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..

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..