Frightening, But Not Scary

| Every year just after Halloween, I feel the need to explain to people that I don’t like or enjoy anything that scares me. That includes roller coasters, haunted houses, clowns, zombies, zombie clowns, and scary movies. Scary books are included in that list. I especially dislike scary movies. They give me nightmares. Scary movies with ... READ MORE

Cat® 330 and 330 GC Next Generation Excavators Deliver Increased Efficiency and Lower Operating Costs

| The Next Generation 30-ton size class excavators from Caterpillar — the 330 and 330 GC — increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs, and improve operator comfort compared to previous models. The new excavators offer unique combinations of features designed to match contractors’ productivity and cost targets. Delivering high-production performance, the new Cat® 330 ... READ MORE

New Cat® 140 Motor Grader Features Conventional Controls, All-Wheel-Drive Option, Grade Control Choices, Operator Amenities

| Designed as a high-production model, the all-new Cat®  140 Motor Grader combines a selection of grade control technologies with conventional steering wheel/lever controls, an efficient powertrain, enhanced operator comfort/convenience features, and simple, extended-interval serviceability. The new model offers an all-wheel-drive system option with a standard operating weight of 42,325 pounds (19 198 kg) and features ... READ MORE

Caterpillar expands Next Generation Mini Excavator range with six new models (7-10 tons) offering configuration choices and premium features

| The Caterpillar range of Next Generation mini hydraulic excavators has been expanded with the addition of six new models in the 7-to-10-ton category. The new models provide a selection of basic configurations, allowing customers to choose the machine that works most efficiently in applications routinely encountered. As with all Cat® Next Generation mini excavators, the ... READ MORE

Next Generation Cat® Mini Excavators designed for optimum customer value

| Four new models in the Cat® mini hydraulic excavator lineup, engineered and manufactured by Caterpillar, are designed to provide users the best performance, versatility, safety, operator convenience—and affordability— in the smallest possible packages for 1-to-2-ton class machines. This customer-centered approach to engineering results in the new models incorporating industry-first standard features, such as joystick steering ... READ MORE

Wacker Neuson launches a construction equipment technician apprenticeship program

| Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin – Wacker Neuson has announced a unique apprenticeship program to help fill the growing need for qualified machine technicians in the construction industry. Wacker Neuson has teamed up with the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) to create an apprenticeship program that allows students to “earn as they learn.”  The ... READ MORE

FrontRunner autonomous haulage system sets new record with latest industry milestone

| Rolling Meadows, Ill., — November 15, 2018 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer today announced the FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has achieved the unprecedented milestone of more than two billion tons of surface material moved autonomously. The FrontRunner system has now hauled more than all other commercial mining autonomous haulage ... READ MORE

Hyundai Construction Equipment Adds The G.W. Van Keppel Company to Growing North American Distribution Network

| NORCROSS, Ga. (November 2018) – Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announces the expansion of its North American authorized dealer network with the addition of The G.W. Van Keppel Company. Van Keppel was founded in 1926 and is a leading provider of equipment and services for construction, aggregate, quarry supply, and material handling industries in the Midwest. Van ... READ MORE

ENGCON TILTROTATOR TO BE FEATURED ON US TV SHOW

| Tiltrotator on “World’s Greatest!…” Strömsund, Sweden, November 12, 2018 – In a reprise of one of the most popular episodes of the US TV show “World’s Greatest!…,” Engcon’s tiltrotators will be featured in the episode airing on November 19, 2018. A tiltrotator is a kind of tilting and rotating quick coupler for excavators, and television ... READ MORE

Trimble Announces Forensics GNSS Solution

| Solution Combines GNSS Receiver, Tablet or Handhelds and Forensics Software to Increase Speed and Efficiency in the Field for Crash and Crime Scene Investigations  LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5, 2018—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the launch of the Trimble® Forensics GNSS solution. The solution combines the Trimble T10 tablet or TDC100 handheld with the Trimble Forensics Capture ... READ MORE

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