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.

At Rock & Dirt: The Equipment Marketplace we provide a great selection of quality products for our customers and Volvo is certainly one of our high quality brands for trucks. In fact, we have been advertising new and used Volvo Trucks since 1950. Thus we are excited to learn that Volvo’s Construction Equipment recently achieved gold status in “I Make America,” which is a grassroots campaign launched in September of 2010. Learn more about this news here:


We would like to take the time to congratulate Terex for their 40 successful years in the construction equipment industry! Their initial goal in 1972 was to manufacture a revolutionary new ready mix truck design and today in 2012, Terex is reinventing the front discharge mixer trucks by restarting its new truck assembly line.  Some perks are, “The Terex glider program allows customers to upgrade existing trucks by recycling major components, such as the engine and transmission, rather than purchasing new trucks.” Learn more here:


JCB has updated their popular backhoe loaders with some of the newest technology for engines, called Ecomax. The additions to the 3CX and 4CX backhoe range include variable flow hydraulic piston pumps, uprated backhoe slide performance, reduced daily checks, LiveLink connectivity for engine, and ECU data analysis. These additions also improve fuel efficiency. The new JCB Ecomax engine uses a combination of 2,000 bar common rail fuel injection, variable geometry turbocharging, in-cylinder design and cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). What do you think about these new changes? Learn more here:


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