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  1. 13 February 2015
    The feeling of accomplishment after a job well done rewarded by some time spent doing what you love. However, in a business that is typically close to home, the line between work and personal life can become quickly blurred. Even if you love what you do so much that it doesn't feel like work, there are benefits to separating business and relaxation.
  2. 13 February 2015
    In these challenging times, fleet managers need to run their fleets as efficiently and productively as possible. Telematics is the future of fleet management.
  3. 13 February 2015
    Oil viscosity is a definite factor in the performance of your equipment. Viscosity determines the performance and protective functions of machine lubricants by providing a seal between components, cushioning them against impact, maintaining a boundary layer between sliding or rolling surfaces.
  4. 13 February 2015
    Maintaining diesel fuel cleanliness and quality helps ensure your fleet maintains peak productivity. Small particles of debris, excess water, and the assorted byproducts formed as fuel ages can sabotage the efficient operation of your machines.
  5. 15 January 2015
    In today’' production world, every contractor's goal is to move as much dirt as possible in the shortest time. So, which is more important: bucket full or cycle time? With an excavator, cycle time is more important, and with a loader, bucket fill is more important. The reason for this is the excavator cycles faster than the loader. Using a loader, the operator will cycle 2 to 2.5 times per minute, so bucket fill is more important. When using an excavator, the operator cycles 4 to 5 times per minute, so the operator on the excavator will maintain a constant bucket load-and-go to get a faster cycle.
  6. 15 January 2015

    Skid steers and compact track loaders encounter many jobsite contaminants, including dirt and dust, which can cause engine damage. By correctly installing air filters at regularly scheduled intervals, you'll help protect your engine and ensure long life.

  7. 12 January 2015
    Safety inspections should be an essential part of your machine upkeep routine. Not only are they necessary for the well-being of your crew, they are also an important step to keep your machines operating efficiently and issue-free. Fortunately, these frequently overlooked practices are some of the easiest to perform.
  8. 12 January 2015
    That old saw, "changing oil is cheaper than buying parts," rings true when applied to logging equipment, but changing oil is just one part of a comprehensive fluid maintenance schedule. The following tips will help keep your equipment running optimally while increasing its usable life span.
  9. 09 January 2015
    When we first visited Alamo Concrete Products in Georgetown, Texas, back in 2012, their 844J Wheel Loader had logged an astonishing 17,000 hours hauling rock in the limestone quarry's dry-crushing operation. Today the machine has logged almost 25,000 hours. Early in its storied career, the machine worked 24 hours a day, six days a week. Today it still runs 10-hour shifts, six days a week. "We still run it quite a bit," says Kieth Witt, quarry production manager. "We haven't retired it by any means."
  10. 08 January 2015

    Most great entrepreneurs are quick to give credit to their mentors and that certainly includes Chad Nimmer, forester and owner at Pierce Timber/Suwannee Forest Products in Fargo, Georgia.

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