Rain Delays ‘Pipe Swallowing’ Project

Large Pipe-Ramming Tool Drives Casing to Replace Failing Culvert Drill Tech Drilling & Shoring Inc. first demonstrated its 34-inch HammerHead Trenchless pipe ramming tool while driving 108-inch steel pipe over a 54-inch culvert beneath the scenic Pacific Coast Highway. The technique is called “pip..

CASE Several new enhancements to the N Series of backhoe loaders are incorporated throughout the machine – from cab and drive-train improvements, to enhancements to the hydraulic and electrical systems. In addition, a number of features that were previously optional are now standard, and ther..

Thompson CAT/Prinoth, Thompson Cat of Memphis, TN, , will add the Prinoth Panther product line to its offerings. The division of Thompson Tractor, formed in 1944, is a fourth-generation family owned business with 11 branches and more than 500 employees across western Tennessee and northe..

Willbros to Sell U.S. Pipeline Construction Equipment

Willbros Group, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to sell certain U.S. mainline pipeline assets to WB Pipeline, LLC, an affiliate of Meridien Energy, LLC. Assets included in the sale consist primarily of cross-country pipeline construction equipment.  Valuation is based upon independent third ..

Vermeer Adds New S925TX Mini Skid Steer

Vermeer has expanded its compact equipment lineup with the new S925TX mini skid steer, designed to provide impressive lifting performance and the power to conquer the most demanding applications. With a tip capacity of 2,643 pounds, rated operating capacity of 925 pounds and maximum hinge pin heigh..

CASE Adds 650M Dozer To M Series Lineup

CASE Construction Equipment’s 650M, the latest dozer in the M-Series lineup, replaces and updates the popular 74-horsepower 650 dozer, with all of the CASE M-Series hallmarks, plus an enhanced undercarriage with improved track frame, idler, sprockets, rollers and extended-life SALT HD tracks, as wel..

Tips For Better Accuracy In Utility Plowing

From upgrading existing services to installation of high-quality broadband, a vibratory plow is an in-demand piece of equipment. Utility installation projects, both rural and urban, can go quickly and smoothly with the help of this machine – when it’s operated correctly. Failing to plan, forgoing m..

John Deere

Brand-new to the John Deere compact wheel loader lineup, are the 62-horsepower 204L and 67-horsepower 304L models. Both are equipped with Final Tier 4 engines and fuel-efficient hydrostatic transmissions. An optional ride control produces a smoother ride and reduces material spillage, while a redesi..

HammerHead Trenchless

HammerHead Trenchless, a Charles Machine Works company, introduced its new 22-ton, radio remote-controlled HydroGuide HG2200 cable winch, designed for maximum efficiency in pipebursting, sliplining and pipeslitting applications. Radio remote-control enhances ease-of-use and productivity. It provide..

Tulsa Rig Iron Celebrates 30 years Of Service

Tulsa Rig Iron (TRI) celebrated its 30th anniversary by hosting a luncheon on Sept. 20 at its facility in Kiefer, OK. Terry Flynn, vice president of sales and marketing, said that “with so many acquisitions and mergers in our industry, it is a great benchmark that a company checks the 30 year box.” ..

Getting Best Price For Used Equipment In Tier 4 Era

To provide assistance in navigating the EPA’s Tier 4 mandates, the Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) has released a free, downloadable white paper, “Advice from the Experts: Getting the Best Pricing on Used Equipment in the Era of Tier 4.” Mandates are driving up the demand for non-T..

Vacuum Lifting Technology Lands On White House Steps

Vacuworx lifting technology made its way to the White House as part of the National Park Service’s historic renovation of the building’s South Portico steps. The $1 million project, which included dismantling Truman-era staircases and installing carefully selected cuts of Missouri limestone, was com..

TT Technologies Offers Pipeliner Package

TT Technologies offers a pipe rammer and bentonite system for oil and gas pipeline installation projects. The pipeliner package features an 18-inch diameter Grundoram Goliath pneumatic pipe ramming system and Grundomudd 500 bentonite mixing/delivery system. During the ramming process the rammer is ..

Godwin Smart Pumps

Xylem has introduced to the United States market the first of a new series of “smart” dewatering pumps. The Godwin NC150S Dri-Prime pump is the first in the new Godwin “S” Series and features Godwin’s Field Smart Technology. This first-in-industry telemetry and wireless technology provides remote m..

Report: Global Underground Utility Locator Market to Reach $11 Billion by 2025

According to a new report published by Global Market Estimates, the underground utility locator market is expected to reach $11.21 Billion by 2025, due to the following: Increasing spending on infrastructure development and residential & non-residential construction activities Oil & gas pipeline..

CASE Partners With Leica Geosystems On Innovative Grade Control Solution

Available factory-installed or as a retrofit on select CASE M Series dozers, CASE Construction Equipment’s all-new SiteControl CoPilot system bridges the gap between automatic and indicate-only systems. The result of a global partnership with Leica Geosystems, the easy-to-use system allows operator..

Lane Construction Wins $580-Million Tunnel Project

Lane Construction Corporation and its parent, Salini Impregilo, received a $580-million contract for the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) project in Washington, D.C. This large, deep sewer tunnel will increase the system’s capacity, significantly mitigating the frequency, magnitude and duration of s..

Ditch Witch, Utilicor Join Forces to Simplify Utility Repairs

Ditch Witch®, a Charles Machine Works Company, has partnered with Utilicor Technologies, Inc. to bring the benefits of advanced keyhole technology and reinstatement to contractors, municipalities and utilities globally. Due to the partnership, utility contractors will now be able to operate a nimbl..

Schonstedt to Give Away a Free Locator

Schonstedt Instrument Company has launched “The Best Picture of a Schonstedt in Action,” a social media contest designed to highlight the company’s locators. The winner will receive a free Maggie, Schonstedt’s newest magnetic locator. To be eligible, all pictures must include a Schonstedt locator (..

Vacuworx Unveils Compact Vacuum Lifting System

Vacuworx has introduced a compact vacuum lifting system for handling concrete slabs, steel trench plates, pipe and other job-site lifting needs. The new CM 3 system is designed to fit on skid-steer loaders, track and articulated wheel loaders, said Randy Hayes, Vacuworx corporate sales director. “T..

Heavy Equipment Competition in Pennsylvania

Volvo Construction Equipment sponsored and partnered with SkillsUSA on the Heavy Equipment Competition in Pennsylvania. SkillsUSA is a national career and technical training organization that encourages young Americans to pursue skilled professions in the manufacturing industry. Nine high school s..

2017 Equipment Selection Guide

Download (PDF, 1.39MB) ..

Equipment Rental Industry Forecast Remains Steady

According to the latest quarterly update of the ARA Rental Market Monitor™, a five-year forecast for equipment rental industry revenues released by the American Rental Association (ARA), U.S. equipment rental revenue is expected to reach $49.3 billion in 2017, an increase of 4.3 percent from 2016. ..

Ditch Witch Represents Oklahoma in Made in America Product Showcase

Ditch Witch®, a Charles Machine Works Company, today represented Oklahoma at the Made in America Product Showcase celebrating American-made products hosted at the White House. A Ditch Witch JT20 horizontal directional drill (HDD) was on display at the event. “We are honored to represent the state o..

Selecting The Best Dewatering Pump For The Job

When dealing with a construction site that is underwater or where the water table is just above sea level, contractors have to ensure that the excavation stays dry and safe for workers. This can be extra challenging where you have conditions affected by water depth, and conditions such as silt and s..

New Padding Bucket Designed Specifically For Pipelines

Finish manufacturer REMU has introduced a new pipeline padding bucket to the North American market. The PD3160 is specifically designed for pipeline padding to preparing padding material used to protect pipelines from damage by any sharp particles, said Eric Dupee, vice president of REMU USA. The ..

OCT Equipment Donation Has Lasting Impact

CASE Construction Equipment dealer OCT Equipment donated a compact track loader and excavator to Team Rubicon for demolition of a Korean War veteran’s house that was deemed uninhabitable. The initiative is led by Honoring America’s Warriors and will lead to the construction of a brand new home for H..

Grundoram Pipe Ramming Tools Offer Accurate Installation

TT Technologies offers a full line of Grundoram pneumatic pipe ramming tools for trenchless casing installation. Available in 11 styles, Grundoram ramming gear is able to accommodate 4- through 120-inch casing installations. These tools provide accurate installation in a variety of soil conditions, ..

Tunnel Boring Machine Breaks Through Planned Station in Los Angeles

The $1.55 Billion Metro Regional Connector Transit Project, a 1.9-mile long subterranean twin rail tunnel linking Los Angeles’ Gold, Blue and Expo lines, today punched through the site of the future 2nd/Hope Station in Bunker Hill. The tunnels, scheduled to wrap up by early 2018, will connect three..

Report: Global Mini Excavators Market to Surpass $8 Billion by 2021

According to Global Mini Excavators Market 2017-2021 from Technavio, the worldwide mini-excavators market is expected to grow to $8.43 billion by 2021, due to the following factors: Unprecedented demand for energy expanding utilities sector Demand from rental market Increasing adoption of mini ..