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Backhoe Loader Maintenance Tips

Have you checked out Caterpillar Inc.'s YouTube Channel? We found some great videos about Backhoe Loader Maintenance and Inspections: Daily Walk Around - Walk around inspection guidelines for the Backhoe Loader.   Adjust Digging Precision - Learn about adjusting digging precision with the E Stick.   Greasing Overview & Tips - Why greasing a machine is […]

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Multi Terrain Loader Maintenance Tips

Have you checked out Caterpillar Inc.'s YouTube Channel? We found some great videos about Multi Terrain Loader Maintenance and Inspections: Daily Walk Around - Walk around inspection guidelines for the MTL.   Rubber Belt Maintenance - MTL rubber belts and how to maintain them.   Rear Compartment Tips - Rear compartment maintenance checks.   Filter Replacement […]

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Safety Tips To Remember When Using Construction Equipment

“Safety First” – It’s an Age-Old Motto For a Reason! Safety is of uppermost importance to anyone on a job site. Workers must always be concerned about their personal safety, as well as the safety of their peers. Construction managers and Foremen must be concerned with the health and welfare of their teams, as well […]

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Why Do Construction Workers Always Appear To Be Standing Around - Doing Nothing?

Construction Workers Frequently Appear To Be Observing Work… Rather Than Actually Completing Work Insiders in the construction industry understand that the public’s perception of construction workers could use a little PR. More importantly, though, the often-misunderstood construction worker could stand to simply provide a glimpse into the everyday life of those who build for a […]

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Top Schools for Construction Management

Construction Managers Help Plan, Execute, and Support A Variety of Building Projects Construction management is defined as the process of coordinating and supporting all of the various steps in a construction project. Construction managers frequently help with the conceptual stages of a building job, as they generally have a firm grasp on the architectural design […]

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The Rock & Dirt App Now Available in 20 Countries!

The Rock & Dirt App for Apple iPhones/iPads and for Android Phones/Tablets is now available at the Apple Store, Amazon, and Google Play in the following 20 countries. 1. U.S. 2. Canada 3. Mexico 4. Australia 5. United Kingdom 6. Columbia 7. Peru 8. Chile 9. Venezuela 10. Spain 11. Argentina 12. India 13. Ecuador […]

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Canadian Man Excavating His Own Basement Using Only Radio-Controlled Tractors and Trucks

Some Construction Managers Prefer Their Machines Small – and Radio Controlled! Excavating a basement is a job for a powerful, maneuverable, and efficient machine. Construction machines like skid steer loaders and dedicated excavators come to mind when deciding on which type of unit to employ when digging out a basement area. For those who have […]

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Bulldozers Now Made Easier to Operate As Skilled Workers Prove Harder to Find

Drought of Skilled Workers Hits at The Wrong Time - As Building Rebounds Fiercely One of the ways in which construction industry professionals are coping with the lack of skilled manpower these days is by tailoring the work to the available workforce. It used to be that an apprenticeship, months of practice, and a trusting […]

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Federal Contractors Facing New Hiring Rules in 2014

Veterans and Those With Disabilities - at the Forefront Of New Legislation As defined by United States’ code – a federal contractor is any person who enters into a contract with the United States or any department or agency thereof for the rendition of personal services and whose compensation is paid in whole or in […]

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While Many Are Unemployed In America - Construction Jobs Are Available

Construction Begins To Ramp Up – But Where Have All The Workers Gone? While multi-family, single family, and commercial builders have all begun to see increased traction in recent quarters, construction companies are finding that the pool of talent in which to select from has, to an extent, dried up. Single and multi family builders […]

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Nine Tips for Better Excavator Maintenance

Tip 1: Use high-grade oil Maintaining proper oil change intervals per the manufacturer’s recommendation is basic to excavator performance and life. Engine oils, particularly those with additives, can break down under high duty-cycles. The newer Tier 4 engines with exhaust gas recirculation and anti-pollution equipment require higher-grade oils. Engine oil is no place to save […]

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The Los Angeles Aqueduct was Built with the Help of Holt's Caterpillar Tractors

The Los Angeles Aqueduct was constructed during 1908-1913 to transport water via a concrete-lined tunnel from the Owens River to Los Angeles, California. The Caterpillar tractors hauled rock, cement, supplies and other machinery from the railroad to the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Loads weighed as much as 50 tons and the machines traveled up to four […]

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