Derrick Pursley, an HDD drill operator and Texas native, was crowned Vermeer’s Ultimate Operator during the opening day of ICUEE in Louisville, Ky. Pursley’s recognition as the Ultimate Operator is the culmination of the yearlong Navigator Nation campaign from Vermeer that celebrates and honors HDD operators.
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.
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.
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.
Mark your calendar for ICUEE 2013! This year’s show is on track to be one of the best ever, featuring strong exhibitor demand that’s pushing exhibit space to capacity; attendee registrations that are continuing to outpace the last two shows; and a new education lineup that’s attracting near-record ticket sales.