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The Right Size

The Right Size

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Over the past decade, there’s been a surge in the popularity of compact excavators. These small, but mighty machines deliver strong performance in a compact package, which has made them a favorite among utility contractors.

Down with Downtime

Down with Downtime

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Even with easy-to-access maintenance features, a compact excavator that is running a large job or project will unfortunately often miss routine maintenance checks. All maintenance is important for extending the life and integrity of a machine, and there are a few routine procedures that should never fall to the wayside — no matter how busy the job.

Beyond Compliance

Beyond Compliance

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Safe work is efficient work and efficient work is profitable work. Any contractor who’s been around the track a few times knows that these statements are true. The “P&L effect” of a safe work environment, and the importance of OSHA compliance, are equally good reasons to choose the most effective training program for your workers.

The Big Three

The Big Three

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In 1978, the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) mandated the use of a trench protection system for all excavations deeper than 5 ft. And 35 years later, trench safety is just as important with protection systems being used on jobsites all across the country.

Tips of the Trade

Tips of the Trade

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When you are checking competitive excavator specs, make sure you are comparing apples to apples. Manufacturers will publish lift capacities with or without a bucket. If you are comparing excavators, the excavator with no bucket weight will have a lopsided view in lift capacity as opposed to the excavator that has a bucket.

Dedicated to Efficiency

Dedicated to Efficiency

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Volvo Construction Equipment North America is backing its dedication to fuel efficiency with a Fuel Efficiency Guarantee program, available with purchase of applicable articulated haulers, wheel loaders and excavators through Dec. 31, 2013.

Groff Tractor & Equipment Buys Assets of Vernon E. Stup Co.

Groff Tractor & Equipment Buys Assets of Vernon E. Stup Co.

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Groff Tractor & Equipment, an authorized full-line dealer of Case Construction Equipment, has purchased the assets of Vernon E. Stup Co. in Frederick, Md. The Frederick location allows the company to better service customers in western Maryland, northern Virginia and eastern West Virginia.

HCSS Unveils Time Card App for Smartphones

HCSS Unveils Time Card App for Smartphones

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Thanks to a new app from HCSS, recording employee time cards just got easier. The construction software developer has added a mobile phone time card to its selection of mobile apps available for smartphones and tablets.