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JCB has Launched an iPhone App for Selecting and Locating Attachments for JCB Diggers

The free download incorporates a dealer locator, an attachment finder by machine type or product group, a light equipment viewer and an enquiry function that will send a message directly to your preferred JCB dealer. The app takes the user through the selection process, with pictures of the machines and attachments along with product specifications […]

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Rock & Dirt’s Weekly Recap-

News in the Construction Equipment Industry Need a quick update on what happened last week in the construction industry? Every week we will provide a brief overview of some of the top stories for your consumption.   New safety precautions will be in effect as of September 15, 2012, in an effort to reduce the […]

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Forks Tool Head Turns Skid Steers Into Forklifts

  EZ SPOT UR Attachments’ rotating forks tool head attaches to virtually any machine with the universal quick ’tach, turning a skid steer or track loader into a rotating fork lift. When attached to a double cylinder rotating base from EZ SPOT UR, the forks tool head will rotate 127 degrees to the operator’s left. […]

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CANbus Technology Powers Up Compact Loader Attachment Control

A technology already in use on all cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. is revolutionizing the way that compact loaders and attachments communicate with each other. CANbus technology (CAN stands for controller-area network) was first developed by automotive engineers over 20 years ago. It allows microcontrollers and devices to communicate with each other […]

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DICA Performance Calculator Aids in Selecting Outrigger Pads

There’s more science to selecting the right outrigger pads for the job than most people think. That’s why Panora, Iowa-based DICA introduced its FIT Safety System. FIT stands for Fitting, Innovation, and Training. The first step is choosing the right product for the application. “Three factors must be considered when selecting an outrigger pad: ground […]

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Caterpillar, Westport to Co-develop Natural Gas Engines For Off-road Equipment

Westport Innovations Inc. shares rocketed higher Tuesday after the engine technology developer announced a major partnership deal with Caterpillar Inc. The Vancouver-based company and the global heavy-equipment heavyweight will co-develop technology that can use natural gas to power off-road heavy equipment such as mining trucks and locomotives that typically use diesel. Westport's shares closed up […]

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Grade Regulator Bucket by Excavating Solutions, LLC

Excavating Solutions is excited to announce the World’s first true Excavator Machine Control System.  This new system marks the beginning of a fundamental shift in the excavating industry.  This system is designed to operate on any brand, size or age of excavator or backhoe.  It is ideal for digging perfect footers, basements, septic systems, storm […]

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Komatsu Introduces New Wheel Loader

Komatsu America Corp. has introduced its WA500-7 wheel loader. The WA500-7 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D140E-6 engine with a net horsepower of 353 and is EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage 3B emission certified.  Komatsu says it has leveraged its leadership in technology and innovation – building on its proven Tier 3 engine […]

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CAT 966K XE Testimonial Video

A short video that gives you the views of the operators and site managers who have tested the new 966K XE machine. Come and visit our stand at Intermat 2012. Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiRdVcrmptw&feature=context-chv

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The new Cat 340D L excavator with wider, reinforced undercarriage

Increase your team's productivity with a machine featuring a wider, reinforced undercarriage for increased digging and lifting performance—and increased ground clearance. Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68fsSVRBmMM&feature=plcp

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John Deere Displaying World’s First Walking Forest Machine Prototype

We are fans of robots here at MetalMiner. From the nimble small ones to the sizeable giants, we appreciate the skill – and metal – it takes to create these sci-fi creatures. That being said, when we stumbled upon this blast-from-the-past machine from John Deere, we were a little excited: Manufactured back in 1994 by […]

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Caterpillar Launches CAT B10 Smartphone for the Rugged

The construction company many will probably know or recognize as CAT has just launched their first ever Android smartphone. This IP67-certified rugged device will be aiming directly at some of the other durable devices competing for the hard at work job such as the Samsung Rugby Smart, or the Motorola Defy. Being waterproof, dust proof, […]

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