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 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, ...

Designed to survive the wildest off road environments in North America.

Toyota mates a Tacoma with a minivan, calls it the...

Posted on Nov 09, 2015

To show off its engineering prowess and research vehicle performance in adverse conditions, Toyota has developed a concept truck it ...

The camouflage on the Spec Ops custom dates back to patterns used by the navy to disguise ships more than 100 years ago.

Chevy unveils 2016 Special Ops Silverado, a pickup...

Posted on Nov 09, 2015

No. 2 Story in 2015 « No. 3 No. 1 »   Perhaps of all the pickup OEMs at SEMA this year, ...

Magellan’s in-cab truck monitors can take you places, tell you things no other vehicle nav systems offer

Magellan’s in-cab truck monitors can take you places,...

Posted on Nov 09, 2015

Lots of may people use Siri on their iPhone or Google Maps on other smartphones to navigate when they’re driving. ...

Treads and threads: Timberland puts the rubber under your truck and your feet in recycling, rewards program

Treads and threads: Timberland puts the rubber under...

Posted on Nov 05, 2015

Trucks need traction, so do your feet. Timberland, the same people who make outdoor clothing and footwear, came up with ...

Chevy let Kid Rock design a Silverado 3500 dually… and it’s actually kind of cool? (PHOTOS)

Chevy let Kid Rock design a Silverado 3500...

Posted on Nov 04, 2015

It's doubtful many construction contractors would want to tie their reputation and brand to a formerly-rappin' redneck rockstar, but that ...

Builder bots like the Swiss ‘IF’ could be the answer to the skilled worker shortage. And they’re not far off (VIDEO)

Builder bots like the Swiss ‘IF’ could be...

Posted on Oct 23, 2015

 If you have toured an automotive or heavy-equipment factory, those robotic welding machines probably impressed you. These multi-jointed arms reach, swing, ...

John Deere launches sulfur compatibility kits for Tier 4 engines in non-regulated countries

John Deere launches sulfur compatibility kits for Tier...

Posted on Oct 21, 2015

John Deere has launched their "Sulfur Compatibility Solutions" this week for their Tier 4 and Tier 4 Interim engines operating in non-regulated ...

Bobcat unveils Trimble 3D grade control for M-Series, a first for compact loaders

Bobcat unveils Trimble 3D grade control for M-Series, a...

Posted on Oct 20, 2015

In big earthmoving jobs 3D GPS machine control on dozers and motor graders has proven its worth. Now Bobcat is ...

Spreading his love for the work has been key to this California excavation contractor’s success

Spreading his love for the work has been key to this...

Posted on Oct 06, 2015

Although a star football player in high school, Dave Spurr had the sense to realize that only a rare few ...

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