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Welcome to the Earthmoving Channel, a special feature that provides the user an in-depth look at the earthmoving and excavating industry.  This section offers several areas to explore: earthmoving and excavating equipment and product spotlights, article archives, related case studies, related video and product/supplier contact list.  The product spotlights contain information and photos of equipment relevant to the industry. The article library contains all stories related to earthmoving and excavating pulled from the rich archives of Roads & Bridges magazine and our monthly equipment round-ups.

News 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...
Videos 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.
News 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...
Products 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...
Article May 09, 2014
Fuel-saving focus 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...
News 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...
News 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...
News 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...
Products 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...
Article 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...
Products 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...
Products 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...
Products 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...
News 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...
Products May 30, 2012
Gradall’s new XL 4100 IV highway speed wheeled excavators introduce AutoDrive with a six-speed automatic transmission and new transfer case. Easier then ever, drive them at speeds up to 60 mph and reposition the carrier on job sites from the upperstructure cab. Models with 6 x 4 undercarriages...
Products May 10, 2012
  Volvo almost completely redesigned its B-Series of backhoe loaders, which includes the BL60B and BL70B. Among the changes is a new set of controls, including two floor-mounted levers. Handling is also improved by 16.5-in. or 18-in. tires that provide a small turning radius, while the bucket...
Products May 10, 2012
  Maximizing productivity and efficiency is the key to the eight models in John Deere’s K Series of backhoe loaders, which also features a pair of tractor loaders. The backhoes function via the Total Machine Control (TMC) system, with a redesigned joystick for smoother operation and more precise...
Products May 10, 2012
JCB has extended the reach, both literally and figuratively, of its ICX backhoe loader with longer loader arms (by 4 inches) and an extending dipper option (now digs up to 10 ft). The Power Management System reduces engine lug down for digging and increases power when driving into a pile with the...
Products May 10, 2012
Allowing man and machine to work together more efficiently was the goal of the upgrades to Terex’s TLB 840 backhoe loader, starting with the redesigned cab. It includes mechanical controls (optional excavator-style pilot controls available); rear quarter and full-depth windows for greater...
Products May 10, 2012
The C Series from New Holland Construction offers the B95C LR (long reach) and the B95C TC (tool carrier). The LR is more compact with a longer stick (similar to the B110C) for higher dig depth, greater reach and less fuel consumption; the TC is perfectly suited for material handling, with true...
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