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A mechanical excavator that draws toward itself a bucket attached to a hinged boom.

Rock Solid

Rock Solid

Rocks probably were humans’ first construction materials, and they still may be one of our most important.

Loose, as riprap, or contained in gabion walls, they’re ideal for preventing erosion along water channels, ­rivers, creeks, lakes, and oceans.

Benefits of Training Operators With Simulators

Benefits of Training Operators With Simulators

Engineers don’t usually have the opportunity to actually operate the earthmoving equipment being used to turn their designs into reality. But any engineer with field experience can’t help but respect the operators of these machines. These are complicated, sophisticated pieces of equipment that make high demands on the skill and

CELEBRATE BUCK & KNOBBY JCB’S GRAND OPENING

CELEBRATE BUCK & KNOBBY JCB’S GRAND OPENING

SAVANNAH, GA (May 2, 2017) — Buck & Knobby Equipment, headquartered in Ottawa Lake, Michigan, is excited to unveil its new JCB dealership location in Holland, Ohio. To celebrate the grand opening of the new building, the company is hosting an open house at the new dealership, 9127 Airport Highway,

For Skid-steer Loaders, Small Is Smart

For Skid-steer Loaders, Small Is Smart

For a growing number of grading and excavation contractors, skid-steer loaders aren’t an option, they’re a necessity. Here’s a look at how these amazing machines can pay off, as well as some tips for buying the one that’s just right for you.

Fox-Marrs Named President and CEO of JCB North America

Fox-Marrs Named President and CEO of JCB North America

SAVANNAH, GA (April 5, 2017) — JCB has announced the appointment of Richard Fox-Marrs as president and CEO of JCB Inc., responsible for JCB operations in North America, including sales and support for the construction, agricultural, rental, government and defense industries. Additionally, Fox-Marrs is responsible for production at JCB North

Vacuum Excavators: Preventing Damage

Vacuum Excavators: Preventing Damage

For Jason Proctor, product manager for vacuum excavation for Ditch Witch, contractors who invest in vacuum excavators are buying a sort of insurance policy, one that could even save their businesses. His point is well taken. Vacuum excavators increase the odds that construction crews won’t accidently cut into gas, water, or

Security That Can Happen in a Vacuum

Security That Can Happen in a Vacuum

For Jason Proctor, product manager for vacuum excavation for Ditch Witch, contractors who invest in vacuum excavators are buying a sort of insurance policy, one that could even save their businesses. His point is well taken. Vacuum excavators increase the odds that construction crews won’t accidently cut into gas, water, or

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