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How to save money and protect equipment by creating an anti-idling policy at your construction company

How to save money and protect equipment by creating an...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 01, 2014

In construction bids, nobody likes to leave money on the table. Yet the biggest controllable expense—fuel cost—is rarely scrutinized for ...

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 ...

Fluid analysis master class: Understanding the relationship between lube oil, coolants and biodiesel

Fluid analysis master class: Understanding the...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 04, 2014

Seeing traces of coolant or fuel dilution in a lube oil analysis doesn’t necessarily mean what it did 10 years ...

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 by Tom Jackson 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 ...

EPA offering rebates for construction equipment DPF retrofits, engine replacements until Jan. 15

EPA offering rebates for construction equipment DPF...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 21, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a rebate program that will help construction equipment owners with the cost of reducing ...

Rule 1: Skid steer O&O costs

Rule 1: Skid steer O&O costs

Posted by Tom Jackson 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 by Tom Jackson 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 by Tom Jackson 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 by Tom Jackson 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 ...

How to switch to extended life coolants in your equipment and trucks

How to switch to extended life coolants in your...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 01, 2013

When it comes to extended life coolants (ELCs), the news is all good. They’re more expensive than conventional coolants, but last ...

VIDEO: Watch a 10-week Cat D11R powertrain rebuild in just a few minutes in this time-lapse

VIDEO: Watch a 10-week Cat D11R powertrain rebuild in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 22, 2013

The folks at Arkansas-based Riggs Caterpillar put together an awesome video that chronicles the complete 10-week rebuild of a D11R ...

How to maintenance Cummins-Westport natural gas engines

How to maintenance Cummins-Westport natural gas engines

Posted by Tom Jackson on Oct 01, 2013

Natural gas fuel is making big inroads in the transportation and construction industries for a simple reason. It’s $1.50 to ...

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