Equipment Type

Field Test

Kubota SSV75 lift arms are reinforced in the coupler area to handle side loading

Bill Cinnamon, operator/instructor at IUOE Local 649, recently spent most of a hot July morning running a new Kubota SSV75 skid steer loader and offers his opinions

Western Star 6900XD truck-tractor has a Smithco tri-axle side-dump trailer

Western Star fields an off-road straight truck that’s also a tractor and a new 25-ton dumper

Kenworth T880S mixer and dumper pose in front of Kenworth’s plant

Kenworth’s latest vocational model meets weight-distribution requirements in certain states, and will replace the W900S

Pros Evaluate “Value-Brand” SDLG Loader

After spending the day with an SDLG L948F loader, Local 649 Operating Engineers Bill Cinnamon and Brad Walker give their impressions of the machine’s design and performance

Vertical lift compact track loaders have become increasingly sought after.

The younger CTL market continues to cut into skid steers as OEMs add sizes and more to their tracked lines

The 11.8 liter 475 horsepower X12 diesel from Cummins

Smaller displacement can be better, especially if the engine’s also lighter but still strong

Local 649 instructor/operators Brad Walker and Terry Slater give their opinions on the new DL200-5’s design and performance

The electric-powered system captures braking energy that helps propel the trailer to save fuel

Enhanced aerodynamics and driver-inspired interior amenities are among its advancements

Ford puts stronger engines in 2017 models and reduces weight with aluminum for a “delightful” ride


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