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The Case for SCR

The Case for SCR

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Tier 4 mandates are a hot topic of conversation everywhere from the halls of equipment dealers right out to the jobs where you work every day. There’s a lot of information to digest, but it’s important to know that, based on equipment type and style, there are certain Tier 4 solutions that make the most sense for each type of machine.

Purchasing Power

Purchasing Power

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With so many choices on the market, buying a portable generator can be confusing and overwhelming — especially if the purchase is one of many to be done within a portfolio. To ease the purchasing process, let’s review a few points for consideration.

Boring Bits

Boring Bits

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Two adjectives — “new” and “tried-and-true” — are not often found in the same sentence. When the subject is auger boring, however, they both apply. The old and familiar auger bore boasts higher-tech features that make it a 21st-century mainstay in the construction industry.

Caterpillar Collaborates with Construction Industry Leaders to Customize Safety Resource

Caterpillar Collaborates with Construction Industry Leaders to Customize Safety Resource

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Safety is the No. 1 priority on the job and Caterpillar is getting out that message. The company recently introduced Speak Up!/Listen Up! for Construction, a new safety training tool customized for the construction industry and developed in collaboration with 16 of the world’s leading contractors including Atkinson Construction, Bechtel Corp. and Kiewit Corp.

John Deere Construction & Forestry Technician Program Adds College in North Dakota

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In partnership with RDO Equipment Co., John Deere is expanding its C&F Tech initiative to include North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) in Wahpeton, N.D. The John Deere dealer technician job training program is a two-year associate’s degree that enables students to troubleshoot, service, repair and rebuild diesel equipment used by customers nationwide.

Joe Turner, P.E., Joins National Trench Safety

Joe Turner, P.E., Joins National Trench Safety

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National Trench Safety LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as engineered services and OSHA-compliant training classes, has announced that industry veteran and highly respected engineer and author, Joe Turner, P.E., has joined NTS as its new Director of Engineering, Research and Product Development.

On Track with Trenching

On Track with Trenching

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“Best Practices” guidelines are a method of defining the correct steps for accomplishing a specific task or procedure and are widely used in a variety of businesses and industries. For utility owners and operators, the best known Best Practices guideline likely is the Horizontal Directional Drilling Good Practices and Guidelines.

Night Lights

Night Lights

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Sometimes a contractor’s projects don’t follow a typical 9-to-5 schedule. When work spills over into the evening, a crew needs the right equipment — such as light towers — to stay productive and meet deadlines.Built with a standard 30-ft mast, these sturdy machines lend a hand in illuminating construction sites, mining locales, disaster and emergency response areas and special events when a little extra light is needed for work to continue.