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A pickup truck is a light duty truck having an enclosed cab and an open cargo area with low sides and tailgate. Once a work tool with few creature comforts, in the 1950s consumers began purchasing pickups for lifestyle reasons and by the 1990s less than 15 percent of owners reported use in work as the pickup truck’s primary purpose. Today in North America, the pickup is mostly used like a passenger car.

Compact Excavators and Their Advantages

Compact Excavators and Their Advantages

Designed to fill the gap left by their full-size counterparts, compact excavators can be—and are—used in a wide variety of applications. “When space is limited or efficiency is the priority, compact excavators can handle any type of excavation job on a smaller scale, including trenching, grading, material handling, and operating

Little Excavators, Big Jobs

Little Excavators, Big Jobs

Designed to fill the gap left by their full-size counterparts, compact excavators can be—and are—used in a wide variety of applications. “When space is limited or efficiency is the priority, compact excavators can handle any type of excavation job on a smaller scale, including trenching, grading, material handling, and operating

The Beast of the East

The Beast of the East

One of my favorite cable TV channels is the Velocity channel. It airs all kinds of car and truck shows that repair, restore, or modify different kinds of vehicles. I especially enjoy the episodes in which they upgrade a pickup truck or SUV for off-road driving.

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The Expanding Role of Compact Equipment

The Expanding Role of Compact Equipment

Compact equipment is in greater demand today, and more widely used than ever before, particularly in the North American market. “It’s following in the footsteps of the skid steer,” believes John Comrie, product manager, mini excavators and compact wheel loaders, Volvo Construction Equipment. “It has become the ‘Swiss Army Knife’

The Big Deal About Compact Equipment

The Big Deal About Compact Equipment

Compact equipment is in greater demand today, and more widely used than ever before, particularly in the North American market. “It’s following in the footsteps of the skid steer,” believes John Comrie, product manager, mini excavators and compact wheel loaders, Volvo Construction Equipment. “It has become the ‘Swiss Army Knife’

Dealing With Oversize Waste

Dealing With Oversize Waste

According to Mildred Lee, solid waste and recycling manager for the public works department of the City of Greenville, SC, specialty collections comprise a small percentage of its overall curbside collection program. Per city ordinance, a limited amount of oversized items can be placed at the curb for collection on

EPA, NHTSA Unveil Stiffer Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Rules for Trucks

EPA, NHTSA Unveil Stiffer Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Rules for Trucks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly adopted a second round of standards for medium- and heavy-duty on-road vehicles that will cut carbon pollution and improve fuel efficiency. The Phase 2 program promotes a new generation of cleaner, more fuel efficient trucks, improving

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