Multifamily Drop Brings Down Housing Production 2.6 Percent in April
Business and Software

Multifamily Drop Brings Down Housing Production 2.6 Percent in April

Led by a decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 2.6 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units,…

Yardmax Launches New Line of Concrete Mixers
Hand Tools

Yardmax Launches New Line of Concrete Mixers

Yardmax, a manufacturer of innovative, high-quality outdoor power equipment (OPE), recently announced the availability of its new line of Yardmax Concrete Mixers, available in 1.6…

Briggs & Stratton Completes State-of-the-Art Noise, Vibration and Harshness Lab
Engines

Briggs & Stratton Completes State-of-the-Art Noise, Vibration and Harshness Lab

Briggs & Stratton Corporation recently opened the doors on one of the industry’s most innovative engine testing facilities designed to help engineers create and test…

John Deere Announces Second-Quarter Earnings of $802 Million
Business and Software

John Deere Announces Second-Quarter Earnings of $802 Million

Net income attributable to Deere & Company was $802.4 million, or $2.49 per share, for the second quarter ended April 30, 2017, compared with $495.4…

39 States Add Construction Jobs, But 27 States Lost Jobs, Says ABC
Business and Software

39 States Add Construction Jobs, But 27 States Lost Jobs, Says ABC

Thirty-nine states added construction jobs between April 2016 and April 2017 amid growing demand for construction services, yet more than half the states lost construction…

New Home Sales Slip in April After Strong Start to the Year
Business and Software

New Home Sales Slip in April After Strong Start to the Year

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in April dropped for the first time in 2017, falling 11.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of…

Renting vs. Buying: 5 Factors to Consider
Advertorial

Renting vs. Buying: 5 Factors to Consider

Equipment fleet decisions can be complex challenges for contractors. Here are five key factors contractors should consider when working their way through decisions about equipment acquisition.

Fecon Brings a New Excavator Bull Hog to Its Attachment Lineup
Attachments

Fecon Brings a New Excavator Bull Hog to Its Attachment Lineup

Fecon recently introduced the FMX Excavator Bull Hog mulching attachment for midi size excavators from 5 to 10 ton. With a 36-in. cutting width and…

Check This New EDGE 72-in. Open Face Rotary Brush Mower
Attachments

Check This New EDGE 72-in. Open Face Rotary Brush Mower

Manitou Americas Inc. recently announced a new EDGE 72-in. Open Face Rotary Brush Mower to their mower lineup for compact loader attachments. The new EDGE…

Equipment Rental Industry Poised for Stronger Growth
Business and Software

Equipment Rental Industry Poised for Stronger Growth

ARA Five-year Forecast Calls for Revenue to Reach $59.4 Billion in 2021 The new five-year forecast for equipment rental industry revenues released by the American…

JCB Partners with Loenbro Motorsports for Global Rallycross Action
Business and Software

JCB Partners with Loenbro Motorsports for Global Rallycross Action

JCB, one of the world’s top three manufacturers of construction and agricultural equipment, joins the Loenbro Motorsports team this weekend as its newest partner as…

Fecon Brings a New Excavator Bull Hog to Its Attachment Lineup
Attachments

Fecon Brings a New Excavator Bull Hog to Its Attachment Lineup

Fecon recently introduced the FMX Excavator Bull Hog mulching attachment …

Friday Fun: Watch this Cat backhoe basketball video (because working, meh)
Backhoes

Friday Fun: Watch this Cat backhoe basketball video (because working, meh)

It’s Friday, and I’m tired of writing a million blogs. Instead, I decided just to post this game of H-O-R-S-E played with a Caterpillar backhoe loader. Don’t judge me: Just watch the video …

Atlas Copco rolls out first product at new Rock Hill plant
Compressors

Atlas Copco rolls out first product at new Rock Hill plant

Atlas Copco has produced its first piece of equipment, an XAS 185 portable air compressor, at its new production facility in Rock Hill, S.C. Facility construction, which began in January 2016, included lean …

Briggs & Stratton Completes State-of-the-Art Noise, Vibration and Harshness Lab
Engines

Briggs & Stratton Completes State-of-the-Art Noise, Vibration and Harshness Lab

Briggs & Stratton Corporation recently opened the doors on one of …

Caterpillar Introduces Cat RP12000 E Portable Generators in US and Canada
Generators

Caterpillar Introduces Cat RP12000 E Portable Generators in US and Canada

Caterpillar is expanding the Cat RP Series portable generators line with the introduction of the RP12000 E. The new generator fills out the top of the series, delivering 12kW of running power and …

Yardmax Launches New Line of Concrete Mixers
Hand Tools

Yardmax Launches New Line of Concrete Mixers

Yardmax, a manufacturer of innovative, high-quality outdoor power equipment (OPE), recently announced the …

Equipment Rents: Save Money, Build Relationships by Renting Like a Pro
Light Towers

Equipment Rents: Save Money, Build Relationships by Renting Like a Pro

Southeastern Equipment Co. is an equipment dealer with a rental …

Learn to Minimize Skid Steer Tire Wear
Skid Steers

Learn to Minimize Skid Steer Tire Wear

Even Your Loader’s Tires Deserve to Get the Most Out of Life

Gehl Announces Full Machine Two-Year/2,000-Hour Protection Plan for New Skid Steers and Track Loaders
Track Loaders

Gehl Announces Full Machine Two-Year/2,000-Hour Protection Plan for New Skid Steers and Track Loaders

Manitou Americas recently announced a two-year/2,000-hour XPRT Total Coverage Plan (full machine) included with the purchase of any new Gehl skid loader or track loader retailed from now until June 30, 2017, …

SDLG Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary with the Launch of Special-Edition, Commemorative Machines
Wheel Loaders

SDLG Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary with the Launch of Special-Edition, Commemorative Machines

SDLG has reached an important milestone in its journey from becoming a local …

Long-Armed Tool Carriers: Compact Telehandlers Are Taking Attachments to New Levels
Telehandlers

Long-Armed Tool Carriers: Compact Telehandlers Are Taking Attachments to New Levels

Compact telehandlers continue to reach out for new markets. The machines began as one-dimensional industrial forklifts and, 40 years …

Brokk Introduces Powerful Brokk 500 Demolition Machine
Compact Tool Carriers

Brokk Introduces Powerful Brokk 500 Demolition Machine

Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remotecontrolled demolition robots, recently introduced the new Brokk 500, which features …