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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.


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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Komatsu updates 730E mining truck with AC electric drive

Sep 27, 2012

Komatsu updates 730E mining truck with AC electric drive

On Monday, Komatsu debuted its new 730E mining truck with the AC electric drive technology the company debuted in 1996. The AC drive 730E is slated for limited release in 2013 followed by full production in 2014. The announcement came during ...

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John Deere's 460E is its largest articulated dump truck yet

Aug 30, 2012

John Deere's 460E is its largest articulated dump truck yet

John Deere announced today the release of the 46-ton 460E, the company's largest articulated dump truck to date and the largest ADT available in North America.  The 460E ADT joins the 370E and 410E as the latest entry in Deere's E-Series. ...

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Trimble DigiRod eliminates surveyor's need for grade rods

Aug 20, 2012

Trimble DigiRod eliminates surveyor's need for grade rods

Trimble has introduced a new product called the DR400 DigiRod that the company says allows surveyors check grades with a rotating laser without the need for grade rods. The DigiRod eliminates the need to carry, transport and maintain multiple grade rod ...

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Growth expected, but construction's economic recovery well behind other sectors

Jun 19, 2012

Growth expected, but construction's economic recovery well behind other sectors

The construction sector of the U.S. economy is expected to see mild recovery through the end of 2012 with accelerated growth in 2013, said Kermit Baker, chief economist for the American Institutue of Architects. Baker and two other economists spoke during ...

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Tips for properly removing equipment from winter storage

Jun 19, 2012

In Takeuchi's quarterly newsletter for this Summer, the company's National Warranty Manager Gary Bryan offers some helpful steps to take before it comes time to  turn the ignition key after a piece of equipment's winter slumber. "The bottom line is this: ...

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Middle schoolers to build Cummins engine from 30,000 Legos

Jun 19, 2012

Middle schoolers to build Cummins engine from 30,000 Legos

Olympic arenas, Batman and Robin, countless pieces of construction equipment and even Mount Rushmore have all been meticulously sculpted with the classic building blocks of our youth, Legos. Saturday, the latest Cummins engine joins the fray. Cummins announced Thursday its Brickworld Build Team, made ...

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