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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.

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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Construction spending drops in November

Jan 05, 2015

Construction spending drops in November

Increases in homebuilding in both the private and public sectors were not enough to offset a decrease in government nonresidential as construction spending fell 0.3 percent in November. According to preliminary estimates from the Commerce Department, construction spending in November fell to a seasonally ...

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A hard hat that comfortably incorporates protective eye wear

Dec 29, 2014

A hard hat that comfortably incorporates protective eye wear

Wearing safety glasses with a hard hat can sometimes be a pain. As soon as you’ve got the hard hat adjusted just right, adding a pair of glasses can start the adjustments all over again. 3M says it has the solution: ...

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Hitachi mining trucks and excavators to share same 360º cameras and motion detection as Nissan cars and trucks

Dec 22, 2014

Hitachi mining trucks and excavators to share same 360º cameras and motion detection as Nissan cars and trucks

Future models of Hitachi Construction Equipment’s mining trucks and large hydraulic excavators will soon be much easier to park and much safer to operate on busy mining sites. Nissan has agreed to license the same 360-degree camera and Moving Object Detection ...

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Sand saves a construction worker’s life

Dec 16, 2014

Sand saves a construction worker’s life

Florida is known for its white sandy beaches, and one construction worker will likely look at that sand with a whole new appreciation after an accident this past weekend. In Shalimar, a worker part of a crew on a project at ...

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Insight on $300 million worth of heavy equipment stolen in 2013

Dec 05, 2014

Insight on $300 million worth of heavy equipment stolen in 2013

Nearly $300 million worth of construction and other heavy equipment was stolen in 2013 with only 21 percent of it recovered, according to the latest theft report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the National Equipment Register. The majority of thefts occurred ...

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Komatsu launches D155AX-8 crawler dozer

Nov 28, 2014

Komatsu launches D155AX-8 crawler dozer

Komatsu has launched the latest addition to its lineup of crawler dozers with the new D155AX-8, touting increased performance thanks to a new blade along and Tier 4 Final engine. The new machine has an operating weight of 89,300 pounds and ...

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Don’t drink and drive…that includes your wheel loader!

Nov 21, 2014

Don’t drink and drive…that includes your wheel loader!

  I’m not sure what’s more disconcerting about this story, that this guy has access to a wheel loader in the first place or that he’s likely operated it more than a few times while intoxicated. According to a report from CBS ...

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VIDEO: Excavator scrapes 50 tons of sharp rock out of 2015 F-150

Nov 13, 2014

VIDEO: Excavator scrapes 50 tons of sharp rock out of 2015 F-150

When Ford unveiled the 2015 F-150 in January, it knew it would have to convince a lot of skeptics that the truck’s new aluminum body could stand up to abuse. The company has done a pretty good job of allaying concerns ...

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Cement shortage in Michigan may delay construction

Nov 12, 2014

Cement shortage in Michigan may delay construction

Construction projects across the state of Michigan that are dependent upon concrete are being delayed due to a cement shortage caused by what is being called a “perfect storm” of events. According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, the Michigan ...

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Majority of construction firms can’t find skilled workers

Oct 28, 2014

Majority of construction firms can’t find skilled workers

The problem of not being able to find enough skilled craft workers is reaching nearly universal levels in the U.S. construction industry, according to a new survey. In response, the Associated General Contractors of America today released a workforce development plan aimed ...

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