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Sunday, March 01, 2015 :: 2:18:39 PM

National

OAIMA Hosts Annual Legislative Reception at Statehouse

The Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association’s 17th Annual Legislative Reception was held on Jan. 27 in the Atrium of the Ohio Statehouse.

The event followed a legislative briefing and offered Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) members an opportunity to meet with Ohio’s elected lawmakers in an informal setting to share their thoughts regarding a variety of issues impacting Ohio’s aggregate industry.

Click to Read More | OAIMA Hosts Annual Legislative Reception at Statehouse

National

Ohio Highway Projects Get Boost From Bonds, Logo Sales

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Partnering with private businesses, offering sponsorships along highways and selling $1 billion in Ohio Turnpike bonds are among ways Gov. John Kasich’s administration has worked to boost transportation revenue amid lagging federal outlays.

Click to Read More | Ohio Highway Projects Get Boost From Bonds, Logo Sales

National

Vermeer Hosts Open House

On Feb. 6, Vermeer Midwest in Chesterfield, Mo., opened its doors to customers for an all-day open house. Event attendees enjoyed guided tours, equipment on display, and educational sessions from partnered vendors.

Click to Read More | Vermeer Hosts Open House

National

PIRTEK Celebrates Opening of Its 50th U.S. Location

PIRTEK, a leader of onsite hose replacement service that is dedicated to minimizing equipment downtime due to hose failure, opened its 50th Hose Service & Supply Center in Menomonee Falls, just northwest of Milwaukee, Wis.

Click to Read More | PIRTEK Celebrates Opening of Its 50th U.S. Location

National

Ritchie Bros. Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated is reporting results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2014. During the quarter, the Company generated $138.5 million of revenue and adjusted net earnings1 of $33.

Click to Read More | Ritchie Bros. Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings

National

CASE N Series Backhoes Go Tier 4 Final as the 580N EP Makes its Debut

CASE Construction Equipment is introducing its line of Tier 4 Final backhoe loaders, including the new 580N EP – a lower-horsepower version of the company’s popular 580N backhoe that maintains the same backhoe lift capacity and breakout force with greater fuel efficiency and a maintenance-free Tier 4 Final solution.

Click to Read More | CASE N Series Backhoes Go Tier 4 Final as the 580N EP Makes its Debut

National

Congressional Letter Shows Broad Bipartisan Support for HTF Solution

A letter authored by Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.), Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) and Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.), and signed by nearly 300 members of the House of Representatives shows widespread support for fixing the Highway Trust Fund and quick action on a long-term surface transportation bill, the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) said.

Click to Read More | Congressional Letter Shows Broad Bipartisan Support for HTF Solution

National

ALL Purchases 17 Tadano Hydraulic Cranes for Fleet

The ALL Family of Companies has closed the deal on two Tadano ATF 400G-6 (450 ton [408 t]) hydraulic all terrain cranes, just one month after adding 15 Tadano GR-550XL (55 ton [50 t]) hydraulic rough terrain cranes to its national fleet.

Click to Read More | ALL Purchases 17 Tadano Hydraulic Cranes for Fleet

National

Scharber & Sons Celebrates Nearly a Century of Business

On Jan. 29, Scharber & Sons in Rogers, Minn., celebrated nearly 100 years of business with an open house.

For more information, visit www.mnequipmentsolutions.com or call 763/428-4107.

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National

Transfer Flow Introduces 40 Gallon Refueling Tank for Light Duty Trucks

Transfer Flow, Inc has introduced a 40 gallon refueling tank for 2010 – 2015 light duty pickups, including the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra and Tacoma.

Click to Read More | Transfer Flow Introduces 40 Gallon Refueling Tank for Light Duty Trucks

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IPA Releases a Professional, Turnkey Solution for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Transfer

Innovative Products of America (IPA) expands their line of Fuel Management Equipment with the DEF Transfer System (#9070). Powered by an innovative and durable rotary diaphragm pump (9 GPM 120V/AC), the DEF Transfer System will outfit your shop with the right equipment for transferring DEF.

Click to Read More | IPA Releases a Professional, Turnkey Solution for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Transfer

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Iowa State Gas Increase Signed into Law This Week

A 10 cents-per-gallon state gas tax increase signed into law Feb. 25 by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) is the latest in a series of initiatives recently put forward by state governments to boost infrastructure funding, according to a new report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

Click to Read More | Iowa State Gas Increase Signed into Law This Week

National

Canadian Rural Municipalities Order SDLGs, Find Them Valuable to Fleets

When it comes to government equipment, value and versatility are key. It’s for these reasons that SDLG wheel loaders are beginning to see more and more action in Canada, where municipalities are utilizing them for road projects and material handling.

Click to Read More | Canadian Rural Municipalities Order SDLGs, Find Them Valuable to Fleets

National

TBEI Lake Crystal Names Engineering, Quality Manager

Truck Bodies and Equipment International Inc., (TBEI) recently announced the promotion of Steve Lee to engineering and quality manager at its Lake Crystal, Minn., facility. TBEI’s Lake Crystal facility manufactures the Crysteel, J-Craft and Ox SuperDump lines of dump bodies.

Click to Read More | TBEI Lake Crystal Names Engineering, Quality Manager

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Transportation Investment Advocacy Center Resource Guide Looks at Variable-Rate State Gas Taxes

New research conducted by the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC) has found that 18 states and the District of Columbia are using variable-rate gasoline taxes to generate revenue to help finance highway and bridge improvements.

Click to Read More | Transportation Investment Advocacy Center Resource Guide Looks at Variable-Rate State Gas Taxes

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AGC of Minnesota ‘Bringing It Together’ at Annual Meeting

AGC of Minnesota held its 95th Annual Meeting, “Bringing It Together,” on Jan. 15 at the Minneapolis Marriott in Minnetonka, Minn.

Attendees, speakers, planning committee members, sponsors, exhibitors and raffle item donors all played important roles.

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National

F2 Series Backhoe Loaders Feature New Operator’s Station, Hydraulic Refinements

The F2 Series Cat backhoe loaders includes the 416F2, 420F2, 430F2, and a model new to the range, the 415F2. The new F2 Series center-pivot models build on the solid performance, reliability and durability of their F Series predecessors with engines that meet Tier IV Final emissions standards, new operator’s station, and added features and options that further enhance performance and operator productivity.

Click to Read More | F2 Series Backhoe Loaders Feature New Operator’s Station, Hydraulic Refinements

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Intelligent Control Technology Adds Functionality to HI 1000 Indirect Fired Heater

Wacker Neuson’s intelligent control panels will be featured on its HI 1000 indirect fired air heater launching in Q2 2015.

“Our market research shows lack of system feedback about heater status is the primary cause of excessive diagnostic time,” said David Mencel, product manager of Wacker Neuson Climate Technologies.

Click to Read More | Intelligent Control Technology Adds Functionality to HI 1000 Indirect Fired Heater

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ALLU Assists in Win-Win Scenario, Performs In Situ Mass Stabilization

In a win-win scenario for safe disposal of dredged harbor sediment and the need for additional fill material for closure and capping of a wastewater pond, planners and contractors turned to ALLU-brand equipment to perform insitu mass stabilization.

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JCB Network Grows With Addition of Roeder Bros JCB

Roeder Bros JCB has become a member of JCB’s growing North American dealer network. In business since 1938, Roeder Bros has provided Midwestern farmers and ranchers with quality machines, parts and service.

Click to Read More | JCB Network Grows With Addition of Roeder Bros JCB

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McCandless Truck Center Receives National Recognition

Scott McCandless, president of Aurora, Colo. based McCandless Truck Center LLC, has been named the 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year. The national award focuses on excellence in dealership performance, as well as industry and community leadership.

Click to Read More | McCandless Truck Center Receives National Recognition

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Phase 1 Down, 2 to Go on Iowa Hwy. 100 Extension

High voltage power lines and endangered turtle crossings were just a couple of things that added challenges to the already complex construction of a 4 mi. (6.4 km) stretch of new highway and the construction of several bridges.

Click to Read More | Phase 1 Down, 2 to Go on Iowa Hwy. 100 Extension

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Civil Engineers Give Average Grades to Utah Infrastructure

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah roads and bridges are in decent shape but its canals and levees are aging and vulnerable to floods, according to a report released Tuesday.

The state earned an overall grade of C-minus for the condition of its infrastructure in the first Utah-specific study done by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Click to Read More | Civil Engineers Give Average Grades to Utah Infrastructure

Southeast

Florida Investing Lots of Money, Big Hopes in I-4 Project

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - In more than 30 years of living in central Florida, Brindley Pieters has experienced his share of struggles with Interstate 4.

``I tell you, some days you don't know what to expect,' said Pieters, a 69-year-old civil engineer.

Click to Read More | Florida Investing Lots of Money, Big Hopes in I-4 Project

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Terex Cranes Introduces an Innovative Free Online Lift Planning Tool

Terex Cranes has announced a free online lift planning tool, called Terex LiftplanTM, designed to add value to our customers’ lifting operations. The tool is the first of its kind in the industry. Terex Liftplan speeds up and simplifies the process of selecting the right Terex crane to perform a configured lift in a safe and efficient way.

Click to Read More | Terex Cranes Introduces an Innovative Free Online Lift Planning Tool

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GOMACO’s GT-3600 With G+ Controller and Topcon mmGPS 3D

Contractors specializing in tight radii island paving and other parking lot challenges now have some powerful options for 3D slipforming. The GOMACO GT-3600 curb and gutter machine with 3D guidance quickly and accurately slipforms tight radii curb and gutter in parking lots.

Click to Read More | GOMACO’s GT-3600 With G+ Controller and Topcon mmGPS 3D

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Wacker Neuson Offers Honda Powered Rammers

Wacker Neuson has expanded its vibratory rammer line to include two models powered by a 4-cycle Honda engine. The BS 50-4As and BS 60-4As are equipped with a 3.2-hp GX 100 Honda engine.

The new BS 50-4As and BS 60-4As offer a low oil shutoff technology that protects the engine.

Click to Read More | Wacker Neuson Offers Honda Powered Rammers

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Wacker Neuson Offers Safer Trench Compaction Solution

Wacker Neuson is introducing a new and improved version of its RTx trench roller including the addition of a new engine option. The line-of-sight infrared remote control (SC3) not only offers a safer remote controlled trench roller compared to radio frequency controlled units; the RTx now comes with a third receiving eye on the top of unit which ensures continued smooth operation along the trench without interruption as it travels under shoring cross bars.

Click to Read More | Wacker Neuson Offers Safer Trench Compaction Solution

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Wirtgen SP 15i Offers a Great Variety of Setup Options

Wirtgen’s SP 15i concrete slipform paver updates the existing SP 15 with Tier IV interim emissions technology, but both are true multipurpose machines that lay curb and gutter, barrier, sidewalk, V-ditch, special applications and slabs.

Click to Read More | Wirtgen SP 15i Offers a Great Variety of Setup Options

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Wirtgen SP 90i Paver Series Permits Paving up to 30 ft. Wide

The Wirtgen SP 90i series of large slipform pavers — which permits paving from 6 to 30 ft. (1.8 to 9 m) — includes the two-track SP 92i, and the four-track SP 94i.

The “i” in SP 90i designates these pavers as having “intelligent” power and emissions control systems, and both the SP 92i and SP 94i are Tier IV final emissions compliant.

Click to Read More | Wirtgen SP 90i Paver Series Permits Paving up to 30 ft. Wide

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The Mobirex MR 110 ZSi EVO 2 Builds on Proven Sucess

Kleemann’s MR 110 ZSi EVO 2 impact crusher is the slightly smaller version of the MR 130 ZSi EVO 2. EVO 2 represents the continuing evolution of the successful EVO Contractor Line, with additional benefits in terms of economy and operational safety.

Click to Read More | The Mobirex MR 110 ZSi EVO 2 Builds on Proven Sucess

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5-Tine Orange Peel Grapple Is a Scrap-Handling Workhorse

With a lifting capacity of 1.75 cu. yd. (1.3 cu m), Mack Manufacturing’s OPSIHCR-175-5 orange peel grapple is ideally sized for daily use in a wide range of scrap metal and recycling applications.

Engineered for durable service, the grapple’s tines are fabricated out of AR400 steel plate and all shafting is 4140 heat treated stress relieved.

Click to Read More | 5-Tine Orange Peel Grapple Is a Scrap-Handling Workhorse

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Duraclass Unveils New Tub Body Line Design

DuraClass recently introduced the newly improved HPT “tub” body line. The line has been redesigned to meet all heavy duty dump body needs.

The HPT-B1 features a closed fender design, and comes in 14- to 18-ft.

Click to Read More | Duraclass Unveils New Tub Body Line Design

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Cat M-Series Small Wheel Loaders Meet U.S. EPA Tier IV Final Emission Standards

The Cat M-Series small wheel loaders — 926M, 930M and 938M — build on the success of K-Series predecessor models — 924K, 930K and 938K — with engineering refinements that include new engines meeting Tier IV Final emission standards and new options and features that further enhance value, operator comfort, and safety.

Click to Read More | Cat M-Series Small Wheel Loaders Meet U.S. EPA Tier IV Final Emission Standards

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Doosan DL250TC-3 Wheel Loader Shines in Lift, Carry Applications

The DL250TC-3 (tool carrier) wheel loader provides productivity and comfort for moving materials in infrastructure projects, as well as building, site development and livestock production applications.

Click to Read More | Doosan DL250TC-3 Wheel Loader Shines in Lift, Carry Applications

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Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) The White House on Tuesday notified the Senate that President Obama has vetoed the Keystone oil pipeline bill. The move puts a freeze on a top GOP priority – for now.

The contentious legislation arrived at the White House on Tuesday morning from Capitol Hill, where Republicans pushed the bill quickly through both chambers in their first burst of activity since taking full control of Congress.

Click to Read More | Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Bill