Power Moves: Diesel Makers Downsize, Connect to Mobile and Perfect Emissions Offerings

Power Moves: Diesel Makers Downsize, Connect to Mobile and Perfect Emissions Offerings

The way we’re generating power is still changing. A philosophy for cleaner, more efficient energy is still revolutionizing the way we create kilowatts and horsepower….

The Operator Experience: Our First Issue Dedicated to Operating Equipment Comes Out in June

The Operator Experience: Our First Issue Dedicated to Operating Equipment Comes Out in June

We’re getting our boots muddy operating a lot of equipment this spring. As you’re reading this issue, myself and other Compact Equipment editors are behind…

Heading Off Road: From Cat to JLG, Big Brands Release New UTVs and Target Niche Markets

Heading Off Road: From Cat to JLG, Big Brands Release New UTVs and Target Niche Markets

Projects create nomads. For a contractor or farmer, a new job usually means another mission in a new place, making reliable transport imperative to travel…

Editor at Large: Visiting Volvo Construction Equipment in Pennsylvania to operate the EW60E wheeled compact excavator

Editor at Large: Visiting Volvo Construction Equipment in Pennsylvania to operate the EW60E wheeled compact excavator

We’re getting our boots muddy operating a lot of equipment this spring. One of our big goals for 2018 was to get the Compact Equipment…

Mobile Gen Sets: Top Brands Offer Advice and Favorite Models

Mobile Gen Sets: Top Brands Offer Advice and Favorite Models

Commercial generators are benefiting greatly from miniaturization and other technologies that are allowing manufacturers to put more power into an efficiently-sized package. Below are some…

We’ve Lost a Good Friend: Remembering BMI Associate Publisher Richard Krzys

We’ve Lost a Good Friend: Remembering BMI Associate Publisher Richard Krzys

The Krzys family owns and runs Benjamin Media Inc. (BMI) Today, that mostly means founder Bernie and his son, president Rob Krzys, pushing the company…

Five Below: A Fistfull of Attachments We Couldn’t Fit Anywhere Else

Five Below: A Fistfull of Attachments We Couldn’t Fit Anywhere Else

  In the small tool-carrying equipment categories, attachments make the machine. Skid steers, excavators, track loaders, utility tractors, compact tool carriers — all of these…

Top Products: We Travel to World of Concrete and The Rental Show to Analyze New Equipment Launches

Top Products: We Travel to World of Concrete and The Rental Show to Analyze New Equipment Launches

Before 2018 really starts heating up, we wanted to make sure you, CE reader, had all of your equipment shopping research finished, so you’ll be…

Wheels in Motion: The Compact Wheel Loader Market Rolls a Little Larger in 2018

Wheels in Motion: The Compact Wheel Loader Market Rolls a Little Larger in 2018

Small wheel loaders continue to dig out a bigger niche in the North American machine market. Last year, big brands released impressive amounts of iron….

High-Tech Power: Skid Steer and Track Loader Engines Are Clean, Powerful and Sophisticated

High-Tech Power: Skid Steer and Track Loader Engines Are Clean, Powerful and Sophisticated

At the core of a skid steer or track loader, there’s a fiery diesel power plant pumping energy to all of the machine’s many wheels,…

Skid Steers vs. Track Loaders: Applications Continue to Push Each Loader Style in Different Directions

Skid Steers vs. Track Loaders: Applications Continue to Push Each Loader Style in Different Directions

For 60 years the skid steer has been the chameleon of the equipment industry. Today it must concede some of that diversity to its compact…

Editor at Large: Operating and Analyzing Equipment at Caterpillar’s Fall Press Event

Editor at Large: Operating and Analyzing Equipment at Caterpillar’s Fall Press Event

I got the official (um) yellow carpet treatment in Peoria this past November. The trade press flew in to Caterpillar’s Illinois hometown and were whisked…

KCMA Corporation Announces New Company Name (Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders) and Corporate Structure

KCMA Corporation Announces New Company Name (Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders) and Corporate Structure

KCMA Corporation, a subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Group, will change their corporate name to Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America effective January 1. KCMA Corporation…

CE Awards 2017: Ariens’ RapidTrak Sno-Thro and Miller’s XMT 350 FieldPro with ArcReach

CE Awards 2017: Ariens’ RapidTrak Sno-Thro and Miller’s XMT 350 FieldPro with ArcReach

The Coolest and Most Creative Compact Equipment of the Year Exploration is the engine that drives innovation, so let’s go exploring. Let’s search through a…

CE Awards 2017: Volvo’s L20H and L25H Wheel Loaders and Wacker Neuson’s TH627 Telehandler

CE Awards 2017: Volvo’s L20H and L25H Wheel Loaders and Wacker Neuson’s TH627 Telehandler

The Coolest and Most Creative Compact Equipment of the Year Exploration is the engine that drives innovation, so let’s go exploring. Let’s search through a…

CE Awards 2017: Power Nods to Perkins and Kubota Engines

CE Awards 2017: Power Nods to Perkins and Kubota Engines

The Coolest and Most Creative Compact Equipment of the Year Exploration is the engine that drives innovation, so let’s go exploring. Let’s search through a…

CE Awards 2017: New and Enhanced 3- to 4-Ton Units Crash the Market (John Deere, Kubota and Hyundai)

CE Awards 2017: New and Enhanced 3- to 4-Ton Units Crash the Market (John Deere, Kubota and Hyundai)

The Coolest and Most Creative Compact Equipment of the Year Exploration is the engine that drives innovation, so let’s go exploring. Let’s search through a…

CE Awards 2017: Generac Light Towers and Aquajet’s Robotic Water Demo

CE Awards 2017: Generac Light Towers and Aquajet’s Robotic Water Demo

The Coolest and Most Creative Compact Equipment of the Year Exploration is the engine that drives innovation, so let’s go exploring. Let’s search through a…

CE Awards 2017: John Deere, Volvo and Navistar Build Big Telematics Operational Centers and Cool Service Offerings

CE Awards 2017: John Deere, Volvo and Navistar Build Big Telematics Operational Centers and Cool Service Offerings

The Coolest and Most Creative Compact Equipment of the Year Exploration is the engine that drives innovation, so let’s go exploring. Let’s search through a…

CE Awards 2017: Case Construction’s Minotaur, Bobcat’s Torsion Suspension Undercarriage and ASV’s First Mid-Frame, Vertical-Lift Loader

CE Awards 2017: Case Construction’s Minotaur, Bobcat’s Torsion Suspension Undercarriage and ASV’s First Mid-Frame, Vertical-Lift Loader

The Coolest and Most Creative Compact Equipment of the Year Exploration is the engine that drives innovation, so let’s go exploring. Let’s search through a…