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Wayne Grayson is the Online Managing Editor for Equipment World. He keeps the website fresh with news and opinion on both heavy equipment and the construction industry from the experts at the magazine and also manages the publication's social media accounts. He's a technology geek as well and serves as the magazine's tech writer.


Excavator operator survives nasty rollover off of bridge

Jan 27, 2015

Excavator operator survives nasty rollover off of bridge

  An excavator operator escaped a serious machine rollover while working alongside a bridge in Connecticut recently. According to a report from the Record-Journal, Tom Bryda, was operating the excavator January 14 when it rolled over and slid down an embankment, settling below the ...

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Road worker crushed and killed by concrete lane barrier

Jan 20, 2015

Road worker crushed and killed by concrete lane barrier

  A construction worker was killed in an odd and tragic accident last week in Maryland when he was killed by a concrete lane barrier. The unidentified worker was on a crew with Annapolis Junction-based contractor Corman Construction working “to stabilize a ...

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Construction spending drops in November, highway spending increases

Jan 05, 2015

Construction spending drops in November, highway spending increases

Increases in homebuilding in both the private and public sectors were not enough to offset a decrease in government nonresidential as construction spending fell 0.3 percent in November. According to preliminary estimates from the Commerce Department, construction spending in November fell to a seasonally ...

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John Deere’s new 300G LC excavator cranks up the power

Dec 25, 2014

John Deere’s new 300G LC excavator cranks up the power

By EPA mandate, almost every new machine introduced today includes a Tier 4 final emissions reduction system. So what really sets a machine apart from the competition is everything else they throw into the package, which for the new Deere ...

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Interchange projects become Oklahoma DOT’s largest awarded contract of all time

Dec 18, 2014

Interchange projects become Oklahoma DOT’s largest awarded contract of all time

The reconstruction of two interchanges on Interstate 35 in Norman has generated the single largest construction contract ever awarded by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The department awarded the contract to Sherwood Construction Company of Tulsa with a $71 million base ...

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Congress passes spending bill; cuts billions from federal construction accounts

Dec 15, 2014

Congress passes spending bill; cuts billions from federal construction accounts

Two days after the legislation was passed by a tight vote in the House, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill Saturday night that includes both good and bad news for federal construction accounts in 2015. The bill keeps the ...

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Wisconsin DOT to test reflective orange lane paint

Dec 10, 2014

Wisconsin DOT to test reflective orange lane paint

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced that it will be the first DOT in the United States to test a reflective orange paint in an attempt to make construction work zones more visible to drivers passing by. WisDOT has applied ...

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Breakdown of $300 million worth of heavy equipment stolen in 2013

Dec 08, 2014

Breakdown of $300 million worth of heavy equipment stolen in 2013

Nearly $300 million worth of construction and other heavy equipment was stolen in 2013 with only 21 percent of it recovered, according to the latest theft report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the National Equipment Register. The majority of thefts occurred ...

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Komatsu adds D155AX-8 crawler dozer to lineup

Dec 05, 2014

Komatsu adds D155AX-8 crawler dozer to lineup

Komatsu has launched the latest addition to its lineup of crawler dozers with the new D155AX-8, touting increased performance thanks to a new blade along and Tier 4 Final engine. The new machine has an operating weight of 89,300 pounds and ...

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SUV strikes and kills construction worker

Dec 05, 2014

SUV strikes and kills construction worker

A construction worker setting cones for a lane closure in North Coventry Township, Pennsylvania, was struck by an SUV Wednesday night and killed. According to a report from WPVI TV, 60-year-old Lee Boyer was setting cones around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday as ...

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Highway and street construction spending up slightly in October

Dec 02, 2014

Highway and street construction spending up slightly in October

U.S. construction spending rose 1.1 percent during the month of October due mainly to increases in homebuilding and government nonresidential projects. According to preliminary estimates from the Commerce Department, October construction spending was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $971 billion. The new ...

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DOT highway signs tell drivers 'Get Your Head Out of Your Apps'

Nov 27, 2014

DOT highway signs tell drivers 'Get Your Head Out of Your Apps'

A recent message from Iowa Interstate displays posted by the Iowa DOT. In an effort to convince drivers to slow down and focus on the road, several state departments of transportation are turning to the permanent digital displays hanging over Interstates ...

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