The highlight of our John Deere factory tour was the introduction of a new lineup of sub-compact utility tractors that will replace their current 2305 model. The new series 1 tractors include the 1023E and 1026R. Functionality and versatility are the same on both tractors but the 1026R has more […]
“Connecting with the earth” is an oft uttered theme among John Deere employees. I had an opportunity to find out what that really means during a tour of their tractor manufacturing facility in Grovetown, Georgia which is just outside Augusta. John Deere is one of the most iconic American brands […]
At the Builders Show Craftsman introduced a technology breakthrough in lawn tractors. While this doesn’t sound that exciting, keep reading. One of the most difficult tasks when mowing a lawn on a sit-down tractor is cutting into tight spaces. If you can’t make the turn you have to go wide […]
Are you shopping for the ultimate work truck? The options on light-duty trucks keep growing to include increased comfort, power, and fuel-efficiency. We don’t hide our love for our 2001 F-150 which is still going strong but the 2011 models from the big 3 and a few imports have us […]
If you’re hauling plywood or drywall in the back of your pickup or open trailer, it’s best if the materials stay dry and out of the elements. This can be a problem living in the Pacific Northwest or somewhere that rains and snows often and you don’t have a covered […]
If you’ve got a big enough lawn that requires a riding mower then the time is now to shop for some great new offerings. Manufacturers are now realizing the strength of the market and have developed some lawn mowers that have features once reserved only for autos. You can pay […]
What sells product at the National Hardware Show? Trucks, Motorcycles and NASCAR. Here’s a selection of our favorites from the show. No Hybrids allowed.
Out of all the work trucks we saw at the 2010 Builders’ Show the Carmix One was the coolest. It’s a self-loading concrete mixer that’s perfect for when you need a lot more concrete than a wheel barrow can provide and you need it in multiple spots quickly. It’s also […]
The toughest consumer electronic device we saw at CES 2010 came in the form of a beefed up Ford F-350 that was wrapped in DeWALT tools and featured Microsoft’s mobile office as part of Ford’s Work Solutions that’s available in their line of trucks.
The auto industry is facing a crisis unlike any they’ve ever experienced. This morning GM announced it’s plans for filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy and it looks as though Chrysler which is currently in bankruptcy re-organization will be sold to Fiat. Ford is the only manufacturer of the Big 3 that […]