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 Monday we will provide a brief overview of some of the top stories for your consumption.
The most obvious evolutionary change within the construction industry since the beginning of the recession has been cautious, conservative business management strategies. Preventive maintenance will remain the first priority of any intelligent pavement management strategy; speed, quality and teamwork will remain minimum requirements for companies working on big road and bridge projects; and tolls will finance a lot of new bridges and new expressway projects for many years to come. If you’d like to read more about the trends resulting from the recession, click on the link below.
If you are in the market for a new compact excavator, Kubota just released three new versions. The KX040-4 features an “Eco Plus” system that requires 20 percent less fuel than its predecessors; the KX018-4 features a long tumbler distance and wide variable track; and the tight tail swing, 3.5-ton U35-4 features a larger cab entrance, deluxe suspension seat, air conditioning, ample legroom, and a new digital panel. Read more about the excavators and their complete features here:
While larger loaders typically focus on production, wheel loaders in the 3 to 4 cubic-yard reference bucket capacity size can perform several different jobs. Unfortunately, these smaller wheel loaders are occasionally misused when buyers purchase a loader that’s undersized and try to make it do the work of a larger machine. Get more from 3 to 4 cubic-yard loaders by learning more about how to avoid misuse and abuse by clicking on the link below.