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.

 

Starting in 1982, ICON was created to provide equipment solutions for underground construction – making “the process safer, faster, and more cost-efficient. “ Today, ICON celebrates 30 years of success and is known for its diversity of excavating shoring solutions.  The company serves more than 1,600 customers across the U.S. and has completed more than 8,500 slide rail projects to date. Congrats, ICON!

Source: http://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/ICON-Celebrates-30-Years-of-Success-Underground/19540/

In an effort to make customers “more productive on the job,” John Deere has announced a new wheel weight package that will add 1,900 lbs to the front of skidders. Customers should expect to see an increase in the load weight they are able to pull. To learn more and see which machines the kit is compatible with, follow the link below.

Source: http://www.deere.com/wps/dcom/en_US/corporate/our_company/news_and_media/press_releases/2012/forestry/2012dec20_wheel_weight_package.page?

Do you know how to choose the right mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) for the job? There are several different kinds with different strengths, capacities, working heights, outreaches, and other criteria to consider. Make the decision easier on yourself by reading the article below.

Source: http://blog.rockanddirt.com/community/selecting-the-right-mewp-for-the-job/

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