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 number of falls in residential construction projects. Those in the construction field performing work six feet or higher above ground will now be required to be provided with fall protection equipment. Such equipment consists of, rope grabs, personal fall arrest systems (PFAS), and guardrails. These new safety measures will be put into place by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).

Source: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/808683

Construction equipment sales have slowed in Asia and Europe due to government intervention affecting residential property prices.  Although sales in the U.S.  are growing more slowly than last year, the U.S. seems to be in good standing with the market up more than 30% in April and May of 2012 compared to 2011. Learn more about the global industry of heavy equipment sales here:

Source: http://www.forconstructionpros.com/blog/10747370/how-much-can-construction-equipment-sales-grow-with-only-the-americas-driving

In an effort to create easier accessibility into your truck bed, Cleargain Solutions has released the Elephant Stand Swivel Hitch. Users will now be able to utilize their truck beds hassle-free with the easy installation of a simple swivel and step. No more wear and tear on one’s back and knees, which will increase productivity while out on the construction field moving heavy equipment.

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tired-of-crawling-into-and-out-of-your-pickup-bed-163519056.html

EZ SPOT UR has created a rotating fork lift for a skid steer or track loader using a forks tool head. The head will attach to nearly any machine, rotating 127 degrees to the operator’s left. This new technological advancement is ideal for workers in the waste management industry.

Source: http://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/Forks-Tool-Head-Turns-Skid-Steers-Into-Forklifts/18609/

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