A gentle giant – CX700B shows sensitivity in extraction in the volcanic Eifel region

For nearly six months, a heavy Case crawler excavator of the CX700B ME type has been used by the company Backes Bau- und Transporte GmbH, from Auw. The task has been extraction in the Dockweiler pit located in the centre of the volcanic Eifel region, providing a mobile crushing plant… Read more »

LECTURA at CeMAT 2011 in Hannover

CeMAT 2011 in Hannover has closed its doors a month ago and we have chosen this date for our review. The LECTURA team was pleased with many interested visitors at the booth of LECTURA who could be convinced that LECTURA stands for Internationality – Versatility – Completeness and Customer Service…. Read more »

Assistive Environments and Embedded Robot Technology in Buildings

Demographic change and ageing societies can be identified as potential drivers for the implementation of pervasive technologies in our environment. Computers and Microsystems have become smaller and cheaper and become a part of our life and society. Wearable Robots, advanced prosthetics and sensor implants even aim at making human beings… Read more »

Tunnel Design and Construction 2011

TDC 2011 is designed to assist participants to widen their knowledge and enhance their grounding in tunnelling design and construction. This is done via a comprehensive review of techniques and best practices, followed by intensive practical case studies to advanced participants’ abilities to apply the classroom knowledge in real life… Read more »

Giving a face to the world’s most celebrated smile: New Holland Construction equipment searches for Mona Lisa.

The mystery surrounding the subject of the world’s most famous painting may be close to being solved with a little help from a New Holland E18SR rotating mini-excavator and a C175 compact tracked mini-shovel. It all started with the most mysterious and fascinating portrait in the world, the Mona Lisa,… Read more »

Nominations now open for 2011 AEM Hall of Fame

Nominations now open for 2011 AEM Hall of Fame – Recognizing equipment industryinnovators and leaders Nominations are now open for 2011 inductees into the off-road equipment industryHall of Fame program of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). The AEMHall of Fame seeks to create a wider public understanding and appreciation… Read more »

Construction in Hungary to speed up in 2012

Despite a very weak 2010 and a poor start to 2011, the Hungarian construction market will begin its recovery from 2012 onwards. Public infrastructure projects will be the main driver of this growth. The first edition of the report “Construction sector in Hungary 2011 – Development forecasts for 2011-2013”, published… Read more »


MB celebrated its tenth birthday during the Samoter show in Verona. Ten years have gone by since the company based in the town of Breganze, province of Vicenza, started producing and selling its crusher buckets, a product that has literally revolutionized the concept of construction site jobs throughout the world, creating… Read more »

AEM announces “Statistics Outstanding Merit Award” winners

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has presented 103 member manufacturers with “Statistics Outstanding Merit Awards” for exemplary 2010 performance in AEM’s data reporting programs. Their actions enhance the association’s ability to provide meaningful market information to member companies for business benchmarking and planning. The annual awards are based on… Read more »

CONEXPO Russia at CTT 2011 Opens with Positive Mood and Show Growth

CONEXPO Russia at CTT 2011 opened May 31 with a positive mood and show growth as the Russian economy continues to improve and billions of dollars are allocated for infrastructure and related building projects. CTT Expo 2011 and the CONEXPO Russia exhibit area run through June 4 at the Crocus… Read more »