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Understanding bolt torque will save you maintenance headaches in the long run
Learn more about what impacts torque, how to apply torque correctly, how to measure torque, and how to care for torque tools, here, on Equipment World.
January 8, 2019
Known for fabrication skills, Troy Fryer wins 2018 AEMP Technician of the Year award
Troy Fryer graduated from Universal Technical Institute with an Associate of Science degree in auto and diesel technology. Get more details on Equipment World.
December 17, 2018
Cat Remote Services can troubleshoot, update software on in-use machines
With Remote Flash, Cat customers will receive a notice for available software upgrades and with Remote Troubleshoot a dealer can remotely identify problems.
November 27, 2018
How to measure dozer undercarriage wear
Rodney Beavers and Louie Leake at Flint Equipment in Atlanta, Georgia, show us how the pros measure dozer undercarriage wear.
October 25, 2018
How to automate and optimize your equipment shop with 5S
This post explores the 5S methodology. 5S is part of the bigger picture of Lean manufacturing. Read all about this and how you can make it work here.
October 2, 2018
Good prices, supply, less pollution make it time to reconsider biodiesel
Biodiesel is typically sold to end users as a blend of biodiesel and petroleum-based diesel and is now a mainstream fuel at this point and no longer a niche.
July 10, 2018
How to hire military veterans as equipment operators and machine techs? AEMP has a guide for that.
Spurred by a lack of understanding, AEMP developed a guide to help construction industry employers hire veterans who lack civilian job searching skills.
May 31, 2018
After three decades and key contributions, service manager Guy Tanney retires from Runnion Equipment
After decades of accomplishments, contributions, hiring and training new technicians, longtime service manager Guy Tanney retires from Runnion Equipment.
May 18, 2018
Electric trucks will still require skilled mechanics, but ask less of their time
Even though maintenance costs will likely be reduced, electric commercial trucks will still require repairmen and it will be a sophisticated process.
May 15, 2018
IPA’s portable tank cleaner keeps dirty diesel away from your engines
Clogged filters and ruined injectors are things of the past with IPA's Pneumatic Fuel Tank Sweeper. Keep diesel fuel free of debris, impurities, and water.
May 11, 2018
How designating Proxy Techs can provide help for a fleet’s overtaxed maintenance team
A As with the weather, everybody complains about the lack of diesel equipment technicians, but nobody seems to be able to do anything about it. The demand for diesel technicians is growing at 12 percent a year, yet trade schools aren’t training nearly enough students to meet the demand. Contractors and fleet managers can’t do […]
April 11, 2018
How to adjust CTL track tension
It’s one of the simpler maintenance chores you can do, but adjusting the tension on the tracks of your compact track loader is critically important. If your tracks get too loose, they may spool off the undercarriage and put you in a bind – replacing tracks in the field takes at least two people and often […]
March 1, 2018
Cummins FleetguardFIT monitors filter, oil life in real time to reduce maintenance costs, time
Cummins Filtration has announced FleetguardFIT, what it calls “the first complete real-time filtration monitoring system” that provides actionable data on filter and oil life through the use of sensors and data analytics. Cummins says FleetguardFIT provides fleets and customers the ability to proactively detect problems allowing them to avoid downtime, reduce repair and maintenance costs […]
February 27, 2018
Who’s the country’s best equipment tech? AEMP names finalists in annual competition
The Association of Equipment Management Professionals announced on Thursday the finalists in its Technician of the Year contest. They include: James Blake, Kiewit Infrastructure, New York City A third-generation equipment technician, Blake served as a first responder at the World Trade Center after 9/11. He started as an apprentice in 1996 and draws on his […]
February 16, 2018
Ditch the Paper: Electronic equipment inspections take fleet management to the next level
There are plenty of obvious reasons to convert your maintenance and equipment inspection processes from paper records to digital: improved safety, shop efficiency, regulatory compliance and reduced downtime. What’s more, electronic records can be easily upgraded and customized into different fields. You can track hours per service or repair. Inspections can be shared with your […]
January 16, 2018
Fecon, RPX Technologies develop mobile mulching head balancing solution
Vibration can be destructive of any machine or moving part, not to mention the aggravation and fatigue it causes in operators. This is especially true in forestry mulchers with their heavy, high-speed rotating heads. Fecon partnered with RPX Technologies to develop a mobile balancing service for forestry mulching equipment. Originally developed by RPX to balance […]
January 11, 2018
Is the service truck of the future a van?
There’s a certain swagger mechanics get when riding around in a massive, Class 7 service truck complete with welder, compressor and crane. But is that image and the truck that goes with it a dinosaur? Not entirely. Big service trucks still have their place, but increasingly vans—as in Mercedes Sprinters, Ford Transits and Ram Promasters—are […]
January 2, 2018
Equipment roundup: Chevy unveils 2019 Silverado; Case updates N Series backhoes; Cat intros INV2000 inverter generator; Komatsu brings AI to equipment; Mechanic ponders a Tesla future
Chevy unveils 2019 Silverado with a jaw-dropping redesign “No it’s not.” “Holy crud.” Those were just a couple of the exclamations coming from the stands as Chevy introduced its 2019 Silverado by helicopter at the Texas Motor Speedway over the weekend. To read more, click here. Case updates N Series backhoes with several improvements including […]
December 19, 2017
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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.