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A Book About Modern Earthmoving Marvels

By Mark S. Kuhar

108 CatBook 150When you are in the construction media, you get to know many editors from other publications. One of the good guys in the construction media is Frank Raczon, senior editor of Construction Equipment magazine, a Scranton Gillette Communications publication.

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The Most Amazing Hotel Ever

By Mark S. Kuhar

56 LASTWORD 150A quarry is a rather unusual destination for a five-star hotel. Perhaps that’s what makes the concept of the Songjiang Quarry Hotel in Tianmashan, Songjiang, Shanghai, China, so awe-inspiring.


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Resurrecting the Best 25

By Mark S. Kuhar

LASTCALL-150By dusting off old advertisements, you’ll find the Best 25 Tracklayer was capable of “doing the work of 12 horses and three men.” Nowhere did it mention anything about how the 5,200-lb. tracklayer could go airborne, but that’s exactly what a long-lost Best 25 actually did.


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Tragedy Averted in Maryland

84-LastCall-150Since AGG1 is taking place in Baltimore this year, it’s a good time to mention that an incident occurred recently in Maryland that ought to serve as a wake-up call to all of Congress to finalize a bill for the repair and replacement of our roads and bridges.

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Field Test: Magnum Precision Ultra Lite II Work Boot

LC-BOOTS-150Aggregates producers all over the country wake up every morning and lace up their work boots before heading to the quarry. It’s a ritual and a tradition. When you are tromping around a quarry all day, operating a machine or crawling around screening towers, you better have maximum comfort.


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