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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.


The 5 tech trends impacting construction

Nov 06, 2012

The 5 tech trends impacting construction

During his opening keynote at Dimensions 2012 in Las Vegas this morning, Trimble President and CEO Steve Berglund outlined five surging trends in technology that are having a big effect on the construction industry and are moving us closer to ...

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Cat: staying in Illinois, sees third-quarter income and sales boosts

Oct 25, 2012

Cat: staying in Illinois, sees third-quarter income and sales boosts

Caterpillar made headlines over the weekend with its latest earnings report and an announcement regarding its company headquarters. The first mention comes from an Associated Press report that quotes Cat Chief Executive Doug Oberhelman as clarifying that the company will keep its ...

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Illinois sewer upgrades to create 9,700 construction jobs

Oct 25, 2012

Illinois sewer upgrades to create 9,700 construction jobs

A recently launched $1 billion initiative to upgrade sewer lines, water mains and water treatment plants across Illinois will create 9,700 construction jobs in the state, according to Gov. Pat Quinn's office. According to the Chicago Tribune, the upgrade comes after ...

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Apple announces iPad Mini alongside an updated iPad

Oct 25, 2012

Apple announces iPad Mini alongside an updated iPad

During a special event in San Jose today, Apple announced a smaller, cheaper version of the iPad alongside a much faster one. With a screen size of 7.85 inches, the iPad Mini is only 7.2 millimeters thick. Apple says that makes ...

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Terex to supply Takeuchi with 8 new skid steer models

Oct 25, 2012

Terex to supply Takeuchi with 8 new skid steer models

Terex Construction announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Takeuchi Manufacturing, U.S. in which Terex will supply Takeuchi with eight new models of skid steer loaders. Mark Luttmann, Terex sales operations manager at Terex Americas, said Tuesday morning ...

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Volvo Construction sales fall 9 percent in third quarter, huge dip in operating income

Oct 25, 2012

Volvo Construction sales fall 9 percent in third quarter, huge dip in operating income

Volvo Construction Equipment reports that it has reduced production and inventory in its facilities along with inventories at its dealers in response to a drop in sales and an "uncertain outlook." Volvo CE released its third quarter earnings report Tuesday morning ...

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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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