Tag: construction machinery

Heavy equipment refers to heavy-duty vehicles, specially designed for executing construction tasks, most frequently ones involving earthwork operations. They are also known as heavy machines, heavy trucks, construction equipment, engineering equipment, heavy vehicles, or heavy hydraulics. They usually comprise five equipment systems: implement, traction, structure, power train, control and information.

Straight and True

Straight and True

People have an amazing ability to adapt to and even become blasé about technological wonders. The things that we take for granted (flying, television, cell phones, the Internet) would seem like something out of science fiction to anyone 100 years ago. Now, we can’t imagine what life was like without

Trimble Announces Factory-Fit Machine Control Solution for Sumitomo Excavators

Trimble Announces Factory-Fit Machine Control Solution for Sumitomo Excavators

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2017—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) and Sumitomo Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (Sumitomo) announced today that Trimble has been chosen as Sumitomo’s preferred technology provider for machine control solutions. Working closely with Trimble, Sumitomo will offer the Trimble® Earthworks Grade Control Platform for Excavators as a factory-fit machine control solution

Compact Excavators for Small- to Mid-Sized Jobs

Compact Excavators for Small- to Mid-Sized Jobs

If you’re a contractor working on mid-size to smaller projects, there’s good news to be found in the growth of the compact excavators for small- to mid-sized jobs. All the major manufacturers continue to provide the industry with a wide variety of choices in both size and attachment options—especially in

Getting the Most Dozer for Your Dollar

Getting the Most Dozer for Your Dollar

Obviously, the basic key to getting the most from your dozer investment is to keep it busy. That depends on projects being available and on your estimators’ ability to bid work successfully. But upstream from the work site, an equipment dealer and manufacturer have also put in many hours to

From the AEM: US Construction Equipment Exports Down 25%

From the AEM: US Construction Equipment Exports Down 25%

AEM Market Update and Analysis 

MILWAUKEE (November 30, 2016) – Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment fell 25 percent overall for the first three quarters of 2016 compared to 2015 January – September, for a total $8.2 billion shipped to global markets.

All world regions were in decline from single-digit drops for Europe

AEM Announces ‘I Make America’ Award Winners

AEM Announces ‘I Make America’ Award Winners

MILWAUKEE (November 28, 2016) – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces the 2016 recipients of its I Make America advocacy awards.

Winners are AEM member companies that have achieved the highest level of support in AEM’s signature program to build grassroots support and advocate for pro-manufacturing policies that create and

NEWS: US Construction Equipment Exports Still Down at Midyear

NEWS: US Construction Equipment Exports Still Down at Midyear

MILWAUKEE (August 31, 2016) – Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment were down 24 percent overall at midyear 2016 compared to the first half of 2015 with a total $5.65 billion shipped to global markets.

Europe was the sole region with a gain – up 2 percent, and South America and Africa

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