Equipment Watch released data that reflects which manufacturers are dominating the wheel loader market. In February – March, Caterpillar largely moved away from the pack with a substantial increase in market share; however, that quickly changed from March – April. But Caterpillar wasn’t to be outdone……they pulled away again from the other manufacturers with increases…Details
Bizjournals released an article in June 2014 indicating that construction and architectural firms are struggling to find qualified applicants. Due to the most recent recession, former construction workers have left the trade for other industries, leaving little likelihood of their return and creating a higher demand for new workers. With that increased need to hire…Details
EDA released a market share breakout by manufacturer for the backhoe industry. From 2013 to 2014, CAT continues to strengthen their position as a leader with a steady increase. It appears that CASE has lost some marketshare to both John Deere and CAT. However, all three brands clearly dominate in this category.
Ritchie Bros issued this post which great information on the types and uses of mobile cranes. Cranes have instrumental in constructing houses, buildings, cities, and nations. What would take hundreds of people and hours to accomplish, one of these cranes can do in just minutes. Here are some of the most common types of mobile cranes…Details
To choose which arm configuration would work best for your application, see the chart below. Note that the long arm option includes counterweights for most machine models.
Equipment theft is a growing problem throughout the United States. There are a multitude of ways in which you can help secure your jobsite and equipment. Review the list of best practices below as a reference guide to help you ensure your equipment is safe from theft. Mark Your Equipment. Permanently mark (weld, paint, and engrave)…Details
Ritchie Bros published a very valuable blog post on what to look for when inspecting a used hydraulic excavator. Check for these five things to help determine the value of an item you’re interested in buying and avoid unexpected repairs or replacement costs: 1. Play or movement A damaged slew ring can be one of the…Details
Reed Construction Data released the article below identifying the top 10 construction projects in the U.S. There are several reasons for highlighting upcoming large projects. Such jobs have often received a fair amount of media coverage. Therefore, people in the industry are on the lookout for when job-site work actually gets underway. And, as showcase…Details
On a previous article from Equipment World, Caterpillar put together a team of experts including Chub Dietz, marketing/product consultant; Phil Hansen, mining commercial manager; Tom Neeley, sales support manager for undercarriage marketing and Keith Heiar, tractor products marketing. Managing your owning and operating costs is best done through a strong relationship between the manufacturer, the…Details
LeBron James is going home to Cleveland and now Pat Riley is going to a place he never, ever imagined. He is going back to the proverbial drawing board, to rebuild the Miami Heat into a relevant team again. This is by far the biggest news of the week. Just like Cleveland is the place…Details