Highway funding rises in new federal spending bill signed by Trump

The new $1.3 trillion federal spending package approved just before a government shutdown deadline boosts funding for highway programs by 8 percent and triples the funding to the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, program, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. The appropriations were passed by the Senate after a late-night […]

Pine Bush Equipment Hosts 11th Annual Golf Tournament

Please join us for a great day of golf on May 17, 2018 at the Town of Wallkill Golf Club.  All proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society. Our event includes – Continental Breakfast – Lunch on the Turn – Buffet Dinner with One Hour Beer and Wine Included – Gifts – Prizes – Awards – […]

2 Ways to Increase Safety at the Construction Site

For today’s construction professional, there are a number of different ways to heighten safety on the construction job site. In most cases, it comes down to having the right tools, equipment and technology on the job. Here’s a look at two key ways to create a safer construction job site. Fall Protection Equipment Many construction […]

Proposed U.S. Tariffs Would Hike Construction Steel Prices, Economists Say

If President Trump adopts Commerce Dept. recommendations to impose severe trade penalties on steel and aluminum imports from China and other foreign countries, prices for construction steel and aluminum products would jump and some contractors could suffer a financial blow, industry economists predict. The proposals—which Commerce sent to President Trump on Jan. 11 but didn’t release publicly […]

Komatsu America signs agreement to purchase east coast distributor Pine Bush Equipment

Komatsu aquires Pine Bush Equipment

Purchase continues to support long-term distributor growth and customer satisfaction goals Rolling Meadows, Ill., February 26, 2018 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced that, through its subsidiary F and M Equipment Ltd., it has entered into a purchase agreement with PBE Group, consisting of Pine Bush Equipment Co. Inc. […]

Breaking News! Komatsu Acquires Pine Bush Equipment Co.

Owners of Pine Bush Equipment Co Inc.

The PBE Group, consisting of Pine Bush Equipment Co. Inc. and East PBE Inc., entered into a purchase agreement Feb. 5, 2018, with Komatsu, through its subsidiary F and M Equipment Ltd., to purchase the assets of PBE group subject to a period of due diligence and final approval of Komatsu Ltd. (with the exception of the […]

Komatsu Intelligent Machine Control, The Smarter Excavator

Komatsu Hybrid Excavator

Justin Lantin, product marketing manager, excavators, says Komatsu now offers two hybrid models. The company took the technology from the HB215LC-1 and applied it to the new HB365LC-3. The system offers the benefits common to hybrids as well as other benefits operators appreciate. Swing speed is more easily controlled. And because hydraulics are not employed […]

Komatsu will become an industry leader in forestry attachments after acquisition of Quadco & Southstar operations

Komatsu acquires Southstar and Quadco

On January 26, 2018, Komatsu Ltd. (President & CEO: Tetsuji Ohashi) signed an agreement to acquire from Prenbec Equipment Inc. (CEO: Charles MacLennan), a company based in Quebec, Canada, the Quadco and Southstar forestry attachment operations, excluding the forestry equipment businesses of Tanguay and Forespro delimbers. The acquisition will be made through a wholly owned […]

HOW TO RECHARGE A DEAD CAR BATTERY SAFELY AND QUICKLY

Battery Charger

Having to recharge a dead car battery after turning the key in your vehicle and hearing not even a click from the starter is a frustrating experience — but don’t worry, because you’ve got options. In fact, there are many ways to deal with getting juice back into your car battery, but not all are appropriate […]

NAPA Know-How: Bad Brake Pads, Know the 3 Signs and Symptoms

Bad brake pads aren’t the most difficult components of your car that you’ll ever need to replace, but they’re definitely among the most important. Your brake pads play a critical role in bringing your car to a safe and controlled stop, and over time they gradually wear down to the point where you can no […]

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