Editor at Large: Eyeing the Equipment Announced at Cat’s Fall Press Event + The Awesomeness of Visiting Its Global Operator Challenge

Editor at Large: Eyeing the Equipment Announced at Cat’s Fall Press Event + The Awesomeness of Visiting Its Global Operator Challenge

  I just got back from Cat country last night. Boots still covered in N.C. red clay. The biggest maker of earthmoving equipment in the…

Here Are 80+ New Products You Can Inspect at the GIE+EXPO Tradeshow in Louisville this Oct. 16-18

Here Are 80+ New Products You Can Inspect at the GIE+EXPO Tradeshow in Louisville this Oct. 16-18

Plus: A Just Added Free Seminar on Finding Balance with Today’s Technology Industry members who want to stay on the cutting edge will find new…

Loader Update: Cat Revamps Skid Steer and Track Loader Lineup and Other Big Releases from ASV, Gehl and LiuGong

Loader Update: Cat Revamps Skid Steer and Track Loader Lineup and Other Big Releases from ASV, Gehl and LiuGong

Equipment manufacturers continue to release new products into America’s popular skid steer and compact track loader market. In our July/August Spec Guide, we recounted 14…

Friday Fun: Enjoy this photo collage of DEWALT’s Cool New ToughCase + Accessory Storage Sets

Friday Fun: Enjoy this photo collage of DEWALT’s Cool New ToughCase + Accessory Storage Sets

DEWALT debuts ToughCase+ Accessory Storage Sets that are the latest addition to the brand’s accessory storage, with premium features to help keep drilling and fastening…

Here Are Two of the Smallest Ride-On Trenchers and Plows in the Industry

Here Are Two of the Smallest Ride-On Trenchers and Plows in the Industry

Ditch Witch’s RT45 Ride-On Trencher Utilizes Diesel Designed for minimal maintenance and maximum operator productivity, the Ditch Witch RT45 ride-on trencher features a Tier 4,…

Trencher Choices: We Detail the Most Popular Walk-Behind Units from Ditch Witch, Toro and Vermeer

Trencher Choices: We Detail the Most Popular Walk-Behind Units from Ditch Witch, Toro and Vermeer

What’s the best way to dig that trench? Excavator equipped with a trenching bucket? Skid steer and a trencher attachment? Never-on-time Steve, with only a…

Details on All of Genie’s Newest Products Announced This Week, Scissors, Accessories, Tires, Tracks and Beyond

Details on All of Genie’s Newest Products Announced This Week, Scissors, Accessories, Tires, Tracks and Beyond

This week I was in Redmond, Wash. (see proof here), inspecting the latest equipment released from MEWP manufacturer Genie. I’m doing a big feature on…

Editor at Large: Enjoy Some Photos of the Genie Press Event Held this Week in Redmond, Wash.

Editor at Large: Enjoy Some Photos of the Genie Press Event Held this Week in Redmond, Wash.

Earlier this week, I was out in the Pacific Northwest, enjoying the hospitality of the aerial lift experts of Genie. The Terex brand invited journalists…

We’re Awesome — <em>Compact Equipment</em>  Has Earned Three Awards So Far This Year for Editorial and Design

We’re Awesome — Compact Equipment Has Earned Three Awards So Far This Year for Editorial and Design

While it’s always a compliment when we hear from readers, manufacturers and sources how much they enjoy both Compact Equipment’s print magazine and website, it’s…

ASV Continues to Fill Out the Small End of Its Lineup, Releases RT-50 Posi-Track Loader

ASV Continues to Fill Out the Small End of Its Lineup, Releases RT-50 Posi-Track Loader

ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, introduces the new compact RT-50 Posi-Track loader, featuring an…

Adaptive Diesels: Visiting Continental Engines in SC to Better Understand  the Value-Added Roles of Distributors

Adaptive Diesels: Visiting Continental Engines in SC to Better Understand the Value-Added Roles of Distributors

  Power, size, efficiency, emissions — all common and important ways to classify and judge an off-highway diesel engine — but let’s not forget flexibility….

Mud & Mergers: Operating Track Loaders and Discussing the Yanmar Buyout with ASV in Soggy Minnesota

Mud & Mergers: Operating Track Loaders and Discussing the Yanmar Buyout with ASV in Soggy Minnesota

It’s been an especially wet spring and summer in the Midwest. Minnesota in particular, already the land of 10,000 lakes, had its third highest precipitation…

Spec Guide 2019: We Will Be Releasing Summaries and Specs for Seven Different Machine Categories Online Over the Next Month

Spec Guide 2019: We Will Be Releasing Summaries and Specs for Seven Different Machine Categories Online Over the Next Month

Ah, where to begin? Probably by thanking the more than 30 manufacturers that helped us pull together the most comprehensive summary of models, technologies, options,…

Wayne Baumberger Is Named New President of Diamond Mowers

Wayne Baumberger Is Named New President of Diamond Mowers

Leading Mulching Equipment Manufacturer Appoints New Leader Diamond Mowers LLC recently appointed Wayne Baumberger as its new President. Founder Bill Doyle will step down from…

Happy July 4th! Be safe out there, CE readers

Happy July 4th! Be safe out there, CE readers

Our mothership, Benjamin Media Inc., has been kind enough to give us the next two days off so that we could spend time with our…

Whoa: Yanmar to Acquire ASV Holdings, Original North American Maker of Track Loaders, for $70M+ (Updated)

Whoa: Yanmar to Acquire ASV Holdings, Original North American Maker of Track Loaders, for $70M+ (Updated)

The ASV journey continues. I was just up at the track loader and skid steer maker’s headquarters in Grand Rapids, Minn., operating equipment in May. There…

Five to Try: Rental Insights for Skid Steer and Track Loader Attachments (Auger, Backhoe, Brush Cutter and Beyond)

Five to Try: Rental Insights for Skid Steer and Track Loader Attachments (Auger, Backhoe, Brush Cutter and Beyond)

The magic of a skid steer or track loader comes from its ability to run a variety of attachments using compatible quick-attach plates. Augers, backhoes,…

Editor at Large: Visiting Distributor Continental Engines, Which Won the First Hatz 3H50TIC Diesel Off the Production Line

Editor at Large: Visiting Distributor Continental Engines, Which Won the First Hatz 3H50TIC Diesel Off the Production Line

Continental Engines has a cool new showpiece to proudly display at its offices. Yesterday, the Greenville, S.C.-based engine distributor, which also sells pumps and gen…

The Rental Equipment Industry Is Expanding Faster than the Overall Economy

The Rental Equipment Industry Is Expanding Faster than the Overall Economy

Contractors continue to favor the rental equipment equation. Avoid the overall burden of ownership, including up-front cost, maintenance and depreciation of assets. Embrace less risk…

Editor at Large: Visiting ASV in Grand Rapids, Minn., to Test Operate the New VT-70 High Output Track Loader and more (Photo Gallery)

Editor at Large: Visiting ASV in Grand Rapids, Minn., to Test Operate the New VT-70 High Output Track Loader and more (Photo Gallery)

Last week, I was enjoying some suitably spring Minnesota weather. Rain, fog and mud. It was an ideal setting to operate and inspect compact track…