kirby, President, Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. As Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President, Weller will have overall strategic and operational responsibility and will provide leadership and […]

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John Deere Adds Nursery Fork to Worksite Pro™ Attachments Lineup

Operators can tackle a variety of material-handling tasks with the new John Deere Nursery Fork attachment. The Nursery Fork (NF44) is the latest addition to the ever-expanding lineup of Worksite Pro™ attachments and is optimized to work with select John Deere E- and D-Series skid steers, compact track loaders (CTLs) and most competitive models. The […]

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The ALL Family of Companies Adds 5 New Cranes to Expand North American Fleet

The ALL Family of Companies announced it has closed the deal on four (4) Link-Belt rough-terrain cranes and one (1) Grove all-terrain crane, growing its fleet to meet customer demand in several geographic markets. The Link-Belt RTs, in a range of lifting capacities, will go to ALL branches in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. The Grove […]

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Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. Names New VP of Product Support

Kirby-Smith is excited to announce the hiring of Tom Montgomery as the new Vice President of Product Support. As VP of Product Support, Montgomery will be responsible for the growth and profitability of Kirby-Smith’s Parts and Service business - balancing strategic collaboration with other executives and the management team, to develop company goals and objectives. […]

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Ed Malzahn, Ditch Witch Founder and Industry Icon, Dies at 94

The Ditch Witch family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of the company’s founder and industry icon Ed Malzahn on Friday. He was 94. Malzahn changed the way the world’s utility infrastructure is installed and maintained when he launched the first service line trencher, the Ditch Witch model DWP in 1949 from a small […]

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CASE Adds Two New Excavators to D Series Lineup

CASE Construction Equipment has introduced two new crawler excavators to its D Series lineup: the CX130D and CX160D. These new models are designed to provide significant operational gains, including cycle times up to 5 percent faster, improved responsiveness and multifunctional controls, and up to 8 percent greater fuel efficiency. The CX130D and CX160D’s new electronically […]

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Bobcat Company Introduces New and Improved Compact Track Loader Undercarriages

New solid-mount and optional Roller Suspension™ system undercarriages are available for select Bobcat® compact track loaders, including the T550, T590, T630, T650, T740, T750 and T770. Superior ride quality Dual-flange front idlers now ride on the rubber track’s roller way. These new front idlers, along with wider rollers, help reduce vibration to improve operator comfort […]

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Rock & Dirt's 2015 Top Construction Themed Gifts for Adults

Here is our list in no particular order: CAT S40 Smartphone Features of the CAT S40 Smartphone include: drop proof up to 1.8 meters; water, dust and shock proof; super bright display; enhanced audio; large capacity battery; Gorilla glass 4 screen; Glove-on working technology; wet-finger tracking technology; IP68 and MIL-SPEC 810g. Check it out at […]

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New Hitachi Fuel Advantage Program Designed to Improve Operational Efficiency

Hitachi is building upon its suite of technology solutions and leveraging dealers’ consultation capabilities with the introduction of the Hitachi Fuel Advantage program. Eligible on 23 pieces of Hitachi construction equipment, the program features fuel consumption commitments, quarterly reports designed to help contractors improve efficiency, and an incentive to utilize the Hitachi dealer as a […]

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Earthmoving & Construction Machinery: Out of the Crisis in Two Years' Time

The Observatory of national and world market trends for the next two years was outlined yesterday at Veronafiere during the first edition of SaMoTer Day, a training and guidance event focusing on opportunities and trends in the building and construction machinery market. The earth moving machinery market can expect the recovery to start in 2016. […]

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