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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.
January 12, 2021
Protect Your Fleet's Tires with Proper Pressure
Keeping tires at the proper pressure can help keep drivers safe, expand the life of the tire and reduce overall operational costs.
July 11, 2022
How to Take Care of Your Construction Equipment's Undercarriage
Check out this important advice that could impact the life and costs of your machines.
March 14, 2022
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
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
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Firing Up "The Boss" – 1918 Russell Steam Tractor Wows the Crowds (Video)
"The Boss" has been restored and demonstrates its abilities at historical equipment shows. Watch how it's started and what it can do.
Slow Beats Fast – Charging the Ford F-150 Lightning (Review)
Best-Selling Construction Equipment in 2022 by State
Contractor Charged with Manslaughter after Fatal Trench Collapse
Video: Watch "Atlas" the Humanoid Fetch Tools for Worker on Scaffold
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.
2023 Fleet Technology Trends Report
The 2023 Fleet Technology Trends Report reveals key data showing how GPS solutions are helping fleets overcome challenges, promote safety and streamline operations. Download the report to learn more.