Trucks & Trailers

GM unveils diesel 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon

GM unveils diesel 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon

Nearly two years after unveiling the redesigned Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon and announcing the midsize pickups would eventually gain a diesel option, General Motors has released all the details ...

Polaris adds more power to its new models of the Ranger

Polaris adds more power to its new models of the Ranger

While landscapers may want to look over the full line of Polaris off-road vehicles for 2016 – just for the fun of it – we’re guessing it’s the Ranger utility ...

First 2016 Ram 3500 rolls off the line

First 2016 Ram 3500 rolls off the line

The first 2016 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty, a Mega Cab Laramie Longhorn, has rolled off the line at FCA’s Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant. The truck features 900 lb.-ft. of torque. All 2016 Ram 3500 dually ...

Equipment positioning critical when towing with pickup

Equipment positioning critical when towing with pickup

One of the biggest mistakes pickup owners make in towing is exceeding the truck’s hitch tongue weight. This leads to overloading the truck’s rear suspension, creating significant handling, braking and potentially ...

Kawasaki adds Mule PRO-FX to 2016 UTV models

Kawasaki adds Mule PRO-FX to 2016 UTV models

Single-row-seat model brings with it a class-leading cargo bed for even greater utility, dependability and comfort. Utility side-by-side users in the construction, utility, municipalities, oil/gas and landscaping businesses now have a ...

Here’s one way to grab landscaping clients’ attention

Here’s one way to grab landscaping clients’ attention

Related story here. Some folks don’t see the point in a small truck. They’ve got things to do, people and things to carry and can’t abide a four-foot bed thank you ...

Manufacturer of off-road tires, tracks becomes Camso

Manufacturer of off-road tires, tracks becomes Camso

Camoplast Solideal, the Canadian manufacturer of tires, tracks and track systems for off-road vehicles, has changed its name to Camso. The fast-growing company, which has seen sales rise from about ...

Patriotic kit sales help kids of deceased service members

Patriotic kit sales help kids of deceased service members

Western Products, manufacturer of Western snow and ice-control equipment, released a limited edition red, white and blue lift-arm kit during the recent Independence Day holiday. The special lift-arm kit is ...

Rugby: New HD Rancher Body perfect for landscapers

Rugby: New HD Rancher Body perfect for landscapers

Rugby Manufacturing says its new HD Rancher Body is ideal for professional landscapers, as well as heavy-duty construction and oil-field operations. A wholly owned subsidiary of Truck Bodies & Equipment, ...

Ford’s turbo’d half-ton delivers what landscapers need

Ford’s turbo’d half-ton delivers what landscapers need

Twenty-two miles per gallon, zero to 60 in under seven seconds and 5 tons of towing capacity are nothing to sneeze at when you’re talking about a V6-powered, full-size pickup. When ...

2015 Buyer’s Guide: Service trucks

2015 Buyer’s Guide: Service trucks

What matters when spec’ing out service trucks Trucks equipped with a utility body bring the shop to the jobsite. Short and simple. What isn’t as simple for first-time buyers is putting that ...

Wisconsin’s Douglas Dynamics stays high on top-workplace list

Wisconsin’s Douglas Dynamics stays high on top-workplace list

Douglas Dynamics, a manufacturer of vehicle attachments and equipment, has been named one of the top 100 workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Named for the sixth ...

Fuel economy: Real-world mpg vs. the EPA’s window sticker

Fuel economy: Real-world mpg vs. the EPA’s window sticker

AAA report shows 80 percent of new vehicle owners getting better MPG than expected; EPA making more testing changes About a third of the new trucks we’ve tested during the past ...

Chevrolet Colorado Z71’s power, economy, comfort outweigh lack of burst

Chevrolet Colorado Z71’s power, economy, comfort outweigh lack of burst

Not everyone who works in landscaping needs a one-ton dually, or even a 1/2-ton pickup. Many just need an efficient, reliable pickup as a mode of transportation that can be used once ...

BAK’s Revolver X2 aluminum tonneau cover reduces wind drag

BAK’s Revolver X2 aluminum tonneau cover reduces wind drag

Protect tools and improve fuel economy with BAK's all-new aluminum hard rolling tonneau cover Keeping tools and other items secure in the pickup bed is made easy with the Revolver X2, ...

Graham targets small to midsize landscapers with 300-gallon sprayer

Graham targets small to midsize landscapers with 300-gallon sprayer

Recognizing that its landscaping market contains numerous small operations along with the few really big outfits, Graham Spray Equipment is putting the word out about a skid sprayer designed specifically ...

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