Big Iron Dealer
How to Repaint Construction Equipment
Are you overlooking this critical preventive-maintenance step to boost trade-in value?
September 27, 2021
Video: How to Pick the Right Lubricants Based on Conditions | The Dirt #38
In this episode of The Dirt, Chevron's Shawn Whitacre explains how to select the correct lubricants to keep your construction equipment operating smoothly in all conditions.
September 24, 2021
Shell Naturelle Aimed at Easing Environmental Concerns
Biodegradable lubricants are gaining increased interest as more states and municipalities work to reduce the environmental impact of construction activities.
August 4, 2021
JAX Bio-Guard Lubricants Protect Your Equipment and the Environment
These products meet the EPA requirements for biodegradability, toxicity and bioaccumulation.
July 26, 2021
Big Iron Dealer
Online Parts Marketplace Gearflow Attracts Investors, OEM/Dealer Agreement
"The buying experience for equipment parts is in the stone-age: calling around to find a part, faxing, arranging for pickup or shipping, only to get the wrong part in the end," says one investor.
June 29, 2021
Don’t Miss Out
Get the business tips, industry insights and trending news every contractor needs to know in the
Amsoil Takes Aim at Small Engine Oils
The oil provides a thick lubricating film to protect against metal-to-metal contact.
June 8, 2021
Volvo Doubles Oil Change Intervals to 1,000 hours
This OEM doubles its oil drain intervals to 1,000 hours on its wheel loaders, excavators and articulated haulers.
April 9, 2021
How to handle DEF in freezing temperatures
When frozen, diesel exhaust fluid will expand up to 7% and can damage the storage tank if it is full or nearly full when it freezes. Details on Equipment World.
January 12, 2021
Titan adds new STL3 tire size for artics, wheel loaders
Titan adds new size of tire to lineup for articulated dump trucks, wheel loaders, and scrapers in the construction, mining, and quarry industries.
January 5, 2021
Technician of the Year tends 170-piece fleet while saving taxpayers, mentoring young techs
David Alligood, 2020's Technician of the Year, tends to a fleet of 170 pieces of equipment while supervising two up-and-coming technicians. Details here.
January 1, 2021
Stellar TM28 allows forklifts, loaders to handle large mining and construction tires
Available in a long or short arm version, the Stellar TM28 tire manipulator attachment for forklifts and loader will handle large mining and construction tires.
December 29, 2020
Don’t trust your eyes when it comes to hydraulic oil cleanliness
Hydraulic oil may look clean to the human eye but don't be fooled. Learn about the importance of used hydraulic oil analysis for construction equipment here.
December 2, 2020
Western Global’s stackable TransCube Cab is a mobile refueler for jobsites
Western Global's new trailer-mounted TransCube Cab offers mobile fuel storage for auxiliary and construction equipment. Learn more here on Equipment World.
November 18, 2020
How Barriere Construction saved $1 million+ combining two departments
Find out how Barriere Construction optimized fleet resources to ensure more efficient equipment utilization and save nearly $1 million over a year and a half.
November 16, 2020
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. “There is […]
October 15, 2020
Drop in diesel technician enrollment compounds labor demand
The demand for diesel technicians continues to outpace entrants into the field – a problem compounded by the fact that the number of would-be applicants is beginning to decrease. According to data compiled by the TechForce Foundation, the number of students who completed a certified diesel program totaled 12,112 in 2018, reversing the annual upward […]
September 3, 2020
Let’s Test Toyo’s Open County A/T III Tires
Man, 2020 has been wild, right? During 2019 I tested a set of Cooper’s AT3-XLT tires and planned to ring in the new year with a fresh set of rubber – this time from Toyo. I got four brand new Toyo Open County A/T III tires mounted to my 2017 F-150 in January, but the […]
August 20, 2020
Use of oil additives a balance of performance and protection
Aftermarket additives are a popular off-the-shelf item but many of the necessary additives already are formulated in the diesel engine oils directly from the supplier. “Engine oil absolutely has to have additives in it,” said Stede Granger, technical services manager for Shell Lubricants. Granger said engine oil basically consists of two components: the base lubricant […]
August 10, 2020
Page 1 of 70
Video: Do Big Profits Have You Overlooking Your Biggest Threat? | The Dirt #41
Change or get left behind. In this episode of The Dirt, Buildwitt's Aaron Witt explains what it's going to take to combat the dirt world's people problem.
Even Tighter Supply Coming? Deere Workers Strike For the First Time Since 1986
JCB Unveils Its Tallest Telehandler, the Rotating 512-83R
Polaris Launches Mid-Size Pro XD UTV as a Truck Alternative on the Jobsite
Contractors Get First Glimpse of Deere Electric 310 X-Tier Backhoe (Video)
Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
Selling PMs: How to Attract New Customers
Fullbay’s new ebook shows you what data to gather and how to present potential PM services to your customers.