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“A Really Solid Machine” – Test Run of Komatsu’s WA475-10 Wheel Loader
In this episode of The Dirt, host and professional equipment operator Bryan Furnace gives his detailed impressions of Komatsu's large loader after a test run.
January 6, 2023
Better Bidding: Agtek Software Designed to Improve Accuracy, Efficiency
In this episode of The Dirt, Agtek's president tells how takeoff and modeling software can save contractors time and money.
December 30, 2022
An Operator’s Observations: Top 5 Video Episodes of The Dirt in 2022
Reviews of exciting new equipment and crucial maintenance tips were among the most-watched episodes.
December 29, 2022
Trench-Collapse Survivor Tells His Story to Help Others
Alex Parker is one of the lucky few who have survived a trench cave-in. Watch this episode of The Dirt to hear his story.
December 23, 2022
What Contractors Need to Know About PC-12 Diesel Engine Oil
In this episode of The Dirt, we talk with Chevron's Shawn Whitacre about the next generation of heavy-duty diesel engine oil being developed.
December 16, 2022
No Recession in 2023? – AGC Economist Sees Brighter Outlook
“I don’t think we’re going to see a recession in the next year or longer,” says Ken Simonson. Watch The Dirt to find out why.
December 9, 2022
Test Run of Komatsu’s -11 Excavators Equipped with iMC 2.0
Find out what it's like to run the models equipped with semi-automatic operation technology. Watch Bryan Furnace's test run on The Dirt.
December 2, 2022
Video: How to Maintain Your Engine's Cooling System
Forty percent of engine failures are coolant related. Find out how to properly maintain and protect this often overlooked system on the latest episode of The Dirt.
November 25, 2022
Video: A Better Way to Train Young Construction Workers
On this episode of The Dirt, host Bryan Furnace offers a simple suggestion to improve training of young workers that could make a big difference.
November 18, 2022
Video: This CivDot Robot Can Do Site Layout Autonomously
On this episode of The Dirt, we hear from Civ Robotics, makers of autonomous surveying robots.
November 4, 2022
Buy Now or Wait? – Financing Equipment Amid High Prices and Rates
Find out the best equipment financing strategies in today's turbulent market on the latest episode of The Dirt.
October 21, 2022
Video: Construction Equipment Industry Weighs in on Right to Repair
In this episode of The Dirt, Daniel Fisher with AED lays out manufacturers' and dealers' concerns about legislation in Congress and some states.
October 14, 2022
Smooth and Powerful: Test Run of Case’s New E Series Excavators
Find out what it's like to operate the brand-new models. Watch Bryan Furnace's test run on The Dirt.
October 7, 2022
How to Extend the Life of Your Equipment’s DPF
Find out the real reason diesel particulate filters get dirty and how to make them last longer on this episode of The Dirt. Watch here.
September 30, 2022
Video: How Contractors Can Get Ready for the Next Recession
On this episode of The Dirt, we discuss what contractors need to do to prepare for and survive the inevitable downturn.
September 23, 2022
Like No Other Machine: Test Run of Case’s DL550 Minotaur
“You’ve never run anything like this before,” says host of The Dirt and operator Bryan Furnace after eight hours in the cab. Watch his review.
September 16, 2022
Video: What So Great About Tiltrotators?
Check out The Dirt to find out more about the excavator attachment that twists and turns to increase efficiency and speed.
September 9, 2022
Video: A Closer Look at Equipment Right to Repair
In this episode of The Dirt, host Bryan Furnace talks with Tyler Robertson, CEO of Diesel Laptops and an advocate for equipment right to repair. Watch here.
September 2, 2022
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A Collector’s 1951 Mead “Mighty Mouse” Dozer and Other Rare Finds
Along with the "Baby Dozer," Robert Dahs of Ohio has restored a 1930 Galion motor roller and a 1955 Duo-Pactor.
Video: Komatsu Unveils Electric Excavators and Wheel Loader
The Adaptable Motor Grader: Models Change to Accommodate Contractors
Mecalac Enters the Compact Loader Market with Six-Model Lineup (Video)
Caution, "Snow Beast" at Work! – Watch Wyoming's New Massive Snowblower
Equipment World Contractor of the Year
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