Loader Showdown: Small Articulated Loaders vs.  Traditional Compact Wheel Loaders

Loader Showdown: Small Articulated Loaders vs. Traditional Compact Wheel Loaders

Small wheel loaders come in a confusing variety of sizes and configurations. It begs the question: What is really a compact wheel loader? Take a…

Ready to Chill: Prepare that Skid Steer or Track Loader for Snow Work

Ready to Chill: Prepare that Skid Steer or Track Loader for Snow Work

Skid steers are apt to do just about any job. Snow removal? Sure, a skid steer can tackle winter work, wielding a variety of blades,…

New Year, New Machine? Check Out These How-to-Buy Articles

New Year, New Machine? Check Out These How-to-Buy Articles

Looking to add to your equipment fleet in 2021? Let us help with this collection of how-to-buy articles below. Whether it’s a skid steer, mini…

Check Out Five of Our Favorite UTV Features of 2020

Check Out Five of Our Favorite UTV Features of 2020

UTVs are small but hard-working vehicles packed with enough power and payload to tackle tough terrain and your list of chores, as well as race…

Let’s Recap Some of Our Favorite Skid Steer and CTL Articles of 2020

Let’s Recap Some of Our Favorite Skid Steer and CTL Articles of 2020

You know we love to talk about skid steers and compact track loaders. Just click here and you can see just how much we’ve chatted…

Visionary Implements: Twelve Attachments and Tech That Redefined Tool Carriers in 2020

Visionary Implements: Twelve Attachments and Tech That Redefined Tool Carriers in 2020

Wielding hydraulic tools like a breaker, backhoe, bucket or broom, a tool carrier can be the ultimate do-everything machine on a project site, but a…

Watch Machine Heads: Innovative Iron Awards for Snorkel’s SR5719E Tele, Toro’s e-Dingo 500 and Cat’s 420 XE Backhoe

Watch Machine Heads: Innovative Iron Awards for Snorkel’s SR5719E Tele, Toro’s e-Dingo 500 and Cat’s 420 XE Backhoe

Fellow Machine Heads, welcome back to the fifth episode of our new video series. Keith Gribbins, publisher and resident guinea pig at Compact Equipment, hosts…

Luxury Loaders: Dream Big and Pick Out the Ultimate Skid Steer or CTL

Luxury Loaders: Dream Big and Pick Out the Ultimate Skid Steer or CTL

Tis the season to dream big. Imagine your wish list for a skid steer or track loader. What does it have? An enclosed heated cab?…

It’s Back! Caterpillar Revives Its Trial Video Series with a PAC-MAN Twist

It’s Back! Caterpillar Revives Its Trial Video Series with a PAC-MAN Twist

Leave it to Caterpillar to do something this cool. Continuing the company’s successful Cat Trials series, a total of eight videos which have logged more…

Must Watch: Can We Destroy Caterpillar’s S42 Smartphone? Find Out in Our Latest Machine Heads Video

Must Watch: Can We Destroy Caterpillar’s S42 Smartphone? Find Out in Our Latest Machine Heads Video

Fellow Machine Heads, welcome back to the third episode of our new video series. This is once again Keith Gribbins, publisher and resident guinea pig…

Hawthorne Cat Shows Off Its New Retail Showroom in Escondido, Calif

Hawthorne Cat Shows Off Its New Retail Showroom in Escondido, Calif

Hawthorne Cat, the exclusive Caterpillar equipment dealer in San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Region, recently announced the opening of its new retail…

Life’s Busy, So Here Are Six Quick Profiles of Work-Focused Utility Vehicles

Life’s Busy, So Here Are Six Quick Profiles of Work-Focused Utility Vehicles

John Deere The John Deere model year 2021 Gator utility vehicles include new automotive-like features that make them easier to operate and provide improved control…

Here Are Seven of the Most Popular Compact Track Loader Units that Go into Rental Yards

Here Are Seven of the Most Popular Compact Track Loader Units that Go into Rental Yards

Case TV370B At 74 hp and with a 3,700-lb rated operating capacity at 50 percent tipping load and vertical-lift design, the TV370B compact track loader…

Pile and Dump Work: Pro Insights into Load-and-Carry Applications with a Compact Wheel Loader

Pile and Dump Work: Pro Insights into Load-and-Carry Applications with a Compact Wheel Loader

Sure, small wheel loaders are tool carriers, meaning they can operate a variety of attachments from pallet forks to cold planers, but most contractors still…

Wheel Unique: Take a Look at Some Stand Out Compact Wheel Loaders in the Market

Wheel Unique: Take a Look at Some Stand Out Compact Wheel Loaders in the Market

Compact wheel loaders are creeping onto more and more jobsites across North America, thanks to their comfort, maneuverability, efficiency and safety. Name any market, whether…

Managing Mental Health: Construction Occupations Still Have the Highest Suicide Rate in America

Managing Mental Health: Construction Occupations Still Have the Highest Suicide Rate in America

It’s easy to find yourself in an unexpected conversation at a Caterpillar press event or one of its big booths at a tradeshow like CONEXPO-CON/AGG….

Let’s Learn to Upfit That Compact Track Loader with a 2D Machine Control Grading System

Let’s Learn to Upfit That Compact Track Loader with a 2D Machine Control Grading System

Automation. It sounds expensive. Well, it’s certainly a serious investment, but it can also help you save some serious money. Let’s take a grade control…

Thanks! We Have Much Love for Our Advertisers, So Here’s a Quick and Fun Nod to Our Supporters

Thanks! We Have Much Love for Our Advertisers, So Here’s a Quick and Fun Nod to Our Supporters

It takes a village to publish every issue and every post under the Compact Equipment umbrella, and that village includes our advertising supporters. 2020 has…

Caterpillar Expands Retail Equipment Shopping Capabilities on shop.cat.com

Caterpillar Expands Retail Equipment Shopping Capabilities on shop.cat.com

Caterpillar is announcing an expansion of online shopping capabilities for customers. After completing a successful, two-year pilot Caterpillar rolled out Manufacturing Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)…

Purchasing Preowned: Tips for Buying a Used Skid Steer or Compact Track Loader

Purchasing Preowned: Tips for Buying a Used Skid Steer or Compact Track Loader

There are a lot of skid steers and track loaders bought and sold every year, but all those units aren’t necessarily fresh off the factory…