Martin Auction Services Letter about Schmid Farms Auction

It is with mixed enthusiasm that Martin Auction Services offers such an exceptional line of equipment at Public Auction on December 17th, 2018.  The Schmid family has worked hard for years assembling this group of machinery and now, due to some health issues within the family, their direction has shifted, and the money generated from […]

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Pitts Trailers Introduces New Heavy Haul Division and Names New Sales Leader

Pitts Trailers proudly welcomes Barry Freifeld as Director of Sales for their new dedicated lowboy division, Pitts Heavy Haul™.  Barry will oversee growth of the Pitts Heavy Haul product offering and dealer network.    “I am very excited to be joining the Pitts team. Not only am I extremely impressed with the outstanding products that […]

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New for 2019! Rock & Dirt Front Cover Auction!

Rock & Dirt front cover ads will be available for purchase through auction format.  Both regular mail covers, and special distribution show covers will be available. Simply login to your account at www.RockAndDirt.com and click Front Cover Bidding to enter your max bid for any cover ad you are interested in purchasing.  Each auction will […]

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NPK LAUNCHES DUST SUPPRESSION KITS FOR PH HAMMERS

In 2016 OHSA introduced a new regulation regarding occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica in construction work (1926.1153).  Part xvii specifies acceptable work practices pertaining to heavy equipment used to break silica-containing materials, i.e. concrete demolition.  The first option is to work from within an enclosed cab.  If this is not possible, the standard say […]

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CASE INTRODUCES NEW N SERIES BACKHOE LOADER UPDATES WITH POWERBOOST, DIRECT DRIVE AND FACTORY-INSTALLED THUMB

CASE 2019 N SERIES BACKHOE ENHANCEMENTS CASE has introduced numerous enhancements available throughout its N Series line of backhoe loaders, including new PowerBoost functionality for even more powerful digging and lifting, drivetrain enhancements for improved roading, and control updates that make CASE backhoes even more easy and intuitive to operate. We’ve also incorporated a factory […]

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CATERPILLAR PRODUCES 40,000TH LARGE DOZER

The legacy of the Cat® large dozer began a little more than 40 years ago with a revolutionary elevated sprocket and new undercarriage design that looked unlike any dozer of its day. The groundbreaking suspended undercarriage with high drive design conformed to the ground better than standard oval tracks, helping to improve machine traction, extend undercarriage life and […]

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DOOSAN INFRACORE NORTH AMERICA INTRODUCES NEW DL280-5 WHEEL LOADER WITH OPTIONAL GUARDING PACKAGE

Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, has extended its wheel loader lineup with the new DL280-5 wheel loader. The new DL280-5 is part of the popular category of 3- to 4-cubic-yard wheel loaders. The Doosan® DL280-5 is designed to provide operators with enhanced performance and comfort as well as increased uptime protection when working in general […]

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CATERPILLAR EXPANDS NEXT GENERATION MINI EXCAVATOR RANGE WITH SIX NEW MODELS (7-10 TONS) OFFERING CONFIGURATION CHOICES AND PREMIUM FEATURES

The Caterpillar range of Next Generation mini hydraulic excavators has been expanded with the addition of six new models in the 7-to-10-ton category. The new models provide a selection of basic configurations, allowing customers to choose the machine that works most efficiently in applications routinely encountered. As with all Cat® Next Generation mini excavators, the new […]

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CASE INTRODUCES ALL-NEW TV450 COMPACT TRACK LOADER

CASE Construction Equipment introduces the all-new TV450 compact track loader (CTL), a new 10,610-pound vertical-lift machine with a rated operating capacity of 4,500 pounds at 50 percent tipping load. The newest and largest CASE CTL ever built features an industry leading 9,188 pounds of breakout force, and optional high-flow (3,450 psi at 39.5 gpm) and […]

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Next Generation Cat® Mini Excavators Designed for Optimum Customer Value

Four new models in the Cat® mini hydraulic excavator lineup, engineered and manufactured by Caterpillar, are designed to provide users the best performance, versatility, safety, operator convenience—and affordability— in the smallest possible packages for 1-to-2-ton class machines. This customer-centered approach to engineering results in the new models incorporating industry-first standard features, such as joystick steering […]

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Connect-to-Protect Introduces Industry’s First Trailer Harness Plug Protectors, Names Optronics as Master Distributor

Optronics will use its leadership with light- and medium-duty trailer OEMs and its vast aftermarket distribution network to bring the Connect-to-Protect brand to a broader North American market. Optronics International, a leading manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty LED vehicle lighting, announced that it has been named as master distributor for Connect-to-Protect Brand Trailer Harness Plug […]

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New John Deere Mulching Head Shreds Wood in Minutes

John Deere continues to provide best-in-class vegetation management with the addition of the MH60D mulching head to its Worksite Pro™ lineup. Designed to remove 8-inch (203-mm) trees and 12-inch (305-mm) stumps with ease, the MH60D model shreds underbrush and woody materials into beneficial mulch in minutes. Like all Worksite Pro attachments, this mulching head is […]

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