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The Kleineke Report

The Power of Steering The new Electronic Power Steering on the 900 is a great option for commercial applications and owners. It makes long days…

Long-Time Machine Works Blogger Pam Stask Gets Married

We will be taking Friday off from The Machine Works blog to celebrate the wedding of long-time Compact Equipment writer and regular blogger Pam Stask. She’s…

Conquering bauma 2013

Conquering bauma 2013

By all accounts, bauma 2013 was the largest construction trade show on record, but that did not deter myself and Utility Contractor editor Pam Kleineke. Nope. We weaved through miles of booth space, thousands of visitors, days of straight press conference

Trench Talk: Let’s Discuss Buying a Walk-Behind Trencher

Trench Talk: Let’s Discuss Buying a Walk-Behind Trencher

Walk-behind trenchers are the perfect machines for operators who need to slice through the dirt with precision and ease. They help everyone from contractors and…

Wheel Unique: Take a Look at Some Stand Out Compact Wheel Loaders in the Market

Wheel Unique: Take a Look at Some Stand Out Compact Wheel Loaders in the Market

Compact wheel loaders are creeping onto more and more jobsites across North America, thanks to their comfort, maneuverability, efficiency and safety. Name any market, whether…

How to Stretch Your Dollar when Buying a Compact Excavator

How to Stretch Your Dollar when Buying a Compact Excavator

So, you need a new mini excavator but don’t want to break the bank. No worries. We’re here to help. Now more than ever it’s…

Track TLC: Learn How to Reduce Track Wear on Your Compact Track Loader

Track TLC: Learn How to Reduce Track Wear on Your Compact Track Loader

The tracks and the undercarriage on a compact track loader are what help make it such a valuable piece of equipment. Operators can navigate slippery…

Small but Mighty: Tips for Renting a Compact Tool Carrier

Small but Mighty: Tips for Renting a Compact Tool Carrier

Need a little extra muscle on your next project? Consider renting a compact tool carrier (sometimes called a compact utility loader or mini skid steer…

Dig Nimbly: Let’s Learn How to Make the Most of a Mini Ex Rental

Dig Nimbly: Let’s Learn How to Make the Most of a Mini Ex Rental

Equipment rental is the perfect option to give your operation the boost it needs — whether it’s adding an extra machine to meet a tight…

Learn How to Build a Strong Relationship with Your Rental Partner

Learn How to Build a Strong Relationship with Your Rental Partner

Not to be the bearer of bad news, but sometimes you can’t have it all. That’s especially true with equipment. Whether it’s the capital to…

Equipped to Dig: Pair Your Compact Tractor with a Backhoe for Even More Productivity

Equipped to Dig: Pair Your Compact Tractor with a Backhoe for Even More Productivity

Armed with the right attachment, compact utility tractors can tackle lots of different projects. Whether you’re a farmer, large land owner or even a contractor,…

Cut It Up: Let’s Take a Look at Popular Attachments for Vegetation Management

Cut It Up: Let’s Take a Look at Popular Attachments for Vegetation Management

Skid steers and compact track loaders have the amazing ability to fit into all sorts of applications. With more than 100 attachments at their disposal,…

Room to Roam: UTVs Lend a Hand on Large Properties for Both Work and Play

Room to Roam: UTVs Lend a Hand on Large Properties for Both Work and Play

Utility vehicles (or UTVs for short) are the perfect companions on large properties. These small but hard-working vehicles are packed with enough power and payload…

We’re Awesome: The CE Crew Earns Three More Awards this Year

We’re Awesome: The CE Crew Earns Three More Awards this Year

The first half of 2020 has been dominated by momentous news stories from COVID-19 to CONEXPO-CON/AGG. The always resourceful staff at Compact Equipment has been…

Dump Job: Dedicated Dumpers Haul and Dump Materials. Yep, They’re That Simple.

Dump Job: Dedicated Dumpers Haul and Dump Materials. Yep, They’re That Simple.

Site dumpers have one job, and they do it well. Dump materials. These off-road machines are built to haul everything from clay, stone and gravel…

Keep Your Cool: How to Pick an Auxiliary Hydraulic Cooler for Your Track Loader or Skid Steer

Keep Your Cool: How to Pick an Auxiliary Hydraulic Cooler for Your Track Loader or Skid Steer

High temperatures, high-flow attachments and demanding jobs can all play a part in overheating the hydraulic systems of skid steers and compact track loaders —…

More Than Just a Loader: Specialty Buckets, Grapples, Forks and Snow Tools Top Compact Wheel Loader Attachments

More Than Just a Loader: Specialty Buckets, Grapples, Forks and Snow Tools Top Compact Wheel Loader Attachments

Compact wheel loaders are designed for a wide range of applications given their size, comfort, safety and ability to couple with any number of attachments….

Tips for Trailering: How to Select a Trailer and Hit the Road with Your Compact Track Loader

Tips for Trailering: How to Select a Trailer and Hit the Road with Your Compact Track Loader

One of the many perks of compact equipment is the ability to transport it rather easily and, in most cases, without a CDL. Compact track…

Night Lights: Advice for Renting a Light Tower and What Options Are Out There

Night Lights: Advice for Renting a Light Tower and What Options Are Out There

Sometimes a contractor’s projects don’t follow a typical 9-to-5 schedule. When work spills over into the evening, a crew needs the right equipment — such…

Let’s Roll: Wheeled Excavators Are Cruising into More North American Equipment Fleets

Let’s Roll: Wheeled Excavators Are Cruising into More North American Equipment Fleets

Wheeled excavators are not new machines. In fact, they’ve been quite popular in Europe for some time and are gaining a slow but steady following…