Equipment
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 
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
American-made pickups a priority? Think outside the box
Most half-ton pickup trucks rank pretty low on the Cars.com American-Made index compared to the tight group competing in the Top 25
AUSA’s reversible dumpers made for maximum maneuverability
New DR601AHG and DR1001AHG have 13,000- and 22,000-lb payload capacities and what the company calls a ‘comfortable hydrostatic transmission’
VIDEO: Cat Trial 13 says ‘Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site’
The latest video in Caterpillar’s popular Cat Trials series highlights five machines hard at work after the job site shuts down for the night
7 new compact excavator models
Here’s a sampling of some of the most-recent introductions from leading equipment manufacturers, highlighting construction’s demand for compact machines that can do it all 
John Deere’s new G-tier compact wheel loaders are entry-level workhorses
Part of the company’s new performance tiering strategy, three new models were introduced for those looking for a machine that’s easy to use while completing everyday tasks
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Top 50 tower crane companies in North America
Annual index  shows ranking fluctuations and streamlined fleets following a year of mergers and acquisitions 
VIDEO: How much money can you make as a dump truck owner/operator?
Find out how one working mother is doing two months after starting her own business... would she do it again?
New Cat 350 excavator consumes 13% less fuel
The model also has three power mode options – Smart, Power, and Eco – to match the excavator to the job for lower fuel consumption
Yanmar intros upgraded ViO17-1E and ViO25-6B mini excavators
The latest redesign incorporates features that make the machines easier and more efficient to use in tight spaces on small general construction projects
Vertical mast lifts rise to the need for single-person access in tight spaces
A trend toward electrification brings the benefit of having no hydraulics, which translates into lower energy consumption and less maintenance
Bobcat brings big new telehandlers to round out R Series
Rated at 9,000 pounds and 7,056 pounds, the TL923 and TL723 are designed for faster boom speeds and heavier lifting
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