National Coalition Launches “Hardhats for Highways” Campaign
With the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) projected to be unable to support any new highway, bridge and public transportation improvements in fiscal year 2015, a national coalition of associations and labor unions announced that it is launching a campaign to help educate Congress about the connection between local jobs and federal highway and transit investment.
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ARTBA: Where Will Transportation Funding Come From?
The Obama Administration’s budget for FY 2015, released March 4, recommends investing $90.9 billion in transportation improvements, a proposed increase of $18.6 billion over the amount enacted for FY 2014, or a 25.
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New 'i’'-Machines Prominent at Wirtgen America Stand at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2014
Continuing a tradition of strong exposure at North America’s largest construction equipment exposition, Wirtgen Group will display 41 machines – most of them new i-series products – at Conexpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas March 4-8, 2014.
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IROCK Introduces TC-20 Track Impact Crusher at CONEXPO-CON/AGG
The new TC-20 Track Impact Crusher from IROCK Crushers combines a larger feeder, a high-performance four-bar impactor and heavy-duty components for exceptional efficiency, reliability and precision.
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Kobelco Excavators On Display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014
KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA’s Silver Lot Booth 4408 included an expansive display of the company’s line of World Class crawler excavator models in the 3,000 to 184,000 lb. classes at ConExpo/ConAgg 2014, including the company’s all new SK55 launched at the show.
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Atlas Copco Hydro Magnet Picks Profit From Demolition Waste
Atlas Copco’s Dynapac CT3000 tamping compactor has been designed to efficiently achieve specified densities on cohesive and semi-cohesive soils. With an operating weight of 25 tons (22.5 metric tons) and an average production capacity of 1,046 cubic yards per hour, the Dynapac CT3000 is ideal on projects such as highways, dams and airport runways where large-volume earthwork is required.
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Work on U.S. 27 to Ease Demand on Area Roads
Work continues on a section of highway near Chattanooga, Tenn. This part of U.S. Highway 27 was constructed years ago, but times have changed, populations grown and the demands on area highways exploded.
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Terex Fuchs MHL335 Material Handler Delivers High Lift Capacities
The Terex Fuchs MHL335 material handler blends the undercarriage of the larger MHL340 with the upper carriage of the smaller MHL331, providing a 9% wider stabilizer footprint than the MHL331 to elevate handling capacities throughout the entire lift range.
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Flint Equipment’s Griffin Passes Away at Age 66
Gordon Troy Griffin, used equipment manager of Flint Equipment Company in Albany, Ga., passed away in his home on Jan. 27. He was 66 years old.
Mr. Griffin was born in Hahira, Ga., and was the son of the late Gordon Clower and Beryl Hiers Griffin.
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Hitachi Introduces New Rigid-Frame Haul truck Product Line at CONEXPO-CON/AGG
Construction professionals from across the world will get their first look at the updates to the Hitachi rigid-frame haul truck line March 4 – 8, 2014 at Hitachi booth during the CONEXPO-CON/AGG trade show in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Terex Debuts New FD5000 “Great Lakes” Mixer Truck at CONEXPO-CON/AGG
The new Terex FD5000 “Great Lakes” front discharge mixer truck on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014, March 4-8 in Las Vegas, Nev., is the first Terex mixer truck powered by a compressed natural gas (CNG) engine.
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Manitowoc Presents New Crawler Cranes at CONEXPO 2014
Manitowoc is introducing a new range of lattice-boom crawler cranes at CONEXPO 2014. Among them is the 165 t (180 USt) capacity Manitowoc MLC165, which is making its US debut at the show.
The Manitowoc MLC165 is designed for the global market.
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GOMACO Exhibits Largest Spread of Concrete Slipform Paving Equipment at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014
GOMACO has created the largest spread of concrete slipform paving equipment at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014. They had 13 machines in their largest display ever, including the next generation GHP-2800 slipform paver and next generation Commander III.
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New Volvo CE President Meets Global Trade Press at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has used its international press conference at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 (ConExpo) exhibition in Las Vegas to unveil a host of new products – one that sees the introduction of new generations of haulers, wheel loaders, excavators and graders, all meeting the low-emission requirements of Tier 4 Final/Stage IV legislation, which came into force in January 2014.
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JLG Introduces World’s First Four-Wheel Electric-Drive Hybrid Boom
JLG Industries, Inc. has introduced the world’s first true four-wheel electric-drive hybrid boom, the H340AJ. The product will be displayed at CONEXPO 2014 in Las Vegas (booth #1037).
Combining diesel fuel and an electric power system, the JLG H340AJ provides the power and durability of a diesel-powered machine while saving operational costs.
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Topcon Unveils the ConExpo Experience
Topcon Positioning Group announces the launch of the Topcon Conexpo Experience. Industry professionals not able to attend the Conexpo-Con/Agg 2014 exhibit can “tour” the four Topcon booths and learn about what’s going on at the show.
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New Sandvik Product Names at CONEXPO-CONAGG
During Sandvik’s long and proud history, many market leading products have been designed and produced, developing a loyal customer base throughout the world. For various reasons many of these products names changed.
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Equipment Leasing Confidence Levels Near Two-Year High
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the February 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 $827 billion equipment finance sector.
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AED: Highway Trust Fund Reform Proposal May Not Go Far Enough
Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) President and CEO Brian P. McGuire released the following statement on the draft tax reform proposal released Feb.
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Komatsu America Corp. Expands intelligent Machine Control Dozer Family
Komatsu America Corp. will display two more dozers from its intelligent Machine Control family, the D37EXi/PXi-23 and D39EXi/PXi-23 crawler dozers at ConExpo 2014. Equipped with fully automatic blade control, both dozers can perform not only finish grading, but also rough dozing.
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Fuel Efficiency Leader 336F H Hybrid Moving to Tier 4 Final
The Cat 336F H Hybrid will soon be powered by a U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final Cat C9.3 ACERT engine. This unique 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.
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Chicago Pneumatic Introduces CPS 185 JD to North American Market
Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment has introduced the CPS 185 JD iT4 to the North American marketplace. The versatile 185 CFM portable air compressor is now available from authorized Chicago Pneumatic equipment dealers across the continent.
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LiuGong unveils its Large Tonnage Excavator, 950E, at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014
LiuGong is unveiling one of its largest crawler excavators, the 950E, at this year’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG show. The machine can be seen at LiuGong booth located at 12166 in North Hall.
The E series is the latest generation of LiuGong excavators, following in the tracks of the highly reputed D series, which is renowned for its high reliability and serviceability, but now even stronger power, easier control and more safety.
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Construction Equipment Guide is Now Live at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014
Construction Equipment Guide is proud to be an active participant at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. CEG will be located in the Central Hall, Booth #50001. As the event continues, look to our exclusive coverage of all the latest news from Las Vegas.
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Metso’s New Lokotrack LT220D Mobile Crusher Revolutionizes Aggregate Contracting
Lokotrack LT220D, the latest addition to Metso's mobile crushing and screening equipment range, will revolutionize the way aggregate contractors operate around the world. Combining a cone crusher and a screen into a single track-mounted plant, the Lokotrack LT220D reduces operational costs in several ways, most notably by substantially lowering fuel consumption and reducing the need for maintenance.
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Heavy Equipment Industry Associations, Manufacturers Reach Agreement on Telematics Data
The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) have announced that 19 data points will be part of a standard being developed and maintained by the two Associations and their memberships.
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CASE Introduces Tier 4 Final 821F and 921F Wheel Loaders at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014
CASE Construction Equipment has announced that the company’s 821F and 921F wheel loaders meet federal Tier 4 Final emissions standards. As with the Tier 4 Interim models, CASE has equipped each model with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR)-only solution that treats emissions separately with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and does not require the engine to re-circulate exhaust gas.
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Caterpillar is BUILT FOR IT at CONEXPO-CON/AGG
At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 Caterpillar will present its lineup of machines, technology and services designed with the primary goal of helping customers succeed. The Caterpillar organization and Cat products are being displayed with the BUILT FOR IT theme—built to work for contractors of all types, aggregates miners, construction materials suppliers and specialty trades.
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JCB to Launch New Products, Host Activities and Offer Giveaways at ConExpo 2014
CONEXPO only takes place once every three years, and leading heavy equipment manufacturer JCB plans to make the most of the 2014 event. In addition to launching a number of exciting new products, JCB will also host a number of activities, giveaways and show specials at its outdoor stand, #1559 in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Gold Lot.
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CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 Launches
After three years of anticipation, the day is finally here. CONEXPO-CON/AGG will launch today in Las Vegas with an opening ceremony scheduled for 9:30 a.m. local time. With so much to do and see, it helps to have a guide to what’s new and exciting at the show.
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U.S. Construction Activity Projected to Increase
Construction contractors and equipment distributors are optimistic that local non-residential construction activity will improve in 2014 compared to the prior year, according to a recent survey administered by Wells Fargo.
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CEG Launches Mobile App at CONEXPO-CON/AGG
Just in time for CONEXPO-CON/AGG, Construction Equipment Guide has launched its first ever mobile app. Now regular readers of both the print and web editions of Construction Equipment Guide will have access to all the latest equipment listings, auction calendars, and up to the minute industry news coverage – right in the palm of their hands.
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Railroad Contractors in Midst of Full-Throttle Revival
Railroad contractors in midst of full-throttle revival
Railroads are rumbling through some impressive growth years and spending billions of dollars to keep trains on the tracks. It's good news for some construction contractors.
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CAM Inducts Three New Members
The 128th Annual Meeting of the Construction Association of Michigan (CAM) was held Feb. 5 at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, Mich.
More than 400 CAM members were in attendance at the luncheon meeting, where the association's new officers and directors who will serve on the 2014 board of directors were installed.
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YES JCB Announces Dealership Opening
YES JCB has announced the opening of its second full-service dealership in Madison, Wis. The company's second branch joins YES JCB of Milwaukee, Wis., in serving construction, agricultural and industrial equipment customers.
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'Stan The Man' Span Wraps Up Early, Under Budget in Mo.
There's been talk about building a new bridge across the Mississippi River to link Missouri to Illinois for more than a quarter century. But it was only in recent years that the project picked up steam.
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