About This Shutdown

| I do not want to talk about how it came about or why, or who is ultimately responsible for the partial government shutdown. What I would like to mention is a headline for a recent article in The Washington Post titled, “Highway and Transit Projects Grind to a Halt as the Shutdown Continues.” According to ... READ MORE

The Storm Is Still Coming

| I really love finding out about all the new technology that’s going into heavy equipment these days. But I’ve always been wary of going too far with machine control, advanced telematics, artificial intelligence (AI), and predictive analytics. Every now and then in this blog I would sneak in a warning about how we could one ... READ MORE


| Three new Cat® MP332, MP345, and MP365 Multi-Processor models are heavy-duty, high-production tools that accept multiple interchangeable jaws for taking on a variety of specialized demolition tasks. The new models, compared with previous models, can cycle 50 percent faster and generate up to 19 percent greater cutting/crushing forces. An innovative locking system enables a single operator to typically ... READ MORE

Hyundai Upgrades and New Attachments Focus of Exhibit at World of Concrete 2019

| Hyundai HX130LCR Excavator Model to be Shown for First Time NORCROSS, Ga., Jan. 17 – Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas will feature a variety of recently upgraded models and newly available third-party attachments Jan. 22 through 25 at its World of Concrete exhibit (Booth C7027) at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The company also is displaying ... READ MORE

CostTrax introduces world’s first time and materials tracking software with built-in cost-control and compliance

| Atlanta, Ga (January 17, 2019) – Construction project owners have a powerful new tool to manage cost-plus, time and materials, and force account construction projects. CostTrax, powered by EquipmentWatch, is a new software solution that streamlines reporting, automatically flags questionable expenses, and ensures every reimbursement request is 100 percent compliant. CostTrax is entirely web-based and ... READ MORE

Hyundai Construction Equipment Adds Butler Equipment LLC to Growing North American Distribution Network

| NORCROSS, Ga. (January 2019) – Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announces the expansion of its North American authorized dealer network with the addition of Butler Equipment LLC. Butler Equipment is family owned and operated and can provide you with the latest and best in outdoor power products. Butler will be offering Hyundai Construction Equipment at their ... READ MORE


| DEARBORN, Michigan – (January 2, 2019) – Carhartt, America’s premium workwear brand since 1889, will launch its Carhartt Company Gear™ program on Jan. 16, 2019. With the new Carhartt Company Gear™ service model, the 130 year-old brand will provide a wide range of businesses with its familiar rugged, durable products. In addition to Carhartt’s most ... READ MORE

New B2W Software Production Targets Capability Enhances Daily Field Performance Tracking Accuracy in Heavy Construction

| Portsmouth, NH – January 14, 2019 — B2W Software, a leading provider of heavy construction management software, has delivered a new B2W Production Targets capability that empowers heavy construction contractors to assess job progress more accurately at any given point in time. Using B2W Production Targets, contractors can easily set specific, variable targets for expected ... READ MORE

New John Deere L-Series Utility Wheel Loaders Primed to Take Job Sites by Storm

| Moline, Ill. (Jan. 8, 2019) — After much anticipation and countless hours of product development, John Deere unveils three powerful and productive L-Series utility wheel loaders. The 524L, 544L and 624L offer customers an intuitive solution, ideal for projects that require agility and versatility on the job site or farm. Designed with the operator in ... READ MORE

Thirst For First By Inga Rundquist

| This article first appeared in Hitachi’s BREAKOUT magazine, Winter 2018 issue. There’s something special about the brand-new Hitachi ZX345USLC-6 on the construction site in the Maple Ridge neighborhood of Vancouver, B.C. – in June it became the very first model of its kind to be delivered on North American soil. What makes this even more ... READ MORE

Project Minotaur Episode 1: Spare Parts

| CASE unveiled Project Minotaur at CONEXPO 2017 — a new machine category that brought together the performance attributes of a compact track loader and a dozer to create the industry’s first ever Compact Dozer Loader, the DL450. CASE has since evolved the concept and is taking it into the next stages of development. This series ... READ MORE