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Kirby-Smith Expands Salesforce in Texas to Meet Customer Demand

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., a leading Komatsu distributor, has hired five new salesmen to offer more comprehensive sales coverage for its customer base in North and West Texas.   Kirby-Smith’s Vice President of Sales, Del Keffer believes the hires will ensure that Kirby-Smith can better partner with customers to provide a one-of-a-kind business relationship. “At Kirby-Smith, we […]

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New Volvo PL3005E Rotating Pipelayer Increases Power and Lifting Capacity

          As the latest addition to the lineup of Volvo E-Series rotating pipelayers, the PL3005E boasts impressive improvements to power, productivity and efficiency versus predecessor models, all on a 360-degree excavator-based platform. Equipped with the Volvo D8J Tier 4 Final engine, the PL3005E offers a 6 percent increase in horsepower, 8 […]

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Get Set in 3 Steps for ICUEE, The Demo Expo

Registration open, check out new and upgraded services to enhance your show experience  Registration is officially open for ICUEE 2017, the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition. Attendees can look forward to new education opportunities, streamlined registration and enhanced peer networking events. ICUEE 2017 opens its doors October 3-5 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in […]

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Dig. Lift. Carry. Updates to John Deere L-Series Backhoes Simplify Operation

Updates to the John Deere L-Series backhoe lineup enhance the productivity and uptime for professionals looking to lift more and multitask on the job site. The key backhoe updates include the introduction of precision mode, enhanced pilot controllers, two new rear quick coupler offerings and a redesigned hydraulic thumb. “Our L-Series lineup is popular among […]

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JCB MACHINES FEATURED IN NEW FILM ‘ALIEN: COVENANT’

A fleet of more than 20 JCB machines is playing a starring role in the latest installment of a cult film franchise. JCB skid steers loaders, Loadall telescopic handlers and JS excavators were supplied to 20th Century Fox for the making of the new film “Alien: Covenant” which was released in the U.S. on Friday, […]

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CAT® EXCAVATOR MAKES APPEARANCE IN NEW MOVIE, “TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT,” DIRECTED BY MICHAEL BAY

A Cat® excavator is next in line to carry on the tradition of Cat equipment appearing on the big screen when it joins the team of hero robots in the highly anticipated film “Transformers: The Last Knight,” directed by Michael Bay opening in theaters today. Audiences will spot the Cat excavator among the vehicles hiding […]

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We Rise by Lifting Others: Dawes Crane Moves Memorial Phantom F-4 Jet Fighter

A crane operator from Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental maneuvered the Link-Belt crane into place. The weight of the plane was transferred from its display pedestal to the crane’s extended boom. The pedestal’s bolts were released one by one. With the last, the aircraft lurched free, and was briefly “airborne” once again. This moment of […]

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Volvo introduces the P4410B paver: A true commercial/heavy highway crossover

The new P4410B tracked paver from Volvo Construction Equipment is a powerful machine in a compact package — bridging the gap between heavy-commercial and light-highway paving. Born from the Blaw-Knox legacy, the P4410B is the latest addition to the B-Series lineup of tracked pavers from Volvo Construction Equipment. With a 155-horsepower (115 kW) Deutz Tier […]

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Kirby-Smith Welcomes Tim Yauilla as Operations Manager for Kansas City

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. has announced the hiring of Tim Yauilla as Operations Manager for the equipment distributor’s Kansas City location, which will open in mid-summer 2017. Yauilla will be responsible for Kansas City’s branch operations, including parts, service, sales and rental operations oversight. Prior to Kirby-Smith, he spent the past 26 years with Link-Belt Construction […]

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IronPlanet Holds Four Day End-of-Quarter Online Auctions, Featuring 4th of July “All-Humvee” Sale on GovPlanet Marketplace

Over 400 Humvees Available to the Public, Along with Government Surplus Equipment, Pump and Power, Construction Equipment and Trucks Who: IronPlanet®, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, today announced multi-day, end-of-quarter online auctions. The Ritchie Bros.-owned company will kick-off the events with three days of GovPlanet sales, […]

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Momentum at KOBELCO U.S. Manufacturing Facility Continues to Build

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA continues its commitment to provide customers with quality products from its North American excavator production facility in Spartanburg, SC. Increases in manufacturing capacity and several new hires are on the horizon as the facility ramps up to produce 1,800 units/year. Since opening in June 2016, the KOBELCO USA production facility has […]

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US Dealer visit to ALLU factory a great success

November 2016 saw leading North American foundation equipment distributor, Equipment Corporation of America (ECA), appointed ALLU’s dealer for its advanced soil stabilization equipment range. Following on from what has already proved to be a highly successful relationship, April of this year saw ECA visit ALLU’s factory in Finland in order to see how the world […]

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