More from Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson is the executive editor of Equipment World magazine and has been writing about construction and related fields for 26 years. A 1979 graduate from the University of Alabama, Jackson is also a U.S. Army veteran and a father of two.

Link multiple generators to meet customized power needs with Kohler’s Mobile Paralleling Box

Link multiple generators to meet customized power needs...

Posted on Sep 03, 2015

Line ‘em up and throw the switch. With Kohler Power Systems new Mobile Paralleling Box you can link different size ...

Rigid equipment strategy, social media parts of the formula this Texas contractor used to build a booming business in less than 10 years

Rigid equipment strategy, social media parts of the...

Posted on Sep 02, 2015

After a few years of working for other contractors in Austin, Texas, Dan Corrigan saw an opportunity 70 miles south ...

Finning teams up with IronPlanet to sell used Cat equipment globally

Finning teams up with IronPlanet to sell used Cat...

Posted on Aug 28, 2015

Are you not finding the deals you want in your part of the country for good used equipment? Maybe it’s ...

Sharpening the saw: AEMP’s 2015 Asset Management Symposium to focus on how telematics can improve safety

Sharpening the saw: AEMP’s 2015 Asset Management...

Posted on Aug 21, 2015

Everybody knows telematics can improve productivity, but fleet managers and contractors are just beginning to discover how this technology plays ...

App gives you oil sample results instantly on your smartphone or tablet

App gives you oil sample results instantly on your...

Posted on Aug 14, 2015

Polaris Laboratories a new phone app Horizon Mobile can help you keep track of your oil analysis results. Built to run ...

Get the bandwidth your remote jobsite needs with the Portabella

Get the bandwidth your remote jobsite needs with the...

Posted on Aug 14, 2015

Today's data heavy telematics can require a lot of bandwidth that isn't always available in remote locations. The Portabella wireless ...

How Diesel Got Its Groove Back

How Diesel Got Its Groove Back

Posted on Aug 12, 2015

While NASA may have sent a probe all the way to Pluto, there’s another engineering miracle sitting right here on ...

REVIEW: Best work boots ever? Keen Utility’s Milwaukee WP beats anything I’ve worn yet

REVIEW: Best work boots ever? Keen Utility’s...

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

I've only been hurt twice in my construction career. Both injuries were to my feet. So I take boots seriously. ...

POLL: Which Presidential candidate would best run a construction company?

POLL: Which Presidential candidate would best run a...

Posted on Aug 07, 2015

Gridlock prevails in our federal government. The highway bill has been stuck in limbo for five years. There are shutdowns, ...

Caterpillar’s call for engagement with Cuba more than just a sly business move

Caterpillar’s call for engagement with Cuba more...

Posted on Jul 24, 2015

Early this week Caterpillar sent out a press release calling for an end to the trade embargo against Cuba. This ...

With the hardware hooked up, Cat\'s ARO-enabled dozers can function as full-blown GPS machines.

Caterpillar’s Era of Analytics: Coaching...

Posted on Jul 17, 2015

Five years ago, hardly any heavy equipment was connected with telematics, says Paolo Fellin, vice president of construction and infrastructure ...

Natural gas engines becoming a more attractive alternative all the time

Natural gas engines becoming a more attractive...

Posted on Jul 14, 2015

While visiting the Southwest Texas Research Institute in June, Shell Lubricant's global experts gave us a look at what the ...

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