Kubota’s SVL75-2 CTL with High Flow increases hydraulic flow to 29.3 gpm

Kubota SVL75-2 track loader

Kubota’s immensely popular SVL75-2 compact track loader (CTL) now is available in a high-flow model, announced at the World of Concrete last week.       . The high-flow model enables customers who like the compact size of the SVL75-2 to stay with that size and still have the ability to use high-flow attachments such […]

6 Advantages of Using a Rented Compact Excavator

Kubota KX033-4 excavator

Compact excavators produce results that are anything but small. Also known as mini-excavators, these machines may not have the digging depth of their full-sized counterparts, but they bring superior capabilities to smaller digging operations in close quarters. New research from the American Rental Association (ARA) identified digging equipment, including compact excavators, as one of the […]

73% of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcount in 2017 as Contractors Expect Strong Demand From Public and Private Sectors

Firms in Massachusetts Lead Other States in Hiring Optimism; Contractors’ Optimism Appears Partly Based on Expectations New Trump Administration Will Invest in Infrastructure and Cut Regulatory Burdens Seventy-three percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2017 as contractors expect private and public sector demand to grow in all market segments, according to […]

Corning’s Gorilla Glass for Automotive team is working closely with many of the world’s top automakers to change and improve the driving experience.

CORNING, N.Y. | Corning Incorporated | January 05, 2017 Innovations in advanced glass technology enable cleaner, safer, more enhanced automotive solutions Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today unveiled its glass-enabled concept vehicle in its booth (#14146, Central Hall) at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, showcasing the breadth of Corning® Gorilla® Glass for […]

US Construction Spending Hits Highest Level in 10 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders boosted spending on construction projects for a second straight month in November, pushing activity to the highest level in more than a decade. Construction spending rose 0.9 percent in November after a 0.6 percent increase in October, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. The increase reflected solid gains in home construction, […]

How the New 2017 OSHA Fall Protection Code Could Impact Equipment Purchases

According to various reports, the global fall protection equipment market will reach $3.5 billion by 2020. Considering this statistic and the ongoing requirement to repurchase soft goods, it’s likely that your organization will be buying fall protection equipment in the coming year. When it’s time to buy new equipment, the recently released ANSI/ASSE Z359.1-2016 standard—now […]

NAPA Know How: Should you use synthetic oil in your car?

HOW SYNTHETIC OIL IS MADE BY NAPA NOVEMBER 28, 2016 Choose a synthetic oil and your engine will enjoy multiple benefits, including improved viscosity performance under extreme temperatures, resistance to oxidation and thermal breakdown, as well as avoiding some oil sludge issues. That said, how is synthetic oil made? Let’s examine the process and help you […]

Komatsu America Corp. introduces the new PC650LC-11 hydraulic excavator

Production machine built for big dirt, rock and quarry applications; ideal for loading 30-40 ton articulated and rigid dump trucks Rolling Meadows, Ill., December 15, 2016 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new PC650LC-11 hydraulic excavator. With an operating weight between 140,456 lbs (63710 kg) and 145,284 lbs […]

Tesla's Gigafactory – The Largest Physical Footprint in the World

It’s no secret that the linchpin in Tesla’s ambitious plan to manufacture more than 500,000 cars per year by 2018 is the company’s Gigafactory, an absolutely enormous factory that’s still under construction in Sparks, Nev. The primary task of the Gigafactory will be to churn out batteries at an impressive clip, and while construction will […]

How contractors are using hot tech to beat cold weather

Think you’ve got it cold? The Alaska Department of Transportation’s Northern Region is located almost entirely above the Arctic Circle and features the widest range of temperature extremes. It is also the most diverse region geologically, making the business of building roads and infrastructure — and keeping them open and running — a constant challenge. […]

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