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.

A John Deere 850K with hydrostatic transmission.

The Hydrostatic Revolution: How crawler dozers became...

Posted on Oct 21, 2014

Once known as one of the more difficult earthmoving machines to master, the crawler dozer­­, with the right technology, has ...

Drone research report available from IDTechEx

Drone research report available from IDTechEx

Posted on Oct 15, 2014

Last month we introduced you to the world of drones in construction. If you're looking for more information on drones ...

With Prop 1, Texas may break the logjam, spur innovation in highway funding

With Prop 1, Texas may break the logjam, spur...

Posted on Oct 14, 2014

In November, Texans will go to the polls and vote on Proposition 1, which, in a nutshell, proposes to take ...

Live from Topcon: Real time video with DS-200i total stations lets you see exactly what you’re measuring

Live from Topcon: Real time video with DS-200i total...

Posted on Oct 14, 2014

Total stations can take snapshots of worksites and survey layouts. Now Topcon has added a video functionality to it's line ...

This data collector makes telematics easy

This data collector makes telematics easy

Posted on Oct 13, 2014

Telematics can be very complex, or in this case very simple. The ST-575-HWI wireless hour meter from OEM Data Delivery can ...

Brinno’s BCC 100 time-lapse camera records your construction project from the ground up with no fuss

Brinno’s BCC 100 time-lapse camera records your...

Posted on Oct 10, 2014

If you've ever wondered how they take time lapse photos and videos of big construction projects going up, the answer ...

Caterpillar adds high-horsepower 297D and 297D XHP multi-terrain loaders to lineup

Caterpillar adds high-horsepower 297D and 297D XHP...

Posted on Oct 09, 2014

If  you're looking for more muscle and a comfortable-all-day cab environment, Caterpillar showed us two new models that fit the ...

Caterpillar launches steel-tracked 299D XHP with land management package

Caterpillar launches steel-tracked 299D XHP with land...

Posted on Oct 08, 2014

Of all the new designs Caterpillar unveiled to the press last week in Clayton, North Carolina, nothing got more second ...

How a “Circle of Retention” can bring better hires to construction companies

How a “Circle of Retention” can bring...

Posted on Oct 01, 2014

The biggest challenge facing the heavy equipment industry is the lack of qualified workers in any skill area. The problem ...

A crash course in telematics: AEMP Asset Management Symposium will have answers to questions everybody is asking

A crash course in telematics: AEMP Asset Management...

Posted on Sep 15, 2014

If you have a lot of questions about telematics and how you can make this technology work in your construction ...

Use GPS accuracy, productivity to set pilings with Trimble’s DPS900 Piling System

Use GPS accuracy, productivity to set pilings with...

Posted on Sep 12, 2014

Machine control is for more than just moving dirt. This summer Trimble launched its DPS900 Piling System, which is a ...

ThumbDogs let you keep your gloves on when working on tablets and smartphones

ThumbDogs let you keep your gloves on when working on...

Posted on Sep 12, 2014

With winter getting closer, the gloves will soon come out, but that doesn't mean you have to take them off ...

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