Why contractors and construction businesses should rent equipment

Why contractors and construction businesses should rent equipment

Fifty years ago, owning equipment used to be a status symbol for contractors — the more equipment you owned, the better you were considered to…

Operation Gehl: We Contrast Two Gehl Skid Steers But Find the Biggest Value Beyond the Iron

Operation Gehl: We Contrast Two Gehl Skid Steers But Find the Biggest Value Beyond the Iron

SPECS: Operating Capacity (50%):4,200 lbs Overall Height to Top of ROPS: 82 in. Height to Hinge Pin: 143.8 in. Overall Machine Width: 81 in. Breakout…

Operation Deere-Hitachi: Find the Secret to the 30-Year Success of the Deere-Hitachi Line of Excavators

Operation Deere-Hitachi: Find the Secret to the 30-Year Success of the Deere-Hitachi Line of Excavators

SPECS: Engine Horsepower: 23.3 hp Max. Digging Depth: 10 ft Max. Reach: 17 ft, 1 in. Bucket Breakout Force: 6,085 lbf Operating Weight: 7,760 lbs…

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…

Operation JLG: Uncover the Awesomeness Behind the Crawler Boom Category of Equipment

Operation JLG: Uncover the Awesomeness Behind the Crawler Boom Category of Equipment

SPECS: Platform Height: 43 ft, 6 in. Platform Capacity: 500 lbs Overall Width: 29 in. Drive Speed: 0.87 mph Battery Powered: 8 hours of life…

Operation Volvo: Be the First North American Journalist to Operate the EW60E Wheeled Excavator

Operation Volvo: Be the First North American Journalist to Operate the EW60E Wheeled Excavator

SPECS: Engine: 60.6-net-hp Tier 4 Final Volvo diesel Max. Travel Speed: 18.6 mph Max. Dig Depth: 10 ft, 10 in. Max. Dig Reach: 19 ft,…

Bucket List: Let’s Learn Our Bucket Options for Compact Wheel Loaders

Bucket List: Let’s Learn Our Bucket Options for Compact Wheel Loaders

Buckets and compact wheel loaders are made for each other. Literally. Yes, grapples and forks can be affixed to the front end of wheel loaders,…

Aiming for Efficiency: Outdated Welding Technologies Waste Hours on the Jobsite

Aiming for Efficiency: Outdated Welding Technologies Waste Hours on the Jobsite

Business as usual can cost thousands of dollars a year in a welding operation, and outdated technologies can unnecessarily cost hundreds of hours in productive…

Operation Kubota: Learn What Makes the New RTV-X1120 the Perfect Utility-Focused Vehicle

Operation Kubota: Learn What Makes the New RTV-X1120 the Perfect Utility-Focused Vehicle

SPECS: Engine Horsepower: 24.8 hp Type of Engine: Diesel Max. Travel Speed: 29 mph Payload Capacity: 1,102 lbs Towing Capacity: 1,300 lbs Utility vehicles, or…

Have Equipment, Will Travel: Ensure a Safe and Effective Trailer Choice to Haul Your Machinery

Have Equipment, Will Travel: Ensure a Safe and Effective Trailer Choice to Haul Your Machinery

The high season for trailering is here, and with it brings a range of common safety concerns that some contractors have forgotten over the long…

Editor at Large: Operating a Compact Crawler Boom and Other Cool Equipment at JLG’s Headquarters in McConnellsburg, Pa.

Editor at Large: Operating a Compact Crawler Boom and Other Cool Equipment at JLG’s Headquarters in McConnellsburg, Pa.

We’ve been all over the country the last couple of weeks, preparing unique equipment operation editorial for our June issue of Compact Equipment, which is…

Stutsman Gerbaz Earthmoving Slashes Excavation Time with Installation of Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System

Stutsman Gerbaz Earthmoving Slashes Excavation Time with Installation of Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System

Based in Aspen, Colo., Stutsman Gerbaz Earthmoving is known throughout Colorado’s picturesque Roaring Fork Valley as one of the most competitive and respected earthmoving companies…

Attached to Productivity: Different Implements Allow Compact Tractors to Take On Any To-Do List

Attached to Productivity: Different Implements Allow Compact Tractors to Take On Any To-Do List

Armed with the right attachment, compact utility tractors can tackle any project. Whether you’re a farmer, large land owner or even a contractor, these machines…

Utility Tractor Showcase: The Hottest New Chore Tractors for Both Pros and Large Estate Owners

Utility Tractor Showcase: The Hottest New Chore Tractors for Both Pros and Large Estate Owners

Kubota L2501 With 24.8 hp on a large chassis, clean emissions and modern styling, the L2501 compact tractor has the performance and features to get…

What’s in an Undercarriage? Learn the Differences Between Rigid, Roller and Torsion Axle Systems

What’s in an Undercarriage? Learn the Differences Between Rigid, Roller and Torsion Axle Systems

When you buy a car, you might kick the tires, maybe peer into the wheel well to look at the leaf springs or torsion bar,…

Uniquely Versatile: Utility Tractors Continue to Attract Lifestylers and Pros Looking for a One Machine Solution

Uniquely Versatile: Utility Tractors Continue to Attract Lifestylers and Pros Looking for a One Machine Solution

In this era of skid steers and track loaders, utility tractors might seem at risk of losing market share, but manufacturers are still confident. These…

The Future of Parts: 3D Printing Offers Manufacturers the Opportunity to Strengthen Aftermarket Support, Develop New Products

The Future of Parts: 3D Printing Offers Manufacturers the Opportunity to Strengthen Aftermarket Support, Develop New Products

Manufacturers are always looking for ways to improve their products and serve their customers better. It can include anything from adding new features to a…

Power Moves: Diesel Makers Downsize, Connect to Mobile and Perfect Emissions Offerings

Power Moves: Diesel Makers Downsize, Connect to Mobile and Perfect Emissions Offerings

The way we’re generating power is still changing. A philosophy for cleaner, more efficient energy is still revolutionizing the way we create kilowatts and horsepower….

Picking Proper Power: Portable Gen Sets Can Keep Pros Connected, If Chosen Wisely

Picking Proper Power: Portable Gen Sets Can Keep Pros Connected, If Chosen Wisely

The differences between using a portable generator at home and using one on a jobsite are numerous and noticeable. When used by a contractor or…

Taking Care of Tracks and Undercarriage on a Compact Track Loader

Taking Care of Tracks and Undercarriage on a Compact Track Loader

Tips for Preventing Common Problems and Prolonging Wear Life Great equipment design is the first step toward more uptime and ROI, but ultimately a machine…