2011 Doge Ram 3500

Last year, 2009 Doge majorly updated its heavy duty Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 pickup trucks. Updates included both exterior and interior features.

The newly updated Ram was nearly un-identical to the previous versions. For 2009 the 2500 and 3500 heavy haulers were with aerodynamic styling and new interior features that was shared with the Dodge Ram 1500. the Ram 3500 is already updated on the front axle and suspension package that makes the truck more capable. The 2009 cab was replaced with new four door crew cab that was offered with larger doors and more rear passenger space. for fifth wheel towing the cab came with 8 foot cargo box option. Last year also received a 6.7 Cummins 6 cylinder and a Hemi V8 those were similar to its previous year’s model.

Last years TRX trim is now replaced with Ram outdoorsman that is targeted for campers, adventurers and fishermen. Dodge Ram dealers also stacked a rifle rack and a fishing rod rack and also an optional cargo side box is offered with the new Ram. Dealers also have many after market parts like tires, trailer upgrades, underbody protection and towing upgrades. The most luxurious Ram truck is the Laramie Longhorn which is loaded with super luxurious features. The 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 competes head to head with GMC Denali. The Longhorn comes with leather upholstery, walnut trim, Berber inserts, all weather mats and many luxury features. On the exterior the Longhorn is differentiated by two tone paint. Colors include Sagebrush which is only for Longhorn, Deep Cherry Red Crystal, Hunter Green Perl are for other trim models.

The 2011 Doge Ram 3500 is offered with two engine option. The smaller offering is the turbocharged 6.7 liter, inline six that pumps out 350 horsepower and 650 lb ft of torque. The engine features iron block and each cylinder is served with four cylinder. The bigger engine is the 5.7 liter V8 that generates 383 horsepower and churns 400 lb ft of torque. Each cylinder on the V8 is served with two valves. The 6.7 liter engine comes with six speed manual transmission and 5 speed auto on the 5.7 liter engine. A 6 speed automatic transmission is offered optional with 6.7 liter engine.

The interior of the Dodge Ram offering is loaded with highest material standards. The Ram 1500 has considerable electronic option which includes integrated trailer brakes similar to those found in the Ford and GMC heavy pickups.

Dodge 2011 offering will be liked by long distance haulers. The seats are with better comfort and ergonomics. Front passenger and drivers seats, are installed with heat and ventilation system. Also the integrated trailer braking system makes the trailer brake work with that of pickup. The integrated braking system removes the need of after market installs.

The 2011 Laramie Longhorn is super luxurious and features metal seat buckles with a Ram logo and leather seating. Being a luxurious special edition the instrument panel looks no less than an expensive watch. Carpets come washable and are all weather with removable carpet inserts. Other added features are updated navigation system, power adjustable seats comes optional, Back seat TV from Sirius is offered optional, Ram exclusive UConnect system that is with 10 GB of space and with ten speaker of stereo surround system.

Winnebago’s New Class C View Motorhome for Cleaner RV Vacations

The new Class C View motor home from Winnebago is designed on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis including a new technology for clean diesel fuel emissions to provide greater mileage and a better performance. The interior features of this motor home are also quite user friendly. The exterior length of this model is 24’6”, while the exterior width is 7’6”.

The exterior height of this motor home ranges from 10’11” to 10’6”, while the interior height ranges from 6’8” and 6’5”. The GVWR of this motor home comes to 15,250 pounds. You can choose between three different floor plan options in this model. According to Winnebago, this RV is designed to be fuel efficient as well as be adventurous and fun to ride in.

This motor home model also boasts of many user friendly features like the swiveling front cab seats which become a part of the living area when they are parked, to the premium roller shades which you will normally come across only in luxury motorized RV’s for privacy. This motor home has a lot of innovative features packed into well planned layouts.

The compartment located above the operator has a lot of room for another sleeper. However, you can always opt for the entertainment center instead of the bunk arrangement. The interior features include an overhead bunk located in the front with a ladder as well as a privacy curtain, or the optional overhead entertainment which features a 32” LCD TV and more storage space.

There is also an interior upgrade package which you could opt for. This package includes a galley backsplash, a removable carpet in the cab area, a refrigerator which has inserts of stainless steel façade, a wooden cover for the sink, a throw pillow for the sofa as well as two blackout/ solar MCD American Duo roller shades.

The View Profile floor plan includes features like a front cap low profile styling, a sofa sleeper from Comfort, a slide out room for the bedroom featuring a queen sized bed.

Used Hyundai Heavy Construction Equipments for Cost Effective Machinery

The Hyundai a well known automobile manufacturer also has a heavy industries division which makes many types of equipment like the excavators, skid steer loaders, wheel loaders and fork lifts. The company has been making these heavy industries equipments since the year 1985. You can easily find many used Hyundai heavy construction equipments at many dealerships online.

The heavy industries division of this company operates a system of product system which is highly efficient and is powered by an automatic production line which is very advanced. Buying a used Hyundai heavy construction equipments is a good choice as this company has a policy of zero tolerance and a perfect control of quality.

There are many popular excavator models by Hyundai. One such excavator is the Hyundai Robex 450. This excavator is of the series 9. The boom of this excavator measures around 23 ft. 2 in. while the stick comes in at 13 ft. 1 in. The Hyundai Robex 450 also has an A/C which is quite heavy duty.

This work excavator also features a radio/ CD player. Other features include a camera for rear view, a remote which controls the management system. The Hyundai Robex 450 also has a skylight which is transparent. It also has tracks which measure around 32 inches and auxilary hydraulics which are double acting. The excavator also has a tropical kit which is factory installed and a selector valve lever pattern.

Another popular excavator model is the Hyundai Robex 75-7, which is of the crawler subcategory. This is a mini excavator model which has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 7,430 pounds. The Hyundai Robex 75-7 has a horsepower of 55 or 40.8 kw at 2,300 revolutions per minute.

The bucket capacity of this excavator is 0.25. This excavator has been designed so that it ensures the highest ease of operation as well as maintenance. The Hyundai Robex 75-7 is designed following the highest cutting-edge research that has been carried out in this field. This is a compact mini excavator machine which can easily reach places that even some of the larger excavators cannot.

Used Hyundai heavy construction equipments are beneficial for those looking to bring down their cost of business.

Used Gator Heavy Construction Equipments for Increased Productivity

The Gator Co. is a manufacturer of construction and other heavy equipments. The company manufactures many portable jaw crushers, impactor plants, as well as washing and screening plants. They were one of the trusted machinery manufacturers and you can rest assured when buying their products. You can easily find many used Gator heavy construction equipments that are still in good and working conditions.

This company specializes in manufacturing, designing as well as selling mining and quarry related products. They make use of novel construction methods which have great capability and low noise levels. They also require very little maintenance. All these factors make buying used Gator heavy construction equipments a lot more practical and economical.

Used Gator heavy construction equipments is used widely in traffic, architecture, cement, energy sources, mining as well as chemistry. The Gator PEX1039 is a Jaw crusher machine. This jaw crusher has a wide opening. Because of its convenient wide opening, the jaw crusher is able to give a high rate of production.

The Gator PEX1039 belongs to the category of an aggregate equipment and is used for crushing purposes. This jaw crusher has an electric motor included which gives it a horsepower of 40. The Gator PEX1039 also has a discharge setting of 3/4 to 3 inches. It also includes a drive sheave as well as bushing. The weight of this jaw crusher is 14,300 pounds.

The Gator 41 VSI is another type of crusher machine. This crusher belongs to the concrete and asphalt compaction. It has a bare shaft vertical impactor. The maximum feeding size of this crusher is 3 inches and has a production up to 100 TPH.

The Gator 41 VSI is also powered by an electric motor which delivers 200 horsepower. It also has a rotor diameter of around 41 inches for any product which is cubical in shape. It also has an increased production of sand. The Gator 41 VSI also has a bushing and drive shieve.

Used Gator heavy construction equipments are also a great option as they provide many features and help to increase the productivity of your operations.

U.S. 2010 Exports of Construction Machinery See 28% Gain

The export market of construction machinery built in the United States was very successful last year showing an increase of 28 per cent compared to that of the previous year. According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturer (AEM), this was $16.4 billion equipments in total that were sold worldwide. The International AEM is a North American based trade group which consolidates data from the Commerce Department of U.S. with that of other sources to prepare a quarterly trends report regarding export.

The Senior Vice President of the AEM, Al Cervero, said that the global trade is essential to their industry as the sales from exports help sustain quite a lot of companies as the country still faces a domestic upturn which is quite fragile. While this year’s numbers look great, it must be remembered that in 2009, there was a decline of more than 38 per cent.

He also added that it is important to allow the pending agreements of free trade with Panama, Korea and Columbia to pass through so that they can help the manufacturers create more jobs in the U.S. by selling these products to various international buyers. The countries exports business to the European markets grew by 23 per cent to bring in a total of $1.88 billion, while the exports to the Asian market grew by 10 per cent to bring in a total of $2.2 billion.

The exports of construction machinery to South America saw an increase of 31 per cent in the year 2010 to bring in a total of $3.1 billion, while the exports of construction machinery to Central America showed an increase of 24 per cent and brought in a total of $1.6 billion.

The largest exports of construction machinery built in the United States was to the markets of Australia/ Oceania which saw an increase of 66 per cent and brought in a total revenue of $1.6 billion. The construction machinery export business however saw a decline only in the African market which saw a drop of 5 per cent in exports for a total worth of $934 million of purchases. Meanwhile the exports of construction machinery to the Canadian market saw an increase of 39 per cent and brought in a total of $5.1 billion.

All this was essential, in the export business of the construction machinery segment of the U.S. increasing by 28 per cent; however it has not yet surpassed the downfall of 2009′s drop of 38 per cent in exports.

Trico Lift Joins in Drafting Aerial Platform Work Fall Protection Guide

Trico Lift recently joined other platform companies, and manufacturers which take part in aerial work, as well as industry associations to develop a national fall protection guide consulting aerial work platforms. This group was formed by the rental association of America. Apart from this, it also includes the equipment manufacturers association, the equipment distributors association, the association of the scaffold industry as well as the international association of powered access.

This industry group came about two years ago, formed by the same members, drafting safe guidelines for operator training as well as industry related standards, which were released in this industry in February, 2011. The latest guide was recently introduced at the 2011 ARA Rental Show, which took place in Las Vegas, this February.

Trico Lift’s VP for Environment, Safety and Health, Steve Philips, who helped in authoring this document, joined another expert panel at this show to introduce their new guidelines. Philips said via a written statement, that they recognized the confusion which surrounded the appropriate system of fall protection for operators as well as users having different job functions.

Collectively they summarized the applicable regulation and standards for personal systems of fall protection concerning lift equipment as well as outlined the preferred system of options for assisting users when selecting the appropriate fall protection set-ups. Philips also added that these recommendations have been based on requirements which were documented by the ANSI as well as the occupational health and safety administration, which governs the safety of aerial work platforms.

Trico Lift is recognized in this industry because of their performance in safe work, having received many annual awards from the association of American subcontractors of New Jersey, the Chesapeake Shores chapter of American contractors and builders as well as the national association of refiners and petrochemicals.

The Trico Lift Co. serves customers in the Gulf region, Mid-West and Mid-Atlantic markets. Their equipment fleet consists primarily of forklifts for rough terrain, scissor lifts and boom lifts. Their company has also been ranked as the 14th largest company which operates in North America, and ranks among the top 50 of access fleets worldwide.

New Mini Excavators by Caterpillar for Increased Stability and Productivity

The Caterpillar’s new D Series of Mini Hydraulic Excavators like the models 304D CR, 303.5D CR; the 305.5D CR as well as the 305D CR are not only versatile but also quite powerful. These compact radius machines can work quite comfortably even in confined places. These new excavator models have been built using the same reliability and quality design as those of their predecessors of the C Series.

The new model designations also reflect their weight closely that is from 3.5 metric tons to 5.5 metric tons. These machines also have an enhanced stability to ensure greater productivity, hydraulics which are load sensing, a work tool coupler which has been redesigned as well as engines that have been made to meet the U.S. standards of the Tier-4 Interim EPA as well as the Stage-3A E.U. emissions regulations.

The Models 304D CR and 303.5D CR are machines which are zero-tail-swing and help keep the upper body radius well within the tracks width. Meanwhile the Models 305.5D CR and 305D CR are machines of a compact radius which limit the tail swing of the upper body by 5.5 inches/ 140 mm or less over its tracks.

Both the machines are designed in such a way so as to reduce the operating foot print of the machine as well as help simplify the job of the operator. The Models 304D CR and 303.5D CR have an increased undercarriage width, while the Models 305.5D CR and 305D CR have a heavier counterweight. This will help to significantly enhance the machines stability as well as increase the lift capacity of the excavators. They will also have an effective digging force and a more effective reach.

Because of these features they also have an increased capability to handle work tools which are quite heavy as well as improve the balance of the machine for better comfort of the operator.

These machines also have a new coupler which is of a pin grab type. It comes optional with the new hydraulic operation, and combines the work tool positive retention designed to maintain a tighter tolerance between the tool and the coupler to significantly reduce the wear.

An auxiliary two mode standard hydraulic system comes complete with quick connectors as well as lines. They can be switched between bi-directional and single directional operation so that one can easily use the work tools which range from augers to hydraulic breakers.

Komatsu D155 – Crawler Dozers, for Increased Productivity, Lower Costs

Komatsu is a multinational, construction and mining equipment manufacturer. This company was first founded in the year 1921 and since then has provided industrial use services and products, making it the largest manufacturer of utility, mining and construction equipment in the world. Used Komatsu heavy construction equipments, as their products are known worldwide for their use of cutting edge technology and quality which you can depend on.

Komatsu offers a number of different vehicles and construction equipment to choose from. Their crawler dozers are quite popular, being efficient enough in leveling and cutting through massive debris and dirt quickly. The Komatsu D155 is one such dozer. This dozer makes use of the ground breaking sigma blade, which has been quite well received in the market.

This blade has been designed for encouraging the rolling of materials as well as keeping them from spilling over the sides. This blade also allows the Komatsu D155 to be able to carry and push around more dirt/ material then other used Komatsu heavy construction equipments and more than 20 per cent than the nearest leading competitor.

The Komatsu D155 dozer has been designed with one aim, which is to lower costs and at the same time boost productivity. Because of the use of the ground breaking sigma blade, the production is sped faster, as it helps to push up material much more easily.

The Komatsu D155A is another crawler dozer from Komatsu. You can purchase these used Komatsu heavy construction equipments, in different blade types. These include the super dozer, the semi-U, the sigma blade as well as the angle dozer. Choosing between their wide varieties of blade options lets you select one perfect for your construction needs. This blade is attached to the front of this construction equipment.

The performance of the Komatsu D155A will also vary, depending on the type of blade chosen. These crawler dozers, otherwise also known as bulldozers, feature an undercarriage, which is configured so as to enable free movement even on marshy lands. The rear end of the Komatsu D155A also features set of claws which are known as rippers, which can help in crushing even hard rocks.

Komatsu makes some of the greatest quality crawler dozers which boast of the use of cutting edge technology to help increase productivity, while reducing costs of operation at the same time.

Hyundai Heavy Equipments Division Adds New Wheel Loaders to Dash 9 Series

The Hyundai heavy equipments division recently made an addition to its Dash 9 series which consist of wheel loaders. These are built on the company’s famous series of Dash 7/7A. It has exemplified the Hyundai Companies continued expertise in the field of engineering as well as workmanship. The new features the Dash 9 wheel loader is a new hydraulic system which is load sensing and is equipped with a more variable and efficient technology of volume pump.

This wheel loader has the latest Tier III Cummins engine which has a fuel efficient technology. It also includes a power shift fully automatic transmission which comprises of a shift control which is variable and a multi stage cut off clutch. There is also a remote monitoring HI-Mate RMS system, a diagnosis and integrated cluster control system. The cooling fan is auto reversing and has a radiator which swings out.

This wheel loader has a larger cab equipped for better visibility as well as leads in ergonomics and has climate control. The bucket of the wheel loader machinery has a larger capacity. There is also a rear view integrated backup safety camera which depending on the machine model you choose is either a standard or an optional feature. The seat is of the hydraulic air ride type so that it is comfortable to operate in.

One of the special changes made to this new Dash 9 wheel loader is that this machine focuses more on overall serviceability and safety that will rival those of other competing brands to establish a higher benchmark. The doors to this wheel loader are removable large house doors which are designed so that they give an easier access to its engine components and coolers for better serviceability. The access ladders are integrated with large steps which provide an incline of 20 degrees for a safer cab access and 3 point entry use.

The coolers of this Hyundai wheel loader machine are configured so that they are in a parallel formation having an a/c condenser which is mounted for ideal clean out and cooling, while the fan of the engine is in the rear door so that when the door is open you have a better access to it. All of the wheel loaders of the Dash 9 series are equipped with the fully functional Hi-Mate RMS system by Hyundai. This system is managed by a remote which keeps the fleet owner or operator aware about all the machines which are functioning, diagnostics as well as fuel efficiency by the online portal for internet that is accessible wherever you are located in the world.

Granite Construction Co. Reports Q4 and Full 2010 Financial Year results

The California based construction company Granite, located in Watsonville, recently announced their Q4 results of last year as well as the full year results. The company reported that they made a net loss for the whole year of 2010 of around $59.0 million. This is in comparison to the last full year’s results of $73.5 million net income for the whole year of 2009.

For the year 2010′s fourth quarter meanwhile, the company has reported a $50.0 million net loss, when compared to the net income of 2009′s fourth quarter which was $16.0 million. The company’s loss per share was $1.32 for the quarter which ended on December 31, 2010. This is in comparison to the $0.41 earnings of EPS of the same period last year.

2010′s fourth quarter also saw the inclusion of restructuring charges which amounted to $107.3 million in association with the plan of Enterprise Improvement of the company. The restructuring charges portion can be attributed to the non-controlling interests which amounted to $20 million.

The CEO and President of Granite Construction, James Roberts, said that during their fourth quarter, they made some solid progress so as to reduce the cost of their structure and strengthen their long term business prospects. In addition to Granite’s difficult but necessary decision of decreasing their work force, they are also focusing on gaining maximum efficiency when it comes to their core business.

They are also committed to divest their investment business of real estate over the coming three years. Roberts also added that they are currently operating in what is one most strenuous economic environment which they have seen in decades. In spite of these challenges, they grew a backlog in both the main segments of their company to keep a stable balance sheet, continuing positioning their company so as to recapture the momentum it had in 2011.
The Granite Construction Co. is a general heavy civil contractor as well as a producer of construction material.

This company began in 1922 and began publicly trading in the year 1990. The company specializes in both private and public sector projects of transportation infrastructure. The company’s material division also produces materials for use in construction.