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Knowledge Is Power: The Biggest Trends Changing the Portable Power Industry

Knowledge Is Power: The Biggest Trends Changing the Portable Power Industry

The science and ingenuity of creating clean, quality portable power is constantly evolving. Let’s tick off some technological coolness: tri-fuel availability, ultra-clean diesel power plants,…

Power Selector — Some Basics for Choosing a Portable Generator

Power Selector — Some Basics for Choosing a Portable Generator

Whether buying new or renting, contractors don’t want to tie up capital by acquiring equipment that A) they don’t need or B) that’s more than…

Understanding Brush Cutters and Flail Mowers for Compact Excavators

Understanding Brush Cutters and Flail Mowers for Compact Excavators

Mini excavator is almost a misnomer these days. Excavators of all sizes are being used for more than just actual excavation. Take mulching applications for…

Excavator Tech: How Engines, Hydraulics and Hybrids Are Evolving the Mini Ex Market

Excavator Tech: How Engines, Hydraulics and Hybrids Are Evolving the Mini Ex Market

The long arm of a mini excavator has become a pretty powerful and popular tool for American contractors. Fitted with a bucket, hammer, brush cutter,…

Operational Insights and Technology Suggestions from Top Skid Steer/Track Loader Experts

Operational Insights and Technology Suggestions from Top Skid Steer/Track Loader Experts

Besides your kids and pets, almost anyone is allowed to jump into a skid steer or track loader and start operating. There’s no training required,…

Planning on Buying a Skid Steer or Track Loader? Check Out Our 2017 Loader Market Watch

Planning on Buying a Skid Steer or Track Loader? Check Out Our 2017 Loader Market Watch

High-Spec Units with Undercarriages Continue to Eat Up Market Share Be prepared for an interesting 2017. We have a new reality TV star President who’s…

The 2017 Construction Outlook: Will the Industry Slow or Grow in the Upcoming 12 Months?

The 2017 Construction Outlook: Will the Industry Slow or Grow in the Upcoming 12 Months?

  The 2016 construction market was fairly flat (like 1 percent growth), but it gained traction and momentum at the year’s end that looks to…

Avoiding the Freeze: How Do You Winterize Sprinkler Systems (we ask Aquaman Irrigation)

Avoiding the Freeze: How Do You Winterize Sprinkler Systems (we ask Aquaman Irrigation)

Michigan winters can be fierce. I was there in October, and it was already freezing, but the cold didn’t seem to affect John Lindeman much….

Happy Thanksgiving from the crew at Compact Equipment and Benjamin Media

Happy Thanksgiving from the crew at Compact Equipment and Benjamin Media

Hey faithful Compact Equipment web surfer, we’ll be taking the rest of the week off so that we can celebrate our favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, with…

Editor at Large: We Conquer Caterpillar’s Year-End Press Event (A Photo Blog)

Editor at Large: We Conquer Caterpillar’s Year-End Press Event (A Photo Blog)

Always love the demos @CaterpillarInc press events. Edwards demo area #FTW pic.twitter.com/FQVV9NvbhW — Compact Equipment (@CompactEquip) November 2, 2016 Every autumn we pilgrimage to Peoria,…

People Movers: Multi-Row Utility Vehicles Can Haul More People and Do Nearly as Much Work

People Movers: Multi-Row Utility Vehicles Can Haul More People and Do Nearly as Much Work

Utility vehicles just attract riders. From grandkids to construction crews, folks love exploring the outdoors in a high-powered, go-almost-anywhere UTV. As fun as utility vehicles…