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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.

Komatsu launches semi-automatic PC210LCi-10 excavator; cuts production time 63 percent (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Nov 21, 2014

Komatsu launches semi-automatic PC210LCi-10 excavator; cuts production time 63 percent (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

  We’re used to numbers—some of them in the double digits—when manufacturers talk about fuel efficiency gains in new equipment. But Komatsu America recently talked about a huge number, and it wasn’t about fuel efficiency, but rather production time. Komatsu says the ...

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SDLG to manufacture backhoes, motor graders; machines will no longer have Volvo brand

Nov 17, 2014

SDLG to manufacture backhoes, motor graders; machines will no longer have Volvo brand

Volvo Construction Equipment announced its Chinese SDLG division will now manufacture its backhoes and motor graders, and the Volvo brand would be discontinued for both products. Volvo says it will discontinue product development and production of these products in both North ...

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SDLG one year after North American distribution debut: ‘The most important thing is to do it right’

Nov 13, 2014

SDLG one year after North American distribution debut: ‘The most important thing is to do it right’

  SDLG officially entered the North American market a year ago, a full-on test by owner Volvo Construction Equipment to offer a value-based Chinese-made product here. Retailing for 30 percent less than comparable premium loaders – a pricing strategy common among Chinese ...

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Kubota adds R530 and R630 wheel loader models

Nov 04, 2014

Kubota adds R530 and R630 wheel loader models

Kubota has added two additional models to its compact wheel loader lineup, the 47.9-horsepower R530 and 61.2-horsepower R630, in a press event this week that was capped by the company’s long-awaited announcement it was entering the skid steer market. The R530 ...

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A place for old iron: HCEA advances plan for National Construction Equipment Museum

Oct 31, 2014

A place for old iron: HCEA advances plan for National Construction Equipment Museum

Long out of space at its cramped 7,000-square-foot headquarters, the Historical Construction Equipment Association launched a new campaign this month to fund the 20,000-square-foot National Construction Equipment Museum. The goal: to have a grand opening of the $1.5 million building ...

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Ray LaHood calls for ‘a big pot of money’ to fix America’s roads and bridges

Oct 30, 2014

Ray LaHood calls for ‘a big pot of money’ to fix America’s roads and bridges

Continuing his “America is one big pothole” theme, former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood used an appearance at a Caterpillar press event Wednesday night to lambast the present direction of U.S. transportation policy. Calling the 2-year transportation bill passed ...

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New construction equipment sales on the rise in August, used sales decline

Oct 06, 2014

New construction equipment sales on the rise in August, used sales decline

Compared to one year ago, the number of new financed construction equipment units sold rose 11 percent this August, according to Equipment Data Associates figures. Used financed construction equipment sales on the other hand, continued their lackluster performance, with 3 percent ...

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Here’s Mud in your mouth: How a snack company developed a road-themed lineup

Aug 07, 2014

Here’s Mud in your mouth: How a snack company developed a road-themed lineup

Blame it on Grandma. “My grandmother had a snack mix she called Gravel,” relates Daren Rexroad (but please call him “Rex”), “made of peanuts, pretzels, cereal and white chocolate.”  Using her recipe, Rex started experimenting, substituting dark chocolate there, milk chocolate ...

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Granite Construction names new EVP, chief operating officer

Jul 14, 2014

Granite Construction names new EVP, chief operating officer

Christopher S. Miller is Granite Construction’s new executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective August 4th. Reporting to James H. Roberts, president and chief executive officer, Miller will oversee Granite’s day-to-day operations. Miller comes to Granite with executive experience at ...

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Volvo CE after truck buy: “We want to work with distribution to keep the Terex flag flying”

Jul 14, 2014

Volvo CE after truck buy: “We want to work with distribution to keep the Terex flag flying”

The Terex TA400 (pictured) and TA300 articulated haulers are the first trucks to be announced after Volvo CE’s acquisition of Terex’s line of articulated and rigid frame trucks. Now that Volvo Construction Equipment’s acquisition of Terex’s articulated and rigid frame trucks is ...

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Terex Tier 4 Final arctic haulers to begin appearing in North America this month

Jul 07, 2014

Terex Tier 4 Final arctic haulers to begin appearing in North America this month

The Terex Tier 4 Final TA300 and TA400 articulated haulers, now owned by Volvo Construction Equipment, will appear on North American jobsites beginning this month. Related: Terex, Volvo complete truck business sale The haulers are powered by Scania engines that use a ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Get an up-close look at Volvo’s Tier 4 Final A40G artic

Jun 23, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Get an up-close look at Volvo’s Tier 4 Final A40G artic

While visiting Flagler Construction Equipment, sister site Equipment World got a chance to take a closer look at Volvo Construction Equipment’s A40G articulated truck, introduced at ConExpo and now in dealer inventories. The Tier 4 Final machine is the largest of ...

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