Details on All of Genie’s Newest Products Announced This Week, Scissors, Accessories, Tires, Tracks and Beyond

Details on All of Genie’s Newest Products Announced This Week, Scissors, Accessories, Tires, Tracks and Beyond

This week I was in Redmond, Wash. (see proof here), inspecting the latest equipment released from MEWP manufacturer Genie. I’m doing a big feature on…

Editor at Large: Bobcat Reveals Plans to Re-Revolutionize the Compact Equipment Segment, Releases Tractors, Articulated Loaders, Remote Control and Lots More

Editor at Large: Bobcat Reveals Plans to Re-Revolutionize the Compact Equipment Segment, Releases Tractors, Articulated Loaders, Remote Control and Lots More

Doosan Bobcat North America invited us out to Aurora, Colo., to check out the new Bobcat Training Center and unveil some of the new machines…

Editor at Large: Enjoy Some Photos of the Genie Press Event Held this Week in Redmond, Wash.

Editor at Large: Enjoy Some Photos of the Genie Press Event Held this Week in Redmond, Wash.

Earlier this week, I was out in the Pacific Northwest, enjoying the hospitality of the aerial lift experts of Genie. The Terex brand invited journalists…

Elevating Beyond Education: MEWP Operator Training Is Not the Finish Line, It’s the Starting Line

Elevating Beyond Education: MEWP Operator Training Is Not the Finish Line, It’s the Starting Line

Many users and owners of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs, formerly known as aerial work platforms or AWPs) believe that operator training is the ultimate…

We’re Awesome — <em>Compact Equipment</em>  Has Earned Three Awards So Far This Year for Editorial and Design

We’re Awesome — Compact Equipment Has Earned Three Awards So Far This Year for Editorial and Design

While it’s always a compliment when we hear from readers, manufacturers and sources how much they enjoy both Compact Equipment’s print magazine and website, it’s…

Compare Every Manufacturer’s Compact Tool Carrier in Our 2019 Spec Guide

Compare Every Manufacturer’s Compact Tool Carrier in Our 2019 Spec Guide

One of the smallest categories of diesel-powered attachment takers is the compact tool carrier. Sometimes called mini skid steers or compact utility loaders, depending on…

Hot and Cold: Tips for Operating Gen Sets, Compressors and Light Towers in Varying Temperatures

Hot and Cold: Tips for Operating Gen Sets, Compressors and Light Towers in Varying Temperatures

As the summer heat continues in September and the colder fall months loom, it’s a good time to talk about hot and cold temperature fluctuations…

LiuGong North America Introduces Its First Compact Track Loader, the 388B CTL

LiuGong North America Introduces Its First Compact Track Loader, the 388B CTL

LiuGong North America has introduced its first compact track loader, the 388B CTL. Built specifically for the demanding North American market, the new 388B gives…

The 4th Way: John Deere Reengineered Its Three-Way Switchable EH Controls for Handicapped Operators

The 4th Way: John Deere Reengineered Its Three-Way Switchable EH Controls for Handicapped Operators

Mitch Zumbach and his father, Doran, owners of Z Valley Grain farm near Coggon, Iowa, love what they do. “During the summer, I’ll get up…

Crowd Pleasers: These Compact Wheel Loaders Are Some of the Most Popular on the Market

Crowd Pleasers: These Compact Wheel Loaders Are Some of the Most Popular on the Market

Why do certain models of compact wheel loaders outsell others in a manufacturer’s lineup or in the overall market? The answer ranges from models offering…

Compare Every Manufacturer’s Excavator in Our 2019 Spec Guide

Compare Every Manufacturer’s Excavator in Our 2019 Spec Guide

In 2019, the mini or compact excavator segment is one of the hottest growth markets in U.S.-sold construction equipment. These small, tool-carrier excavators are growing…

Here’s an Outlook on the Latin American Construction Market

Here’s an Outlook on the Latin American Construction Market

A tale of two continents. The Latin American construction industry continues its recovery and will see a modest strengthening in growth in 2019 with the…

Compare Every Manufacturer’s Track Loader in Our 2019 Spec Guide

Compare Every Manufacturer’s Track Loader in Our 2019 Spec Guide

The inclement weather of spring and fall always makes finishing those construction and landscape projects a constant challenge. The wet weather makes jobsites slick and…

Safety Tips for Compact Excavator Operations

Safety Tips for Compact Excavator Operations

Excavators are relied upon by a variety of industries. Whenever and wherever ground needs to be broken and earth needs to be moved, these powerful…

Adaptive Diesels: Visiting Continental Engines in SC to Better Understand  the Value-Added Roles of Distributors

Adaptive Diesels: Visiting Continental Engines in SC to Better Understand the Value-Added Roles of Distributors

  Power, size, efficiency, emissions — all common and important ways to classify and judge an off-highway diesel engine — but let’s not forget flexibility….

Everything Contractors Need to Know About Workers’ Comp Before Buying

Everything Contractors Need to Know About Workers’ Comp Before Buying

Let’s take a look at everything contractors need to know about workers’ comp before buying. What is workers’ compensation insurance? Workers’ compensation insurance is a…

ANSI Insights: New Stand-Alone MEWP Training Standard Provides Clearer Picture of Compliance

ANSI Insights: New Stand-Alone MEWP Training Standard Provides Clearer Picture of Compliance

New ANSI A92 standards for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs, formerly known as AWPs) go into effect this December, for the first time including a…

Recent Ditch Witch Buyer, Toro, Announces New Underground Construction Business Strategy

Recent Ditch Witch Buyer, Toro, Announces New Underground Construction Business Strategy

The Toro Company today announced that it is realigning the organizational structure for its underground construction businesses to better serve customers, maximize synergies and streamline…

Trench Warfare: Are You Equipped with the Proper Skid Steer/Track Loader Trencher Attachment?

Trench Warfare: Are You Equipped with the Proper Skid Steer/Track Loader Trencher Attachment?

Long gone are the days of trenching by hand — something our backs are all happy about. Thanks to trencher attachments, the laborious task of…

Compact Tool Carrier/Mini Skid Steer Maintenance Made Simple

Compact Tool Carrier/Mini Skid Steer Maintenance Made Simple

Toro Takes Us Through Some Important Compact Tool Carrier Care Compact tool carriers (or CTCs) can be found on a lot of jobsites these days….