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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.

HyGen electric-hybrid generator provides a lot of portable power using very little fuel

HyGen electric-hybrid generator provides a lot of...

Posted on Mar 21, 2014

Combine a small diesel engine to a lithium-ion battery pack and what do you get? A hybrid electrical generator that uses ...

SUNsparq solar generator provides enough power for construction as off-grid solution for remote work

SUNsparq solar generator provides enough power for...

Posted on Mar 20, 2014

The knock against conventional solar power is that it takes a massive number of panels or collectors to generate just ...

Titan intros low-sidewall tires that improve stability, reduce recoil

Titan intros low-sidewall tires that improve stability,...

Posted on Mar 20, 2014

Bigger rims and smaller sidewalls are a popular option for cars and trucks these days, and Titan has incorporated a ...

LiuGong debuts 375B skid steer with new curved design for visibility

LiuGong debuts 375B skid steer with new curved design...

Posted on Mar 18, 2014

At the ConExpo trade show in Las Vegas, Chinese manufacturer LiuGong introduced its new skid steer design. The metal and glass ...

Komatsu shows off prototype excavator that borrows intelligent Machine Control technology from dozers (PHOTOS)

Komatsu shows off prototype excavator that borrows...

Posted on Mar 17, 2014

Komatsu made headlines last summer with the debut of its D61i-23 intelligent Machine Control dozer—a machine with built-in GPS/GNSS controls. Getting ...

New Hampshire’s Jeremy Hiltz Excavating named Equipment World’s 2014 Contractor of the Year

New Hampshire’s Jeremy Hiltz Excavating named...

Posted on Mar 10, 2014

In an awards banquet Saturday night at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Jeremy Hiltz Excavating was named Equipment World's Contractor ...

The Cummins CorePlus motor-generator provides hybrid-like benefits and could be retrofitted on trucks and equipment

The Cummins CorePlus motor-generator provides...

Posted on Mar 07, 2014

If anything, ConExpo has been the first construction trade show in a decade where Tier4 Interim and Tier 4 Final ...

With PowerSight, John Deere engines will now be offered with telematics

With PowerSight, John Deere engines will now be offered...

Posted on Mar 07, 2014

What do you do for an encore when TIer 4 Final is an established part of of the engine business? For ...

VIDEO: Wacker Neuson intros, demos new SW 28 skid steer, ST 35 compact track loader designed for U.S. contractors

VIDEO: Wacker Neuson intros, demos new SW 28 skid...

Posted on Mar 06, 2014

In Europe compact wheel loaders do much of the heavy lifting, but in the United States contractors prefer the more ...

Caterpillar CEO talks up prospects of highway bill, says U.S. has a lot to learn about public-private partnerships

Caterpillar CEO talks up prospects of highway bill,...

Posted on Mar 04, 2014

What are the prospects for the federal government passing a multi-year highway bill soon? Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar chairman and chief executive ...

More than Tailgate Talks: Creating a safety culture in construction requires proactive, not reactive, judgment

More than Tailgate Talks: Creating a safety culture in...

Posted on Mar 04, 2014

Three people a day don't go home alive in the construction industry. Nine people a day lose their lives due ...

Air Force Master Sgt., combat veteran named AEMP Technician of the Year

Air Force Master Sgt., combat veteran named AEMP...

Posted on Mar 02, 2014

It takes a lot to keep a big fleet running, even more so under enemy fire and on two continents. But ...

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