Safety and Operational Tips for Light Towers

Safety and Operational Tips for Light Towers

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Light towers are often an afterthought on the jobsite until it comes time to turn them on or shut them off. But, like a flashlight in a dark alley, light towers are one of the most crucial products on a construction site when the sun begins to fade.

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.

Tips on How to Select the Right Articulating Crane

Tips on How to Select the Right Articulating Crane

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Acquiring a truck-mounted articulating crane for your business can seem like a complicated undertaking. When considering different material-handling solutions, some utility contractors may be hesitant to take a closer look at articulating cranes because they are relatively unfamiliar with the equipment.

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.