Equipment

EPA Tier 4 Mandates Driving Up Demand Of Non-Tier 4 Used Construction

According to a survey of Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) members, the EPA’s Tier 4 mandates are driving up the demand of non- Tier 4 used construction equipment, and this trend will continue for the next several years. For many equipment categories, used equipment availability is ..

Pipe Plugs Help To Prevent Cedar Rapids Flooding

  In late September 2016, rising waters of the Cedar River initiated a state of emergency in Cedar Rapids, IA. Memories were still fresh of the great flood of 2008, the worst in the city’s history. The Cedar River crested at 31 feet, which is 19 feet above flood stage, inundating more than 1,000 d..

Bobcat E32 Compact Excavator

A popular model in the 3- to 4-ton size class, the Bobcat E32 compact excavator provides unmatched power, excelling in a variety of high-load conditions — due to class-leading multi-function cycle times. The Tier 4-compliant compact excavator features a non-DPF engine solution, first-class operato..

Felling Trailers Auction Benefits American Brain Tumor Association

Felling Trailers conducted its fourth online auction of to benefit a non-profit organization − this time the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA). To bring awareness of and support to the ABTA, Felling Trailers manufactured a FT-3 drop deck utility trailer, one of its most popular trailers, and ..

Prime Horizontal Launches New MudVis Technology

Prime Horizontal has launched MudVis, an automated mud viscosity and specific gravity measuring and logging system. MudVis samples your stock or mixing tank bentonite at regular preset intervals. The viscosity and specific gravity values are logged in the processing unit and available (real time) f..

ADS Unveils New Stormwater Pipe Technology

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., has revealed its latest breakthrough in stormwater pipe technology, HPXR™ 75. This new technology provides heightened levels of stiffness, is available in a range of sizes, and yields significant cost benefits for customers compared to alternative products. “The HPX..

Proper Pipelayer Maintenance Ensures Long Equipment Life

by Jeff Griffin Senior Editor Pipe laying equipment provides a vital role in the construction of the world’s pipelines, lifting and positioning assembled pipe and lowering it into trenches. Before the development of equipment specifically designed to handle lengths of large-diameter pipes, cranes ..

Jack Bolton Launches Red Beard Fleet Management Services

After nearly 20 years in the construction equipment business, Jack Bolton has left Volvo Construction Equipment to start his own company. Red Beard Fleet Management Services, based in Asheville, NC, will confidentially and impartially offer construction equipment users four distinct cost-reducing s..

Ditch Witch Boosts Drill Power With JT60, JT60 Upgrades

To provide horizontal directional drilling (HDD) operators with the power and performance to conquer any job, Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, has introduced Tier 4 emission standard upgrades to the JT60 and JT60 All Terrain directional drills. With new Tier 4 engine upgrades, these dr..

Rain for Rent Introduces SiteMax Portable Trash Pumps

Rain for Rent has introduced the SiteMax line of portable trash pumps by PowerPrime Pumps into their rental fleet. These patent-pending pumps, capable of pumping up to 3,000 gallons per minute and 3-inch solids, feature standard sound attenuation, and are ideal for many pumping applications. The ult..

Vermeer RTX750 Ride-On Tractor

The Vermeer RTX750 Ride-On Tractor is powered by a 7-horsepower, Deutz TD2.9L4 diesel engine, has a max torque of 192 ft-lb and operator ear rating of 91 d(B)a. When equipped with rubber tires, the RTX750 is 72 inches wide, with a max transport speed (forward/reverse) of 5 mph. If difficult ground c..

Toro Pro Sneak 365

The Toro Pro Sneak 365 offers powerful plowing in a compact, maneuverable package — perfect for installing drip irrigation lines, electrical cable or other utilities in tight spaces. The narrow tire configuration, which spans 36” in width, allows for passage through gates or other obstacles, and the..

John Deere Updates Excavator, Intros Utility Wheel Loaders

The latest John Deere equipment to be updated to meet the needs of today’s contractors includes the production-class 470G LC excavator and K Series-II utility wheel loaders. The 367-horsepower 470G LC now comes fully loaded with an EPA Final Tier 4 13.5L diesel engine and automatically cleaning die..

Gorman-Rupp Engine Driven Trash Pumps

Gorman-Rupp engine driven trash pumps are the perfect solution for sewage bypass operations, construction site dewatering, hydraulic fracturing and all your other tough pumping applications. Gorman-Rupp’s priming assisted pumps feature a positive priming and sealing system that virtually eliminates ..

John Deere Integrates SmartGrade Technology Into 750K, 850K Dozers

John Deere is building on its lineup of SmartGrade crawler dozers with the integration of the machine control offering on the 750K and 850K models. “The launch of our 700K SmartGrade dozer was a huge hit earlier this year, and many of our customers asked for the grade control technology to be integ..

Doosan DX225LC-5 Excavator Offers Increased Reach And Dig Depth

Doosan DX225LC-5 excavator with 162-net-horsepower has a reliable design for demanding construction applications. The DX225LC-5 is available in a super-long-reach (SLR) configuration designed for increased reach and dig depth. The SLR model has more than 20 feet of digging reach than the standard co..

Vactor HXX ParaDIGm® Vacuum Excavator Wins Award at 15th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards

The Vactor HXX ParaDIGm®, a compact vacuum excavator, has been named a winner at the 15th annual Chicago Innovation Awards. The Chicago Innovation Awards recognize the most innovative new products or services brought to market or public service in the Chicago area each year. The award was presented..

14th Annual Ditch Witch® Customer Event Draws Attendance from 24 Countries

Ditch Witch®, a Charles Machine Works Company, hosted its 14th annual international customer event on Friday, October 14 at the Ditch Witch Barcelona Support Center. As one of the largest underground construction events in Europe, 320 customers attended, representing 24 countries across Europe, the ..

Xylem Helps Communities Survive Hurricane Matthew

In anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, Xylem’s local branches in North Charleston, SC and Jacksonville, FL worked around the clock to provide rapid response dewatering capabilities to keep local infrastructure and community facilities functional during and after Matthew. In anticipation of the need ..

Akkerman Names Mexico, Central America Equipment Rep

Akkerman entered into a dealership contract with Underground Construction Supply (UCS) Mexico as sole Akkerman equipment representative in Mexico and Central America. Established in 2013 to support the booming underground construction market in the region, UCS Mexico has since diversified to addres..

Ditch Witch Introduces Three Turbocharged Utility Tractors

Three new, turbocharged utility tractors from Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, give operators the power to get jobs done more efficiently and with greater comfort. DitchWitch RT105 The RT105, RT125 and RT125 Quad feature innovative control consoles and operator stations. Easy-to-read ..

Importance Of Compact Track Loaders Undercarriages

When was the last time you worked on a construction site and didn’t see a compact track loader? The popularity of compact track loaders has dramatically increased since its inception in the mid-’90s. In fact, today, these machines account for nearly 20 percent of all financed equipment in number of ..

Felling Trailers X-Force Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck Model Line

Felling Trailers’ X-Force Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck model line now offers a “Super Low” deck height (SL) option. This X-Force SL Series provides an 18-inch usable level deck height with 6-inch ground clearance, making it ideal for carriers that specialize in extra-tall cargo/equipment transport..

Lengthy Microtunnel Project Beats Schedule By 8 Months

BRH-Garver Uses 2 MTBM To Install Nearly 15,000 Feet Of Force Main The city of Houston has an ongoing program to rehabilitate and maintain its wastewater collection system – no small task considering the system includes more than 6,700 miles of sewer pipelines ranging in diameter from 2 to 144 inch..

Hudco Pneumatic Piercing Tools

Hudco Pneumatic Piercing Tools have been providing horizontal bores under driveways, streets and landscaping for all of that time. They have exceptional power to penetrate tough soils and move quickly. Contractors who install cable, pipe, and wire underground use Hudco piercing tools because of thei..

The DigiTrak Aurora Display Is HDD Industry's First Color Touch Screen

The DigiTrak® Aurora® Display represents the HDD Industry’s first color touch screen. Aurora is DCI’s most rugged design to date and is compatible with all current DCI locating system and future systems. Aurora incorporates DCI’s state of the art telemetry technology for improved performance even in..

Toro Dingo TX 1000 Compact Utility Loader

The Toro Company has announced the newest and most powerful member of its Dingo compact utility loader (CUL) family. TX 1000 has a rated operating capacity exceeding 1,000 pounds, the strongest in the category. Also unique is the vertical lift loader arm, with 81-inch full height, and weight-to-powe..

CASE SV300 Industry's First Vertical Lift Skid Steer Loader

The CASE SV300 was the industry’s first vertical lift skid steer to include selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology, which significantly lowers fuel consumption compared to DPF systems. The SV300 delivers best-in-class torque (282 foot-pounds), bucket breakout force (up to 8,776 pounds) and 3..

Bobcat S595 skid-steer loader Offers Increased Performance

Operators looking for increased performance and productivity in a 74-hp machine will find it in the new Bobcat S595 skid-steer loader. With 2,000-pound rated operating capacity, S595 is ideal for those who need to lift and carry more material, without moving up to a larger machine size. Standard fea..

Superstore Concept Sets Georgia Underground Apart

Twenty-five years ago, David Bartosh quit his job at an equipment rental store to establish an underground construction supply business in the Atlanta, GA, area. Bartosh’s new company was a parts supply and service business operated from his home garage. Operations soon moved to a 700-square-foot r..