Category Archives: Industry News

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index

October New Business Volume Up 16 Percent Year-over-year, 16 Percent Month-to-month, and 10 Percent Year-to-date WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $900 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for October […]

New Cat® 304 and 305 CR Mini Hydraulic Excavators deliver more power and performance with lower operating costs

New Cat® 304 and 305 CR Mini Hydraulic Excavators deliver more power and performance with lower operating costs

Built to deliver an improved customer experience, the new 4-tonne, Cat® 304, and 5-tonne, Cat 305 CR, Next Generation Mini Hydraulic Excavators deliver more power to the pumps, higher bucket breakout forces and deeper standard digging depths to increase performance by up to 20% over their E2 series counterparts. Their industry-leading grease intervals and extended […]

Entire ARTBA Safety Team earns OSHA Construction Trainer Credential

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The five professionals on the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) safety team have successfully completed the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 500 Class, allowing them to teach the agency’s 10-hour and 30-hour classes to transportation construction workers across the country.

Hitachi ships first ZX200-6 utility excavator to North America

NEWNAN, GA, — Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HCMA) announced that the first medium-sized Hitachi ZX200-6 utility hydraulic excavator, built for the North American market, has shipped from Hitachi Construction Machinery Tsuchiura Works (Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan). The ZX200-6 excavator is the first of many Hitachi-built and branded machines soon to be available throughout North America and Latin America. With […]

CASE introduces SV215E and SV217E single-drum vibratory rollers

CASE introduces SV215E and SV217E single-drum vibratory rollers

CASE Construction Equipment introduces the SV215E and SV217E single-drum vibratory rollers— two new models built for fast and consistent soil compaction on varying lift depths and material types. This is achieved with high centrifugal forces and standard dual amplitude and dual frequency capabilities that allow the operator to dial in compaction performance to each lift. […]

New V-series is fully variable to help maximize productivity and lower cost per ton

New V-series is fully variable to help maximize productivity and lower cost per ton

Used in a variety of rock and concrete demolition applications from scaling a tunnel, to running a pedestal-boom on a quarry, or tearing out reinforced concrete abutments, breakers are essential tools. Designed and tested for compatibility with Komatsu excavators from the PC210 up to the PC490,  Komatsu’s new JMHB-V breaker series helps customers achieve excellent impact energy and […]

Torsus announces Terrastorm Chassis – the world’s most versatile heavy-duty off road truck

Torsus announces Terrastorm Chassis – the world’s most versatile heavy-duty off road truck

Prague, 10th November 2021: TORSUS, manufacturer of one of the world’s toughest, heavy-duty off-road vehicles reveals its latest creation for the commercial sector with TERRASTORM CHASSIS, a versatile 4×4 all-terrain Flatframe chassis, ready to carry cargo or be converted into a truck with a Recovery Vehicle flatbed, Dropside or Tipper configuration. Available to order from […]

Caterpillar now offers Command Remote Operation for Cat D5, D6, and D7 Medium Dozers

Caterpillar now offers Command Remote Operation for Cat D5, D6, and D7 Medium Dozers

To boost jobsite safety in hazardous dozing conditions, Caterpillar announces the expansion of Command remote machine operation to Cat® D5, D6, and D7 Dozers. Command for Dozing removes operators from the cab and offers remote operating from a safe distance in applications such as overburden/reclamation work, ripping overburden or leach pads, slurry pond dozing, and […]

Tips to minimize damage, protect parking structures during winter

Chemical deicers and snowplows are commonly used in winter to eliminate hazardous ice and snow from parking decks and structures. While deicers are doing their job melting away snow and ice, some may actually be corroding the parking structure’s concrete and reinforcing steel, and some snow removal techniques may actually be doing more damage than […]

OSHA releases COVID-19 Vaccine & Testing ETS, immediately challenged in court

On Thursday, Nov. 4, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued their expected COVID-19 Vaccine & Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), which states that employers with 100 or more workers require COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees or implement a weekly testing program for unvaccinated employees. The deadline to comply with this Standard is December […]

Yanmar Stowable Utility Hook offers versatile, convenient lifting for compact excavators

Yanmar Stowable Utility Hook offers versatile, convenient lifting for compact excavators

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — Yanmar Compact Equipment introduces the Stowable Utility Hook to provide a convenient, factory designed lifting point for Yanmar compact excavators without the need to use an attachment. The new option reduces the risk of damage to the machine, buckets or other attachments resulting from attempts to lift heavy objects with a strap […]

A happy fleet is a healthy fleet – five steps to rewarding your best drivers

A happy fleet is a healthy fleet – five steps to rewarding your best drivers

by Oswaldo Flores, Product Manager at Teletrac Navman Drivers are the lifeblood of any successful fleet, and – just like topping off the oil in an engine – it pays to keep drivers happy by recognizing when they go the extra mile in their day-to-day. Raising morale among a fleet’s drivers isn’t just a matter […]

OSHA issues ANPRM on Heat Injury and Illness Prevention

OSHA issues ANPRM on Heat Injury and Illness Prevention By Jackie Coffman, Courtney Steelman & Erik Dullea On Oct. 27, 2021, OSHA issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on Heat Injury & Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings. 86 Fed. Reg. 59309 (Oct. 27, 2021). As announced in the ANPRM, OSHA […]

John Somers named AEM Vice President, Construction & Utility Sector

MILWAUKEE  – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced it has named John Somers as its vice president, Construction & Utility Sector, effective immediately. Somers replaces Megan Tanel, who will succeed Dennis Slater as AEM President effective January 1, 2022. Somers will be responsible for the strategic direction of construction and utility programs and services […]

The all-new JLG 2733 high-capacity telehandler

Announcing the newest member of JLG’s high-capacity telehandler family. With 26,600-lb max lift capacity, 33-ft max lift height, 8,000-lb capacity at max reach and more, the 2733 is our most powerful telehandler yet. It also brings your customers the expertise, innovation and reputation of the leader in access across a broader, fully capable lineup. Check out […]

AccuWeather snow alerts now available for establishments facing winter weather challenges

New subscription service for small- to medium-sized schools, municipalities, ski areas and businesses delivers critical, proactive alerts ahead of snow and ice events to improve awareness and planning AccuWeather Global Weather Center – AccuWeather, the world’s most accurate and best-known weather source today debuted AccuWeather Snow Alerts,  a new, innovative and affordable service especially designed to help […]

Portland Cement Association releases Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Plan marks major step to engage U.S. policymakers, industry partners and NGOs WASHINGTON — The Portland Cement Association (PCA) today announced its Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, an ambitious journey to carbon neutrality across the cement and concrete value chain by 2050. Given the significant role of cement in society and anticipated infrastructure development, it is a […]

ARA forecast continues to call for significant increases in revenue and investment

MOLINE, IL— The outlook for equipment rental revenue, comprised of the construction/industrial and general tool segments, remains positive for 2021 and beyond. The updated third quarter forecast released by the American Rental Association (ARA) today at The ARA Show™ 2021 in Las Vegas, shows equipment rental revenue to exceed $47.6 billion in 2021, a 3 […]

Ritchie Bros. launches new self-serve equipment listing service RitchieList.com

Ritchie Bros. launches new self-serve equipment listing service RitchieList.com

New, easy-to-use, listing and private transaction service from the used equipment market leaders VANCOUVER, BC — Selling equipment on your own just got a whole lot easier with RitchieList.com, the latest solution from industry-leader Ritchie Bros. This easy-to-use equipment listing service gives customers the control they want and the tools they need to sell privately […]

Hitachi introduces its new ZW100-6 wheel loader in North America

A reliable, compact equipment solution for landscaping, excavation and earthmoving, agriculture and utility work NEWNAN, GA — Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America Inc. (HCMA) continues to expand its ZW-6 wheel loaders in North America with the upgrade of its popular compact model, the ZW100-6. Developed for use in a wide variety of applications — including […]

Deadline looms for federal contractors to protect $592 billion in revenue by proving their employees are vaccinated

Deadline looms for federal contractors to protect $592 billion in revenue by proving their employees are vaccinated

Companies Must Find a Reliable Way to Review and Verify Employee & Subcontractor Vaccinations or Risk Losing Contracts WILMINGTON, NC — As the deadline approaches for companies that provide services to the federal government to confirm all of their employees and subcontractors are vaccinated against COVID-19, these employers are under urgent pressure to find a […]

Build stable, unpaved aggregate transmission line access roads and substation pavements

With the GEOWEB system, roads and pavements are built with 50% less cross-section of aggregate—even allowing use of locally available fill—to support heavy vehicles with minimal environmental impact. The system is easy to deploy, easy to install, and requires virtually no maintenance. How can we help you with your next energy project? Watch Transmission and Substrate video

Wash and Learn: How robotic hydrodemolition helps simplify concrete repair applications

Wash and Learn: How robotic hydrodemolition helps simplify concrete repair applications

by Roger Simonsson, Aquajet CEO Acid rain, road salt and normal wear and tear wreak havoc on concrete over time. Because new construction isn’t always practical, contractors typically rely on processes to remove deteriorated concrete and create a suitable surface to which new concrete will easily adhere. However, traditional methods of removing old concrete require […]

360 USA Introduces Reflective Safety Harness with ANSI/IESA 107-2020 Type O Class 1 Compliance

Reflective Safety Harness Provides Cool, Comfortable, One-Size-Fits-All Alternative to Traditional High-Visibility Vests GARDEN GROVE, CA – 360 USA®, southern California-based supplier of high-visibility garments for work and play, today announces its new Reflective Safety Harness that is ANSI/ISEA 2020 Type 0 Class 1 compliant. On display at the 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo, this […]