Longer Reads

Smart Machines Deere’s Path To The Future
New strategy plus ’new vision and operating model’ to accelerate the integration of smart technology
Roadbuilding: The road to recovery
Today’s road construction industry is re-evaluating its methods and approach to sustainability
GPS & telematics: monitoring the fleet
Keeping tabs on your construction equipment using real-time data can be cost saving and improve business operations
Industry interview: Joachim Strobel, Liebherr
Joachim Strobel, MD Liebherr-EMtec GmbH on Covid-19, why electric power might not be the only answer and much more
Mini excavators: Small size, big popularity
Mini excavators are one of the fastest-growing product segments in the industry with no signs of stopping
Compact wheeled loaders: Covering all the bases
Today’s compact wheeled loaders offer  precise utility coupled with increasing versatility
Backhoe loaders: Increased productivity, lower fuel use
With fuel consumption declining and productivity increasing, this segment could get more admirers in the future
Excavators: A closer look at bigger diggers
Machines built to move large amounts of heavy materials can still be both refined and intelligent
Engines: Diesel’s not done
Despite advancements in alternative power, there’s still a place at the table for diesel-powered engines
Attachments: Specific and versatile tools
Technology is advancing design and use, promising greater productivity from increased intelligence and standardisation
Interview: Manitowoc forges a new path
Aaron Ravenscroft, president and CEO of Manitowoc Cranes, is prepared for market obstacles and looking forward to better times
Interview: Jacobs exec VP never stands still
Ken Gilmartin talks about how and why the company is pivoting to become a solutions provider
Interview: An optimistic outlook for Metso Outotec
President and CEO Pekka Vauramo talks about the challenges of integrating the two companies
Middle East: A perfect storm of headwinds
Covid-19, a weak oil market, and contracting non-oil sectors threaten construction’s growth
How sustainability is shaping bridge construction
Structural engineering company Cleveland Bridge says future bridges must last longer and cost less
FIEC: EU taxonomy and sustainable activity
Contractors’ association examines EU’s plans to meet its Paris Agreement commitments
Mixing Equipment: A recipe for success
Today’s mixing equipment ensures the right combination of elements produces the best product
CECE: The road to economic recovery
The equipment association’s response to EU’s Covid-19 recovery plan and potential for construction funding
Drilling Equipment: Kinder, gentler drilling
To help mitigate the lack of skilled workers, today’s equipment goes easier on the operator
ERA: European rental’s Covid divide
UK and southern Europe hardest hit by Covid-19, but rental industry still has ‘bright future’
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