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The bauma Brief: Hybrid Propulsion and Jobsite Digitalization Were the Big Themes of the Giant Trade Show

The bauma Brief: Hybrid Propulsion and Jobsite Digitalization Were the Big Themes of the Giant Trade Show

In April, a sea of 620,000 visitors from 200 countries descended upon Munich, Germany, exploring the biggest trade show by physical size in the world….

Load Management, Paralleling and Remote Monitoring: Three Big Trends in the Towable Generator Market

Load Management, Paralleling and Remote Monitoring: Three Big Trends in the Towable Generator Market

Work requires energy. For professional contractors, towable generators have always been a reliable source for energy production on a project. Converting stored energy in diesel…

Jobsite Juniors Magazine Features Equipment Trading Cards — Collect ’Em All!

Jobsite Juniors Magazine Features Equipment Trading Cards — Collect ’Em All!

Sign Up for Jobsite Juniors this Spring and Get a Year’s Worth of Construction for Your Kids Kids, both young and old, let me direct…

Backhoe on Tracks: JCB to Release Unique 1CXT Backhoe Loader to the United States

Backhoe on Tracks: JCB to Release Unique 1CXT Backhoe Loader to the United States

Compact track loader sales continue to outpace skid steers (by nearly double). We’ve heard sales for tracked machines were in the whopping 64,000-unit range in…

The Power to Lead: Today’s Compact Tool Carriers Wield Greater Strength, Lift and Hydraulic Performance

The Power to Lead: Today’s Compact Tool Carriers Wield Greater Strength, Lift and Hydraulic Performance

We want more power in a smaller package. It’s a challenging trend that’s popular in a lot of industries. In off-highway construction equipment, the quest…

More Details on Toro Buying Ditch Witch’s Parent Company for $700 Million

More Details on Toro Buying Ditch Witch’s Parent Company for $700 Million

The Toro Co. continues to grow its construction offerings through acquisition, especially over the last eight years. In 2012, the addition of certain Stone Construction…

Charge! Electric and Hybrid Machines Lead 2019 Launches and Tradeshows

Charge! Electric and Hybrid Machines Lead 2019 Launches and Tradeshows

One of the biggest trends that has emerged from this year’s abundance of early equipment launches is the promotion of both commercially available and prototype…

Bob-Dock: Bobcat’s Stay-in-the-Cab Skid Steer/Track Loader Attachment System Is Most Impressive

Bob-Dock: Bobcat’s Stay-in-the-Cab Skid Steer/Track Loader Attachment System Is Most Impressive

Bobcat Co. is a pioneer of compact equipment, and the original brand of skid steers. Bobcat built 200 M-400 units (the first true four-wheel skid…

Just the Facts — A Quick Guide to Compact Wheel Loaders

Just the Facts — A Quick Guide to Compact Wheel Loaders

You’re busy. We get it. You don’t have time to read a 2,000-word article on the small wheel loader market. You’ve maybe already decided that…

Assisted Digging: Grade and Machine Control Systems Can Be Equipped to Compact Excavators

Assisted Digging: Grade and Machine Control Systems Can Be Equipped to Compact Excavators

Precision. Efficiency. Speed. Safety. Four criteria that a contractor would want in almost any professional excavator operator. Unfortunately, skilled excavator operators are harder and harder…

Battery Powered — Volvo Prepares Commercial Release of Electric Compact Excavators and Wheel Loaders

Battery Powered — Volvo Prepares Commercial Release of Electric Compact Excavators and Wheel Loaders

Last year, Volvo Construction Equipment announced a pair of exciting compact machines — the fully electric EX2 compact excavator and LX2 compact wheel loader. Both…

The Choice Is Yours: There Is a Specific Skid Steer and Track Loader for Almost Every Operator

The Choice Is Yours: There Is a Specific Skid Steer and Track Loader for Almost Every Operator

Skid steers and track loaders can be found in a multiplicity of markets. Farming. Road work. Landscaping. Snow removal. My personal favorite: Stevedoring — the…

Photo Blog: Here’s What World of Concrete Looked Like Last Week

Photo Blog: Here’s What World of Concrete Looked Like Last Week

If World of Concrete was any indication, 2019 looks to be a busy and productive year. There are no numbers on attendance yet, but the…

Simple Solutions: Diesel Makers Decipher Complex Problems for Customers with Innovative Service Options

Simple Solutions: Diesel Makers Decipher Complex Problems for Customers with Innovative Service Options

  Today’s off-highway diesel engines are impressively sophisticated and small. Engineered into equally intricate and compact construction equipment, these diesels are powerful, efficient, cost-effective and…

Catch Up with Us: We’ll Be Attending World of Concrete, The ARA Show and bauma in the First Part of 2019

Catch Up with Us: We’ll Be Attending World of Concrete, The ARA Show and bauma in the First Part of 2019

We’re preparing for a lot of roadwork in 2019. Three important equipment tradeshows highlight the first four months of the new year. We’ll be attending…

The Next Generation: Caterpillar’s Revamped, Ultra-Premium Mini Excavator Line Highlights the Fall Media Event

The Next Generation: Caterpillar’s Revamped, Ultra-Premium Mini Excavator Line Highlights the Fall Media Event

No one quite pulls together a press event like Caterpillar. They are big. You’re boarding a bus at 7:30 a.m. for all-day discussions with product…

JLG Launches ‘Crews Across America’ Sweepstakes. Check Out the Details

JLG Launches ‘Crews Across America’ Sweepstakes. Check Out the Details

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, just announced its “Crews Across America” sweepstakes,…

Innovative Iron Awards: Hatz’s 3H50TIC Three-Cylinder Diesel Engine and Deutz’s Connect App

Innovative Iron Awards: Hatz’s 3H50TIC Three-Cylinder Diesel Engine and Deutz’s Connect App

Most brands already make amazing machines. In fact, there’s so much parity of quality in the American off-highway equipment marketplace that differentiators are often hard…

Innovative Iron Awards: The ASV RT-25 and RT-40 Are Redefining Track Loader Sizes

Innovative Iron Awards: The ASV RT-25 and RT-40 Are Redefining Track Loader Sizes

Most brands already make amazing machines. In fact, there’s so much parity of quality in the American off-highway equipment marketplace that differentiators are often hard…

Innovative Iron Awards: Atlas Copco, Doosan Portable Power and Perkins Offer Excellent Light Tower Solutions

Innovative Iron Awards: Atlas Copco, Doosan Portable Power and Perkins Offer Excellent Light Tower Solutions

Most brands already make amazing machines. In fact, there’s so much parity of quality in the American off-highway equipment marketplace that differentiators are often hard…