New product announcements: 10/21/2009 Compact Crawler Dozer: Gets Into Small Spaces The Case 650L Crawler Dozer has a scaled-down profile and is intended for work in confined areas at residential and commercial construction sites. The lower overall weight and operating height, compared with other Case crawler dozers, allows the 650L to work under low overhangs and on soft soils that restrict larger machines. The 650L delivers 74 net hp with a Tier 3 diesel four-cylinder Case engine with electronic fuel injection. It features a hydrostatic drive for precise power turning and maneuverability. Case Construction Equipment; 866-542-2736; www.casece.com Concrete Finishing: Lightweight Alternative
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.