CASE Offers Expert Sizing Guide and Tips for Picking Correct Heavy Equipment

How to pick the proper piece of construction heavy equipment for a particular job takes proper planning and training. A panel of heavy equipment experts at CASE Construction Equipment recently created, Measuring Up: Factors for Sizing Equipment from Backhoes to Bulldozers, which is a terrific guide for how to pick the best machine for each… Read more »

Heavy Equipment Leader Says Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill Is Great for Industry

President Obama has signed into law a $12.3 billion water resources bill that will improve U.S. infrastructure; the bipartisan effort will contribute to economic growth and bolster international trade. He signed the historic legislation on June 10, 2014, and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater was thrilled by the news. “I’m pleased that… Read more »

Unsafe Trenching Procedures and Major OSHA Fines Are Easily Preventable

We here at the North America Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS) hope that nobody willingly puts their employees in harm’s way. But sadly, there are some construction companies risking their employees’ lives and safety by taking short cuts.  They may be trying to save money or time by haphazardly training and implementing safety procedures. The… Read more »

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 »

Canadian Construction Industry Job Growth Increases by Double Digits

As we have mentioned previously in this North America Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS) blog, statistics reveal that the construction industry in the United States is on the upswing. More good news for our industry is that according to statistics released by CareerBuilder Canada and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. reveal that the construction industry in… Read more »