More from Marcia Gruver Doyle

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.

Bell articulated haulers return to North American market

Apr 18, 2013

Bell articulated haulers return to North American market

After ending its articulated hauler licensing agreement with John Deere last fall, Bell announced on Wednesday it will be re-entering the North American market with the largest artic sold here: the 50-ton B50D. The company's theme to customers: Size matters. "The B50D ...

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JCB, Johnston Sweepers ink engine deal

Oct 25, 2012

JCB has won what it terms a "landmark deal" to supply Johnston Sweepers with its new EcoMax engines. The $4.8 million-per-year deal is the first since JCB Power Systems went into full production of the 4.4 liter EcoMax, which can ...

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Government figures ignore “higher learning” options

Oct 16, 2012

Government figures ignore “higher learning” options

by Marcia Gruver Doyle, Editor-in-Chief, Equipment World   Sigh. The U.S. Census Bureau has just released two studies. The first, Field of Degree and Earnings by Selected Employment Characteristics: 2011, shows if you have a penchant for engineering, you're in luck. People who majored in ...

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Video: Caterpillar booth, MINExpo ’12

Sep 27, 2012

A bit of Disney at the Cat MINExpo booth — how to show off a machine when a hydraulic shovel is too big to put on the show floor!

Cat: ‘Beneficial partnership with Navistar’

Sep 24, 2012

Cat: ‘Beneficial partnership with Navistar’

"We feel we have a very beneficial partnership with Navistar, and we're moving forward on getting an SCR engine in late first quarter 2013," says George Taylor, on-highway truck group director, Caterpillar, during a press event held Sept. 23, just ...

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Cat: “We want to be known as a mining truck company”

Sep 24, 2012

Cat: “We want to be known as a mining truck company”

"We have a clear cut strategy for mining trucks," says Ed McCord, large mining trucks product segment manager, Caterpillar. "We now want to establish ourselves as a trucking technology pioneer, where historically that's not been the case. We're number one ...

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Wheel loader sales, auction trends

May 14, 2012

For sister magazine Equipment World's QuickData trends on wheel loaders, with data from Equipment Data Associates and Top Bid auction price guide, click here:  Equip0512pg043

Michelin adds new Earthmover tire plant

Apr 17, 2012

Michelin is breaking ground next week on a new Earthmover tire manufacturing plant in Anderson County, S.C. The company is also expanding its existing Earthmover tire facility in Lexington, S.C. The two projects represent a $750 million investment and will create ...

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RER: Stone shuttered

Mar 08, 2012

RER magazine has reported that Stone Construction Equipment has been shut down by its bank. For the story, click here. A Stone company spokesperson said that a statement from the company would be forthcoming.

Ritchie Bros. earnings rise 13 percent

Feb 29, 2012

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers announced net earnings for 2011 of $76.6 million, and adjusted net earnings of $73.6 million. This represents a 13-percent increase in adjusted net earnings over the previous year. Ritchie's auction revenues for 2011 grew ...

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Ritchie posts $203 million single-auction record

Feb 21, 2012

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers says it held the world's largest heavy equipment auction in Orlando last week, breaking multiple company records, including gross auction proceeds ($203 million), number of lots sold (10,000-plus); registered bidders (8,670) and sellers (830). Online records were ...

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Rental has stellar 2011, sees 7 percent growth this year

Feb 08, 2012

The American Rental Association expects overall North American rental industry revenues to increase "at least" 7 percent in 2012 to total $33.5 billion, based on figures compiled by IHS Global Insight. This number reflects the total forecasted for ARA's three ...

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