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

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…

Editor at Large: Test Operating Kubota’s New Sidekick UTV and Touring Its Plant in Georgia

Editor at Large: Test Operating Kubota’s New Sidekick UTV and Touring Its Plant in Georgia

Last week, I was enjoying spectacular views of Lake Lanier (a sprawling resort in Georgia about an hour outside of Atlanta). Most of these vistas…

Parts Express: Perkins Engines and UPS  Team Up to Create the Amazon of Aftermarket Solutions

Parts Express: Perkins Engines and UPS Team Up to Create the Amazon of Aftermarket Solutions

I need it now. It’s a bratty attitude that is almost customary in our culture. In fact, many companies today have structured businesses around a…

Downsizing in Deutschland: We Visit Hatz Engines in Germany to Detail Its New H-Series Compacts

Downsizing in Deutschland: We Visit Hatz Engines in Germany to Detail Its New H-Series Compacts

Deep in the heart of lower Bavaria, Hatz has been perfecting small engines for more than a century. Its hometown of Ruhstorf an der Rott…

We’ll Slowly Be Releasing Our Annual Spec Guide Online This Month

We’ll Slowly Be Releasing Our Annual Spec Guide Online This Month

Compact Equipment’s annual spec guide is hitting offices and mailboxes all over America. It’s a 136-page behemoth detailing nearly the entire compact equipment industry. The…

Nonresidential Fixed Investment Surges in Second Quarter, Says ABC

Nonresidential Fixed Investment Surges in Second Quarter, Says ABC

The U.S. economy expanded at an annualized 4.1 percent rate during the second quarter of 2018 — the fastest rate of quarterly growth since the…

Construction Spending Reaches Record High with 0.4 Percent Pickup in May Via Residential and Public Investment, Says AGC

Construction Spending Reaches Record High with 0.4 Percent Pickup in May Via Residential and Public Investment, Says AGC

Continued Labor Shortages, Rising Materials Costs Related to New Tariffs Could Stall All Types of Projects; Construction Officials Urge Feds to Enact New Workforce Measures,…

Editor at Large: Touring UPS’ giant Worldport Facility in Louisville, Exploring Perkins’ Regional Logistics Center in nearby Elizabethtown

Editor at Large: Touring UPS’ giant Worldport Facility in Louisville, Exploring Perkins’ Regional Logistics Center in nearby Elizabethtown

To start off my summer, I headed down to Kentucky to hang with some industry friends from Perkins Engines (great people like Nick Morgan and…

Friday Accolades: Steve Ferguson Named Perkins President, Ramin Younessi Appointed Caterpillar President of Energy & Transportation

Friday Accolades: Steve Ferguson Named Perkins President, Ramin Younessi Appointed Caterpillar President of Energy & Transportation

“Steve has been delivering great results by driving lean and flexible cost-competitive component manufacturing operations at Caterpillar facilities around the world,” Younessi said. “Combined with…

Operation JLG: Uncover the Awesomeness Behind the Crawler Boom Category of Equipment

Operation JLG: Uncover the Awesomeness Behind the Crawler Boom Category of Equipment

SPECS: Platform Height: 43 ft, 6 in. Platform Capacity: 500 lbs Overall Width: 29 in. Drive Speed: 0.87 mph Battery Powered: 8 hours of life…

Operation Volvo: Be the First North American Journalist to Operate the EW60E Wheeled Excavator

Operation Volvo: Be the First North American Journalist to Operate the EW60E Wheeled Excavator

SPECS: Engine: 60.6-net-hp Tier 4 Final Volvo diesel Max. Travel Speed: 18.6 mph Max. Dig Depth: 10 ft, 10 in. Max. Dig Reach: 19 ft,…

Editor at Large: Operating a Compact Crawler Boom and Other Cool Equipment at JLG’s Headquarters in McConnellsburg, Pa.

Editor at Large: Operating a Compact Crawler Boom and Other Cool Equipment at JLG’s Headquarters in McConnellsburg, Pa.

We’ve been all over the country the last couple of weeks, preparing unique equipment operation editorial for our June issue of Compact Equipment, which is…

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…