January 16, 2015
Gradall crawler excavators have boom forces and cycle times comparable to conventional excavators, but they feature a low-profile design with a telescoping boom that enables work under bridges and in tunnels where knuckle booms will not fit. The entire boom tilts 220 degrees, perfectly positioning...
January 16, 2015
Gradall highway speed hydraulic excavators can be driven at speeds of up to 60 mph, allowing them to go to work quickly on one or more job sites without the need for a truck and lowboy trailer. Automatic transmissions and other features make these models easy to drive, while the low-profile...
January 16, 2015
Gradall on/off-pavement wheeled excavators are stable and productive, able to work at the front, rear or either side of the carrier without the need for outriggers. The full boom, which tilts 220 degrees, perfectly positions a range of attachments without sacrificing boom power. The telescoping...
January 07, 2015
On Rte. 205 near Presque Isle, Maine, runoff from nearby potato fields can clog culverts running beneath roads, creating washouts and resulting in flooding hazards if not quickly addressed. Region 5 of the Maine Department of Transportation efficiently tackled this issue with a Gradall XL 4300 III...
December 24, 2014
The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) is responsible for developing, conserving and protecting the water resources of the San Jacinto River Basin in Texas. The SJRA’s purview includes all of Montgomery County and parts of Walker, Waller, San Jacinto, Grimes and Liberty counties. The SJRA’s...
December 17, 2014
On Dec. 10, Roads & Bridges reported on a halt in the operations to excavate a tunnel down to the boring machine known colloquially as “Bertha,” in order to perform repairs that would allow the machine to once more begin tunneling for the S.R. 99 project.
State engineers had voiced concerns...
December 10, 2014
Big piles of snow in the winter, along with normal vegetation growth, can create an important, ongoing challenge for highway crews in Maine. Region 5 of the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) put a Gradall XL 4300 III excavator to work removing a large earthen ledge—a job typically handled...
September 16, 2014
Kip Moore and CASE dedicate this song to the hard-working men and women who commit their lives to constructing the world where we live, work and play. Thank you for all you do.
June 13, 2014
Total U.S. construction machinery exports for first quarter 2014 totaled $4.292 billion compared with $5.287 billion in the first quarter of 2013—a drop of 18.8%, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), citing U.S. Department of Commerce data.
The AEM off-road equipment...
May 27, 2014
BOMAG’s CMI RS950B Reclaimer/Stabilizer offers a 950-hp C27 diesel engine, making it the world’s most powerful reclaimer/stabilizer. It economically delivers beneficial gradation and efficiency for tough asphalt reclamation or deep soil stabilization projects. The center-mount rotor distributes...
May 09, 2014
John Deere’s 310SK features a standard five-speed transmission that allows road speeds up to 25 mph. The 96-hp model includes fuel-saving features such as auto idle, auto shutdown and economy mode. In addition, the 310SK boasts a new single-lever loader control with integrated...
April 01, 2014
Case Construction Equipment has entered into a strategic partnership with Leica Geosystems, Norcross, Ga., to provide machine control technologies—both factory installed and aftermarket—throughout its line of construction equipment. The agreement also includes a commitment to shared product...
March 21, 2014
I Make America finger painting
Millions of Americans work hard every day to build the equipment, roads, bridges, public transport systems and port facilities that fuel America’s powerful economic engine. During the five days of ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 in Las Vegas, more than 1,300 of those same people visited the Terex exhibit in...
February 26, 2014
Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment dropped 25% in 2013 compared with the previous year for a total $20 billion shipped to global markets, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), citing U.S. Commerce Department data it uses in trend reports for members. All world...
June 17, 2013
Visualization is a key component for successful roadway and infrastructure management. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) software provides the best way to integrate your organization’s disparate IT programs into one common operational system. When visualized, large amounts of data come to...
September 06, 2012
Clean to the maxThe Ecomax engine powering JCB’s JS145 crawler excavator runs clean without the need for a diesel particulate filter like many other models. Engine speed is adjusted when the operator switches working modes, now possible with the twist of one dial. Everything is monitored from the 4...
August 28, 2012
In New England, Gradall excavators make contractors and governments happier than clams at high tide. Excavate, demolish, slope, place barriers. Gradall is the only on/off pavement wheeled excavator with perfect balance, working in any direction without the need to stop and lower outriggers. Click...
July 25, 2012
Deere has revolutionized motor graders with its G-Series, offering users a choice of console-mounted industry standard controls or armrest-mounted industry standard fingertip controls, all while retaining the steering wheel that customers have asked for. G-Series models, ranging from 185 to 275...
July 24, 2012
In Texas, they make no bones about it: today’s powerful Gradall excavators are designed to do the work of many machines, saving time, money and manpower. The Gradall boom swings, telescopes and tilts to do more work with more power, even when there isn’t much overhead room. Click to learn how they...
June 11, 2012
Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez recently joined Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire in breaking ground on the State Rte. 99 tunnel in downtown Seattle. The tunnel will improve safety and relieve congestion for hundreds of thousands of Seattle-area drivers.
"Building this tunnel will ensure...