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Skid Steers Settle In As Go-To Compact Equipment
After a decade of ceding market share to compact track loaders, skid steers are holding their own, and continued development is strengthening their position.
March 18, 2021
DOZERS REDEFINED: How electronics and machine control made mid-size dozers smarter
There’s a direct correlation between power and fuel consumption; more power requires more fuel. Higher injection pressures, careful design of the piston and combustion chamber, turbocharging and other mechanical ploys improve combustion efficiency and help ensure maximum power is extracted from each unit of fuel, but they don’t change the fundamentals. More power still requires […]
July 1, 2014
Are Tier 4 excavators worth the higher cost?
Tier 4 Interim excavators are rolling into the market with Tier 4 Final models close behind. They’re more expensive than the Tier 3 machines they replace. Is a low-hour used Tier 3 machine a better choice? Why pay extra just for a Tier 4 engine? Legitimate questions, so we turned to product managers for the […]
February 28, 2014
How to build out the perfect work truck by taking advantage of dealer spec’ing technologies
Not long ago spec’ing a vocational truck meant going to a dealer, picking from a limited list of wheelbases and axle ratings, selecting a few options for the cab and then welding, drilling and cutting until all your equipment fit. Those were the Dark Ages of truck building. What we have now is a period […]
November 1, 2013
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Similar But Very Different: Cat Expert Explains the Four 315 and 317 Excavator Models | The Dirt #24
Cat's 315, 315 GC, 317 and 317 GC excavators are all-new inside and out. So much has been packed into these models that in this episode of The Dirt, we've asked Cat excavator expert Brian Stellbrink to break it all down.
"Franken-Dozer" Lives! '85 Cat D9L Revived with Electronic "Heart"
Case Upgrades its Popular G Series Loaders, Adds Payload, Tire Measurement Options
Compact equipment attachments
Do More Than Dig with That Compact Excavator with These 13 Attachments
ASV Extends Max-Series "Wow-Factor" Cab to Skid Steers
Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
Fullbay’s Guide to Starting a Mobile Repair Shop
If you've ever thought about starting a mobile repair business or adding a mobile tech to your shop, you need to read this guide.