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Terex signs US$250m Chinese deal

Terex signs US$250m Chinese deal

14 Nov 2017: Terex has announced an agreement to supply US$250m-worth of aerial working systems to improve safety for utility installers in China. more »

Tiltrotator business opens North American office

Tiltrotator business opens North American office

7 Nov 2017: Construction equipment firm Engcon has opened its new North American headquarters. more »

Cat launches trio of new planers

Cat launches trio of new planers

30 Oct 2017: Caterpillar has introduced three new cold planers – the PM820, PM822 and PM825. more »

Cat to add utility vehicles to its range

Cat to add utility vehicles to its range

23 Oct 2017: Caterpillar is to enter the utility vehicle (UTV) market. more »

JCB launches new compact tracked loaders

JCB launches new compact tracked loaders

23 Oct 2017: JCB has unveiled two all-new compact tracked loaders, designed and made in the US. more »

Cat launches lighter mini excavator

Cat launches lighter mini excavator

13 Oct 2017: Caterpillar has reduced the weight of the Cat 303E CR mini excavator to simplify transport of the machine. more »

Florida drones gain clearance to aid hurricane recovery

Florida drones gain clearance to aid hurricane recovery

19 Sep 2017: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been working with drone operators in Florida to help speed recovery from the recent passage of Hurricane Irma. more »

Cat lands $663m order for military construction equipment

Cat lands $663m order for military construction equipment

6 Sep 2017: The US Department of Defense has awarded Caterpillar a US$663,584,042 contract for commercial construction equipment. more »

Cat launches electric-drive wheeled loader

Cat launches electric-drive wheeled loader

23 Aug 2017: Caterpillar has launched its first wheeled loader with a high-efficiency electric drive system. more »

Drone business passes bridge inspection milestone

Drone business passes bridge inspection milestone

23 Aug 2017: Hazon Solutions has marked a milestone in its drone services, with the total length of railway bridges inspected passing 100,000 linear feet. more »

Takeuchi-US launches new compact excavator

Takeuchi-US launches new compact excavator

10 Nov 2017: Takeuchi-US has launched a new compact hydraulic excavator. more »

Unsafe trench brings $106k fine for Boise contractor

Unsafe trench brings $106k fine for Boise contractor

2 Nov 2017: The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing $106,000 in fines for a contractor that failed to follow safe trenching practices. more »

Pittsburgh contractor fined over fatal electrocution

Pittsburgh contractor fined over fatal electrocution

25 Oct 2017: A Pittsburgh masonry contractor faces penalties of more than US$200,000 after site hazards led to a fatal electrocution. more »

CRH’s takeover of Ash Grove moves forward

CRH’s takeover of Ash Grove moves forward

23 Oct 2017: Shareholders in a US cement manufacturer have approved a US$3.5bn takeover by CRH after considering another offer. more »

Scaffolding hazards bring big fine for South Jersey contractor

Scaffolding hazards bring big fine for South Jersey contractor

18 Oct 2017: The owner of a South Jersey contractor faces a large fine for exposing workers on a Philadelphia site to serious scaffold hazards. more »

Caterpillar forms new partnership for milling tools

Caterpillar forms new partnership for milling tools

10 Oct 2017: Caterpillar has reached a global agreement that will see Kennametal providing Caterpillar customers with specialist cutting tools for mixing and road milling applications. more »

Komatsu launches new excavator

Komatsu launches new excavator

8 Sep 2017: Komatsu America has launched its new PC210LCi-11 machine control excavator. more »

British edge-protection system enters US market

British edge-protection system enters US market

5 Sep 2017: Aluma Systems North American Forming & Shoring has signed a US$35m agreement to distribute a British-made edge-protection system. more »

United Rentals agrees mobile generator deal with Cummins

United Rentals agrees mobile generator deal with Cummins

23 Aug 2017: United Rentals has acquired power equipment assets - primarily mobile generator sets - from Cummins. more »

Colorado sees global launch of self-driving trucks to protect road crews

Colorado sees global launch of self-driving trucks to protect road crews

18 Aug 2017: An autonomous vehicle designed to protect roadworks crews from straying vehicles has had its global launch in Colorado. more »

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