Equipment Roundup: Western Star Unveils 49X Work Truck; New Allen Wheel Buggies; Diesel tech schools struggling amid pandemic; Gradall intros excavator Telestick; CM intros hotshot truck body

CM Truck Beds intros turnkey Hotshot truck body

CM Truck Beds recently unveiled its specialized Hotshot model which is rated to tow up to 30,000 pounds.

This single-piece steel truck body is designed for ultimate strength and durability, with the industry’s best hauling capacity and an array of standard features that deliver convenience, safety and ease for hotshot truck drivers.


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Gradall excavator Telestick adds 50 feet to boom for clearing waterways

The Gradall Telestick provides a 50-foot boom extension for the company’s truck-mounted excavators, which can reach highway speeds when traveling to and from jobsite.


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Diesel Tech Schools Are Struggling During Covid-19 Pandemic

With eight weeks left in the spring semester, the Diesel & Powertrain Servicing program at Milwaukee Area Technical College abruptly halted its in-person instruction and went to all virtual classes.

The program was not alone, as schools all over the country shuttered in March because of the spread of coronavirus. But the effect of the ban on in-person instruction for the diesel tech program and others like it created an additional dilemma. How are students going to learn to repair construction and other diesel equipment online?

The answer is, in many cases, they couldn’t.


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Allen intros AW16, AW21 wheel buggies for placing concrete, materials

Allen Engineering Corp. has two new stand-on wheel buggy models for placing concrete in places where a cement truck won’t fit and a wheelbarrow would be inefficient. They can also be used for placing other materials on a jobsite.

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Western Star Unveils the 49X: “We Beat This Truck to Hell”

Western Star is rolling out its next-generation vocational truck, the 49X – a modern and tech-rich takeoff of its 4900.

A clean sheet design built from the ground up, the 49X is engineered to be easier to upfit, and also features a lighter-weight chassis and cab.


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