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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 :: 11:02:21 PM

Northeast

Mayor Calls for Housing Boom in Boston; Asks for $21B in Public, Private Work

BOSTON (AP) Boston Mayor Martin Walsh released a housing plan on Oct. 9 calling for $21 billion in public and private construction to meet the city's housing needs over the next two decades.

Walsh said the city needs to build 53,000 units of housing to accommodate a surging population and to prevent low- and middle-income residents from being priced out of the city.

Click to Read More | Mayor Calls for Housing Boom in Boston; Asks for $21B in Public, Private Work

Northeast

Oil, Natural Gas Prices Confound New England

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Pipeline bottlenecks that drove up natural gas home heating prices in New England last winter could cause trouble when the weather again turns cold, but oil prices that once climbed to record territory continue to fall.

Click to Read More | Oil, Natural Gas Prices Confound New England

National

Gravely Introduces the Atlas JSV Utility Vehicle

Brillion, Wis. (October 21, 2014) – Gravely has introduced the Atlas JSV utility vehicle designed for heavy jobsite work. With a 1,900 lb. payload and 2,000 lb. towing capacity, the Atlas allows work crews to literally haul a ton.

Click to Read More | Gravely Introduces the Atlas JSV Utility Vehicle

Northeast

Allied Recycling Finds Success with Help From Liebherr and Lorusso Heavy Equipment

Edward Jamieson has been in the scrap industry for decades. When the opportunity arose in 2003 to take over the site of a former demolition and recycling center in Walpole, Mass., Jamieson jumped at the opportunity.

Click to Read More | Allied Recycling Finds Success with Help From Liebherr and Lorusso Heavy Equipment

Northeast

Vt.’s PC Construction Takes Its Expertise Nationwide

With more than 55 years of experience in the construction industry, it's no surprise that PC Construction has taken not only Vermont but also the eastern United States by storm. The business proudly calls South Burlington, Vt.

Click to Read More | Vt.’s PC Construction Takes Its Expertise Nationwide

Northeast

Sales Auction Company Hosts Multi-Million Dollar Auction

Sales Auction Company hosted a multi-million dollar auction in Windsor Locks, Conn., on Oct. 4, which grossed $4.3 million in sales. Its largest sale to date included 923 lots from 186 different consignors.

Click to Read More | Sales Auction Company Hosts Multi-Million Dollar Auction

Northeast

Petrowsky Auctioneers Hosts Two-Day Sale in North Franklin

Petrowsky Auctioneers Inc. hosted its two-day fall public equipment auction in North Franklin, Conn., Sept. 26 and 27. Day one featured construction, earthmoving and site development equipment and trucks and trailers from area contractors.

Click to Read More | Petrowsky Auctioneers Hosts Two-Day Sale in North Franklin

National

Woburn, Mass.’s Woodco Machinery Joins SDLG’s Growing Network

Following the addition of four new dealer locations in Canada, the United States also is adding a further location offering SDLG wheel loaders. Click to Read More | Woburn, Mass.’s Woodco Machinery Joins SDLG’s Growing Network

National

Chicago Pneumatic Releases T4F 185 CFM Compressor

Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment has released the CPS 185 KD T4F portable diesel compressor to the North American marketplace. The flexible and reliable 185 cfm compressor can be utilized for a wide range of general construction applications and is now available from authorized Chicago Pneumatic equipment dealers across the country.

Click to Read More | Chicago Pneumatic Releases T4F 185 CFM Compressor

National

Hyundai Construction Equipment’s R520LC-9A Demolition Excavator

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc.'s R520LC-9A DM (demolition) excavator is a massive excavator equipped with a tilting cab and high reach arm.

Click to Read More | Hyundai Construction Equipment’s R520LC-9A Demolition Excavator

National

Big Improvements for Wacker Neuson’s Largest Wheeled Excavator

Wacker Neuson's next generation replacement for the 9503 wheeled excavator, the 11 ton (10 t) EW 100, is taking to the streets with a more powerful engine, significantly reduced turning radius, increased digging depth and simplified operation.

Click to Read More | Big Improvements for Wacker Neuson’s Largest Wheeled Excavator

National

Doosan Portable Power Offers Light, Power in One Package

Doosan Portable Power has introduced the newly redesigned L20, a light tower and 20-kW mobile generator combined — providing a single solution for two important oil and gas exploration and jobsite needs — power and light.

Click to Read More | Doosan Portable Power Offers Light, Power in One Package

National

Zero Tail Swing Bobcat E20 Compact Excavator Features Retractable Undercarriage

Bobcat Company has introduced its new zero tail swing (ZTS) E20' compact excavator, which can handle the toughest jobs in confined spaces. The 13.9-hp model features a retractable undercarriage, cab comfort, increased uptime protection, attachment readiness and an ease of serviceability.

Click to Read More | Zero Tail Swing Bobcat E20 Compact Excavator Features Retractable Undercarriage

National

Komatsu America Corp.’s HD785-7 Off-Highway Dump Truck

Komatsu America Corp.’s HD785-7 off-highway truck features a powerful, clean Komatsu SAA12V140E-3 turbocharged, after cooled engine that provides a maximum net output of 1,178 hp.

Click to Read More | Komatsu America Corp.’s HD785-7 Off-Highway Dump Truck

National

Fuel Efficiency Leader 336F H Hybrid Moving to Tier IV Final

The Cat 336F H Hybrid will soon be powered by a U.S. EPA Tier IV Final Cat C9.3 ACERT engine. This machine features an integrated design that conserves fuel, optimizes performance, and captures and reuses energy — a design that delivers estimated fuel savings of up to 30 percent compared with the standard 336 counterpart.

Click to Read More | Fuel Efficiency Leader 336F H Hybrid Moving to Tier IV Final

National

Komatsu Launches Third Generation Hybrid HB215LC-2 Hydraulic Excavator

Komatsu America Corp.'s HB215LC-2 hybrid hydraulic excavator is the result of years of Komatsu research and development.

Click to Read More | Komatsu Launches Third Generation Hybrid HB215LC-2 Hydraulic Excavator

National

Komatsu Launches PC490LC-11 Hydraulic Excavator

With a net 359 hp (268 kW), Komatsu's PC490LC-11 hydraulic excavator is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D125E-7 engine which is EPA Tier IV Final emissions certified.

Click to Read More | Komatsu Launches PC490LC-11 Hydraulic Excavator

National

Ditch Witch RT45 Trencher Features Powerful Tier IV Engine

The Ditch Witch organization has made numerous upgrades to its RT45 ride-on trencher. Among its new features, the RT45 offers a Tier IV, 49-hp (36.5-kW) Deutz diesel engine designed for minimal maintenance and maximum operator productivity.

Click to Read More | Ditch Witch RT45 Trencher Features Powerful Tier IV Engine

National

Grouser Products Bulldozer Blades

The 1300 dozer U-blade from Grouser Products gives users extra push for their 50- to 125-hp tractors equipped with front 3-point hitches or loader arms. The blade's U-shaped design maximizes productivity by capturing and holding more material than a standard moldboard.

Click to Read More | Grouser Products Bulldozer Blades

Northeast

Crews Close on $33.6M Bridge Rehabilitation

Crews currently are working towards completion of a bridge rehabilitation project in McKeesport, Pa.

The project consists of structural rehabilitation of the 1,934 ft. (589 m) long William D. Mansfield Memorial Bridge, which crosses over the Monongahela River connecting McKeesport and Dravosburg.

Click to Read More | Crews Close on $33.6M Bridge Rehabilitation

Northeast

Walsh JCB Hosts Demo Day Event in Prospect, Pa.

Walsh JCB hosted a JCB Demo Day event Oct. 2 at the company's headquarters in Prospect, Pa.

Attendees were treated to a catered lunch and door prizes while visiting with the Walsh team and a full contingent of JCB product specialists.

Click to Read More | Walsh JCB Hosts Demo Day Event in Prospect, Pa.

Northeast

Jesco Breaks Ground on New Long Island Facility

Jesco Incorporated, a John Deere construction equipment dealer in four states throughout the Northeast, has broken ground on its newest facility in Babylon, N.Y.

The new facility will be strategically located in the township of Deer Park and will service customers throughout New York City and Long Island.

Click to Read More | Jesco Breaks Ground on New Long Island Facility

Northeast

Students Participate in New Hampshire Construction Career Days

More than 900 students participated in the 6th annual New Hampshire Construction Career Days (NHCCD) at the 4-H Youth Center in New Boston, N.H, Sept. 17 and 18. Students from 45 New Hampshire schools registered for the event.

Click to Read More | Students Participate in New Hampshire Construction Career Days

National

Critical Decisions Make All the Difference in Dozer Lifespans

Bulldozers are tough machines, and owners and operators can extend their machines' working lives by making critical decisions about their undercarriage. The decisions begin before a new machine is ordered from the dealership.

Click to Read More | Critical Decisions Make All the Difference in Dozer Lifespans

Northeast

Tracey Road Equipment Holds Open House in Syracuse

Tracey Road Equipment held its annual open house Oct. 9 at its headquarters in Syracuse N.Y. More than 500 attendees from across New York State made the trek to Syracuse to check out displays of trucks and construction equipment, as well as equipment demonstrations, rodeos and seminars, a barbecued lunch and live entertainment.

Click to Read More | Tracey Road Equipment Holds Open House in Syracuse

Northeast

Earthborne Hosts JCB Demo Day in Warrington, Pa.

Earthborne Inc. hosted a JCB Demo Day on Sept. 30 in Warrington, Pa. This event, which ran from 2 to 7 p.m. and included complimentary BBQ and drinks, enabled customers to demo JCB's heavy equipment first hand.

Click to Read More | Earthborne Hosts JCB Demo Day in Warrington, Pa.

Northeast

Stephenson’s JCB Demo Day Features New Product Offerings

Stephenson Equipment hosted JCB's Demo Day on Oct. 1 at its facility in Ephrata, Pa. A complimentary barbecue lunch was served, and the dealership awarded numerous prizes to those in attendance, including a free one-month rental of a skid steer.

Click to Read More | Stephenson’s JCB Demo Day Features New Product Offerings

National

High Court Clears Bullet Train but Problems Remain

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California will forge ahead with plans to build the nation's first bullet train by buying land in the Central Valley and demolishing buildings in the path of the $68 billion rail line after the state Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal from opponents of the project.

Click to Read More | High Court Clears Bullet Train but Problems Remain

National

Stage 8, Caterpillar Tractor Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary

A little more than 10 years ago Caterpillar Tractor sent out an SOS to all of the major fastener manufacturers R & D departments. It had a problem with the pinion nut loosening on one of its largest earthmovers.

Click to Read More | Stage 8, Caterpillar Tractor Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary

Northeast

Case Names Groff Tractor & Equipment Diamond Dealer

Groff Tractor & Equipment Inc. has been named a Diamond Dealer by Case Construction as a part of its Case Partnership Program.

Click to Read More | Case Names Groff Tractor & Equipment Diamond Dealer

Northeast

Curry Supply to Offer Extended Warranties on New, Used Trucks

Curry Supply Company will now be offering Premium 2000+ extended warranties for its new and used commercial service vehicles.

Covered component possibilities for medium through heavy duty (Class 3 through Class 8) trucks include the engine, transmission, and differential, with optional coverage for turbocharger(s), engine fuel injectors, water pump, fuel pump, diesel particulate filter (DPF) and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve(s).

Click to Read More | Curry Supply to Offer Extended Warranties on New, Used Trucks

National

Report: Marcellus Shale Drilling Boom Shows Little Wildlife Impact

BRADFORD, Pa. (AP) - Nearly seven years into Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale drilling boom, wildlife officials say the state's elk population continues to flourish despite concerns about industrial footprints, wildlife displacement and habitat degradation.

Click to Read More | Report: Marcellus Shale Drilling Boom Shows Little Wildlife Impact

West

Mike Rowe Celebrates Holt CAT’s $1M Commitment

Holt CAT, the Caterpillar Equipment and Engine dealer for south, central, north and northeast Texas, has pledged $1 million to support the workforce in “trading UP for a better future” with trade-skills and technical training across Texas over the next three years.

Click to Read More | Mike Rowe Celebrates Holt CAT’s $1M Commitment

West

KPI-JCI, Astec Mobile Screens Hosts Domestic Dealers for Annual Conference

KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens hosted 70 authorized North American dealers at its annual National Dealer Conference, held Sept. 15 to 17 at The Curtis Hotel in Denver, Colo.

Each year, KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens launches new products and sales tools for its dealers during its National Dealer Conference.

Click to Read More | KPI-JCI, Astec Mobile Screens Hosts Domestic Dealers for Annual Conference

National

Honnen Equipment Celebrates Grand Opening for New Salt Lake City Facility

Honnen Equipment, the John Deere construction equipment dealer in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and southern Idaho, celebrated the grand opening of its brand new 60,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art full service facility at 1380 S.

Click to Read More | Honnen Equipment Celebrates Grand Opening for New Salt Lake City Facility

West

Efficiency Shoring Texas Branch Hosts First Open House

On Sept. 26, Efficiency Shoring & Supply's north Texas Branch Office hosted its first annual open house. Dallas/Ft. Worth area contractors and other customers attended the event. The Open House featured a “trade show” with the following vendors participating: Always There Personnel, Cabelas, Cherne Industries, Delta Rigging, Drager, NUCA North Texas and RemX Specialty Staffing.

Click to Read More | Efficiency Shoring Texas Branch Hosts First Open House