Editor at Large: Visiting Volvo Construction Equipment in Pennsylvania to operate the EW60E wheeled compact excavator
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Editor at Large: Visiting Volvo Construction Equipment in Pennsylvania to operate the EW60E wheeled compact excavator

We’re getting our boots muddy operating a lot of equipment this spring. One of our big goals for 2018 was to get the Compact Equipment…

Aftermarket Options: Looking for a New Pair of Mini Excavator Tracks?  We’ve Got the Lowdown
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Aftermarket Options: Looking for a New Pair of Mini Excavator Tracks? We’ve Got the Lowdown

Compact excavator operators know that their success rides on good rubber tracks, which is why excavator manufacturers sell their machines with tracks that optimize the…

Yanmar announces new industry standard for warranties
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Yanmar announces new industry standard for warranties

Yanmar America’s Construction Equipment Division is proud to announce the new industry standard for compact excavator factory warranties. Beginning April 1, 2018, Yanmar will implement…

Excavator Tool Carrier: Attachments Push Mini Excavators Beyond Digging
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Excavator Tool Carrier: Attachments Push Mini Excavators Beyond Digging

Compact Excavators Can Dig in Many ways, but they can Do a Lot More than Just that The skid steer loader has often been referred…

Infographic: Five Ways to Save Money on Your Machines
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Infographic: Five Ways to Save Money on Your Machines

For many construction site managers, getting the lowest total lifetime cost is crucial when managing their fleets. So how can they save money on their…

Excavator Turned Compactor: A Quick Q&A About Hydraulic Compactor Attachments with Epiroc
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Excavator Turned Compactor: A Quick Q&A About Hydraulic Compactor Attachments with Epiroc

Hydraulic compactors are one of many attachments that can turn a compact excavator into a powerful multi-tool on the jobsite. For insight on hydraulic compactors…

New, Low-Profile Ditch Witch HX Vacuum Excavators Enhance Performance on Compact and Large-Scale Jobs
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New, Low-Profile Ditch Witch HX Vacuum Excavators Enhance Performance on Compact and Large-Scale Jobs

Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, has released a new, advanced lineup of vacuum excavators to boost operator productivity and versatility on municipality and…

Learn the Dos and Don’ts of Trailering Compact Excavators
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Learn the Dos and Don’ts of Trailering Compact Excavators

Whether you’re hauling across a jobsite or from city to city, a lot has to be considered when trailering your compact excavator. It’s not only…

Micro Machines: We Track Down the Smallest Mini Excavators on the Market
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Micro Machines: We Track Down the Smallest Mini Excavators on the Market

The smallest hydraulic excavators (with seats for operators) indeed are small. They are narrow and short enough to be driven through doorways. They’re powered by…

Compact Excavator Showcase: The Latest Digger Tool Carriers from North America’s Leading Manufacturers
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Compact Excavator Showcase: The Latest Digger Tool Carriers from North America’s Leading Manufacturers

Over the past two decades, the small, tool-carrier excavator has found its home in the American construction equipment fleet. It’s a machine that migrated from…

Bobcat introduces new E85, the largest R-Series excavator in its lineup
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Bobcat introduces new E85, the largest R-Series excavator in its lineup

Bobcat Co. has expanded its R-Series excavator lineup with the new E85, the largest machine in the company’s compact excavator family. The 8.5-ton E85 is…

Most Popular: Mini Excavator Manufacturers Discuss their Top Selling Models
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Most Popular: Mini Excavator Manufacturers Discuss their Top Selling Models

Close your eyes. Imagine you’re back in high school flipping through the yearbook and you get to the class superlatives. Remember those? Best hair, prettiest…

Volvo CE’s Fully-electric Compact Excavator Prototype Wins Intermat Innovation Award
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Volvo CE’s Fully-electric Compact Excavator Prototype Wins Intermat Innovation Award

Volvo Construction Equipment’s fully-electric compact excavator has won an Intermat Innovation Award for its revolutionary design. The EX2 prototype delivers zero emissions, 10 times higher…

WOC Report: Kubota Introduces Two New Compact Excavators
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WOC Report: Kubota Introduces Two New Compact Excavators

From the showroom floor at World of Concrete, Kubota Tractor Corporation introduces the new KX033-4 with extendable dipper arm. The new KX033-4 weighs in as…

KOBELCO USA Grows Excavator Dealer Network with New Partnerships
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KOBELCO USA Grows Excavator Dealer Network with New Partnerships

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA continues to expand representation in the North American market by adding Correlli Inc. and Frank Martin Sons Inc. to its growing…

Dirt Ninja — Small Contractor Finds Big Success with Mini Ex Machine Control Systems
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Dirt Ninja — Small Contractor Finds Big Success with Mini Ex Machine Control Systems

At the time when most kids are learning to ride a bicycle, Tom Gardocki was learning how to operate an excavator, working part-time in his…

Editor at Large: Operating and Analyzing Equipment at Caterpillar’s Fall Press Event
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Editor at Large: Operating and Analyzing Equipment at Caterpillar’s Fall Press Event

I got the official (um) yellow carpet treatment in Peoria this past November. The trade press flew in to Caterpillar’s Illinois hometown and were whisked…

Vac-Tron Releases Its CS 1270 Trailer Vac
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Vac-Tron Releases Its CS 1270 Trailer Vac

Vac-Tron Equipment has released its new CS 1270 trailer vac. This new Compact Industrial Vac Series comes standard with a 1,200-gal debris tank and 580…

CE Awards 2017: New and Enhanced 3- to 4-Ton Units Crash the Market (John Deere, Kubota and Hyundai)
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CE Awards 2017: New and Enhanced 3- to 4-Ton Units Crash the Market (John Deere, Kubota and Hyundai)

The Coolest and Most Creative Compact Equipment of the Year Exploration is the engine that drives innovation, so let’s go exploring. Let’s search through a…

CE Awards 2017: Takeuchi Releases a Mini Ex that Easily Changes from Electric to Diesel Power
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CE Awards 2017: Takeuchi Releases a Mini Ex that Easily Changes from Electric to Diesel Power

The Coolest and Most Creative Compact Equipment of the Year Exploration is the engine that drives innovation, so let’s go exploring. Let’s search through a…