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Marcia Gruver Doyle is editorial director of the Construction Division of Randall-Reilly, which includes Equipment World, Aggregates Manager, Better Roads, ProPickup and Total Landscape Care magazines. She's been reporting on construction for more than 30 years, and has been the chief editor of Equipment World since its inception in 1989. A graduate of Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois, Marcia is past president of the Construction Writers Association and currently serves on the Marketing Committee of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. You can reach her at 205-248-1260 or via email at mgruver@randallreilly.com.

Caterpillar says compact wheel loader is the fastest growing compact machine in North America

Dec 28, 2015

Caterpillar says compact wheel loader is the fastest growing compact machine in North America

Compact wheel loaders have been the fastest growing compact machine in North America year, says B. J. Meier, senior product engineer, Caterpillar. As of early November, unit sales for these machines shot up 30 percent in 2015. Still, compact wheel loader ...

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Get your first look at Liebherr’s power wheel loaders

Dec 24, 2015

Get your first look at Liebherr’s power wheel loaders

As part of a press event in England, Liebherr introduced its new XPower large wheel loader lineup. Calling it a “significant milestone,” Liebherr says it will use a power-split transmission as standard throughout its entire new XPower large wheel loader ...

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Bonus depreciation, Section 179 tax breaks extended, sent to President Obama for signature

Dec 21, 2015

Bonus depreciation, Section 179 tax breaks extended, sent to President Obama for signature

Not only did the bonus depreciation and Section 179 tax breaks come through as expected, current legislation Congress just sent to President Obama extended both measures. Here’s a recap: Under current legislation, the bonus depreciation is extended through 2019. This allows contractors ...

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John Deere launches WorkSight Fuel Advantage with consumption target “10% lower than Caterpillar”

Dec 03, 2015

John Deere launches WorkSight Fuel Advantage with consumption target “10% lower than Caterpillar”

John Deere has joined the fuel guarantee fray, with a WorkSight Fuel Advantage program that takes direct aim at the Cat Pays You Back program. “We’ve set aggressive fuel targets that are 10 percent lower than Caterpillar,” says Mark Favetti, ...

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Liebherr expects 2015 sales to top $10 billion; U.S. sales growth at 17.9% for first half

Nov 11, 2015

Liebherr expects 2015 sales to top $10 billion; U.S. sales growth at 17.9% for first half

Speaking at a press event in England, Stefan Heissler, member of the directorate of Liebherr International, said the privately-held company expects to have sales of €9.2 billion ($10.15 billion) in 2015. The diverse company—which manufacturers a mix of products such as ...

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Liebherr unveils XPower wheel loaders with standard power-split transmission (PHOTOS)

Nov 09, 2015

Liebherr unveils XPower wheel loaders with standard power-split transmission (PHOTOS)

Calling it a “significant milestone,” Liebherr says it will use a power-split transmission as standard throughout its entire new XPower large wheel loader lineup, a decision it says will help give the machines up to a 30 percent fuel efficiency ...

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PHOTOS: Meet the 1966 Volvo DR 631: aka Gravel Charlie, the first articulated dump truck ever created

Jul 14, 2015

PHOTOS: Meet the 1966 Volvo DR 631: aka Gravel Charlie, the first articulated dump truck ever created

One display at the recent Volvo Days event in Sweden had a decidedly nostalgic turn: the 1966 Volvo DR 631, the company’s first articulated hauler, also dubbed “Gravel Charlie.” Reconditioned by the nearby Munktell Museum in Eskilstuna, the Gravel Charlie is ...

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New quarry research could lead to energy use savings of up to 71 percent

Jul 04, 2015

New quarry research could lead to energy use savings of up to 71 percent

Volvo Construction Equipment is partnering with multinational construction firm Skanska Sweden and the Swedish Energy Agency on a nearly $25 million research project that will examine electromobility possibilities in a quarry environment. “The interesting thing about quarries is that you have ...

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Volvo CE unveils EC140E excavator with improved cab, more precise control (PHOTOS)

Jul 01, 2015

Volvo CE unveils EC140E excavator with improved cab, more precise control (PHOTOS)

Continuing its E-Series excavator introductions, which began last year at ConExpo, Volvo Construction Equipment launched the EC140E at its annual Volvo Days event in Eskilstuna, Sweden, last week. The 119-horsepower unit has an 8,200-pound maximum lifting capacity, and an 18-foot 3-inch ...

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Cement consumption on straight growth trajectory through 2017

Feb 04, 2015

Cement consumption on straight growth trajectory through 2017

Cement consumption grew by 8 percent in 2014 and is on track to grow another 8 percent in both 2016 and 2017, according to Ed Sullivan, chief economist, PCA, noting that the 100  metric million tons  realized in December was ...

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ARA expects heavy equipment rental market to grow 8.5 percent

Jan 20, 2015

ARA expects heavy equipment rental market to grow 8.5 percent

The American Rental Association said it expects the 2015 U.S. construction/industrial equipment rental market to grow 8.5 percent this year, reaching $26 billion.General tool rentals will grow 8.8 percent to $9.9 billion, the association predicts.“The industry growth forecast remains more ...

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R. Barry Uber, former president of Ingersoll-Rand Construction and Mining Group, passes away

Jan 06, 2015

R. Barry Uber, former president of Ingersoll-Rand Construction and Mining Group, passes away

R. Barry Uber, a 30-year veteran of Ingersoll-Rand, passed away on Dec. 31 in Springfield, Vermont. Uber began his career at Ingersoll-Rand in 1967, starting as a sales engineer. He held positions in the company’s construction machinery sales, service and rental ...

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