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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.

How to make sure your equipment doesn’t burst into flames

Apr 13, 2015

How to make sure your equipment doesn’t burst into flames

Fire prevention is everybody’s job, but there is one person who can do more than most to keep heavy equipment safe from fire, and that is the technician. The reason: most fires happen when something on the machine is neglected. ...

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Excavator explodes into flames after engine malfunction on New York jobsite (VIDEO)

Apr 13, 2015

Excavator explodes into flames after engine malfunction on New York jobsite (VIDEO)

While working to remove debris on a demolition and construction site, an excavator suddenly burst into flames in Syracuse, New York, Monday afternoon. According to a report from Syracuse.com, the machine's operator decided to stop working and exit the machine after noticing ...

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PHOTOS: Caterpillar unveils new 3-tower HQ campus spanning 6 city blocks in Peoria (VIDEO)

Feb 25, 2015

Caterpillar will make major, but very welcome, changes to the Peoria skyline with the construction of a three-tower company headquarters building along the city's riverfront. RELATED: PHOTOS: Tour the Caterpillar Visitors Center, a walk through the history of yellow iron The plans ...

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Construction spending rises 0.4 percent in December

Feb 03, 2015

Construction spending rises 0.4 percent in December

U.S. construction spending edged up 0.4 percent during December, ending 2014 on a positive note at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $982 billion, according to preliminary estimates from the Commerce Department. Total spending is up 2.2 percent over December 2013. Government spending ...

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CNH Industrial sales decline again, 14 percent profit decline for 2014

Jan 30, 2015

CNH Industrial sales decline again, 14 percent profit decline for 2014

It wasn’t nearly as bad as the third quarter, but the fourth certainly wasn’t much better for CNH Industrial which saw sales declines across all equipment and vehicle segments. Sales for the company, makers of the  and New Holland equipment brands, fell ...

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Komatsu profit up 5.5 percent in 3Q

Jan 29, 2015

Komatsu profit up 5.5 percent in 3Q

  Helped by a weakening of the yen against the U.S. dollar as well as increased equipment sales in the Americas and Europe, Komatsu posted gains in both profit and sales during its fiscal third quarter. For the quarter, which ended December 31, ...

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Caterpillar full-year earnings dip with bad 4Q; 2015 doesn’t look good either

Jan 27, 2015

Caterpillar full-year earnings dip with bad 4Q; 2015 doesn’t look good either

For a second consecutive year, Caterpillar sales and profit have fallen. And in addition to the slump in demand for mining equipment that has plagued the company for the last two years, Cat is now contending with falling oil prices, ...

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Most U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015; plan new hires and purchases

Jan 23, 2015

Most U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015; plan new hires and purchases

After finishing 2014 with employment at nearly a six-year high, hiring within the construction industry is expected to expand at an even faster rate in 2015, according to a new survey and forecast from the Associated General Contractors of America. According to ...

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VIDEO: Wheel loader rescues excavator buried cab-deep in mud

Jan 16, 2015

VIDEO: Wheel loader rescues excavator buried cab-deep in mud

In most “stuck videos” that we’ve seen, when a machine gets in trouble, an excavator comes to the rescue. But what if it’s your excavator that’s stuck? Typically, you bring in the dozer and pull the sucker out. But in the ...

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Komatsu launches PC290LC-11 long-arm hydraulic excavator

Jan 13, 2015

Komatsu launches PC290LC-11 long-arm hydraulic excavator

Komatsu has introduced an update to its PC290LC long-arm hydraulic excavator. The new PC290LC-11 replaces the -10 model, is outfitted with a Tier 4 Final engine and boasts fuel economy, hydraulic system and cab improvements. The machine has an operating weight ...

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Caterpillar to lay off 240 workers at Illinois mining plants

Jan 12, 2015

Caterpillar to lay off 240 workers at Illinois mining plants

Caterpillar will lay off 240 workers across two of its Illinois plants as the company continues to cope with a global decline in demand for mining equipment. The company told the Chicago Tribune it will begin the layoffs January 19 at its Decatur ...

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John Deere’s new 300G LC excavator cranks up the power

Jan 12, 2015

John Deere’s new 300G LC excavator cranks up the power

By EPA mandate, almost every new machine introduced today includes a Tier 4 final emissions reduction system. So what really sets a machine apart from the competition is everything else they throw into the package, which for the new Deere ...

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