The TMS800-2 Grove truck crane replaces the TMS800E. The four-axle, 80-ton crane can carry 28,000 pounds of counterweight. The TMS800-2 has the same cab as the TMS9000-2. The maker says a new outrigger design simplifies and speeds up job site setup. The rear outrigger box is raised by just under 5 inches to improve the departure angle to 18 degrees, and
Posted: September 14, 2022Categories: News
Posted: June 27, 2022
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction companies aren't only dealing with a labor shortage, but they're being forced to overpay under skilled workers. The result is dwindling profit margins, making it tougher for construction companies to improve productivity.
Data shows the average hourly rate for entry-level jobs rose more than
Posted: May 23, 2022
Smaller equipment dealers aren't feeling too confident about the future when it comes to sales in the construction industry. According to the results ofRural
Posted: April 22, 2022
Economists indicate Americans are still building despite issues with the supply chain. Industrial production rose 0.9% in March, more than double what was expected. February numbers also showed improvement, all despite new supply chain problems stemming from more lockdowns and the war in Ukraine.
Production was led by a 7.8% in car manufacturing off
Posted: March 31, 2022
The war in Ukraine threatens to create more supply chain issues heading into the summer of 2022. Soaring energy prices are the main problem along with suspended trade routes stemming from the conflict.
The invasion of the Ukraine by Russian forces is an unfortunate turn of events as the supply chain issues of 2021,
Posted: July 16, 2018Categories: News, Success Stories
Walter from Powell and Powell Harvesting called us a few days ago from the great state of Texas looking for a steering gear for his Deere 544A wheel loader. Parts Specialists Kyle Kunkle took the call.
"That was a bad design by John Deere, the problem is the spline in there after 47 years wears out!" Walter said with some humor.
Walter told Kyle
Posted: July 13, 2018Categories: Final Drives, Success Stories
Sales Specialist Chris Wojcik took a call from Murphy Construction on a CAT 330BL final drive for a machine that was down.
"We just got a bunch of contracts so we needed the machine back up and running quickly. We thought it was going to be an easy fix when we noticed it started leaking oil out of the seal. I thought it would need a couple bearings o
Posted: July 12, 2018
President Trump's trade war is heating up. In Trump's crosshairs - China - but consumers are going to obviously feel the effects here at home. When it comes to the construction parts industry, some top aftermarket companies that manufacture and import high quality parts from China will be getting hit with a hefty 25% tariff. This will obviously increase costs of
Posted: July 10, 2018Categories: News, Success Stories
Our Parts Specialist Travis Flaherty was able to set up Demolition Man Inc., in Washington State with a resealed swing motor for a Kobelco SK300 Mark IV excavator. John over there in Seattle has been recycling land and buildings since 1983. To put that into perspective, the Billboard top song that year was "Every Breath You Take" by The Police.
The swing m
Posted: July 06, 2018Categories: Final Drives, Success Stories
Sales Specialist Garrett Hart got a call from Maxfield Construction needing a final drive for their Kobelco SK135SRLC-1. Maxfield Construction does amazing work in and around the Fort Bridger area in Wyoming. They have been in business for more than three decades doing commercial and residential work.
The unit is an easy match for ConEquip Parts, as w