Category Archives: Road

K-Tec and Soil Connect partner to promote efficient earthmoving

K-Tec and Soil Connect partner to promote efficient earthmoving

Soil Connect and K-Tec Earthmovers are working together to promote responsible and efficient earthmoving and material transportation practices across the US. In order to bring awareness to the common pitfalls and inefficiencies faced by today’s dirt movers, the companies have agreed to work together to educate the earthmoving industry through multiple cross-promotional channels about new […]

Monroe Tractor names Karen Long new CFO

Monroe Tractor names Karen Long new CFO

At Monroe Tractor, our promise to our customers is “we are here to keep you doing your job.” We strive to bring the best products and the best in customer service, which is why we are pleased to announce Karen Long as chief financial officer of Monroe Tractor.

Demolition robots vs. excavators

Demolition robots vs. excavators

by Jeff Keeling, sales & marketing manager, Brokk Inc. With cutting-edge technology enhancing efficiency and safety on a number of jobsite applications, hydraulic breakers might seem a bit dull in comparison. Mounted on a carrier without the correct hydraulic oil flow and pressure, system back pressure and some consistent downward force, they just sit there, […]

John Deere expands its solutions for grade control with the launch of SmartGrade™ for excavators

John Deere expands its solutions for grade control with the launch of SmartGrade™ for excavators

John Deere increases the range of its grade control solutions with the launch of SmartGrade™ on the 210G LC and 350G LC Excavators. The factory-installed and -calibrated 3D SmartGrade system delivers increased productivity and accuracy on the job and provides benefits to contractors at all levels. “By incorporating precision technology, such as SmartGrade, on our […]

Volvo CE extends oil change intervals to 1,000 hours

Volvo CE extends oil change intervals to 1,000 hours

Volvo Construction Equipment is releasing new oil change filters that extend drain intervals to 1,000 hours for articulated haulers, wheel loaders and excavators. Longer intervals save customers up to 50% on maintenance costs and planned downtime without compromising component performance or longevity. The maximum engine oil change interval is now 1,000 hours (or 12 months) […]

Daniel “Boone” Larsen set to cast into retirement after 30 years in the trailer industry

Daniel “Boone” Larsen Set to Cast into Retirement After 30 Years in the Trailer Industry

Daniel “Boone” Larsen, Felling Trailers’ Great Lakes Regional Sales Manager has been a part of the equipment industry for 40-years and will retire in early May 2021. Thirty of those years have been spent spec’ing and selling trailers; 19-years with Towmaster, and the last 11-years with Felling Trailers. Daniel “Boone” joined the Felling Trailers’ team […]

Engcon’s tiltrotator makes a winning impression with excavators at Australia’s largest machine show

Engcon’s tiltrotator makes a winning impression with excavators at Australia’s largest machine show

The National Diesel & Turf Expo took place in Sydney from April 9th to 11th, 2021. The fair founded in 2016 is Australia’s largest machine fair with visitor numbers growing every year. Engcon has participated at the event several times, but this year’s participation was different. In previous years, Engcon has been represented through resellers, […]

OSHA Recordables Relative to the COVID-19 Vaccine

OSHA Recordables Relative to the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has provided guidance to employers regarding recordables related to the COVID-19 vaccine. OSHA outlined when an employer is required to record an adverse reaction on its OSHA 300 Logs.In their document, COVID 19 – frequently asked questions (FAQs) issued on April 20, 2021, OSHA states that recordables incidents […]

Bob Doll joins Durex Products as regional sales manager

Bob Doll joins Durex Products as regional sales manager

LUCK, WI — Durex Products Inc., a leading manufacturer of premium wire and polyurethane screen media technologies, is pleased to announce its recent hire of Bob Doll, who joins as a Regional Sales Manager covering the Eastern United States. “As an effort to increase our Eastern US market presence, we are excited to have Bob […]

President Biden’s tax plan would hit small and family-owned businesses the hardest: ABC

President Biden’s tax plan would hit small and family-owned businesses the hardest: ABC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to reports that President Biden will tonight announce tax increases as he details his American Families Plan, Associated Builders and Contractors released the following statement: “The president’s anti-growth tax increases will not only fail to raise the revenue needed to support his new government programs but will also hit our […]

ABC statement on President Biden’s first 100 days in office

ABC statement on President Biden’s first 100 days in office

Ahead of President Joe Biden’s first congressional address, Associated Builders and Contractors issued the following statement from Michael Bellaman, its president and CEO, on key merit shop construction industry priorities that should be considered by the administration. “As President Biden prepares to address a joint session of Congress, Associated Builders and Contractors recommends that he […]

Sandvik Mobile Crushers & Screens reach major safety milestone

Sandvik Mobile Crushers & Screens reach major safety milestone

Sandvik Mobile Crushers & Screens have reached a major safety milestone with 1,000 days without a lost time incident. Our employees have worked 2 years, 8 months, and 27 days without any lost time injury, which is a measure of monitoring incidents that result in an employee missing work due to an injury or accident in the workplace. Manufacturing engineering […]

Maptek shares innovation stories at Connect 2021 on May 19

Maptek shares innovation stories at Connect 2021 on May 19

Global technology provider Maptek has released the program for a 24-hour online conference on May 19 as part of its 40-year anniversary celebrations. Maptek Connect 2021 offers all 36 talks free, with attendees encouraged to register for multiple sessions across the four regional streams. Fittingly, the conference opens with a geology-themed topic delivered from Arrowtown […]

Advanced technology for the new CAT® 815 soil compactor

Advanced technology for the new CAT® 815 soil compactor

The new Cat® 815 Soil Compactor features technology upgrades to help increase productivity and efficiency, so more area is compacted in less time on large earthworks projects. New machine designs and revised service groupings combine to cut maintenance costs up to 9%. With all components relocated from the cab roof to lower overall transport height, […]

Ballard announces membership in Hydra Consortium

Ballard announces membership in Hydra Consortium

Ballard Power Systems recently announced that it is a member of the Hydra Consortium – together with Mining3, a leading research organization in the global mining industry and ENGIE, a global player in low-carbon energy and services. The Hydra Consortium will enable heavy-duty mining mobile equipment to run on renewable hydrogen, displacing diesel and decarbonizing […]

Road Widener brings heightened safety to road crews with offset vibratory roller attachment

Road Widener brings heightened safety to road crews with offset vibratory roller attachment

Road Widener LLC., a leading manufacturer of innovative road construction equipment, offers the industry’s first offset vibratory roller attachment. The attachment’s offset, patented design allows the host machine to drive safely on flat ground while compacting sloping shoulders, ditches and other hard-to-reach roadside areas, a task that has traditionally put road crews in danger of […]

Mecalac hydraulic thumb increases material handling ease

Mecalac hydraulic thumb increases material handling ease

NORFOLK, MA — Mecalac, a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of compact construction equipment for urban environments, offers a new hydraulic thumb option for its recently re-configured two-piece boom with offset, available for 6MCR skid excavators and 7MWR wheeled excavator models. The new thumb makes it easy to pick up, maintain and move large […]

Volvo CE expands dealer technician training with new West Coast facility

Volvo CE expands dealer technician training with new West Coast facility

Volvo CE is adding a West Coast technical training facility in the San Francisco Bay Area later this year as part of a larger initiative to invest in technical training across North America. In addition to diesel construction equipment, the facility will serve as a hub for Volvo Group battery-electric vehicle training including Volvo CE, […]

GSSI to highlight StructureScan Mini XT at World of Concrete 2021

GSSI to highlight StructureScan Mini XT at World of Concrete 2021

GSSI, manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, will be showcasing its StructureScan™ Mini XT all-in-one concrete inspection GPR system at the in-person World of Concrete, to be held on June 8-10, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in Las Vegas, NV, Booth W753. Also on display will be the Palm XT miniaturized GPR […]

ABC reacts to Republican lawmakers’ infrastructure framework

ABC reacts to Republican lawmakers’ infrastructure framework

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Associated Builders and Contractors today released the following statement in reaction to the Republican lawmakers’ infrastructure framework: “Enhancing global competitiveness and creating jobs should be the cornerstones of any plan to modernize our crumbling roads, bridges, schools and utilities,” said Michael Bellaman, president and CEO of ABC. “The Republican infrastructure framework would serve […]

HNTB inks five-year deal to serve as exclusive sponsor of ARTBA Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP)

HNTB inks five-year deal to serve as exclusive sponsor of ARTBA Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP)

HNTB, one of the world’s leading infrastructure firms, is confirming its commitment to developing the next generation of transportation construction policy advocates with an exclusive, five-year sponsorship of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP). The sponsorship coincides with the ILDP’s 25th anniversary. The ILDP provides attendees with […]

Special building dedication in memory of AEC founder J. Dewayne Allen

Special building dedication in memory of AEC founder J. Dewayne Allen

Friends, family, and associates – from near and far – gathered at the Allen Engineering Corp. (AEC) headquarters in Paragould, AR, on Friday, April 16, 2021, for a special building dedication in memory of founder J.Dewayne Allen. J. Dewayne Allen (CEO,Chairman, and Founder of AEC) passed away from this life to the next in late […]

Substance abuse recognition program

Substance abuse recognition program

Instructor: Dawid Ditrich, CSP, Lead Instructor, Total Safety Consulting Training Academy NYS has just passed a law to legalize the use of cannabis and has restricted the ability to manage personnel in this area. Since the 2016-17 opioid epidemic took the lives of nearly 64,000 Americans, all industries are mindful of the risk that substance abuse poses […]

New ASV OEM maintenance kits provide convenient, all-in-one solution

New ASV OEM maintenance kits provide convenient, all-in-one solution

ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, introduces Maintenance Kits for simple and convenient ASV machine parts purchasing and maintenance. The kits include replacement filters for service intervals. All parts included are OEM, ensuring customers receive the highest quality filters for maximum machine reliability. “We want […]

John Deere announces 2021 “Own It” low monthly payment program

John Deere announces 2021 “Own It” low monthly payment program

MOLINE, IL — John Deere unveils its 2021 “Own It” Low Monthly Payment Program, available for customers who want to own the quality and reliability of John Deere compact and mid-size equipment. Customers can utilize the low monthly payment program to get on the path to equipment ownership for a variety of compact and mid-size equipment […]