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.

Liebherr launches new tower and mobile cranes, scrap handler at Intermat (PHOTOS)

Liebherr launches new tower and mobile cranes, scrap...

Posted on Apr 23, 2015

Liebherr's machines towered into the sky at their outdoor booth at Intermat this week. The company's vertical orientation showcased a ...

Caterpillar ups the ante with 4 new small-frame skid steers, CTLs with D-series DNA and smart hydraulics (PHOTOS)

Caterpillar ups the ante with 4 new small-frame skid...

Posted on Apr 21, 2015

Last week at its Athens, Georgia, factory Caterpillar unveiled four new small-frame skid steers and compact track loaders. The new ...

Alliance Tire shows high-flotation, dually-like tires, new backhoe and flat-proof skid steer tires at Intermat

Alliance Tire shows high-flotation, dually-like tires,...

Posted on Apr 21, 2015

When is a dually not a dually? The traditional four-per-axle/two per side tire arrangement can be seen on everything from ...

Kohler says its biggest diesel yet, the KDI 3404, is “Tier 5-ready”

Kohler says its biggest diesel yet, the KDI 3404, is...

Posted on Apr 20, 2015

With flashing lights, dry ice smoke and a live string quartet rocking in the background (it is Europe after all) ...

Perkins discusses “Tier 5″ planning, impact; announces new engine to be built in US

Perkins discusses “Tier 5″ planning,...

Posted on Apr 20, 2015

British engine manufacturer Perkins, is meeting with customers and media although not exhibiting at Intermat this year. At least not ...

Trimble speeds up GPS dozer grade control, intros wireless data sharing between compactors with GCS900, CCS900 systems

Trimble speeds up GPS dozer grade control, intros...

Posted on Apr 20, 2015

GPS grade control systems can only go as fast as the machine's receivers can process the signals and hydraulic valves ...

TEST DRIVE: Caterpillar’s low-tech, K2 dozer automation allows GPS-like machine control without the price tag (PHOTOS)

TEST DRIVE: Caterpillar’s low-tech, K2 dozer...

Posted on Apr 16, 2015

A theme I hear from contractors these days is that more than ever, they are using dozers to do finish ...

Water shortage in California the result of 40 years of delusional infrastructure neglect

Water shortage in California the result of 40 years of...

Posted on Apr 07, 2015

California's water shortage looms large in the headlines this spring. What few are talking about, however, is that the shortage ...

Coolbox is the digital Swiss Army Knife of toolboxes: USB charging, Bluetooth speakers, much more (VIDEO)

Coolbox is the digital Swiss Army Knife of toolboxes:...

Posted on Apr 06, 2015

If Apple had designed a toolbox for construction workers, the Coolbox would be it. For starters it has: two USB ports to ...

Detect hydraulic leaks and prevent hydraulic fluid injuries with the SafetyBlu SB-450

Detect hydraulic leaks and prevent hydraulic fluid...

Posted on Apr 03, 2015

High-pressure lines are one of the most dangerous components in any shop. Crack open the wrong hydraulic fitting (and that's any ...

Stellar’s compact TC series crane offers service trucks big reach in a small package

Stellar’s compact TC series crane offers service...

Posted on Apr 02, 2015

With a small installed footprint but a large extended reach, Stellar's new TC series of hydraulic cranes offer service truck ...

Service Truck Trends: How to spec your next truck for maximum productivity

Service Truck Trends: How to spec your next truck for...

Posted on Apr 02, 2015

With the recession a distant memory, contactors are buying new equipment again and one of the categories of equipment to ...

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