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Man steals Caterpillar excavator and more

Sep 15, 2014

Man steals Caterpillar excavator and more

Police have arrested a man in Beaufort County, N.C., after he allegedly stole a Caterpillar excavator and other construction equipment from his employer. The thief, Herbert Lee Garriss, 46, has been charged with three counts of larceny. Authorities say Garriss stole a Caterpillar excavator, a ...

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VIDEO: Semi hauling an excavator plows through a guardhouse while pulling onto college campus

Aug 25, 2014

VIDEO: Semi hauling an excavator plows through a guardhouse while pulling onto college campus

At Bellhaven University they’re referring to it as “the Guardhouse Incident.” With construction having begun on a new on-campus apartment complex, a lot of big construction equipment is making its way onto Bellhaven’s small campus in Jackson, Mississippi. And, as you ...

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VIDEO: Worker dangles from excavator hammer 100 feet up

Aug 18, 2014

VIDEO: Worker dangles from excavator hammer 100 feet up

This is probably one of the craziest and most dangerous demolition videos we’ve come across yet. According to the YouTube uploader, this all took place in 2008 just outside his living room window in Beijing, China. A crew is demolishing a ...

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VIDEO: Excavator water skiing the best way to cool off, get hurt in a mudhole

Aug 15, 2014

VIDEO: Excavator water skiing the best way to cool off, get hurt in a mudhole

There’s nothing better on hot summer days than taking a dip in a pool or heading down to the lake or river for some quality floating on an inner tube. The more adventurous of us prefer water sports such as ...

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Top 5 Compact Excavator Maintenance Issues

Aug 08, 2014

Top 5 Compact Excavator Maintenance Issues

Don’t let their smaller size fool you: Compact excavators require the same amount of maintenance as their larger counterparts. Without the proper maintenance, these machines won’t be as productive on the jobsite and can run up your O&O costs. Here are 5 ...

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VIDEO: Excavator straddles extremely narrow bench, predictably topples over

Jul 30, 2014

VIDEO: Excavator straddles extremely narrow bench, predictably topples over

There’s very little context for this video, but when it starts the machine already has one track dangling over the edge of the bench as crumbs of dirt trickle from the side to the level below. It seems like the ...

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Truck driver killed at sand and gravel mine

Jul 22, 2014

Truck driver killed at sand and gravel mine

Harold Steege, 58-year-old truck driver, was killed at a sand and gravel mine in Alma, Kansas. Steege arrived in his dump truck at a Hafenstine Construction owned sand and gravel operation for a load of material. He positioned his truck to ...

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Product of the week: Duplex System Crusher

Jul 17, 2014

Product of the week: Duplex System Crusher

The Duplex System, brought to you by Rockster Recycler, is a track-mounted crushing plant that allows you to interchange an impact crusher with a jaw crusher, and vice-versa, on the same chassis. It is available in the R1100/1200 impact/jaw models and the ...

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Product of the Week: Liebherr R 956 crawler excavator

Jul 10, 2014

Product of the Week: Liebherr R 956 crawler excavator

With its kinematics and hydraulic power, the new R 956 crawler excavator, from Liebherr, is designed with increased breakout and digging forces for tough operating conditions. The unit weighs in at 117,945 to 123,020 pounds, depending on configuration, and is powered ...

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Product of the Week: Komatsu PC170LC-10 excavator

Apr 10, 2014

Product of the Week: Komatsu PC170LC-10 excavator

Komatsu America Corp.’s PC170LC-10 excavator, with operating weights ranging from 38,100 to 41,5600 pounds, joins its dash-10 series. The excavator is said to improve performance with up to 5 percent more lift capacity with the standard counterweight, while an optional heavier ...

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Hyundai showcases its largest excavator yet at ConExpo-Con/Agg

Mar 08, 2014

Hyundai showcases its largest excavator yet at ConExpo-Con/Agg

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. debuted its largest excavator, the R1200-9, designed for the mining and quarrying markets (booth 10052). With an operating weight of 260,140 pounds and a 740-horsepower Cummins QSK23-C engine, the excavator is electronically controlled for optimum fuel-to-air ...

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Product of the Week: Case CX160C excavator

May 30, 2013

Product of the Week: Case CX160C excavator

Case Construction Equipment has added the CX160C excavator to its C Series product line, offering 5-percent fuel savings over the CX160B. The CX160C has a 3-percent cycle time reduction, a 2-percent lift capacity increase and a 440-pound operating weight upgrade compared ...

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