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.

Cold weather makes you dumb and that’s a serious safety concern for people who work in construction

Cold weather makes you dumb and that’s a serious...

Posted on Feb 20, 2015

Every year about this time we're bombarded with advice about how to dress warm—layers and all that. Articles about avoiding ...

Shell debuts Rotella ELC-NF, a nitrite-free, multi-vehicle coolant

Shell debuts Rotella ELC-NF, a nitrite-free,...

Posted on Feb 19, 2015

Modern diesel engines run hotter, no getting around it. To help these emissions-compliant engines keep cool, Shell Lubricants has introduced ...

Precision Pipeline worked around the recession and desert turtles to become one of Utah’s top contractors

Precision Pipeline worked around the recession and...

Posted on Feb 10, 2015

Landon Floyd grew up in construction. His father ran a small excavation and pipeline company in Southern California but moved ...

New heavy-duty diesel oil standard: What you need to know

New heavy-duty diesel oil standard: What you need to...

Posted on Feb 10, 2015

There’s a new heavy-duty diesel oil standard in the works. It will not be available until late next year or ...

Topcon unveils host of new products and upgrades, announces partnership with GOMACO

Topcon unveils host of new products and upgrades,...

Posted on Feb 06, 2015

The Topcon press conference at World of Concrete was chock-full of new products and a few interesting corporate developments. On ...

Curvaceous Cutters: Wave technology powers Hilti breakers, bits to new levels of productivity

Curvaceous Cutters: Wave technology powers Hilti...

Posted on Feb 05, 2015

Hilti has added a small wrinkle to its concrete cutting tool designs, more accurately a series of subtle curves on ...

STIHL launches lithium-ion powered TSA 230 cut-off machine

STIHL launches lithium-ion powered TSA 230 cut-off...

Posted on Feb 05, 2015

Funny thing about small gas-powered concrete cut-off saws. According to Dan Pherson, Stihl product manager, they may only get a ...

Catch jobsite thieves in real time from your phone with the Eyetrax Ranger Series construction camera

Catch jobsite thieves in real time from your phone with...

Posted on Feb 04, 2015

Security cameras are cheap and easy to find, but most have shortcomings. The Ranger Series construction camera from Eyetrax solves ...

Kohler launches the KDI 3404, its largest diesel engine yet

Kohler launches the KDI 3404, its largest diesel engine...

Posted on Feb 04, 2015

To serve the needs of customers who want high-power density engines in a compact envelope, Kohler unveiled it's latest, and ...

Kubota reveals specs on new SSV65 and SSV75, company’s first skid steer loaders (PHOTOS)

Kubota reveals specs on new SSV65 and SSV75,...

Posted on Feb 03, 2015

Some of the coolest cars in the world have gullwing doors. Kubota's new entries into the skid steer market have ...

Reduced tail swing gives Hitachi ZX85USB-5 excavator the edge in crowded conditions (PHOTOS)

Reduced tail swing gives Hitachi ZX85USB-5 excavator...

Posted on Feb 03, 2015

Ultra-short may not be an advantage in basketball, but that’s what Hitachi says gives its new series of excavators, including ...

Tolls impede the American spirit of the open road

Tolls impede the American spirit of the open road

Posted on Feb 02, 2015

Jack Kerouac would weep, were he alive today. The author famous for making road trips a rite of passage would be ...

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