Since the dawn of humanity, man has been trying to shape the world around him to meet his needs. It most likely began with removing foliage from the mouth of a cave, then moved to leveling the interior of said cave. Soon, he was looking to clear cut areas around his domicile in order to more clearly see threats before they arrived. Soon, man as digging killing pits to drive his supper toward. Continue reading “Shaping The World: The Top Used Machinery Brands ” »
Over the past decade, the crossover SUV market has become inundated with models from every possible automaker. Iconic luxury brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Lexus have more models than a person can count on a single hand; yet, Audi has stoically trodged on, offering just three entries into the market. The legendary four-ring moniker has only graced the Q3, Q5, and Q7 units for the majority of recent memory. All three have been vastly successful, but Audi lacks an entry in the smallest size segment. Given that the smallest CUVs offer automakers the largest profit margins, it is no surprise that Audi has decided to enter the market with the Q2. A tad belated, but a boon to buyers nonetheless. Continue reading “The 2017 Q2: Audi's CUV Assault” »
The plough has been in use for centuries. During that time, it went nearly unchanged. The plough used by early Roman farmers was nearly the same as those used by farmers through the 18th century. The main evolutions of the plough saw it morph from a rough hewn piece of wood with a point to a finely molded piece of wood with an iron point. It wasn't until 1797 that a gentleman farmer patented the first cast iron plow with a sculpted moldboard for deep and even furrows. Continue reading “Feeding The World: The Top Five Used Tractor Brands ” »
The compact crossover SUV is designed to seamlessly blend a traditional saloon with an SUV. The melding creates a mixture of daily utility and mild off-road capabilities, yet leaves drivers with the more refined driving experience of a car. As an added bonus, they offer owners better fuel economy than the colossal truck-based SUVs that predate them. Automakers, ever responsive to buyer's whims, have flooded the market with offerings; confusing potential buyers. To clear up some of the confusion, we have built this list of the top 10 compact crossover SUVs. Continue reading “Ranking The Top 10 Compact Crossover SUVs” »
Have you ever had that mate who seems to get all of the attention to matter where you go? You know, the bloke that seems to have at least one really hot bird hanging on at all times, yet there is no discernible reason for it. Well, that is how torque must feel about horsepower. Torque is the number that truly measures a vehicle's power. After all, you can have a million ponies under the bonnet, but if your gearbox only pushes 100 N-m to the wheels, you are just wasting your time. To that end, we tracked down nine cars that offer more torque than horsepower. Ah, torque, sweet, sweet torque. By, the by, if you do not laugh about number five, you should nip down to see a doctor.
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One of the oddest fascinations that many people have is to read about the things the ultra-rich can buy for themselves. Most of the items make absolutely no sense to the average bloke; but, it is fun to read about them and shake your head in disbelief. Automobile options like the mechanical dash clock that Bentley revealed for the 2017 Bentyaga, priced at L119,500 are true head-shakers, but that is just a pittance when compared to some of the outrageous options that have been available over the years. Granted, adding the clock nearly doubles the base price of a Bentyaga and your cell tells time more accurately, but when you have it, why not blow it needlessly? Continue reading “The Most Oppulent Vehicle Options Available” »
The automotive world may be between auto shows at the moment, but there are still plenty of concepts to tell you about. One that is very promising for the not-so-distant future is the Audi h-tron. Heavily based on Audi's e-tron electric Quattro concept(a prelude to the new Q6) that debuted at this year's Frankfurt show, Audi claims the h-tron can travel 595 km per fueling and can be refueled in less than four minutes. The manufacturer also claims the h-tron has a top speed of 204 km/h and only uses a single kg of hydrogen for every 100 km driven. Throw in AWD grip, a 0-100 km/h time under seven seconds, and clean, quiet driving and who wouldn't want one? Even though it is just a concept at this time, let's have a closer look, shall we? Continue reading “hTron: An Audi On Hydrogen!” »