October 2012

If a 20 ton bucket to haul your dirt was not big enough than today is your lucky day,Caterpillar has just come out with a 22 ton bucket,it was a 16 % increase over the old one,their new R3000H has the largest bucket of any underground LHD,(load-haul-dump) that is one gimongous bucket,22 tons! The extra… Read more »

September 2012

The housing market rebound is gaining strength, foreclosure sales are decreasing,existing home sales in July and August were the best they have been since May of 2010,and the Commerce Department reported that 2.3% increase in August represents a seasonally adjusted rate of 750,000 housing starts.The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) said that builders confidence… Read more »

July 2012

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) citing their 2020 employment forecasts heavy equipment operators are listed at number 4,that is out of 101 career opportunities. These projections are for the next five to 10 years,Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said that this line of work can absorb the most employees over the next decade,these are "in-demand" and… Read more »

JULY 2012

LoJack Corp. has released it’s 12th annual construction equipment theft study, very few surprises ,there was about three hundred million dollars worth of equipment stolen in 2011 and only 8.8 million of it was recovered, a total of 40 people were arrested connection with the thefts, and 40 chop shops and theft rings were raided…. Read more »

June 21,2012

Caterpillar Inc. has entered into an agreement with Westport Inc.who is a global leader in natural gas powered engines to offer natural gas engines in their line of heavy equipment and specialized mining equipment,the company is going to absorb all R and D costs and production is expected to begin in about five years,Caterpillar feels… Read more »