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..

John Deere Updates Versatile 75G and 85G Excavators

Capable of working around congested job sites in efficient fashion, the updated John Deere 75G and 85G excavators boast new customer-inspired features. These include hand-controlled proportional auxiliary hydraulics and the ability to be equipped with a hydraulic coupler that allows the machines to ..

Felling Revamps Pan, I Series Trailers

In continuing efforts to offer more value to its customers, Felling Trailers Inc. has announced enhancements to two product lines. Several features are now standard on the Pan Series, known for offering one of the lowest load angles for a ramp trailer in the industry: increased ramp width (from 14 ..

National Liner CIPP Products and Services

Through its network of experienced North American installers, National Liner provides cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) products and services to municipal and industrial customers for rehabilitating deteriorated pipe. Our products have been installed in more than 18 million liner feet of pipe ranging in di..

World's Largest Tunnel-Boring Machine Reaches End of Long, Troubled Journey

SEATTLE (AP) — The world’s largest tunnel-boring machine broke through a concrete wall beneath Seattle on Tuesday to reach the end of its long, troubled journey, a milestone in a multibillion-dollar project to replace an aging highway hugging the city’s waterfront. Critics of the effort to build an..

Volvo Creates Special Edition Golden Hauler

Volvo Construction Equipment celebrated 50 years of articulated hauler production by creating a special edition “gold hauler” and touring it across North America during 2016. The gold hauler is identical to the company’s standard A40G, 40-ton model, except for its unique, $15,000 paint job. While t..

John Deere Adds, Updates Crawler Dozer Lineup

The new 450K, and updated 550K and 650K dozers reflect John Deere’s continuing use of customer feedback to meet the evolving needs of contractors and job sites. “With the 450K, we focused on proven K-Series durability and fuel-saving technologies, and we updated the 550K and 650K models to offer en..

High-Production Stitch Boring Installs Cable At High Production Rates

The need to install new utility services under existing sidewalks, driveways and landscaping does not necessarily require a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) contractor. Unless the runs are much longer than 50 feet or the ground contains hard rock, pneumatically powered earth-piercing tools can ..

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..