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As the cold planer market heats up, milling machine OEMs add technology and dust supression equipment
Navistar’s new vocational series is much like the now-departed Cat Truck, but costs less.
Operating engineers Chris Yanos and Zip Ackert share their thoughts about the D61PXi-23 dozer and its Intelligent Machine Control system
Mobility, strength, and reach characterize these erection and placement specialists
Will a special trim package create the next sentimental favorite from Peterbilt?
Crawler dozers with horsepower ratings in excess of 300 take on the tough jobs with an efficiency that belies their power and size
A new spec for Stoneway Concrete cuts weight, adds payload and revenue
Brand and price top the list for single most important factors in the acquisition of skid steers, followed by the machine’s key specification: rated...
American production, front-end styling and stiffer frame are new, but cabs and interiors are carried over from the previous model
There is a truck for hauling or just personal transportation to suit any need or desire

Photos: Mark Boatman

Local 649 operator/instructors put the Case SR270 skid steer loader through its paces on a muddy and challenging track
OEMs stay on top of their game as rental operations and fleets have some different requirements
Operating a mixer from one’s feet takes practice, but it aids communications between driver and chute man
Already trending up, highway-class asphalt pavers will get a bounce from the FAST Act’s long-term funding
It looks and feels like a big truck, and its midrange-size power train performs well but saves money and weight

Operator Sean Poyner experiments with the Discovery’s new remote-drive system, which uses the Freightliner’s Allison transmission and allows speeds to 7 mph. (Photos: George Pfoertner)

Local 150 operating engineers Sean Poyner and Chris Tomblin, long-time Gradall operators, offer their thoughts on Gradall’s new commercial-chassis...
Hydraulic excavators with operating weights of 60,000 to 80,000 pounds can take on varied big projects, yet are relatively easy to move site-to-site

(Construction Equipment photo.)

A beefed-up chassis puts the new truck between half- and three-quarter-ton pickups, but the star for now is Cummins diesel power
Concrete paver makers fought through an uncertain market with increased technology and versatility
The versatility of CTLs beats skid steers, but undercarriage costs beg proper maintenance and operation.

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