World of Concrete Starts Today: Here Are the Hot Products Highlighting the Biggest Construction Show in America in 2019

World of Concrete Starts Today: Here Are the Hot Products Highlighting the Biggest Construction Show in America in 2019

The busy 2019 tradeshow season begins with World of Concrete, which looks to be the largest event in over a decade. With a strong economy…

Tools of Destruction: How Breaker Attachments Hit Hard and Still Last a Long Time

Tools of Destruction: How Breaker Attachments Hit Hard and Still Last a Long Time

Demolishing rock or concrete is noisy, dirty work. It is a brute-force labor even when a compact piece of machinery is doing most of it….

Volvo CE Goes Electric on Smaller Machines

Volvo CE Goes Electric on Smaller Machines

In a pioneering commitment to future technology, Volvo CE has announced that by mid-2020 it will begin to launch a range of electric compact excavators…

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

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…

Engine Diagnostics: How the Modern Technician Troubleshoots Diesel Power Plant Problems

Engine Diagnostics: How the Modern Technician Troubleshoots Diesel Power Plant Problems

Long have been the days of troubleshooting mechanical systems with a timing light, pop tester or an exhaust gas temperature probe. With the electronic advancements…

High-Tech Loaders: Tracking the Latest Advancements in Skid Steers and Track Loaders

High-Tech Loaders: Tracking the Latest Advancements in Skid Steers and Track Loaders

The skid steer story continues. What began as a quirky tale about a small, three-wheeled manure-scooping machine has turned into a saga about a versatile…

What Needs to Be Considered When Selecting Electric and Diesel Pumps?

What Needs to Be Considered When Selecting Electric and Diesel Pumps?

Diesel-powered centrifugal pumps handle high volumes of water discharge. Medium-to-large electric submersible pumps offer maximum power ratings. Diesel-powered centrifugal pumps work with clean or dirty…

Two Tough Rentals: Polaris Engineers a Pair of UTVs to Endure the Abuse of Rental Applications

Two Tough Rentals: Polaris Engineers a Pair of UTVs to Endure the Abuse of Rental Applications

It was a secret mission. A select group of trade journalists were invited to the Polaris Research and Development facility in Minnesota, mercifully, during the…

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

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…

Innovative Iron Awards: JLG’s X1000AJ Compact Crawler Boom and Skyjack’s SJ519 TH Compact Telehandler

Innovative Iron Awards: JLG’s X1000AJ Compact Crawler Boom and Skyjack’s SJ519 TH Compact Telehandler

Most brands already make amazing machines. In fact, there’s so much parity of quality in the American off-highway equipment marketplace that differentiators are often hard…

Innovative Iron Awards: Caterpillar’s Smallest Mini Ex Models Redefine Deluxe Standards

Innovative Iron Awards: Caterpillar’s Smallest Mini Ex Models Redefine Deluxe Standards

Most brands already make amazing machines. In fact, there’s so much parity of quality in the American off-highway equipment marketplace that differentiators are often hard…

Increasing Margins and Increasing ROI with One-Man Drills

Increasing Margins and Increasing ROI with One-Man Drills

At both the collegiate and professional level, great quarterbacks are few and far between —and for good reason. In addition to the hard work and…

Innovative Iron Awards: Toro’s Dingo TXL 2000 Towers over the Competition

Innovative Iron Awards: Toro’s Dingo TXL 2000 Towers over the Competition

Most brands already make amazing machines. In fact, there’s so much parity of quality in the American off-highway equipment marketplace that differentiators are often hard…

Visionary Implements: Picking the Best New Attachments for Small Tool Carriers in 2018

Visionary Implements: Picking the Best New Attachments for Small Tool Carriers in 2018

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…

Transform the Way You Work: Increase Onsite Efficiency with a Screener Crusher Bucket

Transform the Way You Work: Increase Onsite Efficiency with a Screener Crusher Bucket

Screener attachments for skid steers and other small carrier machines have seen an uptick in popularity in recent years, due to their versatility and ability…

A Complete Guide to Submersible Pumps

A Complete Guide to Submersible Pumps

Consider Flow, Elevation Change and Desired Distance for Moving Water What are you pumping? This is a key first question to ask when it comes…

10 Tips for Safer Winter Generator Usage for Home and Business Owners

10 Tips for Safer Winter Generator Usage for Home and Business Owners

Follow manufacturer’s instructions and ensure proper ventilation, says OPEI Winter is here, and if your electricity goes out due to snow and ice, a generator…

Photo Blog: Images from the Caterpillar Fall Press Event

Photo Blog: Images from the Caterpillar Fall Press Event

Each fall the machine trade press gathers in Peoria, Ill., to discuss and operate the latest equipment and products from Caterpillar. Last week, the iconic…

Winter Attachments: Enjoy these Implements Geared for Ice and Snow Removal

Winter Attachments: Enjoy these Implements Geared for Ice and Snow Removal

Fall is in the air, and winter is just around the corner. That means snow season is officially here, so snow and ice management professionals…

Tracks in the Snow: Properly Equipped, Compact Track Loaders Can Excel at Winter Work

Tracks in the Snow: Properly Equipped, Compact Track Loaders Can Excel at Winter Work

Compact track loaders extend seasons. During the wet weather months, these track machines can work earlier and later where skid steers can’t (because tracks have…