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 Monday we will provide a brief overview of some of the top stories for your consumption.


Good news on the generator front as Miller Electric released a new generation trailblazer. Models 275 and 325 are now equipped with new technology that supports a more fuel-efficient make. These welder/generators are also quieter, run longer, and come in more mobile packages. In response to customer needs, Miller Electric has also developed Smart-Cor Auto-Speed which provides independent weld and generator power.


The U.S. Army is seeking a construction equipment virtual trainer for their forces. They have released a solicitation that is available until September 28th, 2012, and have plans to put together a $50 to $80 million contract with whomever they decide as a trainer. Find out more here:


Courtesy of Bobcat, the M-Series E42, E45 and E55 compact excavators are now equipped with an extendable arm option. With a range of motion at 24-inches for models E42 and E45 excavators and up to 30-inches for the model E55, this innovation will help with digging at greater depths.


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