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Video: Dozer Expert Explains What's Better About the New Cat D9 | The Dirt #20
In this new episode of The Dirt we talk with Cat tractor expert Todd Cole about the new D9 dozer. Todd takes us through all the major changes and upgrades in this machine and how Cat has lowered costs while retaining performance in replacing the D9T.
February 2, 2021
These Contractors Built the Equipment Dealership They Always Wanted | The Dirt #18
In this episode of The Dirt we’re joined by Jeff and Ben Franken, a father-and-son team of former contractors that now run Front Range Kubota, an equipment dealership in Kiowa, Colorado, that we recently named our 2020 Big Iron Dealer of the Year. Jeff and Ben tell their story, discuss what makes a good equipment […]
December 15, 2020
How Spot the Robot Dog Got a Job in Construction | The Dirt #17
Boston Dynamics and Trimble leaders discuss Spot the robot dog and the future of robotics in construction on The Dirt. Watch it here on Equipment World.
November 23, 2020
Deere Loader Expert Explains How New L-Series Provides Practically Parallel Lift
John Deere's latest utility loader line features a redesigned Z-Bar linkage and other updates to ease operation. Check out the video here on Equipment World.
November 6, 2020
CTL Expert Explains Why Deere Turned the 333G Into a Mini Dozer | The Dirt #15
On this episode of The Dirt, Wayne talks to John Deere CTL and skid steer expert Gregg Zupancic about the development of the 333G with SmartGrade. This configuration outfits the 333G CTL with a custom dozer blade and fully-integrated 3D machine control. Wayne and Gregg discuss the machine’s design, operation feel, unique control scheme and […]
October 16, 2020
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Kubota Expert Breaks Down SCL1000 Mini Skid Steer | The Dirt #14
The SCL1000 is Kubota’s highly anticipated entry to the mini skid steer market. In this episode of The Dirt we talk to Kubota’s construction equipment product expert Tim Boulds about why Kubota is entering this market and how they developed a unique mini skid steer that will offer class-leading capability from the get-go. Mentioned in […]
September 30, 2020
The Future of Construction Equipment with Bobcat’s Joel Honeyman | The Dirt #13
The Dirt Construction Equipment Podcast talks with Bobcat's Joel Honeyman about equipment innovation and the future of the industry.
September 18, 2020
How ASV Developed the New Max-Series CTLs | The Dirt #12
In this week’s episode of The Dirt we talk with ASV product line manager Buck Storlie about the new Max-Series CTLs. The new RT-65, VT-70 High Output, RT-75 and RT-75 Heavy Duty have been redesigned from the ground up and in this video we get the story from Buck on how ASV approached this new […]
September 2, 2020
How Caterpillar Changed the Way It Sells Equipment | The Dirt #11
In late 2019, Caterpillar announced a new retail strategy. Specifically, the company rolled out on-machine sticker pricing at its dealerships and the ability to shop for machines online. Get all the details in this episode of The Dirt.
August 21, 2020
How Daily Data Reports, Machine Learning Will Impact Construction | The Dirt #10
On this week’s episode of The Dirt, we’re talking about data. Specifically, we’re talking about the daily data reporting that’s now available through Trimble’s Viewpoint One project management software. We talk to Anne Hunt, Viewpoint’s director of data and analytics, on what types of data reporting Viewpoint offers and how daily access to these data […]
August 12, 2020
Cat Dozer Experts Explain New Restructured Dozer Lineup | The Dirt #09
In the latest edition of The Dirt we devote the entire episode to discussing the reimagined, restructured Cat dozer lineup. To do that we’re joined by Cat product application specialists for dozers Sam Meeker and Joel Fritts. Over the course of the conversation we cover Cat’s new method for naming dozers, the primary improvements of […]
August 4, 2020
The Dirt #08: Autonomous Wheel Loaders and Rollers + Komatsu’s Robert Hussey
On this week’s episode of The Dirt we talk about Terramac crawler carriers, and a fleet of autonomous rollers helping build a highway in China. Then we talk to Robert Hussey of Komatsu about the company’s latest large wheel loaders and their new autonomy features like auto dig. Mentioned in this Episode: Komatsu WA900-8 […]
July 14, 2020
The Dirt #07: Infrastructure Funding Bills, the 2021 Ford F-150 + What is Trimble Centerpoint RTX?
This week on The Dirt we discuss potential legislation for road funding, a new excavator from Takeuchi and the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 which has been redesigned inside and out and now features a powerful new hybrid powertrain option and even an integrated generator. We also talk with Towfique Ahmed, a product manager at Trimble […]
June 29, 2020
The Dirt #06: Doosan Selling Off Equipment Biz? + RDO’s Dennis Howard Talks Equipment Demand, De-Tiering Challanges
In this week’s episode of The Dirt we talk about new details from OSHA on the leading causes for trenching citations, Ford’s announcement surrounding its electric F-150, and a surprise story out of South Korea that Doosan is exploring the possibility of selling off its equipment business…or at least half of it. We also talk […]
June 22, 2020
The Dirt #05: How Dozers Got Their Name + What is Komatsu Smart Construction?
In this week’s episode of The Dirt we discuss the origins of the term dozer (according to Caterpillar), new Bobcat skid steers and CTLs, and we talk with Komatsu’s Jason Anetsberger about Smart Construction. The Smart Construction service has 11 different modules aimed at assisting contractors in transitioning to digital jobsite tools and planning, including […]
June 15, 2020
The Dirt #04: New Aerial Lift Standards + Cat’s Matt Santee Talks New MH3040 Material Handler
In this week’s episode of The Dirt we highlight the new Cat D7 dozer, Kubota’s first mini skid steer, and go over the details of the new ANSI standards for aerial lifts. We also have a conversation with Matt Santee, a product application specialist at Caterpillar, on the company’s new 40-metric-ton material handler, the MH3040. […]
June 8, 2020
The Dirt #03: Construction News + John Deere’s Cory Brant on Development of New L-Series Dozers
In this week’s episode of The Dirt we discuss a new Doosan excavator, the new MH3040 material handler from Cat, a massive budget shortfall affecting road contractors in North Carolina, and we talk with Cory Brant of John Deere about the new features and development of the new L-Series dozers. Mentioned in […]
June 1, 2020
The Dirt #02: Construction News + Cat’s Ryan Neal Talks New 395 Excavator, Career as an Operator
In this week’s episode of The Dirt, we discuss new CTLs and skid steers from JCB, Case and New Holland and we run down the biggest headlines in construction, including a look at how contractors should plan to move forward amid the coronavirus pandemic. Our interview this week is with Ryan Neal, a product applications […]
May 25, 2020
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Large and in Charge: This CTL Sets the New Standard For Kubota
With a 3,200-pound rated operating capacity (at 35% tipping load), the SVL97-2 replaces the SVL95-2S.
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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.
2021 Fleet Technology Trend Report
The latest Fleet Trends Report shows that fleets continued to leverage technology to build resilience and improve their business performance.