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  • Kobelco Breaks Ground for South Carolina Production Facility
    Kobelco Breaks Ground for South Carolina Production Facility
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    A few months ago, we reported that Kobelco planned to build a new production and office facility here in the US, to serve customers across North America. Now, we’re excited to report that Kobelco has broken ground at the 85-acre site and that project is underway.
    The formal ground-breaking ceremony held recently at the plant’s

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  • Medium Duty Truck Sales Are On The Rise In 2015
    Medium Duty Truck Sales Are On The Rise In 2015
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    Industry reports issued shortly after the first of the year indicated medium duty truck sales rose 10% in January compared to January 2014, although sales were considerably lower than December 2014 levels. A total of 13,316 Class 4-7 trucks were sold in the US in January, whereas the December total was 18,731.
    This is not

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  • Kawasaki Loaders: Meet the 95Z7 and 115Z7 Xtreme Loaders
    Kawasaki Loaders: Meet the 95Z7 and 115Z7 Xtreme Loaders
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    In the past couple of years, construction customers have been increasingly asking for a wheel loader that could offer “short boom,” “load and carry” or “2-pass” configuration. Now, Kawasaki-KCM Wheel Loaders has answered the call by introducing the 95Z7 and 115Z7 Xtreme wheel loaders.
    Compared to their standard counterparts, tipping load for these two machines

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  • Alliance Parts Introduces cross reference tool for truck parts
    Alliance Parts Introduces cross reference tool for truck parts
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    It can be a real headache trying to find the right new or replacement parts or accessories for your truck. OEMs and after-market manufacturers use different numbering systems, and you have to look in multiple places to compile the information you need. But not anymore.
    Alliance Truck Parts has developed a single-source cross-referencing tool that

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  • Kobelco Introduces The Tier IV Final SK350LC-9E To North America
    Kobelco Introduces The Tier IV Final SK350LC-9E To North America
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    It’s big, it’s powerful and it’s Tier IV Final compliant. Meet the Kobelco SK350LC-9E, now available in North America. Although this hefty machine one of the largest crawler excavator models in Kobelco’s lineup, owners can enjoy operational cost savings thanks to greater efficiency, lower fuel consumption and longer service intervals.
    Vital statistics:

    82,200 lbs.
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  • Driving a Freightliner Cascadia with Detroit Assurance Helps Keep You Safe
    Driving a Freightliner Cascadia with Detroit Assurance Helps Keep You Safe
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    With more vehicles traveling the nation’s roadways and trucking expected to grow significantly in the coming years, manufacturers and truck owners are increasingly concerned about safety. Aside from the obvious personal reasons to keep drivers and the public safe, increased truck safety leads to increased productivity and lower costs for fuel, repairs and the downtime

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  • Compact Track Loaders Are Hot. Here’s Why.
    Compact Track Loaders Are Hot. Here’s Why.
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    If you purchased a new compact track loader last year, you weren’t alone. Industry statistics show CTLs represented a full 20% of all equipment units financed in 2014. What’s going on here? Compact track loaders cost more up front and have higher ownership costs than their cousins – skid steers and compact wheel loaders –

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  • All The Options Available from Freightliner Make For A Truly Customizable Truck
    All The Options Available from Freightliner Make For A Truly Customizable Truck
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    All vocational trucks must have some things in common. They have to be built tough, to withstand difficult working environments and long days. They have to be as low-maintenance as possible, to assure you’re making a cost-effective long-term investment. Freightliner has always lead the pack when it comes to building top-of-the-line trucks that work as

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