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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.

With Tools on Demand and fleet management, Hilti wants to be every contractor’s custom tool crib

With Tools on Demand and fleet management, Hilti wants...

Posted on Jan 22, 2014

What does a tool manufacturer do when they already have a great lineup of tools? In Hilti's case, the new ...

EFI makes Honda’s new EU7000is portable generator more fuel efficient

EFI makes Honda’s new EU7000is portable generator...

Posted on Jan 22, 2014

Honda announced an all-new EU7000is portable generator with electronic fuel injection at World of Concrete Tuesday. The EFI technology brings a ...

Mack Trucks intros air disc brake option for work trucks; here’s how easy it is to change brake pads

Mack Trucks intros air disc brake option for work...

Posted on Jan 21, 2014

Mack Trucks introduced an air disc brake option for it's vocational trucks today at the World of Concrete in Las ...

Mechanics: Your shop lights are safe. The death of the incandescent bulb has been greatly exaggerated

Mechanics: Your shop lights are safe. The death of the...

Posted on Jan 17, 2014

Almost all the major news outlets reported that come January 1, incandescent light bulbs will no longer be made for ...

VIDEO: Advice from a master woodworker on the shortage of skilled craftsmen

VIDEO: Advice from a master woodworker on the shortage...

Posted on Jan 08, 2014

If you're looking for a positive message to start off the year, something about character, craftsmanship, leadership and where you're ...

2014 Innovations Winner: Cummins 5.0L V8 diesel engine

2014 Innovations Winner: Cummins 5.0L V8 diesel engine

Posted on Jan 06, 2014

With the introduction of the Cummins 5.0L V8, a lightweight, technologically sophisticated V8 diesel engine, Cummins has changed the game ...

Winter Fluid Check: How to double check the health of your coolants, lube oils and DEF

Winter Fluid Check: How to double check the health of...

Posted on Dec 31, 2013

The fluids essential to the operation of heavy diesel equipment are engineered to work in almost any temperature or climate ...

Meet the previous winners of AEMP’s top equipment technician and nominate the next

Meet the previous winners of AEMP’s top equipment...

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

In 2013, the Association of Equipment Management Professionals awarded the honor of National Technician of the Year to Matt Presser ...

Who is the nation’s best equipment technician? AEMP accepting nominations for top tech

Who is the nation’s best equipment technician?...

Posted on Dec 17, 2013

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals is now accepting nominations for its Technician of the Year Award. The award will be ...

4 rules for calculating Backhoe Owning & Operating costs

4 rules for calculating Backhoe Owning & Operating...

Posted on Dec 16, 2013

What's it really cost to run a backhoe? Probably a lot more than you think. The following will guide you through ...

Backhoe Operating Costs: Include the wages

Backhoe Operating Costs: Include the wages

Posted on Dec 16, 2013

Clearly, paying your operator is your top expense when it comes to running this machine. Some contractors may not think ...

Backhoe O&O Costs: 4 things to take away

Backhoe O&O Costs: 4 things to take away

Posted on Dec 16, 2013

1. Your operator is your biggest expense. Consider paying extra for enclosed cabs to help retain quality employees and keep them ...

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