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.


Are you aware of the basic steps to guard your equipment from low quality diesel fuel? The Association of Equipment Management Professionals held a webinar this past Tuesday outlining the important facts to remember about diesel fuel and how it affects your engine. One key lesson was to understand that diesel fuel quality deteriorates every time it is handled. “Always be cognizant of the fact that by the time it goes into your equipment that fuel has been transferred seven to eight different times,”  said Ken Hill, the vice president of sales & marketing at oil analysis firm WearCheck USA. To learn more about the important properties of diesel fuel in equipment, read here:


At RWM 2012, JCB will add the brand new 4CX Wastemaster backhoe loader to its range of waste and recycling equipment line. In major parts of Asia, South America, and specific European markets, the backhoe loader is already one of JCB’s biggest selling machines in waste, recycling and demolition applications, which could be due to the price, “which is likely to be less than the wheeled excavator typically seen on site.” Want to learn more about the 4CX Wastemaster Backhoe Loader? Continue reading:


Happy birthday to John Deere, who is celebrating 175 years of business in the construction equipment world! To celebrate, they have released the newest machine in the construction equipment industry that essentially has redefined the dozer industry. The 764 High Speed Dozer has finish-grades and “dozes up to twice as fast as a traditional crawler, with articulated-frame steering and purpose-built four-track oscillating undercarriage.” To learn more about the history of John Deere and the newest addition to their product line-up, read here:



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