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

The Rental Equipment Industry Is Expanding Faster than the Overall Economy
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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…

Jobsite Juniors Magazine Features Equipment Trading Cards — Collect ’Em All!
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Jobsite Juniors Magazine Features Equipment Trading Cards — Collect ’Em All!

Sign Up for Jobsite Juniors this Spring and Get a Year’s Worth of Construction for Your Kids Kids, both young and old, let me direct…

Backhoe on Tracks: JCB to Release Unique 1CXT Backhoe Loader to the United States
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Backhoe on Tracks: JCB to Release Unique 1CXT Backhoe Loader to the United States

Compact track loader sales continue to outpace skid steers (by nearly double). We’ve heard sales for tracked machines were in the whopping 64,000-unit range in…

Bob-Dock: Bobcat’s Stay-in-the-Cab Skid Steer/Track Loader Attachment System Is Most Impressive
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Bob-Dock: Bobcat’s Stay-in-the-Cab Skid Steer/Track Loader Attachment System Is Most Impressive

Bobcat Co. is a pioneer of compact equipment, and the original brand of skid steers. Bobcat built 200 M-400 units (the first true four-wheel skid…

Catch Up with Us: We’ll Be Attending World of Concrete, The ARA Show and bauma in the First Part of 2019
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Catch Up with Us: We’ll Be Attending World of Concrete, The ARA Show and bauma in the First Part of 2019

We’re preparing for a lot of roadwork in 2019. Three important equipment tradeshows highlight the first four months of the new year. We’ll be attending…

In the Spirit of Keeping: Five Construction-Focused Kid Gifts that I’m Buying for Myself
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In the Spirit of Keeping: Five Construction-Focused Kid Gifts that I’m Buying for Myself

Our special November/December issue of Compact Equipment is full of holiday gift ideas. Almost any equipment owner or operator will find something they want in…

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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…

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

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

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

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

Send Us Your Letters and Photos
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Send Us Your Letters and Photos

We’d Love to Feature You — Just Like the Clementi Family Below We want to hear more from our readers in 2017 and ‘18. That means…

Publisher’s Message: Giving Back — We Tip Our Hard Hats to Equipment Manufacturers Donating  to Hurricane Relief Efforts
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Publisher’s Message: Giving Back — We Tip Our Hard Hats to Equipment Manufacturers Donating to Hurricane Relief Efforts

Equipment manufacturers from Kubota to Bobcat are important members of small communities all over the world. Their network of dealers gives them the unique capability…

Welcoming Wheel Loaders: Expanding our Sixth Annual Spec Guide with ANOTHER Category!
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Welcoming Wheel Loaders: Expanding our Sixth Annual Spec Guide with ANOTHER Category!

Bigger’s better, right? That may sound strange coming from a magazine dedicated to small machinery, but when it comes to our annual Spec Guide, we’re…

Steady Growth: The Construction Industry Still Predicted to Grow 6 Percent in 2017
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Steady Growth: The Construction Industry Still Predicted to Grow 6 Percent in 2017

Solid and stable economic improvement looks to continue in the overall construction industry. In May, the construction consultants and analysts at FMI released a revamped…

Power Selector — Some Basics for Choosing a Portable Generator
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Power Selector — Some Basics for Choosing a Portable Generator

Whether buying new or renting, contractors don’t want to tie up capital by acquiring equipment that A) they don’t need or B) that’s more than…

Snow Removal Pros: The 2016/17 Winter Forecast Calls for Snow
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Snow Removal Pros: The 2016/17 Winter Forecast Calls for Snow

Science and Astronomy Are in Favor of a Cold and Stormy Winter in the North In the spirit of manifesting our own destiny, we’re predicting…

Construction Continues to Grow: Bolstered by Commercial Buildings, Contractors Will Have Opportunities
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Construction Continues to Grow: Bolstered by Commercial Buildings, Contractors Will Have Opportunities

A trepidatious market still vexes construction contractors (and trade magazine publishers as well). The great recession that cycled low in 2008 is still on the…