Hatz presented its modular New Silent Pack for the H-series engines at Eima

Hatz presented its modular New Silent Pack for the H-series engines at Eima

The modular New Silent Pack for the H-series engines from Hatz reduces noise emissions, offers optimum protection and requires minimum installation space. At the Eima…

Tracks in the Snow: Properly Equipped, Compact Track Loaders Can Excel at Winter Work

Tracks in the Snow: Properly Equipped, Compact Track Loaders Can Excel at Winter Work

Compact track loaders extend seasons. During the wet weather months, these track machines can work earlier and later where skid steers can’t (because tracks have…

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Scary Attachments? Six Implements You Might Want to Steer Clear of on Oct. 31

Just when you think there’s nothing left to write about, Caterpillar sends you information on its new skeleton buckets for skid steers and track loaders…

Friday Fun: Volvo CE Creates Hilariously Awesome Video with Dolph Lundgren and Its Excavators

Friday Fun: Volvo CE Creates Hilariously Awesome Video with Dolph Lundgren and Its Excavators

The Volvo brand has a history of getting ‘80s action stars to be in awesome promotional videos for its products. Do we need to remind…

New Territory: Kubota Enters the Crossover Market with Its RTV-XG850 Sidekick

New Territory: Kubota Enters the Crossover Market with Its RTV-XG850 Sidekick

Let’s broadly break down the utility vehicle or side-by-side market into four divisions: sport (like those used in racing); pure recreational (units with high speeds,…

Loftness Introduces Battle Ax Mulching Attachment for Skid Steers

Loftness Introduces Battle Ax Mulching Attachment for Skid Steers

Loftness has introduced new models of its Battle Ax horizontal drum mulcher designed specifically for skid steers. Featuring a new rotor, tooth design and exclusive two-stage…

Solis: A New Tractor Brand Distributed by Yanmar We Couldn’t Fit Anywhere

Solis: A New Tractor Brand Distributed by Yanmar We Couldn’t Fit Anywhere

Before we jump into that headline, let’s briefly recap how Compact Equipment’s annual spec guide works. The magazine overall is divided into seven main sections:…

Unique Wheel Loader Tech: We Survey the Compact Industry to Find the Most Innovative Options Around

Unique Wheel Loader Tech: We Survey the Compact Industry to Find the Most Innovative Options Around

If you’re looking to buy a small wheel loader, you will not be lacking in options. Even with sales for compact wheel loaders in North…

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…