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TBM gets set for repairs to world’s longest tunnel

TBM gets set for repairs to world’s longest tunnel

17 Mar 2017: Manufacturing and testing has been completed for a tunnel boring machine (TBM) that will be used for repair work on the longest continuous tunnel in the world. more »

Caterpillar forms alliance for 3D-printed parts

Caterpillar forms alliance for 3D-printed parts

15 Mar 2017: Caterpillar has entered into a strategic alliance with Fit Additive Manufacturing Group focused on additive manufacturing of aluminum and titanium parts. more »

New Potain crane secures first North American sale

New Potain crane secures first North American sale

14 Mar 2017: Equipment distributor Bronson Crane has bought the first Potain Hup 40-30 self-erecting tower crane to be sold in North America. more »

Trimble forges new partnerships with both Cat and Hitachi

Trimble forges new partnerships with both Cat and Hitachi

9 Mar 2017: Trimble has announced new technology partnerships with both Caterpillar and Hitachi, with both announcements made during this week’s Conexpo-Con/Agg trade show in Las Vegas. more »

JCB launches its new powered access range at Conexpo

JCB launches its new powered access range at Conexpo

8 Mar 2017: JCB has unveiled the first of the powered access machines that it has been developing in secret for the past two years. more »

National Crane’s NTC55 gets Conexpo launch

National Crane’s NTC55 gets Conexpo launch

6 Mar 2017: National Crane is launching its new NTC55 model at the Conexpo 2017 trade show, being held this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. more »

Manitowoc adds Grove GHC30 crawler crane

Manitowoc adds Grove GHC30 crawler crane

28 Feb 2017: The Grove Hydraulic Crawler (GHC) crane series has a new addition: the Grove GHC30. more »

Skil power tool brands change hands

Skil power tool brands change hands

27 Feb 2017: Power tool manufacturer Chervon has taken on complete control of the Skil and Skilsaw brands in the North American market. more »

JCB expands US dealer network

JCB expands US dealer network

24 Feb 2017: Hendershot Equipment has added a new division for JCB construction equipment to its operations in Texas. more »

Kobelco USA appoints Oklahoma dealer

Kobelco USA appoints Oklahoma dealer

16 Feb 2017: Pro Access Rentals is the latest dealer to join Kobelco Construction Machinery USA’s network. more »

Report criticises project planning on Washington metro

Report criticises project planning on Washington metro

15 Mar 2017: Improved planning of future rehabilitation projects could prevent limitations identified with the SafeTrack metro project in the Washington area, according to a new report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO). more »

RMD Kwikform supplies kit for USAF project in Guam

RMD Kwikform supplies kit for USAF project in Guam

14 Mar 2017: Mobile Megashor towers supplied by RMD Kwikform have been used to construct a hangar in at a United State Air Force (USAF) base in Guam. more »

Volvo’s largest wheeled loader unveiled at Conexpo

Volvo’s largest wheeled loader unveiled at Conexpo

9 Mar 2017: Volvo’s largest wheeled loader and its smaller brother have been unveiled during the Conexpo-Con/Agg trade show in Las Vegas. more »

Case unveils compact dozer loader at Conexpo

Case unveils compact dozer loader at Conexpo

8 Mar 2017: Case Construction Equipment has introduced what it says is the industry’s first-ever fully integrated compact dozer loader. more »

Global construction equipment sales forecast to rise 25% in next four years

Global construction equipment sales forecast to rise 25% in next four years

7 Mar 2017: Market intelligence company Off-Highway Research is forecasting global sales of construction equipment to increase by 7% in 2017. more »

TBM Bertha stops for a rest before her final push

TBM Bertha stops for a rest before her final push

3 Mar 2017: The world’s largest tunnel boring machine is getting ready for the home stretch of her 9,270-foot tunnel drive in Seattle, Washington. more »

Cat boss talks infrastructure with Trump

Cat boss talks infrastructure with Trump

28 Feb 2017: Caterpillar executive chairman Doug Oberhelman joined two dozen other manufacturing bosses last week at the White House for a sit-down with US president Donald Trump. more »

Conexpo-Con/Agg trade show preview

Conexpo-Con/Agg trade show preview

24 Feb 2017: The Construction Index magazine has published a preview giving a glimpse of some of the wealth of equipment being shown at next month's Conexpo-Con/Agg trade fair in Las Vegas, Nevada. more »

Grove unveils new 115t truck crane

Grove unveils new 115t truck crane

21 Feb 2017: Grove has unveiled the TMS9000-2 truck crane, which it says is lighter, longer and stronger than previous models. more »

Atlas Copco introduces upgraded power trowels

Atlas Copco introduces upgraded power trowels

13 Feb 2017: Atlas Copco has launched a trio of new walk-behind power trowels. more »

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