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Cut operation costs by keeping lubricating oils and hydraulic fluids free of contaminants

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Oct 01, 2014

In July, we showed the importance of keeping our weapon (grease gun) in good condition and using the proper gun. ...

9 things you must know to get a handle on DEF

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Posted by Tom Jackson on Sep 01, 2014

"Why does it have to be this way? Why are we having to do one more thing?” Those are typically the ...

4 rules for managing production dozer Owning & Operating costs

4 rules for managing production dozer Owning &...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 14, 2014

Of all the machines in the earthmoving world bulldozers, particularly large ones, may have the greatest variation when it comes ...

How 3 diesel-electric and hybrid construction machines are waging war on wasted energy

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Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 01, 2014

For the past decade the drive to reduce diesel exhaust emissions has dominated the headlines. But with the last EPA ...

Caterpillar pushes dealers missing out on billions in sales each year to increase use of telematics data

Caterpillar pushes dealers missing out on billions in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 21, 2014

Contractors aren't the only ones not using telematics. Dealers of the largest heavy equipment manufacturer in the world are also ...

Mounting tires with an ether explosion looks smart but is extremely dumb (VIDEOS)

Mounting tires with an ether explosion looks smart but...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 13, 2014

Editor's Note: Despite abundant evidence of this crazy trick working, the process involves causing a very dangerous explosion on purpose ...

North Dakota diesel tech program grows 25%, adds Komatsu program

North Dakota diesel tech program grows 25%, adds...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on May 09, 2014

A long-standing diesel tech program in the southeast corner of North Dakota gained an additional industry partner this week. Komatsu ...

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 ...

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