Manufacturers are focusing on new machines and telematics systems for the construction market; plus more industry news on the March 6, 2014 edition of Construction News Tracker
March 14, 2014
American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Web site compiles current strategies, political and communications tools, legislative and ballot initiative language, and campaign advice
March 14, 2014
Associated General Contractors of America
Coalition supplies you with the info you need to talk about the need for highway funding with your Senators and Representatives this week while they are home
Caterpillar product manager highlights components that deliver Conserve, Store and Reuse functions that cut fuel consumption 25% in the second-generation hybrid
Company emphasizes its commitment to growing its presence in the North American market through new models and components.
Oberhelman says the global construction market remains a mixed bag but North America, with substantial housing recoery underway and US politics more settled, shows real promise for 2014
Guy Lemieux, market segment manager, discusses features of Western Star 4700
Sany America Inc.
With an overall weight of 79,860 lbs., the SY335LC features a fuel-efficient, 290-hp Cummins QSL9 Tier 4 Interim-certified engine and positive-control Kawasaki hydraulics with 34.3-MPa system pressure.
49,458-lbf. bucket breakout force and dig...
Wacker Neuson Corporation
Unique one-ton excavator runs conventionally off a standard diesel engine, or it can be connected easily to an electro-hydraulic pump and operated emission-free
Truck-body maker diversifies with Rolling Wedge Cutter that cuts material in tension, rather than compression, to reduce energy demand 60%, expand trench
Volvo Construction Equipment
Unique traction control automatically switches between 6x6 and 6x4 drive to provide maximum traction when needed and keep fuel consumption low; all differentials can be 100% locked
Brian Daniels, alternative fuels project manager, Freightliner, walks around the natural gas 114SD