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Choosing the right machine for proper soil compaction

Contributed - Dec 11, 2014

Choosing the right machine for proper soil compaction

A system that allows detection of thermal segregation in the asphalt mat, in real time, and records a thermal profile is now being used by some state Departments of Transportation. The reason is to eliminate inconsistent densities because freshly paved ...

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

Wayne Grayson - 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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Former U.S. roads boss hoping to raise $250 million

Brian Ethridge - Nov 10, 2014

Former U.S. roads boss hoping to raise $250 million

  Former U.S. federal transportation boss Ray LaHood is trying to raise the required $250 million for a U.S. customs plaza for the $2.1-billion Detroit River bridge project. LaHood, who retired in February 2013, now holds several roles in the private sector including with ...

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Integrated generator on new Cat AP1000F asphalt paver cuts screed heat time in half

Marcia Gruver Doyle - Nov 06, 2014

Number one on the “paving by the numbers” handout Caterpillar gives to contractors is “heat the screed.” That start-up process just got faster with the integrated generator and screed heating system on Cat’s new AP1000F asphalt paver. “With this generator, which ...

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Caterpillar's 903C compact wheel loader

Wayne Grayson - Nov 06, 2014

Caterpillar's 903C compact wheel loader

Caterpillar has taken the wraps off its newest machine. The 903C compact wheel loader boasts an operating weight of 9,150 pounds and is designed for work in the construction, industrial, agricultural, landscaping and snow-removal markets. The machine is powered by the ...

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Ray LaHood: 'We need a big pot of money' to fix America’s roads and bridges

Marcia Gruver Doyle - Oct 31, 2014

Ray LaHood: 'We need a big pot of money' to fix America’s roads and bridges

Continuing his “America is one big pothole” theme, former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood used an appearance at a Caterpillar press event Wednesday night to lambast the present direction of U.S. transportation policy. Calling the 2-year transportation bill passed ...

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Cat’s mini hydraulic excavator compact radius design works well in congested spaces

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 29, 2014

Cat’s mini hydraulic excavator compact radius design works well in congested spaces

Caterpillar’s 303E CR mini hydraulic excavator is 61 inches wide across the blade and has a compact-radius design that limits tail swing to less than 5 inches (127 mm), allowing it to work efficiently and safely in small spaces and ...

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Caterpillar launches E2 Series mini hydraulic excavators

Wayne Grayson - Sep 25, 2014

Caterpillar launches E2 Series mini hydraulic excavators

Caterpillar unveiled today five new mini hydraulic excavators, all of which will benefit from a new hydraulic system and will be produced at the company’s new Athens, Georgia facility. The new E2 Series machines include the 303.5E2, 304E2, 305E2, 305.5E2 and ...

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Man steals Caterpillar excavator and other construction equipment

Brian Ethridge - Sep 17, 2014

Man steals Caterpillar excavator and other construction equipment

Police have arrested a man in Beaufort County, N.C., after he allegedly stole a Caterpillar excavator and other construction equipment from his employer. The thief, Herbert Lee Garriss, 46, has been charged with three counts of larceny. Authorities say Garriss stole a Caterpillar excavator, a ...

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PHOTOS: Caterpillar launches M318F, M320F wheel excavators

Amy Materson - Sep 10, 2014

PHOTOS: Caterpillar launches M318F, M320F wheel excavators

Caterpillar has launched two new wheel excavators—the M318F and M320F—which the company says incorporates the best features of predecessor models with improvements based on customer input. The resulting machines provide reliability and durability combined with low operating costs. Both excavators deliver ...

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Our 2015 Contractor of the Year contest is open for entries

Marcia Gruver Doyle - Aug 29, 2014

Our 2015 Contractor of the Year contest is open for entries

Our 2014 Contractor of the Year, Jeremy Hiltz, accepts his award in Las Vegas. Equipment World’s Contractor of the Year program—which  honors the forward thinkers, high achievers and just plain good people in construction—is now open for entries. Each year, the editors of ...

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4 rules for managing production dozer Owning & Operating costs

Tom Jackson - Jul 14, 2014

4 rules for managing production dozer Owning & Operating costs

Of all the machines in the earthmoving world bulldozers, particularly large ones, may have the greatest variation when it comes to owning and operating costs. While the initial purchase price of a big dozer is a relatively fixed quantity, everything else ...

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