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An Editor Gets His First Ford F-150 Lightning to Review
Hard Working Trucks Senior Editor Tom Quimby gives his first impressions of the battery-powered Lightning delivered to his home.
January 5, 2023
Cold Weather is Zapping Electric Pickup Truck Range
Manufacturers of electric trucks acknowledge loss of battery power when driving in temperatures below 30 degrees.
December 21, 2022
F-150 Lightning Range Complaints Growing, Particularly in Cold Weather
Auto reviewers continue to express concerns over lackluster range in the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning, especially in cold weather.
December 15, 2022
Future Fuels Pt. 6: Going Off the Grid with Volvo Electric Equipment
A contractor reveals his experience in a remote desert with Volvo's electric compact excavators and wheel loaders.
December 13, 2022
Sany and Danfoss Introduce Electric Telescopic Crawler Crane
The 80-ton crane is powered by a 282 Kwh liquid-cooled lithium iron phosphate battery for 8 hours of runtime.
November 7, 2022
Sunbelt Rentals Takes Delivery on Bobcat's First T7X All-Electric Compact Track Loader
The rental company has an exclusive agreement for the battery-powered compact track loader.
October 13, 2022
Komatsu to Demo Electric Compact Wheel Loader Prototype at Bauma
Integrated software acts as the system’s brain while the all-electric actuators and motors provide the muscle.
October 11, 2022
Caterpillar to Unveil 4 Prototype Electric Machines at Bauma
Cat plans to bring battery-powered versions of its 320 and 301.9 excavators and 950 GC and 906 wheel loaders to market in North America.
October 5, 2022
Adopting Electromobility in the Construction Industry
Electric vehicle (EV) popularity continues to grow while the charging infrastructure expands to meet projected future demand. With electromobility (e-mobility) manufacturing incentives renewed, OEMs are making new models in all classes for all industries.
February 24, 2022
Deere to Acquire Majority Ownership in Battery Technology Company
The manufacturer intends to apply the technology to its lineup of turf equipment, compact utility tractors, small tractors, compact construction equipment, and some road building equipment.
December 20, 2021
Volvo VP Lays Out the Electric Blueprint for Construction Equipment | The Dirt #23
How is Volvo Construction Equipment bringing its electric construction equipment to market? We've got the details in our latest The Dirt video.
April 23, 2021
Video: Volvo Excavator Prototypes Reveal Formidable Strength in Electric Development
Amid a flurry of electric construction equipment news to start 2021, Volvo has introduced two battery-electric excavator prototypes that are different in more ways than one. We dig into those excavators and Volvo's electric advantage in this video.
March 5, 2021
DTNA putting millions into BEV powertrain
The company expects to invest upwards of $20 million in its Detroit, Michigan, manufacturing facility, which will serve as the source of Detroit ePowertrain components in North America when initial production begins later this year.
February 9, 2021
Put to the Test: Deere E-Power Electric Backhoe Moves Into Next Phase of Development
Modeled after Deere's 310L, the battery-powered backhoe aims to lower operating costs, noise, downtime and drop emissions to zero.
January 29, 2021
No Counterweight Needed: What Will Set Komatsu's First Electric Excavator Apart? (VIDEO)
Komatsu has announced that it's going to build a battery-powered excavator. Take a design sneak peek in this video and see what you should expect from this electric machine.
January 28, 2021
‘Game changing’ Toyota solid-state battery lighter, much more powerful than current lithium-ion
To further vehicle electrification, Toyota announced its development of a lighter, more powerful solid-state battery to be released in the next few years.
January 11, 2021
Hummer EV is The New Torque King of Pickups …Or is it?
With the unveiling of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, we’ve got the introduction of another electric pickup and another instance of wondering aloud “How much of a truck is this thing?” That’s what we’re trying to answer in the video below. More importantly, we look at how to properly compare torque ratings between combustion engine […]
November 3, 2020
Tesla: New Battery Tech Will Provide Big Range Boost, Cost Savings
For fleets thinking ‘range is the bane’ when it comes to electric trucks, Tesla predicted a range increase of up to 54% during its recent 2020 Annual Shareholder Meeting and Battery Day event in Fremont, Calif. Shareholders attended in person while staying socially distanced by watching from their Tesla vehicles in a parking lot near […]
September 24, 2020
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A Collector’s 1951 Mead “Mighty Mouse” Dozer and Other Rare Finds
Along with the "Baby Dozer," Robert Dahs of Ohio has restored a 1930 Galion motor roller and a 1955 Duo-Pactor.
Video: Komatsu Unveils Electric Excavators and Wheel Loader
The Adaptable Motor Grader: Models Change to Accommodate Contractors
Mecalac Enters the Compact Loader Market with Six-Model Lineup (Video)
Caution, "Snow Beast" at Work! – Watch Wyoming's New Massive Snowblower
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.
Challenges in Asset and Equipment Management
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