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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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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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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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Skid Steer Loader Maintenance Tips

Have you checked out Caterpillar Inc.'s YouTube Channel? We found some great videos about Skid Steer Loader Maintenance and Inspections: Daily Walk Around - Walk around inspection guidelines for the Skid Steer Loader.   Replace Tires - Know when to replace your rubber tires.   Drive Chain Adjustment & Chain Oil - Cain tension on rubber […]

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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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Track-Type Tractor Maintenance Tips

Have you checked out Caterpillar Inc.'s YouTube Channel? We found some great videos about Track-Type Tractor Maintenance and Inspections: Daily Walk Around - Walk around inspection guidelines for the Track-Type Tractor.   Cat SystemOne Undercarriage - Tips and Points of the SystemOne Undercarriage.   Undercarriage Track Tips - Maintain your undercarriage.   Undercarriage Master Links - […]

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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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