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.

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

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

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

From the AEM: US Construction Equipment Exports Still in a Slump

From the AEM: US Construction Equipment Exports Still in a Slump

AEM Provides Market Update and Analysis

MILWAUKEE (June 2, 2016) — Exports of US-made construction equipment declined 25 percent overall for first quarter 2016 compared to first quarter 2015 with a total $2.7 billion shipped to global markets.

Africa and South America experienced the sharpest declines, each down nearly 50 percent, while Central

Downsizing

Downsizing

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 excavator market. All the major manufacturers continue to provide the industry with a wide variety of choices in both size and attachment options—especially in the 2–5 ton range,

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