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Thanks to the recent passage of the U.S. tax reform legislation, the FCA is now planning on investing additional funds into its U.S. manufacturing operations, in addition to rewarding its employees for their continued efforts in helping to make the company such a success. The announcement came on January 11th, and with it, an implication of positive impacts for the company and the United States as a manufacturing power for Ram products.
January 12, 2018

Caterpillar is releasing its first portable inverter generator this month. The INV2000 produces 1800 watts running and 2250 watts starting making it strong enough enough to power camping essentials as well as small to mid-sized power tools like circular saws.  With its less-than-3 percent total harmonic distortion, it can also safely power sensitive electronics.
December 14, 2017

Caterpillar is launching its first utility vehicles – the gasoline-powered Cat CUV82 and diesel-powered CUV102D. Both feature a rugged steel cargo bed and offer 1,000-lb (454-kg) total rear cargo capacity and 2,000-lb (907-kg) towing capacity. They also utilize a four-wheel independent suspension system with a front sway bar to enhance stability at full load. A long swing-arm suspension, custom-tuned springs and shocks deliver a balance between a smooth ride and hauling loads.  
November 22, 2017

Morbark has announced the acquisition of Rayco Manufacturing to broaden the range of tree care and industrial equipment, aftermarket parts, and service offered to their customers. Rayco brings a lineup of equipment into the Morbark family across multiple product categories. In particular, Rayco stump cutters, aerial trimmers, forestry mulchers and crawler trucks will enhance and complement the existing Morbark family of products.
November 2, 2017

Fendt’s new Xaver system uses small robot units operating in swarms and a cloud solution to plan, monitor and accurately document the precise planting of corn. Satellite and data management in the cloud allows navigation around the clock operations, with permanent access to all data. The exact position and sowing time of each seed is accurately recorded. Knowing exactly where the seed has been planted opens up new potential for further processes, since subsequent operations such as crop protecting or fertilizing, can be performed precisely at the individual plant.
October 2, 2017

America once had a reputation for building things extremely fast and cheap – like the Empire State Building in 410 days – but not anymore. American infrastructure simply takes longer to build than it ever has before, and projects carry astronomically high average construction costs compared to the rest of the world. The spending has grown so out of control that experts predict basic American infrastructure may soon become unaffordable within a short period of time – as in years, not decades.
September 19, 2017

Work zones along the highway are dangerous places and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has unveiled a work zone vehicle designed to take safety one step further for roadway maintenance crews. The Autonomous Impact Protection Vehicle (AIPV) will help improve work zone safety by removing the driver from a truck that is actually designed to be hit. The Impact Protection Vehicle is normally positioned behind road construction crews in order to protect workers from the public.
August 28, 2017

Atlas Copco has purchased Glauber Equipment Corporation’s compressor-related business. Glauber Equipment is an Atlas Copco compressed air distributor and service provider located in Lancaster, N.Y.
August 9, 2017

Some forestry workers around the world are ditching their heavy equipment and embracing draft horse logging as a low-cost and lucrative forestry operation...or are they? Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons why horse logging is making a resurgence.
August 7, 2017

With total sales over $4.1 million and nearly 850 online bidders participating, J.J. Kane Auctioneers set a new sales record for a timed, online-only auction on the Proxibid auction platform, beating out Proxibid’s previous timed, online-only auction with a 241 percent increase in online participants.
August 2, 2017

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