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Operator Sean Poyner experiments with the Discovery’s new remote-drive system, which uses the Freightliner’s Allison transmission and allows speeds to 7 mph. (Photos: George Pfoertner)

Local 150 operating engineers Sean Poyner and Chris Tomblin, long-time Gradall operators, offer their thoughts on Gradall’s new commercial-chassis excavator

(Construction Equipment photo.)

A beefed-up chassis puts the new truck between half- and three-quarter-ton pickups, but the star for now is Cummins diesel power

Concrete paver makers fought through an uncertain market with increased technology and versatility

This new diesel from Kenworth and Peterbilt’s parent makes impressive power and torque, and it adds another product for buyers to consider

Strong hauling capabilities with a Cummins ISX15 powerplant highlight International demonstration drives at the company’s new 668-acre facility

Two expert operators spend time with John Deere’s new 1050K and offer opinions about the machine’s pushing power and operator amenities

Two expert operators spend time with John Deere’s new 1050K and offer opinions about the machine’s pushing power and operator amenities

Model with forward-set steer axle has more bling in its nose, and it may be the nicest-driving Cat Truck yet

 

The Titan hitched to this loaded lowboy could have used a lower axle ratio in starting out on an incline. Once underway, the D16 diesel and automated tranny ably propelled the 105,000-pound rig.

Smooth operation continues as tougher innards give the automated tranny extended life for construction duties

But set-forward front axle doesn’t seem to come with the usual serious penalty in maneuverability

Volvo Heavy Duty model has its own styling but retains most of the comfort of better-known VN road tractors

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