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Low-viscosity oils are only the beginning; new EPA diesel fuel economy rules will significantly impact your future

Jun 24, 2015

Low-viscosity oils are only the beginning; new EPA diesel fuel economy rules will significantly impact your future

Earlier in June, Shell Lubricants went into great detail telling journalists about how the soon-to-come, low-viscosity diesel lube oil category will help heavy duty trucks improve fuel economy by roughly one percent. And while a one percent improvement in fuel economy ...

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Ox Bodies has all new end dump trailers

Jun 18, 2015

Ox Bodies has all new end dump trailers

Ox Bodies recently announced a new range of its Trail Ox Series of end dump trailers. The customizable new series of trailers will provide construction crews with more versatility for all hauling, such as aggregates, riprap and asphalt, according to a ...

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VIDEO: Caterpillar built a moving golf course atop dump trucks and loaders to create the true Greatest Game Ever Played

Jun 18, 2015

VIDEO: Caterpillar built a moving golf course atop dump trucks and loaders to create the true Greatest Game Ever Played

As if golf wasn't frustrating enough, the evil minds at Caterpillar thought it would be fun if the holes moved. But how does one create a moving golf course? After all, though they may be hard to hit, greens aren't exactly small. ...

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Komatsu’s new PC210LC-11 excavator is more efficient, more comfortable

Jun 12, 2015

Komatsu’s new PC210LC-11 excavator is more efficient, more comfortable

Following the announcement of its new log loader earlier in the week, Komatsu has introduced the new PC210LC-11 hydraulic excavator. Similar to the log loader, the main update to the machine is a new engine, producing 7 more horsepower while consuming 6 ...

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John Deere launches 550K, 650K, 700K dozers with control, engine upgrades (PHOTOS)

Jun 10, 2015

John Deere launches 550K, 650K, 700K dozers with control, engine upgrades (PHOTOS)

John Deere has implemented several upgrades to its 550K, 650K and 700K dozers, including power, control, fuel, blade and lighting updates. Deere says the machines now boast many of the same features as the larger 850K and 1050K. The first of these updates ...

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Are you ready for Tier 5 emissions regulations?

Jun 08, 2015

Are you ready for Tier 5 emissions regulations?

Is Tier 5 on its way to the United States? That’s up to the EPA, but if Europe is any indication it won’t be a big deal. One thing that clearly stood out at the Intermat trade show this spring is that ...

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Volvo CE’s new SmartCare service will monitor and translate your telematics data for you

Jun 05, 2015

Volvo CE’s new SmartCare service will monitor and translate your telematics data for you

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched a new fleet management assistance service that takes the manufacturer's dealer involvement to a new level. The new SmartCare service will include three tiers:Basic, Plus and Complete. As you progress from Basic through Complete, your Volvo ...

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Case CE intros updated 621F, 721F wheel loaders

May 25, 2015

Case CE intros updated 621F, 721F wheel loaders

Case has introduced updates to its 621F and 721F wheel loaders headlined by an upgrade to a Tier 4 Final engine. Available in both tool carrier (XT) and extended reach (XR) models, the machines are powered by a Tier 4 Final, ...

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Caterpillar unveils the CT680, a rugged work truck wrapped in style (PHOTOS)

May 21, 2015

Caterpillar unveils the CT680, a rugged work truck wrapped in style (PHOTOS)

The new Cat CT680 looks considerably different from previous versions of the company's vocational trucks and that's no accident. The bling, the styling; customers were asking for it, says Dave Schmitz, vocational truck product manager. A lot of owner-operators and fleets think ...

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Caterpillar intros 336F L XE hybrid excavator: smart pumps, boom work faster, burn less fuel (PHOTOS)

May 20, 2015

CAT 336E LH

Now we know. In 2012 when Caterpillar first unveiled it's 336EH hybrid excavator, the company spokespeople offered only vague notions about how and when they might deploy this new technology on other excavators. But at a press event last week in Tinaja ...

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MSHA issues near-miss accident alert, best practices after highwall collapse traps operator in excavator

May 06, 2015

MSHA issues near-miss accident alert, best practices after highwall collapse traps operator in excavator

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a metal/non-metal near-miss accident alert in response to a highwall collapse that trapped a miner in the cab of an excavator. A large chalk ball/bolder struck the operator’s cab, trapping the miner ...

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Controlling equipment ownership costs

May 01, 2015

Controlling equipment ownership costs

Aggregates operations are all about production. Everything relates to how quickly (and safely) overburden can be stripped, and the material below be recovered and processed. Speed has a big effect on production costs, as does general equipment owning and operating ...

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