John Deere expands lineup of compact wheel loader models for utilities sector

The new P-Tier compact wheel loaders will carry overall L-Series features and will introduce new productivity-enhancing qualities, including standard ride control in base models and optional factory-installed features, including an auto-reversing fan option.

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Ring-O-Matic expands dealer coverage to improve vacuum excavation availability

Ring-O-Matic announced expanded dealer coverage in several major markets, improving product availability and machine application expertise.

Limiting SSOs with superior sewer maintenance tools, techniques

(UI) — Most municipalities are fully aware that preventing sewer overflows is a national enforcement priority for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), yet many struggle to stay compliant. Too often, when municipalities are short-staffed and must maintain miles of sewer line, they end up simply responding to emergencies.

Heavy machinery maker Caterpillar's profits soar on US infrastructure spending surge

(UI) — The Biden administration's increased infrastructure spending in the United States has resulted in higher demand for excavators, bulldozers, and trucks from heavy machinery manufacturer Caterpillar Inc., which reported a 31% rise in profits in the first quarter of the year.

CASE introduces new 580SV Construction King backhoe loader

(UI) — CASE Construction Equipment has announced the expansion of its backhoe loader line with the launch of five additional new backhoe loader models, including the all-new CASE 580SV Construction King.

Ditch Witch unveils largest all-terrain direction drill to optimize underground construction productivity

The AT120 gives operators the power and stability needed for efficient fiber, pipeline and utility installation through hard rock.

RodRadar signs $1.4 million deal with Sitech Tejas

(UI) — RodRadar, developers of groundbreaking imaging technology for detecting underground utility infrastructure during excavation, has entered into a $1.4 million agreement with SITECH Tejas, a HOLT company. The deal will see the North American dealer add RodRadar’s debut product, LDR Excavate, to its portfolio of heavy civil construction solutions.

What is the difference between UV and Bluelight LED?

Light-cured lateral CIPP lining is one of the most popular trends in trenchless rehabilitation technologies and one of the questions we hear a lot is, “what’s the difference between Bluelight LED and UV?”

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Common Ground Alliance issues “50 in 5” challenge to cut damages to buried utilities in half by 2028

(UI) – Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the national nonprofit trade association, has issued its “50 in 5” industry challenge to stakeholders with a goal of reducing damages to critical underground utilities by 50% in five years.

Vac-Con releases new non-CDL Titan sewer cleaning truck

(UI) — Vac-Con has introduced its non-CDL Titan three-yard combination sewer cleaning truck, which weighs under 26,000 GVWR with full freshwater tanks and features three-yards of usable capacity in the debris body.

DEVELON introduces new mini excavator to U.S. and Canadian markets

The new DX89R-7 mini excavator replaces the DX85R-3 and packs many of its predecessor’s features with enhancements such as greater lifting capacity and more horsepower.

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Mastenbroek to unveil first-ever utility trencher the Bulldog

(UI) — Mastenbroek plans to launch its first-ever utility trencher the Bulldog, a small footprint, compact yet incredibly powerful trencher designed to meet the need of utility cable and pipeline layers, in March.

Hitachi parts warehouse damaged by tornado, 100 employees evacuated

(UI) — A world-class, 336,017-square-foot parts distribution center operated by Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. was severely damaged on Jan. 12 when a tornado swept through Jackson, Georgia, the company announced on Jan. 25.

Cherne launches line of disc seal plugs designed for underground pipe construction

(UI) — Cherne Industries, part of the Oatey Co. family of companies, has launched a line of Disc Seal plugs, designed to block flow or provide bypass flow in underground pipes with low backpressure.

John Deere debuts new lineup of performance tiering excavators

(UI) — Aimed to deliver a range of products at different levels of capability and user experience, John Deere on Tuesday debuted its latest P-Tier and G-Tier excavator models, adding to its portfolio of mid-size machines.

ARA: Equipment rental revenue poised to continue growth in 2023 and beyond

The American Rental Association (ARA) forecasts that equipment rental revenue — which includes the construction and industrial as well as the general tool segments — will increase by 3.4% in 2023 to nearly $57.7 billion after growth of 11% in 2022 to reach almost $55.8 billion.

Biden asks Congress for $500 million to modernize underground oil reserves

(UC) — In a document submitted to Congress, the Biden administration has requested $500 million from Congress to modernize the U.S. strategic petroleum reserve, Reuters reported. When petroleum is taken out and replaced, the hollowed-out, underground salt caverns where the SPR oil is kept may shift and need repair. The facility's steel pumps and equipment are moreover continuously blasted with corrosive, damp, salty air.

Doosan Infracore introduces next-generation -7 series wheel excavators

(UC) — Doosan Infracore North America introduces its next-generation -7 Series wheel excavators: the Doosan DX140W-7, DX190W-7 and DX210W-7. Each machine is equipped with a balance of power and fuel efficiency to keep operators working productively. The -7 excavators replace the -5 models in the Doosan excavator lineup.

John Deere debuts new large sized P-tier excavator models

(UC) — John Deere has announced the addition of three new P-tier Excavator models to its line of large-size equipment. The 470 P-tier, 670 P-tier, and 870 P-tier models offer enhanced visibility features, making them an ideal solution for operators looking to increase productivity on the job.

Cat D1, D2 and D3 Dozers offer expanded operator assist, remote-control ready features

Cat® D1, D2 and D3 Next Generation Small Dozers now feature an improved suite of operator assist ease-of-use technologies geared to increasing machine performance, productivity and efficiency in the field.

CASE plans to introduce new E Series excavator lineup this month

The rollout features seven new models — including two entirely new excavators — focused on enhancing the total operator experience to deliver even greater productivity, operator satisfaction and operational efficiency.

John Deere unveils G-tier Compact Wheel Loader models

John Deere is building upon its line-up of compact equipment by expanding its performance tiering strategy with three new models of Compact Wheel Loaders.

Equipment Spotlight: Compact Excavators (under 25,000 pounds)

Bobcat, CASE, Caterpillar, Doosan Infracore North America, Hitachi, Hyundai and more.

ARA forecast remains bullish on equipment rental revenue growth despite headwinds

Today’s economic indicators are mixed and uncertain, but all continue to point toward significant growth for equipment rental revenue in the U.S. according to the latest quarterly update of the five-year forecast released by the American Rental Association.

CASE launches first-of-its-kind compact dozer loader CASE Minotaur DL550

Weighing in at more than 18,000 pounds and working with 114 horsepower, the new first-of-its-kind machine delivers true dozing and grading performance, as well as powerful site loading capabilities and compatibility with hundreds of attachments.

Ditch Witch acquires HydraWheel line of rock saws

Ditch Witch has acquired specific assets from River City Manufacturing Inc., including the HydraWheel design of rock saws, the company said on Monday.

AlexRenew unveils 380-ton tunnel boring machine in Virginia

A new 380-ton, 14 feet 8 inches tall tunnel boring machine (TBM) named Hazel has been unveiled by AlexRenew, Alexandria’s wastewater authority, marking a significant milestone in its RiverRenew program to improve local waterways.