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Cost of emissions technology and buyer concern for greater efficiency cause a “fluid”—but still strong—market for 2,200-pound-plus skid-steer loaders
Ford’s big V-10 is strong and fairly quiet as it revs to make horses that feed on natural gas
OEMs note managers’ concerns on fuel consumption and operating costs while safeguarding productivity
Volvo’s AMT has capabilities for getting out of off-road holes, but the driver needs to know about them
We tested Caterpillar’s mobile device against its claims for construction usage
Automated transmission makes the right gear-change choices while saving fuel and work
Local 150 operators give this new hydrostatic crawler dozer an excellent rating overall, while offering a few suggestions for operator amenities
SCR technology, power train tweaks, and telematics preview what’s to come at Conexpo and beyond
Concrete-pavement industry moves cautiously ahead as it waits for a new highway bill
Single-Rear-Axle model is closer to medium than heavy-duty, but it’s still Mack-solid
Although this mature category may have lost some ground to skid steers and mini excavators, manufacturers are keeping backhoe loaders vital by making...
Big American Hemi V-8, Italian EcoDiesel V-6 offer new capabilities to Chrysler’s truck customers
Two experienced operators conclude that the electrically based hybrid-drive system in the new Deere 644K Hybrid wheel loader offers an impressive...
The V-6 EcoDiesel is a VM Motori product that’s been proven in Europe and modified to meet American exhaust emissions standards.
Finish rolling, cold in-place paving and soil work prompt manufacturers to make rubber-tired compactors more high-tech
A stronger energy sector and healthier utility activity lead a leaner and smarter category, post-recession
Gas fuel makes a truck both expensive to buy and cheap to run, but the engine drives pretty well
Volvo wheel loader handled everything the professionals at Local 150 threw its way
New features make articulated dump trucks more efficient, easier to operate, and application flexible
A bigger cab is the obvious improvement over the current Model 367, but there’s much more to praise

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