Equipment Features

Trendlines: 2023 a peak year for construction equipment sales
Published on: 28 February, 2024
A look at how the year’s unexpectedly buoyant construction market influenced equipment sales
Interview: Sunbelt Rentals and the role of energy storage in rental
Published on: 14 February, 2024
Mark Wilton, director, sustainable energy - power & HVAC services with Sunbelt Rentals, talks about how rental companies can help bring battery energy storage to the world
Project report: BrandSafway’s work in NYC
Published on: 06 February, 2024
BrandSafway’s innovative solution saw it take home the SAIA’s Mast Driven Platforms Project of the Year Award
Turning diesel-powered construction equipment into zero-emissions machines
Published on: 05 February, 2024
ZQuip modular energy solution puts rental companies at the center of the effort to electrify jobsites
Extinguishing EV fires poses unique challenges
Published on: 05 February, 2024
When lithium ion batteries catch fire, they burn differently from internal combustion engines. Fighting those fires poses difficulties in vehicle fire suppression
John Deere’s Pierre Guyot on the future of powering construction equipment
Published on: 02 February, 2024
The question of how to power construction equipment effectively at the same time as bringing down carbon emissions is taxing the minds of experts across the sector.
Are governments going to start mandating for non-diesel-powered construction equipment?
Published on: 26 January, 2024
As the UK considers a new strategy for decarbonising construction equipment, is it a sign that governments could start mandating for machines powered by something other than diesel?
Trendlines: 2023 proves a surprising year
Published on: 23 January, 2024
Construction markets in 2023 were better than expected. Why was this and what’s in store for 2024?
Overhauling the hauler: How are the machines becoming more sustainable?
Published on: 19 January, 2024
As global temperatures continue to climb, so the race to build more sustainable machines hots up, as Mike Hayes reports
Interview: Wacker Neuson gears up for John Deere excavator production
Published on: 18 January, 2024
Gert Reichetseder, president and CEO Americas, talks about when to expect new models and how the market is shaping up to receive them
5 tech takeaways from CES 2024
Published on: 17 January, 2024
Leading equipment manufacturers were a force at CES 2024, showing off tech for the future of construction and agriculture while hinting at a new world to come
Green road construction: What are the newest developments?
Published on: 08 January, 2024
Manufacturers in road construction are thinking green when it comes to materials and alternative fuels. The journey to net zero is underway, and the developments in equipment and tech are increasingly advanced, reports Katherine Weir
Interview: Dingli owner reveals vision for the access sector
Published on: 19 December, 2023
Xu Shugen speaks with Access International about Dingli’s plans for the future
The biggest developments in construction equipment in 2023
Published on: 14 December, 2023
This was a year characterized by exciting advancements in power alternatives, operational digitalization, autonomous equipment and so much more
The construction teams working to hold back a volcano
Published on: 06 December, 2023
After an 800 year hiatus, volcanos have started erupting on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland. Construction teams are working round the clock to build protective barriers in order to save the country’s main power plant from being overcome by lava.
Machine control made for rental fleets
Published on: 01 December, 2023
Topcon’s portable MC-Mobile machine control solution is made for use on compact equipment, bringing the benefits of digital construction to smaller contractors and rental fleets
Will 800-volt systems appear in off-highway applications?
Published on: 29 November, 2023
DPI reports on whether the tech could make its way to commercial trucks and off-highway machines
Electric dreams: When is the best time to switch to an electric machine?
Published on: 28 November, 2023
Mark Ashdown explains why he chose to become an early adopter of electric construction machinery.
Will hydrogen fuel cells make it into construction equipment?
Published on: 10 November, 2023
Construction OEMs and engine manufacturers are moving ahead with hydrogen combustion engines. But will hydrogen fuel cells also be part of the mix? Opinion is divided.
Can a ‘flying light tower’ revolutionize job site illumination?
Published on: 07 November, 2023
U.S.-based startup is beta testing a drone-based tethered light that fits into a person-portable wheeled case and puts 8,000 sq ft of OSHA-quality light on the ground
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