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Master Status: JCB launches a technician training program and national championship rolled into one

Master Status: JCB launches a technician training...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 29, 2015

Calling service technicians the "unsung heroes" of its dealership network, UK-based equipment manufacturer JCB has launched a new program in North ...

THE CHOICE: Young heavy equipment technician follows love of machines instead of finance degree, earns AEMP’s top honor

THE CHOICE: Young heavy equipment technician follows...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 06, 2015

You don’t find many young guys with college degrees working as heavy equipment technicians. But the Association of Equipment Management ...

Detect hydraulic leaks and prevent hydraulic fluid injuries with the SafetyBlu SB-450

Detect hydraulic leaks and prevent hydraulic fluid...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 03, 2015

High-pressure lines are one of the most dangerous components in any shop. Crack open the wrong hydraulic fitting (and that's any ...

Stainless steel EZ Oil Drain valves prevent contamination

Stainless steel EZ Oil Drain valves prevent...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 06, 2015

EZ Oil Drain Valves are a great way to simplify oil changes and sampling. Now the company has come up ...

Shell debuts Rotella ELC-NF, a nitrite-free, multi-vehicle coolant

Shell debuts Rotella ELC-NF, a nitrite-free,...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 19, 2015

Modern diesel engines run hotter, no getting around it. To help these emissions-compliant engines keep cool, Shell Lubricants has introduced ...

REVIEW: Keen Destin a steel-toed work shoe with skater traction and styling that’s perfect for mechanics

REVIEW: Keen Destin a steel-toed work shoe with skater...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 12, 2015

My shoes have taken a beating since I moved into the shop full time. I've pretty much always worn skater ...

New heavy-duty diesel oil standard: What you need to know

New heavy-duty diesel oil standard: What you need to...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 10, 2015

There’s a new heavy-duty diesel oil standard in the works. It will not be available until late next year or ...

How a “Circle of Retention” can bring better hires to construction companies

How a “Circle of Retention” can bring...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Oct 01, 2014

The biggest challenge facing the heavy equipment industry is the lack of qualified workers in any skill area. The problem ...

How one construction firm is using drag racing to recruit new talent (VIDEO)

How one construction firm is using drag racing to...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Sep 04, 2014

If you want to catch a fish you need bait. And if you want to catch the attention of a ...

Heavy equipment technicians should avoid “mechanical logic” when diagnosing electrical problems

Heavy equipment technicians should avoid...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 01, 2014

Even the best mechanics and technicians tend to get brain freeze when faced with an electrical problem. Fleet managers and ...

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