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China boom sparks heavy machinery comeback

Infrastructure spending boosts demand, yet makers remain cautious

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Construction of roads, airports and railroads has increased this year, boosting demand for front-end loaders, excavators, cranes and trucks.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- After a rough ride over the past couple of years, heavy machinery makers across the world are enjoying a comeback thanks to a rush of infrastructure projects in China.

But there are questions over just how sustainable the latest boom will prove. 

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