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Pros Evaluate “Value-Brand” SDLG Loader
After spending the day with an SDLG L948F loader, Local 649 Operating Engineers Bill Cinnamon and Brad Walker give their impressions of the machine’s design and performance
Vertical lift compact track loaders have become increasingly sought after.
The younger CTL market continues to cut into skid steers as OEMs add sizes and more to their...
The 11.8 liter 475 horsepower X12 diesel from Cummins
Smaller displacement can be better, especially if the engine’s also lighter but still strong
A solid economy keeps the segment hot, and Trump’s pronouncements could have positive and negative...

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With hot weather on the way for most of the country, it’s time for managers to consider how to protect workers not fortunate enough to spend all day...
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Alongside all the heavy equipment on a job site, and in some cases outnumbering it, work various sizes of trucks.
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Top 100

  • Lifting & Material Handling
    The CTL 1600 luffing jib tower crane is the largest in the line, with 2.5 times the load moment and a 10-meter longer jib than the next model down.
  • Light Earthmoving
    Gehl’s new mid-frame R Series skid steer loaders—R135, R150 and R165—are radial-lift models with standard rated operating capacities of 1,350, 1,500...
  • Lifting & Material Handling
    The S20 is a new model for Schwing, and it has a four-section Double Z boom with a total of 820 degrees of articulation
  • Light Earthmoving
    The R30 series of wheel loaders includes models R530 and R630.
  • Light Earthmoving
    The 303E CR expands Caterpillar’s line of mini excavators, with the new machine offering an operating weight of 7,782 pounds.
  • Heavy Earthmoving
    John Deere’s response to its customers asking for a safe, accurate and operator-friendly large-capacity dump hauler is the new 46-ton 460E...
  • Light Earthmoving
    Two redesigned models launch the B-Series backhoe loaders: BL60B and BL70B. Average operating weight ranges from 17,500 to 19,500 pounds, and gross...
  • Light Equipments
    The Big Blue 450 Duo CST, a dual-operator diesel engine-driven welding generator, features two CST 280 Stick/TIG inverters and 12,000 watts of...
  • Light Equipments
    Thermal Arc, a Thermadyne brand, is launching the first in a series of "3-in-1” multi-process, fully integrated portable welding systems designed to...
  • Ancillary
    Leica Geosystems Mining has announced an exclusive industry partnership with Locata Corporation Pty Ltd to provide the mining industry with a high-...
  • Ancillary
    Built for use in quarries, cement plants, construction sites, and other work areas with rough terrain, the Michelin XHA2 wheel-loader tires lasts 9...
  • Heavy Earthmoving
    For use in mining applications, Komatsu’s WA 1200-6 wheel loader delivers 1,765 net horsepower at 1,800 rpm, an increase of 132 horsepower from its...
  • Paving and Compacting
    Billed as an economical machine, the GP-2400 half-width concrete paver can slipform widths up to 24 feet wide.
  • Trucking & Hauling
    Modular Hydraulic Transport System is a 375,000-pound-capacity off-road transport system.
  • Ancillary
    The Idle Guard 200 from Transportation Safety Technologies is a solid-state timer that can be retrofitted to on- and off-highway machines to...

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From the editors 

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Another exclusive, operator-evaluated look at a machine doing what it says it's supposed to do. https://t.co/k7rsMDMA4X
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Waiting for Godot, though. https://t.co/pVXskbgGz8
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