Tag Archives: Heavy Equipment

The Green Trends Redefining Heavy Construction Equipment (And Why You Should Care)

Every industry is trying to go green to protect the environment and save money. Some are even making changes to take advantage of government tax breaks or other benefits that may come with becoming more energy efficient. The whole green movement may seem like it is on opposite ends of the spectrum from the constructions […]

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Caterpillar is BUILT FOR IT at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 Caterpillar will present its unmatched lineup of machines, technology and services designed with the primary goal of helping customers succeed. The Caterpillar organization and Cat® products are BUILT FOR IT—built to work for contractors of all types, aggregates miners, construction materials suppliers and specialty trades. Four Caterpillar exhibit areas totaling about 60,000 […]

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Rock & Dirt Heads to the 2014 Florida Auctions in February

Construction equipment buyers and sellers from around the world will converge in the Orlando, Florida area for the annual "Florida Auctions." This event is a great opportunity for the construction industry associates to network and for end-users to locate heavy equipment, work trucks & trailers, and attachments for sale for the upcoming construction season. The auctions kick-off […]

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CAT Auction Services Announces New President and CEO

The Board of Directors of Cat Auction Services (CAS) announced that Gary Trettel, previously its Chief Financial Officer and General Manager, will take over as the company's new President and CEO, effective immediately.  Rick Albin, the former President/CEO, has been elected to the role of Executive Vice President. "Rick's vision and leadership in creating and […]

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NICB Reports That Heavy Equipment Thefts Are Down Since 2008

A 19% reduction in heavy equipment thefts points to better site management and more security-conscious operators The NICB (National Insurance Crime Bureau) and the NER (National Equipment Registry) have partnered up to examine data that has been collected and disseminated by the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) related to heavy equipment theft over the past […]

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Kevin Teets Joins Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc.

Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Kevin Teets as Territory Sales Representative and Auctioneer.  Mr. Teets is a graduate of the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, a member of the NAA, WVAA, PAA, OAA and is licensed in multiple states as an auctioneer.  He was a Top 15 finalist in […]

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Crane Operators Put Skills To The Test At Heavy Equipment Rodeo In Washington State

Crane operators must be tough - the heavy equipment rodeo shows who is toughest! When heavy equipment operators want to prove how skilled they are at their jobs, they may elect to compete in a heavy equipment rodeo. These gatherings bring together the best and brightest machine operators on one course and put them through […]

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Heavy Equipment Fuel System Maintenance Tips from CASE

Maintaining the fuel systems of your heavy equipment fleet isn’t difficult, per se, but performance and engine health can be adversely affected if not done properly. Much of it comes down to preventive measures related to fuel selection and storage. Cleanliness is critical as the high speeds and pressures of today’s Tier 4 engines with […]

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Innovative 3-D Facility Lets CAT Engineers Enter a Virtual World

The Tech Center has been CAT’s engineering hub for over fifty years Mossville, Illinois is a rather unassuming location for one of the most advanced engineering facilities in the country. The Tech Center, located in Peoria County in the town of Mossville, has been Caterpillar’s (CAT) research and development hub for over fifty years. Originally […]

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Revolutionary Steering Tech Promises Increased Fuel Economy and Equipment Efficiency

Heavy equipment hydraulic systems are in need of an update Ever since Joseph Bramah patented the hydraulic press in 1795, little has changed in terms of the fundamentals of hydraulic machinery. The basic premise is simple – hydraulic fluid is pumped through steel tubes or flexible rubber hoses by a motor. This fluid then acts […]

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Firefighters Receive Training To Help Rescue Those Trapped Underneath Heavy Machinery

A nationwide focus is underway to train firefighters to respond to incidents involving heavy equipment Firefighters are well trained in the art of rescuing individuals from dangerous situations.  Whether they are found scaling a ladder to pull an individual from a burning building, using hydraulic cutters to free a family from a crushed vehicle, or […]

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Safety Tips To Remember When Using Construction Equipment

“Safety First” – It’s an Age-Old Motto For a Reason! Safety is of uppermost importance to anyone on a job site. Workers must always be concerned about their personal safety, as well as the safety of their peers. Construction managers and Foremen must be concerned with the health and welfare of their teams, as well […]

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