Utility Vehicles

In many places all around the world, utility vehicles have become a staple for many businesses such as landscapers, contractors, painters, and other fields which require one to carry their equipment with them from one job to another. They offer a convenient means of transporting various items such as ladders comma, compressors, pipes, hoses, and a variety of other things, when they are needed for the work being performed. There are a range of accessories especially designed to enhance the functionality of these trucks.

The versatility of these vehicles is part of what makes them so attractive for contractors and individuals such as farmers, who need a way to transport their professional equipment. Fitting the truck with specialized utilities can increase the amount of usable space in the most efficient manner. These items permit one to customize the vehicle to their own unique needs and specifications.

The first item most people will purchase is a tray. This goes in the area formerly occupied by the bed of a pickup, and serves as the cargo transport surface. It differs from the traditional in that it sits

Automation and Their Application in Autonomous Cars

In my day job, I am a First Officer on private jets. I am a professional pilot who flies all over the country to take the affluent where they need to go. One day I was flying into Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) to pick up another airplane so, as a crew, we could fly our customer to his home. The aircraft had been on the ground for about a week and a half. It didn’t make sense to keep us on-site for a week (and pay hotel, rental car, and meal expenses) so we flew home. I flew home back that morning and planned to meet my Captain at the jet, located at one of the satellite airports to BWI. I grabbed an Uber from BWI to the smaller airport and along the way my driver and I listened to the news. This day coincided with reports of yet another Tesla autopilot malfunction, pointing to the possibility of a recall of their automated systems. My Uber driver began asking about autopilot systems (since he knew I was a jet pilot) and it

Maintain Your Car Tyres

In today’s world, maintenance and neglection can determine the life of your tyres. It’s quite tough to take care of your each & every part of your vehicle to maintain the performance or extend the life of your one of the most valuable assets. Neglecting the maintenance of your car tyres can be very costly.

Pay attention to these key areas to save on its replacement instead of keeping an eye on your vehicle’s performance and checking other parts. According to the experts, tyre maintenance is not a rocket science, it’s just a set of basic rules which are easy to follow for extending their life.

Know the inflation level: You better know the inflation level which is the biggest influence on tyre life. They are designed to run at a specific pressure. So gather the information on your exact axle load or refer to a tyre load chart. These are available online as well so that you can make the adjustments accordingly.

Join a good inflation maintenance program: It’s better if you can join a good tyre maintenance program which is quite difficult as


Excavators spend the day carrying out heavy duty tasks such as digging trenches or picking up materials. Demolition is an even more demanding task, although it has the advantage of being stationary in one place, the swing of the machine house and movement of the arm and boom is hard work for the excavator. Tracking what the wear is like on the undercarriage, even though this type of machine sits in one place, is still important in your maintenance plan.

Check the wear on the machine’s undercarriage with a daily visual inspection of the tracks. Depending on what your excavator is used for, the tracks may need to be replaced simply because of old age, but it could also be due to a variety of other reasons which will be touched upon in this article.

A daily inspection of the track will prevent failure. The operator should start the working day walking around the machine and examining the track. They should be looking for any cuts or tears on the track and also any indication that steel imbeds are showing. If these things are not spotted quickly, moisture or contamination could get into the track which will lead to failure of the

Drive on a Legend With Mickey Thompson Tires

Mickey Thompson Tires have fueled the passions of aggressive drivers and those who have a need for speed around the globe for decades. Mickey Thompson tires are built tough and to withstand a variety of road conditions and rugged terrains. The passion behind a tire legend runs deep and you know you are driving with the best tire on the market today when fit your ride with a set of Mickey Thompson tires. From the street to the strip and off road adventures, Mickey Thompson tires can withstand miles of wear and perform like a true champion till the very end.

Street Tires – Are made with the everyday driver in mind who needs peace of mind with driving confidence and has a passion for the road. The durable tread and sipe design creations are made to handle a variety of road and weather conditions with the proven performance that only Mickey can deliver. Tight curves demand a tire that can hug the road and when you need speed and endurance to make your destination, Mickey Thompson tires are the tires you can count on to deliver the performance you desire on the road.

Truck and Off – Road Tires – The

Fuel Card Services

For any business owner, managing costs carefully is essential. From employees to daily out-goings; there are many money matters to consider if a business is to ensure it is able to keep its head firmly above water. For businesses with any form of travel be it deliveries and drop offs or staff members constantly moving between offices, you’ll no doubt be aware of just how difficult fuel costs can be to manage.

Many businesses will stress over where and how they can cut costs but often find themselves falling into a pit and simply giving up when it comes to fuel costs after-all they can’t possibly be cut can they? You need fuel so you might as well just accept that your company is going to forever have to deal with a mountain of receipts and a never-ending fuel charge… or is there something that you might actually be able to do about it?

For businesses of all shapes and sizes looking for a way to better manage and potentially lower the costs their drivers accumulate; fuel cards are the answer. Like a credit card but strictly for fuel, the right fuel card and the services on offer by independent companies can

Affordable Car Parts Properly

If you have ever had a part on your car stop working then you know the importance of discount auto parts. Automobile parts and accessories are very expensive if you buy them from the dealership where you bought the car, but for people who do not have an extensive amount of automobile knowledge finding affordable car parts that will actually work on their automobile can be almost impossible.

The first rule about discount auto parts is the part must fit the car correctly. It is useless to you if you buy a gasket that is a quarter of an inch too big, or too small, to fit on your car. You have to find parts that are guaranteed to fit the make and model of car you drive.

You can look online for affordable car parts as long as you are armed with enough information to buy parts that are right for your car. Before you ever get on the internet and begin searching for suppliers of affordable car parts you need to gather the following information about the vehicle you drive.

• The make of vehicle
• The year model of the vehicle
• Does it have antilock brakes
• Is it

A New Technology

Every few years someone claims that the world will be changed by a new technology. Sometimes they are right, and other times they’re wrong. This has lead many of us to believe that we have all placed too much faith in the technological revolution. Despite all our criticism, concerns and fears about anything new that involves a microchip, no one can deny that the world has changed for the better or worse thanks to high tech gadgetry and there is no end in sight. In most cases there is not an instant effect caused by new inventions. It takes time for people, industry and governments to adjust. During those periods of adjustment the technology has time to become refined and less expensive. Workers who lose their jobs to new technologies end up having to look for other types of employment. This is a cycle that people have experienced since the dawn of the industrial revolution, and now it is about to happen all over again in a huge way.

When cell phones came along most people thought of them as a new toy for the wealthy. Today, most people have one and for many the phone in their pocket is the

Factors to Consider

Technical advancement and use of machinery have changed the face of farming. Mechanization of manual processes not only improves the productivity but quality as well. Useful machines like tractor perform a plethora of activities making the life of farmers simple and hassle-free. A tractor brings power, perfection and precision to the work. It is sturdy and rugged. However, excessive usage and wear and tear cause damage to the internal mechanism. Maintenance of tractor parts is costly and time-consuming. Also, it causes a direct productivity loss. Hence, it is important that it is kept in order.

Nowadays, people prefer maintenance contract for tractors because it is cost-friendly. It offers economic viability and you are relieved from the trouble of searching a new service center now and then. Since replacement parts are costly, AMC can be a good solution if the tractor is old.

There are some critical aspects when you search for tractor parts

As mentioned earlier, a tractor is the lifeline for your business. Hence, replacement parts should also be of equally good quality. Farm vehicles need high power, stability, and pressure so that they can carry out heavy work. Always buy parts from a reputed dealer that is well-known for reliability and

The Automobile Market of Bike Dealers

In recent years, Raipur has witnessed a lot of changes. The State Government has invested a lot of funds on infrastructure development in the state. This has primarily been focussed on building better roadways. A lot of this has been in Raipur to improve the navigation within the city. One of them has been Gaurav Path. This road which links Ghadi Chowk and Telibandha has been widened to a four lane. Construction is also going on for the Canal Linking Road which would join Pandri and the Airport. Construction for this road has been completed until Pandri to Telibandha. Construction is going on to widen the Raipur Bilaspur which is now a single lane highway. But despite all these things traffic congestion is on the rise in the city.

If you pass through the Ramsagar Para Road or the Malviya Road or the Pandri Lodhipara section or the Gudhiyari underbridge during the morning or evening peak hours you will experience a traffic congestion that is now becoming the hall mark of the city. So why is this happening? Well one of them is because of the fact that Raipur being the administrative as well as the economic capital of Chhattisgarh has

Study Shows That BMW Drivers

During my time as a marshal at a road racing event, the first thing we would tell drivers was that there ought to be ‘no hooning’. A hoon is someone who drives a car in an anti-social manner according to his society, and this includes but is not limited to practices such as over-speeding, disregarding traffic rules, intimidating other drivers and driving noisily or dangerously. There are even countries with special ‘anti-hoon laws’ such as Australia, where there is the Hoon Boating and Other Amendments Act 2009 of the State of Victoria, and a Bill passed in 2004 allows the Western Australia Police to impound cars whose drivers were found to engage in such practices. It is therefore clear that being a victim of hooning is such an abhorred experience by most motorists, and when VoucherCodesPro conducted a research of 2,837 U.K motorists, BMW drivers were pointed out to be the most aggressive, topping the list that also comprised drivers of Land Rovers, Audis, Subarus and Vauxhalls. In this case, blue BMW’s made the largest number followed by black ones. The research did not just focus on elements such as over-speeding and dangerous driving but also on who were the

Petrol Vs Diesel Engines

After covering an article on the volatility of petrol and how fuelling at different times of the day might cause you to receive less value for your money, I would like to clarify that the same does not happen to diesel because it is heavier and less volatile. Also, while petrol burns easily and thus produces more power and faster propulsion, diesel burns slower – actually it does not even burn at all. Not that petrol burns either: it is the vapour that burns, but when it comes to diesel it will not vaporize easily and even when it does the vapour still will not catch fire. Combustion occurs in a diesel engine only when the diesel is injected into hot compressed air, and the energy output in this case is more of toque rather than power. Yes – torque is the ‘might’ to move a mass of load while power, better off described as horsepower, is the force that moves a car from one point to another, fast.

Since diesel is heavier, more cumbersome to deal with and involves lots of pressure and tension, the engine running on it must be made of tough components to withstand these forces and

Mercedes-Benz Edition E

Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon launched before two decades to the car market. The E-Class luxurious sedan has successfully completed its journey of twenty years in the Indian car market. To commemorate the occasion, car maker launched its special edition christened as Edition E with some aesthetic features that truly reveals the reason which have played an incredible role for its successful existence in the car market. An interesting feature of this special edition is that in true sense it can be considered as replica of Make in India mission.

Alike the existing version of E-Class, this new car launched in India in both petrol and diesel variants with three engine options of E 200 petrol and, E 250 CDI and E 350 CDI diesel variants. The petrol variant E 200 is energized with a 2.0 litre engine churning out the power of 184 hp and torque of 300 Nm. The diesel variant E 250 CDI is packed with a 2.2 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine boosting the power of 204 hp and torque of 500 Nm, while the top end variant E 350 CDI offered with a 3.0 litre V6 engine that develops the power of 265 hp and torque of 620

Future Artificial Intelligent Robotic Systems

Oh no, not the Harvard Moral Psychology argument again, you know the one about the individual who sees 5 people on the track below with a fast moving train they cannot see, and another track with only one person on it, while the individual at a distance is sitting at the switch box to change the train from one track to another, what should they do? It’s one of those moral dilemma challenges, if they switch the track they caused someone to die, if they do nothing 5 people are going to be killed, and they have seconds to act, what do they do?

Well, in walks the new future world of artificial intelligence and autonomous cars. We’ve all been in situations we have to avoid thing, and swerve sometimes we risk damaging our car to prevent hitting a kid who just rode out in front of us on his bicycle. So, here goes the challenge – you see;

There was an interesting article in “Nature – International Weekly Journal of Science” titled; “Machine ethics: The robot’s dilemma – Working out how to build ethical robots is one of the thorniest challenges in artificial intelligence,” by Boer Deng on July 1, 2015.

The Reputation of a Vehicle Locksmith Service Amongst Car Owners

Vehicle locksmiths are individuals who are experts at coming up with the finest solution in the event of broken or damaged car locks. They are adept at offering successful solutions for people who are apprehensive about broken or misplaced keys, or with cluttered lock programming. You can know more regarding the planning and the benefits that they offer on checking the sites of locksmith unions. Such individuals have been practicing and perfecting the technique of unbolting auto locks that are customized to work on a blend of particular vehicle models for years. They ought to have almost all of the vital instruments and expertise that would accomplish the work fast and without causing any damage to a vehicle.

Vehicle Locksmith – who is he?

The term “Vehicle locksmith” refers to an individual who is knowledgeable in the art of mending a car lock. Such a person usually accomplishes quite a few tasks like an extension of pristine keys, taking out of broken keys, transponder keys, and mending of passage and ignition lock.

Several individuals get furious or edgy on realizing that they’ve locked up their keys within their car. Though such a response is typical of a person, he/she should be able to

Additional Services

A large number of vehicles on the road demand a more sophisticated towing services which is capable of providing full roadside assistance’s. A roadside accident requires immediate assistance from a recovery service in order to clear up the road and to transport wreckage to an allocated place. Companies in this business usually use tow trucks to carry out different operations. However, they should have skills and tools to assist every kind of road incident.

Unavailability of an auto mechanic would turn a minor repair into a huge problem. In this situation, the best deal is to call a roadside service to get immediate help. Towing services are not limited to towing objects, they also provide services such as:

1- Technical assistance; Towing company should provide technical assistance’s to people in needs. It could be a telephonic assistance regarding safety measures and pertinent information

2- Emergency fuel; People, most of the time, do check their fuel meters before traveling. However, sometimes it happens that we forget to check fuel bar before going to the office or in a meeting. A roadside service is supposed to provide emergency fuel.

3- Locked vehicle assistance; What if your car is locked mistakenly. In this situation, there must be

Car and Pickup Truck

For nine long months we wait for summer and when finally it is here, it is not always the Summer of our dreams. Long sunny days are a great boon but with Global Warming in full swing, it is just too much of a good thing for our cars and pickup trucks.

Our cars are not just our mode of transportation but also a refuge from the brutal heat when Sun really cranks up its engine. When the car is sitting outside in the sweltering heat the inside temperature keeps rising until it is dangerously hot. The trapped sunlight inside the car can bake the car to 120 degree in 80 degree temperature.

And yes it is true air conditioning breaks more often in Summer just when you need it most. Cars naturally overheat a lot in these months but not just because of the Sun beating down hard. For many it is the radiator that acts up while others suffer when coolant reservoir runs out of antifreeze.

Here are some other tips on keeping your car cool during Summer:

(1) Park in a shady spot and place sunshade

A necessary precaution is the choice of parking spot. Whenever possible, choose a shadier spot to

The Mining Industry

The present-day mining industry provides large-scale possibilities for the latest automotive and connective technologies to be tested out.

It goes without saying that the process of recovering the planet’s natural resources is hard. Apart from being difficult, it can be environmentally damaging. In these circumstances human safety is of top priority. It is provided by such IT revolutionary systems as: ‘extreme Wi-Fi’ that is able to cover vast deserts; autonomous vehicles that deal with extracting vital minerals and rocks without the need for operator action; smart communications that warn employees if they get close to gigantic machines and much more. The experts in the field believe that the potential of these systems will help to achieve the ambitious goal of the fully autonomous mining site, where the actual presence of humans is not required.

Smart mining premises

All the leading manufacturers of mining machinery are currently developing the best autonomous practices to increase efficiency and productivity, reduce cost, and lower emissions without sacrifice of safety. By using connectivity and valuable data analytics they develop the optimal dig patterns at the coalface and enable the vehicles of exact autonomous routing. Mining has become the mutual combination of big industry, big data and big money.


Developing The Culture of Maintenance of Machinery

Machinery is a great product of human wisdom designed with the sole aim of easing the painstaking task of work. Serving relentlessly as faithful slaves, machines respond to the will of man without a word. Some users of this machinery abuse this right of the speechless workaholic devices by constantly requiring their services without having a thought of maintaining them. Indeed, the culture of maintenance has not been a vocabulary in the books of many factory managers. Yet, the machines are their latent source of revenue. As humans require personal and regular health checks and care, so does the machinery that we use in our everyday life activities.

Our genius forebears craftily developed the culture of maintenance and it was evident in their everyday life activities as well as the maxims that were frequently used in their conversations at family and societal meetings. Though they never had the modern machinery, the few resources that were at their disposal were judiciously used and regularly maintained. The numerous ancient buildings that inspire awe and are tourist sites today were maintained on a routine basis. The philosophical underwriting of some of the maxims that regulated their moral behavior regarding the essence of cultivating a

Driver Tips

Distance driving is an exhausting activity to do especially if you are alone with no one to watch you or help you navigate. There are ways to stay aware during the long drive during the night, day and horrible weather.

Always have a well-rested sleep before getting into the car. Having too much or too little will leave you feeling tired and weak. This will cause you not worry much about what’s in front of you.

Allowing yourself to take bathroom breaks is extremely important. It is a fact that a full bladder will affect you more than a high alcohol intake.

Caffeine or coffee is probably the first thing that you would want to take before leaving for your trip. Caffeine is known to keep a person awake and to start the metabolism process. What you don’t want to do is overload it with sugar. If you have a higher sugar level you will end up shaking and noticing things that aren’t important. This is important during any night driving because of the darkness that has metaphorically swallowed the streets.

Make sure that you have a bottle of water whether it’s cold or temperate. You need water in your system to keep your