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Dynapac’s new CC1300 VI compactor improves operator visibility, comfort
With a roller width of 51 inches, the compactor has a cross-mounted engine, a rear-mounted water tank and better visibility to the drums. Operators can choose dual frequencies and dual amplitudes to tackle different layer thicknesses.
March 10, 2021
Video: Volvo Excavator Prototypes Reveal Formidable Strength in Electric Development
Amid a flurry of electric construction equipment news to start 2021, Volvo has introduced two battery-electric excavator prototypes that are different in more ways than one. We dig into those excavators and Volvo's electric advantage in this video.
March 5, 2021
Concrete Paver Market Heats Up as Contractors Turn to Roadbuilding
Manufacturers of concrete slipform pavers say they have witnessed such market shifts, as well as increased competition for jobs. Bidding has become more aggressive for projects, contractors are seeking productivity advantages, and others are entering conc
February 26, 2021
Beefed-Up Cat 374 Designed With Twice the Durability and Top-of-the-Line Tech
Cat says the 374 can load up to 33 Cat 772 trucks per hour working at 100% jobsite efficiency.
February 22, 2021
There’s Good News and Bad News for Sales of New and Used Financed Excavators
Financed new and used medium and large excavators took two different paths in 2020.
February 22, 2021
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"Impossible" Quest Brings Home Family’s Century-Old Holt Caterpillar 10-Ton Tractor
Discover the history of a Holt Caterpillar 10-Ton tractor that was reunited with a Minnesota family after being auctioned off.
February 19, 2021
Video: How is the New Cat 315 GC Excavator Different from the Standard Model? Who's it For?
In our previous video, we detailed Cat's next-generation 315 excavator. But that's not the only new 315 model. Cat's also selling a 315 GC. What's the difference between the 315 and the 315 GC? Who should consider buying the GC? We break it down here.
February 17, 2021
Kobelco Upgrades its Blade Runner Excavator-Dozer Combo ED160BR-7 (Video)
The Blade Runner runs on an Isuzu engine and is two machines in one – a crawler excavator with a large-capacity, six-way dozer blade that can be used for site prep and slope grading.
February 16, 2021
Video: Cat's All-New 315 Excavator is All About Speed
The new Cat 315 is better in every way than the machine it replaces, the 315F L. Cat has upgraded the hydraulics, engine, cab and swing drive, and they've packed a lot of standard tech on this 15-metric-ton machine to help you get the job done faster.
February 12, 2021
Fecon Buys Vermeer Mulching Tractor Business, Reaches Distribution Deal
The deal gives Fecon two forestry mulching tractor models from Vermeer. More details and where you'll be able to find these machines moving forward are right here.
February 10, 2021
Capability Before Age: Deere Rolls Out New Naming Strategy For Construction Machines
John Deere is rolling out a new naming strategy for its construction equipment designed to emphasize capability rather than age.
February 9, 2021
Komatsu Launches First Excavator To Pack Its Latest Machine Control Technology
The new system prevents over-digging, keeps operators on grade and is designed to lessen the skill gap between new and experienced operators.
February 4, 2021
Video: Dozer Expert Explains What's Better About the New Cat D9 | The Dirt #20
In this episode of The Dirt, we talk with Cat tractor expert Todd Cole about the new D9 dozer. Todd takes us through all the major changes and upgrades and how Cat has lowered costs while retaining performance in replacing the D9T.
February 2, 2021
Put to the Test: Deere E-Power Electric Backhoe Moves Into Next Phase of Development
Modeled after Deere's 310L, the battery-powered backhoe aims to lower operating costs, noise, downtime and drop emissions to zero.
January 29, 2021
“Eliza the Tunnel Machine” Digs 100 Feet Below I-75 in Mich. to Prevent Flooding (Video)
Eliza has traveled 1,300 feet on her way to digging a 4-mile drainage tunnel by 2023 that will prevent flooding of the I-75 freeway and surrounding communities.
January 29, 2021
No Counterweight Needed: What Will Set Komatsu's First Electric Excavator Apart? (VIDEO)
Komatsu has announced that it's going to build a battery-powered excavator. Take a design sneak peek in this video and see what you should expect from this electric machine.
January 28, 2021
Video: How John Deere Just Made Its Best Motor Graders Even Better
John Deere recently announced several updates and improvements to its Grade Pro (GP) motor graders and grader-centric improvements to its SmartGrade machine control platform. We discuss those updates and talk about what differentiates a Deere GP grader.
January 27, 2021
Cat 335 Pumps Out More Power Than Its 335F Predecessor (In More Ways Than One)
Cat upgrades the power, technology, maintenance, and more on its new 335 Next Gen excavator. Read all about it.
January 26, 2021
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Check Out These 4 Rugged Construction Phones, Including the New Cat S22 Flip
The ruggedized phone has seen a resurgence this year – as a flip phone.
Contractor of the Year
2021 Contractor of the Year: Pruss Excavation Refashions Fleet After Meeting Dual Flood Challenges
Video: How Does the Infrastructure Bill Affect Contractors? | The Dirt #42
International Refreshes Medium-Duty Truck Line for First Time in 4 Years
Snyder Wins AEMP Technician of the Year: “He’s motivated by big jobs and challenges.”
Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
Selling PMs: How to Attract New Customers
Fullbay’s new ebook shows you what data to gather and how to present potential PM services to your customers.