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.

John Deere launches G Series loader lineup with 4 skid steers, 1 new CTL

John Deere launches G Series loader lineup with 4 skid...

Posted on Feb 09, 2016

Over the last several years manufacturers have been ramping up the size and horsepower of their skid steers and compact ...

John Deere unveils 700K SmartGrade dozer, integrating Topcon system with machine refinements to accelerate operator productivity

John Deere unveils 700K SmartGrade dozer, integrating...

Posted on Feb 08, 2016

"One of the biggest challenges our customers tell us they have is finding skilled labor," says Liz Quinn, product marketing ...

Hilti unveils DSH 700-, 900-X concrete saws with no-choke start

Hilti unveils DSH 700-, 900-X concrete saws with...

Posted on Feb 08, 2016

The process of setting the choke to cold-start any portable, gasoline-powered tool is nobody's favorite activity. So Hilti eliminated manual ...

Away with the masts, Topcon’s new 3D-MC Max GNSS blade control boosts speed, precision and accuracy

Away with the masts, Topcon’s new 3D-MC Max GNSS...

Posted on Feb 05, 2016

Automated blade control using GNSS signals has been the most revolutionary earthmoving technology of the last decade and now it ...

Mack Trucks expands telematics program with GuardDog services support

Mack Trucks expands telematics program with GuardDog...

Posted on Feb 03, 2016

Last year Mack Trucks announced the launch of a telematics program, GuardDog Connect. This year at World of Concrete, the ...

The HX series is International's first completely new truck introduction since 2010.

International debuts 3 HX series vocational trucks from...

Posted on Feb 02, 2016

On Monday, one day prior to the opening of the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas, International debuted it's ...

Takeuchi intros the TL12V2: company’s first vertical lift track loader features new cab

Takeuchi intros the TL12V2: company’s first...

Posted on Feb 01, 2016

The all-new TL12V2 track loader from Takeuchi is the company's first vertical lift design. The geometry of the boom and bucket ...

Terex to light up equipment with ORBCOMM telematics

Terex to light up equipment with ORBCOMM telematics

Posted on Feb 01, 2016

Terex Materials Processing, a division of Terex Corporation, announced that it will begin offering an ORBCOMM telematics solution on Powerscreen ...

Link-Belt unveils 210 X4 excavator: light on the trailer, heavy in the field with 9% cycle boost

Link-Belt unveils 210 X4 excavator: light on the...

Posted on Jan 29, 2016

Big enough for heavy digging and utility work but light enough for easy transportation, the new Link-Belt 210 X4 excavator ...

Telematics 101: Cutting through the jargon to what you need to know to get started with this fleet tracking tech

Telematics 101: Cutting through the jargon to what you...

Posted on Jan 22, 2016

EW: What is telematics? DS: Think of it as a conduit that takes information from your vehicle or equipment and sends ...

Protect your lungs, skip the cleanup with Hilti’s new dust collection attachment

Protect your lungs, skip the cleanup with Hilti’s...

Posted on Jan 22, 2016

Nothing good comes from construction dust. It's bad to breathe, obscures the work and takes additional time to clean up. Hilti ...

How the building blocks for autonomous vehicles are being used to assist steering, handling in today’s pickup trucks (VIDEO)

How the building blocks for autonomous vehicles are...

Posted on Jan 20, 2016

Autonomous vehicles aren't going to happen all at once, but a lot of companies are making small but significant steps ...

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