Why truck preventive maintenance matters

by Tony Roberts, Stowers Truck Service  The goal of a successful preventive maintenance program is to establish consistent practice designed to improve the performance of the truck equipment, and improve safety for everyone. Moreover, the planned maintenance of your truck equipment will help extend your vehicle’s life and avoid unplanned maintenance activity, whether related to the engine or chassis. A successful preventive maintenance program is dependent on the cooperation of all parties involved, which is why it’s so important to have your maintenance performed by a reliable service provider. Preventive maintenance is more than just changing oil and filters! Such maintenance should be performed by a qualified [read more…]

Caterpillar to Explore Strategic Alternatives for Certain Mining Products

Caterpillar announced Aug. 22 that it is making changes to its product line-up, including that it will discontinue production of track drills and is reviewing its room and pillar product lines, which serve a segment of underground soft rock mining customers. Caterpillar and Stowers Machinery Corporation remain committed to existing customers and will support those room and pillar and track drill fleets currently in operation. “These moves, which align with Caterpillar’s ongoing restructuring, will allow us to focus resources on those areas of the business that provide the highest, sustainable growth and best long-term returns,” said Denise Johnson, group president with [read more…]

Meet Stowers Machinery’s middle man: Eddie Collins

There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes at Stowers Machinery when a customer buys a new machine – if it’s not already on the lot, it needs to be acquired. While many customers may know their Stowers machine sales representative well, they probably don’t know that the man who is busy pulling strings to get that new machine into the customer’s hands is Eddie Collins. And Eddie has had his hand in acquiring just about every new earth moving machine that Stowers has sold for the past 36 years. “Sometimes I’m driving around town, and I see all this Cat equipment, and I know that, at one time, [read more…]