Saskatchewan’s Warman Excavating Utilizes Topcon 3D Grade Control and a John Deere Track Loader to Build New Roads

Saskatchewan’s Warman Excavating Utilizes Topcon 3D Grade Control and a John Deere Track Loader to Build New Roads

Many are attracted to the yin and yang lifestyle of having a cozy country home with easy access to the excitement of a vibrant city….

Komatsu America Excavators Summarized — 2019 Spec Guide

Komatsu America Excavators Summarized — 2019 Spec Guide

Half a Dozen Mini Excavators Made to Meet Customer Needs Komatsu entered the compact excavator market in the mid-1990s. With many of the same features…

Unconventional Applications: Cat Excavator and Trimble Earthworks Help Build Dirt Ninja Bike Track

Unconventional Applications: Cat Excavator and Trimble Earthworks Help Build Dirt Ninja Bike Track

Just north of Denver, Colorado, in the small town of Berthoud, the Dirt Ninja, aka professional contractor Tom Gardocki, and professional FMX rider James Carter…

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…

Komatsu Excavators Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide

Komatsu Excavators Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide

Six Compact Diggers Feature Advanced Systems like KOMTRAX and CLSS Komatsu entered the compact excavator market in the mid-1990s. The company’s compact excavators have many…

Komatsu Compact Excavators Summarized — 2017 Spec Guide

Komatsu Compact Excavators Summarized — 2017 Spec Guide

Reliable Products from a Global Leader in Earthmoving Machinery Komatsu entered the compact excavator market in the mid-1990s. The current models meet Tier 4 Final…

Editor at Large: We Head to Dozer Day Where Kids Get the Chance to Operate Equipment

Editor at Large: We Head to Dozer Day Where Kids Get the Chance to Operate Equipment

Kids and construction. The love affair begins as soon as little ones are just tall enough to peek out the car window and see a…

Training for Tomorrow: Equipment Simulators Allow New Operators to Learn the Ropes

Training for Tomorrow: Equipment Simulators Allow New Operators to Learn the Ropes

Putting rookie operators in the driver seats of heavy equipment is the last thing most contractors do. At risk are machines sometimes valued at hundreds…

Extreme Sandbox and Komatsu Host 40 Students Who Traveled 1,000 Miles to Learn More about Construction

Extreme Sandbox and Komatsu Host 40 Students Who Traveled 1,000 Miles to Learn More about Construction

Forty high school students from Warren County High School in Warrenton, NC, took a 20-hour bus ride to Hastings, MN, to learn about job prospects…

Excavator Tech: How Engines, Hydraulics and Hybrids Are Evolving the Mini Ex Market

Excavator Tech: How Engines, Hydraulics and Hybrids Are Evolving the Mini Ex Market

The long arm of a mini excavator has become a pretty powerful and popular tool for American contractors. Fitted with a bucket, hammer, brush cutter,…

Komatsu to Buy and Convert Four NM and TX Distributor Locations into Komatsu Southwest

Komatsu to Buy and Convert Four NM and TX Distributor Locations into Komatsu Southwest

Locations will support long-term distributor growth and customer satisfaction goals Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer today announced the purchase of four branches…

Komatsu Excavators — 2016 Spec Guide

Komatsu Excavators — 2016 Spec Guide

Reliable Products from a Global Leader in Earthmoving Machinery Komatsu entered the compact excavator market in the mid-1990s. The current models meet Tier 4 Final…

Komatsu CARE Program Celebrates 60,000th Service Interval

Komatsu CARE Program Celebrates 60,000th Service Interval

Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, and its distributor, Columbus Equipment Co., recently announced the completion of Komatsu CARE’s 60,000th service interval….

Companies Showcase Latest Construction Trends at Giant Bauma Trade Fair

Companies Showcase Latest Construction Trends at Giant Bauma Trade Fair

New products, processes and solutions are at the heart of every trade fair. Needless to say, this is especially true of bauma, the largest trade…

The Hot Markets and Popular Equipment of the 2016 Rental Industry

The Hot Markets and Popular Equipment of the 2016 Rental Industry

“Rent” is a four-letter word that nevertheless continues to spark good feelings among equipment company executives and their customers. In 2016, compact machinery will again…

Innovative Iron Award: Komatsu America’s PC55MR-5 Compact Excavator Goes Wireless

Innovative Iron Award: Komatsu America’s PC55MR-5 Compact Excavator Goes Wireless

Exploration is the engine that drives innovation, so let’s go exploring. Let’s search through a year’s worth of creative ideas in the off-highway equipment industry…

Komatsu Introduces New PC45MR-5 and PC55MR-5 Hydraulic Excavators

Komatsu Introduces New PC45MR-5 and PC55MR-5 Hydraulic Excavators

Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, recently introduced the new PC45MR-5 and PC55MR-5 hydraulic excavators, two machines with tight tail swing radii,…

Komatsu Excavators — 2015 Spec Guide

Komatsu Excavators — 2015 Spec Guide

Reliable Products from a Global Leader in Earthmoving Machinery Komatsu entered the compact excavator market in the mid-1990s. Today’s newest members of the compact family…

Komatsu America Introduces PC78US-10 Excavator

Komatsu America Introduces PC78US-10 Excavator

Thanks to a tight tail-swing radius, offset boom and contoured cab design, Komatsu America Corp.’s PC78US-10 hydraulic excavator allows operators to work in confined spaces…

The Bucket List: Popular Bucket Options for Compact Excavators

The Bucket List: Popular Bucket Options for Compact Excavators

Professional diggers know that no one bucket is ideal for every excavation job. A drainage expert would probably rely on a ditching bucket, while an…