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The Mustang 2109 skid-steer loader (Circle 914) from Mustang Manufacturing Co. Inc., Owatonna, Minn., now has a 99-hp Cummins diesel engine. The Tier 2 emissions-certified, turbo-charged engine offers 305 ft/lb of torque, nearly 5% more than the previous 2109 engine. In addition to more torque and...
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Volvo’s new B-Series skid-steer loaders (Circle 912) offer rugged dependability and the ultimate in operator comfort with a super-comfort, high-back seat and a choice of controls—traditional hand and foot controls or pilot-operated joystick controls. The Volvo B-Series features a wide, tall...
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Reach, muscle and speed are the hallmarks of New Holland skid steers. Outfitted with productivity-boosting features, New Holland’s nine skid-steer models can tackle a variety of landscaping, construction, demolition or farming applications. With a 2,000-lb SAE-rated operating capacity, a bucket...
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With a unified design, John Deere’s 300 Series skid-steer loaders (Circle 915) are more productive and more reliable than ever before, offering several best-in-class features. Among these features is 35° rollback, resulting in a level bucket at carry position, allowing for more material carried...
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Case 400 Series skid steers (Circle 913) feature an extra-heavy-duty design, improved reliability and efficiency and ease of service. The 400 Series machines are available in five radial- and three vertical-lift models ranging from 49 to 82 net hp, with maximum rated operating loads from 1,500 to 3...
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With a 3,300-lb rated operating capacity, Bobcat’s S330 (Circle 911) becomes the company’s largest skid-steer loader. Another major factor behind the S330’s performance is its 85-hp liquid-cooled diesel engine. A bigger engine with increased displacement and horsepower means an increase in pushing...
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The Swiss Army knife of the construction equipment industry, the hallmark of the skid steer is versatility. The same machine could be outfitted with an auger attachment one day, a bucket the next day and a fork the day after that. Purchasing options within the skid-steer market are as versatile as...
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The Highway 10/Connect Detroit Lakes Project is a joint effort between the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT), the city of Detroit Lakes and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad. The goal of the $37 million construction project is to improve safety and mobility along the...
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In the hopes of reducing bus crashes, the Chicago Transit Authority board approved a $250,000 pilot project at its meeting July 11. The project includes installing a driver-monitoring technology called DriveCam on 300 buses serving 16 routes. DriveCam will be mounted on bus windshields and will...
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For at least two decades, Renda Roads Inc. has been a name associated with quality road paving work in New Jersey. And to help maintain the good reputation they’ve garnered over the years, employees of the family-owned company use compact equipment. When owner Ernesto Renda founded the company,...
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Bismarck, N.D., maintains 300 lane-miles of paved road, and the paving season is limited; therefore, Supervisor Rod Kudrna is always on the lookout for ways to save time. Ten years ago, he started using manhole risers made by American Highway Products (AHP) and he’s never looked back: “Oh, they...
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“It wasn’t unusual for us to lose a piece of equipment.” Yes, equipment theft is a key issue for the construction industry, but that is not what Craig Parker, vice president of Silver Star Construction, Moore, Okla., was referring to. “We wouldn’t lose it, per se; we just wouldn’t remember where...
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As I-69 cuts into northeast Indiana from the Michigan state line, it crosses several small lakes in Steuben County near the Ohio border. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) awarded Primco Inc., a construction company out of Fort Wayne, a $26 million contract for placing nine miles of...
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All Season Vehicles Inc. (ASV), Grand Rapids, Mich., has introduced the new ASV Scout SC-50, the only rubber-tracked utility vehicle on the market, featuring the same Posi-Track technology used in ASV’s earthmoving equipment. The combination of 10 rubber wheels that disperse weight across a 15-in...
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John Deere has added a new attachment and made enhancements to several current products in its Worksite Pro line for skid steers and compact track loaders. The new and updated attachments include two new dozer blades, five vibratory rollers, four cold planers, two tillers and two hydraulic breakers...
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Fecon, Lebanon, Ohio, has introduced the RF-800 Soil Hog to work in difficult soils, mixing additives for ground stabilization and planar grinds. The RF-800 features a patented synchronized gearbox linkage to protect the tractor driveline. With a working width of 79 in. and the ability to work...
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Topcon Positioning Systems, Livermore, Calif., and TSD Integrated Systems, a joint venture of Topcon and Sauer Danfoss, recently unveiled the world’s first 3D-GPS control system for pavers, profilers and trimmers at the bauma trade show in Munich. Topcon’s technology enhances the vertical...
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Offering a high power-to-weight ratio, Atlas Copco’s line of hydraulic handheld breakers provides an ideal solution for jobs in concrete, asphalt, frozen soil, mortar and brickwork. The heaviest of the line’s standard breakers is the 71-lb LH 39. Able to deliver 110 ft-lb of blow energy at an...
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The AP915 and RP915 pneumatic rollers from Ingram Compaction LLC, Racine, Wis., are ideally suited for medium-size asphalt paving jobs, chip seal applications and compaction of base material. Both models are equipped with nine wheels that oscillate independently to provide uniform compaction on...
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The patent-pending Thompson Slope Packer attachment, manufactured by Bedford, Pa.-based Rockland Mfg. Co., eliminates the expensive and time-consuming task of packing slopes by the traditional method of “walking” them with a bulldozer or crawler tractor. As an attachment for a standard excavator,...

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