construction / 23 posts found

Survey shows broad participation in construction technology offerings

by Thingz 2 Do In
Shown here with a tablet mounted on a handheld receiver, Vermeer’s InSite Mapping tool gives you the ability to white line, or mark, the bore ahead of time. One of the strange anomalies in the construction technology industry is that fact that none of the technology software vendors know how big the market is. They know how much technology they sell, but the ones I’ve asked say they can only guess at the amounts their competitors sell. The folks at JB Knowledge have just released their 2018 Construction Technology Report and it’s well worth your reading as it covers the […]

Ram reveals 2019 Heavy Duty Sport pickups

by Thingz 2 Do In
Ram Trucks is contining the roll-out of its new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks with the debut of the Sport package. The new Sport package features a monochromatic design theme with body color bumpers, door handles and grille surround. Sport is available in 12 colors, including Billet Silver, Patriot Blue and Diamond Black Crystal. Related Ram unveils 2019 2500, 3500 Laramie Longhorn trucks After revealing the refreshed design and huge power of its latest heavy duty pickups two weeks ago, Ram has announced details surrounding its top of … The 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 Sport include an all-black interior […]

Volvo Construction Equipment sales up 27% in 2018, 21% in 4Q

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Calling 2018 its “strongest year ever,” Volvo Construction Equipment saw an overall sales increase of 27 percent in the last year, compared to the previous year. Fourth quarter results were also strong, with sales up 21 percent compared to the same period in 2017. The company cites growth in both machine and service businesses as the underlying reason for the increases, along with increased demand from construction, infrastructure and mining in all major markets. Volvo CE also says it helped parent company Volvo Group achieve record results in 2018. During the fourth quarter, net sales increased to SEK 20,238 million […]

Bobcat’s new Bob-Dock hydraulic attachment mounting system allows you to stay in the cab when changing attachments

by Thingz 2 Do In
Bobcat’s Bob-Dock hydraulic attachment mounting system is designed to offer operators an easy repeatable way to connect hydraulic compact loader attachments without leaving their seat. It was unveiled during last week’s World of Concrete show. “Bob-Dock is the next evolution of the attachment exchange system,” says Jason Boerger, Bobcat marketing manager, a pathway that has evolved from the Bob-Tach and Power Bob-Tach systems. “While these have been great, users still need to get out of the cab to hook up hoses on hydraulic attachments,” Boerger continues. “The Bob-Dock lets you connect these attachments – even those that are not Bobcat […]

Denver program connects workers with construction industry careers

by Thingz 2 Do In
A new program in Denver that helps employers in the construction industry find employees, is surpassing all expectations, The Denver Channel reports. The program, WORKNOW, which was created by Colorado Resource Partners (CORE) connects its members with training for construction careers, but takes it a step further by helping workers with other needs that may arise. “Childcare support, support buying tools for their first job, getting access to boots, gas cards, or bus passes to get to work, or they have work, and they’ve suddenly changed assignments, and they suddenly need transportation support,” said Katrina Wert with Center for Workforce Initiatives at Community […]

Equipment Roundup: Ram unveils 2019 HD pickups; Cat expands Next Gen excavator lineup with new 336; Fecon intros FTX300 Mulching Tractor; Peterbilt intros new electric truck; Kenworth, Toyota fuel cell partnership

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Kenworth, Toyota announce fuel cell technology partnership At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, Kenworth Truck Company showcased a T680 converted to fuel cell electric power by Toyota Motor North America. Moving forward, the two companies will work together to design and build 10 new zero-emission fuel cell electric T680s as part of a $41 million Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) grant from the California Air Resources Board to promote the use of fuel cell electric tractors in port operations. As part of the project, Shell Oil Products also plans to build two new large-scale, heavy truck hydrogen fueling […]

AGC launches push to diversify construction workforce through high school training

by Thingz 2 Do In
Photo courtesy of AGC. On January 14, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) announced the launch of a national campaign aimed at bringing more vocational training to high school students to, hopefully, diversify its workforce by attracting more minorities and women to the construction industry. But, as the Daily News reports, some critics say it could cause low income and minority kids to opt out of college. “It’s time to be honest about the construction industry here in New York and around the country,” said AGC CEO Stephen Sandherr, according to the news agency. “It’s disproportionately white and dominated […]

12th Day of Construction Gifts: Spider Tool Holster

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If you’re not thrilled with your current tool belt setup and are looking for an easy, secure way to stash your power tools when you need both hands, look no further than the Spider Tool Holster. The Spider holster got its start with photographers who use multiple cameras and depend on the device to keep their many-thousands-of-dollars worth of cameras and lenses held securely to their hip while they work. The Spider Tool Holster has a lot in common with that original camera holster design, and allows construction pros to holster just about any tool through an elastic grip that […]

VIDEO: Crane tips over while loading giant Christmas tree

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File this one under “When decking the halls goes horribly wrong.” While loading up a massive Christmas tree onto a truck, this crane begins to tip just feet before the tree was safely placed. As a result, the tree comes crashing down onto the trailer, and it looks like the stump rams into the back of the truck cab. Meanwhile, the crane keeps moving long after tree, eventually flopping onto its side. Check out the video below. Read more: equipmentworld.com

Worker killed when trench box was dismantled with him still inside

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File this one in the almost too crazy to believe, but Cal/OSHA has cited an Oakland contractor for dismantling a trench box while an employee was still inside. According to the agency the contractor, Bay Construction, removed a linear support rail from the trench box while a worker was in it. The support rail fell during the dismantling and fatally crushed the worker. The victim was compacting dirt at the bottom of the trench box when a worker in a backhoe topside attached a four hook bridle sling to remove the trench box’s 5,000-pound linear rails. According to Cal/OSHA, the […]