Electric Ex: Bobcat Turns to Green Machine to Help Build then Sell Alt-Propulsion Excavators
Excavators

Electric Ex: Bobcat Turns to Green Machine to Help Build then Sell Alt-Propulsion Excavators

Bobcat Co. had a busy 2020. The famous compact equipment brand has been aggressively revamping product lines (from Next-Generation R-Series loaders to R2-Series excavators), entering…

Construction Employment Is Down in Three-Fourths of States Since February, Says AGC
Business and Software

Construction Employment Is Down in Three-Fourths of States Since February, Says AGC

New York and Vermont Post Worst Losses since February as Virginia and South Dakota Add the Most; Maryland Records Worst One-Month Job Losses, While California…

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association: October New Business Volume Down 9% Year-over-year, Up 6% Month-to-Month and Down Almost 6% Year-to-Date
Business and Software

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association: October New Business Volume Down 9% Year-over-year, Up 6% Month-to-Month and Down Almost 6% Year-to-Date

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of…

Lunch Gear: Pelican’s 14QT Personal Cooler Separates Wets and Dry Storage and Is Cool for Construction
Hand Tools

Lunch Gear: Pelican’s 14QT Personal Cooler Separates Wets and Dry Storage and Is Cool for Construction

The new Pelican 14QT Personal Cooler is the first on the market to separate wet and dry storage, and it will be available at www.pelican.com…

Making Kwik Work: Oklahoma Utility Relies on a Mini Ex and This Unique Long-Armed Vegetation Management Attachment
Attachments

Making Kwik Work: Oklahoma Utility Relies on a Mini Ex and This Unique Long-Armed Vegetation Management Attachment

How do you manage vegetation along 5,200 miles of right-of-way? As efficiently as possible. At least that’s the motto of Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative (NOEC),…

Here Are Some Snow and Ice Tips to Protect Yards and Trees This Winter
Business and Software

Here Are Some Snow and Ice Tips to Protect Yards and Trees This Winter

With the pandemic keeping people sheltering at home, more people are extending their outdoor time in the winter by adding fire pits, outdoor heaters and…

NAHB: Multifamily Construction Sentiment Showed Improvement in Third Quarter
Business and Software

NAHB: Multifamily Construction Sentiment Showed Improvement in Third Quarter

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing increased in the third quarter, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released by the…

Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry Higher in November, COVID-19 Impact Survey Data Released
Business and Software

Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry Higher in November, COVID-19 Impact Survey Data Released

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation recently released the November 2020 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative…

AEM Announces 2020 Inductees to AEM Hall of Fame
Business and Software

AEM Announces 2020 Inductees to AEM Hall of Fame

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Hall of Fame recognizes the pioneers whose inventions, ideas, leadership and courage have contributed to the industry and our…

Friday Fun: Let’s Make Some Paint Swirl Ornaments
Business and Software

Friday Fun: Let’s Make Some Paint Swirl Ornaments

The holidays are coming up quick! Let us help with a fun gift idea for the grandparents or even some extra decor for your home…

Trade Hounds Launches Jobs Platform
Business and Software

Trade Hounds Launches Jobs Platform

Trade Hounds, the largest professional community built exclusively for the construction industry, recently announced the launch of its Jobs platform, which connects contractors directly with…

BC’s Leavitt Machinery Is Awarded as a Top Performing Dealer for the Manitou Brand
Business and Software

BC’s Leavitt Machinery Is Awarded as a Top Performing Dealer for the Manitou Brand

Manitou Group recently presented Leavitt Machinery located in Langley, BC, with the Manitou 2019 Top Dealer Award for North America. This prestigious award is based…

Mecalac Offers the AS900tele for Optimized Logistics
Telehandlers

Mecalac Offers the AS900tele for Optimized Logistics

Mecalac, a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of compact construction equipment for urban environments, introduces the AS900tele to North America. The new machine combines…

Machine Heads Ep. 4: Innovative Iron Awards Go to Deere’s SmartGrade 333G, ASV’s MAX-Series and Mecalac’s MCR Series
Excavators

Machine Heads Ep. 4: Innovative Iron Awards Go to Deere’s SmartGrade 333G, ASV’s MAX-Series and Mecalac’s MCR Series

Fellow Machine Heads, welcome back to the fourth episode of my new video series. This is once again Keith Gribbins, publisher and resident guinea pig…

Up and Over: Compact Crawler Boom Rentals Help Crews Reach New Heights
Aerial Lifts

Up and Over: Compact Crawler Boom Rentals Help Crews Reach New Heights

Compact crawler booms, also called spider lifts (depending on the manufacturer), give operators the ability to reach up and over to access even the hardest-to-reach…

The 2021 HDD Academy Will Take Place In-Person at Arizona State University
Industry Events

The 2021 HDD Academy Will Take Place In-Person at Arizona State University

Benjamin Media Inc. and Arizona State University’s Del E. Webb School of Construction are teaming up again to bring the HDD industry this informative and…

Kid’s Fun: Let’s Build a House!
Business and Software

Kid’s Fun: Let’s Build a House!

Does the cooler weather have you stuck inside? Grab some mini marshmallows, toothpicks, straws and pipe cleaners and build some houses. Check out two projects…

Five Reasons to Consider Compact Wheeled Excavators
Excavators

Five Reasons to Consider Compact Wheeled Excavators

By Matthew McLean, Product Manager, Excavators, Volvo Construction Equipment Wheeled excavators have been staples in construction fleets throughout Europe and Asia for decades, but in…

John Deere Announces Contest to Meet Top Country Music Artists Performing at The Farm Must Go On
Business and Software

John Deere Announces Contest to Meet Top Country Music Artists Performing at The Farm Must Go On

John Deere and top country artists Dustin Lynch, Maddie & Tae, Mickey Guyton, Travis Denning and Tyler Farr are coming together to raise money for…

Sales Growth Lifts Builder Confidence to New Record High, Says NAHB
Business and Software

Sales Growth Lifts Builder Confidence to New Record High, Says NAHB

In another sign that housing continues to lead the economy forward, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased five points to 90…

Making Kwik Work: Oklahoma Utility Relies on a Mini Ex and This Unique Long-Armed Vegetation Management Attachment

Attachments

Making Kwik Work: Oklahoma Utility Relies on a Mini Ex and This Unique Long-Armed Vegetation Management Attachment

How do you manage vegetation along 5,200 miles of right-of-way? As efficiently as possible. At least that’s the motto of …

JCB Restores Vintage Machine to Thank Loyal Customer

Backhoes

JCB Restores Vintage Machine to Thank Loyal Customer

One of JCB’s longest-standing customers has unwrapped a unique present – …

Kohler Introduces the KDI 3404TCR SCR

Engines

Kohler Introduces the KDI 3404TCR SCR

The hallmark of Kohler‘s KDI 3404TCR SCR is its high …

Power Move: Atlas Copco Power Technique Signs Mid-America Engine as Dealer

Generators

Power Move: Atlas Copco Power Technique Signs Mid-America Engine as Dealer

Atlas Copco Power Technique (AC), a leading provider of air, flow and power solutions, recently introduced

Lunch Gear: Pelican’s 14QT Personal Cooler Separates Wets and Dry Storage and Is Cool for Construction

Hand Tools

Lunch Gear: Pelican’s 14QT Personal Cooler Separates Wets and Dry Storage and Is Cool for Construction

The new Pelican 14QT Personal Cooler is the first on the market to separate wet and …

Power Move: Atlas Copco Power Technique Signs Mid-America Engine as Dealer

Light Towers

Power Move: Atlas Copco Power Technique Signs Mid-America Engine as Dealer

Atlas Copco Power Technique (AC), a leading provider of air, flow and power solutions, recently introduced

Luxury Loaders: Dream Big and Pick Out the Ultimate Skid Steer or CTL

Skid Steers

Luxury Loaders: Dream Big and Pick Out the Ultimate Skid Steer or CTL

Tis the season to dream big. Imagine your wish list for a skid steer or track loader. What does it have? An enclosed heated cab? Grade control? Telematics? Well, as much as we’d love to …

Machine Heads Ep. 4: Innovative Iron Awards Go to Deere’s SmartGrade 333G, ASV’s MAX-Series and Mecalac’s MCR Series

Track Loaders

Machine Heads Ep. 4: Innovative Iron Awards Go to Deere’s SmartGrade 333G, ASV’s MAX-Series and Mecalac’s MCR Series

Fellow Machine Heads, welcome back to the fourth episode of my new video series. This is once …

Mecalac Offers the AS900tele for Optimized Logistics

Telehandlers

Mecalac Offers the AS900tele for Optimized Logistics

Mecalac, a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of compact …

Picking the Right Equipment for the Job: Toro Breaks Down Compact Utility Loaders vs. Skid Steer Loaders

Compact Tool Carriers

Picking the Right Equipment for the Job: Toro Breaks Down Compact Utility Loaders vs. Skid Steer Loaders

Different equipment is needed for different jobs, but how exactly do you make the distinction between a skid steer loader (SSL) …