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PHOTOS: Nissan engineers made an electric pickup truck by hacking up a Leaf electric car

Posted by Jason Cannon on October 01, 2014

PHOTOS: Nissan engineers made an electric pickup truck by hacking up a Leaf electric car

A team building exercise at Nissan’s Technical Center in Stanfield, Arizona produced another spin on the company’s hybrid technology capabilities. Part Nissan LEAF and part Nissan Frontier, the mashup pickup supports operations ...

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Quick Data: New and used articulated truck sales for October 2014

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on October 01, 2014

Quick Data: New and used articulated truck sales for October 2014

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

Posted by Equipment World Staff on October 01, 2014

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

In July, we showed the importance of keeping our weapon (grease gun) in good condition and using the proper gun. Now we’ll look at keeping the ammo (lubricant) clean and ...

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Why are new wheel loaders seeing more fuel efficiency gains than other Tier 4 machines?

Posted by Equipment World Staff on October 01, 2014

Why are new wheel loaders seeing more fuel efficiency gains than other Tier 4 machines?

  For most machines, Tier 4 Final fuel efficiency gains are around 5 percent. Yet fuel efficiency for wheel loaders is up 20 percent and more. How is that possible? There’s not ...

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Bandit launches new tracked model 2550 stump grinder

Posted by Amy Materson on October 01, 2014

Bandit launches new tracked model 2550 stump grinder

Bandit has combined its 2550 stump grinder with the versatility of a tracked machine with the new Model 2550 Track stump grinder. The stump grinder features turf-friendly rubber tracks to protect ...

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Next generation Ford Super Duty pickups will be made of aluminum too

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 30, 2014

Next generation Ford Super Duty pickups will be made of aluminum too

The next generation of Ford Super Duty pickups will be made of aluminum, just like their F-150 brethren. Ford made the announcement during a conference call with investment analysts Monday afternoon, ...

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FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado 2.5L offers a nimble, fuel-sipping ride

Posted by Bruce Smith on September 30, 2014

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado 2.5L offers a nimble, fuel-sipping ride

It’s sound and performance feel a lot like it’s closest rival, the 2.7-liter Toyota Tacoma, as you roll into the throttle. But instead of the power flattening out as the tachometer ...

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Need a military-spec’d wheel loader or dozer? New GovPlanet site offers military rolling stock starting in November

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on September 30, 2014

Need a military-spec’d wheel loader or dozer? New GovPlanet site offers military rolling stock starting in November

Rolling stock coming out of U.S. military inventories will start selling in November on GovPlanet, a subsidiary of online heavy equipment and truck marketplace IronPlanet. Awarded a U.S. Defense Logistics Agency ...

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Mack partners with Telogis to launch scalable telematics package for truck fleets

Posted by Jack Roberts on September 29, 2014

Mack partners with Telogis to launch scalable telematics package for truck fleets

Mack announced a major expansion package to its GuardDog Connect fleet telematics system today. The company’s new Mack Fleet Management Services is a suite of software and technology offerings made ...

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FAA’s new air traffic control system doesn’t support drones; doubts over commercial flight regs increase

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 29, 2014

FAA’s new air traffic control system doesn’t support drones; doubts over commercial flight regs increase

Despite a directive from Congress to do so, when designing the new $5 billion program that will replace the current air traffic control system, the Federal Aviation Administration did not ...

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Caterpillar, police bust theft ring operating inside Texas engine plant

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 29, 2014

Caterpillar, police bust theft ring operating inside Texas engine plant

A recent investigation at Caterpillar's Seguin, Texas plant led to nine felony arrests after the company, with the help of local police and the Texas Rangers, discovered an organized crime ring ...

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VIDEO: Bobcat pops a wheelie, “walks” itself into back of a dump truck

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 26, 2014

VIDEO: Bobcat pops a wheelie, “walks” itself into back of a dump truck

It's not the first time we've seen a self-loading Bobcat, but this guy's skill and speed add a bit of flair to the feat. He's able to pop a wheelie ...

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Workers use forklifts to trap wanted copper thief

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 26, 2014

Workers use forklifts to trap wanted copper thief

Police in Houston had been on the lookout for a suspected metal thief for quite some time before the man met his match in the very people he was trying ...

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The 2015 Ford F-150 can park itself, check your blind spots and give you a back massage (VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 25, 2014

The 2015 Ford F-150 can park itself, check your blind spots and give you a back massage (VIDEO)

Once new owners of the 2015 Ford F-150 finally get their hands on the trucks in coming weeks, they might encounter a problem. They might not want to get out ...

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Caterpillar launches E2 Series mini hydraulic excavators with new “Hi-Def” hydraulics, redesigned cab

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 24, 2014

Caterpillar launches E2 Series mini hydraulic excavators with new “Hi-Def” hydraulics, redesigned cab

Caterpillar unveiled today five new mini hydraulic excavators, all of which will benefit from a new hydraulic system and will be produced at the company's new Athens, Georgia facility. The new ...

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VIDEO: Time-lapse captures 2-year construction of new San Francisco 49ers football stadium in 2 minutes

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 24, 2014

VIDEO: Time-lapse captures 2-year construction of new San Francisco 49ers football stadium in 2 minutes

The folks at EarthCam have done it again, capturing yet another huge construction project from start to finish this time with the new home of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers. Levi's ...

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With Mercedes-Benz 2025 Future Truck, Daimler unveils a vision of future haulers without mirrors or headlights

Posted by Jeff Crissey on September 24, 2014

With Mercedes-Benz 2025 Future Truck, Daimler unveils a vision of future haulers without mirrors or headlights

Today’s truck designs are vastly different than those of 15 years ago. OEMs have introduced major advancements in aerodynamics, integrated safety systems and new engine and powertrain options that make ...

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High-pressure, computer-controlled fuel injection key to next-gen heavy-duty diesel engines

Posted by Jack Roberts on September 23, 2014

High-pressure, computer-controlled fuel injection key to next-gen heavy-duty diesel engines

Fuel systems for heavy-duty diesel engines have come a long way over the last decade since the advent of federally mandated exhaust emissions standards. Their evolution will continue over the ...

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GM announces 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon four-cylinder fuel economy

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 23, 2014

GM announces 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon four-cylinder fuel economy

After announcing V-6 fuel economy for its upcoming 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon earlier this month, General Motors has now unveiled fuel economy numbers for the midsize pickups when ...

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LED light balloons are a durable, cost-effective way to illuminate a jobsite

Posted by Amy Materson on September 23, 2014

LED light balloons are a durable, cost-effective way to illuminate a jobsite

Illuminate the jobsite in any environment with 8:12 Illumination’s energy efficient LED light balloon, which handles all types of weather year-round. Designed for construction, road work, landscaping applications and more, the ...

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Vermeer debuts FT100, first product in new forestry tractor line

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on September 22, 2014

Vermeer debuts FT100, first product in new forestry tractor line

Vermeer’s 111-horsepower FT100 forestry tractor is the first in a new line of forestry equipment for the company, which will include the 290-horsepower FT300, to be introduced later this fall. “This ...

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VIDEO: Watch a Chevrolet S-10 pickup explode to 219 mph, become quickest street-legal vehicle in the world

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 22, 2014

VIDEO: Watch a Chevrolet S-10 pickup explode to 219 mph, become quickest street-legal vehicle in the world

When building the world's quickest-accelerating street-legal vehicle, maybe one of the last bodies you'd decide to wrap that type of horsepower in would be a 1998 Chevrolet S-10. Chevy's old ...

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VIDEO: Geniuses wrap themselves in rope, let an excavator sling them through the air

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 19, 2014

VIDEO: Geniuses wrap themselves in rope, let an excavator sling them through the air

Most people see construction equipment from afar. And most people, when meeting these machines in person for the first time, display a healthy amount of respect and even a bit ...

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Komatsu launches 31-ton HM300-5 articulated dump truck

Posted by Amy Materson on September 19, 2014

Komatsu launches 31-ton HM300-5 articulated dump truck

Komatsu focused on reducing operating cost with the development of the company’s HM300-5 articulated dump truck, which features an EPA Tier 4 final SAA6D125E-7 engine that delivers 324 net horsepower. With ...

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Toyota issues recalls on Tundra and Tacoma pickups

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 19, 2014

Toyota issues recalls on Tundra and Tacoma pickups

Toyota has issued recalls on both its full-size and midsize pickups over separate issues. The first recall deals with the 2014 Tundra. Toyota has issued a recall on 130,000 Tundra CrewMax ...

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GEAR: The all-steel and orderly design of the Trusco Deluxe tool box hasn’t needed a change since 1947

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 18, 2014

GEAR: The all-steel and orderly design of the Trusco Deluxe tool box hasn’t needed a change since 1947

In an age of plastic boxes and tool bags made of various composite materials, a steel tool box like the Trusco Deluxe is a reminder of how we got some ...

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The 2015 Polaris Ranger EV is a powerful electric UTV that moves around the jobsite in stealth

Posted by Bruce Smith on September 17, 2014

The 2015 Polaris Ranger EV is a powerful electric UTV that moves around the jobsite in stealth

Unplugging your work ATV from the wall outlet might feel odd to many, but it’s becoming quite common in some work circles. Whether to meet increasing environmental standards or just to ...

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Manitou launches the world’s largest telehandler with 40-ton lift capacity

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 17, 2014

Manitou launches the world’s largest telehandler with 40-ton lift capacity

At the Electra Mining Africa show going on this week in Johannesburg, South Africa, Manitou has launched what it says is the world's largest telehandler. The MHT 14350S boasts a maximum ...

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PHOTOS: Directional drill dives from trailer, dangles over Dallas freeway

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 16, 2014

PHOTOS: Directional drill dives from trailer, dangles over Dallas freeway

Dallas-area law enforcement got some unwanted experience with uprighting an overturned directional drill Monday afternoon after one fell from a flatbed trailer and then dangled from the side of the ...

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GMC unveils 2015 Sierra Carbon Editions with sport styling, big wheels (PHOTOS)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 16, 2014

GMC unveils 2015 Sierra Carbon Editions with sport styling, big wheels (PHOTOS)

Following the release of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Editions, GMC has announced its own racing-inspired appearance package for the 2015 Sierra. Like Chevy's Rally Edition pickups, GMC will offer three ...

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Chevron unveils Delo 400 SD 15W-30 oil, aimed at severe-duty on-and off-highway applications

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on September 16, 2014

Chevron unveils Delo 400 SD 15W-30 oil, aimed at severe-duty on-and off-highway applications

Chevron says its Delo 400 SD SAE 15W-30 is a new category of heavy duty engine oil targeted at addressing the effects of the growth of severe-duty applications in both ...

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Caterpillar is planning a Big Data lab that will assist in telematics development

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 15, 2014

Caterpillar is planning a Big Data lab that will assist in telematics development

Caterpillar has announced an expansion of its efforts in the realm of telematics and how the company analyzes the large amounts of complex data it collects from its customers' machines. According ...

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VIDEO: How to build a LEGO dump truck with an excavator bucket instead of your hands

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 15, 2014

VIDEO: How to build a LEGO dump truck with an excavator bucket instead of your hands

We've seen plenty examples of equipment operators showing off their skills through interesting demonstrations, but this one from Finland might be our favorite. In the video below, the operator, whom the Daily ...

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Thieves steal telehandler from construction jobsite, unsuccessfully try to knock over an ATM with it

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 12, 2014

Thieves steal telehandler from construction jobsite, unsuccessfully try to knock over an ATM with it

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is hunting for those involved in a failed attempt to either steal or burglarize an ATM using a telehandler. According to a First Coast News report, police ...

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REVIEW: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD bi-fuel a case study in CNG vs. gas (PHOTOS)

Posted by Bruce Smith on September 10, 2014

REVIEW: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD bi-fuel a case study in CNG vs. gas (PHOTOS)

A whoosh, like connecting an air hose to a compressor, is the only thing that lets me know I’m in business filling the bed-mounted fuel tank in the 2015 Chevy ...

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Peterbilt debuts its own self-driving truck, gives autonomous Model 579 demo at ITS World Congress

Posted by Jack Roberts on September 10, 2014

Peterbilt debuts its own self-driving truck, gives autonomous Model 579 demo at ITS World Congress

Advanced technologies capable of autonomous driving to complement vehicle operators was showcased during the ITS World Congress in Detroit this week. The innovative system was demonstrated on a Peterbilt Model ...

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