Equipment Roundup: Video: CTL expert explains Deere’s mini dozer; Cummins unveils 2021 engines; Ford F-150 claims 2021 towing crown; Tobroco-Giant unveils G2700 loader; Meet the Diesel Tech of the Year

Updated Oct 27, 2020
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Alligood Wins AEMP Technician of the Year: “There’s Nothing This Guy Can’t Figure Out”

David Alligood of Manatee County, Florida, has been named the 2020 Technician of the Year by the Association of Equipment Management Professionals Education Foundation.

Supervisors and coworkers described Alligood as able to surmount any challenge, always looking for ways to save costs and improve efficiency, as well as being reliable, honest and hardworking.


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Power Up: New Tobroco-Giant G2700 compact wheel loader has more power, higher tipping load

Tobroco-Giant increased power and tipping load on its new G2700 compact articulated wheel loader models.

The loader, which is available in four models, gets a new 50-horsepower Kubota engine, which is 5 more hp than its predecessor, the V452T. It uses a diesel particulate filter and diesel oxidation catalyst to meet Tier 4 Final, as well as the latest European Stage V, emissions standards.


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2021 Ford F-150 Claims Towing Crown, Packs Most Torque Yet

Ford is laying claim to the towing and hauling crown with its 2021 Ford F-150.

The nation’s top selling half-ton truck now has a best-in-class max tow rating of 14,000 pounds and a best-in-class max payload capacity of 3,325 pounds.


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2021 Cummins Engines Will Boost Fuel Economy and Increase Oil Drain Intervals

Cummins has unveiled its lineup of 2021 emissions-compliant X12 and X15 on-highway engines.

The coming model year represents the first phase of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Phase 2 emissions requirements. The new measures are a step up from the current level – enacted for the 2017 model year – and increase incrementally in model-year 2024 before phasing in completely by model-year 2027. Once fully phased-in, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the standards will achieve up to 24% lower CO2 emissions and fuel consumption compared to Phase 1.


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Video: CTL Expert Explains Why Deere Turned the 333G Into a Mini Dozer | The Dirt #15

On this episode of The Dirt, Wayne talks to John Deere CTL and skid steer expert Gregg Zupancic about the development of the 333G with SmartGrade. This configuration outfits the 333G CTL with a custom dozer blade and fully-integrated 3D machine control. Wayne and Gregg discuss the machine’s design, operation feel, unique control scheme and the philosophy behind its development. Check it out.