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Disputes cost $100 million per capital construction project
Crux Insight Report predicts Covid’s lingering impact of construction-claim disputes on costs and schedules
Kubota brings compact track loader production to Kansas
Grand opening of 750,000-square-foot factory is first step in launch of Kubota’s North American Construction Equipment design and manufacturing center
Bobcat cuts ribbon on its largest North American factory
600,000-square-foot expansion more than doubles North Carolina footprint and brings new manufacturing technology
Small Caterpillar dozer tech helps make smoother cuts and full blade loads with less track slip
Next Generation Cat D1, D2 and D3 get operator-assist technologies that make them more efficient at elemental dozer work, as well as remote-control capability
2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty pickups work harder with new power and tech
Ford adds a gasoline V8 and high-output Power Stroke rating to target the most towing, payload, torque and horsepower of any heavy-duty pickup truck, embeds 5G to speed business and safety technologies
New 2024 Chevy Silverado HD adds power, hauling and safety technology
Redesign of Chevrolet three-quarter and one-ton pickups offers choices of harder-working and smarter-managing Silverado heavy duties
Electrification of access machines is outpacing regulation’s drive
Greenhouse-gas reduction primed the pump but environmental investors and operating advantages are making electric power trains today’s dominant innovation in lifts and telehandlers
Volvo online tool lets you configure and price electric machines
New “build and price” configurator gives buyers interested in electric innovations an MSRP for Volvo’s electric compact excavators and loaders
VIDEO: How drivers can ward off brake risk and inspection hassles
About 38% of vehicle-out-of-service orders are issued for brake problems – here’s how to check service brake adjustment
Case to expand new E Series Excavator lineup with enhanced operator experience
Two entirely new models, improved engine performance and hydraulics, larger operator interface with more control customizations all drive greater performance
New Chevy Colorado offers big-truck power at a lower cost
New tunings of a Silverado-proven engine deliver towing and off-road capability that could cut the cost of some field managers’ trucks
10 don’t-miss construction stories from the summer of 2021
Need to catch up on the news? Here’s a rundown of the big stories you might’ve missed while you were busy gettin’ it done
Hitachi to pursue rental market in North America under Premium Rental brand
The Japanese manufacturer will continue to expand its ACME wholesale rental business after the joint venture with Deere ends in February 2022
6 marine highway projects and a new Marine Highway Route could create jobs
America’s Marine Highway Program aims to boost U.S. maritime industry, create jobs and streamline supply chains while cutting emissions and traffic congestion
Home Depot offers online rental ordering
‘Rent Online, Pick-up In Store’ option now available to customers at 1,300 locations offering rental
AMECO seeks a broader customer base in North America
Diversified from Fluor Corp., the equipment rental and sales giant is targeting new mid- to large-scale construction and maintenance projects
Gearflow raises $3 million to simplify and expand online parts ordering for fleet managers
Startup aims to offer digital solutions that work with, not against, the established supply chain to ease buyer pain points
Cat introduces three mini excavators to 2.7- to 3.5-tonne class
Models 302.7 CR, 303 CR and 303.5 CR feature exclusive stick steer, cruise control, operator adjustable settings and a tilt-up canopy or cab as standard
Doosan now offers Trimble Earthworks as factory-installed option for excavators
Available to order in North America from the Doosan dealer network, Doosan offers built-in 2D machine control 
Xtreme launches world’s tallest telehandler
The 85-foot XR1585-C features a patent-pending operator station that allows traveling with the load to height for enhanced positioning control
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