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AUGA Group Creates World's First Hybrid Biomethane Electric Tractor

Oct. 17, 2021
The AUGA M1 prototype features a hybrid biomethane-electric power system, which will help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

Starting Your Snow Blower - A Detailed Guide

Oct. 11, 2021
Getting your snow blower starter is quick and easy when you follow our easy step-by-step guide.

3D Printed Home Construction Offers Promising Long-Term Outlook

Oct. 11, 2021
3D printing technology is progressing rapidly, offering significant cost and time savings relative to traditional construction methods.

7 Most Common Types of Compaction Rollers Used In Construction

Oct. 11, 2021
Compaction equipment are used to harden surfaces and provide stronger surface support for roads and buildings.

Best Digging Machines - Everything You Need To Know About Diggers

Oct. 6, 2021
Digging machines are used to dig holes and trenches, prepare surface foundations, mine commodities and more. Digging machines can vary greatly, from mini-excavators to large mining draglines.

How Does A Combine Harvester Work?

Oct. 6, 2021
Modern-day combine harvesters are complex machines capable of harvesting large areas quickly and efficiently.

Grain Bin Gazebos - An Attractive And Cost-Effective DIY Outdoor Addition

Oct. 3, 2021
DIY grain bin gazebos are a popular growing trend - learn how you can build your own for less than you would imagine.

Skid-Steer Loaders: A Complete Guide

Oct. 3, 2021
Skid steers are among the most popular compact construction machines found at job sites because they are cost-effective and can be used for a wide range of applications.

$4.25 Filet Mignon Now Costs $70: Understanding Inflation, Stagflation And Commodities

Sept. 27, 2021
Over time prices rise due to inflation, however, the pattern is never a straight line. Historical data show inflation tends to erupt in bursts. Credible experts think the next inflationary burst is around the corner.

New Home Construction Pace Is Increasing As Home Prices Spike In 2021

Sept. 26, 2021
Homeowners now have the largest amount of home equity on record. New single-family homes under construction reached the highest level since July 2007.

Where Are Deutz-Fahr Tractors Made?

Sept. 23, 2021
Deutz-Fahr manufactures quality European-built tractors exported to customers around the world.

Where Are CLAAS Tractors And Combines Made?

Sept. 23, 2021
CLAAS is a leading European manufacturer of harvesting equipment and tractors. CLAAS holds a strong market share in Europe, and it is expanding globally.

Where Are Versatile Tractors Made?

Sept. 23, 2021
Versatile is a Canadian brand of agricultural equipment that is best known for its powerful high horsepower tractors.

Where Are Case IH Tractors And Combines Made?

Sept. 22, 2021
Case IH traces its roots back to 1847. Over several decades many leading farm equipment brands consolidated to form the modern-day Case IH global brand.

Where Are Massey Ferguson Tractors And Combines Made?

Sept. 22, 2021
Massey Ferguson has grown from a single factory in Ontario, Canada during the mid-19th century to a global brand with a large manufacturing footprint.

Where Are Fendt Tractors And Combines Made?

Sept. 19, 2021
Fendt is a strong brand name with a large market share in Europe. Fendt is best known for its reliable high horsepower Vario tractor.

Where Are New Holland Tractors Made?

Sept. 19, 2021
New Holland is a global brand established in the late 1800s. Today New Holland's tractors are manufactured on four continents.

Where Are KIOTI Tractors Made?

Sept. 19, 2021
KIOTI is one of the fastest-growing tractor brands in North America. Known mostly for its compact and subcompact tractors, KIOTI now expanding into compact construction equipment.

Aerial Lift Safety Toolbox Talk - Safety Checklist & Resources

Sept. 18, 2021
Learn how to operate and maneuver aerial lifts safely around your job site.

Scissor Lift Safety Toolbox Talk - Safety Checklist & Resources

Sept. 18, 2021
Learn how to operate and maneuver scissor lifts safely around your job site.

Forklift Safety Toolbox Talk - Safety Checklist & Resources

Sept. 18, 2021
Forklifts are common equipment found at job sites and industrial warehouses. Learn how to operate and use forklifts safely.

Guide To Starting A Profitable Equipment Rental Company In 2021

Sept. 18, 2021
The equipment rental industry has outgrown the overall construction industry over the past few decades. Learn how you can start your own equipment rental company.

Guide To Starting A Successful Owner-Operator Trucking Company In 2021

Sept. 18, 2021
Owning your own trucking company provides you with freedom and the ability to work your own routes and schedule. Learn how to start a successful owner-operator business.

Crane Safety Toolbox Talk - Safety Checklist & Resources

Sept. 17, 2021
Cranes are some of the most versatile and important pieces of equipment on a construction job site. Cranes can also be the most dangerous risk - it is important to understand proper safety procedures and training.

New & Used Medium & Heavy-Duty Truck Prices Will Likely Continue Rising Amid Components Shortages

Sept. 14, 2021
Widespread supply chain constraints, from semiconductors to specialty components, are causing production uncertainty amid strong demand for new and used medium and heavy-duty trucks.

Machinery Buyers Guide For Bonus Depreciation Tax Savings In 2021

Sept. 13, 2021
Bonus depreciation is a nice tax perk that allows businesses to accelerate tax savings when buying new and used machinery.

Complete John Deere History Timeline - 1837 to Today

Sept. 5, 2021
John Deere is among the world's most recognized iconic brands. Since its founding over 180 years ago, Deere & Co. has contributed greatly to improving global well-being by manufacturing innovative agriculture and construction equipment.

2021 Section 179 Deduction Calculator & Guide For Equipment

Sept. 5, 2021
Section 179 can save you over $350,000 each year. Learn the ins and outs of how to qualify for one of the most favorable tax laws created for small and medium-size businesses.

Everything You Need to Know About Autonomous Robot Lawn Mowers

Aug. 24, 2021
Manufacturers continue expanding robotic lawn mower product lines and research into new lawn technologies. The robot lawnmower segment is set to grow as they become more affordable and capable.

How Caterpillar Successfully Navigated The Pandemic Turbulence

Aug. 24, 2021
Toilet paper hoarding and empty grocery shelves were not that long ago. The pandemic had a meaningful impact on global equipment sales and production, and today many supply chains remain strained. Caterpillar's proactive approach paid off.

US Home Supply Is Increasing, Higher Construction Costs Could Keep Prices Elevated

Aug. 23, 2021
Nationwide inventory recently began to increase after a multi-year downtrend. Higher building products costs and a tight labor market could keep home prices elevated.

Used Vehicle Prices Continued To Moderate In August

Aug. 22, 2021
Prices for used vehicles fell slightly for the third consecutive month. Supply challenges continue to impact production.

Agriculture Company Earnings Summary 2Q 2021

Aug. 20, 2021
Most agriculture companies are very positive on the outlook given strong commodity prices.

Construction Company Earnings Summary 2Q 2021

Aug. 20, 2021
Construction demand remains robust, manufacturers cite rising input costs and supply constraints.

Transportation Company Earnings Summary 2Q 2021

Aug. 20, 2021
Robust truck demand is constrained by supply chain shortages. Truck manufacturers have reduced visibility of near-term production schedules.

Equipment Rental Company Earnings Summary 2Q 2021

Aug. 18, 2021
Rental companies are expanding their fleets as rental rates and fleet utilization rise. Residential and non-residential construction trends are improving.

Everything You Need To Know About Autonomous Semi Trucks

Aug. 2, 2021
Autonomous trucking will change the trucking industry more over the coming decade than it has during the past five decades.
Man using Hyster 50 forklift in warehouse to load pallet into a trailer

8 Types of Forklifts Used In Warehouse Operations & Construction

July 3, 2021
Forklifts are a common type of equipment found at most industrial warehouses and construction sites. Forklifts enable operators to move pallets and materials quickly and efficiently.
Semiconductor chips

Semiconductor Shortages Could Result In Higher Farm And Construction Equipment Prices

May 19, 2021
Global semiconductor shortages may curtail new equipment production, resulting in higher used equipment prices.
Caterpillar loader bachoe at job site

Backhoe Loader Attachments Guide

May 18, 2021
Backhoe loaders are versatile machines given the wide assortment of attachments available to use.
Polaris UTV on beach

ATV vs UTV: A Complete Buyer's Informational Guide in 2021

May 8, 2021
Understand UTV and ATV differences, safety, prices, and which one is better for you.
Many construction cranes building skyscrapers

Construction Cost Inflation Continues To Climb In April 2021

May 7, 2021
Surging commodity prices, strong demand, and strained logistics networks are pressuring construction costs.
SUV on road

Used Vehicle Prices Continue To Soar In April 2021, Hitting New Record

April 25, 2021
Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index reached its highest recorded value in early April, adding pressure to a growing inflation theme.
Farm tractor with many large tires

Farm Tractor Tire Guide & Size Conversion Chart

April 25, 2021
Keeping your tires in good shape will improve your productivity and reduce your fuel consumption.

19 Question Checklist For Buying Used Machinery

April 22, 2021
Spending 15 minutes reviewing these questions when you buy your equipment can help you make the right decision and save money.
Futuristic tractor prototype by John Deere controlled by artificial intelligence

John Deere Showcases Futuristic Autonomous Electric Tractor

April 21, 2021
The new electric tractor prototype is cab-less and features a powerful 680HP electric drive.
Source: Equipment Radar staff. John Deere compact tractor at Reyonds Lebanon

Complete Aerial Lift Guide For Buying And Rental In 2021

April 20, 2021
Aerial work platforms (also known as man lifts) are critical to reach certain areas on job sites. Their usage has grown dramatically over the decades. Learn more about lifts, and how to rent or buy a lift.
John Deere S100 series lawn tractor

John Deere S100 Series Lawn Tractor Guide

April 19, 2021
The S100 Series builds upon the prior E100 Series with sleek aesthetic upgrades. The S Series includes S100, S110, S120, S130, S140, S160, S170 and S180 models.
John Deere E100 Series Lawn tractor

John Deere E100 Series Lawn Tractor Guide

April 19, 2021
The 100 Series is easy to maintain and operate, comfortable and a step up in ergonomic design. The E Series includes E100, E110, E120, E130, E140, E150, E160, E170 and E180 lawn tractor models.
Caterpillar dozer at construction job site

Buying Vs Renting Construction Equipment: 8 Factors To Consider

April 19, 2021
Both buying and renting construction machinery can make sense, but the best choice depends on your specific needs and profile. We have created a guide to help you decide.
Construction excavator and excavator bucket

Choosing The Right Excavator Bucket And Accessories

April 19, 2021
Finding the right excavator bucket for your job site will optimize your productivity.
DEF tank on heavy duty truck

What Is Diesel Exhaust Fluid? Understand The Facts

April 18, 2021
DEF is now required for many diesel engines to reduce emissions. Using DEF is simple when you understand the facts.
Landscaped lawn with flowerbeds

Top 10 Tips For Running A Successful Landscaping Business

April 17, 2021
Planning ahead and starting out our business on the right path can optimize your chases for success. We created a helpful checklist for you to use.
Heavy duty truck on highway

Keeping Your Semi Truck 18 Wheeler Running With Preventative Maintenance

April 17, 2021
Preventative maintenance is one of the highest returns on investment you can get as a truck owner. Save money long-term by doing regular service.
Man with aerial drone in farm field

What Is Precision Agriculture? Uses, Technology And Equipment

April 17, 2021
Technology advancements over the past few decades have led to strong growth in precision agriculture, which is enabling farmers to increase yields and productivity.
Construction crane at jobsite

12 Types Of Cranes & Complete Crane Rental Guide

April 16, 2021
Understand the types of cranes available, as well as the steps you need to follow when renting a crane.
Mahindra eMax tractors

Where Are Mahindra Tractors Made?

April 14, 2021
Mahindra Tractors is a global company with manufacturing operations located across the world.
New Kubota L Series Tractor

Where Are Kubota Tractors Made?

April 12, 2021
Most of Kubota tractors sold in North America are manufactured in Georgia, United States. Kubota is a large local employer in the US.
Liebherr Crawler Excavator R 976E

Liebherr Adds Two New Electric Crawler Excavators

April 12, 2021
The new R 976-E and R 980 represent Liebherr's commitment to achieving its zero CO2 / greenhouse gas initiatives. Also, the new models offer meaningful service cost improvements.
Futuristic electric tractor prototype by Kubota

Kubota Showcases Futuristic AI-Controlled Electric Tractor

April 12, 2021
Kubota aims to offer electrified tractors in the future. It is also researching the possibility of AI-controlled driverless tractors.
Person sending a package

11 Steps To Save Money On Shipping Costs

April 12, 2021
The parcel market is dynamic and changing. Reviewing this checklist will help you optimize your parcel costs.

Used Vehicle Prices Soared 6% In March

April 9, 2021
Strong demand and reduced new vehicle supply given the global semiconductor shortage are increasing used vehicle prices. Tightness is expected to persist through most of 2021.
Sun shining over farmland

Sun Continues To Shine On Farmland Outlook

April 8, 2021
Farmland prices have increased for the first time since 2013, driven by strong commodity prices and low-interest rates. Surveys suggest the outlook is very bright.
Hitachi electric drive hydruallic excavator (© Hitachi Construction Machinery)

ABB Signs MOU With Hitachi To Electrify Mining Machinery

April 8, 2021
Hitachi and ABB are progressing toward their targets of net-zero emissions from mining machinery.
Construction crew working at jobsite

Construction Product Supply Expected To Remain Tight Near Term

April 8, 2021
Strong demand and recent supply challenges including the Suez Canal blockage are adding pressure to an already tight market.
Diesel engine components

Tips To Maximize Your Diesel Engine Life

April 7, 2021
Engines receive the most wear and tear given all the moving pieces and fluids. Properly maintaining your diesel engine can significantly reduce your long-term maintenance costs.
Used JCB JS260 Construction Excavator For Sale

Questions To Ask & Checklist For Buying A Used Excavator

April 6, 2021
Buying a used excavator is easier when you follow our short checklist and ask specific questions.
Fuel sediment bowl on a John Deere tractor

Maintaining A Healthy Tractor Fuel System

April 2, 2021
Properly caring for your fuel system can save you thousands of dollars in repairs.
Massey Ferguson tractor pulls Krone baler in field

How To Maximize Your Warranty When Buying A New Tractor

April 2, 2021
Learning the ins and outs of your new tractor warranty can save you time and money.
John Deere 4066M Compact Tractor For Sale At Reynolds Farm Equipment

11 Popular Compact Tractor Attachments For Versatility

March 29, 2021
Hundreds of attachments are available for compact tractors — making them the kings of versatility.
Used tractor John Deere 8360R for sale in equipment lot. Next to other farm machinery for sale

Top 18 Key Items To Consider When Buying A Used Tractor In 2021

March 29, 2021
Find helpful checklists to review when you buy a used tractor in 2021.
Corn fields in central Iowa

Set Your Focus On $8-10 / bu Corn Between 2021-2023

March 10, 2021
The outlook for corn is very positive given improved supply and demand fundamentals as well as supportive macroeconomic backdrop.
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