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Video: What Can Be Done About Construction’s Alarming Suicide Rate?
On the latest episode of The Dirt, we focus on the suicide rate in construction, which is the highest of any industry and is four times higher than the national average.
July 1, 2022
Video: The Long and Winding Road to Developing a New Engine Oil
In this episode of The Dirt, Kevin Carabell of Chevron Lubricants walks viewers through the development of new oil blends and why it's necessary.
June 24, 2022
Video: Family Construction Firm Opens Up About Succession Planning
They’ve hired a business coach to help them – and they’re extremely glad they did. Check out this week's episode of The Dirt.
June 17, 2022
Video: 4 Ways You Can Save on Diesel Fuel When Operating Equipment
Want to take some of the sting out of skyrocketing diesel prices? Check out this episode of The Dirt.
June 9, 2022
Test Run: Hitachi’s New ZX210LC-6 HP Excavator is a “Sneaky Beast”
Equipment operator Bryan Furnace got some seat time on the 25-ton excavator, which recently arrived in the U.S. Watch his review on The Dirt.
June 3, 2022
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Video: How to Perform Fluid Analysis to Save Money on Your Equipment
For as little as $10 a sample of your equipment's oil and lubricants, you can increase your return on investment 150%. See how on the latest episode of "The Dirt."
May 27, 2022
Built Robotics Turns Excavators into Robotic Trenchers – What’s Next? (Video)
In this episode of The Dirt, we focus on the Exosystem, which can convert any excavator into a remote-controlled, autonomous trench digger.
May 20, 2022
Kobelco’s Bounceback: 20 New Products to Be Unveiled in 18 Months | The Dirt #71
In this episode of The Dirt, we look at the company's quick rebound from last year's engine mishap and its new dash-7 and -11 excavators.
May 13, 2022
“The Sargent Academy” – A Contractor’s New Way to Attract Employees
The company uses a university dorm and for six weeks immerses new hires in the construction business. Watch the latest episode of The Dirt.
May 6, 2022
This Contractor Loves VR Simulators – Less Damage, Increased Safety, Happier Employees | The Dirt #69
Check out the latest episode of The Dirt where OE Construction of Colorado reveals the surprising benefits it has discovered with equipment simulators.
April 29, 2022
Video: Contractors Need to Change to Succeed in Today’s Market
What’s a contractor to do when a core business market shrinks or the labor pool runs dry or both? Check out the latest episode of The Dirt for the answer.
April 22, 2022
How to Raise Your Prices While Keeping Your Customers | The Dirt #67
How to tactfully approach customers about price increases, where to raise your rates and what to do once the economy levels out.
April 15, 2022
Video: Senzit Tracks Air Filter Life at Lower Cost Than Telematics
In this episode of The Dirt, we look at a product that tells you in real time how much longer your equipment's air filter will last.
April 8, 2022
Video: Colorado Contractor Gets Powerful Results from New Technology
OE Construction has become more efficient and profitable – even tracked down its stolen equipment. See how on this episode of The Dirt.
April 1, 2022
Video: Looking for Ways to Save on Fuel? Check Your Equipment’s Oil
In this episode of The Dirt, we discuss how switching to lighter, thinner oil can raise fuel economy.
March 25, 2022
Video: How Will the War in Ukraine Affect Contractors in 2022?
In this episode of The Dirt, the chief economist for Associated General Contractors forecasts the invasion's impact on the construction market.
March 18, 2022
Doosan's Dozer Debut: Taking a Leap into New Territory
In this episode of The Dirt, we give a closer look at the first ever dozer from Doosan, including video of the prototype DD100 in action.
March 11, 2022
A Closer Look at the World’s First All-Electric CTL: Bobcat’s T7X
In this episode of The Dirt, we get answers from Bobcat to the most pressing questions about the groundbreaking compact track loader.
March 4, 2022
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Volvo Testing its First Large Electric Excavator, the EC230 E
It delivers the same performance as the diesel-powered EC220E with zero emissions, low noise and reduced cost of ownership, the company says.
An Electric Pickup Truck from Sany? Leaked Images Show Concepts
New V8 Ford Raptor R Kicks Up Rooster Tail in Surprise Appearance
Restoring Grandfather’s WWII Era Ingersoll-Rand Air Compressor
The Mighty Ford Maverick: A Compact Workhorse That's Fun to Drive
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.
5 Ways to Reduce Fuel Costs
As one of your biggest expenses, fuel usage should be watched closely. Download this eBook to learn how fleet management solutions can help you monitor key factors that can contribute to wasted fuel.