Tag: mini excavator

A compact or mini excavator is a tracked or wheeled vehicle with an approximate operating weight from 0.7 to 8.5 tonnes. It generally includes a standard backfill blade and features independent boom swing.

Caterpillar to Design and Manufacture Full Line of Mini Excavators

Caterpillar to Design and Manufacture Full Line of Mini Excavators

Caterpillar will shift design and production of its smallest hydraulic excavators to Caterpillar facilities beginning in 2018 as a successful, six-year strategic alliance with Wacker Neuson is phased out. Caterpillar will focus on growing its global mini excavator business as it leverages existing facilities and design teams to deliver cost

Reader Profile: Rich Johnston

Reader Profile: Rich Johnston

What a difference purchasing a piece of compact equipment can make in taking a company in a new direction. Such is the case for Rich Johnston, who has been gradually transitioning his company, Johnston Landscape Maintenance, in Westville, IN, into more excavation work. His company had been doing typical landscape maintenance and projects, but purchasing

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers

“A trailer is a trailer is a trailer,” opines Mike Ross, director of engineering for Towmaster.

“You hook it on to the end of the truck, put stuff on it, and pull it down the road. There’s nothing new until we design one without wheels. There’s nothing innovative; the trailer is unchanged in

When Is Compact Equipment Right for Your Job?

When Is Compact Equipment Right for Your Job?

The rapid growth of the compact equipment industry over the last 15–20 years indicates that contractors realize the significance of the smaller machines. “Small equipment is sophisticated,” says John Comrie, product manager for compact equipment at Volvo Construction Equipment. “There are so many options and features that make the machines so versatile.” He likens

Caterpillar Is Showcasing at M&T Expo 2015

Caterpillar Is Showcasing at M&T Expo 2015

At M&T Expo 2015 Caterpillar will present its unmatched lineup of machines, integrated technologies and services designed with the primary goal of helping customers succeed. The Caterpillar organization and Cat® products are built to work for contractors of all types, construction materials suppliers and specialty trades.

Caterpillar will exhibit about 20

Getting Big Results From Compact Equipment

Getting Big Results From Compact Equipment

The rapid growth of the compact equipment industry over the last 15–20 years indicates that contractors realize the significance of the smaller machines. “Small equipment is sophisticated,” says John Comrie, product manager for compact equipment at Volvo Construction Equipment. “There are so many options and features that make the machines

The Mini Marketplace

North American sales of mini excavators have increased more than tenfold since the early 1990s. And, in the last five years, the level of mini rentals has quadrupled. So, not surprisingly, the number of manufacturing players in the American mini marketplace has doubled. Buyers have much in the way of

Digging With the Best

As contractors consider the merits of undertaking projects in erosion control (which might involve landscaping, roadbank stabilization, and wetland and riverside projects), they are wondering which machines are best for the work. Do I need a new large excavator, backhoe, or dozer, or can some of today’s compact and less

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