ARA Forecasts Equipment Rental Industry to Grow to Nearly $60 Billion by 2021

ARA Forecasts Equipment Rental Industry to Grow to Nearly $60 Billion by 2021

In its latest five-year forecast, the American Rental Association (ARA) expects equipment rental industry revenue to continue to grow consistently in the United States over…

On Air: Check Out What’s New in the Air Compressor Market

On Air: Check Out What’s New in the Air Compressor Market

It’s amazing what air compressors can do on a job. Whether it’s a demolition contractor breaking concrete with a hammer or a landscaper clearing out…

Clockwork Concrete Pour: Achieving a Quality Floor Depends on Quality Finishing Equipment

Clockwork Concrete Pour: Achieving a Quality Floor Depends on Quality Finishing Equipment

Anyone who knows concrete knows a large pour can be unpredictable. Many factors play into a smooth-running pour, and for Milis Flatwork, Kaukauna, Wis., a…

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

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…

The Mobile Mechanic: Getting More Done in the Field to Boost Your Heavy Civil Construction Business

The Mobile Mechanic: Getting More Done in the Field to Boost Your Heavy Civil Construction Business

For mechanics working in the heavy civil construction industry, there can be some significant communication and collaboration challenges simply because of the vast amount of…

Listen to Your Earth Drill: Preventing and Diagnosing Complications for Mechanical Earth Drills

Listen to Your Earth Drill: Preventing and Diagnosing Complications for Mechanical Earth Drills

Auto mechanics deal with it all the time — the phone call requesting an over-the-phone diagnosis. Inevitably the conversation includes the vehicle owner providing a…

Keeping Cold Lights Bright: How to Prepare and Protect a Light Tower from Winter Wear and Tear

Keeping Cold Lights Bright: How to Prepare and Protect a Light Tower from Winter Wear and Tear

Light tower maintenance starts with daily, weekly and monthly attention that includes visual inspections, fluid checks and safety procedures. These routines should be completed regardless…

Good Vibrations: Improve the Quality of Concrete with the Proper Vibrator

Good Vibrations: Improve the Quality of Concrete with the Proper Vibrator

The quality of concrete can be significantly improved by vibration. The savings achieved and the improved quality of concrete are now so well established that…

Most Popular: Mini Excavator Manufacturers Discuss their Top Selling Models

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…

Microtrenching Options: Learn About These Low-Impact, Cost-Effective Utility Installation Solutions

Microtrenching Options: Learn About These Low-Impact, Cost-Effective Utility Installation Solutions

We’re living in a time where we always want more. More data! Faster networks! We can’t just watch one episode. We have to binge an…

Photo Blog: World of Concrete Draws 58,222 Registered Professionals (Including Us), the Biggest Attendance in Nine Years

Photo Blog: World of Concrete Draws 58,222 Registered Professionals (Including Us), the Biggest Attendance in Nine Years

World of Concrete 2018 exceeded expectations across the board and concluded the 43rd edition as the largest World of Concrete in nine years. This signature…

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

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…

World of Concrete: Track Down This Cool Equipment at the Las Vegas Trade Show This Week

World of Concrete: Track Down This Cool Equipment at the Las Vegas Trade Show This Week

Construction, concrete and masonry pros should probably start 2018 off on the right foot — learning about their trade, shopping for new equipment and enjoying…

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

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

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

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

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…

Economic Panel Predicts Housing Will Continue to Gain Ground in 2018

Economic Panel Predicts Housing Will Continue to Gain Ground in 2018

The newly enacted tax law will create a more favorable tax climate for the business community, which should spur job and economic growth and keep…

Free Falling: How a Drop Hammer Attachment Works and Why You Might Need One

Free Falling: How a Drop Hammer Attachment Works and Why You Might Need One

In the world of concrete demolition, concrete breaker attachments are held in a high regard. In fact, there is a good chance you won’t be…

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

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…