The first hydraulic excavator in America was built before 1900, but it was another half century before the machine was wheel-mounted and popularized. When tractor-mounted backhoes and then purpose-built excavators did arrive, utility contractors surely exulted. Digging trenches for water lines and undertaking other municipal projects suddenly wasn’t backbreaking work.
A new year typically brings millions of resolutions, many dealing with losing weight or getting healthier. However, many people are left alone in their quest to drop a few pounds or a pants size — but this doesn’t have to be the case. By adding a company-wide wellness program, employers can help their workers take charge of their well-being while making their business better in the process.
A mechanic’s and equipment service technician’s safety is sometimes overlooked. Ask yourself: When was the last time your company focused on providing safety training for mechanics and service technicians in the equipment maintenance shop or in the field with the mechanics truck? What about the shop?
2014 will usher in a new generation of Tier 4 Final (Tier 4f) engine-equipped air compressors as manufacturers make these new units available to the marketplace. Tier 4f-compliant products are being introduced to meet regulations for reduced air emissions established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for machines ranging from 25 to 74 hp.
CNH Industrial Parts & Service, the aftersales product support division of CNH Industrial, unveiled its $13 million Special Processing Center at 210 South Enterprise Drive in Lebanon, Ind., at an official grand opening event and ribbon-cutting ceremony for dealers, suppliers, local and state officials and media.
After more than 30 years as part of its portfolio, Terex Corp. is selling its truck business to Volvo Construction Equipment. The sale, announced Dec. 9, for cash proceeds of approximately $160 million, is subject to government regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The sale is targeted to close in the first half of 2014.
In 2011 Komatsu America launched Komatsu CARE, its innovative complimentary maintenance program for Tier 4 machines, and recently, the program celebrated its 10,000th service interval.Celebrating in the achievement was Power Motive Corp., a Komatsu distributor. The complimentary maintenance program is available at all North American distributors and is transferable to new owners, upon resale, within the United States and Canada.