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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.

4th Day of Construction Gifts: Wooden Catapult Kit

4th Day of Construction Gifts: Wooden Catapult Kit

Posted on Dec 06, 2013

What budding builder didn't start out building weapons of one sort or another? Swords and rifles from 2X4s and whatnot. ...

3rd Day of Construction Gifts: Classic Cat 5230, D9L construction models

3rd Day of Construction Gifts: Classic Cat 5230, D9L...

Posted on Dec 05, 2013

These are no cheap tin toys but meticulously detailed scale models of classic Caterpillar machinery from Classic Construction Models. First ...

eBay’s new Heavy Equipment Center promotes partner equipment sellers, hosts weekly auctions

eBay’s new Heavy Equipment Center promotes...

Posted on Dec 04, 2013

The online marketplace eBay is ramping up its efforts to sell more used heavy equipment. "There is a step change in ...

2nd Day of Construction Gifts: Red Wing 875 Boots

2nd Day of Construction Gifts: Red Wing 875 Boots

Posted on Dec 04, 2013

Anybody of a certain age knows these were the boots that built America. Along with the longer 877, Red Wing ...

1st Day of Construction Gifts: Lego Architecture Studio

1st Day of Construction Gifts: Lego Architecture Studio

Posted on Dec 03, 2013

What better way to spend cold winter nights than sitting around a cozy fire recreating architectural classics like Frank Lloyd ...

Knocked down by the recession, how contractor Michael Thibault came up with a plan to win at T-Bone Construction

Knocked down by the recession, how contractor Michael...

Posted on Dec 01, 2013

  Mike Thibault has a favorite quote: “The harder I work, the luckier I get,” he says with a big Colorado ...

Survey finds heavy equipment fleet managers want better training, easier access to their data and help justifying ROI

Survey finds heavy equipment fleet managers want better...

Posted on Dec 01, 2013

  Telematics technology is found on almost every truck in every big trucking fleet in the country today. Trucking companies can’t ...

Fast Train to Nowhere: 5 reasons why high-speed rail is the next Obamacare

Fast Train to Nowhere: 5 reasons why high-speed rail is...

Posted on Nov 22, 2013

California is chugging along in it's crusade to build a high-speed rail system linking Los Angeles and San Francisco. How ...

Rule 1: Skid steer O&O costs

Rule 1: Skid steer O&O costs

Posted on Nov 18, 2013

Based on a Case 430/440 model, 1700 to 2200 pound operating load, 2007 model, 4 year ownership/depreciation, 750 hours of ...

3 rules for calculating and managing skid steer Owning & Operating costs

3 rules for calculating and managing skid steer Owning...

Posted on Nov 18, 2013

People who work with big equipment have a saying: "You can be going broke in this business and not know ...

Rule 2: Skid steer O&O costs

Rule 2: Skid steer O&O costs

Posted on Nov 18, 2013

Managing operating costs Your operator is always going to be your biggest expense. With that in mind, here are a few ...

Rule 3: Skid steer O&O costs

Rule 3: Skid steer O&O costs

Posted on Nov 18, 2013

Money never sleeps. If it isn't making you money, it's costing you money. If you buy stock in a company ...

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