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.

Powerscreen’s electric-drive screen offers power source and environmental flexibility

Powerscreen’s electric-drive screen offers power...

Posted on Apr 26, 2016

A new, electrically driven Warrior 1400XE mobile screen from Terex Powerscreen debuted at Bauma last week. The choice of electric ...

Perkins’ new “Syncro” engines offer modular designs, work anywhere in the world

Perkins’ new “Syncro” engines offer modular...

Posted on Apr 22, 2016

Running from 2.8 to 3.6 liters, the new “Syncro” line of four-cylinder diesel engines unveiled at Bauma by Perkins offer ...

Upgrades to Cat’s C9.3B engine bring greater power density, packaging flexibility

Upgrades to Cat’s C9.3B engine bring greater power...

Posted on Apr 21, 2016

At Bauma last week, Caterpillar took the wraps off a retooled big engine, the C9.3B that delivers 335 to 455 ...

Same horsepower, smaller block: Deutz boosts power density in new 5L engine

Same horsepower, smaller block: Deutz boosts power...

Posted on Apr 19, 2016

Fighting for its share of the world engine market, Deutz showed attendees at Bauma last week a new 5-liter TDC ...

Dana’s smart axles help prevent accidents; enhanced Powerboost technology drives improved telehandler performance

Dana’s smart axles help prevent accidents; enhanced...

Posted on Apr 18, 2016

If your telehandler is about to tip over, chances are good the imbalance will be felt first in the axles, ...

MTU’s Stage V Flex Package debuts capacitor-based engine starting technology

MTU’s Stage V Flex Package debuts capacitor-based...

Posted on Apr 14, 2016

To meet Europe’s next round of emissions restrictions, MTU as developed an engine design that uses what the company calls ...

Trimble layout and receiver combo simplify building, utility and landscaping layout for all types of crews

Trimble layout and receiver combo simplify building,...

Posted on Apr 13, 2016

Trimble has unveiled a new five-beam layout laser at the Bauma show in Munich. The company’s new Spectra Precision LT52 Point ...

Goodbye EGR, Cummins reveals cool-running Stage V engines with simplified tech and a mod-free, one-world capability

Goodbye EGR, Cummins reveals cool-running Stage V...

Posted on Apr 12, 2016

Last year every major diesel engine manufacturer in the world announced at the Intermat trade show (France’s equivalent of ConExpo) ...

Telematics 101: How to drink from the fire hose of heavy equipment data

Telematics 101: How to drink from the fire hose of...

Posted on Apr 01, 2016

Editor's Note: This is the second part in our ongoing Telematics 101 series of articles. To view the other articles ...

AEMP names public and private fleet 2016 Technicians of the Year

AEMP names public and private fleet 2016 Technicians of...

Posted on Mar 25, 2016

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals named its Technicians of the Year last week at the organization’s 34th Management Conference ...

How an equipment operator turned 1 backhoe into a business with a 30-machine fleet

How an equipment operator turned 1 backhoe into a...

Posted on Mar 16, 2016

Andy Brown didn’t grow up in construction. His parents and grandparents were successful in the restaurant business. But, what he ...

5 Ways To Screw Up An Extended Oil Drain Interval

5 Ways To Screw Up An Extended Oil Drain Interval

Posted on Mar 15, 2016

1. IGNORE YOUR SERVICE TECHS There are a lot of numbers and reports to watch when setting up an extended oil drain ...

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