Construction Input Costs Rise 6.2% Through August, Adding to Pressure from Labor Shortages and Outpacing Bid Prices
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Construction Input Costs Rise 6.2% Through August, Adding to Pressure from Labor Shortages and Outpacing Bid Prices

Fuel, Metals, Asphalt and Gypsum Prices Post Large Annual Increases as Index for New Construction Gains Only 3.4 Percent, Intensifying Squeeze on Contractors Already Impacted…

Wacker Neuson Track Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide
Track Loaders

Wacker Neuson Track Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide

  Extremely Versatile  Machines with Industry-Leading Warranty While Wacker Neuson may be considered a new player in the compact track loader market, the company continues…

Builder Confidence Remains Firm in September, Says NAHB
Business and Software

Builder Confidence Remains Firm in September, Says NAHB

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged at a solid 67 reading in September on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells…

Volvo Track Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide
Track Loaders

Volvo Track Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide

Four Models Offer Durability and Industry-Leading Comfort Volvo Construction Equipment released three new compact track loader models in 2018 — the MCT110D, MCT125D and MCT135D…

Mutt Madness Heads to GIE+EXPO
Industry Events

Mutt Madness Heads to GIE+EXPO

If you spend five minutes with Kris Kiser, president of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), you’ll learn he’s passionate about four things: OPEI, the…

Little Beaver Offers Efficient Solutions for Residential Foundation Repair
Features

Little Beaver Offers Efficient Solutions for Residential Foundation Repair

Little Beaver’s largest drill, the Big Beaver, offers an efficient solution for completing residential foundation repairs. The powerful rig is designed for one-person operation and…

Takeuchi Track Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide
Track Loaders

Takeuchi Track Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide

Five Units from One of the Original Track Loader Pioneers Takeuchi Mfg. began in 1963 and has been a pioneer in the compact equipment industry…

Unique Wheel Loader Tech: We Survey the Compact Industry to Find the Most Innovative Options Around
Wheel Loaders

Unique Wheel Loader Tech: We Survey the Compact Industry to Find the Most Innovative Options Around

If you’re looking to buy a small wheel loader, you will not be lacking in options. Even with sales for compact wheel loaders in North…

On Track: The Rise of the Compact Track Loader and when it Still Makes Sense to Choose a Skid Steer
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On Track: The Rise of the Compact Track Loader and when it Still Makes Sense to Choose a Skid Steer

For more than 60 years, the skid steer has dominated on jobsites. However, the compact track loader (CTL) is edging its way into the equipment…

New Holland Track Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide
Track Loaders

New Holland Track Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide

Five Units Raising the Bar with Boom and Bucket Height In 2005, New Holland Construction launched its first dedicated compact track loader. With the company’s…

Name Change and New Standards for Aerial Work Platforms
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Name Change and New Standards for Aerial Work Platforms

The rental industry is anticipating the release of new standards regarding aerial work platforms (AWPs). Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming changes.

Cat introduces new skeleton buckets
Attachments

Cat introduces new skeleton buckets

Used primarily to separate rocks and large debris from soil and sand, Cat Skeleton Buckets feature heavy-duty construction and find application in a number of…

Revamped Common Ground Alliance DIRT Report Estimates Damage to Buried Utilities Has Increased Between 2015 and 2017
Business and Software

Revamped Common Ground Alliance DIRT Report Estimates Damage to Buried Utilities Has Increased Between 2015 and 2017

Report analyzes when damages to the nation’s infrastructure are most likely to occur Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-driven organization dedicated to protecting underground utility…

Case SiteWatch Supports New AEMP Telematics Standard
Business and Software

Case SiteWatch Supports New AEMP Telematics Standard

Case Construction Equipment announced that its Case SiteWatch telematics portal is now aligned with the new Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) 2.0/ISO-15143-3 standard. The…

Mustang Track Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide
Track Loaders

Mustang Track Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide

All-New Pilot Series Track Loader Joins the Fleet Mustang began in the 19th century as the Owatonna Mfg. Co. Starting as an agricultural implement manufacturer,…

Construction Employment Rises by 23,000 Jobs in August and 297,000 for the Year Even with Labor Shortages
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Construction Employment Rises by 23,000 Jobs in August and 297,000 for the Year Even with Labor Shortages

Construction Officials Urge Federal Leaders to Double Spending on Career and Technical Education, Reform Immigration and Improve Job Training Programs to Help Address Workforce Shortages…

Kubota Track Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide
Track Loaders

Kubota Track Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide

A Compact Track Loader Line that Includes a High-Flow Model Kubota Tractor Corp. began marketing in the United States in 1972, with an initial introduction…

Off the Road Again: Utility Vehicles Continue to Drive Manufacturers in New Directions
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Off the Road Again: Utility Vehicles Continue to Drive Manufacturers in New Directions

In late August, I was enjoying spectacular views of Lake Lanier — a sprawling water resort in Georgia about an hour outside of Atlanta. Most…

John Deere Track Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide
Track Loaders

John Deere Track Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide

The G Series Represents Four Next Generation Models John Deere started offering dedicated track loaders in 2005 with two models. Over the years, the company…

Kinshofer introduces D-Series grapples
Attachments

Kinshofer introduces D-Series grapples

Kinshofer, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, offers its D-Series grapples with a new light, compact and flexible shell, ideal…

Cat introduces new skeleton buckets
Attachments

Cat introduces new skeleton buckets

Used primarily to separate rocks and large debris from soil and sand, Cat Skeleton Buckets …

Case Announces Enhancements to N Series Backhoe Loader Line
Backhoes

Case Announces Enhancements to N Series Backhoe Loader Line

Legacy backhoe loader line gains round of enhancements to hydraulic and electrical systems, drivetrain, serviceability and more.
Case Construction …

Jenny Products Introduces Gas-Powered Hand-Carry Compressor
Compressors

Jenny Products Introduces Gas-Powered Hand-Carry Compressor

Jenny Products Inc. recently introduced the AM840-4HG-HC4V — a lightweight and compact hand-carry compressor powered by a …

Perkins appoints senior manufacturing executives in U.S., U.K.
Engines

Perkins appoints senior manufacturing executives in U.S., U.K.

Mark Stratton

 
Mark Stratton has been appointed general manager of Perkins large …

Picking Proper Power: Portable Gen Sets Can Keep Pros Connected, If Chosen Wisely
Generators

Picking Proper Power: Portable Gen Sets Can Keep Pros Connected, If Chosen Wisely

The differences between using a portable generator at home and using one on a jobsite are …

Little Beaver Offers Efficient Solutions for Residential Foundation Repair
Hand Tools

Little Beaver Offers Efficient Solutions for Residential Foundation Repair

Little Beaver’s largest drill, the Big Beaver, offers an efficient solution for …

Generac’s MLT4060MVD LED Light Tower Is Engineered for Autonomous Operation
Light Towers

Generac’s MLT4060MVD LED Light Tower Is Engineered for Autonomous Operation

New and Improved MLT4060MVD offers incredible 533-hour runtime with more powerful light

On Track: The Rise of the Compact Track Loader and when it Still Makes Sense to Choose a Skid Steer
Skid Steers

On Track: The Rise of the Compact Track Loader and when it Still Makes Sense to Choose a Skid Steer

For more than 60 years, the skid steer has dominated on jobsites. However, the compact track …

Wacker Neuson Track Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide
Track Loaders

Wacker Neuson Track Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide

 
Extremely Versatile  Machines with Industry-Leading Warranty
While Wacker Neuson may be considered a new player in the compact track loader market, the company continues to grow …

Unique Wheel Loader Tech: We Survey the Compact Industry to Find the Most Innovative Options Around
Wheel Loaders

Unique Wheel Loader Tech: We Survey the Compact Industry to Find the Most Innovative Options Around

If you’re looking to buy a small wheel loader, you will not be lacking in …

Lube-A-Boom INSULATOR Takes Shock Out of Machine Lubrication
Telehandlers

Lube-A-Boom INSULATOR Takes Shock Out of Machine Lubrication

Safety is the primary concern for users of all lifting and access equipment. This is especially so …

Compare Every Manufacturer’s Compact Tool Carrier in Our 2018 Spec Guide
Compact Tool Carriers

Compare Every Manufacturer’s Compact Tool Carrier in Our 2018 Spec Guide

Sometimes attachments make the machine. Nowhere does that ring truer than with a compact tool …