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Thomas Skid Steer Loader Converts From Tracks to Rubber Flotation Tires

The new T320 from Thomas offers more than 7,000 lbs. (3175 kg) of breakout force provided by a Kubota turbocharged diesel that produces more than 87.4 hp (65.2 kw). The Thomas model T320 features a track design that uses large diameter front and rear open sprockets....


Thomas Model 255 Skid Steer Boasts 7,000-Lb. Breakout Force

The model 255 skid steer loader from Thomas offers more than 7,000 lbs. (3,175 kg) of breakout force and a rated lift capacity of 2,500 lbs. (1,134 kg). An optional counterweight kit increases the loaders rated lift capacity to 2,600 lbs....


Thomas Equipment Completes Purchase of Tovel Manufacturing

Thomas Equipment Inc. has completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of privately held 1221549 Ontario Limited dba Tovel Manufacturing, including all inventory, trademarks and patents, customer lists, designs, engineering drawings and production facilities related to Tovel’s rough-terrain forklifts, telescopic handlers, attachments, mortar/plaster mixers, mortar boxes and buggies....


Thomas P. Durkin, of Thomas M. Durkin and Sons Inc., Dies at 87

Thomas P. Durkin, 87, of Thomas M. Durkin and Sons Inc., Philadelphia, died at his home in Philadelphia on Feb. 21, 2005. He was the husband of Ida (nee Maddock); father of Catherine Campbell (John), Patricia Golden (Edward), Joan Fraley (Daniel) and Rita Durkin; grandfather of Ronald, Lori Anne, Christine, Brian and Jennifer; great grandfather of Damien and Amber; brother of Joseph and Donald Durkin, Patricia Spanfeller, and the late Maurice and John Durkin, and Catherine McGowan....


Thomas Breaks Ground for New School Bus Plant

Thomas Built Buses held its groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 2 for its $39.7-million new school bus manufacturing plant in High Point, NC. When complete in early 2004, the plant will be the company’s state-of-the-art center for building conventional- style school buses. "This is an important milestone both in Thomas’s history in High Point and our future in the school bus industry," said Rainer Schmueckle, Freightliner LLC president and CEO....


Thomas Makes Tight Sqeeze

The Thomas BH108’s narrow profile with vertical stabilizer design and side shift capability allows work close to walls and obstructions. The BH108 offers a choice of internal or external control systems....


Delaware Mourns Loss of Thomas Zappacosta

Delaware’s Thomas R. Zappacosta Jr. died on Nov. 14, 2000 in Christiana Hospital. Zappacosta was the president of Christiana Construction and was twice elected president of the Delaware Contractors Association (DCA)....


John Deere Teams With Thomas Technical Institute

Thomas Technical Institute, located in historical Thomasville, GA, and John Deere and Company recently established one of the first Construction Equipment Technology Associate Degree programs. The Construction Equipment Technology Program will consist of an educational cooperative training joint venture between John Deere construction equipment dealers and Thomas Technical Institute....


Thomas Skid Steer Keeps Up With Big Boys, T-245 HDK Joins Line Up

Thomas Equipment’s new T-245 HDK skid steer loader can handle many different extreme-duty jobs by combining big-machine strength and power. An optional high-flow hydraulic package is also available to power attachments such as large cold planers, rock saws and trenchers....


From Urban to Rural, Thomasville Road Reconstruction Covers it All

Four phases of the Thomasville Road reconstruction project should be all wrapped up by October, according to Eric Rosenstein, senior project engineer for Greenhorne and O’Mara Inc., the Tallahassee civil engineering firm that oversaw the project. Included in the work was the Thomasville flyover, “a steel box flyover that included Tallahassee in a very urban area,” Rosenstein said. Phase II, which should be completed by mid-August, he said, has been nominated for the Globe Award as Urban Project of the Year by the Florida Transportation Builders Association. “It included some pretty serious environmental issues and we had to work in a highly urbanized area and around pristine lakes like Lake Hall and Lake McBride,” he said. The project overall “is well ahead of schedule and within budget,” Rosenstein said. Phases III and IV are “very rural,” he said, and include sensitive wetlands....







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