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.

Value-conscious, no frills Caterpillar 303E CR introduced; suited to landscaping, utility and rental applications

Value-conscious, no frills Caterpillar 303E CR...

Posted on Nov 05, 2014

In addition to its new E2 series of mini-excavators we reported on earlier, Caterpillar has also introduced another mini-ex, but ...

Caterpillar E2 series mini-excavators overcome emissions challenges with high-def hydraulics, smart technology

Caterpillar E2 series mini-excavators overcome...

Posted on Nov 03, 2014

High-definition is a term normally associated with televisions, but Caterpillar is using it to describe a new hydraulic system that ...

When the Marcellus Shale provided the opportunity, West Virginia contractor Dwaine Doss was ready

When the Marcellus Shale provided the opportunity, West...

Posted on Nov 01, 2014

Most contractors understand you don’t waste daylight. But by the time the sun breaks over the mountains of central West ...

First Drive: Kenworth’s new T880 vocational truck has a luxury feel sure to please both drivers and mechanics

First Drive: Kenworth’s new T880 vocational truck...

Posted on Nov 01, 2014

Kenworth recently debuted its new flagship T880 vocational truck. The new truck, which replaces the venerable T800, went into production ...

Sneak Preview: Liebherr’s new 7-meter telehandlers: the TL 432-7, TL-436-7 and TL-441-7

Sneak Preview: Liebherr’s new 7-meter...

Posted on Oct 30, 2014

Although they won't show up in the United States until 2016, Liebherr gave us an early look last week at ...

Liebherr PR 756 Litronic dozer

Liebherr debuts 2 new dozers: PR 746 and PR 756...

Posted on Oct 29, 2014

Liebherr has expanded its Generation 6 dozer line to include two new models in the 30 to 40 ton class, ...

Caterpillar’s rugged new 903C compact wheel loader is low-spec by design

Caterpillar’s rugged new 903C compact wheel...

Posted on Oct 23, 2014

Most new machine introductions come with all the bells and whistles. But when Caterpillar introduced its atypically low-spec 903C compact ...

A John Deere 850K with hydrostatic transmission.

The Hydrostatic Revolution: How crawler dozers became...

Posted on Oct 21, 2014

Once known as one of the more difficult earthmoving machines to master, the crawler dozer­­, with the right technology, has ...

Drone research report available from IDTechEx

Drone research report available from IDTechEx

Posted on Oct 15, 2014

Last month we introduced you to the world of drones in construction. If you're looking for more information on drones ...

With Prop 1, Texas may break the logjam, spur innovation in highway funding

With Prop 1, Texas may break the logjam, spur...

Posted on Oct 14, 2014

In November, Texans will go to the polls and vote on Proposition 1, which, in a nutshell, proposes to take ...

Live from Topcon: Real time video with DS-200i total stations lets you see exactly what you’re measuring

Live from Topcon: Real time video with DS-200i total...

Posted on Oct 14, 2014

Total stations can take snapshots of worksites and survey layouts. Now Topcon has added a video functionality to it's line ...

This data collector makes telematics easy

This data collector makes telematics easy

Posted on Oct 13, 2014

Telematics can be very complex, or in this case very simple. The ST-575-HWI wireless hour meter from OEM Data Delivery can ...

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