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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
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
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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
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
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
Dig deeper into fluid management for your construction equipment with these best practices – and tips on how to avoid the worst ones.
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
Survey: 87% of automotive technicians actively use a cell phone for work in the bay
An automotive market research firm has released a survey on technician cell phone use that should also interest the employers of construction equipment technicians. IMR says its latest survey on cell phone use in bays at independent repair shops shows that 99.6 percent of automotive repair technicians own a cell phone, with 46.4 percent also own […]
January 23, 2020
Winter’s here. It’s time to check dozer undercarriage wear
When the rest of the world is basking in the glow of the holiday season, smart equipment managers think about the condition of their dozers’ undercarriages. Whether it’s simply turning the pins and bushings or replacing worn or damaged parts, the slower work pace makes winter the best time to tune up. Half of a […]
January 2, 2020
27 ways to attract and retain equipment technician talent (Part 3 in series)
Editor’s Note: This is Part Three of a four-part series on the challenges brought on by the shortage of diesel technicians in the U.S. You can read Part One of the series by clicking here. Read Part Two, here. Read Part Three, here. Read Part Four, here. “We’ll try anything.” When it comes to technician […]
September 10, 2019
Heavy Equipment Tire Maintenance: A little time can produce big savings
Unless you do the math, you may not realize that after labor and fuel, tires are your third-highest operating cost on a wheeled piece of heavy equipment. So starting a simple maintenance and management program could save you substantial amounts of money. Creating a tire maintenance and management program may seem like an administrative burden […]
September 10, 2019
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Electric Pickup Trucks to Watch in the Next 3 Years
Chevy, Ford, GMC, Tesla, Rivian and others are all vying for a piece of the electric market. Here's a look at the models hitting the road soon.
Nimble & Productive: Bobcat's New L65 and L85 Compact Wheel Loaders
The Future of Paving? Volvo Unveils Its CX01 Concept Compactor
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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.