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Skid steers continue to be favored for pavement work.
Large loaders still see demand—and buyers who want to go bigger—despite ongoing CTL popularity
Steep angles, soft underfoot conditions, wet material, large bucket, heavy coupler, long stick—factors that could diminish performance, but the Volvo EC220E showed balance and power.
Veteran operators, Local 649’s Terry Slater and Jeff Braun, push the capabilities of Volvo’s most popular excavator, the EC220E, in situations...
SuperDuty pickups went with aluminum bodies from the F-150 series for the 2017 model year and have been well received by customers
Lightweight materials, more diesels for the half-ton segment highlight advances for model-year 2019
Tool carrier-type telehandlers, such as this JCB 512, can handle buckets and other attachments to increase job site versatility.
A positive market for telehandlers sees OEMs add compact machines, operator- and maintenance-friendly features
Highly modified Kenworth T680 daycab tractor will pull containers out of Southern California ports.
Hydrogen becomes electricity to propel this quiet Kenworth tractor that looks to the future
A paving project moves along under the watchful eye of a robotic total station.
Automated systems offer the prospect of increased control over the asphalt-paving process
IUOE instructor Matt Ulm tests the Case 521G XR's reach stacking and pushing a pile.
Two IUOE Local 649 instructors do the routine tasks but also try some special moves with the 141-horsepower, 2.1-yard wheel loader
Backfill blades are becoming more prevalent in the mid-size class of excavators
Reduced-tail-swing excavators, along with production and efficiency increases from OEMs, bolster the market
The International HV retains the tall WorkStar hood and chrome grille
Soon to replace the WorkStar, Navistar’s latest construction truck has driver-pleasing features
Mack Anthem has a bold nose that is the most noticeable exterior element of the new model.
Leaving Allentown, Pa., on a bright autumn morning in a convoy of new Mack trucks had me feeling like I was in a presidential motorcade. We were...
Power Pavers 7700 paver is capable of 12-foot-wide offset paving and up to 20-foot-wide conventional paving.
As slipform machine design advances to meet contractor needs, stringless capability, versatility, transportability, and precise control head the list...
Genie Z-60/37FE has a Fuel-Electric hybrid system
North America’s mobile elevating work platforms conform to global standards and offer power-system diversity
Near Zero for Cummins Westport ISL-G means 0.02 gram per horsepower-hour of nitrogen oxide emissions
CalPortland is using natural gas to meet clean-air goals, and it’s taking advantage of incentives under California’s Carl Moyer Program and Voucher...
Gradeability is a must for soil compactors
Despite not yet seeing a boost from infrastructure spending, OEMs are offering increased tech choices
Kubota SSV75 lift arms are reinforced in the coupler area to handle side loading
Bill Cinnamon, operator/instructor at IUOE Local 649, recently spent most of a hot July morning running a new Kubota SSV75 skid steer loader and...
A microtrenching train works on a residential street.
Attachment offerings allow managers to do more with ride-on tractors, but know your soil when it’s time to select the basic trencher, chains, and...
Doosan DX190W-5 wheeled excavator works on a project
Wheeled excavators have a long way to go to match their popularity in Europe
Western Star 6900XD truck-tractor has a Smithco tri-axle side-dump trailer
Western Star fields an off-road straight truck that’s also a tractor and a new 25-ton dumper
Kenworth T880S mixer and dumper pose in front of Kenworth’s plant
Kenworth’s latest vocational model meets weight-distribution requirements in certain states, and will replace the W900S
Funding stability is bringing new energy to the asphalt-paving industry
Funding stability is bringing new energy to the asphalt-paving industry, but contractor challenges persist and call for informed buying decisions

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