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Grading & Excavation Contractor Weekly

Strides in Safety Technology for Equipment Operators

Strides in Safety Technology for Equipment Operators

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Caterpillar endeavors to help contractors address safety challenges and mitigate risk via various means, notes Eric J. Herron, global technology marketing consultant, Construction Technology & Solutions–Caterpillar.

Those solutions center on making operators and pedestrians aware when people are in jeopardy of being struck by equipment and alerting operators to conditions that could  … Read More

Job Site Safety Starts With the Basics

Job Site Safety Starts With the Basics

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There are many challenges contractors face on the job site that necessitate safety practices and technologies, points out Eric J. Herron, global technology marketing consultant, Construction Technology & Solutions–Caterpillar.

Among them: unseen personnel or bystanders; operator fatigue; blind spots and obstructed views; tip overs; damaged existing utilities; collisions with objects or other machines;  … Read More

Some Decent News to Make the Bad News Worse

Some Decent News to Make the Bad News Worse

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The Highway Account of the Highway Trust Fund started the 2015 fiscal year with about $9.2 billion in cash.

As the summer construction season gets underway, the Highway Account will be making large weekly disbursements to states. And as was the case last year, it’s expected to reach insolvency by the  … Read More

Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the New WA470-8 Wheel Loader

Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the New WA470-8 Wheel Loader

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Rolling Meadows, Ill., June 23, 2015 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new WA470-8 wheel loader. With a 272 HP Komatsu SAA6D125E-7, variable geometry turbo charged and after cooled Tier 4 Final certified engine, the wheel loader uses up to six percent less  … Read More

Morbark Awarded NJPA Contract

Morbark Awarded NJPA Contract

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The National Joint Power Alliance (NJPA) has awarded Morbark, Inc., with a four-year contract to provide NJPA members with medium-duty and compact construction and maintenance equipment. The contract (#042815-MBI), which officially began May 19, 2015, also covers related attachments, accessories and supplies.

“We’re extremely pleased to have our proposal chosen by  … Read More

Terex Further Expands Environmental Equipment Business

Terex Further Expands Environmental Equipment Business

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WESTPORT, CT, USA, June 17, 2015 – Terex Materials Processing, a business segment of Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets related to the Environmental Technology product lines of Neuson Ecotec GmbH (an Austrian company). This acquisition marks further expansion of the Terex Environmental  … Read More

Septentrio Names New Dealer for Altus GNSS Products in Western Canada

Septentrio Names New Dealer for Altus GNSS Products in Western Canada

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TORRANCE, Calif. – June 18, 2015 – Septentrio Americas, formerly Altus Positioning Systems, Inc., today announced the appointment of Altus Positioning Systems Canada West Ltd. as a dealer for Septentrio’s Altus-brand high-precision GNSS receivers.

Based in Edmonton, Altus PS Canada West will provide sales and service for Altus GNSS products, including  … Read More

JCB Honored With Environmental Awareness Award

JCB Honored With Environmental Awareness Award

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SAVANNAH, GA (June 18, 2015) — JCB North America in Savannah, GA has been presented the 2015 Savannah Chamber of Commerce Environmental Awareness Award.  Annually, the Savannah Chamber of Commerce recognizes businesses that excel in various areas including: environmental awareness, community involvement, safety and international business.  The awards ceremony was held  … Read More



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