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Field test

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

Spec’d for Ontario, Canada, this truck’s handling was more familiar than our truck editor expected

Once mastered, the Mercedes-made 6-speed is smooth and satisfying to drive

This is a bridge-formula truck aimed at fleet operators of dumpers and mixers who’ll be the CT681’s main customers.

IUOE trainers take a first-hand look at how far Caterpillar's scraper design has progressed

Heavy hauling is one of many tasks for which Kenworth's increasingly popular vocational model has been engineered and outfitted

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