Bruce SmithEquipmentREVIEW: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71’s power, fuel economy, comfort outweigh lack of burst (PHOTOS)Not everyone who works in the earthmoving world of construction needs a one-ton dually, or even a ½-ton pickup. Many just need an efficient, reliable pickup as a mode of transportation that can be used once in a while to tow a trailer with enough payload to handle lighter duty work and recreational tasks. And there are […]June 11, 2015EquipmentKawasaki’s 2016 Mule PRO-DX side by side gets a 3-cylinder dieselThe 2016 Kawasaki Mule PRO-DX is still six months way from being at dealers, but it appears to be a good choice for anyone looking for a dependable and capable side by side jobsite workhorse. This new model uses a Tier 4 993cc three-cylinder diesel engine that provides ample power and torque, capable of hauling up to 2,000 pounds. The lean-running diesel engine […]June 9, 2015EquipmentPICKUP THROWDOWN II: Chevy Silverado impresses on track and road in our V8 half-ton shootout (PHOTOS)Half-ton pickups are a cornerstone for many fleets across the country, large and small alike. That popularity extends to the recreational users in the general public as well. Last year more than 450,000 F-150s were sold, 420,000 or so Chevy Silverados, 160,000 GMC Sierras and 280,000 Ram 1500s, while Toyota sold about 110,000 Tundras. Those […]May 21, 2015EquipmentWhy putting your keys in the freezer is the only way to thwart certain vehicle thievesThieves are always trying to stay one step ahead of honest folks. The latest wrinkle involves break-in artists walking up to vehicles with keyless entry and unlocking them as if they had the owner’s key fob. Nick Bilton at the New York Times, has had his car broken into this way multiple times recently as have some of his Los Angeles neighbors. Bilton […]May 15, 2015EquipmentPICKUP THROWDOWN: 2015 Ford F-150 dominates our track testing of 6 new V6 half-tons (PHOTOS)[imagebrowser id=249] Bench racers are always talking numbers and comparing which of the various nameplate’s newest models is the “best.” So we teamed up with Cars.com/Pickuptrucks.com to see how six 2015 half-ton, V-6 pickups compare when subjected to track testing. The acceleration and braking tests were conducted at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix, Arizona. Each truck […]April 23, 2015EquipmentREVIEW: 2015 Ford F-350 King Ranch proves a luxurious performer when put through the ringer (PHOTOS)[imagebrowser id=232] A diesel pickup’s pulling power becomes glaringly evident when subjected to a long, steep uphill grade with 14,000-pounds in tow. Similarly, a truck’s livability and level of comfort is tested after you spend a lot of time behind the wheel or riding along as a passenger day in and day out, which is […]April 15, 2015EquipmentRam would like to offer a midsize pickup with “incredible” fuel economy, but says it’s a costly puzzleGM has revived the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. Ford has brought back the Ranger to the world market. But, as much as it would like to, Ram Truck doesn’t see a future for a Dodge Dakota replacement, the company’s midsize pickup that stopped production in 2011. According to an interview Automotive News did with Ram Truck leader Robert Hegbloom during […]April 9, 2015EquipmentIllinois bill would fine diesel pickup drivers $5,000 for “Rollin’ Coal”It looks cool on the dragstrip, but rollin’ coal on the street? Not so much. At least not to those who enjoy clean air. Modifying air-pollution (smog) controls, or anything that adversely affects the exhaust output of street-driven vehicles, has been a federal offense for decades. But there are still those who disregard the Environmental Protection […]April 8, 2015EquipmentMercedes to launch a luxury midsize pickup based on the Nissan Frontier by 2020Just when we thought Ford’s F-150 Platinum, GMC’s Sierra Denali and Ram’s Laramie editions were the top of the luxury truck rock as one could get, along comes Mercedes announcing they are entering the pickup market. Those lads across the pond that have given us wonderful German luxury cars, M-Class SUVs, and the Sprinter vans now […]April 2, 2015EquipmentREVIEW: 2015 Ram ProMaster City cargo van is surprisingly fun to driveIt’s pretty sharp looking for a cargo van. The sleek nose, canted windshield and smooth body lines instantly belie its European heritage. What isn’t readily apparent is just how much room it has in the back and how much fun it is to drive. A cargo van fun to drive? Taken in context that the bright […]April 1, 2015Page 1 of 2Next PageTop StoriesContractor of the YearContractor of the Year Finalist: W.F. Delauter Grows from One Dozer to 135-Piece FleetKirby Delauter’s father, Russ, jokingly refers to the firm he and his father, Willie, formed in 1955 as a “one-horse operation.” Change that from one horse to one dozer.PickupsToyota Boosts Power, Safety, Looks on 2022 TundraEquipmentFirst Hitachi-Built ZX210LC-6 Excavator Ships to North AmericaPickupsChevy's First Silverado ZR2 Catches Air – and Attention – in VideoSponsor ContentSign Up for a Free Consultation with Mobil Experts!