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3rd Day of Construction Gifts: Craftsman heavy duty plastic utility cart

3rd Day of Construction Gifts: Craftsman heavy duty...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 10, 2014

These mechanics' tool carts are a great gift for anyone who struggles to keep the tools and components for a ...

12 Days of Construction Gifts, Tools & Toys (Enter to win a LEGO Technic Volvo wheel loader!)

12 Days of Construction Gifts, Tools & Toys (Enter...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Dec 08, 2014

It's that time of year again. Time to face down traffic and head to the shopping malls and department stores, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mechanics: Your shop lights are safe. The death of the incandescent bulb has been greatly exaggerated

Mechanics: Your shop lights are safe. The death of the...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 17, 2014

Almost all the major news outlets reported that come January 1, incandescent light bulbs will no longer be made for ...

Afghan National Army soldiers from the 215th Corps' Engineer Kandak clean their motor graders during the Heavy Equipment Maintenance Course at the engineer lot on Camp Shorabak, Helmand Province, Afghanistan on Nov. 2. More than 40 soldiers are learning to become certified mechanics through the six-month course designed to certify soldiers as mechanics.

Equipment Boot Camp: How one group of Marines is making...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Nov 11, 2013

An Afghan National Army 215th Corps Engineer Kandak, or battalion, convoy was making its way back to Camp Shorabak from ...

VIDEO: This teardown of a Porsche Carrera 3.2 is a beautiful look at the complexity of engines

VIDEO: This teardown of a Porsche Carrera 3.2 is a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 10, 2013

You may have seen a teardown of an engine before, but the look and feel this one of a Porsche ...

Chevrolet explains how a transmission works in this amazing 1936 short film

Chevrolet explains how a transmission works in this...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 26, 2013

This video find from 1936 should interest gear heads and the layman alike. In it, Chevrolet sets about explaining how a ...

Vintage Mercedes joy ride turns into $830K wreck for mechanic

Vintage Mercedes joy ride turns into $830K wreck for...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 03, 2013

So you’re a mechanic, and life is sometimes dull. But you’ve just finished up a big job on a really ...

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