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Operation Gehl: We Contrast Two Gehl Skid Steers But Find the Biggest Value Beyond the Iron

Operation Gehl: We Contrast Two Gehl Skid Steers But Find the Biggest Value Beyond the Iron

SPECS: Operating Capacity (50%):4,200 lbs Overall Height to Top of ROPS: 82 in. Height to Hinge Pin: 143.8 in. Overall Machine Width: 81 in. Breakout…

Operation Deere-Hitachi: Find the Secret to the 30-Year Success of the Deere-Hitachi Line of Excavators

Operation Deere-Hitachi: Find the Secret to the 30-Year Success of the Deere-Hitachi Line of Excavators

SPECS: Engine Horsepower: 23.3 hp Max. Digging Depth: 10 ft Max. Reach: 17 ft, 1 in. Bucket Breakout Force: 6,085 lbf Operating Weight: 7,760 lbs…

Behind the scenes at Gehl: We visit the Manitou Group HQ, see how a skid steer is made

Behind the scenes at Gehl: We visit the Manitou Group HQ, see how a skid steer is made

I traveled to the Gehl headquarters in West Bend, Wis., in April to get to know the brand better and operate two wildly different skid…

The Hot Seat: We Discuss the Ride-On Compact Tool Carrier Market with Avant Tecno

The Hot Seat: We Discuss the Ride-On Compact Tool Carrier Market with Avant Tecno

Skid steers and track loaders are the most ubiquitous attachment-takers in the U.S. market. If you want something smaller, there is the growing popularity of…

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…

Rugged and Rental Ready: We Explore the Two New Three- and Six-Seat UTVs from JLG

Rugged and Rental Ready: We Explore the Two New Three- and Six-Seat UTVs from JLG

“Yea, go ahead and try it,” Jeff Ford tells me as I am test-driving JLG’s new utility vehicles at its training area tucked into the…

Bid for a Cause: <em>Compact Equipment</em> and ICUEE Team Up Once Again for the Benefit Auction

Bid for a Cause: Compact Equipment and ICUEE Team Up Once Again for the Benefit Auction

The construction industry and job creation go hand in hand, and this year the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) is furthering that connection…

Mini Extras: Build the Ultimate Mini Excavator with the Right Attachments

Mini Extras: Build the Ultimate Mini Excavator with the Right Attachments

On today’s utility jobsites, if you aren’t able to accomplish several different tasks with just one machine, you are missing out on big-time boosts to…

Editor at Large: Inside Perkins’ new vision for telematics, engine service, parts ordering

Editor at Large: Inside Perkins’ new vision for telematics, engine service, parts ordering

Perkins told us they had a big announcement coming the last week of June to commemorate its 85th anniversary, so we flew down to Seguin,…

Load Warriors: Choose a Tough Portable, Hand-Held Generator for Commercial Applications

Load Warriors: Choose a Tough Portable, Hand-Held Generator for Commercial Applications

Unlike a lot of equipment purchased for the jobsite, small, portable generators (the size you can throw in the back of your truck) can be…

Opposable Options: Advice for Pairing Your Compact Excavator with the Perfect Thumb

Opposable Options: Advice for Pairing Your Compact Excavator with the Perfect Thumb

Evolution begins with the thumb. This is true for us mammals, and it’s true for our machines. Take your regular old digging excavator, add in…

A Haul of a Decision: How to Match a Chassis and Dump Body to Handle Your Hauling Needs

A Haul of a Decision: How to Match a Chassis and Dump Body to Handle Your Hauling Needs

Building a dump truck only requires matching up two primary pieces — a chassis and a dump body — but those two pieces have to…

Winter Wheel Loaders: How to Outfit Your Compact Wheel Loader for Snow Removal

Winter Wheel Loaders: How to Outfit Your Compact Wheel Loader for Snow Removal

Wheel loaders have become a go-to machine for snow removal in the winter because of their perfect combination of size, agility, visibility and safety. If…

The Story of Hunt Construction Can Be Told Through the Machines It Buys

The Story of Hunt Construction Can Be Told Through the Machines It Buys

Building with Quality quality job usually starts with quality equipment, but so does a quality company. Take Hunt Construction and Excavating LLC, for example. The…

Voltage Regulating Generators Change What’s Possible on the Jobsite

Voltage Regulating Generators Change What’s Possible on the Jobsite

Small generators, notably inverter generators, reduce the size, weight and sound of a typical generator, while also producing stable and consistent power — all attributes…

Rental Reminders for Picking Out the Perfect Portable Light Tower

Rental Reminders for Picking Out the Perfect Portable Light Tower

LET THERE BE LIGHT! Wait, you don’t have enough light towers? No worries: Head down to the rental yard and find an ideal tower for…

Can I Borrow A Light? Advice for Light Tower Rental

Can I Borrow A Light? Advice for Light Tower Rental

So it looks like this next job will require additional lighting. Before heading down to the rental house, know what you are going to need….

Picking and Pairing Hammer Attachments for Compact Excavators

Picking and Pairing Hammer Attachments for Compact Excavators

I think it was the Ancient Greeks who once said “Know thy breaker,” and they know what they were talking about. Without such knowledge, jobsite…

Editor’s Message: We Visit KCMA Corp. Out in Arizona to Operate Wheel Loaders

Editor’s Message: We Visit KCMA Corp. Out in Arizona to Operate Wheel Loaders

KCMA Corp. invited members of the trade press out to Wickenburg, Ariz., for a look at the newest updates in the Kawasaki-KCM Z7 wheel loader…

Cat 101: Getting to the Heart of an Industry Giant

Cat 101: Getting to the Heart of an Industry Giant

Caterpillar is a fairly ironic name when you think about it — a fast-paced, monolithic industry leader named after the slow poke of the insect…