The Visual Guide to Understanding Tier IV Final Engines
It’s crunch time for the implementation of final Tier 4 engine emission standards. Over time, understanding both what these standards are trying to achieve and whether or not they apply to a particular application has become complex.
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Above Ground Diesel Tank and Diesel Fuel Gelling
Above ground diesel fuel tanks are most likely to be exposed to the worst weather conditions when the temperature drops below freezing. Refueling vehicles and equipment is vital to continuing operations.
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Terramac RT9 Customized with Digger Derrick for Utility Applications
Terramac, a leading manufacturer of innovative rubber track crawler carriers, is well-known for its versatile RT9 and new RT14 units that accommodate a wide variety of support equipment. The company released its latest customization at ICUEE, which included the installation of a digger derrick on its respected RT9 model.
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JCB of Chattanooga Showcases New Products at Event
On Sept. 23, JCB of Chattanooga hosted an open house event to showcase the newest JCB products available. Representatives of JCB as well as other manufacturers, including Chicago Pneumatic, Husqvarna, Avant Tecno, Minnich Manufacturing and others came out to showcase their products and support the event.
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FDOT I-275 Project Aims to Improve Traffic Flow
Construction work continues in downtown Tampa, as the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) rebuilds and widens Interstate 275 from east of State Road 60 to the Hillsborough River. The project will reconstruct all the southbound interstate in the area, as well as northbound I-275 from east of State Road 60 to Himes Avenue.
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Benchmark, James River Hold Skeet Shooting Event
James River Equipment Company and Benchmark Tool & Supply jointly held a customer appreciation skeet-shooting event at Drake Landing in Fuquay Varina, N.
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Company Wrench, JCB Equipment Match Up in the Carolinas
Company Wrench has recently become the new JCB dealer for the Carolinas with dealerships located in Raleigh, N.C., and Columbia, S.C. The company will be offering the full line of JCB backhoe loaders, wheel loaders, skid steer loaders, compact tract loaders, compaction equipment, telescopic handlers and hydraulic excavators.
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KPI-JCI, Astec Mobile Screens Launches New User-Friendly, Multi-Device Site
KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens has launched a new, user-friendly Web site that is completely optimized for any device or screen size, allowing dealers and producers to easily access information, whether in the office or out in the field.
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Thriving Industry Bolsters Sales for Heavy-Haul Trailers
This year has been busy for heavy-haul trailer sales, with the biggest demand prior to the construction season as contractors prepared for transporting construction equipment. We anticipate a strong finish to the year because customers are still replacing trailers or adding on to their current fleet that includes older models with newer, more efficient alternatives.
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Mack, Omnitracs to Expand Truck Fleet Management Options
Mack Trucks has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Omnitracs LLC to develop future service options for Mack Fleet Management Services. The additional options will expand Mack’s fleet management offerings and provide customers with more choices to boost safety and lower costs through improved operational performance.
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Interstate Trailers Appoints New President, Announces Promotions
Interstate Trailers’ Board of Directors has appointed Matt Laws, formerly national sales manager, to president, effective June 1, 2015.
Laws brings nearly 17 years of experience from a wide range of positions within Interstate to his new role.
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Hyundai Equipment 'Goes Pink' for Breast Cancer Awareness
In preparation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has begun selling custom pink shirts and wristbands through participating Hyundai construction and forklift dealers across the United States and Canada, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to It’s The Journey Inc.
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Bandit Industries Adds Three New Dealers to Network
Bandit Industries continues to add to its network of dealers in North America with the addition of three new dealers.
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Volvo Breaks Ground in S.C. on First-Ever U.S. Facility
Lex Kerssemakers, Volvo Cars of North America president and CEO, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and other key public officials officially broke ground on Volvo Cars’ first American factory in Berkeley County, S.
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Worker Killed by Dozer at Construction Site
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a worker was killed by a bulldozer at a Tampa Bay area construction site.
St. Petersburg police say 27-year-old Justin H. Smith was working at the site of a future apartment complex Wednesday morning when the reversing bulldozer struck him.
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Vikes Stadium $15M Cost Dispute Heads to Mediation
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The public authority overseeing the new Minnesota Vikings stadium and the main contractor building it are headed for a three-day mediation session next month over some disputed costs.
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Construction Economy Possibly Appears to Be Maybe Recovering
These are volatile times in construction economics, with soothsayers subject to whiplash as they alternately peer into the future then look back over their shoulders to see if earlier forecasts are about to bite them.
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Vital Kingshighway Viaduct Job Begins With Demo Work
The city of St. Louis closed the Kingshighway bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks (between Southwest/Vandeventer and Shaw Boulevard) and Daggett Avenue on July 6 so that the 75-year-old bridge can be torn down and replaced — an $18 million project that was awarded to Kozeny-Wagner Inc.
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Labor of Love Music Festival Raises $10,000 for Wounded Warrior Project
The first ever Labor of Love Music Festival, hosted by Case Construction Equipment on Labor Day 2015, raised $10,000 for Wounded Warrior Project through ticket sales, a silent auction and a percentage of onsite beverage sales donated by the Racine Civic Centre.
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Auction to Benefit Alzheimer's Disease
Felling Trailers is conducting its third online auction of a FT-3 drop deck utility trailer to benefit a non-profit organization.
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Ditch Witch Midwest Celebrates 45 Years in Business
In celebration of Ditch Witch Midwest’s 45th year in business, the company held an anniversary lunch and open house on Sept.
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John Deere, Nortrax Introduce New L&M Series at Expo
John Deere and Nortrax introduced the new L&M Series forestry equipment at the 70th annual Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo, Sept.10 to 12 in Escanaba, Mich.
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B&T Drainage Wins Vermeer's Ultimate Crew Contest
The judges’ votes are in. B&T Drainage Inc., Marshall, Ill., has been named the winner of the Ultimate Crew contest, sponsored by Vermeer. B&T Drainage bested three other crews during the Ultimate Crew Underground Showdown, a live drilling competition held at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) 2015 in Louisville, Ky.
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Mack Pinnacle Model Delivers 'Big Red' to the Big Show
The Great American Trucking Show (GATS) received a big dose of Mack attitude when a Mack Pinnacle 70-inch high-rise sleeper model delivered Evel Knievel’s 1974 Mack FS786LST model show truck. Knievel’s truck, affectionately nicknamed “Big Red,” arrived fresh off its appearance in Hollywood at the premiere of the documentary film “Being Evel,” and was featured in Mack booth no.
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Video: Cracked Chinese Glass Bridge Alarms Tourists
The Berlin website AFP is reporting that thrill-seeking tourists in China got more than they bargained for when cracks appeared in a glass-bottomed walkway suspended 1,080 meters (3,540 foot) over a canyon, reports said.
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Report Reveals Top 10 States for Equipment Theft
LoJack Corporation is announcing the release of data and findings from the Company's annual Construction Equipment Theft and Recovery in the United States study. LoJack's report, and accompanying infographic, reveal industry trends specific to construction equipment and machinery equipped with the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System.
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Businessman to Plead Guilty in Tribal Corruption Case
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Havre businessman agreed to plead guilty to bribing a tribal official and conspiring to make false claims in order to take federal stimulus money awarded to the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.
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Construction Worker Finds Woman Hiding in Porta-a-Potty
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A woman wanted on identity theft charges has been arrested in Oregon after a construction worker lifted the lid of a portable toilet to find her hiding inside.
The Register-Guard reports (http://goo.
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Construction Owner Arrested for Fraud, Theft
BAKER, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge construction owner is facing fraud charges after authorities say he swindled several elderly Baker residents out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Baker Police Chief Mike Knapps tells local media that officers arrested 63-year-old Tanweer Bhatti on Monday for fraud and theft of assets from aged persons.
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ICUEE 2015 Draws Largest-Ever Crowd
ICUEE 2015, the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition, set a show record as the largest ever with more than 18,000 registered attendees and surpassing the last show by 13 percent.
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Past, Present and Future of Intelligent Compaction
This article is the last of a five-part series on paving provided by Volvo Construction Equipment.
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ATG Media Promotes Tim Hill to Vice President of Sales, BidSpotter.com
BidSpotter.com, a leader in interactive live and timed auctions, has promoted Tim Hill to vice president of sales.
Hill has been with BidSpotter.com for 5 years and has been responsible for successfully growing the agriculture and yellow iron verticals.
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Construction Unemployment Falls to Lowest September Mark in 15 Years
The number of unemployed workers with construction experience dropped to the lowest total for September since 2000, as hiring continued to slow despite robust demand for construction, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.
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Road Builder Rejects State's Demand for $5M Refund
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A Fort Wayne road construction contractor is refusing demands from the state government for a $5 million refund for a section of highway that the state says is crumbling years earlier than expected.
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Hunyady Conducts Liquidation Auction in Ambler, Pa.
On Thursday, Sept. 17, Hunyady Auction Company held a liquidation auction for Northwest Erectors, Inc., in Ambler, Pa. According to Northwest, the company decided to cease operations and sell off its entire inventory.
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Jesco Expands With New Location in Deer Park, N.Y.
Jesco Incorporated, a John Deere Construction Equipment Dealer in four states throughout the northeast region, continues its expansion with the opening of its newest location in Deer Park, N.
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