“Based on advice from people I know in the industry, I started using Cat equipment from day one, and it was the right choice,” says Kaufmann, whose central Texas company does land clearing and grading for real estate developers, home builders and ranch owners.Read More
Caterpillar recently announced that Hand and Foot Controls are now an option on 14 Cat® D Series Skid Steer, Multi Terrain and Compact Track Loader models. Since then, questions about the new option have been pouring in. We want to take this opportunity to answer some of the top questions from equipment owners and operators.Read More
Maximizing productivity for today’s compact machines.
The Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration maintains 131 national cemeteries in 40 states and Puerto Rico, as well as 33 soldiers’ lots and monument sites.Read More
In the construction industry, time is priceless. Whether your crew is working to meet a demanding timeline or just trying to get home at a reasonable hour, some machines offer technologies to boost productivity. Follow the tips below to get the job done quickly, correctly and most important – safely. We will discuss how to utilize built-in technology for loaders and small dozers, two commonly-used machine families.Read More
Three years ago, Dean Fence was for all intents and purposes, out of business. The once-thriving land development company with 600 employees — like many — was a casualty of the recession, as housing development in the Valley of the Sun ground to a halt in 2009.Read More
Boost jobsite versatility and productivity with Telehandlers.
The growing need for efficiency and increased productivity on jobsites has led fleet owners to search for multipurpose equipment that is adaptable to a range of applications. Telescopic handlers, or telehandlers, are one of the most versatile machines available today. With great flexibility and performance, they can handle heavy bucket loads, reach impressive lift heights, maneuver through congested worksites and can even tow a trailer quickly from one location to another.Read More
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
In the highly competitive realm of new home construction, Berkey Home Builders, Inc. sets itself apart by focusing on quality over quantity. In completing 35 to 40 finished homes per year, the central Iowa-based contractor subcontracts less work and handles up to 50 percent of the home building process itself.Read More
The growing need for efficiency and increased productivity on job sites has led fleet owners to search for multipurpose equipment that is adaptable to a range of applications. Telescopic handlers, or telehandlers, are one of the most versatile machines available today. With great flexibility and performance, they can handle heavy bucket loads, reach impressive lift heights, maneuver through congested work sites and they can even tow a trailer quickly moving it from one location to another.Read More
Did you know that undercarriage repair and maintenance can be as much as 50 percent of your machine’s maintenance cost over the life of the machine? While undercarriage maintenance is not complicated, track machines, which have much better flotation than wheel machines, can be managed so that the undercarriage life is optimized and owning and operating costs are reduced.Read More