After more than 30 years as part of its portfolio, Terex Corp. is selling its truck business to Volvo Construction Equipment. The sale, announced Dec. 9, for cash proceeds of approximately $160 million, is subject to government regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The sale is targeted to close in the first half of 2014.
In 2011 Komatsu America launched Komatsu CARE, its innovative complimentary maintenance program for Tier 4 machines, and recently, the program celebrated its 10,000th service interval.Celebrating in the achievement was Power Motive Corp., a Komatsu distributor. The complimentary maintenance program is available at all North American distributors and is transferable to new owners, upon resale, within the United States and Canada.
Another year has flown by here at the Utility Contractor headquarters, and it was another busy one for our crew. Between covering tradeshows (like the behemoth that is bauma) and understanding exactly who was doing what to reach Tier 4 Final deadlines, we’re ready for a little R&R over holiday break.
More than 20 NUCA of Colorado members, including family members, volunteered to do light repairs and heavy cleaning at the 45-room Ronald McDonald House in Aurora, Colo., on Nov. 9. Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized children at little or no cost.
Excavators are some of the hardest-working machines on any jobsite. Throughout the spring, summer and fall, these workhorses perform a variety of tasks, from digging to placing pipeline. When the weather turns cold, a new set of challenges face excavator owners and operators. Like most diesel-powered equipment, excavators need special attention for wintertime use and storage.
Whether needed for site preparation, digging, trenching, installing or site cleanup, backhoe loaders are handy to have on any underground utility project. Public and private utility companies often use backhoe loaders, over dedicated machines, when it comes to installing new or repairing existing underground utility lines as a way to save time and money.
In an age of abundance, the utility market faces scarcity and a thirst for solutions. As one example of this thirst, the torrential rains and severe flooding in Colorado offer insights. Prior to the flooding, the Northern Colorado infrastructure market was mature, with modest activity except for the Niobrara oil and gas exploration.