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Test Drive: 2015 Ram ProMaster City Compact Work Van
Among the recently introduced group of compact commercial vans, Ram introduces a new small model that casts a big shadow.

Photo by Alan Rider / ENR

Q&A with Lisa Farrar of Hertz Equipment
ENR sits down with Lisa Farrar, Hertz Equipment senior director of marketing and e-business, to talk about its pending spinoff.

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01/28/15 Caterpillar Forecasts 9% Sales Decline in 2015

Caterpillar Inc. predicts global sales will slide due largely to falling oil prices and continued softness in the mining industry.
01/26/15 Earnings Probe Delays Hertz Equipment IPO

Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. also plans to launch a new brand name in time for the separation.
01/20/15 Nissan Blurs Lines Between Light and Heavy

Nissan wants to fill a major capability and price gap with its Cummins-equipped 2016 Titan XD.
01/13/15 Contractors Get Reprieve At the Pump

For construction equipment managers, low oil prices offer short-term cost savings but make long-term plans tough.
01/13/15 Test Drive: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Though fuel economy was not as high as expected, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is a truck that most anyone in construction can drive without much effort.
01/06/15 Crane-Age Limits: Anti-Dumping Bans Disguised as Safety?

Regular inspection and maintenance, it concluded, can make a crane of any vintage structurally fit for duty, says Haag Engineering Co.
12/29/14 Year in Review: Pickup Truck Wars

The Big Three battled it out in 2014, and fleet owners will be better off for it
12/19/14 Equipment Forecast: Fleets To Add Capacity in 2015

Most construction equipment categories are set to grow next year, with a few exceptions.
12/16/14 Rentals Rising in China

Softening construction demand is forcing Chinese construction firms to gradually shed their traditional preference for owning equipment.
12/15/14 Around the World With Ron DeFeo

Five minutes with the chairman and CEO of Terex Corp.
12/10/14 At Bauma China, Soggy Times for Machinery

As rains soaked last month's exhibition, uncertainty hovered over global equipment markets.
12/05/14 Chinese Producers Hope 2015 Brings Better Times

Five Minutes with Su ZiMeng, Secretary General of the China Construction Machinery Association.
11/25/14 Ford F-150 Ups Economy Bar for Full-Size Pickups

Latest Ford F-150 is now the most efficient full-size gasoline pickup.
11/25/14 At Bauma China, Machine Producers Suffer From Excess Inventory

Chinese companies are now feeling the effects of a slower economy that has left them with excess manufacturing capacity and large numbers of unsold machines.
11/25/14 Komatsu Bringing Intelligent Excavators to North America

Sensing that the heavy equipment market is ready to move from machine guidance into full machine control, Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based Komatsu America has introduced the PC210LCi-10, the first intelligent hydraulic excavator in North America.
11/18/14 Volvo Shifts Motor Grader and Backhoe Loader Production to SDLG

Volvo shifts production of motor graders and backhoes to SDLG in China.
11/18/14 Link-Belt Gives Crane Owners Telematics Data

Crane owners are gradually seeing the benefits of telematics for managing what is a capital intensive and risky business.
11/11/14 Super Boom Shootout: 180-Foot Telescopic Lifts

ENR puts the world’s tallest telescopic boom lifts, the Genie SX-180 and JLG 1850SJ Ultra Boom, through a rodeo of tests.
11/11/14 Electronic Laser Meter Quickly Measures Difficult Distances

The Hilti PD-E laser meter is designed for outdoor use and has a range of more than 650 feet.
10/28/14 With Boom Lifts Reaching New Heights, JLG Expands Training

Previously used in place of scaffolding or ladders, newer aerial work platforms are reaching extreme heights that may require additional training.
10/28/14 Test Drive: Ford Reinvents Tough By Switching to Aluminum

Design and engineering teams at Ford Motor Co. have taken what might be thought of as a radically conservative approach to the new 2015 Ford F-150.
10/21/14 New GM Midsize Pickups Clock In for Work

Driving the new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon small pickups reveals that General Motors has put to good use its three years away from the segment.
10/13/14 South Africa Energy Raises Demand for Heavy Machinery

Energy construction in South Africa has created new opportunities for heavy equipment suppliers, especially crane companies.
10/10/14 Overturns and Falls Lead Aerial-Work-Platform Deaths

Overturns and falls from height were the two leading causes of aerial work platform fatalities globally in the first half of the year, according to new accident data.
10/09/14 Tight Squeeze: Left Coast Lifter Clears Tappan Zee Bridge

Giant crane passes beneath the Tappan Zee Bridge with only a few feet to spare.
10/08/14 Left Coast Lifter Arrives at Tappan Zee Bridge

The giant floating crane was fitted with fresh wire rope and tested this summer to prove that the rig was ready to tackle the project’s heaviest modules.
10/06/14 Palfinger Introduces 335-Foot Aerial Lift for Wind Maintenance

The truck-mounted lift costs $2.75 million to buy but sets up in as little as 15 minutes.
10/06/14 Lampson International Builds 3,000-Tonne Crawler Crane

Lampson’s latest heavy-lifter has been updated with hydraulically-operated hoists.
10/01/14 Bendix Collision-Mitigation Technology Stops Vehicles in Their Tracks

A new collision-mitigation technology available next year from Bendix will be able to respond to stationary objects in the path of a heavy truck.
10/01/14 Crane Operator Testing Will Continue, Examiners Say

Crane operator exams will continue to be administered, though possibly at a slower pace, while OSHA re-examines its crane rules.
09/25/14 OSHA Delays Crane Operator Testing By Three Years

Operators will now have until Nov. 2017 to obtain a valid certification to run a crane on U.S. construction sites.
09/23/14 Test Drive: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 CNG

For an extra $9,500, GM offers bifuel versions of the heavy-duty Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra.
09/23/14 Global Safety Audit Finds Spotty Rigging Practices

Two-year review in Japan uncovers errors with wedge sockets on construction cranes.
09/12/14 Equipment Rental Company Neff Files $100-Million IPO

Neff executives believe that its earthmoving equipment focus positions it to capitalize upon future growth.
09/09/14 First Drive: Ford 2015 Super Duty Work Trucks Up the Ante

ENR drives the 2015 Ford Super Duty pickup lineup.
08/26/14 Bridge Builder Hooked on GPS-Guided Gantries

Crews in Florida are using GPS to control two of the largest rubber-tired gantry cranes ever to work on a U.S. highway project.
08/12/14 Human Error Caused Superstorm Sandy Crane Failure, Expert Says

New book on crane accidents says workers tied down the Sandy crane, preventing it from weathervaning.
08/12/14 Synthetic Hoist Rope Is 80% Lighter Than Steel

Manitowoc has teamed with Samson Rope to create the first-ever synthetic hoist rope for mobile cranes.
07/29/14 Manitowoc Gains Edge in Sany Patent Case

The U.S. International Trade Commission made an initial ruling that Sany violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act by infringing on one of Manitowoc's crawler-crane patents and misappropriating trade secrets.
07/22/14 Navistar Sold Faulty Engines, Truckers Allege in Lawsuits

?Navistar International Corp. faces civil lawsuits over alleged problems with its MaxxForce diesel engines, which used a controversial method to scrub exhaust pollutants.
07/22/14 Hybrid-Diesel Generator Provides More Juice for the Gallon

A new hybrid generator operates off its battery pack, starting up the diesel engine only to recharge its batteries or to work under high loads.
07/22/14 Milwaukee Expands Shockwave Lineup of Impact-Rated Drill Bits

As more contractors add impact drivers to their toolboxes, manufacturers are offering ever-expanding lines of bits and accessories rated for the higher-torque duty.
07/22/14 First Look: 2015 Ram ProMaster City Van

The all-new 2015 Ram ProMaster City compacty work van promises to brings best-in-class payload and cargo volume to the Class-1 commercial van segment.
07/09/14 New Makita Tools Balance Comfort and Speed

We try out Makita’s new 36-volt cordless circular saw and 1-9/16-in. corded rotary hammer.
06/30/14 First Drive: 2015 Ford Transit Work Van

The 2015 Ford Transit work van is a modern, fuel-efficient antidote to the old-school E-Series, which for decades received only minor updates and guzzled fuel.
06/11/14 Test Drive: Ford's Natural Gas F-150 Pickup Has Dual Personality

Ford now offers a factory-prepped F-150 that delivers impressive fuel economy on natural gas.
06/10/14 Milwaukee Tool Acquires Empire Level

In a deal that unites two of the oldest toolmakers in the upper Midwest, Milwaukee, Wis.-based Milwaukee Tool Corp. announced June 2 that it has acquired Mukwonago, Wis.,-based Empire Level.
06/03/14 Test Drive: 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Goes the Distance

Ram accelerates fuel economy with the half-ton EcoDiesel, but the higher price tag may eat into ROI.
05/29/14 Shell SuperRigs Competition Brings Out Showcase Trucks to N.C. Speedway

Rain and the threat of tornados wasn't enough to keep truckers away from the Shell Rotella SuperRigs Contest in Concord, N.C. May 15 to 17.
05/27/14 Test Drive: 2015 GMC Sierra Denali HD Rules the Roost

GM has refreshed its heavy-duty pickups with bolder looks, sumptuous interiors and handy hauling tools.
05/12/14 Fleet Owners Stand To Gain From V-6 Pickups

Today’s V-6 pickups produce the same power and torque that V-8s reached a decade ago, with much better fuel economy.
05/07/14 Crane Accidents Are Not Tied To Machine Age, Study Says

A crane’s age is not an indicator of physical fitness, according to a new study by Dallas-based forensic firm Haag Engineering.
04/30/14 New Silica Dust Rules Leave Contractors Breathless

A proposed federal dust-control standard could prove cost prohibitive and may not contain the problem.
04/29/14 German Trailer Maker Scheuerle Bets on 'Made in the U.S.A.'

German-based Scheuerle has entered into a deal to assemble its heavy-load trailers in the U.S. for the first time.
04/22/14 Clean-Diesel Machines Lack Export Appeal, Study Says

Some experts believe that fewer U.S.-made construction machines will be able to find a secondary market overseas in the coming years, resulting in a glut of used equipment in North America.
04/22/14 New Strategies To Extend Equipment Life

Fleet management expert Mike Vorster offers tips to extending vehicle life and putting yourself in a position to amortize increased acquisition costs.
04/21/14 Why Are Cat Machines Playing a Giant Game of Jenga?

In a shift in it's advertising strategy, Caterpillar is branching out into the world of viral videos already used by some of its competitors.
04/01/14 Wolffkran Plans Towering U.S. Comeback

The 160-year-old manufacturer plans to re-enter the North American market in 2014 after a 25-year hiatus.
03/27/14 Liebherr Plans $225M Overhaul to Swiss Engine Plant

Demand for clean-diesel engine technology worldwide is fueling the need for companies like Liebherr to streamline and expand production.
03/24/14 Hertz Spin-Off Would Jump-Start Rentals, Analysts Say

Hertz hopes to capitalize upon a 37.6% forecasted growth in North America equipment rental activity over the next three years.
03/21/14 Around the World With Caterpillar Chief Doug Oberhelman

Caterpillar's Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman discusses his thoughts on global markets and future strategy for Caterpillar.
03/19/14 Testing Companies Debate OSHA Crane Operator Delay

OSHA says it needs to push back mandatory testing of crane operators to revise the rules on resting requirements by type and capacity of equipment.
03/12/14 Cautious Outlook at CONEXPO 2014

Nearly 130,000 contractors scoured more than 2,000 exhibits at CONEXPO 2014 in search of new and useful tools, but vendors still forecasted a tough year ahead.
03/10/14 New P2P Online Equipment Rental Service Revs Up

Yard Club offers equipment renters substantial savings while allowing owners to earn money on their idle equipment.
03/07/14 Chinese Equipment Manufacturers Making Inroads at CONEXPO

Looking out over the Silver Lot at the Las Vegas Convention Center during CONEXPO 2014, you'd be forgiven for assuming it was reserved for China-based heavy equipment manufacturers.
03/06/14 Ricardo Brings Flywheel Energy Storage to Excavators, But Don't Call It a Hybrid

At CONEXPO 2014, engine-maker Ricardo showed off a flywheel energy-storage system for excavators that it claims will improve fuel economy by 10%.
03/05/14 Platform Maker Genie 'Has Concerns' About JLG Chassis

Both the Genie SX-180 and JLG 1850SJ Ultra Boom ride on a special chassis whose axles deploy in an X shape to achieve stability yet retract for ease of transportation.
03/05/14 Ford To Bring F-650/750 Production Back to U.S.

Ford says that by vertically integrating the truck from end to end it can dramatically improve the ride and comfort and boost operator productivity.
03/05/14 CONEXPO Raises Record $10,000 for Injured Marines

Helping wounded veterans like take on the challenges of life after war is the mission of the Semper Fi Fund.
03/04/14 Komatsu Takes Machine Control to Next Level

The next-generation technology enables contractors to grade to a 3-D civil design for rough and fine dozing alike.
03/04/14 All Erection Picks Up 10 Manitowoc MLC300 Crawler Cranes

The 336-ton crane, which debuts at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG show in Las Vegas, comes with Manitowoc's next-generation Variable Position Counterweight.
03/03/14 AEMP Reveals Comprehensive Telematics Standard

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) unveiled a comprehensive telematics standard March 1 during its annual management conference in Las Vegas. AEMP began pursuing a telematics standard in 2008 with input from manufacturers Caterpillar, Volvo, Case, Komatsu and John Deere.
03/03/14 Caterpillar Brings Telematics Solutions to CONEXPO

With plans to display at least 22 new machines at , Caterpillar is looking to show off not only its new Tier 4 Final equipment but the potential benefits of its Cat Connect telematics system.
02/26/14 JLG Rolls Out Record-Breaking Boom Lift

JLG Industries Inc. has introduced an 185-ft model that beats its closest rival, Genie, by just 5 ft.
02/26/14 Countdown to CONEXPO: Heavy Metal Hits Las Vegas

We prepared another cranespotting slideshow of setup images at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
02/25/14 End of an Era: JLG To Discontinue Lull Brand

The company cites declining sales and clean-diesel compliance costs as reasons to cease production.
02/25/14 Xtreme To Unveil Its Largest Telehandler at CONEXPO

The super-sized forklift was originally designed to be a cheaper, easier alternative for changing mining haul-truck tires.
02/24/14 CONEXPO 2014: Trends To Watch

With around 2,400 vendors packed into an estimated 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space, CONEXPO 2014 is due to be the largest its ever been.
02/21/14 Deere Expands Its Base in Brazil

The $180-million facilities will support a dealer network that covers 90 percent of the country's market.
02/18/14 Fuel Economy Standards To Tighten Again for Work Trucks

Heavy trucks, including those used in construction, are set to get a second round of fuel-economy restrictions that will extend into the next decade.
02/12/14 Variable-Density-Slurry TBMs Debut In Kuala Lumpur

?A new type of tunnel-boring machine designed to excavate through fissured limestone recently made its global debut with a breakthrough on Kuala Lumpur's emerging mass rapid-transit system.
02/12/14 OSHA Proposes Three-Year Extension for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

OSHA will receive public comments on the cranes and derricks proposal until March 12, 2014.
02/11/14 Certification Option Arrives for Friction Crane Operators

?Crawler cranes that use manual brakes and clutches to control the hoist are a rare breed and so are the people with the skill needed to operate them.
02/11/14 Federal Diesel Emission Rules Add Maintenance Costs

New emission-reduction technologies require special scrubbers that demand more attention to proper operation and upkeep.
02/10/14 Giant Hitachi Excavator Heads To CONEXPO

The machine, which will be featured at next month's CONEXPO show, arrived in Las Vegas on six different trucks.
02/09/14 Cranespotting: More CONEXPO Setup Photos

Our spy photographer snapped more photos of crane vendors setting up their machines for the CONEXPO-CON/AGG show coming to Las Vegas next month.
02/07/14 Spied: Manitowoc Gears Up for CONEXPO 2014

Sources say Manitowoc has swapped out the conventional counterweights with ones that float over the ground and articulate in real time with the movement of the boom.
01/27/14 Equipment Dealers Welcome Market's Slow Upswing

The market drop in 2008 and 2009 was about a 50% hit on new equipment; however, sales are growing again, dealers say.
01/22/14 Barge-Mounted Supercrane Inches Toward Tappan Zee Bridge

The Left Coast Lifter is traveling 5,700 nautical miles to help build the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
01/21/14 Latest Tower Crane Standard Calls for Tighter Inspections

The tower crane standard aims to reduce risk by requiring new wind-loading and inspection protocols.
01/14/14 Ford F-150 Will Go Aluminum in 2015

The half-ton truck's lighter body and other changes will shave 700 pounds and increase fuel economy, Ford says.
01/14/14 Toyota Wants To Help Calif. Build the Hydrogen Highway

The automaker has brought fuel cells back into the limelight by rolling out a 2015 sedan at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
01/14/14 Toyota Wants To Help Calif. Build the Hydrogen Highway

The automaker has brought fuel cells back into the limelight by rolling out a 2015 sedan at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
12/23/13 New York City Floats Ban on Old Cranes

Opponents argue that the age of a machine is not an indicator of its safeness, citing a 2007 study in California that reached the same conclusion.
12/13/13 Platinum Equity Pays $1.1 Billion for Volvo Rents

The acquisition will result in a $277.2 million fourth quarter loss for the Swedish-based parent Volvo Group but will reduce overall industrial operations debt.
12/09/13 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Reboots To Capture Small-Truck Buyers

After a two-year hiatus, the Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup is returning to U.S. dealerships.
12/03/13 2014 Equipment Forecast: Mixed Growth Dampens New Machine Sales

As was the case this year, rental companies and dealers will continue to drive much of the sales of new heavy machinery, analysts say.
11/27/13 Volvo Goes Modular for Global Markets

Rather than build machines from the ground up for various global markets, Volvo is looking to release regionally targeted versions of its popular machines so it can preserve its manufacturing culture abroad.
11/27/13 Where East Meets West, China's Uphill Battle

North America continues to elude China’s construction equipment manufacturers, but Volvo is pushing its Chinese division to change that.
11/11/13 Tier-4 Emission Controls Push Up Machine Prices for 2014

The upfront costs of the cleaner diesels will be partially offset by higher fuel economy, manufacturers say.
11/04/13 Test Drive: 2014 Ram ProMaster Work Van

New to the highly-competitive commercial segment, the Fiat-based van lacks comfort but gets the job done.
10/30/13 Heavy-Duty Hybrids Need More Greening

First-ever research shows that hybrid construction machines save fuel but emit more smog than conventional diesels.
10/30/13 Fears of ‘Craneless’ Recovery Continue As Machinery Sales Face Headwinds

A lack of confidence in nonresidential construction activity slowed down equipment manufacturers’ sales in the third quarter.
10/29/13 Entrepreneurs Taking Tool Ideas to Kickstarter

Inventors with new twists on old hand tools turn to crowdfunding for startup funds.
10/21/13 Do Hybrid Construction Machines Pollute More?

UCR's two-year study evaluated a hybrid Caterpillar dozer and Komatsu hydraulic excavator in various field trials.
10/16/13 Tax Law Changes May Hurt Equipment Sales, Boost Rentals in 2014

Fourth quarter equipment sales could surge as contractors race to capitalize upon evaporating bonus deductions.
10/07/13 At 2013 ICUEE Show, Utility Contractors Fleet Up

Contractors that have experienced heavy workloads in the transmission business are replacing worn-out machines.
10/07/13 Fleet Owners, Manufacturers Close Gap on Telematics Deal

Telematics is a growing source of headaches for equipment fleet managers, but massive effort to set standards is under way.
10/01/13 Why Contractors Are Buying Pickup Trucks Like it is 1985

For the first time since the 1980s, contractors bought more than 50% of all new pickup trucks in the first half of 2013.
10/01/13 Liquefied Natural Gas Arrives on Work Trucks

One LNG supplier showcased a bi-fuel Ford F-550 Super Duty work truck at this year's ICUEE show in Louisville, Ky.
09/24/13 Test Drive: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Silverado's residual values are expected to rise five to 10 percentage points higher than the outgoing model.
09/23/13 How Are You Going To Restore the Capacity of Your Fleet?

The concept of productive hours remaining in stock requires simple math, but the answer is often scary.
09/17/13 Liebherr Plans To Grow U.S. Market Share By 300%

Liebherr has a new lineup set to debut at CONEXPO 2014 and an articulated dump truck coming in 2015.
09/10/13 Volvo Dials Back Hybrid Wheel Loaders, Citing Cost Concerns

Despite previously releasing concept hybrid machines, Volvo says the return on investment is not yet attractive enough to bring one to market.
09/04/13 San Francisco Subway TBMs Dig Deep to Overcome Tunnel Challenges

Tunneling 100 ft below a busy city with varying substructure is a delicate job, especially when the work comes within 8 ft of existing tunnels. Such is the case on San Francisco's new $1.5-billion Central Subway Project, which began major subterranean excavation last month.
09/04/13 Test Drive: Nissan NV200 Compact Work Van

The Nissan NV200 is the latest entry into the compact work-van segment, with segment-leading fuel economy.
08/23/13 U.S. Construction Equipment Exports Down 21%

Exports of construction machinery fell 21% in the first half of 2013, according to data compiled by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
08/23/13 Cummins Turbodiesel Option Coming to Nissan Titan

The next-gen Nissan Titan will be the first to have a diesel engine with eight cylinders.
08/23/13 Volvo Begins Production of Chinese Excavators in Brazil

Volvo Construction Equipment has started production of excavators under its Chinese brand at a $10-million assembly plant in Brazil.
08/20/13 Mammoet Terminal Crane Goes Up Fast in Remote Sites

The MTC-15 is a portable derrick that can lift loads weighing 550 tons at a radius of about 100 ft.
08/14/13 Tools of the Trade for Heavy Lifting

Today's heavy-lifting toolbox is diverse.
08/14/13 Heavy Lifters: How Much Can You Bench?

Modular construction is placing higher demands on the world's heavy-lifting firms.
08/07/13 New Equipment Rental Services Provide a More Holistic Approach

A holistic approach toward tool and equipment management saves both time and money.
07/31/13 Ford Offers Natural Gas Power in a Half-Ton Pickup

Starting this fall, Ford Motor Co. becomes the first automaker to offer natural gas power in a half-ton pickup truck.
07/26/13 Facing Soft Demand in Second Quarter, Caterpillar and Terex Look To Refocus

Construction equipment makers Caterpillar and Terex reported mixed earnings results in the second quarter, with slow global construction sales expected to continue through the second half of 2013.
07/26/13 Volvo Imports Chinese Wheel Loaders to North America

Rather than compete with Chinese manufacturers in North America, Volvo has decided to join them.
07/23/13 New EcoDiesel Engine Boosts Fuel Economy on 2014 Ram Trucks

Ram’s heavy-duty pickups also get a larger HEMI V-8 gasoline engine option.
07/09/13 Dimethyl Ether Line From Volvo, Mack To Debut in 2015

Natural gas will be the primary raw material used in DME production, says Andre Boehman, a University of Michigan engineer.
07/01/13 Test Drive: Deere 644K Hybrid Wheel Loader

Deere's 644K Hybrid wheel loader is the company's first hybrid construction machine.
06/24/13 Manitowoc-Sany Lawsuit Pivots on Crane Counterweights

One of the trade secrets crane engineer John Lanning allegedly misappropriated for Sany was a design he invented while working at Manitowoc.
06/18/13 People Dig Tunnel Boring Machines That Tweet

Perhaps not since Bob the Builder have so many pieces of heavy construction equipment had so much to talk about.
06/17/13 Q&A: Ten Minutes With Tunnel Boring Machines That Tweet

Several talkative TBMs carved out out some time for ENR to share their observations about the Twitterverse.
06/11/13 Ahern Rentals Averts Takeover With New Chapter 11 Exit Plan

A new bankruptcy exit plan allows Don Ahern to avert a takeover of the family business his father started in 1953.
06/05/13 Barnhart Modular Lift Tower Positions Seattle TBM

Lowering a 7,000-ton tunnel-boring machine piece by piece into an 80-ft launch pit forced riggers to think outside the boom.
05/30/13 Drivers Report Problems With Ford's EcoBoost Truck Engine

NHTSA is looking into nearly 100 complaints related to alleged moisture buildup causing acceleration problems in 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines.
05/28/13 Equipment Tracks & Trends: News Briefs
A Cat-themed smartphone and rosy forecast for equipment rental revenue.
05/28/13 OSHA To Reopen Controversial Crane and Derrick Rules

Safety experts who fought for mandatory crane operator certification say they are unhappy to see OSHA extend the testing deadline.
05/15/13 Hammer-Crowbar Tool Seeks Boost From Kickstarter

Father-son team from Indiana develops 7-in-1 tool, after decade of prototyping.
05/15/13 Caterpillar Abandons TBM Marketplace

Concluding that "the business no longer represents a strategic growth opportunity," Caterpillar Inc. says it will shut down its tunnel-boring-machine business by mid-2014.
05/15/13 Lend Lease Explains How Crews Replaced a Crane at 1,100 Feet

Attaching a luffing boom at Manhattan's One57 high-rise required careful planning and execution.
05/03/13 Hyundai Opens First Machinery Plant Outside Asia

The South Korean company is investing $175 million in a Brazil factory as anti-dumping duties discourage imports.
05/02/13 New Ergonomic Jobsite Tools Enhance Safety, Boost Productivity

The most popular, best-selling items often address the problem of repetitive-stress injuries.
05/01/13 Kennecott Assessing Damage After Massive Slide at Utah Copper Mine

World's largest copper pit put out of commission by 165-million-ton landslide that buried equipment.
04/26/13 For Excavators, Hydraulic Is the New Hybrid

Excavator engineers are finding that hybrid-electric systems come with a longer payback than hydraulics.
04/24/13 Bauma 2013 Equipment Expo Attracts Record Visitors

European markets remained depressed but global demand for iron picked up as a huge Munich expo opened its doors in April.
04/23/13 Mini Crane Flies High To Repair Damaged Jib Over Manhattan

A pint-sized machine crews are using to replace New York’s dangling crane proves that bigger is not always better.
04/23/13 Bigge Crane Pulls Weight at BART Extension

Big lifts are par for the course during overnight freeway closures to construct the Oakand Airport Connector
04/18/13 Genie SX-180 Superboom Travels Without Permits

The SX-180 uses a patented chassis that allows it to ride on a lowboy trailer without needing special road permits.
04/17/13 Caterpillar's New Hybrid Excavator Offers Savings at a Small Price

At first glance, Caterpillar’s 336EH hybrid excavator could be mistaken for the non-hybrid 336E model.
04/15/13 Liugong-Cummins Engine Plant Fires Up in China

The joint venture will supply Liugong with the parts and support it needs to reach world markets.
04/15/13 JCB Sets Record Earnings, Announces Clean-Diesel Prices

JCB's sales and profits grew as the industry sold 10% fewer machines, mainly because of slowdowns in China.
04/15/13 Innovation Awards Kick Off Bauma 2013 Trade Show

The awards honor innovations in construction technology and mark the beginning of the triennial Bauma trade show.
04/12/13 Large Antique Tractor Sale Hauls in More Than $800,000

Popular items include one of Caterpillar’s first diesel and last gasoline crawler tractors.
04/10/13 Excavator Sales Show Signs of Recovery in China

Sales of excavators in China rebounded in March after a steep decline at the beginning of the year.
04/09/13 Caterpillar Rolls Out Hybrid Excavator as Layoffs Hit Mining Division

Caterpillar is hoping construction customers will appreciate the long-term savings in its new hybrid excavator.
04/09/13 Manitowoc 31000 Supercrane Mobilizes in Korea

After sitting idle through the downturn, Manitowoc's new super crane is lifting vessels for a coal-to-gas project.
04/09/13 Nearly 100 Antique Tractors To Cross Auction Block

The storehouse of nearly 100 pieces of vintage machinery also includes parts and other heavy equipment from construction's past.
03/26/13 Which Top Brands Are Selling at Auction?

Caterpillar is the big market leader, but Deere gains ground in the skid-steer category.
03/26/13 Volvo Opens $100-Million Factory Expansion

The year’s outlook for construction machinery is essentially flat, but manufacturers are adding local capacity in an effort to grow globally.
03/19/13 European Vans Invade Work Truck Show

The days of the squat, gas-guzzling American contractor van are numbered.
03/19/13 Echo Unveils Plug-In Hybrid Kit for Older Vans

The low-priced retrofit can turn a van that gets just 13 mpg into one that gets 20 mpg.
03/12/13 Are Equipment Rentals Cyclical or Secular?

Uncertainty generally has contractors renting more and buying less, but will they continue to do so after the economy rebounds?
03/12/13 Navistar Names New CEO

The transition follows a failed engine-emissions strategy pursued by former Chairman and CEO Dan Ustian, who retired last year.
02/27/13 Five Trends To Watch At Bauma 2013

Optimism is high as more than 450,000 construction professionals get ready to head to Munich’s massive show this April.
02/27/13 Construction Week: Online Sales Soar at Ritchie Bros. Auction; BIM Best-Practices Guide Coming

Gavel pounds for Internet bidders at annual Florida equipment sale and the American Institute of Steel Construction is developing a best practices guide for BIM.
02/20/13 IronPlanet Wins Auction Lawsuit Against Ritchie Bros.

Ritchie Bros. offered tempting sale guarantees, the jury found, awarding IronPlanet nearly $3 million in damages.
01/29/13 Equipment Dealers Jump Into the Auction Market

The do-it-yourself auction strategy can both maintain valued customers and groom future buyers.
01/23/13 Ford Atlas Concept Marries Brains and Brawn

Named for the Greek god who holds up the Earth, Atlas takes trucks further into the digital age with handy telematics tools.
01/23/13 Ford Transit Ushers In New Era for Work Vans

With new European contractor vans on the market, the old Econoline’s glory days are fading.
01/14/13 Ten Minutes With Michael Kneeland, CEO of United Rentals

We catch up with Kneeland on the sidelines of United's annual management meeting.
01/08/13 GM Pickups for 2014 Get New Looks, Engines

New engines, mechanical upgrades and telematics capabilities may appeal to construction professionals.
01/03/13 Ammann To Acquire Big Stake in India Roadbuilding Sector

Investment would propel firm's global expansion and boost Asian nation's industry growth.
12/18/12 Dangling Crane Was Act of God, Engineers Say

A partial crane collapse in Midtown Manhattan was among the top equipment headlines in 2012.
12/10/12 Soilmec Hydromill Shatters Slurry-Wall Records

An Italian contractor hopes to grab a bigger share of the market in repairing leaking dam foundations.
12/10/12 Chinese Machinery Exports Grow 20% in 2012

In 2012, the Chinese equipment market faced a decline in domestic demand but an increase in exports.
12/05/12 In India, Small Backhoes Mean Big Business

JCB has grabbed more than 70% of the backhoe-loader market in India, but new competition is moving in.
11/28/12 Concrete Drill Jig Makes Work Less Painful

The universal jig is ideal for dowel and rod work and drilling large-diameter holes for anchor placement in rock and concrete.
11/28/12 Tier-4 Engine Challenges Bring New Opportunities

The diesel’s transition from mechanical to electronic operation bears some resemblance to the emission and fuel regulations that began crippling gasoline engines in the 1970s.
11/21/12 Equipment Forecast 2013: Rental Fleet Purchases May Contribute to 'Modest' Gains

Contractors will likely continue to turn to rental and leasing companies to support their projects rather than laying out capital for new equipment.
11/06/12 With NYC Tower Crane Secure, Plan Shifts To Recovery

Engineers are now designing a method for taking the crane down and replacing it, but the effort will cost time and money.
11/05/12 NYC Crane Rescue Is Complete

Securing the dangling tower crane's jib in Midtown Manhattan will take about 36 hours, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says.
10/29/12 Hurricane Sandy-Ravaged NYC Tower Crane Could Fall

Wind-blown tower crane is at risk of falling 1,000 feet into New York City's streets.
10/22/12 Giant Water Cannon Shows Dust Who Is Boss

A new machine may soon make dust control less of a drain on resources.
10/18/12 Medium-Duty Truck Owners Struggle With Downtime

Engine and fuel problems have decreased, but the time it takes to fix them has gone up.
10/17/12 Auburn Students Work With Industry to Design Tomorrow's Tools

A tool-design program at Auburn University's Center for Construction Innovation and Collaboration allows students to work closely with construction firms and tool makers.
10/17/12 Are Clean-Diesel Engine Rules Stifling Innovation?

Equipment users will see few benefits from Tier-4 machines, some experts say.
10/17/12 Caterpillar's Hybrid Excavator Pays Back in One Year

A unique hydraulic-hybrid drive increases fuel efficiency by up to 50%.
10/03/12 At MINExpo, Iron Is Hot Despite Cooling Commodities

Tentative optimism filled the exhibit halls at this year's MINExpo.
09/25/12 The World's Biggest Supercranes

In the world of supercranes, heavy duty is measured in thousands of tons, not hundreds.
09/19/12 Telematics Help Trim Contractor Fleet Costs

Equipment fitted with smart connectivity reduces paperwork, eliminates waste and improves maintenance schedules.
09/17/12 Test Drive: Life On the Road With Natural Gas

ENR drove a CNG pickup for a week and didn’t get stranded.
09/06/12 Meet Ford Transit, Heir to the Econoline Throne

The new work van will provide at least 25% better fuel economy than the aging E-Series lineup, Ford says.
08/24/12 2013 Ram Pickup Raises Fuel-Economy Bar

Chrysler’s truck division is targeting up to 25 miles per gallon in the 2013 Ram.
08/20/12 Ford Offers Gas When Diesel Is Too Much

When diesel is not mission-critical to the job, gasoline makes a heck of a lot of sense, contractors say.
08/08/12 Navistar Makes U-Turn on Diesel Engines, Arrives at Cummins

Navistar’s insistence on using problematic clean-diesel technology licensed from EPA has hit a dead end.
07/23/12 Contractors Are Renting Rather Than Buying More Equipment During Slow Recovery

Equipment rentals allow contractors to shift downtime risk while trimming expenses.
07/18/12 Panama’s Concrete Challenge Calls for Custom Equipment

To meet the canal authority’s tough tolerances, concrete crews wield giant ice machines, conveyors and cranes in a constant fight against Mother Nature.
07/03/12 Truck Quality Suffers From Cleaner Diesels

U.S. truck brands experience 22% more engine and fuel-related problems than European brands, the study finds.
06/29/12 For Brazil Equipment Buyers, Support Is King

Superior service will make the difference between the success or failure of heavy equipment newcomers in the Brazil.
06/25/12 Diesel Exhaust Linked To Lung, Bladder Cancer

Diesel advocates counter that modern clean diesels have brought emissions to near-zero levels.
06/18/12 After Rocky Acquisition, Manitou Aims To Best Bobcat

Weathering a construction recession and emerging from a rough acquisition, equipment maker Manitou Group looks for a silver lining.
05/28/12 Volvo Finds Smooth Sailing by Going Offshore

The company is capturing market share, after expanding capacity in Russia, China, India and Brazil.
05/14/12 Merger Complete, Will United and RSC Get A New Name?

United Rentals Inc. finalized its $4.2 billion in cash-and-stock purchase of RSC Holdings Inc. on April 30.
05/14/12 Test Drive: 2012 Ram Tradesman 1500

Ram’s basic half-ton truck comes with everything needed to go to work.
05/14/12 What’s New for the 2013 Ram

Engineers got carried away by packing the truck with features never seen before on a light-duty pickup.
05/07/12 Putzmeister, Schwing Become Chinese-Owned Companies

Chinese manufacturers are expanding their presence, especially in Europe, industry analysts say.
05/02/12 Hybrid Truck Sets Speed Record

Volvo has shattered its own record for the world's fastest hybrid truck.
04/30/12 5 Reasons NYC Outsources Crane Exams

Crane regulation in New York City has had its ups and downs, but the city hopes to make work safer by boosting licensing requirements.
04/20/12 XCMG Acquires Majority Stake in Schwing

China is the world's largest market for truck-mounted concrete pumps, accounting for roughly 4,000 of 6,000 machines produced worldwide.
04/09/12 Why Contractors Are Renting More and Buying Less

Equipment rentals have flourished as a means of lowering overhead expenses by trimming debt, licensing fees, taxes, insurance and maintenance.
03/26/12 Carbon Regulations Drive New Diesel Engine Lubricant Standards

Diesel engine oils may play a role in meeting tomorrow’s emission and fuel economy standards.
03/12/12 DOE's Chu: Natural Gas Is a 'No-Brainer'

Natural gas is "no longer a debate" for fueling commercial vehicle fleets, says U.S. Dept. of Energy Secretary Steven Chu.
03/12/12 Machinery Exports Bolster U.S. Economy

While U.S. construction starts slipped slightly last year, machinery exports grew by double-digit percentage points.
03/12/12 Ram Trucks To Make Major Announcement At N.Y. Auto Show

As Ram grows its lineup of work trucks, sources say even more options will be unveiled later this year.
03/12/12 A Turbo Twist Comes To Ford's Commercial Van

It will soon be curtains for Ford's E-Series work van, but its replacement will come packed with a fuel-sipping EcoBoost engine.
02/27/12 Products Snapshot: Tier 4i Wheel Loaders and a Cordless Framing Nailer
This week we look at Cat wheel loaders with Tier 4 Interim engines and a multi-voltage battery charge from Milwaukee.
01/30/12 Concrete Mixer Truck Saves Money With Natural Gas

As a transportation fuel, natural gas has a lot to offer. It is cheap, abundant and clean. The downsides? Lack of available pumps, less power and a higher up-front cost for the vehicle. These are hard to overlook, but fleets are doing just that in an effort to cut their fueling costs.
01/29/12 Putzmeister, Sany Merger Would Create Concrete Juggernaut

The deal is believed to be the largest Chinese-German acquisition and aims to create a global powerhouse for concrete pumps.
01/25/12 China's Largest Equipment Manufacturer Said Taking Stake in Schwing

Chinese manufacturer XCMG has taken out a stake in Germany-based Schwing, industry analysts have told ENR.
01/09/12 How Ahern Rentals Landed in Bankruptcy

Ahern is the country’s largest privately held construction equipment rental company and the seventh largest overall.
01/03/12 After Mishap Caught on Video, Stadium Roof Demolition Moves Forward

Following a sudden shock-loading of a crane that caused no injuries, the demolition of Seattle's Husky Stadium is moving ahead.
01/01/12 YouTube Video Captures Crane Near Miss

YouTube video clearly shows a crane being shock-loaded during demolition of the stadium's roof.
12/19/11 Metso Doubles Money in Terex Patent Case

The stakes are rising for Terex Corp. as it soldiers on to defend an important patent-infringement case relating to its line of Powerscreen-brand equipment.
12/16/11 United Rentals To Buy RSC for $1.9 Billion

The two largest American rental companies are merging.
12/12/11 Products Snapshot: Weigh-Based Concrete Mixer and Tier 4i Generator
This week we look at the latest in construction products, including a non-volumetric concrete mixer and a Tier 4 Interim portable generator.
11/14/11 Cummins Introduces New Haul-Truck Engine With 95 Liters and 4,000 Horses of Diesel Grunt

Cummins announces plans to build a new 4,000-horsepower diesel in Seymour, Ind., by 2015.
11/14/11 Equipment Forecast 2012: Dealers Are Buying Machines, But Will Anyone Need Them?

While fleet managers are replacing aging machines, the rate of purchases is slowing down. This dip is mainly due to a lack of confidence in construction starts, which are expected to remain flat next year.
11/14/11 NIOSH Lends Helping Hand to Nail-Gun Users

Nail-guns are dangerous: every year, 37,000 people are involved in accidents with the tool.
11/07/11 Weekly Products Snapshot: Solar Panel Pile Driver, Articulated Dump Truck, Air-Pressure Sensor
Weekly Products Snapshot looks at the latest in construction products.
10/31/11 California Offers Money To Buy Hybrid Machines

?If you have been thinking of trying out a hybrid construction machine, now is the time to take advantage of nearly $1 million in incentives in California.
10/31/11 California Offers Money To Buy Hybrid Machines

If you have been thinking of trying out a hybrid construction machine, now is the time to take advantage of nearly $1 million in incentives in California.
10/31/11 Handheld Tester Makes It Easy To Check and Fix Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures

You might want to hand this nifty gadget to the electrician who walks around the office all day with a cart full of bulbs.
10/17/11 CARB Studies Hybrid Equipment Emissions

The two-year project aims to analyze the emissions profiles of hybrid machinery and develop incentive programs for contractors to use them.
10/14/11 Herrenknecht TBM Gets Ready To Drill Under Lake Mead

The TBM will carve out a 3-mile-long, 20-ft-dia reinforced tunnel under Lake Mead that draws water at 860 feet.
10/10/11 Caterpillar's First Work Truck Takes Ergonomics to Task

Traditional truckers may lament that their rigs feel more and more like cars, but Caterpillar’s CT660 makes no apologies about the comfort.
09/28/11 Caterpillar Targets Top of Work-Truck Segment

With its new CT660 work truck, Cat says it plans to unseat traditional vocational truck manufacturers, such as Kenworth and Mack.
09/23/11 Hot-Rod Trencher Still Draws the Crowds

The Super Witch was created more than 30 years ago as a rogue marketing project for The Charles Machine Works, the parent company of Ditch Witch.
09/14/11 Massive Kroll Tower Crane Supports Seattle Tunnel Job

Krøll is known for making the heftiest tower cranes in the world, but its rigs are rarely seen in the wild.
09/12/11 Chinese Heavy Equipment Digs In Globally

Chinese manufacturers are on track this year to become the second-largest global exporters of construction equipment, but it will take some time for them to pose a threat to established suppliers.
08/29/11 Caterpillar Lauches $5B Global Mining Plan After Bucyrus Deal

Caterpillar has announced a large investment in a new global mining initiative.
08/15/11 Construction Is Lukewarm on First Fuel-Economy Rules

New fuel-economy rules coming to heavy-duty trucks are good for business but will take a toll on the highway trust fund.
08/15/11 Caterpillar, EPA Clear the Air Over Diesel Engine Recall

Caterpillar engine recall involves hundreds of engines, not hundreds of thousands as early reports indicated.
08/09/11 First Fuel-Economy Standards Hit Construction Trucks

The federal government's new standard will improve fuel economy and cut the carbon emissions of heavy trucks by about 20% through 2018.
08/09/11 Domestic Fleet Replacement Boosts Heavy Equipment Sales

Domestic rental companies and contractors are fleeting up again with heavy equipment, but the overall health of the market is still uncertain.
08/08/11 Strong Demand From China Boosts Heavy Equipment Sales

Infrastructure and mining activity in Asia and Latin America helped, while North America rental companies and contractors replaced aging and obsolete fleets.
08/01/11 The Flip Side of Fuel Economy: Less Cash for Road Construction

President Obama's proposal to boost automakers' Corporate Average Fuel Economy to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 will take a significant bite out of fuel-tax receipts flowing into the Highway Trust Fund.
07/29/11 Caterpillar Settlement Touches Dozens of Heavy Equipment Brands

Find out if your machines are included in Cat's ongoing diesel engine recall.
07/28/11 Caterpillar To Recall Engines, Pay $2.5M in EPA Penalties

Caterpillar Inc. has agreed to recall engines and pay $2.55 million in civil penalties under a Clean Air Act federal consent decree.
07/27/11 Construction Training Simulators Are the Textbooks of the 21st Century

Simulators for high-risk construction equipment have reached wide industry acceptance.
07/21/11 July Is A Hot Month for Equipment Theft

It may be a good time to revisit your jobsite security: More heavy equipment is stolen in July than any other month of the year.
07/13/11 Meet Big Stan: Giant Drill Is the Rock Star of the Southwest

The world’s largest truck-mounted drill, Big Stan, is regularly at work busting up rocky soil in Las Vegas.
06/29/11 Which Construction Machines Have the Biggest Blind Spots?

No equipment operator has X-ray vision, so federal researchers have developed new diagrams that depict the area around a vehicle that an operator cannot see.
06/22/11 How John Deere's New Hybrid Wheel Loaders Get Their Juice

Deere & Co. is the latest supplier to build diesel-electric construction machines, joining an elite category of construction vehicles that are capitalizing on hybrid know-how.
06/22/11 DeWalt Seeks Fresh Start With 20V Max Lithium-Ion Tools

Building upon the success of last year’s 12V Max line, DeWalt is making a break from its 15-year-old 18V cordless lineup.
06/22/11 Coastal Lift Specialist Doubles Size of Its Marine Workhorse

Gigantic lift tool is booked in Gulf coast through mid-November.
05/25/11 Heavy-Duty Playground Opens in Las Vegas

The newest Las Vegas Strip attraction isn't another mega-resort but a heavy equipment playground that lets visitors operate life-size Tonka toys.
05/02/11 Terex's $1.3B Deal Would Reunite Demag Crane Units

Terex Corp. wants to bring the Demag brand back together while moving away from the cyclical construction sector.
04/29/11 Caterpillar Sees $300M Hit from Japan Disaster

Caterpillar Inc. estimates $300 million in sales and $100 million in operating profit will slip away this year, mostly in the second quarter, due to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
04/20/11 Robot Loaders and Massive Pumps Head to Japan Plant

Within days of the earthquake and tsunami that severely damaged Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the Japanese government were in talks with equipment manufacturers about how their specialized machines could lend a hand.
04/13/11 Military Truck Now Available To Tackle Extreme Jobsites

A medium-duty truck that has been riding in the U.S. Army's tactical fleet for more than one decade is now available for commercial use.
04/13/11 Radical ‘Clean Diesel' Truck Engine Approval Expected Soon
Navistar International Corp. has submitted test data to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its first on-road truck engine to meet federal clean-diesel mandates without using selective-catalytic-reduction technology (SCR).
03/30/11 At CONEXPO, Pent-Up Demand Brings Solid Turnout
03/28/11 Caterpillar CEO: We Want To Stay in Peoria
03/18/11 Japan Crisis Breaks Supply Chain
03/16/11 Down To Earth
03/16/11 Nissan Presents a Practical, Lower-Costing Alternative to the Traditional Contractor Van
03/02/11 Demolition Robots Break New Ground
02/23/11 Trends To Watch at Conexpo
02/09/11 Volvo Consolidates Manufacturing To Position Its Global Product Line for Economic Recovery
02/02/11 Snap-on Employs Imaging Technology To Help High-Risk Asset Managers Track Their Tools
01/19/11 One Crane Outfit Is Reborn, But Another Goes Under
01/12/11 Big-Boom Lift To Tower Over Megashow in Las Vegas
12/27/10 Navistar Goes It Alone In 2011
12/15/10 Heavy-Duty Truckers Say Goodbye to the Stick
12/15/10 Terex To Appeal Patent Verdict
12/01/10 Ford’s New All-Electric Utility Van Delivers Zero Emissions but at Twice the Price
12/01/10 Shanghai Expo Benefits From Global Manufacturing Shift
11/10/10 As Fleets Grow Old and Weary, Purchasing Rebounds
11/17/10 Caterpillar Buys Mining Giant Bucyrus For $8.6 Billion
11/03/10 A Gomaco Slipform Paver Sets Online Auction Record
10/27/10 Out-of-Court Settlement Bars JCB From Naming Asian Machinery Copycat
10/20/10 Sany America Ramps Up New Crane Line, With ex-Manitowoc Engineer Pulling Levers
10/13/10 Air Board, Contractors Agree To Extend Diesel Compliance
10/06/10 Fiat Group Pushes Client-Oriented Engineering As It Prepares To Spin Off Industrial Assets
09/29/10 Test Drive: Can Ford Pass Off Its 2011 V-6-Powered Truck as a V-8?
09/22/10 Ford's F-150 Targets 23 Miles Per Gallon
09/22/10 At Historical Equipment Convention, Old Iron Rides Again, for Fun
09/15/10 California Fleet Ban Goes Up in Smoke
09/15/10 Silica Is Part of a Milling Crew’s Daily Grind, But Asphalt Group May Soon Reduce the Risk
09/08/10 General Motors Outguns, But Ford Takes Top Construction Pickup in Heavy-Duty Shoot-Out
09/08/10 Deere Sells Its Wind-Energy Business for $900 Million
08/25/10 Caterpillar Shifts Its Engines Into Overdrive After Record Earnings in Second Quarter
08/18/10 An Incentive To Take Asphalt’s Temperature
08/17/10 Caterpillar Shifts Production Into Overdrive
08/17/10 United Rentals, Fluor AMECO Venture Targets Gulf Coast
08/11/10 Milwaukee Tool Breaks From Its Electric Roots To Introduce Non-Powered Hand Tools
07/14/10 Plugging Leaks Only a Small Piece of One Engineer’s Family Legacy
07/07/10 Liebherr Builds Drive-Line Factory in Mexico
06/30/10 GM’s 2011 Heavy Duty Trucks Pack a Powerful Punch
05/26/10 Sandblasters Go Green, Without the Sand
05/05/10 Cloth Hubcaps Help Truckers Reduce Drag, Burn Less Fuel
04/28/10 Despite Downturn, Munich’s Megashow Still Delivers
04/21/10 Feds Study Fuel-Economy Standards for Work Trucks
04/14/10 Next Round of Federal Regulations Has Suppliers Retooling Clean Diesel
04/14/10 Three Ways Manufacturers Will Meet the Tier 4 Standards
04/14/10 Rental Veteran Opens Innovative Parts Store, Where Online Orders Are Clicking Away
04/07/10 'Inverted' Drill Press Cuts Pain, Fatigue in Overhead Drilling
03/24/10 Komatsu's Hybrid Excavator Takes First Stab at U.S. Market
03/24/10 Welding Machines Are Choice Target for Jobsite Thieves
03/17/10 Banging and Shaking Get Beat By 98 Tons of Quiet Persuasion
03/17/10 At This Year’s Work-Truck Show, Vendors Roll Out New Wheels as Fleets Remain Idle
03/10/10 Overhauled by Ford, the ‘Super Duty’ Pickup Pulls Over 10 Tons While Using Less Fuel
02/24/10 Ford Waves Green Flag, While Oshkosh Fights Global Terrorism at Midwest Exhibition
02/24/10 Imported Aerial Lift Will Be Tallest in North America
02/17/10 Drill Covers, Grinding Shrouds and Vacuums Leave Silica in the Dust, Not in Your Lungs
02/17/10 Clean-Air Costs Will Come In Stages, Caterpillar Execs Say
02/03/10 Chicago Hosts Chinese Pump’s Big U.S. Debut
01/27/10 Manufacturers Are More Upbeat About Sales But Don't Expect Full Turnaround Until 2012
01/20/10 Crane Owners Step Up Inspections to Meet Tighter Quality Controls
01/20/10 Rebuild Shop Offers Safe Alternative to Replacement
01/20/10 Idle Crane, Iced Out
12/23/09 Terex Scouts for Deals After Bucyrus Buys Mining Unit
12/22/09 Contractor Takes the Keys To World's First 'Hybrid' Dozer
11/25/09 For the Industry's Makers of Heavy Machinery, The Great Recession Is a Real Depression
11/25/09 Along Came a Spider...
10/28/09 Redesigned Dodge Trucks Deliver Power and Comfort
10/07/09 DeWalt Drives Tradeworkers To Fast-Growing Impact Line
09/30/09 Ford Unveils Latest 'Essential' Work Truck at Texas State Fair
09/30/09 Manitowoc Bets Its $30-Million Supercrane On World’s Nuclear-Power Renaissance
09/23/09 Airport To Squeeze Fuel Costs With Hydraulic Hybrid Pickup
09/16/09 Dodge To Lose Sprinter Van
09/09/09 Traylor Bros. Tackles Tough Projects By Building Up An Iron Army
09/02/09 How Ford's Scorpion Cuts Clatter But Keeps Its Sting
08/05/09 New Diesel Regs Push Prices
07/08/09 Intelligent Compaction Is on a Roll
07/08/09 World's First Hybrid Bulldozer Keeps Up With the Bigger Cats
07/08/09 Dual-Mode GPS Doubles As Vehicle Backup Camera
06/24/09 New Database Will Track Crane Repairs and Inspections
06/24/09 Cat Reveals Pricing of World's First Hybrid Dozer
06/19/09 AmQuip Builds World's First Crane-Tracking Website
06/10/09 Navistar Asks Courts To Review EPA Ruling on Clean Diesel Fluid
06/03/09 Ford's Transit Connect Van Will Find Use In Construction
06/03/09 Crane Professor Pinpoints Key Risks Around Tower Cranes
05/27/09 Monster Machines Doing Heavy Duty in California
05/27/09 Volvo's Fenix Asphalt Paver Concept Is a Vision Of Automated Processes and Sustainability
05/27/09 General Motors Tests Diesel-Like Powerplant To Meet Future Fuel Economy, Carbon Cuts
05/13/09 Virtual Reality Sparks Success In Next Generation of Welders
04/15/09 As Builders Farm Out the Fleet, AMECO Tightens Its Iron Grip
04/01/09 As the Economy Worsens, Machinery Auctions are Swamped
04/01/09 Caterpillar Crawls Into Auction Territory
03/25/09 By Giving Operators Freedom of Choice, Deere Steers Grader Debate Back to Center
03/11/09 Battle of the Vans Rages On As Truck Makers Redefine the Urban Contractor's Rolling Office
03/04/09 California Budget Deal Gives Contractor Fleets More Time To Phase Out Dirty Diesel Machines
03/04/09 Emergence of Fake Cranes Has Manufacturers Blowing the Whistle Again on Chinese Copycats
02/25/09 California Pushes Back Schedule To Clean Up Off-Road Diesels
02/25/09 Nevada Machinery Dealer’s Sustainable Shop Turns Greasy Work into Something Greener
01/21/09 Quick, Careful Operation Lifts ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Plane
01/07/09 GM's Hybrid Silverado Truck Sips Fuel but Lacks Giddyup
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