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Wayne Grayson is the Online Managing Editor for Equipment World. He keeps the website fresh with news and opinion on both heavy equipment and the construction industry from the experts at the magazine and also manages the publication's social media accounts. He's a technology geek as well and serves as the magazine's tech writer.

Lego’s amazing Bucket Wheel Excavator can be rebuilt into aggregate plant (VIDEO)

Jan 28, 2016

Lego’s amazing Bucket Wheel Excavator can be rebuilt into aggregate plant (VIDEO)

One of Lego's largest (and coolest) available Technic sets is the remote-control Volvo CE L350F wheel loader. The set includes 1,636 pieces and is capable of being rebuilt into an A25F articulated hauler. And somehow, the toy maker has come up with something ...

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Judge throws out ICP’s antitrust suit against Caterpillar, Komatsu and Volvo CE

Jan 27, 2016

Judge throws out ICP’s antitrust suit against Caterpillar, Komatsu and Volvo CE

A lawsuit filed against three of the largest manufacturers of construction equipment alleging that they worked together to limit competition from Chinese manufacturers has been thrown out of federal court. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, U.S. District Judge Richard ...

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Doosan’s new power tilting coupler allows for greater precision, elimination of certain attachments

Jan 20, 2016

Doosan’s new power tilting coupler allows for greater precision, elimination of certain attachments

Doosan has launched a new power tilting coupler for select excavators offering up to 134 degrees of flexibility. The new coupler allows operators to angle a trenching or ditching bucket 67 degrees to the left and 67 degrees to the right, ...

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Johnson to replace Rapp as president of Caterpillar’s Resource Industries group

Jan 19, 2016

Johnson to replace Rapp as president of Caterpillar’s Resource Industries group

The Caterpillar board of directors has elected Denise Johnson as the next group president for Resource Industries. Johnson will replace Ed Rapp who last month announced his plans to retire due to a recent diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known ...

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Vermeer launches HDD Circuit training program to meet demand for skilled drill operators

Dec 13, 2015

Vermeer launches HDD Circuit training program to meet demand for skilled drill operators

A shortage of skilled drill operators is not something Vermeer is taking lying down. Following the announcement of a partnership with its primary competitor, Ditch Witch, to recruit, train and deploy trenchless crews across the U.S., Vermeer has announced what it ...

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Caterpillar’s online fleet management quiz is quick way to get acquainted with telematics

Dec 09, 2015

Caterpillar’s online fleet management quiz is quick way to get acquainted with telematics

Much of Caterpillar's focus as of late, beyond its corporate focus of drastically reducing costs, has been on technology. Specifically, outfitting machines with more technology and sensors so that Cat customers are able to mine the most minute operation data ...

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Caterpillar’s online fleet management quiz is quick way to get acquainted with telematics

Dec 06, 2015

Caterpillar’s online fleet management quiz is quick way to get acquainted with telematics

Much of Caterpillar's focus as of late, beyond its corporate focus of drastically reducing costs, has been on technology. Specifically, outfitting machines with more technology and sensors so that Cat customers are able to mine the most minute operation data ...

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Komatsu intros PC45MR-5, PC55MR-5 compact excavators

Nov 29, 2015

Komatsu intros PC45MR-5, PC55MR-5 compact excavators

Komatsu has introduced two new compact excavators in the PC45MR-5 and PC55MR-5. The two tight tail swing machines offer fuel savings over their predecessors thanks to a Tier 4 Final engine and working modes. The machines are powered by a 2.19-liter ...

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Finning, world’s largest Cat dealer, to cut 1,100 jobs due to weak equipment sales

Nov 17, 2015

Finning, world’s largest Cat dealer, to cut 1,100 jobs due to weak equipment sales

In the face of slumping demand, Canadian Caterpillar dealer Finning International Inc. has announced it will make significant workforce reductions to cut costs. Finning will cut approximately 1,100 employees—8 percent of its workforce. The company says by the end of 2015 ...

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Construction deaths up 10% in preliminary 2014 report; total leads all industries

Nov 02, 2015

Construction deaths up 10% in preliminary 2014 report; total leads all industries

Nearly 4,700 people were killed on the job in 2014, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with the construction industry accounting for nearly one-fifth of those deaths. The number of construction workers killed on the job increased ...

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CNH Industrial sales drop 24% in 3Q as company posts $128 million loss

Oct 29, 2015

CNH Industrial sales drop 24% in 3Q as company posts $128 million loss

Across the board declines continued for CNH Industrial in the third quarter, leading the company to decrease its sales forecast for the rest of the year. The company, which manufacturers the Case and New Holland brands of construction and agricultural equipment, ...

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Thousands of Caterpillar employees take early retirement as cuts continue

Oct 28, 2015

Thousands of Caterpillar employees take early retirement as cuts continue

As Caterpillar begins its extensive workforce cuts around the world, thousands of employees have decided to take an offer of early retirement. Since announcing a cost-cutting plan in September, Caterpillar has laid off hundreds at its East Peoria plant and announced the ...

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