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International debuts 3 HX series vocational trucks from its new Class 8 lineup

Feb 04, 2016

International debuts 3 HX series vocational trucks from its new Class 8 lineup

On Monday, one day prior to the opening of the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas, International debuted it's new Class 8, HX series of vocational trucks—the first completely new line the company has offered since 2010. The new HX ...

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Caterpillar to close 5 more plants, cut 670 jobs as part of cost reduction plan

Feb 02, 2016

Caterpillar to close 5 more plants, cut 670 jobs as part of cost reduction plan

As part of the company's cost reduction plan introduced in the Fall of last year, Caterpillar has announced its latest round of layoffs with cuts affecting five facilities around the U.S. According to a report from the Associated Press, Cat will eliminate a total ...

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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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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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BKT managing director discusses differentiation in North American OTR tire market

Jan 26, 2016

BKT managing director discusses differentiation in North American OTR tire market

Aggregates Manager took the opportunity during a recent tour of BKT Industries’ massive new tire plant in Bhuj, India, to sit down with Rajiv Poddar, BKT joint managing director, and discuss present opportunities and future moves. The $500 million plant in Bhuj ...

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Parrot unveils fixed-wing Disco drone with autopilot and an orbiting “Loiter” mode

Jan 22, 2016

Parrot unveils fixed-wing Disco drone with autopilot and an orbiting “Loiter” mode

Outside of surveying uses, the vast majority of construction applications for unmanned aircraft require multi-rotor drones like DJI's Phantom series. The helicopter-like function of these drone models allows for way more versatility thanks to their ability to hover and capture ...

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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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John Deere elects Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to its board of directors

Jan 13, 2016

John Deere elects Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to its board of directors

Brian Krzanich, the chief executive officer of technology giant Intel, has been elected to the Deere & Company board of directors. The addition of Krzanich is a huge get for Deere as the company and its competitors in heavy equipment manufacturing work ...

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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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