Almost every site-prep project requires some kind of grading, which is essentially smoothing and leveling (or sloping) a jobsite. Some grading projects, such as building pads, parking lots or road surfaces, require perfection because even the slightest deviation can not only lead to increased costs, it can also cause major problems down the road. For example, lack of water flow control can result in flooding, and poor elevation consistency can lead to inefficient use of expensive fill materials.Read More
Machine owners and operators face pressure to complete tasks quickly on a regular basis, and it can create a dangerous situation if deadlines are prioritized over safety. All it takes is one second of distraction to cause operator injury or equipment damage. Fortunately, today’s small wheel loaders are being equipped with safety features that continue to significantly reduce accident and injury risk on the job site.Read More
Think about the last farmer you interacted with – chances are, you were the younger person involved in that conversation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the United States Department of Agriculture, the average American farmer is 57 years old. In fact, over 60 percent of farmers in our country are 55 years old or older. Since more than 87 percent of farms are family owned, farm transition planning is becoming an important topic.Read More
Discover the smart way to manage your equipment.
These days, you have to do more work in less time just to stay competitive. You need hard facts about your equipment—lots of them. Data from your machines and analytical tools from your Cat® dealer can help you make timely decisions about how to control costs, improve operations, manage people and reduce risk.Read More