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    Video: Dump truck is rescued by front-end loader... badly
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    There are all sorts of cliches for a situation like this. Phrases like "out of the frying pan and into the fire," or "the road to hell is paved with good intentions" all seem apt. We aren't exactly sure where the video below comes from, but in it, a bulldozer front-end loader successfully rights ...

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    Video: Heavy equipment playground officially makes Las Vegas the most fun place on earth
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    There are driving and flying experiences for all kinds of wheeled and winged machines, but what's been missing? Obviously, a place to play with heavy machinery to relive the sandbox fantasies of one's youth. Leave it to Las Vegas to fill the void with Dig This, a giant dirt pit where anyone at ...

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    Video: Crazy machine rolls out brick roads like it's laying carpet
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    Tiger Stone brick layer – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Any non-professional who has built anything using brick pavers knows that the work is tough on the back and hands and the process is slow as molasses. The payoff is a beautiful, long-lasting finish, but there has to be ...

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    Video: World's Fastest backhoe is pointless wheelstanding amusement
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    World's Fastest backhoe – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Drag racing and construction vehicles do not typically mix well. Unless someone is trying to quit their job in dramatic fashion, heavy equipment is confined to slow speeds and hard labor. The JCB GT backhoe chooses to ...

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    New Volvo has 13-liter engine, 500 horsepower
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    Volvo FMX – Click above for high-res image gallery
    No, we didn't miss a decimal point. Volvo (well, Volvo Trucks, to be more precise) has just pulled one very big sheet off of a new heavy-duty construction truck called the FMX. The leviathan bears a host of features designed to help it ...

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    Video: How not to right an overturned semi truck
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    We've all seen semi trucks turned turtle on the freeway before, but as it turns out, the cleanup aftermath of a rollover can be as action-packed as the initial calamity. Said another way, If we ever run into an overturned hauler on a dangerous ...

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    2010 Heavy Equipment Calendar is for you who like your pinups big and dirty
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    2010 Heavy Equipment Calendar – Click above for image gallery
    Sure, there's a Porsche calendar and a Mini calendar, but what if you're the kind of enthusiast who likes the bigger things in life – and we mean really big. Like, industrial-mining and earth-moving big. If so, then the ...

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