H&R Construction Parts & Equipment, Inc. Announces The Acquisition Of American Independent, Inc.

Strategic move builds on H&R’s commitment to their customers. Buffalo, NY, June 24, 2018– H&R Construction Parts & Equipment, Inc. agreed to acquire American Independent, Inc. on Saturday, June 23rd. In an ongoing commitment to providing their customers with the best customer experience in the industry, the move once again reinforces their commitment to be […]

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Cat® GSH420/GSH520 Grapples Feature Design Refinements for Effectively Handling Bulk Materials

The new Cat® GSH420 and GSH520 orange-peel grapples, replacing the GSH15B Series grapples, are designed for a wide range of applications, including handling shredded scrap, such as long structural beams and car bodies; handling rocks at construction sites; and waste at recycling and transfer stations. The performance and efficiency of the new Cat grapples help […]

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Dawes Gets Six Link-Belt Truck Cranes – Delivery in rapid succession creates opportunity for rare “family photo”

Milwaukee-based Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, has taken delivery of six new Link-Belt truck cranes. Three different models are represented in the package: one HTC-8660, two HTC-8675 Series II, and three HTC-86100-XL, with capacities ranging from 60 USt to 100 USt. The cranes were ordered at the […]

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ENGCON GOES HOSELESS Quick coupling even quicker, High-flow swivel improves hydraulic function

Engcon, the world’s leading manufacturer of tiltrotators – a kind of tilting and rotating quick coupler for excavators – has made its products smarter, more service-friendly and even easier to use. Engcon, a $90 million Swedish firm, has been manufacturing and selling its tiltrotators, quick couplers, control systems and tools for excavators throughout Europe and […]

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NEW JCB 220X EXCAVATOR NOW AVAILABLE IN NORTH AMERICA

JCB announced the availability of its new 220X tracked excavator in the United States and Canada. The first of JCB’s new X-series range of tracked excavators, the 220X is the product of a four-year development program to set new industry standards for dependability, controllability and operator comfort in the 20-ton excavator class. JCB 220X excavator […]

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Komatsu America Introduces the New WA480-8 Wheel Loader

Higher production, less fuel burn, better comfort and serviceability all come together in a package that hits the sweet spot for multiple-application versatility. Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced the introduction of the new WA480-8 Wheel Loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emissions regulations-compliant engine, this latest […]

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Cat® CW16 Pneumatic Compactor Features Two-Wheel Configuration and Ballast Choices

Designed for use on granular materials and all types of asphalt-mix designs, the new Cat® CW16 pneumatic (rubber-tire) roller is available as a standard nine-wheel model with a 69-inch (1754 mm) compaction width or as an optional 11-wheel model with an 84-inch (2 132 mm) compaction width. The CW16 is designed for efficient performance on […]

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Volvo CE Pilots Pioneering 5G Technology

Volvo Construction Equipment will be among the first in the world to trial 5G mobile technology as part of a unique collaboration with mobile operator Telia Company. The Telia journey to 5G Partnership Program represents a new era of digital innovation and aims to provide a select group of industry partners with an innovative platform […]

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Volvo Pushes Load Assist Real-Time On-Board Weighing Accuracy to +/- 1%

The updated Load Assist, On-Board Weighing, from Volvo Construction Equipment provides payload accuracy within ± 1% on every bucket, while the machine is moving. Volvo Construction Equipment has updated the Load Assist application for its L110H to L260H front end loaders and, together with a new version of the Android platform, operators will now get real-time information […]

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Five Reasons for Younger Generations to Work in the Construction Industry from CASE

ACI Construction in Logan, Utah, is home to Bronson Twitchell, who has followed his own path into his family’s construction business. Bronson and his two brothers have re-branded their father’s business and have been managing ACI Construction for three years. “I’ve always been fascinated with heavy equipment. It’s like a big sandbox on the job […]

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Caterpillar Produces 1000th 797 Ultra-Class Truck

Caterpillar recently celebrated the manufacture of the 1000th Cat® 797 Mining Truck. With 400 tons (363 tonnes) payload capacity, the 797F model is Caterpillar’s largest truck and the largest mechanical-drive mining truck in the world. The 797 is the only mining truck in the size class to reach the 1,000 milestone. The first 797 placed […]

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John Deere Extends Warranty Offering to Two Years Across Compact Equipment Line

Reinforcing its commitment to producing the industry’s most reliable and durable machinery, John Deere extended its machine warranty on all Commercial Worksite Products to two years. This coverage includes new compact track loaders, skid steer loaders, compact wheel loaders and compact excavators.  “Extending our warranty across our entire lineup of compact machinery reinforces our confidence […]

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