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.


If you are in the mining industry and use truck-mounted cranes, then you’ll love NexStar’s new crane management system. With the new system you will find added safety features and advanced control technology including a status indicator light, truck-level and boom-angle sensors, and LCD diagnostics display featuring plain text readouts. There is even an optional feature of an audio alarm that can be used to communicate potentially dangerous overload conditions.


The Equipment Leasing & Financing Foundation has reported that those who have equipment investments may see a positive lift as the year comes to an end, but at a slower pace than last year, 2011. According to a press release, “The recent slowdown in durable goods shipments indicates that equipment investment continued to lose momentum in Q3, but should remain positive – albeit at a decelerated pace compared to 2011 – through the rest of 2012.”


Are you familiar with the acronym PPE? It stands for personal protection equipment and is vital for construction workers’ safety and prevention of on-site injuries. PPE can come in many forms, but common ones are high-visibility clothing and eye protection, which are both fairly inexpensive to supply. Read the article below to learn more about how you can keep yourself and/or your employees safe at work.


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