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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
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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
Oils & lubricants
How to safely buy, handle and store DEF this summer
As warm weather upon us, it is important for drivers to consider proper management of the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) used in current diesel-powered trucks. DEF, which is made from a mixture of technically pure urea and purified water, must be handled and stored properly to preserve its quality. Handling and storing DEF in warm […]
July 8, 2020
Act now to avoid these lube, coolant and grease mistakes
It’s always a good idea to follow best practices in any maintenance program. But what about avoiding worst practices? Here are some common mistakes construction equipment fleet managers make regarding lubes, coolants and greases. Coolants Coolants can be the most commonly mishandled part of a fluid management program, since experts say they are the […]
June 5, 2020
When it comes to equipment fluid management, little mistakes can add up to big problems
When it comes to fluid management in your engine maintenance shop, small mistakes can have a big impact. Check out these tips here on Equipment World.
May 14, 2020
Thunder Creek Equipment expands size, versatility, options on new multi-tank equipment fluid handling trailers, truck bodies
Thunder Creek Equipment, which makes bulk diesel and diesel exhaust fluid handling and storage equipment, revealed two new fluid trailers and a new truck body at ConExpo 2020. The new units are designed to handle not just DEF but oil, fuel and other fluids. You can check out all the details on the new MTO, […]
April 3, 2020
How to super-clean and disinfect construction equipment cabs against coronavirus
When the health and safety of your crew are on the line, apply these tips from automotive detailer Darren Priest to keep construction equipment clean.
April 1, 2020
Cease work and turn off the engine when you see these red flags on an oil analysis report
Oil analysis can show you trends in the health of your engines and oil. It can also tip you off to eminent catastrophic failure. If you catch these problems early enough, you can fix the underlying problem, drain and refill the crankcase with new oil, and monitor the results with further oil analysis, saving thousands […]
March 19, 2020
Oils & lubricants
New lube oil standards will give gas engine trucks better protection and fuel efficiency
Starting in May of this year there are some new lube oil standards coming down the turnpike for spark-ignited gasoline engines. The new oils are said to offer greater engine protection and fuel efficiency for today’s cars and trucks. Two of the new standards, ILSAC GF-6A and GF-6B, are the latest in a line of […]
February 26, 2020
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Concrete Paver Market Heats Up as Contractors Turn to Roadbuilding
As certain segments of the construction industry have slowed due to the pandemic, many contractors are diversifying into a particularly specialized market. Here's what you need to know.
Break, Grab and Crush: 10 Attachments Designed to Demolish
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Beefed-Up Cat 374 Designed With Twice the Durability and Top-of-the-Line Tech
There’s Good News and Bad News for Sales of New and Used Financed Excavators
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.
2021 Fleet Technology Trend Report
The latest Fleet Trends Report shows that fleets continued to leverage technology to build resilience and improve their business performance.