New Crane Operator Regulations in the Works

For the first time since 1971 the federal government is updating crane regulations. Triggered by various lethal crane accidents around the country this past year, the U.S. Department of Labor is set to release drafts of the new regulations, which focus mainly on crane operator standards. New Standards The new regulations will require crane operators… Read more »

Researchers at the University of Purdue have developed new designs to reduce fuel consumption in heavy equipment machinery. These designs include eliminating valves to direct the flow of the fluid in heavy equipment and microstructure surfaces inside the hydraulic pumps to improve performance. Research has shown that the “valveless” design can reduce fuel by up… Read more »

New Site for Heavy Equipment Buyers/Sellers, Powered by Ebay

Save on Construction Equipment just announced the launch of its new website, saveonheavyequipment.com. The new site, powered by Ebay, is to offer “pre-owned heavy equipment, available online for discount prices.” Users can bid on heavy equipment regularly (Backhoe Loaders, Crawler Dozers & Loaders, Trailers, Asphalt & Concrete Pavers, Lifts, Graders, Cranes, Excavators, Wheel Loaders, Stump… Read more »

ANSI Welcomes NAHETS

NAHETS membership in ANSI (American National Standards Institute) is the next step in strengthening it’s position as a leader in heavy equipment operator training, assessment and certification. Participation in ANSI activities will provide international as well as national recognition of NAHETS standards. ANSI Welcomes New Members New York June 30, 2008 The American National Standards… Read more »