Equipment Roundup: 2020 Contractors Pickup Guide; Deere 850L: Everything You Need to Know; Up Close with the Goliath 6×6 Silverado; Lego intros huge Liebherr R 9800 set with RC; Manitou intros Mustang 1350RT CTL

Manitou intros Mustang 1350RT compact track loader with pilot control joystick

Mustang by Manitou’s newest compact track loader features a 1,350-pound lifting capacity and intuitive single joystick control.

The 1350RT’s small size comes in handy on tight jobsites. The joystick is designed for one-to-one control and to reduce operator fatigue.

The CTL’s design is similar to the Gehl RT135, released earlier this year, and is based on the Mustang 1350R skid steer.

 

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Lego Technic Liebherr R 9800 is a highly detailed, remote control replica model excavator

If you want to give the equipment-crazed person in your life a gift that will keep on giving for quite some time, consider this incredible new Liebherr R 9800 Lego Technic set.

With 4,108 pieces and seven motors on board, this R 9800 is a highly-detailed replica model of Liebherr’s real life mining excavator. Not only do you get the fun of putting this thing together, but once its built you can control from the Lego Technic Control+ app on your smartphone.

 

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VIDEO: Up Close with the Hennessey Goliath 6×6 Chevy Silverado with creator John Hennessey

Following the successful launch of its 6×6 variant of Ford’s F-150 Raptor, dubbed the VelociRaptor, Hennessey Performance is back with another 6×6 pickup for Chevy fans: the Goliath. In this video we go up close with Goliath—based on a Silverado 1500 Trail Boss—and talk with its creator, Hennessey Performance founder and CEO, John Hennessey.


 

VIDEO: Deere’s More Powerful 850L Dozer: Everything You Need to Know!

The 850L is John Deere‘s latest dozer, a production-focused machine with substantial improvements over its predecessor the 850K. The 850L has a larger, more powerful engine, more weight, and some nice serviceability improvements. Check out the video for all the details.


 

The 2020 Contractors Pickup Truck Guide

Shopping for a pickup isn’t what it used to be.

That’s because pickups aren’t what they used to be. Gone are the days of the no-frills workhorse that you’d run into the ground before getting a new truck. Now, pickups are the most popular version of luxury vehicles today with many average sticker prices hover at or above $50,000. If you want, you can spec one of Ford’s latest Super Duty trucks to cost $100,000.

That’s why we created this guide to the 2020 model year of pickups. Download for free with the button below, look inside and you’ll find information on each new half-ton and one-ton truck on the market along with photos, spec breakdowns and rankings. At the top of this book we’ve also included a guide to pickup truck buying based on an interview with a professional car and truck buyer. There’s a good chance you might never look at truck buying the same way after reading it.

Download the 2020 Contractors Pickup Truck Guide PDF

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