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Could US tariffs on Chinese goods endanger adoption of electric construction equipment?
When news emerged last month that the US government would be raising tariffs on a wide range of Chinese goods, including electric vehicles and batteries, it wasn’t immediately obvious whether this would apply to construction equipment
World’s top 10 construction OEMs by sales revealed
Find out exactly which OEMs make up the global top ten by sales 
AI-powered robotic excavators take direction on site
Gravis Robotics is developing a module that attaches to individual excavators so they can work to spec every day on the job 
VIDEO: What’s next for global equipment sales?
A Q&A on global construction sales with OHR’s managing director, Chris Sleight
Caterpillar’s 2023 highlights: remote control tech and electric solutions
OEM reveals 2023 sales for construction and resource industries, and its highlights of the year
5 disruptive geopolitical trends in manufacturing and how they can be overcome
Bart Decker, partner with EY, said policymakers and industry can come together to address and overcome these trends.
JLG Q1 sales ‘exceed expectations’ despite dip in Europe
Demand in North America continues to be strong as JLG sees “continued demand drivers going forward”
Eyes on inventories as Caterpillar announces Q1 results
Caterpillar announces its first quarter results on 25 April
Yanmar outlines compact equipment ambitions
Developing dedicated electric platforms for compact machines
How much are the world’s biggest construction OEMs spending on R&D?
What are the world’s 10 biggest construction equipment manufacturers spending on research and development?
Where is HVO gaining a foothold in the US?
US West Coast Cat dealer Peterson Power Systems generated power with 8 million gallons of HVO as a renewable drop-in replacement for diesel fuel
Interview: Optimizing electric fleet management
Software startup Guided Energy aims to assist fleet owners in managing their fleet of electric vehicles, and the vision includes equipment rental
Report: Policy can drive cost parity for sustainable shipping fuels
Wärtsilä analysis shows EU ETS and FuelEU Maritime will close price gap with fossil fuels
Aggreko report shows engineers willing to pay more for ‘green’ equipment
Willingness to pay more is driven by need to fulfil company sustainability strategies
US firm selected for work at ‘world’s first’ renewable hydrogen-based steel mill
An American company is helping build a ‘green steel’ mill in Sweden
Apprenticeships help OEMs with employee recruitment, retention
Manufacturers can make use of apprenticeship programs to foster loyalty in employees and gain a high-quality workforce.
Leading economist: US economy to weaken in first half of 2024
Contributing factors include the end of Covid relief programs, lingering impacts of monetary policy and credit tightening
What does 2024 look like for construction equipment sales?
It was a year of two halves for construction equipment in 2023, with manufacturers working hard to fulfil backlogs generated in 2022, followed by a dip in orders in most markets in the latter part of the year.
The increasing affordability of electric construction equipment
Battery-powered machines are seeing more adoption from equipment rental companies, but many in the sector still need to be convinced