Editor at Large: Visiting Volvo Construction Equipment in Pennsylvania to operate the EW60E wheeled compact excavator

Editor at Large: Visiting Volvo Construction Equipment in Pennsylvania to operate the EW60E wheeled compact excavator

We’re getting our boots muddy operating a lot of equipment this spring. One of our big goals for 2018 was to get the Compact Equipment…

Editor at Large: We Head to Dozer Day Where Kids Get the Chance to Operate Equipment

Editor at Large: We Head to Dozer Day Where Kids Get the Chance to Operate Equipment

Kids and construction. The love affair begins as soon as little ones are just tall enough to peek out the car window and see a…

We Visit Rock Hill, S.C., for the Grand Opening of Atlas Copco’s New American Headquarters

We Visit Rock Hill, S.C., for the Grand Opening of Atlas Copco’s New American Headquarters

  Charlotte has become a global city-state over the last few decades — the second-largest metro area in the southeastern United States — just behind…

Editor at Large: We Conquer Caterpillar’s Year-End Press Event (A Photo Blog)

Editor at Large: We Conquer Caterpillar’s Year-End Press Event (A Photo Blog)

Always love the demos @CaterpillarInc press events. Edwards demo area #FTW pic.twitter.com/FQVV9NvbhW — Compact Equipment (@CompactEquip) November 2, 2016 Every autumn we pilgrimage to Peoria,…

Editor at Large: The 2016 Kubota Dealer Meeting (a Photo Blog)

Editor at Large: The 2016 Kubota Dealer Meeting (a Photo Blog)

Connect is the theme of the 2016 Kubota dealer meeting. We’re making myriad connections at the Gaylord in Grapevine. @KubotaCanadaLtd pic.twitter.com/RFXaPs2pHh — Compact Equipment (@CompactEquip)…

Editor at Large: Caterpillar creates a new category of compact equipment — the Xtra Tool Carrier (XTC) lineup

Editor at Large: Caterpillar creates a new category of compact equipment — the Xtra Tool Carrier (XTC) lineup

When I arrived in Peoria last week for Caterpillar‘s spring press event, I was not anticipating the release of a completely new category of construction…

We Conquer the Caterpillar Fall Press Event (A Photo Blog)

We Conquer the Caterpillar Fall Press Event (A Photo Blog)

We love attending Cat press events. Why? Because there’s always a (metric) ton of equipment unveiled. This week, Cat revealed 14 new machines to the…

Visiting JCB at the Baker Factory Professional Motocross Training Facility (a Photo Blog)

Visiting JCB at the Baker Factory Professional Motocross Training Facility (a Photo Blog)

Champions must constantly train, and in the high-velocity sport of professional Motocross the champions train with Aldon Baker (to the right above) at his recently…

Editor at Large: Wacker Neuson Unleashes New Machines, New Branding at Press Event

Editor at Large: Wacker Neuson Unleashes New Machines, New Branding at Press Event

Under the pure blue skies above suburban Milwaukee, a man in a bright orange safety vest seemed to bounce between dumpers, excavators, telehandlers and wheel…

Here’s A Photo Blog of the 2015 Kubota Dealer Meeting

Here’s A Photo Blog of the 2015 Kubota Dealer Meeting

We’ve been in Atlanta the last three days, exploring Kubota’s expansive annual dealer meeting. Dealers and their employees and families came from all over the…

Rus Warner, global product manager for Doosan Portable Power, discusses the HP750 and the XP825 compressors

Rus Warner, global product manager for Doosan Portable Power, discusses the HP750 and the XP825 compressors

The videos and the characters behind the Doosan Portable Power brand continue to entertain and educate with footage we shot on a recent trip to…

Doosan Portable Power’s Josh Goodman Discusses the P185 Air Compressor

Doosan Portable Power’s Josh Goodman Discusses the P185 Air Compressor

Back in early August, I explored the awesome Statesville, N.C., manufacturing facility of Doosan Portable Power. I toured its manufacturing lines (especially its new airend operations),…

Editor at Large: Visiting Terex AWP in Rock Hill, S.C.

Editor at Large: Visiting Terex AWP in Rock Hill, S.C.

For the second week in a row, I jetted down to Charlotte for product launches. Last week, it was Doosan Portable Power and its gen…

Editor at Large: Visiting Caterpillar at Its Tinaja Hills Demonstration & Learning Center

Editor at Large: Visiting Caterpillar at Its Tinaja Hills Demonstration & Learning Center

Every time I visit Caterpillar’s massive demonstration and learning center out in the Arizona desert, we end up talking about the future of technology in…

Operating Equipment at the John Deere Proving Grounds in Arizona

Operating Equipment at the John Deere Proving Grounds in Arizona

Last month, John Deere Construction and Forestry invited editors out to its training facility in Sacaton, Ariz. There we were treated to an awesome equipment…

Editor at Large: Visiting Cat’s new facilities in Athens, Ga.

Editor at Large: Visiting Cat’s new facilities in Athens, Ga.

If there’s a Caterpillar facility, we intend to visit it — whether it’s in Peoria, Ill., Tucson, Ariz., or (this week) Athens, Ga. Opened about…

Editor at Large: Visiting JCB’s 2015 press product launch

Editor at Large: Visiting JCB’s 2015 press product launch

Last week, the earth-moving equipment experts at JCB invited Compact Equipment, along with the U.S. trade press, down to its North American headquarters in Savannah…

Editor at Large: Genie introduces all-new 6,000-lb capacity GTH-636

Editor at Large: Genie introduces all-new 6,000-lb capacity GTH-636

Two weeks ago, associate publisher Keith Gribbins earned his telehandler operator’s license at a Genie press event out in Washington. There will be a full…

Editor at Large: Visiting JCB in Savannah, operating the new 86C mini ex

Editor at Large: Visiting JCB in Savannah, operating the new 86C mini ex

You don’t have to twist my arm to visit Savannah, and it doesn’t take much convincing to spend a day operating equipment with a global…

Visiting Cat in Peoria over the next few days (photos)

Visiting Cat in Peoria over the next few days (photos)

Caterpillar has invited us out to Peoria and its nearby Edwards facility to discuss and operate its newest equipment. Over the next few days we’ll…