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Morbark 2400X and 3000X Wood Hog horizontal grinders are available as fifth-wheel or dual-axle units, or equipped with t...
04/01/2020
Morbark 2400X, 3000X Horizontal Grinders

Morbark 2400X and 3000X Wood Hog horizontal grinders are available as fifth-wheel or dual-axle units, or equipped with tracks.

Morbark 2400X and 3000X Wood Hog horizontal grinders are available as fifth-wheel or dual-axle units, or equipped with tracks (2400XT and 3000XT). The grinders are modular for multiple configurations. With standard width of 7 feet 6 inches and 8 feet 2 inches, respectively, the grinders are within l...

Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP), managers of Conexpo, put together a 14-point response plan.
04/01/2020
14 Ways Companies Can Fight Covid-19

Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP), managers of Conexpo, put together a 14-point response plan.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, managers of Conexpo, put together a 14-point response plan based on conversations with contractors during and after the 2020 Show.

As of Monday, the city has implemented a new administrative process to approve projects as essential activities.
04/01/2020
Austin Clarifies Which Construction Considered ‘Essential’

As of Monday, the city has implemented a new administrative process to approve projects as essential activities.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, governments local and federal have asked nonessential businesses to close or suspend operations. Many states are considering construction essential.

Italian Architect Mario Cuncinella began printing the first prototype of a two-room house in Massa Lombarda.
04/01/2020
Home 3D-Printed from Local Clay in Italy

Italian Architect Mario Cuncinella began printing the first prototype of a two-room house in Massa Lombarda.

Italian Architect Mario Cuncinella began printing the first prototype of a two-room house in Massa Lombarda, east of Bologna, Italy. The home, named TECLA, was engineered by Italian company WASP to become the very first to be entirely printed from a locally-sourced clay that is both biodegradable an...

Randy Bach, long-time advertising manager for GOMACO and a concrete industry icon, is retiring effective April 1.
03/31/2020
Randy Bach Retires from GOMACO

Randy Bach, long-time advertising manager for GOMACO and a concrete industry icon, is retiring effective April 1.

Randy Bach, long-time advertising manager for GOMACO and a concrete industry icon, is retiring effective April 1, 2020.

House Democrats aim to invest a portion of the next Covid-19 stimulus package in the nation's infrastructure systems.
03/31/2020
Dems Aim to Aid Infrastructure With Covid Package

House Democrats aim to invest a portion of the next Covid-19 stimulus package in the nation's infrastructure systems.

House Democrats aim to invest a portion of the next Covid-19 stimulus package in the nation's infrastructure systems, the Hill reports. In addition to the emergency aid, Democrats are also eyeing new funding for infrastructure systems that have proven insufficient during the current crisis.

As makers of compact utility vehicles (UTV) update them for construction applications, many are converting halogen headl...
03/31/2020
How to Use Ingress Protection Rating in LED Headlights

As makers of compact utility vehicles (UTV) update them for construction applications, many are converting halogen headlights to LED.

As makers of compact utility vehicles (UTV) update them for construction applications, many are converting halogen headlights to LED. Since LEDs have a higher lumens output/wattage, the light they emit is brighter than halogen bulbs. They also require less power from the UTV’s alternator, allowing...

Construction Equipment and the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) presented the annual Fleet Maste...
03/31/2020
Construction Equipment, AEMP Present Fleet Masters Awards

Construction Equipment and the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) presented the annual Fleet Masters Awards during Conexpo 2020.

Construction Equipment and the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) presented the annual Fleet Master Awards on March 10, during Conexpo in Las Vegas.

The Kaeser Mobilair M500-2 air compressor delivers 1,600 cfm with a pressure range of 60 to 150 psig.
03/31/2020
Kaeser Mobilair M500-2 Air Compressor

The Kaeser Mobilair M500-2 air compressor delivers 1,600 cfm with a pressure range of 60 to 150 psig.

The Kaeser Mobilair M500-2 air compressor delivers 1,600 cfm with a pressure range of 60 to 150 psig. It has a 600-horsepower Cat 18 diesel. A fold-up tow bar and steerable front axle enable onsite maneuvering, and the compressor has fork pockets and lifting eyes for full flexibility. It can run con...

The 2D and 3D machine control solutions by Leica Geosystems will be available for Liebherr generation 6 and 8 wheeled an...
03/30/2020
Liebherr and Leica Geosystems Announce Partnership

The 2D and 3D machine control solutions by Leica Geosystems will be available for Liebherr generation 6 and 8 wheeled and crawler excavators.

The 2D and 3D machine control solutions by Leica Geosystems will be available for Liebherr generation 6 and 8 wheeled and crawler excavators as equipment variants from factory for the mono boom as well as two-piece boom versions. Hydraulic tilt buckets and tilt rotators can also be integrated into t...

Construction crews in many cities continued to raise cranes and swing hammers as much of the world shut down to stem the...
03/30/2020
Tips to Manage Covid-19 On Site

Construction crews in many cities continued to raise cranes and swing hammers as much of the world shut down to stem the spread of coronavirus.

Construction crews in many cities continued to raise cranes and swing hammers as much of the world shut down to stem the spread of coronavirus. While Boston and Pennsylvania ordered a halt to most construction projects, some other cities and states designated construction as an essential or crucial....

One of the most prominent trends within the light tower industry today is the shift from metal halide lamps to LED light...
03/30/2020
Why Use LEDs in Light Towers

One of the most prominent trends within the light tower industry today is the shift from metal halide lamps to LED lighting.

One of the most prominent trends within the light tower industry today is the shift from metal halide lamps to LED lighting. The most significant advantage of LEDs when compared to traditional lighting solutions is the long lifespan. An LED bulb typically guarantees 10,000 hours of use at its full l...

If you’re searching for a kid-friendly quarantine activity within the construction realm, creating a watermelon work sit...
03/27/2020
[VIDEO] Create a Watermelon Construction Site

If you’re searching for a kid-friendly quarantine activity within the construction realm, creating a watermelon work site may be the project for you.

If you’re searching for a kid-friendly quarantine activity within the construction realm, creating a watermelon work site may be the project for you. KSAT Kids has a “snacktivity” that is said to encourage creativity. According to KSAT, simply cutting a watermelon in half and digging into the ...

Working in construction during the coronavirus pandemic has split the industry down the middle.
03/27/2020
Unions Call for Better Health Protections

Working in construction during the coronavirus pandemic has split the industry down the middle.

Working in construction during the coronavirus pandemic has split the industry down the middle, according to a report by ABC News. On one hand, buildings, roads, and utilities need regular maintenance and upgrades. At the same time, those small worksites and sometimes unsanitary conditions are “ri...

SANY Group SSR120C-8 single-drum roller uses a 162-horsepower Cummins engine and Rexroth hydraulic components.
03/27/2020
SANY SSR120C-8 Single-Drum Roller

SANY Group SSR120C-8 single-drum roller uses a 162-horsepower Cummins engine and Rexroth hydraulic components.

The SANY SSR120C-8 single-drum roller uses a 162-horsepower Cummins engine and Rexroth hydraulic components. The new roller has an operating weight of 26,500 pounds and has two amplitudes (0.071/ 0.035 inches), two vibration frequencies (32/36 Hz), and delivers excitation forces of 61,729/ 39,242 po...

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03/27/2020

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The Liebherr Construction LH 30 M Industry Litronic material handler has an operating weight between 58,400 and 64,200 p...
03/26/2020
Liebherr LH 30 M & LH 60 M Material Handlers

The Liebherr Construction LH 30 M Industry Litronic material handler has an operating weight between 58,400 and 64,200 pounds and a 188-horsepower engine.

The LH 30 M Industry Litronic material handler has an operating weight between 58,400 and 64,200 pounds and a 188-horsepower engine. The separate hydraulic pump in the closed slewing circuit only supplies hydraulic fluid to the swing mechanism. Maximum delivery volume is available for swiveling the....

Caterpillar did not specify which manufacturing plants, product categories, or parts distribution centers might be affec...
03/26/2020
Caterpillar Suspends Some Operations

Caterpillar did not specify which manufacturing plants, product categories, or parts distribution centers might be affected.

Citing supply chain difficulties, Caterpillar said it is temporarily suspending operations at certain facilities. It did not specify which manufacturing plants, product categories, or parts distribution centers might be affected. It also announced that it is withdrawing its financial outlook for 202...

New York governor Andrew Cuomo accepted the recommendation of the Army Corps.
03/26/2020
[VIDEO] NYC to Construct Temp. Hospitals

New York governor Andrew Cuomo accepted the recommendation of the Army Corps.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo accepted the recommendation of the Army Corps of Engineers for constructing four temporary hospital sites in New York State to house patients diagnosed with COVID-19. According to the New York State website, the four sites where the hospitals will be built are ready to...

The shipping and sourcing of raw materials used across projects has “slowed to a trickle.”
03/26/2020
Virus-Related Slowdowns Impact Const. Supply Chain

The shipping and sourcing of raw materials used across projects has “slowed to a trickle.”

While cities determine how major construction projects should move forward following the coronavirus pandemic, the shipping and sourcing of raw materials used across projects has “slowed to a trickle,” according to Arch Paper.

The Tadano Group is temporarily halting production at its Lauf and Zweibrücken sites in Germany.
03/25/2020
Tadano Shuts Factories Due to Covid-19

The Tadano Group is temporarily halting production at its Lauf and Zweibrücken sites in Germany.

The Tadano Group is temporarily halting production at its Lauf and Zweibrücken sites in Germany, instituting a company wide holiday during the last week in March. “The safety of our employees, customers and business partners is a top priority in Tadano’s company philosophy,” said CEO Jens Enn...

When an equipment manager recruits out of the military, they can safely anticipate the type of worker they’re signing on...
03/25/2020
Sarasota Succeeds with Military Hiring

When an equipment manager recruits out of the military, they can safely anticipate the type of worker they’re signing on.

Equipment manager Ron Kennedy recruits veterans in addition to active members of the military.

A design change helps protect first responders and health care workers from contracting the virus while treating patient...
03/25/2020
Ford F-150 Tech Enlisted for Coronavirus Fight

A design change helps protect first responders and health care workers from contracting the virus while treating patients.

The Ford F-150 has joined the coronavirus fight, a report from Fox News says.

Caterpillar Cat Command for Compaction is an operator-assisted technology that automates the soil-compaction process.
03/25/2020
Caterpillar Releases Automation Technology

Caterpillar Cat Command for Compaction is an operator-assisted technology that automates the soil-compaction process.

Caterpillar Cat Command for Compaction is an operator-assisted technology that automates the soil-compaction process and assists in achieving compaction quality. The new system is available for use on select Cat vibratory soil compactors as a dealer installed kit on both new and existing B-Series ma...

[VIDEO] Progress on Tesla’s Gigafactory in Berlin
03/24/2020
[VIDEO] Progress on Tesla’s Gigafactory in Berlin

[VIDEO] Progress on Tesla’s Gigafactory in Berlin

Tesla is continuing construction work at Gigafactory Berlin despite the current pandemic. A drone video reveals the size of the first phase as Tesla starts leveling for the foundation of the building. The YouTube channel "Tesla Kid Grunheide" posted the drone video of the site taken on March 21, sho...

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Nors is taking over 22 Volvo CE locations, including those in the provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, ...
03/24/2020
Nors Group Buys Strongco Volvo CE Dealers in Canada

Nors is taking over 22 Volvo CE locations, including those in the provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Labrador.

Nors Group has purchased Strongco Corporation and will take over its Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) Canadian dealerships and distribution.

Association leaders caution that Covid will “put a damper” on growth in coming months.
03/24/2020
Covid Looms Over Leasing Outlook

Association leaders caution that Covid will “put a damper” on growth in coming months.

Although the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) was up over 2019 numbers in February, association leaders caution that Covid will “put a damper” on growth in coming months. Separately, the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s Mo...

More than half of fleets using machine data monitor operator or driver behavior, according to Construction Equipment's e...
03/23/2020
Machine Data Monitors Safety Behavior

More than half of fleets using machine data monitor operator or driver behavior, according to Construction Equipment's exclusive research.

More than half of fleets using machine data monitor operator or driver behavior, according to exclusive research from Construction Equipment magazine. The study, “2020 Technology in Construction Report,” was published in the March 2020 issue. It finds that 55 percent of respondents use the data ...

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wrote a letter to President Donald J. Trump, urging the federal government to recommend exe...
03/23/2020
U.S. Chamber Asks Trump to Reconsider Construction Halt

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wrote a letter to President Donald J. Trump, urging the federal government to recommend exemptions for “essential infrastructure."

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wrote a letter to President Donald Trump, urging the federal government to recommend exemptions for “essential infrastructure" following the coronavirus outbreak.

Shanghai-based 3D printing company WinSun is marketing 3D printed, while-you-wait isolation pods.
03/23/2020
[VIDEO] China 3D Prints Isolation Pods to Slow COVID Spread

Shanghai-based 3D printing company WinSun is marketing 3D printed, while-you-wait isolation pods.

Shanghai-based 3D printing company WinSun is marketing 3D printed, while-you-wait isolation pods for hospitals struggling to contain patients with Covid-19. The pods are created, and installed inside hospitals throughout China.

Caterpillar Grade with 3D for motor graders is designed to improve grading efficiency, accuracy, and productivity of aut...
03/23/2020
Caterpillar Mastless Grade for Motor Graders

Caterpillar Grade with 3D for motor graders is designed to improve grading efficiency, accuracy, and productivity of automated grading systems.

Cat Grade with 3D for motor graders is designed to improve grading efficiency, accuracy, and productivity of automated grading systems without the limitations associated with GPS masts. The new integrated mast-less grade system can be installed and calibrated at the factory on new machines, or as a....

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) and Built Robotics announced a multi-year strategic partnership ag...
03/20/2020
Built Robotics Partners with Union for Robotics Training

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) and Built Robotics announced a multi-year strategic partnership agreement.

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) and Built Robotics announced a multi-year strategic partnership agreement. The partnership will establish a training program to prepare the more than 400,000 IUOE members to oversee and manage robotic equipment, as well as work alongside autonomo...

With COVID-19 taking its toll on construction, AGC has urged businesses to request congress take immediate action.
03/20/2020
AGC Urges Congress to Protect Construction Jobs, Markets

With COVID-19 taking its toll on construction, AGC has urged businesses to request congress take immediate action.

With COVID-19 taking its toll on construction, AGC has urged businesses to request congress take immediate action to:

Construction Equipment sat down for a brief Q&A with Neigum following his victory.
03/20/2020
Q&A with Jaus Neigum, Caterpillar’s Global Operator Challenge Champion

Construction Equipment sat down for a brief Q&A with Neigum following his victory.

Caterpillar’s Global Operator Challenge brought 10,000 operators from 30 countries together to compete, held by 70 Cat dealers worldwide. In the end, Jaus Neigum (Canada), the Americas West champion, was crowned Global Operator Challenge Champion with an overall low-time score of 16:28 for all thr...

Hydrogen Sulfide—or sour gas—is the second most common cause of workplace fatalities following carbon monoxide.
03/20/2020
Invisible Job Site Hazard is a Silent Killer

Hydrogen Sulfide—or sour gas—is the second most common cause of workplace fatalities following carbon monoxide.

Hydrogen Sulfide—or sour gas—is the second most common cause of workplace fatalities following carbon monoxide.

Some considerations and actions items for construction development teams.
03/19/2020
COVID-19 Checklist for Const. Projects

Some considerations and actions items for construction development teams.

To prepare for any possible challenges presented by any delays or cost increases as a result of COVID-19, Eversheds Sutherland highlighted some considerations and actions items for construction development teams.

The partnership will establish a training program to prepare the more than 400,000 IUOE members to oversee and manage ro...
03/19/2020
Built Robotics Partners with Union for Robotics Training

The partnership will establish a training program to prepare the more than 400,000 IUOE members to oversee and manage robotic equipment.

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) and Built Robotics announced a multi-year strategic partnership agreement. The partnership will establish a training program to prepare the more than 400,000 IUOE members to oversee and manage robotic equipment, as well as work alongside autonomo...

Manufacturers offer various light towers with options that allow workers to select exactly what they need.
03/19/2020
Light Tower Innovation Sheds New Light

Manufacturers offer various light towers with options that allow workers to select exactly what they need.

Manufacturers offer various light towers with options that allow workers to select exactly what they need, regardless of the job site. In recent years, technology has shifted the market toward towers that are more environmentally friendly, safe, and provide a greater return on investment. End users....

Vice President Pence asked construction companies to donate their stocks of N95 respirator masks to their local hospital...
03/18/2020
White House asks Const. Companies to Donate Masks

Vice President Pence asked construction companies to donate their stocks of N95 respirator masks to their local hospitals battling coronavirus.

Vice President Pence asked construction companies to donate their stocks of N95 respirator masks to their local hospitals battling coronavirus, and stop ordering more for the time being. This call comes in the middle of a major shortage of these masks, which get their name from being able to block 9...

Mack Trucks Command Steer, an active power steering system, will be an option on axle-back versions of Mack’s Granite vo...
03/18/2020
[VIDEO] Mack Command Steer Coming to Granites

Mack Trucks Command Steer, an active power steering system, will be an option on axle-back versions of Mack’s Granite vocational model later this year.

Mack Command Steer, an active power steering system, will be an option on axle-back versions of Mack’s Granite vocational model later this year. The electric-over-hydraulic system reduces driver fatigue and can help cut muscle strain up to 30 percent, and will be especially useful on the rugged, u...

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