Fantasy League

| We’re not even halfway through the NFL season and I’m already growing weary of my friends who are immersed in their fantasy football leagues. I really don’t want to hear about who your quarterback is and how many points he earned for you in the last game or how if only your defense hadn’t picked ... READ MORE

Topcon introduces new versatile addition to HiPer integrated receiver series

| LIVERMORE, Calif., U.S./ CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, the Netherlands – October 16, 2018 – Topcon Positioning Group announces the latest addition to its HiPer series of integrated receivers — the HiPer VR is designed to provide a versatile solution with the most advanced GNSS technology available. “The HiPer VR is packed with the most powerful GNSS ... READ MORE

VIDEO: 60 SECONDS ON MACHINE CONNECTIVITY

| Machine connectivity can provide you with data that helps your operations run smoothly. Find out how you can make this data work for you in this short 60 second explainer video from Volvo CE. ... READ MORE

New identity for Cat® products reflects the brand’s premium quality

| Cat® machines, engines, generator sets and work tools will soon have a new look. Caterpillar is replacing the current “Power Edge” trade dress (Cat trademark on a black background accented with a diagonal red bar) with a fresh new graphic design called “Cat Modern Hex.” The Cat Modern Hex design combines the traditional Cat trademark ... READ MORE

CBI & ECOTEC DEMONSTRATE NEW EQUIPMENT AT FACTORY FORUM

| NEWTON, NH – Industry professionals from around the world gathered in Newton, New Hampshire on the week of October 1st for the 2018 CBI and Ecotec Factory Forum. CBI’s expanded on-site demo arena included live demos of twelve machines from the CBI and Ecotec product lines, including the all-new 6800CT Horizontal Grinder and Phoenix 1600 ... READ MORE

Topcon announces release of next generation all-in-one mass data processing software

| LIVERMORE, Calif., U.S./ CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, the Netherlands – October 11, 2018 – Topcon Positioning Group announces the next generation of its single-environment software for processing, combining, visualizing, and performing analysis of point cloud datasets — MAGNET Collage version 2. Newly added features specifically enhance horizontal construction workflows. “MAGNET Collage has a strong foundation with its ... READ MORE

New Volvo wheeled excavators available through Sourcewell and HGACBuy procurement programs

| Volvo’s EWR150E, EWR170E and EW220E, the latest in Volvo Construction Equipment’s wheeled excavator lineup, can now be bought using purchasing cooperatives Sourcewell and HGAC. Volvo Construction Equipment’s newest wheeled excavators — the EWR150E, EWR170E and EW220E — are now available through Sourcewell and HGACBuy, adding to Volvo’s robust lineup offered through purchasing cooperatives for governments and ... READ MORE

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL COSTS INCREASE 7.4 PERCENT, AS CONTRACTORS CONTINUE TO BE SQUEEZED BY TARIFFS AND RISING FUEL PRICES

| Fuel, Metal, and Asphalt Costs Increase by Double Digits As Labor Costs Continue to Rise, While Prices Contractors Charge to Build Projects Grow By Low Single Digits The cost of many products used in construction climbed 7.4 percent over the past year due to double digit increases in commonly-used construction materials, according to an analysis ... READ MORE

Doosan Bobcat North America partners with SafeAI to begin advanced autonomous research for compact equipment

| (WEST FARGO, N.D. – October 2018) Doosan Bobcat North America has partnered with SafeAI – a startup company located in Silicon Valley – to explore how advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies could be incorporated into Bobcat® equipment. Through this pilot program, SafeAI plans to demonstrate how the latest AI technologies, Deep Neural Networks (DNN) and ... READ MORE

Buried Alive

| Nearly two years ago in the November/December 2016 issue of Grading and Excavation Contractor, we published an article called, “Safety: Excavation and Trenching Dangers.” In that article is the story of Eric Giguere, a man who was buried alive in a trench collapse. “As Eric Giguere left for work on the morning of October 4, ... READ MORE

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