Vermeer and Mincon Announce Distribution Agreement, Expanded Access and Support for HDD Rock Tooling
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Vermeer and Mincon Announce Distribution Agreement, Expanded Access and Support for HDD Rock Tooling

Two of the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry’s leading equipment and tooling manufacturers, Vermeer Corporation and Mincon Group PLC, have formed a distribution alliance to…

On the Level: Explaining the Various Grade Control Technologies for Skid Steers and Track Loaders
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On the Level: Explaining the Various Grade Control Technologies for Skid Steers and Track Loaders

Adding machine control helps turn compact machines into highly productive and efficient grading machines, achieving 1/4-in. accuracy and ensuring much less material is needed during…

AEM Poll: 81% Want Congress to Pass an Infrastructure Bill in 2018 (That Includes Us)
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AEM Poll: 81% Want Congress to Pass an Infrastructure Bill in 2018 (That Includes Us)

Americans who watched President Trump’s State of the Union Address want action on infrastructure this year — and they want Democrats to help. According to…

Six things to Know Before Selecting a Breaker for Your Skid Steer or Track Loader
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Six things to Know Before Selecting a Breaker for Your Skid Steer or Track Loader

1. There Might Be More Options than You Think Breakers are not as popular on skid steers as they are on excavators, but the demand…

WOC Report: John Deere Announces Second Annual ‘Small Machines. Big Impact.’ Contest
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WOC Report: John Deere Announces Second Annual ‘Small Machines. Big Impact.’ Contest

Building upon the success of last year’s contest, John Deere has launched its second “Small Machines. Big Impact.” contest. The contest encourages construction contractors, landscapers,…

WOC Report: John Deere Completes G-Series Skid Steers and CTL Lineup with Addition of Mid-Frame Models
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WOC Report: John Deere Completes G-Series Skid Steers and CTL Lineup with Addition of Mid-Frame Models

Designed for construction, agricultural, rental, landscape and governmental customers seeking superior performance and versatility from their machines, the new John Deere G-Series mid-frame skid steers…

445 Inches of Snow Tests Resiliency of Snow Removal Company
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445 Inches of Snow Tests Resiliency of Snow Removal Company

The following article, provided by the Bobcat Co., originally appeared here. Snow rages across the dark sky, briefly caught by the glow of a streetlamp….

ASV Adds New York Dealer to Network (Jim Reed’s Truck Sales)
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ASV Adds New York Dealer to Network (Jim Reed’s Truck Sales)

ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, has added Jim Reed’s Truck Sales to its dealer…

Hydraulic Toolbox: Learn How to Use Hand Tools Off Your Skid Steer or Track Loader
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Hydraulic Toolbox: Learn How to Use Hand Tools Off Your Skid Steer or Track Loader

Envision the scene: A worker is sent to an area of a jobsite to reface jaggedly broken edges of old pavement and to chip away…

High-Tech Power: Skid Steer and Track Loader Engines Are Clean, Powerful and Sophisticated
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High-Tech Power: Skid Steer and Track Loader Engines Are Clean, Powerful and Sophisticated

At the core of a skid steer or track loader, there’s a fiery diesel power plant pumping energy to all of the machine’s many wheels,…

Skid Steers vs. Track Loaders: Applications Continue to Push Each Loader Style in Different Directions
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Skid Steers vs. Track Loaders: Applications Continue to Push Each Loader Style in Different Directions

For 60 years the skid steer has been the chameleon of the equipment industry. Today it must concede some of that diversity to its compact…

Hydraulic Health: A Maintenance Guide to Maximize a Skid Steer/Track Loader’s Hydraulic System
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Hydraulic Health: A Maintenance Guide to Maximize a Skid Steer/Track Loader’s Hydraulic System

  When the first skid steers were produced in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, attachment systems began as simple pin-on attachments. Since then, hydraulic…

Gehl Sister Company Also Releases World’s Largest Skid Steer Variant (the 4200V)
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Gehl Sister Company Also Releases World’s Largest Skid Steer Variant (the 4200V)

We talked about Gehl releasing the world’s largest skid steer in the previous post. Now, it’s sister company Mustang (both owned by Manitou) coming back to…

Gehl launches the world’s largest skid steer (the V420)
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Gehl launches the world’s largest skid steer (the V420)

Gehl comes back to the market with the world’s largest skid loader — the V420. This machine features a Tier IV certified Deutz 120-hp engine…

Top Models: A Rundown of the Most Popular Skid Steers in the North American Market
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Top Models: A Rundown of the Most Popular Skid Steers in the North American Market

Anyone in the market for a skid steer loader has expectations for his or her dream machine. Size, lifting force, versatility — these and other…

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…

Case Announces Michelin X Tweel SSL Airless Radial Tires as Factory Option on All Skid Steer Loader Models
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Case Announces Michelin X Tweel SSL Airless Radial Tires as Factory Option on All Skid Steer Loader Models

Case Construction Equipment recently announced the availability of Michelin X Tweel SSL All-Terrain Airless Radial Tires as a factory-approved/supplied option on all skid steer loader…

KCMA Corporation Announces New Company Name (Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders) and Corporate Structure
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KCMA Corporation Announces New Company Name (Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders) and Corporate Structure

KCMA Corporation, a subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Group, will change their corporate name to Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America effective January 1. KCMA Corporation…

New Home Sales Hit Post-Recession High in November, Says NAHB
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New Home Sales Hit Post-Recession High in November, Says NAHB

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in November rose 17.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 733,000 units from a downwardly revised October…

Construction Jobs Increase in 40 States Between Nov. 2016 and Nov. 2017, Says AGC
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Construction Jobs Increase in 40 States Between Nov. 2016 and Nov. 2017, Says AGC

California and Nevada Have Biggest Job Gains for the Year, Iowa and Missouri Have Largest Declines; Texas and Alaska Add the Most Jobs for the…