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Clearing the Way for Growth

Clearing the Way for Growth

“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.

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Caterpillar's New Hand and Foot Controls Option: Answering Your FAQs SkidSteerJeff

Caterpillar's New Hand and Foot Controls Option: Answering Your FAQs

SkidSteerJeff

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.

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Back in the Game

Back in the Game

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.

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Finding the Sweet Spot

Finding the Sweet Spot

Contractor leverages design-build capability to serve residential market.

In the hill country north of San Antonio, crews from Elite Landscaping move limestone boulders into place as they create an entryway to a new subdivision. Another crew digs a trench using a Cat® 262C Skid Steer Loader outfitted with a trencher attachment that cuts through dirt and rock.

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Year-Round Contributor

Year-Round Contributor

Versatile Skid Steer Loader adds to landscaper’s bottom line.

After working for a landscaper in his teens, Greg Cote knew early on that he wanted to work for himself. In 2007, at the age of 21, Cote broke off and formed his own lawn care service in Newington, Conn.  Starting out with a small pickup truck, a trailer and a lawn mower, Cote went to work.

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Buy From The Grower

Buy From The Grower

In the early 1900s, Frank Gerten began selling his top-quality produce primarily to local farm markets. From day one, he was a steward of his beloved Minnesota land. Frank’s small truck farm grew rapidly to the point that he handed over the business to his two sons, Bob and Jerry.

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Utilizing Construction Machines for Farm Work BarnCat

Utilizing Construction Machines for Farm Work

BarnCat

Almost every farm is likely to have an all-terrain vehicle, a truck and a tractor, but you might be surprised that many farmers are utilizing construction equipment as well. Take a closer look at modern day farms and you’ll find that equipment is diversifying. Tractors are being replaced by machines traditionally used on construction sites that can perform a dozen different jobs to save time and costs. Trends show that farmers in the U.S. rely on skid steer and compact track loaders, while the telehandler is popular across Europe.

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How Safe Are Your Jobsites?

How Safe Are Your Jobsites?

Machine owners and operators face pressure to complete tasks quickly on a regular basis, which can create a dangerous situation if deadlines take priority over safety. All it takes is being distracted for a fraction of a second to cause equipment damage or injury to an operator or ground personnel.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Winter Attachments RoyBrookhart

Getting the Most Out of Your Winter Attachments

RoyBrookhart

Most of the United States has already experienced freezing temperatures and the inconvenience of snow and ice even though winter doesn’t officially begin until December 21st. Machine owners and operators have to put more thought into matching the right equipment—such as wheel loaders, skid steer loaders and even backhoe loaders—with the right attachments for all types of snow and ice management tasks. Regardless of the job requirements, attachments can play a large role in improving machine efficiency and versatility.

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A Leg Up

A Leg Up

Attachments give landscapers an edge.

As a landscape maintenance company operating in the greater Phoenix area, NatureScape gets a leg up on the competition by outperforming them.

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