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.


It’s not too late to register for the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) Management Conference and Annual Meeting being held March 17-19, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, Fla. Key sessions include Essential Metrics for Your Fleet, Understanding Your Customers, Telematics: Cutting Fuel Costs, and Elevating the Asset Manager Role. Keynote speakers include Greg Bennick, Mike Vorster, and Parker Schnabel. For more information about how to register for this event, click the link below.


Morbark, Inc. recently acquired Boxer Equipment and its line of mini skid steer loaders and attachments, including, “all [Boxer] product designs, intellectual property and manufacturing tools, as well as existing parts, completed units and other inventory.”  With this acquisition Mobark, Inc. hopes to expand its product offerings to landscapers, irrigation and trenching contractors, property owners, and general contractors of all sizes.


A 40-Ton Lightweight Trailer has been introduced to the construction equipment market from Talbert Manufacturing. Features include the ability to customize the trailer depending on weight needed for use. This is particularly beneficial for “customers who need to remain below the superload weight limit in states with 120,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) restrictions.”


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