Women in Construction…Discuss

| Not long ago, I was in a discussion with a colleague about young women with ambition. I was asked about how I advise and encourage my daughter (who is a senior in college) as she prepares to leave the world of academia and is in the process of formulating plans to achieve new goals as ... READ MORE

Design Refinements for New Cat® Articulated Trucks Address Operator Safety and Convenience, Enhanced Control, and Powertrain Advances

| Three new Cat® articulated trucks—730, 730 EJ (Ejector), and 735—have been extensively redesigned, enhancing the field-proven features and performance of their C-Series predecessors (730C2, 730C2 EJ, and 735C) with new operator stations—including innovative new controls, transmission-protection features, new hoist-assist system, advanced traction control system, new stability-assist system, and a fuel saving ECO operating mode. In ... READ MORE

New Cat® 440 and 450 Backhoe Loaders deliver performance and comfort to meet the demands of today’s customers

| The all new Cat® 440 and 450 center pivot models provide industry-leading lifting performance, high breakout forces and improved operating comfort and ergonomics. The new addition to the Cat Backhoe Loader model line-up, the 440 boasts a 25 percent backhoe lifting improvement over the 430F2 and redesigned single tilt loader arms providing parallel lift and ... READ MORE

Next Generation Cat® Excavators deliver more choices for increased efficiency and lower operating costs in 36-ton size class

| Next Generation 36-ton size class excavators from Caterpillar — the 336 and 336 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® 336 features ... READ MORE

B2W Software Announces 2019 User Conference

| Portsmouth, NH – November 20, 2018 — B2W Software, a leading provider of heavy construction management software, today announced that its 18th annual User Conference will be held at La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, TX, March 3-5, 2019. With a growing portfolio of next-generation solutions and rapidly expanding customer base, B2W anticipates a record turn-out of ... READ MORE

It Takes No Skill to Feel a Chill

| I was recently at a press event in the Midwest for heavy equipment. It was cold. The temperatures were in the 30s during the day and in the teens and 20s at night. But there was something else that I understood to be even more chilling, so to speak. The event included a number of ... READ MORE

John Deere Dealer Provides Backhoes to Aid Hurricane Recovery

| Moline, Ill. (Nov. 20, 2018) — Following the devastation of Hurricane Michael, Beard Equipment and John Deere donated the use of a John Deere backhoe to four local counties and municipalities in the Florida Panhandle. The cities of Lynn Haven, Callaway, and Mexico Beach and Jackson County experienced serious damage as a result of the ... 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

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