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Efficiency and Worker Safety Prompt Revolutionary Invention

The Issue in the Bakken Towing and pulling has long been a mainstay in any industry that utilizes heavy equipment. With the recent oil and gas boom, specifically in the Bakken, heavy equipment has flooded the region. Infrastructure, such as roads and bridges, was not prepared for the drastic increases in drilling traffic, forcing heavy […]

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Big Bucks for Big Equipment

Heavy equipment auctions are a large industry which include many factors designed for buyers and sellers both online and on location. Preparation is very important as you have to know the prices of the equipment, be able to research the market efficiently and use your budget wisely. What you need are qualified mechanics to inspect […]

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Advanced Technologies Improving The Construction Industry

Technology is not just for offices — advancements in technology are ready to help you in your construction business. Look at some of these top technology improvements that will increase your productivity and profits. Planning and scheduling Creating a schedule and maintaining it is one of the biggest headaches you face in the construction industry. […]

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The Green Trends Redefining Heavy Construction Equipment (And Why You Should Care)

Every industry is trying to go green to protect the environment and save money. Some are even making changes to take advantage of government tax breaks or other benefits that may come with becoming more energy efficient. The whole green movement may seem like it is on opposite ends of the spectrum from the constructions […]

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Liebherr R 996 Transportation Sets Record For Largest Excavator Moved

A focused team of workers, along with six trucks, accomplished the daunting task of transporting a fully assembled Liebherr R 996 B hydraulic excavator from one mine site to its new home - making this the largest excavator ever moved in the history of Australia. To set this new record, workers used six Prime mover […]

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Cranes – Integral Part of the Construction Industry

Cranes are extremely valuable assets in the construction industry as they simplify working with construction materials and heavy equipments. A crane is basically a lifting machine, which works with the help of cables and pulleys. Cranes have drastically made things easy for workers on the construction site since without these machines, lifting, unloading and loading […]

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7 Ways Steel is Used in Everyday Life

97% of produced steel is reusable.  Steel is used in cars, homes, bridges and a trove of durable, lasting everyday products.  Steel makes immediate projects safer, so in many cases, failures or deconstructions warrant the resolution of steel implementation. In ’89, San Francisco’s Bay Bridge was severely damaged following an earthquake.  Engineers devised a plan, […]

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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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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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Heavy Equipment Fuel System Maintenance Tips from CASE

Maintaining the fuel systems of your heavy equipment fleet isn’t difficult, per se, but performance and engine health can be adversely affected if not done properly. Much of it comes down to preventive measures related to fuel selection and storage. Cleanliness is critical as the high speeds and pressures of today’s Tier 4 engines with […]

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