Here's Why You Don't Use A Diesel-Powered Air Compressor To Drink Beer

This shirtless Australian goofball/hero reckons he's tough enough to skull a can of XXXX Gold sitting feet away from... some kind of monstrous industrial machine blasting supercompressed air at his face. It doesn't really work out, which is probably why I can't stop watching it. » 1/22/15 1:43pm 1/22/15 1:43pm

This Frightening Armored Forklift Could Be Batman's Bobcat

Remember that time your dad rented a Bobcat, and you had a riot ruining the lawn and lifting things? "The Rook" is like that, but bulletproof and with attachments designed to smash walls, heave cars, spray knockout gas, or drop troops onto your roof. » 12/19/14 12:41pm 12/19/14 12:41pm

A New Glimpse Into the Gigantic Construction Project Hidden Below NYC

What do you want to be when you grow up? A baseball player? A doctor? A blogger (LOL)? How about a badass who carves caves through the Earth to improve the lives of millions in America's greatest city? That sounds pretty heroic. And right now, hundreds of hard hat-wearing workers are tackling that grand task » 12/18/14 4:57pm 12/18/14 4:57pm

This 1,000 Horsepower Big-Block Backhoe Just Set A Speed Record

For anyone who's ever stared at a toy Tonka truck and a nitro R/C car, just wishing there was some way the two could be combined into one smoke-billowing whip-cracking maniacal machine... your fantasies have been realized in life-size as the JCB GT; "the world's fastest backhoe." » 11/20/14 4:05pm 11/20/14 4:05pm

Michelin Finally Commits To Mass-Producing The 'Tweel' Airless Tire

Today Michelin dedicated a new South Carolina factory to making the Tweel; a "tire/wheel" that uses flexible spindles where a conventional tire holds air. The Tweel can never go flat and never be punctured, and after talking about it for a decade Michelin is finally going to start making it in quantities. » 11/20/14 1:17pm 11/20/14 1:17pm

Watch This Angry Ram Attack An Excavator To Defend His Patch Of Grass

Just a farmer going about his business, digging a trench with his excavator, until his ram reckons he better assert his dominance and bash the bejesus out of the digger bucket with his head. » 11/12/14 12:50pm 11/12/14 12:50pm

Watch This Guy's Driving Turn A Construction Site Into Cirque Du Soleil

The Bobcat S130 Skid-Steer Loader is one of the most accessible construction machines out there; it's basically an adult-sized Tonka toy for your oversized sandbox. But I don't think anybody's mastered its operation like this hero. » 10/21/14 9:53am 10/21/14 9:53am

This Video Will Get You Seriously Fired Up About Dump Trucks, Life

I don't really understand why a company like MAN would invest in a sexy, dramatic promotional video... You'd think commercial customers would shop purely on economics right? Well I'm glad they did anyway, 'cause I'm gonna set this as my new wake-up alarm. » 9/02/14 3:05pm 9/02/14 3:05pm

The First Tractor CAT Designed Actually Looked A Bit Like A Caterpillar

The Caterpillar Tractor Company was incorporated in 1925, but they were essentially selling rebaged equipment made by companies Holt and Best until 1927 when they created the "Model Twenty." A total of 8,201 were built to this spec through 1931. » 7/10/14 1:24pm 7/10/14 1:24pm

Watch A Brazen Jerk Steal This Cute Little Steamroller Ever-So Slowly

NYPD wants help finding the joker who made off with this adorable little steamroller back on April 17th, having just released this surveillance footage of the theft that went down at sloth-pace in broad daylight almost two months ago. » 6/14/14 3:45pm 6/14/14 3:45pm

Freightliner, CASE, & Mercedes Make The Ultimate Construction Unimog

If you ever wanted to do build a badass off-road course, and then run it with the same vehicle, I think you've found your weapon of choice. » 5/28/14 1:20pm 5/28/14 1:20pm

Tipping Crane Drops Steel Beam Of Death On Baseball Diamond In Boston

On Friday morning Boston Fire responded to a crane collapse that put the business end of a boom truck right on third base at the Puopolo Park baseball diamond in the North End neighborhood. » 5/19/14 2:38pm 5/19/14 2:38pm

You Have Never Seen Bridge Construction As Pretty As This

Construction usually only means traffic, and traffic is the bane of all human existence. But add in some good camera work, and it begins to look like a mesmerizing dance of human innovation and engineering. » 4/12/14 11:18am 4/12/14 11:18am

China Accidentally Built a Housing Complex in the Middle of a Highway

There's no denying that China doesn't have the best record when it comes to urban planning and development, particularly in regards to real estate—and their most recent blunder is a doozy. Thanks to some poor planning and (presumably poor) communication, China accidentally built a brand new set of modern apartments… » 10/09/13 2:00pm 10/09/13 2:00pm

Building a Highway Is Way More Complicated Than You'd Think

There's way more to building a road than just slathering some asphalt all over the ground. The process is actually pretty involved, with a bunch of steps you probably hadn't thought of. And even a little bit of art to it. » 8/24/13 2:23pm 8/24/13 2:23pm

New York City's New Subway Tunnel Looks Like a Level from Half-Life

New York City's Metro Transit Authority is still plugging away on its giant project to bring the 7 train into far west Manhattan, and the scope of the construction is just as awe-inspiring as ever. The MTA just put out a crop of new pictures on Flickr, and we just can't help but see a slight comparison to a certain,… » 6/24/13 3:28pm 6/24/13 3:28pm

15 Photographs of the Superstructures That Put Us in Space

“It is easy to invent a flying machine,” said the 19th century aviation engineer Otto Lilienthal, “[and] more difficult to build one; to make it fly is everything.” The challenge of air (and later, space) travel began not with building aircraft, but with building a realistic simulation machine in which to test those… » 5/28/13 10:49am 5/28/13 10:49am

Electronic Road Sign Hacked With Racist Trayvon Martin Message

The killing of black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has sparked a weird kind of racial spasm that's resulted in terrible articles, Spike Lee scaring old people, and made Facebook almost unvisitable for the past week. Now Metro Detroit's getting in on the bile after someone in Dearborn — the suburb of Detroit home to… » 4/09/12 12:30pm 4/09/12 12:30pm

This is why you always look twice before crossing an intersection

This is why you always look twice before crossing an intersection. Just as a light turned green in Rotterdam, a gigantic mobile construction crane cam barreling through the intersection at high speed, collecting a little econobox in its path. Jeepers. » 12/08/11 2:30pm 12/08/11 2:30pm

Construction has begun at America's next failed F1 circuit

Jalopnik superfriend and New Jersey explorer J.F. Musial captured this image of the start of construction for the New Jersey Grand Prix. It might just be the paddock/parking garage, located in exceedingly glamorous Weehawken, but it's a start. » 11/28/11 3:30pm 11/28/11 3:30pm