Announced Today: GM Ends Production of Medium-duty Trucks

General Motors Corp, which filed for bankruptcy protection a week ago, said Monday that it would cease production of medium-duty trucks by July 31 after attempts to sell the operation failed.

"After four years of working with multiple potential buyers, General Motors has decided to wind down its medium-duty truck operations," the automaker said in a statement.

Brute strength takes center stage in the latest video posted to John Deere's www.skidsteersmackdown.com Web site, as real-life contractors use competitor units to challenge a Deere compact track loader (CTL) in an exciting "Power Lift" competition.

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