March 2017 News Archive

Stihl Inc. sponsors Team Rubicon
Sponsorship supports disaster relief missions around the world.

Morbark awards top dealers Gold Tier status
Morbark, LLC, is proud to recognize eight of its top tree care products dealers and four of its top industrial dealers with Gold Tier status.

Felling Trailers offers lifetime warranty
The company will implement a new lifetime limited warranty on its trailers effective March 1, 2017 and will  will apply to all new trailers built on or after the effective date in lieu of its previous 5-year structural warranty.

Online TCO calculator for Gehl and Mustang brands
Manitou Americas, Inc. has released a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator for Gehl and Mustang product lines.

Weber MT North America announces leadership changes

300,000th Case skid steer/compact track loader rolls off assembly line
Manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kansas, produces milestone TR270 compact track loader

Savings on E-signature services
Point of Rental Software has now officially released Rental eSign, an electronic signature service designed specifically for rental processes.

February construction starts advance two percent
Dodge Data & Analytics reports public works and electric utilities strengthen after a subdued January.

Webinar: Equipment financing goes mobile
IronPlanet offers Episode 4 in its webinar series, Financing goes Mobile with Currency - your Guide to Equipment Capital On-the-Gothat will be held on Wednesday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. PST/1:00 p.m. EST. 

Genie offers reconditioning services
New recon facility located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Check out our latest issue!
The March-April 2017 issue of Pro Contractor Rentals magazine is now available online.

Brokk acquires Aquajet Systems AB
Brokk recently acquired Aquajet Systems AB, the leading manufacturer of hydrodemolition robots. The acquisition expands the application solutions offered by Brokk in the construction and demolition industry.

Bomag new equipment featured at CONEXPO 2017
Bomag delivered five new products for compaction and stabilizing tasks at CONEXPO 2017. 

Increased attendance at The Rental Show reflects industry optimism
There were 6,276 rental business attendees in Orlando – the first time since The Rental Show’s 50th anniversary in 2006 that the number of rental attendees topped 6,000 and the eighth consecutive year for growth in rental business attendance.

Employment statistics - February 2017
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 235,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported March 10, 2017.

John Deere and Designworks collaborate on the backhoe of the future
John Deere and Designworks, a BMW Group subsidiary, are giving CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 attendees a first-hand look into the backhoe vision of the future.

Construction industry executives expect increased activity in 2017
Forecast reveals third highest optimism rating in 20 years.

Husqvarna Group to acquire HTC floor grinding
Husqvarna Group’s Construction Division plans to acquire the Floor Grinding Solutions Division of HTC Group AB, the market leader in floor grinding solutions.

Equipment market heats up
More than 300 online equipment auctions scheduled in March, 2017.

Construction equipment rental market to grow at a 12.1 percent  from 2015 to 2022
The global construction equipment rental market was valued at US$34.24 billion in 2014 and is anticipated to reach US$84.60 billion by 2022 reports Grand View Research.

Genie updates cable replacement protocol for boom lifts
New protocol mandates 12-year cable inspection; replacement only required if cables do not pass inspection.