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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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Operation of Cranes –Precautions and Safety Measures to be Taken

Heavy equipment like cranes must be handled with utmost care and caution. Cranes are commonly used in places like mines, oil rigs and construction sites. Careless operation of such equipment may lead to fatal injuries or even death. A major cause of these accidents is not ensuring the proper use of “Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)”. […]

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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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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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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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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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