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  • Take These Steps to Avoid Hydraulic Component Failure
    Take These Steps to Avoid Hydraulic Component Failure
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    Contaminated fluid causes 80% of hydraulic system faults. Obviously, then, it is essential to protect your equipment (and your wallet) from this common problem. What can you do?
    Understand the causes of hydraulic fluid contamination
    Fluid can become contaminated by air, water or solid particles. When this happens, moving parts tend to stick and they wear

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  • Truck Driver Survey Gives Insight To Over-The-Road Favorites With Freightliner On Top
    Truck Driver Survey Gives Insight To Over-The-Road Favorites With Freightliner On Top
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    Are you an “average” over-the-road truck driver? Every year Atlas Van Lines conducts a detailed survey among their long-haul drivers. They want to learn how drivers feel about everything from food and accommodations to driving details to their life on the road.
    Atlas drivers know what they’re talking about. Respondents to the most recent survey

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  • Tips For A Better Service Experience | Understanding Front End Alignment Problems to Communicate with Your Technician
    Tips For A Better Service Experience | Understanding Front End Alignment Problems to Communicate with Your Technician
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    There’s no doubt that the longer you drive your truck, the more you learn to communicate with it. You’re working partners, day in and day out. So it’s like an old friend – you know its foibles, and you could finish its sentences if the truck could actually talk. So when it doesn’t feel right

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  • Tax Incentives Can Make Your Year-End Merrier
    Tax Incentives Can Make Your Year-End Merrier
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    Taxes may be inevitable, but no one wants to pay more than necessary. With just one more month to go in 2016, it’s time to assess your tax situation – especially in regard to last-minute truck and equipment purchases. If you buy now, you may be able to take advantage of incentives that could significantly

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  • Why We Love The Backhoe | Construction Equipment Versatility At Its Finest
    Why We Love The Backhoe | Construction Equipment Versatility At Its Finest
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    The world of construction equipment has changed exponentially in recent years. But despite all the newness – and the admitted advantages of new designs — one thing has not changed. We continue to love the backhoe. That’s because when it comes to construction equipment versatility, it’s still hard to beat the backhoe.
    These talented machines

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  • How Modern Drivetrains Effect Your Truck Tires’ Tread And Pressure
    How Modern Drivetrains Effect Your Truck Tires’ Tread And Pressure
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    Sometimes truck owners treat tires as an accessory that happens to come with the truck or that can be fitted to the truck later on, when the original tires wear out. The problem with that is the word “fit.” Just as trucks can vary widely, truck tires can be very different, too. Not every tire

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  • Tips to help you get the most out of your mini excavator
    Tips to help you get the most out of your mini excavator
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    Mini excavators are rapidly growing in popularity with all types of contractors, thanks to their versatility. But while your mini excavator may be small, it works just as hard as its larger cousins. And it houses all the same working parts as a big machine. Experts will tell you that all too often, when a

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  • 10 Things To Think About When Spec’ing A Medium Duty Truck Drive-Axle Ratio
    10 Things To Think About When Spec’ing A Medium Duty Truck Drive-Axle Ratio
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    So you’re in the market for a new medium duty truck. One of the specs you’ll need to consider is the drive-axle ratio. There’s a lot to think about here, especially considering you may have a dozen or so drive-axle ratios to choose from, depending on your truck’s class, make, model and rear-axle capacity.
    Medium

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  • Snow Dragon Snow Removal Systems: Melts Excess Snow, Saving You Time & Money
    Snow Dragon Snow Removal Systems: Melts Excess Snow, Saving You Time & Money
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    Snow removal is a fact of life here in the northeast. It may be July, but unfortunately it is time to start thinking about snow removal options. Snow Dragon snow removal systems offer an alternative approach that can save you time and money and help alleviate environmental concerns as well.
    When the snow starts to

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  • Downspeeding: What You Need to Know
    Downspeeding: What You Need to Know
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    Downspeeding is no doubt here to stay as a strategy to increase fuel efficiency and cut back on negative environmental impacts from burning that fuel. Downspeeding accomplishes this by running engines slower at cruising speeds. But this significantly affects how Class 8 trucks function. If you don’t understand what’s different – and how to proactively

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