Equipment Roundup: Meet the Fat Truck; Skid steer, CTL attachment roundup; 2019 Ram 3500 test drive; Laser-guided skid steer grading; Autonomous and app-based aerial lift operation

Updated Apr 5, 2019

JLG, Skyjack address hazards of loading/unloading trailers with autonomous, app-based driving

Mobile elevated work platform manufacturers are using on variety of ways to address the hazards of loading and unloading machines on trailers, as evidenced by two announcements made at the recent American Rental Association Show.


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For Site SharpGrade, SharpBlade bring laser-guided grading to skid steers

New Zealand-based For Site International has introduced the SharpGrade and SharpBlade to transform skid steers into laser-guided grading machines.


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Test Drive: 2019 Ram 3500 doesn’t break a sweat with 35,000+ in tow

What’s it like towing 35,100 pounds up and down a six percent grade with the 2019 Ram 3500?

In a word, easy.

With its latest heavy-duty lineup, Ram has hit a sweet spot amid impressive power, luxury and technology.


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10 attachments to help you do more with your skid steer or CTL

Manufacturers have developed a plethora of devices to make sure the multipurpose skid steer and compact track loader maintain their mantles as the most versatile machines in the fleet.

Here are 10 attachments that allow you to do everything from chopping trees and pulling stumps to drilling and grading.


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The Fat Truck is an amphibious, off-road jobsite transporter that seats up to 8

The name alone is intriguing: Fat Truck. Add a muscular bulky appearance that supports the name, and you have the makings of a crowd generator at the recent Associated Equipment Distributors Summit in Orlando.

Owner Zeal Motor out of Bromont, Quebec, Canada, calls the Fat Truck “an industrial off-road utility vehicle specifically designed for the transportation of personnel and materials in difficult terrain.”

“It’s totally amphibious, it goes up a 35-degree hill and it travels 25 miles per hour,” says Amine Khimjee, Zeal Motor vice president sales and marketing. (For more specs, see the chart below.)


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