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.

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 ...

Wheel loader as a lower-cost finish-grader? With Trimble’s new GPS system, it’s possible

Wheel loader as a lower-cost finish-grader? With...

Posted on Mar 08, 2016

Say again? GPS on a wheel loader? That was our first reaction too, but after talking to Jeff Drake, business area ...

Preco VideoLink II adds audible, radar object detection to in-cab camera backup camera systems

Preco VideoLink II adds audible, radar object detection...

Posted on Feb 12, 2016

Backup cameras are good. Radar object detection systems are even better when it comes to preventing accidents. At the World ...

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 ...

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