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John Deere today launched its second “Small Machines. Big Impact” contest. The contest encourages construction contractors, landscapers, farmers and rental industry professionals across the country to express how they would drive positive change in their communities if they were to win a new John Deere G-Series machine.
January 31, 2018

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

AGCO announced a definitive agreement has been signed on Wednesday with The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto, for AGCO to acquire the Precision Planting LLC equipment business.
July 27, 2017

In a shocking announcement, Volvo announced today that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have a gas-only engine and placing electrification at the core of its future business.
July 5, 2017

There is a legislative movement afoot in states like Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Tennessee, New York, Massachusetts and North Carolina, in which farmers are pushing for the right to repair their equipment. This is similar to the fight already waged and won by independent repair shops and individuals wanting to repair their own automobiles. If you are unfamiliar with the situation, let me explain.
June 12, 2017

Deere & Company is betting big on infrastructure construction by bolstering their construction equipment portfolio with an acquisition of the privately-held Wirtgen Group. The two product lines complement one another as there is no overlap between their product lines. By adding the product lines, technology, and distribution networks of Wirtgen, VÖGELE, Hamm, Kleemann, Benninghoven, and Ciber, Deere has positioned themselves up as a major player in global road construction and repair, as well as in mining.
June 3, 2017

The $9.5 million expansion to Doosan Bobcat's North America headquarters features an open environment to foster movement and collaboration. Other new features include individual workstations with sit/stand capacities, dual monitors and docking stations are spread throughout the facility, a vitality area, collaborative indoor and outdoor dining area, walking path, treadmill and bike workstations.
June 2, 2017

Come visit us at booth 1524 at ICUEE 2015 on September 29th-October 1st, 2015. The International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), also known as The Demo Expo, is the premiere event for utility industry professionals to gain comprehensive insight into the latest technologies, innovations, insights, and trends affecting their industry.
August 27, 2015

The Landoll Corporation Trailer Division unveiled the “Next Generation Landoll” (NGL) at their annual dealer meeting held at The Landoll World Headquarters in Marysville, Kansas, on April 24, 2015.  The 400 Series Traveling Axle Trailers are the first models that have received the new hydraulic operating systems and the all-new Grote lighting package.  Dealers saw firsthand the amazing transformation the trailers have underwent, with increased operational speed and the dynamic lighting package that increases visual awareness and driver safety.
June 4, 2015

Springtime freight is coming on strong, and rates are climbing. We're starting to see more of the seasonal trends we're used to, but freight rates from DAT RateView show that van rates (including fuel surcharge) on the spot market for February were down 5.1% compared to a year ago. As a national average, that equates to about a 10¢ difference per mile. Spot market rates were elevated throughout 2014 because of the Polar Vortex, but DAT RateView™ data shows that, if you take away the fuel surcharge, the average linehaul rate was actually 9¢ higher in February 2015 than the previous year.

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Diesel was $2.90 per gallon on average nationally at the end of February, $1.11 cheaper than the previous year. As a result, the average fuel surcharge in February 2015 was down to 29¢ per mile, 11¢ lower than last year.

Here are six ways that lower oil prices are changing trucking in 2015:
May 8, 2015

Wave goodbye to the energy boom: After current drilling projects are completed in the first quarter, there won't be much new drilling or fracking activity for the rest of 2015. Several major oil companies have already announced plans to cease drilling, due to low oil prices, and many smaller companies are busy reworking their 2015 plans.

The impact on trucking freight is twofold: First, there will be less oil-industry cargo to move, including drilling equipment and infrastructure items, such as pipe and controls. Second, there will be less competition for drivers from this sector. These factors combine to increase downward pressure on rates, which started to drift lower last week. That trend is assisted by the declining fuel surcharge.
April 8, 2015

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