Equipment Type

Field Test

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

Navistar’s new vocational series is much like the now-departed Cat Truck, but costs less.

Operating engineers Chris Yanos and Zip Ackert share their thoughts about the D61PXi-23 dozer and its Intelligent Machine Control system

Will a special trim package create the next sentimental favorite from Peterbilt?


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