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,…

Kid’s Fun: Cool Off with a PVC Sprinkler

Kid’s Fun: Cool Off with a PVC Sprinkler

What You’ll Need: Four 10-foot long ¾” PVC pipes Four T-joints Four 90-degree elbow joints Three end caps One threaded hose connector (we used a…

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…

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…

Kid’s Fun: From Brushes to Blocks

Kid’s Fun: From Brushes to Blocks

Forget the brush. Try painting with blocks! What you’ll need: Paint Paper or Canvas (We used Crayola-brand canvas boards) LOTS of wipes or paper towels…

Friday Fun: Our April Issue Word Search!

Friday Fun: Our April Issue Word Search!

Have you seen our April issue? If you didn’t, no worries! With everything going on and a lot of people working from home, CE April…

Kid’s Fun: Introducing the Dancing Diggers!

Kid’s Fun: Introducing the Dancing Diggers!

The Dancing Diggers is a fun, live show full of JCB machines set to music. Machines are used to pick up musicians, carry instruments and…

Need a Fun Kid’s Project? Make a Maze!

Need a Fun Kid’s Project? Make a Maze!

What you’ll need: Box Straws Scissors Tape Small ball or marble Steps: 1. Cut your straws into different lengths. 2. Lay out the straws and…

Friday Fun! Are Your Kids Missing STEM at School? Create a Catapult!

Friday Fun! Are Your Kids Missing STEM at School? Create a Catapult!

What you’ll need: 10 Craft Sticks 3 Rubber Bands Bottle Cap (we used one from a gallon of milk) Glue Pom Poms Steps: 1. Stack…

Have Kids at Home? Check Out These Fun Construction Word Searches!

Have Kids at Home? Check Out These Fun Construction Word Searches!

What a strange few weeks it’s been, huh? As we navigate this new way to report the latest industry news from the comforts of our…

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 —…

Have Kids at Home? Check Out These Fun Construction Activities!

Have Kids at Home? Check Out These Fun Construction Activities!

Since we’re all hunkering down at home and practicing social distancing, we at Compact Equipment thought it would be fun to spread a little cheer…

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…

Wheel Loader Roundup: Let’s Look at Four Lineups and What’s New in the Market

Wheel Loader Roundup: Let’s Look at Four Lineups and What’s New in the Market

Compact wheel loaders continue to make waves here in North America, so much so that the market for these under 100-hp machines is approximately 5,000…

The 123s of Skid Steer and Track Loader Warranties

The 123s of Skid Steer and Track Loader Warranties

1. Warranty Programs One enticing part of buying a new skid steer or compact track loader is its warranty and the peace of mind it…

Add an Auger: How to Pair an Auger with Your Mini Excavator

Add an Auger: How to Pair an Auger with Your Mini Excavator

If you run into setting fence posts and footers or planting trees on a routine basis, and you already own a mini ex, maybe it’s…