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One Size Doesn’t Fit All

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

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No matter what the application, compact excavator operators have to have the right foot forward — or the right track. A common misconception is that one track fits all applications, when in fact there is a perfect track for each need on the jobsite. Selecting the correct style can be the difference between optimal operation and unnecessary downtime.

Skid Steer Showcase

Skid Steer Showcase

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Skid steers may be small, but they can work on big projects with relative ease. Take a look at 10 models from the top skid steer manufacturers.

OSHA Gets ‘Hot’ Over Heat Stress

OSHA Gets ‘Hot’ Over Heat Stress

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As most employers know, but seldom address adequately, working in a hot environment puts stress on an employee’s body cooling system. Too much heat can result in dehydration, cramps, heat exhaustion and even a fatal heat stroke.

KOBELCO Celebrates Finke & Sons Grand Opening

KOBELCO Celebrates Finke & Sons Grand Opening

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Robert H. Finke & Sons Inc., one of New York’s largest heavy equipment dealerships, recently celebrated the ribbon cutting of its new 66,000-sq-ft, $9 million headquarters, and executives from KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA were on-hand to help celebrate.

CNA Launches New Website

CNA Launches New Website

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CNA, a NUCA Diamond National Partner, recently unveiled its newly transformed website, www.CNA.com — innovating the property and casualty insurance sector both in design and market approach. “We listened to our customers and reinvented our site to provide them with a better online experience,” said Tom Motamed, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Post-Award Contract Concerns

Post-Award Contract Concerns

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A poll of what NUCA members wanted to know more about (which we conducted when Utility Contractor invited us to submit this article) revealed a surprising fact: NUCA members want information on more effective use of contracts to avoid financial loss and improve job profitability.

Small Package, BIG Productivity

Small Package, BIG Productivity

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According to Jamie Wright, Product Manager for Terex Construction Americas, utility contractors’ go-to tools are the ones that will help them do their jobs more efficiently — speed and ease can translate into greater profitability.

Wheel Loaders vs. Skid Steers

Wheel Loaders vs. Skid Steers

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Skid steer and compact track loaders don’t look like compact wheel loaders — or move like them. One type of machine skids its tires to change direction or rumbles around on tracks, whereas wheel loaders have traditional steerable wheels and usually articulated steering.

Wallet-Friendly Wheels

Wallet-Friendly Wheels

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Skid steer owners take note — treating your tires as assets rather than commodities can pay off in the long run. By selecting the right style and properly maintaining them, your tires will undoubtedly pay you in the form of increased life, improved equipment performance and enhanced productivity.

Game Changers

Game Changers

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In the world of utility and underground construction, compact or “mini” excavators are quickly becoming MVPs on jobsites. Combining the machines’ compact size, attachment versatility, reduced ground disturbance, improved traction and comfortable cab has made them an all-star in a utility contractor’s equipment lineup.