Editor at Large: Visiting Distributor Continental Engines, Which Won the First Hatz 3H50TIC Diesel Off the Production Line

Editor at Large: Visiting Distributor Continental Engines, Which Won the First Hatz 3H50TIC Diesel Off the Production Line

Continental Engines has a cool new showpiece to proudly display at its offices. Yesterday, the Greenville, S.C.-based engine distributor, which also sells pumps and gen…

Editor at Large: Visiting ASV in Grand Rapids, Minn., to Test Operate the New VT-70 High Output Track Loader and more (Photo Gallery)

Editor at Large: Visiting ASV in Grand Rapids, Minn., to Test Operate the New VT-70 High Output Track Loader and more (Photo Gallery)

Last week, I was enjoying some suitably spring Minnesota weather. Rain, fog and mud. It was an ideal setting to operate and inspect compact track…

The Next Generation: Caterpillar’s Revamped, Ultra-Premium Mini Excavator Line Highlights the Fall Media Event

The Next Generation: Caterpillar’s Revamped, Ultra-Premium Mini Excavator Line Highlights the Fall Media Event

No one quite pulls together a press event like Caterpillar. They are big. You’re boarding a bus at 7:30 a.m. for all-day discussions with product…

New Territory: Kubota Enters the Crossover Market with Its RTV-XG850 Sidekick

New Territory: Kubota Enters the Crossover Market with Its RTV-XG850 Sidekick

Let’s broadly break down the utility vehicle or side-by-side market into four divisions: sport (like those used in racing); pure recreational (units with high speeds,…

Editor at Large: Test Operating Kubota’s New Sidekick UTV and Touring Its Plant in Georgia

Editor at Large: Test Operating Kubota’s New Sidekick UTV and Touring Its Plant in Georgia

Last week, I was enjoying spectacular views of Lake Lanier (a sprawling resort in Georgia about an hour outside of Atlanta). Most of these vistas…

Parts Express: Perkins Engines and UPS  Team Up to Create the Amazon of Aftermarket Solutions

Parts Express: Perkins Engines and UPS Team Up to Create the Amazon of Aftermarket Solutions

I need it now. It’s a bratty attitude that is almost customary in our culture. In fact, many companies today have structured businesses around a…

Downsizing in Deutschland: We Visit Hatz Engines in Germany to Detail Its New H-Series Compacts

Downsizing in Deutschland: We Visit Hatz Engines in Germany to Detail Its New H-Series Compacts

Deep in the heart of lower Bavaria, Hatz has been perfecting small engines for more than a century. Its hometown of Ruhstorf an der Rott…

Editor at Large: Touring UPS’ giant Worldport Facility in Louisville, Exploring Perkins’ Regional Logistics Center in nearby Elizabethtown

Editor at Large: Touring UPS’ giant Worldport Facility in Louisville, Exploring Perkins’ Regional Logistics Center in nearby Elizabethtown

To start off my summer, I headed down to Kentucky to hang with some industry friends from Perkins Engines (great people like Nick Morgan and…

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),…