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.

TEST DRIVE: Caterpillar’s low-tech, K2 dozer automation allows GPS-like machine control without the price tag (PHOTOS)

TEST DRIVE: Caterpillar’s low-tech, K2 dozer...

Posted on Apr 16, 2015

A theme I hear from contractors these days is that more than ever, they are using dozers to do finish ...

Water shortage in California the result of 40 years of delusional infrastructure neglect

Water shortage in California the result of 40 years of...

Posted on Apr 07, 2015

California's water shortage looms large in the headlines this spring. What few are talking about, however, is that the shortage ...

Coolbox is the digital Swiss Army Knife of toolboxes: USB charging, Bluetooth speakers, much more (VIDEO)

Coolbox is the digital Swiss Army Knife of toolboxes:...

Posted on Apr 06, 2015

If Apple had designed a toolbox for construction workers, the Coolbox would be it. For starters it has: two USB ports to ...

Detect hydraulic leaks and prevent hydraulic fluid injuries with the SafetyBlu SB-450

Detect hydraulic leaks and prevent hydraulic fluid...

Posted on Apr 03, 2015

High-pressure lines are one of the most dangerous components in any shop. Crack open the wrong hydraulic fitting (and that's any ...

Stellar’s compact TC series crane offers service trucks big reach in a small package

Stellar’s compact TC series crane offers service...

Posted on Apr 02, 2015

With a small installed footprint but a large extended reach, Stellar's new TC series of hydraulic cranes offer service truck ...

Service Truck Trends: How to spec your next truck for maximum productivity

Service Truck Trends: How to spec your next truck for...

Posted on Apr 02, 2015

With the recession a distant memory, contactors are buying new equipment again and one of the categories of equipment to ...

Case launches 586H, 588H rough terrain forklifts free of emissions maintenance worries

Case launches 586H, 588H rough terrain forklifts free...

Posted on Apr 01, 2015

Case has debuted a pair of new Tier 4 Final rough terrain forklifts, the 586H and 588H. Rated at 74 horsepower ...

VMAC’s Underhood Lite provides on-board air for European-style work vans

VMAC’s Underhood Lite provides on-board air for...

Posted on Mar 31, 2015

In the last few years work vans have surged in popularity thanks to dozens of new contractor focused designs. But ...

High speed or just inching along, Komatsu’s new GD655-6 motor grader offers wealth of new features

High speed or just inching along, Komatsu’s new...

Posted on Mar 27, 2015

Komatsu's new GD655-6 motor grader, like a premium pickup truck, comes with just about every bell and whistle you could ...

REVIEW: Bobcat S650 skid steer bolstered by Bob-Tach but has room for improvement

REVIEW: Bobcat S650 skid steer bolstered by Bob-Tach...

Posted on Mar 26, 2015

While our reviewers were a bit stingy with their numerical ratings, in their comments to us and in our surveys, ...

If construction wants to tap the millennial workforce, industry must abandon tribal knowledge for Web reference

If construction wants to tap the millennial workforce,...

Posted on Mar 25, 2015

Last week while attending the Association of Equipment Management Professionals Management Conference and Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, I heard a ...

In-cab video monitoring with telematics driver scoring brings big benefits to truck fleets

In-cab video monitoring with telematics driver scoring...

Posted on Mar 23, 2015

One of the biggest concerns fleet managers have is the safety of their drivers and operators and there is no ...

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