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.

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.

New Products

Latest industry developments

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?”