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Fye Excavating: It all started with a backhoe

by Ed Brenton Jon Fye founded Fye Excavating in Sperry, Iowa in 1995 with only three employees. Incorporated in 1998, Fye Excavating Inc. now employs over 50 people. The company provides full-service excavation, site work, commercial, utility, and “plan and spec” work in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri—the majority of their work being within a 100-mile […]

Soil compactors feature innovative technology to meet contractor’s needs

by Jon M. Casey Contractors, who are in the market for soil compacting equipment, will find a number of specialized machines designed for site prep work. This overview will touch on some of the latest features on five compactor brands. Single drum compaction rollers, are the primary configuration for self-propelled, ride-on units.

Dig, lift, and carry. Updates to John Deere L-Series backhoes simplify operation

Updates to the John Deere L-Series backhoe lineup enhance the productivity and uptime for professionals looking to lift more and multitask on the job site. The key backhoe updates include the introduction of precision mode, enhanced pilot controllers, two new rear quick coupler offerings and a redesigned hydraulic thumb.


An Editorial by Jay Sturm, Founder, Cranes101 Attitude. I think it’s going to be the new buzzword in construction. I keep hearing this word coming out of the mouths of managers, safety people and workers alike. I hope this is yet another step in creating a safer work environment for all of us.