Tag Archives: Heavy Equipment

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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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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