Productive, Dependable, Efficient Tier 4 Final Engine Powers New Komatsu Dump Truck

Komatsu, a leader in heavy equipment and cutting-edge technology, offers the HM300 articulated dump truck that boasts power and high levels of performance while reducing fuel consumption and operating costs. The HM300 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D125E-7 engine that is EPA Tier 4 Final emissions certified. Komatsu’s Tier 4 Final engines are built on… Read more »

New Home Construction Good News for Qualified Operators

Good news keeps coming from the housing construction sector. Newly released statistics from the United States Commerce Department revealed that housing starts jumped in April and new building permits hit their highest level in six years. Great news like this means a growing need for heavy equipment and qualified heavy equipment operators. However, there are… Read more »

Demand for Qualified Heavy Equipment Operators More Than Supply

According to the Associated General Contractors of America (ACGA) 74% of construction companies answering a survey reported that they are facing worker shortages. The ACGA represents more than 30,000 companies and results of the survey revealed that the three fields lagging the most behind demand are; laborers, carpenters and equipment operators. Heavy equipment operators are… Read more »

Lucky 7-11 Dates, New Chairman for 2017 CONEXPO-CONAGG Are Announced

Officials with the mega CONEXPO-CONAGG show—which is coming off record-breaking attendance numbers in 2014—have announced the show dates for 2017 and a new chairman who will oversee the triennial show’s management committee. The show is scheduled for March 7-11, 2017, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. You can’t help but appreciate the dates of the… Read more »

Home Construction Statistics are Great News for Heavy Equipment Operators and Companies

In 2013, new home construction had its best showing since 2007, according to official statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. That’s wonderful news for heavy equipment operators, construction companies, suppliers, and everyone associated with the industry. The construction of more homes means more heavy equipment operator jobs… Read more »