Hammerhead Trenchless unveils new liner for underground utility infrastructure

Heliam Scrim is a reinforced liner that minimizes longitudinal stretch and assures accurate inversion lengths.

New products

The Vermeer VXT600 vacuum excavator has undergone a complete redesign. Its load capacity has been increased for road use, and the component and technology reliability and serviceability have been optimized.

Caterpillar to develop hydrogen-hybrid power solution for off-highway vehicles

(UI) — Caterpillar has announced the launch of a three-year program to demonstrate an advanced hydrogen-hybrid power solution built on its new Cat C13D engine platform.

American Rental Association: US equipment rental industry growth will soften but still grow

Earlier in the year, the forecast predicted a recession that did not materialize. While the first two quarters of the year proved slow, third quarter revenues are very strong, and the quarter four projections appear that way as well.

Vermeer introduces new trailer vacuum excavator for underground utility work

The VX75 is designed for challenging utility work, including potholing, horizontal directional drilling (HDD) slurry management, and microtrenching dust containment.

Rent vs. buy: Which offers the best ROI for mini excavators?

(UI) — Mini excavators’ compact size and versatility make them a popular choice for the construction industry. There is a large variety of attachments available, allowing them to tackle almost any task on the job site. Although choosing from so many different models and configurations can be a challenge, one of the biggest decisions contractors may face is whether to rent or buy the mini excavator.

Mitsubishi delivers first major equipment shipment for ACES Delta hydrogen hub

The hub will initially be capable of converting 220 MW of renewable energy into almost 100 tonnes per day of green hydrogen, which will then be stored in two massive, underground salt caverns, having a storage capacity of more than 300 GWh of dispatchable clean energy.

CASE launches construction-grade mini track, small articulated loaders for underground contractors

Making their first appearance at Equipment Expo in Louisville, Kentucky, October 18-20, 2023, the new product lines from CASE will highlight how small contractors can overcome labor challenges and get more done with right-sized machines.

JCB to build new factory for underground construction equipment in San Antonio, Texas

The new facility will manufacture machines largely for customers in North America, the world’s biggest market for construction equipment.

Excavation workers hit gas line in La Pine, Ore., subdivision

(UI) — In La Pine, Oregon, an excavation crew working in a newly developed subdivision had an incident where they accidentally hit a two-inch natural gas line. This led to a gas leak that raised concerns among nearby residents, resulting in advisories to shelter in place and avoid outdoor open flames until the repairs were completed.

NUCA opens state-of-the-art trench rescue training facility in Urbandale, Iowa

(UI) — This state-of-the-art facility is set to play a crucial role in enhancing the safety of industry employees who work in subsurface excavations and help prepare those in the state who are leading the rescue at any accident scene.

Cat unveils next-gen 255 and 265 compact track loaders

(UI) — Caterpillar has introduced the next generation of compact track loaders with the Cat 255 and 265 models. These machines build on the success of the D3 series, featuring a complete redesign to enhance engine performance, lift and tilt capabilities, stability, operator comfort, and technology.

Vermeer enhances performance of VXT600 vacuum excavator with redesign

(UI) — Vermeer has announced that its VXT600 vacuum excavator has undergone an upgrade, with boosted road load capacity and optimized component reliability and serviceability. In addition, this new design packs performance-enhancing features that promise to revolutionize the productivity of vacuum crews.

Volvo CE joins Swedish-US consortium to electrify underground construction equipment

The group is at the forefront of developing cutting-edge electrified construction equipment, such as excavators, wheel loaders, portable air compressors, energy storage systems and concrete power cutters.

Three new Hyundai compact excavator models now available throughout North America

(UI) — HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America today announced the immediate North American availability of three new models in its HX-A series of compact hydraulic excavators.

North America’s first CASE electric mini excavator quietly gets to work in Illinois

(UI) — The CX15EV mini excavator is the first model available from the new CASE EV lineup, with the CX25EV mini excavator and electrified small articulated loader launching in 2024.

DEVELON introduces new mini excavators to boost underground utilities’ productivity

Developed to optimize productivity, the DX62R-7 and DX63-7 mini excavators are equipped with features that enable operators to tackle big jobs in challenging environments.

Beyond drilling: Total Boring's commitment to excellence

While Total Boring boasts a diverse fleet of drilling machines and tooling from reputable manufacturers, they rely on a single vendor for their drilling fluid needs: Wyo-Ben.

Develon introduces new mid-size dozer for construction site productivity

The DD130 is the newest addition to the DEVELON dozer lineup, delivering best-in-class horsepower, plus more pushing power, superior traction, leading visibility and advanced technologies for more job site productivity.

Yanmar Compact Equipment unveils portfolio’s smallest wheeled loaders

The V7 and V7-HW are the smallest wheeled loaders in Yanmar CE’s product range and are designed to keep ahead of the fast-paced demands of construction, landscaping and rental applications.

KOROYD's advanced helmet technology reduces heat stress

(UI) — KOROYD has revealed compelling data demonstrating that its integrated safety helmets effectively decrease heat stress by up to 8 degrees Fahrenheit / 4.5 degrees Celsius compared to traditional EPS internal helmet constructions.

Mastenbroek, Port Industries unveil first-ever utility trencher for North American market

The Bulldog’s compact, yet incredibly powerful design, meets the needs of utility cable and pipeline contractors.

Xylem releases new dewatering pump to increase operational efficiency

Designed to meet the unique demands of deep-mine and high-pressure water transfers, the Godwin HL270M Dri-Prime Pump can deliver cost savings of up to 10% when compared with competing solutions.

United Rentals: Preventive fleet maintenance critical to operational efficiency

United Rentals, Inc. outlined how preventive maintenance and inspection programs can help construction and industrial companies garner maximum value from their equipment fleets.

DEVELON improves wheel loader series with new technologies

DEVELON introduced new innovative technologies on its next-generation-7 Series wheel loaders in North America that help improve operator productivity, visibility and safety.

Construction, industrial equipment rental revenues to total $56 billion in 2023, ARA forecast shows

Recent analysis by economists at the Federal Reserve Board has suggested that data for non-residential construction spending produced by the U.S. Census Bureau has underestimated non-residential construction spending by at least 20% since the second quarter of 2021.

United Rentals outlines how hybrid power solutions create efficient, sustainable worksites

United Rentals released a white paper, “Hybrid Power Solutions: The Future of Portable Power,” that explores strategies for pairing a BESS with a power generator.

New Products

(UI) — Discover the latest innovations in heavy equipment with John Deere's expanded Performance Tiering compact wheel loaders, HCSS's advanced Fleet Dashcams for enhanced driver safety, and Felling Trailers' groundbreaking Air Bi-Fold Ramps System, setting new standards in the construction industry.

Volvo CE starts new compact equipment business unit to "transform” construction sector

This new global business unit is the latest step forward in the company’s ambitions to lead the transformation of the industry and provide dedicated productivity-boosting solutions built to fit customers’ evolving needs.

Choosing the right trencher: Benefits, configurations, performance optimization

(UI) — Many contractors use excavators to handle the bulk of trenching work because they already have them in their fleet. However, excavators aren’t always the optimal machine for the job, especially in challenging ground like rock and hard clay.