June 2018 News

Midwest Equipment acquires Nighthawk Machinery
Midwest Equipment (MWE) has recently acquired Nighthawk Machinery to augment its tire and track offering.

Ditch Witch offers new vacuum excavation courses
New, comprehensive courses will prepare novice and expert operators for air- and hydro-excavation projects​.

Terex opens new service center
A new Terex Service Center has opened in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area.

Epiroc launches Marketplace
New web site for quality used mining and construction equipment.

Kubota Tractor Corporation purchases land
Future home for logistics campus and midwest division office in Edgerton, Kansas.

Future-proofing excavators
The excavator market has soared in recent years thanks to growing urbanization – with 2018 set to mark a record high. But what happens next?

New rental rate tool for fleet managers
The new Rate Group Report from EquipmentWatch determines average ownership and operating costs by size class for owned fleets.

Point of Rental names director of marketing
Lauren Harris, 2018 ARA Region One Person of the Year, takes next step.

Additional models approved for PERC's Propane Mower Incentive program
Program offers up to $1,000 back on nearly 70 more mower models.

Digitize the rental process
Increasingly, customers want to select, rent and pay online.

April 2018 equipment finance statistics
Five construction equipment lenders account for 74.5 percent of April total.

ASV adds Columbia, South Carolina dealer to network
ASV Holdings Inc. has added Thompson Rental Services to its dealer network.

Things your sales staff needs to know about the OSHA silica dust regulation
It could provide additional sales and rental opportunities.

OSHA proposes rule to ensure safe crane operators
It plans to clarify crane operator certification and reinstates the employer duty to ensure a crane operator is qualified to safely operate equipment.

Hy-Brid Lifts appoints south-central territory manager
Custom Equipment, LLC welcomes Jesus Pedraza as its South-Central U.S. territory manager.

John Deere announces finalists of second annual “Small Machines. Big Impact.” contest  
Public voting now open through June 24 on

Kohler gasoline engines names central distributor for Texas
Company expands its territory after acquiring small engines business from Waukesha-Pearce LLC.

ARA Foundation announces 2018-2019 scholarship recipients
A record $94,000 in scholarships awarded.

Manitex invests in Tadano, Ltd.
Manitex International, Inc. recently announced the investment by Tadano, Ltd. of approximately $32.7 million in Manitex common stock.

John Deere extends compact equipment warranty to two years
Coverage includes new compact track loaders, skid steer loaders, compact wheel loaders and compact excavators.