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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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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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Wheel Loader Maintenance Tips

Have you checked out Caterpillar Inc.'s YouTube Channel? We found some great videos about Wheel Loader Maintenance and Inspections: Daily Walk Around - Walk around inspection guidelines for the Wheel Loader.   Linkage & Pins Lubrication Tips - Understanding Linkage & Pins lubrication.   Ground Engaging Tools - Ground Engaging Tools and when to maintain.   […]

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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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Hydraulic Excavator Maintenance Tips

Have you checked out Caterpillar Inc.'s YouTube Channel? We found some great videos about Hydraulic Excavator Maintenance and Inspections: Daily Walk Around - Walk around inspection guidelines for the Hydraulic Excavator.   Swing Bearing & Swing Gear Maintenance - Learn how to maintain the swing bearing and swing gear on your hydraulic excavator.   Undercarriage Tips […]

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Construction Employment Grows in 194 of 339 US Metropolitan Areas

A recovery appears on the horizon, but we’re not back to the peak yet The Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA) released information based on federal employment data information that points to an increase of construction employment in the majority of US metropolitan areas. The employment data study (which covers August 2012 to August 2013) […]

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Construction News From Across the Water: UK Construction Industry Update

Despite the economic downturn and the problems that many countries in Europe are experiencing with economic growth – the UK’s construction industry is one that seems to be surviving the slump. Industry figures from October 2013 show that the UK Construction industry has continued to grow for the 5th Consecutive month. The biggest boost this […]

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Firefighters Receive Training To Help Rescue Those Trapped Underneath Heavy Machinery

A nationwide focus is underway to train firefighters to respond to incidents involving heavy equipment Firefighters are well trained in the art of rescuing individuals from dangerous situations.  Whether they are found scaling a ladder to pull an individual from a burning building, using hydraulic cutters to free a family from a crushed vehicle, or […]

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