Tag Archives: Heavy Equipment

Canadian Man Excavating His Own Basement Using Only Radio-Controlled Tractors and Trucks

Some Construction Managers Prefer Their Machines Small – and Radio Controlled! Excavating a basement is a job for a powerful, maneuverable, and efficient machine. Construction machines like skid steer loaders and dedicated excavators come to mind when deciding on which type of unit to employ when digging out a basement area. For those who have […]

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Bulldozers Now Made Easier to Operate As Skilled Workers Prove Harder to Find

Drought of Skilled Workers Hits at The Wrong Time - As Building Rebounds Fiercely One of the ways in which construction industry professionals are coping with the lack of skilled manpower these days is by tailoring the work to the available workforce. It used to be that an apprenticeship, months of practice, and a trusting […]

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The Importance of Temporary Access and Ground Protection When Using Heavy Equipment

When it comes to construction work, there are various elements that you have to bear in mind, to ensure that the work is carried out without any issues and minimal disruption. One of the biggest disruptions with construction work will be the heavy equipment that is driven in and out of your particular piece of […]

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Case Partners with Eagle River Derby Track to Sponsor 50th Annual Snowmobile Championship

Case Construction Equipment will again be a sponsor of the AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River, Wis., which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The annual event is scheduled for Jan. 17 – 20, 2013. As part of the sponsorship, Case will provide skid steers, compact track loaders and a wheel loader to […]

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Test Drive Heavy Equipment at Hawthorne CAT

For companies looking to buy heavy equipment, it is important to get up close to the big machines, see them in action and look under the hood. The Hawaii division of Hawthorne CAT lets its clients do all that, but sometimes goes a step further by flying customers to the plants where the equipment is […]

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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. Congratulations to Lance Jordan, the most recent recipient of the prestigious “Contractor of the Year” award given out by […]

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Contractor Finds Champion C60 Motor Graders Provide Ideal Solution

Floyd Brothers Construction specializes in building new parking lots from scratch, including all infrastructure and site work, beginning with earthmoving and site preparation, laying of the underground utilities, putting down the base and curbs and gutters, and then finish grading and paving. It’s a full-scale operation that requires the right kind of dependable and durable […]

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Caterpillar Equipment: A Century-Long Standard of Excellence

With machines equipped for work in over a dozen industries, Caterpillar is one of the world’s largest and most diverse manufacturers of heavy equipment. However, Caterpillar has not always been an industry giant. Similar to hundreds of other businesses, Caterpillar started small and grew rapidly. Caterpillar’s first pieces of equipment were track-type tractors, a piece […]

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What Slowdown? Caterpillar Stuns Market with Record Quarter

Through the first few weeks of earnings season, corporate report cards have been fairly underwhelming thanks to the European debt crisis, slower growth in emerging markets and headwinds facing the U.S. That changed a bit Wednesday morning when Caterpillar offered up a blockbuster report that easily trumped the Street’s expectations. The heavy equipment maker said […]

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The Rich History of Innovation that Caterpillar Acquired with the Purchase of Bucyrus International

The takeover of Bucyrus International, Inc. by Caterpillar, Inc. is an $8.6-billion deal brings together two giants of the industry, and establishes Caterpillar Global Mining at Oak Creek, Wisconsin, the former headquarters of Bucyrus. To view the rich heritage of one of America’s innovative and most famous industrial equipment manufacturers, let’s take a walk back […]

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Hauler Chassis From Volvo - Multiple Options to Expand Versatility

The hauler chassis from Volvo Construction Equipment can be fitted with a wide range of superstructures providing an endless range of applications in difficult terrain. Volvo Construction Equipment has been the market leader in articulated haulers since the company popularized the concept in the 1960s. But the ability of these machines to tackle the harshest […]

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How Many Pieces of Heavy Equipment Does it Take to Move a 518,000 Pound Tree? Watch to Find Out!

    The Ghirardi Compton Oak has been a piece of League City's history for over 100 years. The tree stands 56 feet tall, has a canopy that is over 100 feet wide, and is 135 inches around. It also weighs an incredible 518,000 pounds. A county road widening project put the future of the […]

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