“The Lesser of Two Evils”

| When faced with a difficult choice, there’s ancient wisdom that advises us to “choose the lesser of two evils.” What if you’re having trouble deciding which choice is less evil than the other? While we’re having a difficult time trying how to fund the repair and/or replacement of our infrastructure, there’s never really been a ... READ MORE

Oxymoronic Infrastructure

| I have a love-hate relationship with oxymorons. I know exactly what they mean even though they defy the tenets of logic. “I’ll have an order of your jumbo shrimp, please.” I’ve seen almost all of the obvious oxymorons, but in a search for new examples of infrastructure around the world, I came across one that ... READ MORE

NEW CAT® SAFETY VR MODULE CREATES AN IMMERSIVE SAFETY TRAINING EXPERIENCE FOR EMPLOYEES

| Caterpillar Safety Services announces the development of Cat® Safety VR, a new virtual reality (VR) safety training module. Customized for paving applications, the new VR safety training solution immerses the trainee into a virtual four-lane rural highway construction site, so the employee learns to interact with coworkers and identify hazards in a safe and controlled environment. ... READ MORE

CAT® M SERIES WHEEL LOADER (950M – 982M) PRODUCT UPDATE

| The 2019 product update package for Cat® M Series Medium Wheel Loaders (950M – 982M) includes technology advances that provide: lower operating costs via extended service intervals; enhanced operator comfort with new seats and suspensions; emissions control strategies to meet EU Stage V standards (EU only); added machine configurations (982M Forestry Machine and 982M High Lift); ... READ MORE

FHWA Awards More Than $10 Million to Seven States to Test New Ways to Fund Highways

| WASHINGTON — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $10.2 million in Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) grants to seven states to test new ways to finance highway and bridge projects.  The program’s goal is to allow states to test user-based alternatives to support the Highway Trust Fund, which relies primarily on the federal ... READ MORE

ASV Debuts New Brand Strategy and Improves Customer Experience with New Website

| GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (Feb. 12, 2019) — ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, has introduced a new brand strategy highlighting the product features and qualities that make ASV an industry leader and allow customers to get more done in more places. The company also launched ... READ MORE

Volvo CE expands ActiveCare Direct™ to pavers

| Owners of select models can now benefit from the 24/7 machine monitoring and reporting service that provides all the benefits of telematics without the burden of sorting through data and alarm codes. Originally launched in 2017 for excavators, articulated haulers and wheel loaders, ActiveCare Direct™ is now available on select Volvo asphalt pavers. Starting February ... READ MORE

Honda Engines Expands GX Series V-Twin Model Lineup

| Fuel-Injected, Intelligent Computer-Controlled Lineup Delivers Versatile Power and High Performance for Commercial Applications The Honda iGX700/iGXV700 and iGX800/iGXV800 V-Twin general-purpose engines offer versatile power—expanding into larger and more demanding commercial applications for greater adaptability with excellent fuel efficiency in a compact package. The new engines, for sale to power equipment OEMs, expand the Honda V-Twin lineup ... READ MORE

ENGCON INTRODUCES A NEW, LARGER QUICK HITCH

| Production Begins in 2019 Strömsund, Sweden, February 6, 2019 – Engcon introduces an automatic quick hitch for excavators up to 40 tonnes. Engcon is the world’s leading manufacturer of tiltrotators – a kind of tilting and rotating quick coupler for excavators. The new product, dubbed EC-Oil 80, is an automatic hydraulic connector suitable for the ... READ MORE

CASE Launches New Series of Small-Frame Vibratory Rollers

| CASE Construction Equipment has announced a new series of small-frame vibratory rollers. Available in both double drum and combination (front drum with rear pneumatic tires) configurations, these compact rollers are easy to transport and are ideal for working in residential and commercial construction applications where the operator may encounter tight quarters, curbs, structures and other ... READ MORE

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