Dust in the Wind: Water Suppression Systems on Breakers Aimed at Silica Rules Are Still Niche

Dust in the Wind: Water Suppression Systems on Breakers Aimed at Silica Rules Are Still Niche

Dust comes in different sizes. The dust you can see is annoying, but it is the tiny dust particles you can’t see that pose a…

Let’s Grow: Finding the Right Compact Tractor Implements for Your Small Acreage

Let’s Grow: Finding the Right Compact Tractor Implements for Your Small Acreage

In recent years, small farm crop production, including organic crop production, has grown substantially. In fact, according to usda.gov, the 2016 Certified Organic Survey —…

The Power to Lead: Today’s Compact Tool Carriers Wield Greater Strength, Lift and Hydraulic Performance

The Power to Lead: Today’s Compact Tool Carriers Wield Greater Strength, Lift and Hydraulic Performance

We want more power in a smaller package. It’s a challenging trend that’s popular in a lot of industries. In off-highway construction equipment, the quest…

Excavator Dexterity: Tilt and Tiltrotator Couplers Enhance Flexibility, Accuracy and Efficiency

Excavator Dexterity: Tilt and Tiltrotator Couplers Enhance Flexibility, Accuracy and Efficiency

Using an excavator bucket to create the vertical sidewalls of a trench is one thing. Rotating that bucket 360 degrees while scooping up soil, carving…

Rise and Grind: Find the Right Skid Steer/Track Loader Stump Grinder and Get to Work

Rise and Grind: Find the Right Skid Steer/Track Loader Stump Grinder and Get to Work

There’s an attachment for every application. Need to install an irrigation system? Grab a trencher. Demo some concrete? Pick up a breaker. Remove a tough…

More Details on Toro Buying Ditch Witch’s Parent Company for $700 Million

More Details on Toro Buying Ditch Witch’s Parent Company for $700 Million

The Toro Co. continues to grow its construction offerings through acquisition, especially over the last eight years. In 2012, the addition of certain Stone Construction…

Charge! Electric and Hybrid Machines Lead 2019 Launches and Tradeshows

Charge! Electric and Hybrid Machines Lead 2019 Launches and Tradeshows

One of the biggest trends that has emerged from this year’s abundance of early equipment launches is the promotion of both commercially available and prototype…

Bob-Dock: Bobcat’s Stay-in-the-Cab Skid Steer/Track Loader Attachment System Is Most Impressive

Bob-Dock: Bobcat’s Stay-in-the-Cab Skid Steer/Track Loader Attachment System Is Most Impressive

Bobcat Co. is a pioneer of compact equipment, and the original brand of skid steers. Bobcat built 200 M-400 units (the first true four-wheel skid…

Here Are Some of the Coolest Compact Excavators on the Market Right Now

Here Are Some of the Coolest Compact Excavators on the Market Right Now

Mini excavators can dig basements, bury downspout lines, install electrical services, trench service lines, auger holes for trees or grapple obscenely big, decorative rocks. Today’s…

Here Are the Most Popular Portable Compressors on the Market Right Now

Here Are the Most Popular Portable Compressors on the Market Right Now

In the world of construction, it’s amazing what a little air can do. Thanks to portable air compressors, contractors can perform a plethora of tasks…

New Digs on the Block: The Latest Mini Excavators from Volvo, Deere, Bobcat, Cat, JCB and Beyond

New Digs on the Block: The Latest Mini Excavators from Volvo, Deere, Bobcat, Cat, JCB and Beyond

Like other equipment in the compact world, small hydraulic excavators keep coming up big for manufacturers. In 2018, they continued to enlarge their place in…

Up & Running: Forget Downtime by Performing Maintenance on Your Mini Ex

Up & Running: Forget Downtime by Performing Maintenance on Your Mini Ex

Downtime. It’s a word that crews would rather not contemplate, especially when deadlines are tight and the project is long or complex. One way to…

Assisted Digging: Grade and Machine Control Systems Can Be Equipped to Compact Excavators

Assisted Digging: Grade and Machine Control Systems Can Be Equipped to Compact Excavators

Precision. Efficiency. Speed. Safety. Four criteria that a contractor would want in almost any professional excavator operator. Unfortunately, skilled excavator operators are harder and harder…

Air Supply: Maintenance Musts and Best Practices to Keep Compressors Working

Air Supply: Maintenance Musts and Best Practices to Keep Compressors Working

The adage holds true: If you take care of your equipment, it’ll take care of you. To help extend the life of your portable diesel…

Wow: Toro Buys Ditch Witch for $700 Million

Wow: Toro Buys Ditch Witch for $700 Million

The Toro Company today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held The Charles Machine Works, Inc., an Oklahoma corporation and…

Tech talk: New Three-Wire  Fuel Pumps for Tier 4  Final/Stage 5 Compacts

Tech talk: New Three-Wire Fuel Pumps for Tier 4 Final/Stage 5 Compacts

Today’s high-efficiency diesel engines are designed to meet the toughest standards ever required from an off-highway power plant. That engine requires the best supporting components…

Battery Powered — Volvo Prepares Commercial Release of Electric Compact Excavators and Wheel Loaders

Battery Powered — Volvo Prepares Commercial Release of Electric Compact Excavators and Wheel Loaders

Last year, Volvo Construction Equipment announced a pair of exciting compact machines — the fully electric EX2 compact excavator and LX2 compact wheel loader. Both…

Smarter Tools: Attachments Continue to Evolve with Automation and Monitoring Technologies

Smarter Tools: Attachments Continue to Evolve with Automation and Monitoring Technologies

One of the more visible examples of the compact equipment industry’s momentum is the development of excavator and loader attachments. It wasn’t long ago that…

All About the Bulbs: LED Technology Is Taking Over the Light Tower Market

All About the Bulbs: LED Technology Is Taking Over the Light Tower Market

Light towers may not command the attention that large equipment does on a jobsite, but they play a big role in keeping crews productive. These…

The Most Popular Compact Track Loaders on the Market

The Most Popular Compact Track Loaders on the Market

Manufacturers Share Their Hottest Tracked Tool Carriers and Why They’re So Popular Bobcat T870 with 5-Link Torsion Suspension The Bobcat T870 compact track loader features…