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Friday, November 28, 2014 :: 7:02:13 AM

West

More Than 2,500 Participate in Ritchie Bros. Phoenix Sale

More than 2,550 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.'s unreserved public auction at its Phoenix site.

Bidders came from 44 countries, including 48 U.S. states. More than 69 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Guatemala, Poland and Vietnam.

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West

AEMP Certifies Ecco Equipment Green

The Ecco Equipment Corporation may not be the biggest equipment rental business out there, but they can claim a distinction that is perhaps even better. The company recently earned the right to call itself the largest equipment rental company to be certified green by the Association of Equipment Management Professionals.

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West

Bidders Brave Frigid Temperatures for Roller Auctions Sale in Denver

A fair amount of snow blanketed the equipment on site at Roller Auctions's heavy construction and contracting equipment sale, which was held on Nov. 6 and 7 in Denver, Colo.

Bidders braved the frigid weather to check out wheel loaders, crawlers, motorgraders, hydraulic excavators, loaders/backhoes, skid steer loaders, bucket trucks, truck tractors, telescopic forklifts, dump trucks, pickups, flatbed trucks, trailers, utility trucks, storage containers, compaction equipment, street sweepers, attachments and much more.

Click to Read More | Bidders Brave Frigid Temperatures for Roller Auctions Sale in Denver

West

Customers Bid on Snow-Covered Iron at Warren CAT Sale

Warren CAT, one of the largest and fastest growing Caterpillar dealerships in North America, held an auction in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Nov. 18.

As a total solutions provider, Warren CAT offers more than 300 pieces of rugged and reliable equipment for industries ranging from heavy and general construction to mining and agriculture to petroleum and landscaping.

Click to Read More | Customers Bid on Snow-Covered Iron at Warren CAT Sale

West

One of Seattle’s Busiest Arterials Sees Repairs

As one of Seattle's busiest arterials, with an average daily traffic count of 30,000, Holman Road NW was showing noticeable signs of wear.

“[It's] is in need of maintenance repairs,” said Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) spokesperson Maribel Cruz.

Click to Read More | One of Seattle’s Busiest Arterials Sees Repairs

West

IronPlanet Acquires Firms: Equipment Auctioneers, Kruse

IronPlanet has acquired Kruse Energy and Equipment Auctioneers LLC, a leader in oilfield equipment auctions, extending its presence in the oilfield industry. Terms were not disclosed.

“IronPlanet and Kruse together will give our oil and gas customers an integrated marketplace to manage their inventories more efficiently,” said Gregory J.

Click to Read More | IronPlanet Acquires Firms: Equipment Auctioneers, Kruse

West

Terex Fuchs Appoints B-C Equipment New Handling Equipment Distributor

B-C Equipment Sales Inc. is now the authorized distributor of Terex Fuchs material handlers in south Texas, which includes the San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Brownsville markets, for Terex Construction Americas.

Click to Read More | Terex Fuchs Appoints B-C Equipment New Handling Equipment Distributor

West

Plans Continue for Toll Road Despite Opposition

DALLAS (AP) State transportation officials are pushing for construction of a toll road in North Texas even though many towns near the planned route are condemning the project.

The Northeast Gateway is part of the state's 10-year plan for transportation projects.

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National

The Atlas Copco LPD-LD Post Driver Gives Contractors a Versatile Tool

Atlas Copco's LPD-LD hydraulic post driver gives contractors a lightweight and easy-to-use tool for installing fences, tent stakes and ground rods. The unit weighs just 39 lbs. (17.7 kg) and can be used to drive 3/8- to 2-1/2-in.

Click to Read More | The Atlas Copco LPD-LD Post Driver Gives Contractors a Versatile Tool

National

Doosan Introduces Articulated Dump Trucks That Have the Low, Safe Cost-Per-Ton Transported Rate

Doosan's two new articulated dump trucks (ADTs) for the 30.8 and 44 ton (28 and 40 t) weight class offer improved performance, fuel efficiency, and increased reliability, serviceability and operator comfort, according to the manufacturer.

Click to Read More | Doosan Introduces Articulated Dump Trucks That Have the Low, Safe Cost-Per-Ton Transported Rate

National

Atlas Copco Completes New Soil Roller Line With Dynapac CA1300, CA1500 Rollers

Atlas Copco has introduced its CA1300 and CA1500 single-drum soil rollers for high maneuverability and visibility on parking lot, road, utility pipe and street projects. The new CA1500 roller features Atlas Copco's active bouncing control (ABC), a cross-mounted Tier IV Interim or Tier IV Final engine and steel blades that improve compaction, safety and visibility.

Click to Read More | Atlas Copco Completes New Soil Roller Line With Dynapac CA1300, CA1500 Rollers

National

Caterpillar Adds AP1000F, AP1055F Pavers

Performance improvements and technology with a customer-friendly interface are key benefits of the new F-Series pavers from Cat Paving Products.

Fuel Efficiency

Several features help improve fuel economy while maintaining high performance levels.

Click to Read More | Caterpillar Adds AP1000F, AP1055F Pavers

National

Masaba Introduces Side Dump Unloader

Masaba now offers a side dump truck unloader, the newest addition to its full line of truck unloaders. This solution eliminates dumping material on the ground and re-handling. This unit features an 8 by 40 ft.

Click to Read More | Masaba Introduces Side Dump Unloader

National

Neuenhauser North American to Launch NH6020 Trommel

Neuenhauser North American will be demonstrating the new NH6020 trommel screen in the live display area at the upcoming US Composting Council Show in Austin, Texas Jan. 20 to 23.

The NH6020 trommel has been specifically designed for the U.

Click to Read More | Neuenhauser North American to Launch NH6020 Trommel

National

Terex Cranes Presents Explorer 5500

With the new Explorer 5500 crane, Terex Cranes is expanding its Explorer series by adding a new model in the 143 ton (130 t) capacity class. Just like its “big brothers,” the Explorer 5600 and 5800 cranes, the Explorer 5500 crane convinces with its impressive performance data.

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National

Kenworth Cabover Options Open the Door for New Applications, Body Types

Kenworth has three new options for its medium duty cabovers that open the door for even more diverse customer applications and body customization, according to the manufacturer.

The new options for the Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers include a compact back-of-cab exhaust system to allow more space for custom bodies; right-side steer for street sweeping, refuse and road maintenance applications; and expanded PACCAR PX-7 engine ratings.

Click to Read More | Kenworth Cabover Options Open the Door for New Applications, Body Types

Southeast

$1B LakePoint Sporting Destination Comes to Life

Promoted as the largest and most comprehensive sports vacation destination in the world, the $1 billion LakePoint Sporting Community Town Center is coming to life. Requiring one of the largest dirt movements in the history of Georgia, LakePoint's 1,400 acres will feature venues for more than three dozen sports and five million square feet of mixed-use development.

Click to Read More | $1B LakePoint Sporting Destination Comes to Life

National

Construction Employment Increased in 37 States, District of Columbia

Construction firms added jobs in 37 states and the District of Columbia between October 2013 and October 2014 while construction employment increased in 28 states and the District of Columbia between September and October, according to an analysis Nov.

Click to Read More | Construction Employment Increased in 37 States, District of Columbia

National

Equipment Leasing Business Up Year Over Year

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $903 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for October was $8.

Click to Read More | Equipment Leasing Business Up Year Over Year

National

Terex MHS8203 Horizontal Screen Module Adds Screening Efficiency, Capacity

Terex Minerals Processing Systems (MPS) has launched its largest modular screening unit to date — the MHS8203 horizontal screen module, increasing the screening capacity and application capabilities of its existing modular product range.

Click to Read More | Terex MHS8203 Horizontal Screen Module Adds Screening Efficiency, Capacity

Southeast

Wetherington Tractor Purchases One of Five Specialty Kobelco SK350s

Wetherington Tractor Service purchased one of five limited edition Kobelco SK350 excavators from GS Equipment, featuring imagery from each branch of the armed forces. Profits from these excavators are donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization supporting injured veterans and their families.

Click to Read More | Wetherington Tractor Purchases One of Five Specialty Kobelco SK350s

Southeast

Equipment Abounds at Linder Oktoberfest Events in Fla., S.C.

Oompah music, German food and equipment displays greeted visitors to Linder Industrial Machinery's annual Oktoberfest celebration. This year, the events were held at the new branch facility in Orlando, Fla.

Click to Read More | Equipment Abounds at Linder Oktoberfest Events in Fla., S.C.

Southeast

Ring Power Hosts Demo Day, Power Generation Open House in Orlando

Hundreds of visitors were in attendance at Ring Power's Orlando Demo Day and Power Generation Systems open house. The one-day event placed an emphasis on equipment demonstrations, the company's Power Generation Systems division and showcasing services that Ring Power has to offer.

Click to Read More | Ring Power Hosts Demo Day, Power Generation Open House in Orlando

National

Excitement Builds for New Cherokee Indian Hospital

With an emotional blessing of the land, participants broke ground on a 150,000 sq. ft. (13,935 sq m) Cherokee Indian Hospital and clinical space that's now under construction. A site known as the Long Blanket Tract was selected for the new facility in Cherokee, N.

Click to Read More | Excitement Builds for New Cherokee Indian Hospital

Southeast

Failing Bridges Prove a Primary Public Concern

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Mention highway safety and people have all sorts of ideas of what that means.

To the Highway Patrol, it suggests expanding the ranks of state troopers. For the Mississippi Department of Transportation, it's a well-maintained road system.

Click to Read More | Failing Bridges Prove a Primary Public Concern

National

Bomag Makes Additional Investment in Its New Facility in Ridgeway, S.C.

Bomag Americas Inc. announced plans for product manufacturing transitions to its new North American headquarters in Ridgeway, S.C. In August 2015 Bomag will begin transitioning its Cedarapids asphalt paving and CMI reclamation/stabilization equipment production from the current Oklahoma City, Okla.

Click to Read More | Bomag Makes Additional Investment in Its New Facility in Ridgeway, S.C.

Southeast

PIRTEK in Charlotte, N.C., Helps to Preserve a Piece of Local History

PIRTEK South End not only reduces customers' downtime but it also helped to preserve a piece of its community's history.

The PIRTEK Center received a request from the city of Charlotte to re-hose a 1948 bulldozer for display at the Charlotte Aviation Museum located next to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Click to Read More | PIRTEK in Charlotte, N.C., Helps to Preserve a Piece of Local History

National

Ritchie Announces Florida February 2015 Auction Dates

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers announced its premier global auction will be held in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 16 to 20, 2015.

Click to Read More | Ritchie Announces Florida February 2015 Auction Dates

National

Equipment & Machinery Repair Shops Stop Fuel Gelling in Cold Weather

For many, this winter may be severe. It has been most trying for those in repair shops who work on the vehicles and machinery to start and keep them operating in severe cold. Fuel gelling becomes a serious problem and a costly one for that short run from the storage yard into the shop.

Click to Read More | Equipment & Machinery Repair Shops Stop Fuel Gelling in Cold Weather

National

Komatsu America Corp. Launches the New D155AX-8 Crawler Dozer

Komatsu America Corp. announces the D155AX-8 crawler dozer with an operating weight of 89,300 pounds. Rated at 354 horsepower net, the D155AX-8 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D140E-7 engine, which is EPA Tier 4 Final emissions certified.

Click to Read More | Komatsu America Corp. Launches the New D155AX-8 Crawler Dozer

National

Winter Work is Welcome, But Dangerous to Crews

Everyone has a favorite fire-barrel story. Tales are often told about shivering in the chill of a winter work day, gloved hands hovering in the vicinity of a scrap-lumber fire, and booted feet stomping to encourage blood circulation in seemingly frozen toes.

Click to Read More | Winter Work is Welcome, But Dangerous to Crews

National

Roadside Ditches Are Not 'Waters of the United States,' ARTBA tells EPA, Corps

The potential delays and increased costs that would result from extending federal authority to cover roadside ditches would divert resources from timely maintenance activities and potentially threaten the role ditches play in promoting roadway safety, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

Click to Read More | Roadside Ditches Are Not 'Waters of the United States,' ARTBA tells EPA, Corps

National

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence at Six-Month High

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the November 2014 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $903 billion equipment finance sector.

Click to Read More | Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence at Six-Month High

National

Case Welcomes Dave Garton, Wayne Harriman to Strategic Accounts Team as Rental Demand Grows

Case Construction Equipment has added Dave Garton and Wayne Harriman to its strategic accounts team, both in the role of manager — rental accounts.

Click to Read More | Case Welcomes Dave Garton, Wayne Harriman to Strategic Accounts Team as Rental Demand Grows

National

Luby Equipment Acquires H Edwards Equipment Assets

Luby Equipment Services has announced that the company has acquired the assets of H Edwards Equipment, which had been the Click to Read More | Luby Equipment Acquires H Edwards Equipment Assets

National

US Home Construction Drops 2.8 Percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) - Construction of new homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, but the weakness was largely driven by the volatile apartment sector.

Builders started construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.

Click to Read More | US Home Construction Drops 2.8 Percent in October