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John Deere Improves Fuel Efficiency and Engine Performance in Utility-Class Wheel Loaders

Taking performance and reliability to a new level, John Deere introduces the 524K-II, 544K-II and 624K-II utility-class wheel loaders with improved fuel economy to meet the needs of today's contractors. The wheel loaders were developed for projects that require enhanced agility and ability on the job site or at the farm. "Today, our customers strive to […]

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Rock & Dirt is Social!

Rock & Dirt is very active in the social media world. Watch out for daily updates, tweets, YouTube videos, our Blog posts about new products, industry news, press releases, unusual photos/stories, and links to inventory of interest. This media forum is growing, and Rock & Dirt is helping its advertisers take advantage of it. Are […]

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Caterpillar Announces New, Smaller Underground Truck

Caterpillar is adding the new AD22 Underground Truck to its hard rock mining product line. The 22.0-tonne-payload (24.2-ton-payload) articulated dump truck is the smallest in the Cat® product line, yet it is designed to deliver the productive performance and durability of its proven, larger counterparts. Its small operating envelope and agile characteristics enhance productivity in […]

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Simplify Snow Removal With the New John Deere Snow Utility V-Blade Attachments

This winter, skid steers, compact track loaders or compact wheel loaders are capable of tackling even more projects on the job site with the John Deere Snow Utility V-Blades, the latest additions to the John Deere Worksite Pro™ attachment lineup. These attachments provide multifunctional versatility and are ideal for customers removing snow or performing light dirt work […]

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Updates Advance Efficiency, Safety and Uptime for the Cat® 992K Wheel Loader, Cat 854K Wheel Dozer receives safety and uptime improvements

Designed to lower fuel costs and increase operating efficiency, the recently updated Cat 992K Wheel Loader features Caterpillar’s Economy Mode operation. With the new On-Demand Throttle arrangement, the 992K automatically manages engine speed, combining the efficiency of a manual throttle with ergonomic throttle lock operation. Caterpillar performance studies have shown the 992K reduces fuel consumption […]

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Volvo Launches Load Assist with Award-Winning Co-Pilot Interface for Volvo H-Series Wheel Loaders

Real-time payload data and work order management functionality empower profitability through greater load accuracy and job-specific documentation — all on an intuitive, scalable platform. Available on new Volvo wheel loaders ranging from L110H to L250H — Volvo Load Assist provides both real-time intelligence to the operator and documentation of work orders for the owner and their […]

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Cat® 794 AC Mining Truck Proves Performance

Caterpillar’s newest large mining truck, the 794 AC, made its mining show debut at MINExpo 2016. The 291-tonne (320-ton) capacity truck uses a combination of proven designs—a chassis design that has accumulated about 18 million operating hours and power train design that has racked up three million hours. The truck design focuses on class leading […]

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Schweiss Doors Wins "The Best in Ag" Award

Schweiss Doors, manufacturers of industry leading Hydraulic and Bifold Liftstrap and Autolatch doors, was named the 2016 recipient of the prestigious "The Best In Ag" award presented by FASTLINE and sponsored by Quality Structures, Inc. With everything to know about Farmers, Agriculture, Farm Equipment and anything in between, The Best in Ag award is designed […]

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New John Deere Grading-Heel Buckets Offer Smooth Productivity in Tight Spaces

John Deere is expanding its lineup of easy-to-use Worksite Pro™ attachments with the new grading-heel buckets. Specially designed for the new Small-Frame G-Series skid steers (312GR, 314G, 316GR, 318G) and compact track loader (CTL) (317G), the grading-heel bucket attachments are ideal for customers performing final grading applications. The grading-heel buckets are similar in style and […]

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Caterpillar Offers Object Detection Systems for All Brands of Mobile Surface Mining Equipment

Caterpillar announces availability of Cat® MineStar™ Detect Object Detection systems for additional Cat machines and virtually all brands of mobile surface mining equipment. Previously unsupported Cat machines as well as other brands of machines can now be equipped with the cameras, radars and in-cab displays that deliver increased site awareness to mobile equipment operators. Object […]

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Caterpillar Enters Home and Outdoor Power Market

Caterpillar is entering the home and outdoor power market with the introduction of portable generators — the Cat® RP Series. The new generators are designed to provide reliable backup or recreational power to residential users and portable power to professional contractors who need to power tools and lights on the job. The initial models of […]

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Volvo Debuted its Largest Excavator to Date — the EC750E — at MINExpo® 2016

The 75-ton EC750E boasts not only significant measurable improvements to power, productivity and digging force — it’s also more fuel efficient than its smaller predecessor, enabling higher production at a lower cost-per-ton than ever before. The EC750E was designed to deliver heavy lifting power and high productivity without sacrificing the benefits for which Volvo is […]

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