Unique Wheel Loader Tech: We Survey the Compact Industry to Find the Most Innovative Options Around

Unique Wheel Loader Tech: We Survey the Compact Industry to Find the Most Innovative Options Around

If you’re looking to buy a small wheel loader, you will not be lacking in options. Even with sales for compact wheel loaders in North…

Regulations Account for Nearly One-Third of Multifamily Costs, Builders Tell Congress

Regulations Account for Nearly One-Third of Multifamily Costs, Builders Tell Congress

Layers of excessive regulation translate into higher rents, reduced affordability for consumers and on average, account for almost one-third of a multifamily project’s development and…

A Cut Above: Sit-On Trenchers Offer a Versatile View of the Jobsite

A Cut Above: Sit-On Trenchers Offer a Versatile View of the Jobsite

This promotional photo of the Toro RT1200 riding trencher is an eye-opener. The tool-carrier chassis rides on four triangular rubber tracks with a backhoe mounted…

Compare Every Manufacturer’s Compact Tool Carrier in Our 2018 Spec Guide

Compare Every Manufacturer’s Compact Tool Carrier in Our 2018 Spec Guide

Sometimes attachments make the machine. Nowhere does that ring truer than with a compact tool carrier (often called a compact utility loader or mini skid…

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…

Compare Every Manufacturer’s Compact Wheel Loader in Our 2018 Spec Guide

Compare Every Manufacturer’s Compact Wheel Loader in Our 2018 Spec Guide

Compact wheel loaders are not new. In fact, Kubota sold its first small wheel loader in North America in 1986 (the esteemed R400). They’re hugely…

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…

Tires vs. Tracks: Cost of Ownership Differences Between Skid Steers and Track Loaders

Tires vs. Tracks: Cost of Ownership Differences Between Skid Steers and Track Loaders

Tracks and pneumatic tires represent a significant percentage of total cost of ownership (TCO) for any piece of landscaping equipment. Proper maintenance and operating practices…

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…

We’ll Slowly Be Releasing Our Annual Spec Guide Online This Month

We’ll Slowly Be Releasing Our Annual Spec Guide Online This Month

Compact Equipment’s annual spec guide is hitting offices and mailboxes all over America. It’s a 136-page behemoth detailing nearly the entire compact equipment industry. The…

AEM: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Construction

AEM: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Construction

Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way the construction industry does business. After years of hype, the technology is finally here and can boost productivity,…

How to Make Snow Blades Last for Years to Come

How to Make Snow Blades Last for Years to Come

It’s not that hard to walk into a dealership, take a look around and pick out one of the least expensive snow blades. It’s new….

Ditch Witch mini skid steers help Ohio’s Rogue Tree Care conquer hazardous tree removal and pruning jobs

Ditch Witch mini skid steers help Ohio’s Rogue Tree Care conquer hazardous tree removal and pruning jobs

From increased property value to improved air quality, the benefits of trees are abundant. But finding a suitable tree for specific climates and locations can…

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,…