Equipment

Caterpillar 336 Series

Next Generation, 36-ton Excavator Increases Efficiency, Lowers Operating Costs Caterpillar introduced two models in its new Next-Generation, 36-ton size class excavators: 336 and 336 GC. Delivering high-production performanc..

Felling Trailers

Felling Trailers felling.com Felling Trailers Inc. released an advanced design for its IT-I Series model line that incorporates additional standard features, structural strength and ease of operator use. Advanced standard s..

Kubota

Kubota kubotausa.com Kubota Tractor Corporation unveiled its new SVL65-2 to the company’s popular compact track loader line, further diversifying its construction equipment offerings. Positioned in a lighter ROC weight class..

John Deere L-Series

L-Series Utility Wheel Loaders Primed to Take Job Sites by Storm Three, new powerful and productive John Deere L-Series utility wheel loaders—524L, 544L and 624L— offer an intuitive solution for projects that require agility ..

Texas Pipeline Contractor Expands with Horizontal Directional Drilling

Scott Andrews of S & J Contractors has seen boom and bust years over three decades in the industry and believes having the right team of people is the best way to survive those peaks and valleys.

First Look: Utilizing Inertial Navigation Technology for 3D Mapping, Locating, Management

Over the last two decades, significant advances have been made in the quality and application of inertial navigation technology targeted at mapping underground pipe and duct assets. This article provides information on pipeline technologies that are available to map a minimum internal diameter (ID) of 1.6-inch to larger sizes. The pipeline mapping system offers a range of solutions that can map any pipe, regardless of its material, depth or type of utility.

Welcome to Our New Home (Page)

Sometimes updating your home is a good thing. And sometimes completely scrapping the old home for a new one is a great thing. Our completely new website was designed to meet the evolving needs of the underground construction and rehabilitation industries.

Toro to Acquire 'Ditch Witch' Parent Charles Machine Works

Toro Charles Machine Works, parent company of Ditch Witch and other underground construction equipment brands, in a $700 million cash transaction expected to close in October

John Deere 944K hybrid wheel loader updates

Updates to the 944K hybrid wheel loader provide increased fuel economy from the Interim Tier 4 model, improved operator comfort and uptime, and lower daily operating costs. “Customers deserve a dependable wheel loader that actively works to minimize downtime and cut down on fuel consumption,” said ..

Hyundai Offers Wheel Loader Guarding Package, Improved Compact Excavator

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announced the availability of a guarding package for its HL960HD wheel loader. Developed to protect the machine from job-site hazards found in various wheel loader applications, the guarding package for the HL960HD wheel loader helps ensure the operational int..

Volvo Unveils Electric Compact Wheel Loader Concept, Flexible Aftermarket Services

Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled its latest concept machine, an electric compact wheel loader – known as the LX2 – to industry specialists, policymakers and academics at the fourth Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin, Germany. This second-generation LX2 prototype is part of a research proj..

John Deere Backhoe, Tractor Loader Upgrades Provide Job-Site Solutions

The John Deere 310L EP Backhoe and 210L EP Tractor Loader are the latest construction equipment models to undergo updates, with a focus on engine technology and other model adjustments to improve productivity and uptime, and lower daily operating costs. “Our goal is to continue to support the ‘EP s..

Volvo Mid-Size Loader Updates Deliver Improved Fuel Efficiency, Productivity

Volvo Construction Equipment has expanded its H-Series 2.0 updates to the L60H and L70H wheel loaders. “With the L60H and L70H joining the previously announced L90H 2.0, we have completed the H-Series update for our mid-size wheel loaders,” said Chris Connolly, product manager, wheel loaders, Volvo..

New Equipment, Options Enhance Cat Compact Wheel Loaders

The new Cat 903D compact wheel loader delivers increased performance – 25 percent more lifting capacity and travel speed, compared to its 903C2 predecessor – and expanded work tool capability. Its power train uses a fuel-efficient, Tier 4 Final, Cat C2.4 engine, rated at 40 net horsepower, and hydr..

Doosan Announces New DL280-5 Wheel Loader

Doosan Infracore North America LLC, has extended its wheel loader lineup with the new DL280-5, part of the popular category of 3- to 4-cubic-yard units. The new wheel loader is designed to provide operators with enhanced performance and comfort, as well as increased uptime protection when working in..

Akktoberfest to Honor Akkerman’s 45th Anniversary

Marking 45 years of guided boring, microtunneling, pipe jacking and tunneling equipment and solutions for installing a variety of underground infrastructure, Akkerman is hosting Akktoberfest, Sept. 18-20, at its Brownsdale, Minn, headquarters. In the tradition of Oktoberfest, the largest folk festi..

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Updated PL61 Enhances Performance, Safety

An updated PL61, part of the Caterpillar full line of purpose-built pipelayers, retains its familiar comfort and easy maintenance features, while enhancing performance and safety. Delivering 40,000 pounds of maximum load capacity, it has a 128-inch easy transport width. For superior maneuverabilit..

Volvo Rolls Out D-Series Skid Steers, Compact Track Loaders

Volvo’s revamped D-Series offers new skid steer loaders (MC110D, MC115D and MC135D) and compact track loaders (MCT110D, MCT125D and MCT135D) with more strength, greater capacities, and improved safety and operator comfort. Equipped with the next-generation, curved single loader arm, the D-Series is..

Ditch Witch, Vacuworx Form Vacuum Lifting Technology Partnership

Ditch Witch has partnered with Vacuworx to bring the benefits of vacuum lifting technology to an expanded network of underground construction contractors, landscapers, municipalities and utilities. Vacuum lifting systems are designed to use constant vacuum pressure to handle heavy loads, such as st..

Gehl and Mustang offer world’s largest skid loader

Gehl and Mustang now offer the world’s largest skid loader – with an operating weight of 11,665 pounds. Featuring a Tier IV certified Deutz 120-horsepower engine and 4,200 pounds of rated operating capacity, the 4200V an increase of 21.7 horsepower and 200 pounds in operating capacity over the brand..

Airless radial tires on CASE skid steer loaders

Michelin X Tweel SSL all-terrain (AT) airless radial tires are now a factory-approved, -supplied option on all CASE skid steer loader models. Airless radial tires perform just like a pneumatic tire, but without the risk and costly downtime associated with penetrations and impact damage. The Micheli..

Rain Delays ‘Pipe Swallowing’ Project

Large Pipe-Ramming Tool Drives Casing to Replace Failing Culvert Drill Tech Drilling & Shoring Inc. first demonstrated its 34-inch HammerHead Trenchless pipe ramming tool while driving 108-inch steel pipe over a 54-inch culvert beneath the scenic Pacific Coast Highway. The technique is called “pip..

CASE

casece.com Several new enhancements to the N Series of backhoe loaders are incorporated throughout the machine – from cab and drive-train improvements, to enhancements to the hydraulic and electrical systems. In addition, a number of features that were previously optional are now standard, and ther..

Thompson CAT/Prinoth

thompsontractor.com, prinoth.com Thompson Cat of Memphis, TN, , will add the Prinoth Panther product line to its offerings. The division of Thompson Tractor, formed in 1944, is a fourth-generation family owned business with 11 branches and more than 500 employees across western Tennessee and northe..

Willbros to Sell U.S. Pipeline Construction Equipment

Willbros Group, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to sell certain U.S. mainline pipeline assets to WB Pipeline, LLC, an affiliate of Meridien Energy, LLC. Assets included in the sale consist primarily of cross-country pipeline construction equipment.  Valuation is based upon independent third ..

Vermeer Adds New S925TX Mini Skid Steer

Vermeer has expanded its compact equipment lineup with the new S925TX mini skid steer, designed to provide impressive lifting performance and the power to conquer the most demanding applications. With a tip capacity of 2,643 pounds, rated operating capacity of 925 pounds and maximum hinge pin heigh..

CASE Adds 650M Dozer To M Series Lineup

CASE Construction Equipment’s 650M, the latest dozer in the M-Series lineup, replaces and updates the popular 74-horsepower 650 dozer, with all of the CASE M-Series hallmarks, plus an enhanced undercarriage with improved track frame, idler, sprockets, rollers and extended-life SALT HD tracks, as wel..

Tips For Better Accuracy In Utility Plowing

From upgrading existing services to installation of high-quality broadband, a vibratory plow is an in-demand piece of equipment. Utility installation projects, both rural and urban, can go quickly and smoothly with the help of this machine – when it’s operated correctly. Failing to plan, forgoing m..

John Deere

Brand-new to the John Deere compact wheel loader lineup, are the 62-horsepower 204L and 67-horsepower 304L models. Both are equipped with Final Tier 4 engines and fuel-efficient hydrostatic transmissions. An optional ride control produces a smoother ride and reduces material spillage, while a redesi..