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Mack Trucks expands telematics program with GuardDog services support

Feb 10, 2016

Mack Trucks expands telematics program with GuardDog services support

Last year Mack Trucks announced the launch of a telematics program, GuardDog Connect. This year at World of Concrete, the company announced that the service is now available and standard in all Mack TerraPro cabover models equipped with a Mack MP engine. But ...

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Away with the masts, Topcon’s new 3D-MC Max GNSS blade control boosts speed, precision and accuracy

Feb 09, 2016

Away with the masts, Topcon’s new 3D-MC Max GNSS blade control boosts speed, precision and accuracy

Automated blade control using GNSS signals has been the most revolutionary earthmoving technology of the last decade and now it seems the technology is entering a second phase of refinement and improvement. Case in point is Topcon's new 3D-MC Max dozer ...

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Stockpile Reports launches bin and bunker measurement for stockpiled materials via iPhone, drone

Feb 03, 2016

Stockpile Reports launches bin and bunker measurement for stockpiled materials via iPhone, drone

Stockpile Reports announced at World of Concrete it now supports measurement capabilities for stockpiled materials, such as salt, gravel and sand, in bins and bunkers using an iPhone, drone or airplane. Current methods involve using a walking wheel, counting bunker ...

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Caterpillar profit fell 43% in 2015; 4Q loss comes as construction, mining sales weaker than expected

Feb 01, 2016

Caterpillar profit fell 43% in 2015; 4Q loss comes as construction, mining sales weaker than expected

Despite slashing its sales outlook in tandem with an October announcement of a sweeping cost reduction plan, Caterpillar's full-year sales still fell below that most recent forecast after sales fell $3 billion year over year in the fourth quarter. The company reported 4Q sales and ...

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AI, robotics expected to claim nearly 500,000 construction jobs by 2020

Jan 26, 2016

AI, robotics expected to claim nearly 500,000 construction jobs by 2020

An estimated 5.1 million jobs are expected to be lost in the next five years due to advances in technology, specifically those in artificial intelligence, machine-learning, 3D printing and robotics, according to a report from the World Economic Forum. Of those ...

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Roller Compacted Concrete gaining momentum

Jan 07, 2016

Roller Compacted Concrete gaining momentum

With its placement and quick-set advantages, the use of roller compacted concrete is gaining fresh energy among contractors and road agencies. "RCC is a concrete pavement formed from a no-slump mixture, and is characterized by its unique placement methodology, which requires no ...

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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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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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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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Quarry Quest is returning to Michels Materials Quarry in Wisconsin for a 17th year (VIDEO)

Aug 31, 2015

Quarry Quest is returning to Michels Materials Quarry in Wisconsin for a 17th year (VIDEO)

The Michels Materials limestone quarry is taking a day off from rocks in or order to let the good times roll. Quarry Quest is returning for a 16th year at the quarry in Neenah, Wisconsin to give families a chance to have safe ...

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Case is set to host a music festival to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project

Aug 04, 2015

Case is set to host a music festival to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project

Case Construction Equipment is trading in the machines for microphones Labor Day weekend as it plays host to a music festival in Wisconsin to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. According to a press release, Case wants the Labor of Love Music Festival to ...

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Texas lawmakers agree on a plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3B 

May 27, 2015

Texas lawmakers agree on a plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3B 

The Texas House of Representatives Transportation chairman and his counterpart in the state’s Senate have reached a deal to inject the transportation budget with $3 billion more each year. The Dallas News reported that Rep. Joe Picket (D-El Paso) and Sen. ...

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