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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.


Pinball machine takes K'Nex construction toys to another level

Oct 25, 2012

Pinball machine takes K'Nex construction toys to another level

You might consider yourself a bit too old to play with construction toys like K'Nex and Legos, but both toys have done a lot over the years in getting kids interested in construction, architecture and engineering. The creator of this monstrous ...

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Doosan's DL200 and DL220 wheel loaders upgraded with T4i engines, horsepower boosts

Oct 16, 2012

Doosan's DL200 and DL220 wheel loaders upgraded with T4i engines, horsepower boosts

Doosan has upgraded its DL200 and DL220 wheel loaders to bring them in compliance with Tier 4 interim regulations. But the improvements don't stop there as both loaders have benefited from increased horsepower and performance. The 2.6-cubic-yard DL200 now boasts 160 ...

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Doosan's DL200 and DL220 wheel loaders upgraded with T4i engines, horsepower boosts

Oct 16, 2012

Doosan's DL200 and DL220 wheel loaders upgraded with T4i engines, horsepower boosts

Doosan has upgraded its DL200 and DL220 wheel loaders to bring them in compliance with Tier 4 interim regulations. But the improvements don't stop there as both loaders have benefited from increased horsepower and performance. The 2.6-cubic-yard DL200 now boasts 160 ...

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Trimble introduces GL612 and GL622 construction grade lasers

Oct 16, 2012

Trimble introduces GL612 and GL622 construction grade lasers

Trimble introduced two new construction lasers Tuesday, announcing the Spectra Precision GL612 single and GL622 dual grade lasers at the Intergeo 2012 conference. Both are rugged, automatic self-leveling lasers featuring grade capability of ± 25 percent and can be used ...

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Caterpillar updates 993K wheel loader with Tier 4 Final engine, cab improvements

Oct 16, 2012

Caterpillar updates 993K wheel loader with Tier 4 Final engine, cab improvements

Caterpillar announced updates today to its 993K wheel loader headlined by the availability of either a Tier 4 Final or Tier 2 Equivalent Cat C32 engine. Several new features in the 993K are all about conservation. New power train features and ...

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Komatsu introduces WA470-7 wheel loader

Oct 16, 2012

Komatsu introduces WA470-7 wheel loader

Today, Komatsu introduced the new WA470-7 wheel loader. Powered by a Komatsu Tier 4 Interim-certified SAA6D125E-6 engine with 272 net horsepower, the WA470-7 boasts increased power and an 8 percent reduction in fuel consumption. The new machine weighs in at 52,007 ...

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First look at Caterpillar's new Visitors Center and museum

Oct 16, 2012

First look at Caterpillar's new Visitors Center and museum

  Equipment World was on hand for what Caterpillar said was the "first private tour" of its new Visitors Center at its headquarters in Peoria, Illinois. Beyond acquainting folks with the brand, the facility acts as a museum of sorts and opens ...

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HP's new ElitePad 900 looks like the perfect Windows 8 tablet for the jobsite

Oct 10, 2012

HP's new ElitePad 900 looks like the perfect Windows 8 tablet for the jobsite

Last week, HP announced a tough tablet built specifically for enterprise that seeks to offer all the advantages of mobile hardware with the convenience of compatability with all the legacy applications you depend on at the office and on the ...

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Trimble introduces GL612 and GL622 construction grade lasers

Oct 10, 2012

Trimble introduces GL612 and GL622 construction grade lasers

  Trimble introduced two new construction lasers Tuesday, announcing the Spectra Precision GL612 single and GL622 dual grade lasers at the Intergeo 2012 conference. Both are rugged, automatic self-leveling lasers featuring grade capability of ± 25 percent and can be used ...

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AGC: Objections to original CARB proposal saved contractors $9 billion

Oct 01, 2012

AGC: Objections to original CARB proposal saved contractors $9 billion

During a federal hearing today, Associated General Contractors of America lawyers said the California Air Resources Board overestimated emissions from off-road diesel construction equipment by at least 340 percent in its 2007 proposal for an off-road diesel emissions rule. That would have been ...

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Gehl announces five new compact excavators

Sep 27, 2012

Gehl announces five new compact excavators

Gehl's new compact excavators announced Thursday are designed for grading and excavating, trenching, digging, light utility construction, demolition and recycling. The new models include the Z17, Z27, Z35, Z45 and Z80. Each model is powered by a Yanmar engine that is ...

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Doosan updates DX140W wheel excavator with T4i engine, work modes, new comforts

Sep 27, 2012

Doosan updates DX140W wheel excavator with T4i engine, work modes, new comforts

Doosan today announced updates to its DX140W wheel excavator. The machine is now powered by a 135-horsepower, turbocharged, 6-cylinder DL06KB water-cooled diesel engine. The 359-cubic-inch engine is Tier 4 Interim certified and features a high pressure common rail design with direct ...

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