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Marcia Gruver Doyle is editorial director of the Construction Division of Randall-Reilly, which includes Equipment World, Aggregates Manager, Better Roads, ProPickup and Total Landscape Care magazines. She's been reporting on construction for more than 30 years, and has been the chief editor of Equipment World since its inception in 1989. A graduate of Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois, Marcia is past president of the Construction Writers Association and currently serves on the Marketing Committee of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. You can reach her at 205-248-1260 or via email at mgruver@randallreilly.com.


Volvo releases EC380E excavator, G-Series articulated haulers and L250H loader

Mar 17, 2014

Volvo releases EC380E excavator, G-Series articulated haulers and L250H loader

In addition to unveiling an electric, remote-controlled concept compact excavator, Volvo debuted several new products at ConExpo on Wednesday. EC380E Tier 4 Final excavator The new machine is powered by a Volvo 306-horsepower, D13 engine, and offers a 9 percent improvement in ...

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Kobelco’s new excavators, demolition machines in North America mark company’s independance

Mar 16, 2014

Kobelco’s new excavators, demolition machines in North America mark company’s independance

“The Kobelco brand has sprouted on this land once again this year,” says Jun Fujioka, president and CEO, Kobelco Construction Machinery. More than a year after ending its North American distribution and marketing agreement with CNH Industrial, Kobelco is waving an ...

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Sany unveils SY16C and SY35U compact excavators

Mar 10, 2014

Sany unveils SY16C and SY35U compact excavators

With three new machines in its booth, including two new compact excavators, Sany America is poised to deliver on the full faith of the Sany Corporation, says new CEO Mike Rhoda. “Sany is now the 5th largest construction equipment manufacturer in ...

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Special Report: Caterpillar unveils the 336EH, its first hybrid excavator

Dec 12, 2012

Special Report: Caterpillar unveils the 336EH, its first hybrid excavator

During a press event at its headquarters in Peoria, Ill., Caterpillar unveiled its very first hybrid excavator, the Cat 336EH. The new machine is the first in an upcoming line of hybrid excavators and will be officially launched in April 2013 at the Bauma ...

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JCB, Johnston Sweepers ink engine deal

Oct 25, 2012

JCB has won what it terms a "landmark deal" to supply Johnston Sweepers with its new EcoMax engines. The $4.8 million-per-year deal is the first since JCB Power Systems went into full production of the 4.4 liter EcoMax, which can ...

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Government figures ignore “higher learning” options

Oct 16, 2012

Government figures ignore “higher learning” options

Sigh. The U.S. Census Bureau has just released two studies. The first, Field of Degree and Earnings by Selected Employment Characteristics: 2011, shows if you have a penchant for engineering, you're in luck. People who majored in engineering had the highest earnings of ...

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Video: Caterpillar booth, MINExpo ’12

Sep 27, 2012

A bit of Disney at the Cat MINExpo booth -- how to show off a machine when a hydraulic shovel is too big to put on the show floor!

Cat: “Beneficial partnership with Navistar”

Sep 24, 2012

Cat: “Beneficial partnership with Navistar”

"We feel we have a very beneficial partnership with Navistar, and we're moving forward on getting an SCR engine in late first quarter 2013," says George Taylor, on-highway truck group director, Caterpillar, during a press event held today prior to ...

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Cat: “We want to be known as a mining truck company”

Sep 24, 2012

Cat: “We want to be known as a mining truck company”

"We have a clear cut strategy for mining trucks," says Ed McCord, large mining trucks product segment manager, Caterpillar. "We now want to establish ourselves as a trucking technology pioneer, where historically that's not been the case. We're number one ...

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Is it time for a new wheel loader?

Sep 19, 2012

Is it time for a new wheel loader?

Advanced electronics, drivetrain refinements make the case for a new machine (To view the digital edition version and share with a colleague or customer, click here.) As you’ve waited for the economy to turn, your wheel loaders have aged, and now those ...

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Ditch Witch intros RT80 Quad

Aug 20, 2012

Ditch Witch intros RT80 Quad

Ditch Witch's new 83-hp RT80 Quad trencher features a three-speed, shift-on-the-fly ground drive that provides the power necessary to tackle tough jobsites with the machine's traversing vibratory plow, trencher, saw, and backhoe attachments.  Features include: A best-in-class static load rating of 39,000 lb ...

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Wheel loader sales, auction trends

May 14, 2012

For Equipment World's QuickData trends on wheel loaders, with data from Equipment Data Associates and Top Bid auction price guide, click here:  Equip0512pg043

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