Equipment

HammerHead Trenchless

HammerHead Trenchless, a Charles Machine Works company, introduced its new 22-ton, radio remote-controlled HydroGuide HG2200 cable winch, designed for maximum efficiency in pipebursting, sliplining and pipeslitting applications. Radio remote-control enhances ease-of-use and productivity. It provide..

Tulsa Rig Iron Celebrates 30 years Of Service

Tulsa Rig Iron (TRI) celebrated its 30th anniversary by hosting a luncheon on Sept. 20 at its facility in Kiefer, OK. Terry Flynn, vice president of sales and marketing, said that “with so many acquisitions and mergers in our industry, it is a great benchmark that a company checks the 30 year box.” ..

Getting Best Price For Used Equipment In Tier 4 Era

To provide assistance in navigating the EPA’s Tier 4 mandates, the Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) has released a free, downloadable white paper, “Advice from the Experts: Getting the Best Pricing on Used Equipment in the Era of Tier 4.” Mandates are driving up the demand for non-T..

Vacuum Lifting Technology Lands On White House Steps

Vacuworx lifting technology made its way to the White House as part of the National Park Service’s historic renovation of the building’s South Portico steps. The $1 million project, which included dismantling Truman-era staircases and installing carefully selected cuts of Missouri limestone, was com..

TT Technologies Offers Pipeliner Package

TT Technologies offers a pipe rammer and bentonite system for oil and gas pipeline installation projects. The pipeliner package features an 18-inch diameter Grundoram Goliath pneumatic pipe ramming system and Grundomudd 500 bentonite mixing/delivery system. During the ramming process the rammer is ..

Godwin Smart Pumps

Xylem has introduced to the United States market the first of a new series of “smart” dewatering pumps. The Godwin NC150S Dri-Prime pump is the first in the new Godwin “S” Series and features Godwin’s Field Smart Technology. This first-in-industry telemetry and wireless technology provides remote m..

Report: Global Underground Utility Locator Market to Reach $11 Billion by 2025

According to a new report published by Global Market Estimates, the underground utility locator market is expected to reach $11.21 Billion by 2025, due to the following: Increasing spending on infrastructure development and residential & non-residential construction activities Oil & gas pipeline..

CASE Partners With Leica Geosystems On Innovative Grade Control Solution

Available factory-installed or as a retrofit on select CASE M Series dozers, CASE Construction Equipment’s all-new SiteControl CoPilot system bridges the gap between automatic and indicate-only systems. The result of a global partnership with Leica Geosystems, the easy-to-use system allows operator..

Lane Construction Wins $580-Million Tunnel Project

Lane Construction Corporation and its parent, Salini Impregilo, received a $580-million contract for the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) project in Washington, D.C. This large, deep sewer tunnel will increase the system’s capacity, significantly mitigating the frequency, magnitude and duration of s..

Ditch Witch, Utilicor Join Forces to Simplify Utility Repairs

Ditch Witch®, a Charles Machine Works Company, has partnered with Utilicor Technologies, Inc. to bring the benefits of advanced keyhole technology and reinstatement to contractors, municipalities and utilities globally. Due to the partnership, utility contractors will now be able to operate a nimbl..

Schonstedt to Give Away a Free Locator

Schonstedt Instrument Company has launched “The Best Picture of a Schonstedt in Action,” a social media contest designed to highlight the company’s locators. The winner will receive a free Maggie, Schonstedt’s newest magnetic locator. To be eligible, all pictures must include a Schonstedt locator (..

Vacuworx Unveils Compact Vacuum Lifting System

Vacuworx has introduced a compact vacuum lifting system for handling concrete slabs, steel trench plates, pipe and other job-site lifting needs. The new CM 3 system is designed to fit on skid-steer loaders, track and articulated wheel loaders, said Randy Hayes, Vacuworx corporate sales director. “T..

Heavy Equipment Competition in Pennsylvania

Volvo Construction Equipment sponsored and partnered with SkillsUSA on the Heavy Equipment Competition in Pennsylvania. SkillsUSA is a national career and technical training organization that encourages young Americans to pursue skilled professions in the manufacturing industry. Nine high school s..

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Equipment Rental Industry Forecast Remains Steady

According to the latest quarterly update of the ARA Rental Market Monitor™, a five-year forecast for equipment rental industry revenues released by the American Rental Association (ARA), U.S. equipment rental revenue is expected to reach $49.3 billion in 2017, an increase of 4.3 percent from 2016. ..

Ditch Witch Represents Oklahoma in Made in America Product Showcase

Ditch Witch®, a Charles Machine Works Company, today represented Oklahoma at the Made in America Product Showcase celebrating American-made products hosted at the White House. A Ditch Witch JT20 horizontal directional drill (HDD) was on display at the event. “We are honored to represent the state o..

Selecting The Best Dewatering Pump For The Job

When dealing with a construction site that is underwater or where the water table is just above sea level, contractors have to ensure that the excavation stays dry and safe for workers. This can be extra challenging where you have conditions affected by water depth, and conditions such as silt and s..

New Padding Bucket Designed Specifically For Pipelines

Finish manufacturer REMU has introduced a new pipeline padding bucket to the North American market. The PD3160 is specifically designed for pipeline padding to preparing padding material used to protect pipelines from damage by any sharp particles, said Eric Dupee, vice president of REMU USA. The ..

OCT Equipment Donation Has Lasting Impact

CASE Construction Equipment dealer OCT Equipment donated a compact track loader and excavator to Team Rubicon for demolition of a Korean War veteran’s house that was deemed uninhabitable. The initiative is led by Honoring America’s Warriors and will lead to the construction of a brand new home for H..

Grundoram Pipe Ramming Tools Offer Accurate Installation

TT Technologies offers a full line of Grundoram pneumatic pipe ramming tools for trenchless casing installation. Available in 11 styles, Grundoram ramming gear is able to accommodate 4- through 120-inch casing installations. These tools provide accurate installation in a variety of soil conditions, ..

Tunnel Boring Machine Breaks Through Planned Station in Los Angeles

The $1.55 Billion Metro Regional Connector Transit Project, a 1.9-mile long subterranean twin rail tunnel linking Los Angeles’ Gold, Blue and Expo lines, today punched through the site of the future 2nd/Hope Station in Bunker Hill. The tunnels, scheduled to wrap up by early 2018, will connect three..

Report: Global Mini Excavators Market to Surpass $8 Billion by 2021

According to Global Mini Excavators Market 2017-2021 from Technavio, the worldwide mini-excavators market is expected to grow to $8.43 billion by 2021, due to the following factors: Unprecedented demand for energy expanding utilities sector Demand from rental market Increasing adoption of mini ..

Fluke Unveils New Gas Leak Detector

Fluke Corp. has released the Ti450 SF6 Gas Leak Detector, which combines a high-quality infrared camera with an SF6 leak detector that visually pinpoints the location of SF6 leaks without shutting equipment down. The Ti450 SF6 allows utility crews to include it as a normal part of their maintena..

Ramming In The Great White North: LTL Directional Drilling Conquers Cold Weather, Collapsed Culverts

Culvert replacement can be a tricky proposition. The existing culvert is usually in bad shape to begin with. Add in weather, remote location and difficult site access, and now you have the makings of a project that only a few contractors can tackle successfully. LTL Directional Drilling, a division ..

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. Announced as New Dealer for Takeuchi

Takeuchi-US has added Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. to its dealer network, serving construction, paving, mining, pipeline, aggregate and industrial customers in Oklahoma and Texas. Established over 30 years ago in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kirby-Smith now has 10 locations in the U.S. with Takeuchi pro..

SENNEBOGEN 825 M Excels As Pipe-handling Solution

When the pipe yard for a project in McKeesport, PA, presented specific challenges, Pe Ben USA, an industry leader in all aspects of pipeline transportation, found the solution in a SENNEBOGEN 825 M material handler. “We typically use excavators with a vacuum attachment to move pipe to and from our ..

Ritchie Bros. Holds Record-Breaking Auction in Toronto

Ritchie Bros. today announced the company sold more than CA$45 million of equipment and trucks at its Toronto auction held on May 10-11, breaking the previous single-auction sales record of more than CA$39 million sold at the same location in September 2016. More than 4,500 people from across Canad..

North American Power Rental Market Expected to Reach Almost $2 Billion by 2023

A new report by Verify Markets shows the North American Power Rental Market was valued at $1,365.4 million in 2016 and is expected to exceed $1,981.8 million by 2023. This expected increase is based on a variety of factors, including: Economic growth Increased infrastructure spending North Ame..

McElroy Releases Industry-First Outlet Fusion Tool

McElroy has designed the first all-in-one fusion tool for outlet fusion of polypropylene pipe — the Hornet™. The patent-pending Hornet helps installers maintain perfect alignment of the pipe and fitting for more efficient and accurate fusions with less time and strain compared to manual methods. “I..

Kubota, Texas A&M Announce Equipment Research Venture

Kubota Tractor Corporation and the Texas A&M University System today announced a strategic venture within its Research and Development program to test equipment performance in various applications within The Texas A&M University System on land and within its testing facilities. “In keeping with Kub..