Dirt Ninja — Small Contractor Finds Big Success with Mini Ex Machine Control Systems
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Dirt Ninja — Small Contractor Finds Big Success with Mini Ex Machine Control Systems

At the time when most kids are learning to ride a bicycle, Tom Gardocki was learning how to operate an excavator, working part-time in his…

Editor at Large: Operating and Analyzing Equipment at Caterpillar’s Fall Press Event
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Editor at Large: Operating and Analyzing Equipment at Caterpillar’s Fall Press Event

I got the official (um) yellow carpet treatment in Peoria this past November. The trade press flew in to Caterpillar’s Illinois hometown and were whisked…

Vac-Tron Releases Its CS 1270 Trailer Vac
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Vac-Tron Releases Its CS 1270 Trailer Vac

Vac-Tron Equipment has released its new CS 1270 trailer vac. This new Compact Industrial Vac Series comes standard with a 1,200-gal debris tank and 580…

CE Awards 2017: New and Enhanced 3- to 4-Ton Units Crash the Market (John Deere, Kubota and Hyundai)
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CE Awards 2017: New and Enhanced 3- to 4-Ton Units Crash the Market (John Deere, Kubota and Hyundai)

The Coolest and Most Creative Compact Equipment of the Year Exploration is the engine that drives innovation, so let’s go exploring. Let’s search through a…

CE Awards 2017: Takeuchi Releases a Mini Ex that Easily Changes from Electric to Diesel Power
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CE Awards 2017: Takeuchi Releases a Mini Ex that Easily Changes from Electric to Diesel Power

The Coolest and Most Creative Compact Equipment of the Year Exploration is the engine that drives innovation, so let’s go exploring. Let’s search through a…

Takeuchi Introduces New TB235-2 Compact Hydraulic Excavator
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Takeuchi Introduces New TB235-2 Compact Hydraulic Excavator

Takeuchi-US, an innovative global leader in compact equipment, has launched the all-new TB235-2 compact hydraulic excavator. Sharing the same design concept of the TB230, TB240,…

Doosan DX140LCR-5 Reduced-Tail-Swing Excavator to Be Displayed During 2018 World of Concrete
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Doosan DX140LCR-5 Reduced-Tail-Swing Excavator to Be Displayed During 2018 World of Concrete

Doosan Construction Equipment will display a DX140LCR-5 reduced-tail-swing crawler excavator in its booth — C5887 — in the Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention…

Dig Without Danger: A Step-by-Step Process for Safe Excavation
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Dig Without Danger: A Step-by-Step Process for Safe Excavation

According to 2015 statistics compiled by the Common Ground Alliance, a utility line is damaged every six minutes across the United States. The statistics also…

New Holland Construction Showcased New Line of Mini Excavators at GIE+EXPO
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New Holland Construction Showcased New Line of Mini Excavators at GIE+EXPO

New Holland Construction showcased its new full line of compact excavators at last week’s GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky. Complete with six new models ranging from 1.7…

Exceptional Excavators: We Dig Around the Industry and Detail the Most Innovative Mini Exs on the Market
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Exceptional Excavators: We Dig Around the Industry and Detail the Most Innovative Mini Exs on the Market

Sometimes it feels like the only difference between one brand of compact machine and another is the nameplate and color. Features are common among them,…

Caterpillar explains how, why it removed 600 lbs from its 303E CR mini excavator
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Caterpillar explains how, why it removed 600 lbs from its 303E CR mini excavator

At ICUEE 2017, we stopped by the Caterpillar booth to see what’s new. The big thing that caught our eye was this slimmed down 303E…

Watch: Case Construction demonstrates its CX line of mini excavators at ICUEE 2017
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Watch: Case Construction demonstrates its CX line of mini excavators at ICUEE 2017

We ventured to the CASE Construction Equipment demo area at the ICUEE show in Louisville, Ky., to get the lowdown on its latest CX line…

Compare Every Compact Excavator Model and Brand in Our 2017 Spec Guide
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Compare Every Compact Excavator Model and Brand in Our 2017 Spec Guide

Over the past two decades, the small, tool-carrier excavator has found its home in the American construction equipment fleet. It’s a machine that migrated from…

Wacker Neuson Compact Excavators Summarized — 2017 Spec Guide
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Wacker Neuson Compact Excavators Summarized — 2017 Spec Guide

Tracked and Wheeled Excavators Leave No Stone Unturned Compact excavators have always been a core product for Wacker Neuson, being one of the first companies…

Yanmar Compact Excavators Summarized — 2017 Spec Guide
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Yanmar Compact Excavators Summarized — 2017 Spec Guide

Eight Powerful and Efficient Models in the ViO and SV Series Since its inception in 1912, Yanmar’s core business has been the production of engines….

Automated Excavators: Six Ways to Get Easy ROI Utilizing Machine Control Systems
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Automated Excavators: Six Ways to Get Easy ROI Utilizing Machine Control Systems

With each new model year, equipment is becoming more technology-rich — adding new standard features and optional add-ons that promise increased productivity and efficiency. While…

Volvo Compact Excavators Summarized — 2017 Spec Guide
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Volvo Compact Excavators Summarized — 2017 Spec Guide

Eight Models Fill the Range with Four Zero Tail Swing Machines Volvo offers eight models of compact excavators — seven tracked models and one wheeled model…

Takeuchi Compact Excavators Summarized — 2017 Spec Guide
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Takeuchi Compact Excavators Summarized — 2017 Spec Guide

Nine Right-Sized Diggers from the Japanese Equipment Innovator Takeuchi manufacturing began in 1963 and has been a pioneer in the compact equipment industry ever since….

New Holland Compact Excavators Summarized — 2017 Spec Guide
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New Holland Compact Excavators Summarized — 2017 Spec Guide

Six C Series Units That Raise the Bar on Small Jobsites Make the most of every minute of your day with the power, performance and…

Kubota Compact Excavators Summarized — 2017 Spec Guide
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Kubota Compact Excavators Summarized — 2017 Spec Guide

The KX033-4 and KX080-4s Super Series Continue to Define Efficiency and Comfort Kubota’s K Series compact excavators range in size from 1- to 8-metric tons and…