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.

The future has arrived: 5D Robotics has developed autonomous heavy equipment tech for United Rentals with a distinct human element

The future has arrived: 5D Robotics has developed...

Posted on Dec 23, 2015

It's happening again. A technology that got a lukewarm reception in the consumer markets is in the first stages of ...

Collect equipment data easily and accurately on smartphones with Mobile Equipchat

Collect equipment data easily and accurately on...

Posted on Dec 23, 2015

Mobile Equipchat is an equipment data­tracking app recently launched by OEM Data Delivery. Available on Android devices and soon to be ...

Fluor to diversify offerings with purchase of Netherlands­-based Stork

Fluor to diversify offerings with purchase of...

Posted on Dec 21, 2015

Headquartered in Irving, Texas, construction giant Fluor Corporation is buying Stork, one of Europe's oldest industrial companies, founded in 1827. The ...

Bobcat details new T770 loader, updates to S595 skid steer and MT85 ride-on track loader before World of Concrete debuts

Bobcat details new T770 loader, updates to S595 skid...

Posted on Dec 18, 2015

Bobcat has announced that three of its new machines will make their public debuts at World of Concrete 2016, scheduled for ...

AEM/AEMP Telematics Standard to incorporate additional features

AEM/AEMP Telematics Standard to incorporate additional...

Posted on Dec 07, 2015

Earlier this year the Association of Equipment Management Professionals and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers announced a much expanded telematics ...

Nix the cord, boost the power and Hilti’s AG 500-A18 closes the gap between corded and cordless performance

Nix the cord, boost the power and Hilti’s AG...

Posted on Nov 27, 2015

Hilti's third generation AG 500-A18 cordless cut-off tool got a big boost in performance with a new 5.2 amp-hour battery, ...

You probably pay your operators more than the Navy pays SEALs. So why don’t you get more out of them?

You probably pay your operators more than the Navy pays...

Posted on Nov 26, 2015

In a recent conversation with a group of contractors the subject of operator pay came up. As is typical, the ...

New Trimble lasers for gravity flow pipelines offer compact convenience

New Trimble lasers for gravity flow pipelines offer...

Posted on Nov 26, 2015

Shorter in length than their predecessors, the new Trimble Spectra Precision DG613 and DG813 pipe lasers work well in space-constrained ...

Topcon debuts the Falcon 8, a rotary wing drone for mass data collection

Topcon debuts the Falcon 8, a rotary wing drone for...

Posted on Nov 25, 2015

Contractors, surveyors and engineers are finding all kinds of new and useful applications for unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as ...

The 3D-printed car is here and the technology is well on its way to disrupting construction, too

The 3D-printed car is here and the technology is well...

Posted on Nov 24, 2015

One of the most atypical things we saw this year at the SEMA show (Specialty Equipment Market Association) was a ...

Get a Grip: The latest and greatest tires for heavy equipment (and 1 model for your pickup)

Get a Grip: The latest and greatest tires for heavy...

Posted on Nov 17, 2015

In the heavy construction and trucking industry tires have too often been viewed by contractors and fleet managers as a ...

The Kawasaki 115Z7XT.

Kawasaki intros power upgrades in 95Z7XT, 115Z7XT wheel...

Posted on Nov 10, 2015

At a recent media event, Kawasaki introduced a beefed up "XT" redesign (stands for extreme) of its two flagship models, ...

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