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Just in time for the busy summer construction season, RDO Equipment Co.’s new, full-service store in Dayton is open.
The Brandt Group of Companies is pleased to announce that, effective June 7, 2020 they have reached an agreement regarding the material terms with Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. (“Topcon”) to acquire the assets of Ontario-based Sokkia Canada
The Brandt Group of Companies is pleased to announce that, effective June 1, they have reached an agreement with U.S.-based Ultara Holdings, Inc. to acquire the assets of GeoShack Canada Company and the Canadian assets of Inteq Distributors, subject to du
Deere & Company (DE) announced that its Board of Directors elected John Stone, 50, to the position of President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems, effective July 1.
After a 45-year career of distinction and achievement, Samuel R. Allen has elected to retire May 1 from his current position as chairman of the Deere & Company Board of Directors.
The Brandt Group of Companies has made a major product-line announcement. Effective December 1st, 2019, they have been named the Canada-wide dealer for the full range of aggregate and road construction and maintenance products from the Wirtgen Group.
The Brandt Group of Companies has announced it will acquire Nortrax in Canada, solidifying its position as the largest privately-held John Deere dealership worldwide.
The Deere & Company Board of Directors has elected John C. May as a member of the board, effective immediately, and to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective November 4, 2019. May has served as Deere's President and Chief Operating Officer sin
Murphy Tractor celebrated the grand opening of its all new, state-of-the-art facility in Brunswick, Ohio, on August 15. Customers from northeast Ohio were welcomed to stop in for a tour of the new facility and review the latest John Deere equipment on dis
Program will help address service technician labor shortage across the U.S.
John Deere recently completed the construction of a 7,500 square foot facility in Coal Valley, Illinois to better meet internal training demands, along with supporting customer visits and events.
Nortrax Canada has announced that Danny Fortier has joined the company to further develop their support and service for customers as general manager of the Sudbury, Ontario branch.
Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc., recently announced the selection of Bill Buckles to serve as the new President of the company.
NPK Construction Equipment (NPKCE) has purchased Genesis Attachments LLC (USA), Genesis Holdings (Germany), and Genesis GmbH (Germany).
The new six-figure job? Trade work.
Deere & Company announced that its Board of Directors elected John C. May, 49, as President, Chief Operating Officer, effective April 1.
The John Deere 644K and 944K hybrid wheel loaders have collectively logged more than 1 million operating hours in the field.
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held The Charles Machine Works, Inc., an Oklahoma corporation and the parent company of Ditch Witch and several other leading brands in the u
After nearly three decades, Hitachi Construction Machinery will no longer be distributing John Deere equipment in Australia.
As technology becomes engrained in construction, it is reshaping the future of the industry
John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) continues to lead its OEM customers through the upcoming emissions transition with a lineup of engines that have received Stage V certification.
On Jan. 31, 2019, the factory celebrated the production of its 5,000th swing machine.
John Deere will bring its G Series motor graders to Europe via its Wirtgen Group network in Germany and France.
Conditions are right for a motivated coalition of employers to reverse the construction-equipment technician shortage before it becomes completely debilitating
Nortrax Canada Inc. will become the distributor of Wirtgen Group products for Ontario, Canada. Nortrax has been serving the Ontario market for more than 40 years performing as one of John Deere’s top construction dealers.
– Nortrax would like to announce that President & CEO Tim Murphy has decided to retire from the company. Chris P. Holmes, currently vice president of product support and marketing, has been appointed to the position, effective 1 January 2019.
Most contractors in the UK run apprenticeship programs where new hires learn on the job while also attending school, with return on investment up to 25%
Yesterday, West Side Owner & Associated Equipment Distributors 2018 Chairwoman Diane Benck participated in an event related to the White House's "Pledge to the American Worker".
Michael made landfall Oct. 10 at Mexico Beach with top winds of 155 mph and peak water surges of 14 feet.
John Deere and Wacker Neuson have entered into a strategic supply agreement for compact excavators.
For the second year, Forbes is ranking the nation’s Top Two-Year Trade Schools, a list of technical and career colleges with high-earning alumni, stand-out graduation and retention rates, and respectable debt repayment scores (full methodology here).
Foresight Intelligence, a leading provider of data analytics software, is pleased to announce its recently-released product, Fleet Intelligence, was named a mixed fleet solution for John Deere Worksight.
Here's what has happened so far and what it means for the used equipment outlook in the second half of 2018 and further down the road.
Adam Gilbertson is Vice President of the Midwest Construction (West) region of RDO Equipment Co. and the Midwest region of RDO Integrated Controls.
Waratah Forestry Equipment has appointed Elliott Little to the position of manager of North American Waratah Distribution.
The partnership between Deere and Hitachi dates back to the 1960s, when both companies were looking for new avenues to increase distribution.
First grants of FAA's $3.2B Airport Improvement Program fund 346 projects including runways, taxiways, aprons and terminals. 92% of aviation's pavements are covered in asphalt
Pete Honnen started the company in 1963 as a John Deere construction equipment dealership with one location carrying three machine models.
Effective May 1, 2018, JESCO's South Plainfield, N.J., location is stocked and servicing Wirtgen parts customers.
Today, the company has grown outside the rows of corn, onions, and strawberries, and built a foundation in the dirt, mines, and roads of the construction industry.
Acquires seven John Deere construction and forestry dealerships from Nortrax
On May 15, on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, AED's 2018 Chairwoman Diane Benck of West Side Tractor Sales Co. demanded congressional action to invest in the United States' crumbling infrastructure.
Nortrax, Inc. has sold seven stores in its Midwest Region to the family-owned company McCoy Group, Inc. based in Dubuque, IA.
“The partnership we have with James River Equipment maintaining our Deere /Hitachi machines keeps us digging and minimizes our risk of downtime,” said McManus.
It is likely that telematics will create the merging of minds between John Deere and Wirtgen.
Kespry, the leading drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider, today announced it has been selected as a recipient of the John Deere Supplier Innovation Award for 2017 for the Construction and Forestry division.
Red Deer's Brandt Tractor has been recognized as one of Alberta's top employers in the apprenticeship industry.
Komatsu America says it will phase out the sale of Wirtgen products by U.S. Komatsu-owned dealers.
John Deere instructors worked with program participants for two days of classroom and GPS demo time before machine operation at the Local 926 Operating Engineers Training Facility in Ellenwood, Ga.
On January 26, 2018, Komatsu Ltd. (president & CEO: Tetsuji Ohashi) signed an agreement to acquire from Prenbec Equipment Inc. (CEO: Charles MacLennan), a company based in Quebec, Canada, the Quadco and Southstar forestry attachment operat
On Jan. 18, Diane Benck, owner and vice president of general operations of West Side Tractor Sales and RCE Equipment Solutions, was signed in as the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) 2018 Chairwoman.
KCM loaders will soon take on the branding of its parent company.
From acquisitions to new tech to bigger machines, here’s our Top 5 most read John Deere stories of the year.
On Dec. 1, Deere & Company announced it has completed its acquisition of the Wirtgen Group.
The Brandt Group of Companies has announced a major expansion into the US market
Dobbs Management Acquires Seven John Deere Construction & Forestry Stores from Nortrax
With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, there were hundreds of thankful people who applauded the 2017 Birdies for Charity record total: $12,270,170.
There's a new pathway for Mississippians seeking a high-skill, high-wage job, thanks to the Mississippi Apprenticeship Program. Officials from Empire Truck Sales and Stribling Equipment signed an agreement this week with Hinds Community College to becom
The Westbrook, Maine Nortrax dealership hosted its 9th Annual “Golf, Grub & Gravel” event at Toddy Brook Golf Course in North Yarmouth, Maine on Sept 15, 2017. 100% of the proceeds were donated to the Travis Mills Foundation.
Doors are open at the new RDO Equipment Co. store in Riverside. On Wednesday, September 13, the team proudly opened the store to celebrate its Grand Opening, an event that included a ribbon cutting, store tours, and lunch.
Papé Machinery broke ground on a new Northern Idaho full-line dealership and service center in Ponderay, Idaho that will represent the combined product lines of John Deere Ag and Turf and John Deere Construction and Forestry.
Summer of 2017 marked a big milestone for the new Yellowhouse Machinery Co. store in Midland/Odessa, Texas. The new location is finally complete and opened its doors for business in the heart of the Permian Basin on June 12th.
​Papé Machinery, Construction & Forestry has purchased a John Deere dealership with locations in Spokane and Pasco, Wash. Papé said it acquired the assets of Rowand Machinery Co., a John Deere construction and forestry and equipment dealer, for an un­dis
Komatsu and Trimble have announced that the two companies are developing a bridge between their respective software platforms that will allow for easy exchanges of 3D construction site data between the two.
​Scott Maijala has been named General Manager of RDO Equipment Co. stores in Flagstaff and Prescott, AZ. In his new role, Scott is leading both store’s operations, including strategic direction, resource management, and working with all departments to ens
Alongside the retirement of Doeg Hoerr as Caterpillar VP for the material handling and underground division, and his replacement by VP Karl Weiss, two other VPs: Tom Bluth and Jean Savage, have swapped roles, in further changes effective 1 August, 2017.
The Home Depot announced a definitive agreement to acquire Compact Power Equipment Rental, a national provider of equipment rental and maintenance services that has been its time commercial partner since 2009, for $265 million in cash.
RDO Equipment Co. announces Ramon Beltran as store manager of its Imperial store.
JESCO Inc. has named Michael Haynie as its new territory manager covering the company’s southern Maryland areas.
FORUM Edition No. 53 (June 2017) - This special edition is dedicated entirely to the integration of the Wirtgen Group into John Deere.
U.S. based farm and construction major Deere & Co said on Thursday it would buy privately held German road construction company Wirtgen Group for $5.2 billion, including debt.
Caterpillar plans to close a machine production plant in Aurora, putting about 800 hourly employees out of work, the company confirmed Friday.
West Side Tractor Sales, the John Deere construction and forestry dealer for Illinois and Indiana, announces a new positioning division within the dealership.
​Nortrax is excited to announce the opening of their newest state-of-the-art facility in Merrill, Wisconsin, just off Highway 51 north of Wausau at 601 South Pine Ridge Road.
Once again, Brandt is proud to announce that we have been recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies. It is the 16th time that we have received this honour and our 10th as a Platinum Club member.
Early this month Sun Prairie-based Brooks Tractor opened a gleaming new John Deere construction equipment dealership at 1609 Southeast Frontage Road.
Eyeing parked logging equipment can do only so much for a potential purchaser of heavy forestry machinery and vehicles. So Papé Group based in Eugene has brought a 360-degree video setup to its tent at the 79th Oregon ­Logging ­Conference.
For heavy construction equipment rental companies, business only is as good as their equipment uptime because income-generating assets can quickly turn into costly liabilities requiring repair when they fail in the field. Without proper care, faulty equip
RDO Integrated Controls, a division of RDO Equipment Co., was honored with four awards at Topcon’s annual sales meeting, Topcon Xperience. Among the awards, RDO Integrated Controls received one of the top honors, being named Emerging Business Unit Dealer
Building upon its commitment to listening and responding, John Deere will highlight its line of equipment, technologies and services at this year's ConExpo-Con/AGG 2017, March 7-11 in Las Vegas.
Nortrax Equipment Company, the John Deere Forestry and Construction dealer in Ontario is pleased to welcome Mike Geoffroy as General Manager of their Timmins and Hearst branches.
Nortrax Equipment Company, the John Deere Forestry and Construction dealer in Vermont is pleased to welcome Chris Hunter as General Manager of their Williston and Springfield, VT branches.
Stribling Equipment Welcomes new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
PEORIA - Caterpillar Inc. has agreed to a $60 million settlement of a class action lawsuit alleging defects in heavy-duty diesel engines manufactured over a four-year period without admitting fault.
In keeping with the traditions and culture of the tribe, the event began with a traditional ceremonial blessing of the site.
Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. Inc. recently celebrated the opening of the dealership's new state facility in Harmony, Pa., with a grand opening event on Sept. 16.
Fairley has years of sales and management experience and recently worked as Equipment Division Manager for a large heavy highway, bridge, and paving contractor.
RDO's Burnsville team participated in their 4th annual Day of the Dozers event.
Alliance broadens 'ecosystem' of connected equipment, expands mixed fleet services and optimizes work, companies say
The event featured an array of food trucks, competitions, vendor displays, product demos and a truck show, which attracted more than 350 guests.
​Asbury started with Honnen as a Territory Manager in 2004 and became the Asphalt Division Sales Manager (Wirtgen Group) in 2009.
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 2016 ABEX Business Leader of the Year is well-known Saskatchewan businessperson and Chairman of the Brandt Group of Companies, Gavin Semple.
The purchase expands the Nortrax footprint in Quebec to thirteen stores to provide sales, service and product support of John Deere construction and forestry equipment.
On September 15th, the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond (DSAGR) held their annual “Step Up for Down Syndrome Night” at Meadowbrook Country Club.
Last year at the World of Concrete John Deere introduced its first SmartGrade dozer, a 700K model. Now the company is making that same technology available on two larger size dozers as well: the 750K and 850K.
​Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated, and IronPlanet, have jointly announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Ritchie Bros. will acquire IronPlanet for approximately US$758.5 million, subject to customary closing adjustments.
Phase I construction is wrapping up at the new RDO Equipment Co. store in Riverside, with final items including building and site utilities, and finish work tracking to be completed by month-end.
Deere & Co. on Friday reported another rough quarter for the division that includes John Deere Dubuque Works.
Nortrax Equipment Company, the John Deere Forestry and Construction dealer in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and the U.P. of Michigan hosted a live cut forestry event for loggers and timber industry professionals
​Caterpillar (CAT) has a problem. Its slightly used equipment is selling for about half off at auction.
HERMISTON — Reinie Fischer, a customer service representative at RDO Equipment Co. in Hermiston, recently celebrated his 40-year anniversary with the company.
In this role, Murphy will be responsible for overseeing all John Deere Construction & Forestry sales operations for Colorado and southern Utah.
King will be providing leadership and oversight to branches at the 16 store locations in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and western Missouri.
Continually looking for ways to increase productivity on the job site, John Deere is partnering with HCSS – one of the construction industry's leading providers of management solutions
Honnen Equipment Co. has appointed Dean Hirt Jr. as director of product support, overseeing parts, service, and customer support.
Is bigger better? The articulated dump truck (ADT) market thinks so.
​The website World Highways is reporting that the mixed-fleet telematics standard from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) has received approval from ISO
​John Deere is the only original equipment manufacturer recently awarded a three-year construction equipment contract by the National Purchasing Partners Government Division (NPPGov),
John Deere has updated two of its reduced-tail-swing excavator models, bundling several customer-requested improvements with an update to the machines’ engines.
​Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc., has recently added a Region Product Support Manager for the Midwest Region. Mike Tube has accepted the position and will be based out of the Brunswick, Ohio location
​Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc., is strengthening its value as a John Deere dealer organization by naming Mike King as the Region Director for the Plains Area of Responsibility.
​Cornejo & Sons liked what they saw in John Deere’s 944K Hybrid Loader, and the Wichita, Kan., materials and paving contractor became one of the first owners of the all-new machine.
The John Deere excavator lineup continues its transformation with the updating of the 135G and 245G LC reduced-tail-swing excavators.
​Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc., has appointed Marty Hlawati to the Region Sales Manager position for the Midwest Region
​Not long after announcing similar upgrades to its second-largest excavator, John Deere has introduced engine and hydraulics upgrades in its largest excavator, the 870G LC.
A workhorse in mining and quarrying operations, the John Deere 870G LC production-class excavator follows in the footsteps of its G-Series counterparts
The definition of a mass earthmover, the John Deere 670G LC excavator is the latest model to be updated to meet customer needs and emissions.
The 324E skid steer is the newest addition to the mid-frame E-Series line of skid steer loaders and compact track loaders (CTLs), and it is a shining example of customer input in action.
The acquisition expands the breadth of equipment disposition and management solutions Ritchie Bros. can offer its customers.
The John Deere 850K and 1050K Crawler Dozers impressed a jury of independent design specialists from 41 countries, and took home the 2016 Red Dot Award
​​For a limited time John Deere is bolstering the factory warranty offered on all of its compact construction equipment to include a second-year powertrain and hydraulics warranty.
​Proxibid and John Deere have announced an agreement that allows John Deere dealers to quickly and easily syndicate equipment for sale to the Proxibid and eBay Marketplaces.
With the recent launch of the new small frame G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders, John Deere has extended the machine warranty on all Commercial Worksite Products,
​In the rough and ready world of construction and forestry equipment, the idea of creating products with more power and a smaller environmental footprint used to be something of a fantasy— but not anymore.
Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc., has added two new salesmen to join the sales staff in Nebraska.
Ritchie Bros. topped analysts' first-quarter estimates and remains a leader in a highly fragmented industry -- which spells growth opportunity.
​The transition AT&T and Verizon have begun, replacing 2G cellular networks in the U.S. with mind-bogglingly faster 4G cells, looked like it was going to cost The Helm Group $35,000 to $40,000.
The new John Deere MyMaintenance mobile application takes preventative maintenance and repairs to the next level for construction maintenance managers.
The Brandt Group of Companies and the John Deere Foundation have joined forces to contribute$150,000 to the Canadian Red Cross disaster relief fund to assist in efforts
​ The American Rental Association (ARA), which offers quarterly updates to its five-year forecast for equipment rental industry revenue to reflect more current economic factors, has released its second quarter outlook
Built in the world-class John Deere Dubuque Works, Iowa, manufacturing facility, the 710L joins the popular L-Series lineup of backhoe loaders.
Thousands of pieces of machinery are moving out of Alberta to busier economies where they might be put to use, after the largest industrial auction held in the province to date closed on the weekend
Demolition is more powerful and efficient than ever with the new John Deere Hydraulic Hammer attachments (HH20C, HH40C, HH60C and HH80C) for skid steers, compact track loaders (CTLs) and compact excavators.
​John Deere today launched the rollout of its 944K, a hybrid loader powered in tandem by AC generators and motors along with a 536-horsepower Deere Powertech engine.
The John Deere 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader is bolstering bottom lines by offering maximized productivity and efficiency through its hybrid-electric drive system designed to lower daily operating costs.
Look beyond current rental rates when deciding whether to buy equipment.
John Deere Power Systems is prepared today to lead OEMs through the transition from Stage IV to anticipated Stage V regulations with proven experience and expertise.
Ralph Bucher.
​Dealers of used mining equipment, from the United States to Chile and Australia, are making a risky bet that an end to the industry's four-year slump may be in sight, stocking up on a glut of crushers and conveyors.
New Jersey heavy equipment dealers turned out in force March 1 to show their support for a potential Diesel/Equipment Technology program at Union Community College (UCC) in Cranford, N.J.
John Deere is among America's Best Employers based on research conducted on behalf of Forbes magazine
​Designed for use with its 1050K crawler dozer, the John Deere GoPush app lets 1050K operators and fleet managers enhance productivity and efficiency
John Deere is launching a new telematics interface enabling customers to better optimize their machines, uptime, and jobsites
Site preparation, clearing and maintenance tasks are now easier, safer and more productive for operators with the new John Deere Extreme Duty Brush Cutter attachment.
The new JDLink™ ROI estimator by John Deere is proving how effective the telematics solution can be for today's customer.
​Major telecommunication AT&T and Verizon are currently retiring their 2G cellular network towers. By January 2017, AT&T's 2G network will be fully retired, and Verizon will have shut down its 2G and 3G CDMA networks by 2021 in favor of their faster 3G
For the tenth straight year, Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is among the World's Most Ethical Companies according to the Ethisphere Institute, which released its annual ranking today.
Construction has started at RDO Equipment Co.'s second location in the Phoenix area. On Jan. 29, team members gathered for an informal groundbreaking ceremony. The new store is located on Interstate 10, south of 202, and is expected to open in early 2017.
Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment ended 2015 with a 19-percent decline compared to the previous year for a total $13.9 billion shipped worldwide. All world regions experienced declines, led by Africa and South America, according to the Associati
The John Deere 700K SmartGrade™ crawler dozer is improving jobsite accuracy and quality of work through its complete integration of the Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade Control System.
​​Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated reports results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2015.
​Using an engine refresh as a chance to add a few customer-requested features, John Deere has introduced model updates to three of its G Series excavators.
Deere & Company has informed approximately 100 manufacturing employees that they will be placed on indefinite layoff, effective April 1
The evolution of the John Deere G-Series excavator lineup continues with the introduction of the Final Tier 4 130G, 160G LC and 180G LC excavators. The updated construction-class models are equipped with a Final Tier 4-emission certified engine and offer
​AED President & CEO Brian P. McGuire, 2016 AED Chairman Whit Perryman (Vermeer Texas-Louisiana), AED Vice Chairman Wes Stowers (Stowers CAT) and AED Foundation Chairman Denny Vander Molen (Vermeer MidSouth) are in Washington, D.C. this week to urge Congr
Buyers from around the world visited Ritchie Bros.' 200-acre Orlando, Fla., site for the year's largest equipment auction. In just five days, Ritchie Bros. sold a record 10,700-plus items for more than $172 million.
Canada’s largest Caterpillar heavy equipment dealer says it will cut 400 to 500 jobs from its global operations this year, on top of 1,900 that were announced last year in two separate rounds of downsizing
February is auction season in Florida and the Ritchie Bros. auction is the biggest of them all. More than 10,800 equipment items and trucks will be sold in just five days (Feb. 15 to 19) — a new record for the company.
Several years in the making and designed with direct customer feedback, John Deere is introducing four Final Tier 4 G-Series skid steers (312GR, 314G, 316GR, 318G) and one compact track loader (317G).
RDO Equipment Co. announces that they have partnered with Vermeer Equipment Holdings Pty. Ltd. and acquired 50% interest in five Vermeer locations in Eastern Australia.
MOLINE, Illinois (February 3, 2016) — Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) today urged the U.S. Congress to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), saying the trade agreement signed by 12 countries today is a much-needed step to boost the global economy.
Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. Inc., held a round of the dealership's annual holiday open house events at five of the dealership's branch locations throughout Ohio during the month of December.
Nortrax is pleased to announce the appointment of James “Jim” Fodi to Vice President, Nortrax Quebec.
​MOLINE, Illinois (January 29, 2016) — Deere & Company employees around the world recorded more than 104,500 hours of volunteer support to community organizations in 2015 — a 21 percent increase compared to 2014.
The 444K, 524K and 544K utility-class wheel loaders are designed for jobs that demand extra agility and ability on the job site or at the farm.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has produced a new brush chipper safety manual that outlines safe equipment operation, start-up and shutdown guidelines, and maintenance precautions for a variety of brush chipper machine types.
It’s the most anticipated auction every year: 200 acres filled with rows upon rows of equipment and trucks, ready to be sold
​The U.S. heavy equipment distribution industry loses at least $2.4 billion each year as a result of dealers’ inability to find and retain technically skilled workers.
December marks the third month of large increases in construction employment, the economist noted.
New York City, N.Y. (9,200 jobs, 7 percent) added the most construction jobs during the past year.
The introduction of four key Sennebogen material handling machines at one of the world’s largest pulp and paper facilities has helped create a substantially more efficient operation for the Pedersen Group, a mill service provider
Brian M. Krzanich, CEO Intel Corporation, appointed to Deere Board of Directors
Ritchie Bros.’s St. Louis, Mo., auction site held its largest-ever auction on Dec. 16. Buyers from as far away as Australia, Alaska and western Canada took part, purchasing more than 1,700 items in total.
​The Cat 320F excavator is designed as a “simple, reliable, durable under 50,000-pound machine for contractors looking for a general construction machine,” says Brian Stellbrink, Caterpillar excavator product application specialist.
​More than 2,650 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.’s multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Chicago, on Dec. 11.
​AED has revamped and updated its DepreciationBonus.org site to include information about the recently-enacted Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act.
​On December 18, President Obama signed into law tax extenders legislation that will extend over 50 expired provisions of the tax code, including several key pro-business initiatives.
​​Volvo Construction Equipment says that their new EC60E compact crawler excavator is built to perform on any jobsite, from confined spaces to major construction projects.
​Fargo, N.D. based companies RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company announce that five charitable organizations have been named recipients of their Community Builder grant program, including three from the Dakotas.
Global growth in non-res construction volumes
​On Dec. 10, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (S. 1177), after it passed both houses of Congress by overwhelming, bipartisan majorities.
​Honnen Equipment Co. proudly announces the appointment of Shane Frazee as the company’s new Western Colorado/Southern Utah Sales Manager.
​A new analysis by AED shows the significant economic impact the recently enacted Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act or “FAST Act” will have on construction equipment distributors and manufacturers.
​As Congress enters what will likely be its last week in session in 2015, it must still wrap up two must-do items before enjoying the Christmas break.
​With year’s end rapidly approaching, congressional leaders are endeavoring to put the finishing touches on a tax extenders package that will reinstate dozens of business tax provisions that expired at the end of 2014.
​​Following overwhelming House (359-65) and Senate (83-16) approval, on Dec. 4, President Obama signed into law the FAST Act (“Fixing America’s Surface Transportation” Act), an AED-supported five-year, $305 billion initiative (including $207.4 billion for
​Savvy equipment dealers are familiar with Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, the section that allows a company to defer taxes associated with the sale of business or investment assets provided that the revenue from the sale is reinvested into oth
​As lawmakers return to Capitol Hill following Thanksgiving, they’ll find a pile of priorities that need to be dealt with in short order—largely a result of Congress’ inability to complete major legislation earlier in the year.
​​New House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) first major legislative accomplishment is within sight as meetings commence between conferees appointed to negotiate differences between the House and Senate surface transportation reauthorization bills.
​The American Rental Association (ARA) latest forecast calls for equipment rental industry revenue growth in the United States of 6.7 percent in 2016 and 2017, 6.2 percent in 2018 and 5.8 percent in 2019 to reach $48.7 billion.
​The conventional wisdom in the nation’s capital is that lawmakers are still on track to ink a final deal before years’ end to reinstate and possibly extend expired business tax provisions, including 50 bonus depreciation and higher Sec. 179 expensing lev
​On Nov. 6, President Obama announced his rejection of TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline.
​John Shearer, 4 Rivers Equipment’s general manager for construction and forestry, recently recalled in an interview with Equipment Reporter how he received his start as a technician in Pennsylvania at a John Deere Dealership in the early ’80s.
​Ritchie Bros. will hold its final Houston auction of the year on Nov.11 and Nov. 12 with more than 3,800 items up for bidding.
​On Oct. 22, the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee unanimously approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization & Reform
​On Oct. 19, the House of Representatives unveiled a long-awaited six-year surface transportation bill.
​​​AED’s Washington office is wearing out the shoe leather walking the halls of Congress to encourage lawmakers to reinstate bonus depreciation
Deere and the UAW had reached a tentative agreement October 1 that has since be ratified by UAW members at John Deere facilities. Both sides have agreed the terms of the agreement will not be made public. The old contract expired September 30.
​John Deere Power Systems officials announced plans to extend their generator drive power solutions when they roll out the PowerTech PSL 13.5-liter prime power generator drive engine.
​Major changes are underway at Caterpillar Inc. as restructuring and cost-reduction actions are expected to help lower operating costs by as much as $1.5 billion a year, according to company officials.
​While the House of Representatives already approved legislation to permanently increase higher Sec. 179 levels, on Sept. 17, the chamber’s chief tax-writing panel affirmed its commitment to bonus depreciation.
​​As lawmakers returned from the August congressional recess, optimism for quick House action on a multiyear highway bill pulsed throughout the Capitol.
​AT&T is now providing Sany America telematics services that enable the company to monitor and manage its heavy equipment machinery in North America.
​Including the District of Columbia and 37 states, an analysis of data provided by the labor department of Associated General Contractors of America shows that construction employment has expanded.
July 21 — On July 15, AED lead a coalition of 28 other construction industry groups in delivering a letter to House and Senate leadership urging Congress to reinstate depreciation bonus and increased Sec. 179 expensing levels.
July 14, 2015 – John Deere is extending its JDLink Ultimate service in base subscription from three to five years. The change illustrates how the Moline-based manufacturer is working behind the scenes to develop solutions for customers who are increasing
July 7, 2015 – John Deere’s GoPush mobile application is available for download as of July 1, for 1050K crawler dozer customers. The GoPush app brings convenience to the jobsite, with features to enhance productivity and efficiency.
According to a new study by Reportlinker, global demand for construction machinery is forecast to advance 3.9 percent per year through 2019 to $218 billion, decelerating from the 2009-2014 period.
June 30 2015 – On June 24, two senior Senate Finance Committee members introduced separate bonus depreciation bills. Reinstating this capital investment incentive is one of AED’s top tax priorities
June 30, 2015 – Just a few weeks ago, it looked like the Obama Administration’s trade agenda would be halted by members of his own party. Nonetheless, with the help of congressional Republicans, President Obama scored a major victory as Trade Promotion A
As part of the Volvo Group’s ongoing activities to improve profitability and reduce costs, Volvo Construction Equipment will discontinue development and production of its current product line of Volvo-branded backhoe loaders and motor graders.
Deere & Company today announced changes to its senior leadership team that will take place after the retirement of James A. Israel, president of John Deere Financial – the company's global financial services division headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.
The Deere & Company Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.60 (USD) a share on common stock, payable November 3, 2014, to stockholders of record on September 30, 2014.
Congress gave final approval last week to a $10.8 billion bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states through the summer construction season and the fall elections.