Friday Fun: Cat Excavator Makes Appearance in Transformers: The Last Knight

Friday Fun: Cat Excavator Makes Appearance in Transformers: The Last Knight

A Caterpillar excavator is next in line to carry on the tradition of Cat equipment appearing on the big screen when it joins the team…

Dig, Load, Maintain, Repeat: Maintenance Routines for Backhoe Loaders

Dig, Load, Maintain, Repeat: Maintenance Routines for Backhoe Loaders

How the Right Maintenance and Service Checks Enhance Backhoe Life and Productivity There’s certainly no shortage of specialized machines in the heavy equipment market today….

Illinois-Based Excavating and Trucking Company Capitalizes on Worksaver Attachments

Illinois-Based Excavating and Trucking Company Capitalizes on Worksaver Attachments

Wayne Davis Excavating & Trucking was started in 1978 by Wayne Davis. The company offers residential and commercial services such general excavation, site development, demolition…

TLC for your CTC: Maintain Your Compact Tool Carrier with These Tips from Toro

TLC for your CTC: Maintain Your Compact Tool Carrier with These Tips from Toro

Contractors face a slew of challenges, tight timelines and weather issues on a daily basis. Many contractors understand there are things they cannot control —…

Excavator Engines: Understanding the Power and Complexities of Diesels in Small Excavators

Excavator Engines: Understanding the Power and Complexities of Diesels in Small Excavators

The lifeblood of a compact hydraulic excavator is its hydraulic fluid (pressurized oil) that flows through its pumps and motors, but those motors wouldn’t animate…

Bridging the Gap: Fixing the James Madison Memorial Bridge

Bridging the Gap: Fixing the James Madison Memorial Bridge

The James Madison Memorial Bridge in Virginia is not living up to its namesake. The bridge’s infrastructure has been crumbling over the past several years….

Training for Tomorrow: Equipment Simulators Allow New Operators to Learn the Ropes

Training for Tomorrow: Equipment Simulators Allow New Operators to Learn the Ropes

Putting rookie operators in the driver seats of heavy equipment is the last thing most contractors do. At risk are machines sometimes valued at hundreds…

We Visit Rock Hill, S.C., for the Grand Opening of Atlas Copco’s New American Headquarters

We Visit Rock Hill, S.C., for the Grand Opening of Atlas Copco’s New American Headquarters

  Charlotte has become a global city-state over the last few decades — the second-largest metro area in the southeastern United States — just behind…

Steady Growth: The Construction Industry Still Predicted to Grow 6 Percent in 2017

Steady Growth: The Construction Industry Still Predicted to Grow 6 Percent in 2017

Solid and stable economic improvement looks to continue in the overall construction industry. In May, the construction consultants and analysts at FMI released a revamped…

Learn to Minimize Skid Steer Tire Wear

Learn to Minimize Skid Steer Tire Wear

Even Your Loader’s Tires Deserve to Get the Most Out of Life Tires are typically the most expensive consumable item on a skid steer loader….

Welding Filler Metals Haven’t Changed Much, But Their Processes Have

Welding Filler Metals Haven’t Changed Much, But Their Processes Have

We talk a lot about welding equipment and processes — that’s the sexy side of welding marketing — but the science and application of welding…