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Caterpillar studying how drones can enhance heavy equipment production

Jan 12, 2016

Caterpillar studying how drones can enhance heavy equipment production

Caterpillar is continuing the emphasis it has placed on predictive machine analytics in the last year with a collaboration that will explore how drones can assist in the collection of that data and more jobsite insights. The company recently announced a ...

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Terex Finlay adds C-1554 tracked mobile cone crusher to lineup

Jan 07, 2016

Terex Finlay adds C-1554 tracked mobile cone crusher to lineup

Terex Finlay has added the C-1554 cone crusher to its lineup of tracked mobile cone crushers, positioning it at the top end of its crusher range. The new machine incorporates the Terex MVP450x crusher system that can accept an all in ...

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Caterpillar says compact wheel loader is the fastest growing compact machine in North America

Dec 28, 2015

Caterpillar says compact wheel loader is the fastest growing compact machine in North America

Compact wheel loaders have been the fastest growing compact machine in North America year, says B. J. Meier, senior product engineer, Caterpillar. As of early November, unit sales for these machines shot up 30 percent in 2015. Still, compact wheel loader ...

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Bonus depreciation, Section 179 tax breaks extended, sent to President Obama for signature

Dec 21, 2015

Bonus depreciation, Section 179 tax breaks extended, sent to President Obama for signature

Not only did the bonus depreciation and Section 179 tax breaks come through as expected, current legislation Congress just sent to President Obama extended both measures. Here’s a recap: Under current legislation, the bonus depreciation is extended through 2019. This allows contractors ...

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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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John Deere launches WorkSight Fuel Advantage with consumption target “10% lower than Caterpillar”

Dec 03, 2015

John Deere launches WorkSight Fuel Advantage with consumption target “10% lower than Caterpillar”

John Deere has joined the fuel guarantee fray, with a WorkSight Fuel Advantage program that takes direct aim at the Cat Pays You Back program. “We’ve set aggressive fuel targets that are 10 percent lower than Caterpillar,” says Mark Favetti, ...

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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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Allied Construction Products names new President and CEO

Nov 24, 2015

Allied Construction Products has recently announced that it has named a long-time team member as the new President and CEO of the company. According to a press release from Allied Construction, Phil Paranic has been named the new President and CEO ...

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Caterpillar to close Kentucky plant, cut 50 jobs

Nov 23, 2015

Caterpillar to close Kentucky plant, cut 50 jobs

As part of the company's ongoing, extensive cost-cutting plan, Caterpillar announced over the weekend that it would close its Danville, Kentucky, facility. According to the Northern Kentucky Tribune, Cat will close the facility, which manufactures track-type undercarriage components, and move production to ...

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Caterpillar lays off hundreds more, announces plant closing in North Carolina

Nov 18, 2015

Caterpillar lays off hundreds more, announces plant closing in North Carolina

With thousands of the company's employees already accepting early retirement packages and hundreds more having received notice of being laid off, Caterpillar has wasted no time in implementing its sweeping cost reduction plan announced in September. And over the last few weeks, ...

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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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