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Are the days of an unconstrained global supply chain over?
Gert Reichetseder, president and CEO of Wacker Neuson North America, warned the audience at the first Off-Highway Conference that a new reality is coming for equipment manufacturers
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
Takeuchi’s new TB335R 3.5-ton short tail swing excavator is built for stability
The new model’s design results in a rear overhang of only 3.1 inches over the tracks so the machine has solid footing in tight or confined spaces
Equipment roundup: Latest motor grader models from 5 top brands
We’re spotlighting the features and trends of graders, machines that do a lot for roadbuilding construction
Caterpillar adding to construction lineup with four electric machines
As construction transitions to a lower-carbon future, Cat brings support with new compact and medium-sized loaders and excavators powered by new Caterpillar batteries
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
Trimble invests in robotic layout of civil engineering
Startup Civ Robotics’ CivDot robot uses Trimble’s GNSS positioning technology and surveying software to improve productivity and safety on infrastructure layout
VIDEO: Mini excavator vs. two dozen tree stumps
Stump removal is tedious business, but this Deere mini excavator makes quick work of it in this video from a Pennsylvania contractor building a new dog park
Trimble acquires B2W to connect civil contractors’ digital and physical management
B2W Software’s estimating and operations solutions enable end-to-end digital improvements to project profitability through the Trimble Construction One Portfolio
Mecalac’s three new swing loaders made for moving materials up and around in tight spaces
The all-new AS750, AS850 and AS1000 models join four previously released swing loaders in offering ‘100% stability’ in all positions
H&E Equipment Services expands into the Midwest with One Source acquisition
H&E Equipment Services will add One Source Equipment Rentals’ locations in Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama with a $130 million purchase
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
Bobcat’s new S86 and T86 are their most powerful skid steers ever
Bobcat expands its skid steer and compact track loader lines upward, offering three auxiliary hydraulic flow options and stronger multi-function ability
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
John Deere expands performance tiering strategy with 644 G-tier wheel loader intro
Also new to the lineup is the 544 G-tier, now available in the Canadian market, offering a simplified economical option without sacrificing performance 
Tenty introduces wearable safety alert device for construction
Patent-pending telematics safety system is designed to reduce worker incidents and help construction companies and business consulting firms manage job sites more efficiently
North America’s first two-story 3D-printed structure built in only 80 hours
Construction was done by the BOD2 printer from COBOD which can print with real concrete with a particle size up 10mm and 99% based on locally found raw materials
VIDEO: Fecon’s FMX28 makes compact excavators into mulching machines
The new lightweight mulching head combines the power and durability of Fecon’s Bull Hog line and optimizes it for 3.5- to 8-ton excavators
5 areas equipment manufacturers are focusing their R&D
Productivity gains and reduced emissions are just two areas driving growth in R&D investment in construction
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