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Improve contact tracing for COVID-19 exposure

Contact Harald uses Bluetooth technology to provide a fast and effective stand-alone solution as it doesn’t require the use of WIFI, apps, phones, IT installation or charging for contact tracing.

Briggs & Stratton emerges from bankruptcy

After emerging from Chapter 11 restructuring as a new company with a new owner and a new CEO, Briggs & Stratton, LLC, a company with a 113-year legacy, also has a new beginning.

Hilti unveils BIM-enabled construction jobsite robot

Construction automation solution to help tackle productivity, safety and labor shortage challenges on job sites.

Equipment rental volume continues to improve

M Science reports that real-time data on commercial and industrial equipment rentals and sales indicate Y/Y declines in equipment rental volume continues to improve.

Tsurumi America aims for the wastewater market

New municipal sales manager Christopher Bristol will use his experience in the water and pump industry to support Tsurumi’s regional sales team and distribution network in the implementation of the company’s newest product line, the Avant Series.

"It's true because I saw it on the internet"

Watch this video to learn how technology can literally put words in peoples' mouths.

Komatsu adds digital platform

Customers can remotely send files from their office to target machines, easily search all connected assets, and log in to a machine and see what their operator is seeing.

Kubota previews new 2021 construction equipment with dealers


New Kubota CE products breakthrough at Kubota Connect, Kubota’s 2020 virtual dealer meeting.

Upgrades to Bobcat telematics systems

Bobcat Machine IQ wireless communication subscription packages help customers manage and monitor equipment.

Ahern Rentals files lawsuit against EquipmentShare

Ahern Rentals, Inc has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against EquipmentShare; claims four-year campaign of misinformation, trade-secret theft and employee poaching against Ahern.

Terex opens new service center in Texas

Terex Utilities opens a new Terex Service Center in Burleson, Texas.

Manitou aims to reduce carbon footprint

Manitou Group formalizes partnership with NEOLINE to reduce shipping carbon footprint by as much as 90 percent. 

Large rental companies join ARA "Clean. Safe. Essential." program

More than 3,000 U.S. rental stores participating in initiative to help keep rental experience safe.

The ARA Show 2021 canceled; new date, location announced

Trade show will move to Las Vegas October 17-20, 2021. 

World of Concrete 2021 announces new show dates 

New dates are set for June 8-10, 2021 and education seminars June 7-10 at the Ls Vegas Convention Center.

September construction economic trends

September residential construction employment, August spending climb while nonresidential side stalls, reports Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

Manitou undergoes reorganization

The Central Employee Representative Committee of Manitou BF met September 28, 2020 to review a reorganization and adjustment project of Manitou BF SA.

Leguan spider lifts coming to North America

Beginning in October, 2020, Avant Tecno USA and Leguan Lifts have formally announced their partnership and distribution plans for the North American market. 

Association of Equipment Dealers Foundation (AEDF) strives for more certifications

AEDF continues its mission to certify 500 managers as part of its Vision 2024 campaign.

All-Star Equipment Rental of Naples acquired

Hunter Street Partners, a Minneapolis-based alternative investment management firm, has launched a scalable platform to invest in equipment rental companies.

JGE, Inc. honored by Manitou

Manitou North America awards JGE, Inc. as a top-performing dealer for the Mustang by Manitou brand.

Diesel technology scholarships now available

The AED Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications from all high school students.

Propane Council celebrates Construction Safety Week with new safety resources

New resources from PERC promote job site safety for construction professionals.

Associated General Contractors (AGC) economic outlook -- September 2020

August input cost and bid price trends diverge; Dodge Momentum Index signals mixed outlook.

IMER Group USA announces new national sales manager for equipment division

Garry Haferbier, a 35-year veteran of sales and management joins IMER Group USA.

Fecon announces new personnel 

Fecon hires Robert Soehner as vice president of operations and Mike Kucharski as vice president of dealer development, both new positions within the company.

Bobcat introduces Features On Demand 

New technology allows customers to choose hardware features on new R-Series loaders after purchase.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s survey of economic activity  - Monthly Leasing and Finance Index

July new business volume down 3 percent year-over-year, up 3 percent month-to-month, down 1 percent year-to-date.

POWR2 adds manufacturing location in United States

Renewable power systems manufacturer POWR2 is opening a manufacturing facility in Danbury, Connecticut.

Bobcat Company welcomes new authorized dealer

The newest Bobcat Enterprises franchise is located at 3000 Dillon School Drive in Zanesville, Ohio.

Advantage 365 rental software adds ACH capability

RMI Corporation rolls outautomated clearing house (ACH) in RMIPay.

Teletrac Navman launches next-generation AI-based real-time, predictive telematics platform

Teletrac Navman announces the release of its next-generation telematics solution, the TN360.

FPT Industrial North America expands distribution partnership in Great Lakes region

FPT Industrial today announced a new partnership with Stauffer Diesel, expanding FPT Industrial’s distributor network in the Great Lakes region.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Improves in August

COVID-19 impact survey reveals deferral rates and default expectations.

10-year GPS tracking system

DPL Telematics launches AssetView Max Tracking System for affordable, anti-tamper battery-powered GPS tracking.

Makita expands distribution, training and service capabilities

Makita U.S.A. meets continued growth and demand with massive new facility in Reno, Nevada with room for growth.

New Liugong dealer

Preferred Material Handling appointed Oklahoma dealer by LiuGong North America Forklifts.

Kubota announces Great Plains expansion plan

Great Plains, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kubota North America Corporation, will expand its manufacturing operations in Salina, Kansas.

Caterpillar expands retail equipment shopping capabilities on shop.cat.com

Manufacturing Suggested Retail Price for all U.S. dealers now included with dealer pricing to be complete by end of 2020.

Morbark announces leadership change

Bradley Boehler to succeed Dave Herr as vice president of Forestry and Tree Care Group and president of Morbark Holdings.

Two-minute forklift propane safety video available

Service technician talks propane forklift safety in new Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) video.

Construction spending slips 0.7 percent to 12-month low in June  

Construction spending declined for the fourth-straight month in June to a 12-month low of $1.355 trillion.

Durante Rentals appoints Liam J. Harrington as president

Harrington will be responsible for day-to-day operations, sales, marketing, technology, and finance.

Sales slip 14 percent in Q2 at Volvo Construction Equipment

The global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic weighed on Volvo CE’s second quarter results, partially offset by a strong rebound in the key Chinese market.

Doosan Bobcat and Green Machine partner to produce electric compact excavators

Strategic partnership will create dual-branded, electric machines to deliver zero emissions, lower operating costs and meet market demand for battery-powered solutions.

AGC shares July construction outlook

ABI, AIA’s Consensus Forecast, NABE survey predict decline in future construction.

Alert Management Systems earns award

Alert Management Systems has once again been ranked in Colorado’s Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies in 2020.

Wearable exoskeleton for worker safety, performance

Hilti unveils its first human augmentation device to help contractors tackle health, safety, and labor shortage challenges on job sites; more in development.

Summertime diesel do’s and don’ts

Diesel engines are generally more tolerant of high temperatures than gasoline engines, but summer heat still can be hard on diesel engines. A little extra care goes a long way to protecting your investment.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s survey of economic activity: monthly leasing and finance index report

June new business volume down 10 percent year-over-year, up 33 percent month-to-month, down 0.5 percent year-to-date.

Briggs & Stratton files for bankruptcy protection

Small engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton Corp. on Monday filed for bankruptcy protection with plans to sell its assets to a private equity firm, reports the Milwaukee Journal.

Associated General Contractors’ economist Ken Simonson shares construction employment analysis

Most states added construction jobs through mid-June; Beige Book, Dodge report subdued starts.

Business Matters: “Zoom” your way to better virtual meetings

As virtual meetings become commonplace in today’s work culture, they are different than regular meetings.

Equipment dealers take advantage of COVID-19 program; AED urges spending action

The Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) reports the Paycheck Protection Program supported more than 16,000 jobs.

July ELFA findings

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry confidence steady in July; COVID-19 impact survey data reveal deferral rates and default expectations.

Three factors that will determine who wins market share in the construction industry

Carl Gustaf Goransson explains how distribution, digitization and electrification will decide the future victors in the global construction equipment sector.

Equipment and software sales to bounce back

Q3 update to 2020 economic outlook forecasts improvement In equipment and software investment and U.S. economic growth as businesses reopen, reports the Equipment Leasing & Financing Foundation.

Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP)new web site

AEMP launches new website and online tools for equipment management professionals.

Tsurumi America begins meeting again

Tsurumi America Inc. employees in Chicago physically met for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in March.

New Takeuchi dealer

EquipmentShare comes on board as a new Takeuchi dealer in Columbia, Missouri.

USM ReRents adds MEC Titan 60 to its rental line

The MEC Titan 60 checks all the boxes for USM ReRents, which provides high-ROI models to the rental industry, sources report.

Profit engine stalls at Briggs & Stratton

Briggs & Stratton decided not to make a $6.7 million interest payment on its 6.875% senior notes due in 2020, reports Koyfin.

Military deal for high-mobility engineer excavators

JCB North America gears up to supply military-grade excavators.

Construction spending declines in May

Fall in U.S. construction spending in May shows weakness of country’s construction industry.

President of Volvo Financial Services Region North America appointed

Effective July 1, Patrick Shannon will have overall responsibility for business operations and financial results in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Deutz opens new Pendergrass Sequence Center

Deutz Corporation has opened a new 160,000-square-foot Sequence Center at 596 Bonnie Valentine Way in Pendergrass, Georgia.

AEMP announces new website

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) unveils its redesigned website that focuses on its core offerings of education, training, professional certification and industry resources. 

LiuGong North America expands dealer network

LiuGong North America has appointed five new construction equipment dealers in the U.S. recently, expanding their ever-growing dealer network.

C-level changes at Syncron

Friedrich “Fritz” Neumeyer will join Syncron as Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 Aug. 2020.

Volvo CE names 2019 Dealer of the Year and Uptime Dealer of the Year winners

Tyler Equipment is the Volvo Construction Equipment 2019 Dealer of the Year and Housby Heavy Equipment 2019 Uptime Dealer of the Year.

New Bobcat dealer

Bobcat Company introduces new authorized dealer in McMinnville, Tennessee. 

Caterpillar acquires robotic expertise 

Caterpillar Inc. has acquired select assets and hired employees from San Francisco, Cal. based robot and autonomy technology solutions company Marble Robot, Inc.

Product Focus -- Rough-terrain MEWPs

Featuring new models from Haulotte, Skyjack, Up Equip, Teupen, Snorkel, MEC Aerial Work Platforms, Manitou, Makinex, Magni, LGMG North America, JLG, IMER Group, Genie, Equipter and All Access Equipment.

Product Focus -- Compaction equipment

New compactors from Bartell Global, Husqvarna, Weber, Packer Brothers, Mecalac, Epiroc, Doosan and Bomag.

Able Equipment opens new branch

Able Equipment Rental, Inc. combines locations and opens a new branch in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Kohler Power promotes Melka

Kohler Co. has appointed Brian Melka group president – Power.

AED plan to address technician shortage

Vision 2024 is the AED Foundation’s call to action to address the workforce shortage plans to create a pipeline of skilled workers entering the industry.

Online training ensures safe rental experience

ARA launches Clean. Safe. Essential. training certificate program.

Next step in equipment automation

Doosan Bobcat partners with Ainstein to develop radar sensor technology for compact equipment.

Terex announces leadership change in AWP business segment

Terex Corporation announces that John L. Garrison, Jr., chairman and CEO of Terex Corporation, will take on additional responsibilities as president, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), effective immediately.

Last call for 2020 AEM Hall of Fame nominations

The Associated Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Hall of Fame is calling for nominations for the 2020 Class before  Friday, June 12, 2020. 

Thompson Pump and Mfg. Co. celebrates 50 years in business

Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Company celebrates its golden 50th anniversary in business and is looking ahead to the next 50 years as it continues to be a leader in the industry.

Ahern Companies partners with Trackunit for telematics

Ahern Companies that includes the largest independently owned rental company in North America and the XTreme and Snorkel MEWP lines has selected Trackunit® as its telematics platform partner.

Understanding MEWP fall-protection requirements

Genie's Scott Owyen shares the important points that rental centers and end users need to know to appropriately protect workers at heights and comply with OSHA rquirements. 

Peer Executive Groups announces 2020 Top Gun recipients

Rental store operators recognized for superior financial performance. 

Bobcat adds authorized dealer in Salem, Oregon

Bobcat of Salem is now an authorized new and used sales, rental, service and parts provider of Bobcat equipment.

Surviving civil unrest

Tips to protect your business from rioters and looting.

Associated Equipment Distributors Foundation shares accomplishments amid the COVID-19 outbreak

As the nation works toward a “new normal,” The AED Foundation continues to provide valuable support to members.

Kobelco USA expands dealer network sales team

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA appoints Jordan Sonnier as Southwest District business manager.

Genie shares protocols for cleaning and disinfecting aerial equipment

Following CDC guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on aerial job sites.

EDCO founder Leo Swan passes

Concrete resurfacing machine co-inventor succumbs to pandemic; EDCO sources share his life story.

Komatsu to donate up to $250,000 to support network of 200 food banks

Komatsu commits to supporting Feeding America as national partner in COVID-19 response efforts.

Construction to contract

COVID-19 will cause North America construction output to fall by $122.4 billion in 2020, reports GlobalData sources.

American Rental Association (ARA) releases Healthy Work Practices Guide

The American Rental Association (ARA) has released the ARA Healthy Work Practices Guide as part of a new “Clean. Safe. Essential.” program.

Getting back to work

Construction Downtime Index showed significant improvement in every region.

Equipment Leasing and Finance industry confidence improves in May

New data reveal COVID-19 impact.

National Equipment Dealers, LLC joins Manitou dealer network

National Equipment Dealers will offer the full Manitou line of skid loaders, track loaders, articulated loaders and telescopic handlers at 11 locations throughout Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.

Rifle Equipment new LiuGong NA dealer

LiuGong North America has appointed Rifle Equipment, LLC, as its dealer in Rifle, Colorado, located roughly halfway between Aspen and Grand Junction.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) invites nominations for 2020 Hall of Fame class

The AEM Hall of Fame recognizes the pioneers whose inventions, ideas, leadership and courage have contributed to the industry and our community’s quality of life.

Terex AWP announces Q1 2020 results

Terex Corporation announced a first-quarter 2020 loss from continuing operations of $(24.7) million, or $(0.35) per share, on net sales of $833.6 million.

Food for thought: Business agility lessons amid the COVID-19 catastrophe

Mission-critical elements of operational agility and what they mean for individual businesses, and industry at large in the post-pandemic era.

Bobcat adds dealer in Virginia

Bobcat Company has expanded its dealer network with the addition of Bobcat of Fishersville, Viginia, as an authorized new and used sales, service, rental and parts provider of Bobcat equipment.

Sales slip 17 percent in Volvo CE's first quarter

Demand stalled in the first quarter as measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. Despite a recovery in the Chinese market in March, the quarter still saw sales down by 17 percent and order intake reduce by 7 percent during the period.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s survey of economic activity: Monthly leasing and finance index

March new business volume up 9 percent year-over-year, 31 percent month-to-month, and 17 percent year-to-date; experts express coronavirus concerns going forward.

Check out Up Equip's tracked MEWP

UPequip will present and demo its Easy Lift 70-36AJ on Facebook LIVE, Friday April 24th at 12:00 ET.

Mecalac opens new facility

Mecalac has opened a new 14,000-square foot facility in Norfolk, Massachusetts to serve as the North American headquarters and further support the growth of the brand in this market.

Makinex helping essential businesses

Living in this ‘new normal’ of the coronavirus pandemic for more than a month, Makinex helps essential industries meet the challenge.

Product Focus: Utility vehicles

New utility vehicles from Honda, Club Car, Polaris, Mudd Ox, John Deere, Caterpillar and Cushman.

Manitou Group partially reopens production operations in Europe 

Manitou Group partially resumes activity on its production sites based in France and Italy with COVID-19 in mind.

Takeuchi announces new dealer

Luby Equipment Services is exclusive St. Louis dealer.

Response to the coronavirus crisis

Genie to help fight against COVID-19 by producing protective gear for Seattle-area hospital.

Q2 update to 2020 economic outlook forecast

Severe declines in equipment and software investment and U.S. economic growth expected, the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation reports.

Build your Business: Dig through data to find new customers

Build your list and enhance it with third party data; then find “look-alikes” to discover new customers.

New Covid-19 exposure guidance

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released the new directives April 8, 2020 that changes protocol for employees exposed to other employees diagnosed with Covid-19, reports the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA).

Combat coronavirus with creative content

Point of Rental offers a one-stop source for deals, webinars, videos, podcasts and more that address ways rental centers can approach this unique and challenging time.

Equipment damage app upgrades

Record 360 launches redesigned mobile app and web experience, adding custom workflows and features.

Kubota Engine America launches service app

The power of the Kubota Engine America’s Service Organization is now available on a mobile application.

Sullair announces CEO retirement and appointment

Sullair announces that Charlie Takeuchi has been named president and chief executive officer, effective today. He succeeds Jack Carlson, who retired as president and chief executive officer.

No April Fool’s joke!

Point of Rental Software is making its electronic signature product, Rental eSign, available for free for 90 days for any rental business that needs it, regardless of what software it uses.

Keeping your digital dealership open

With customer coronovirus concerns, it's more important than ever to allow shopping and renting online.

JCB joins global call to action over ventilator shortage

JCB will restart production at a United Kingdom factory closed as a result of the coronavirus crisis to join the global effort to manufacture ventilators.

Nuts and bolts of COVID-19 relief legislation

Highlights of the just-passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) from the Associated Equipment Distributors.

Manitou Group temporarily suspends production in France, India and Italy

In accordance with the general containment obligations decreed in France, Italy and India, Manitou Group has temporarily ceased its industrial activities in those countries.

Terex Corporation is proactively dealing with COVID-19 by continuing to serve customers with machines, parts and services despite the obstacles posed globally by the coronavirus. 

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index

February new business volume up 15 percent year-over-year, down 26 percent month-to-month, up 22 percent year-to-date.

Strategic training partnership

JLG Industries Inc. and ABC Keystone partner to provide enhanced equipment safety training.

Case CE introduces Project Zeus

The 580 EV fully electric backhoe loader will lower daily operating costs, produce zero emissions, reduce maintenance and satisfy local/project-based incentives for working with electric equipment/vehicles.

New engine models

FPT Industrial exhibits a varied selection of off-road engines at Con Expo 2020.

Perkins Engine highlights at Con Expo

Perkins debuts 0.5 to 18-liter hybrid engine technologies; update on My Engine app and genuine parts.

AGC economic report

Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chief economist Ken Simonson reports that coronavirus is impacting projects; however, 32 states added jobs through January.

BigRentz and Lizzy Lift merge

The merger expands BigRentz’s online equipment network; clients now have more streamlined access to rental bookings.

Manitou highlights innovative solutions at 2020 Con Expo

Manitou shares a range of work platforms; a new 12,000-pound telehandler; an electric compact loader concept and a range of connected machines.

Dealers earn Morbark 2020 Gold Tier status

Morbark, LLC, honors six Tree Care dealers and one Industrial Products dealer with Gold Tier status for 2020, based on their 2019 performance.

Pumps on display

Tsurumi Pump will display its comprehensive line of industrial pumps and technologies at ConExpo 2020.

AGC economist lays out Q1 2020 outlook

Coronavirus impacts loom but have yet to affect construction inputs or projects, reports Ken Simonson, chief economist at Associated General Contractors. 

Used equipment sale values moderately soften

Rouse Services reports that January 2020 sales value follow trend of softening prices but may change as February multi-day auctions are tallied.

Mega Boom is coming!

Snorkel is reaching above and beyond at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2020 with the launch of the 2100SJ boom lift that it claims is the world’s largest self-propelled model available.

Keep mud out of the rental yard

Hugg & Hall built a handy drive-through wheel washer that will greatly reduce the amount of mud getting tracked into the rental yard.

January equipment sales outlook

2019 values for most general construction and heavy earthmoving equipment have shown softening, reports Rouse Services, LLC.

New Bobcat dealer

Bobcat Company introduces new authorized dealer in Bellingham, Washington.

Doosan adds dealer locations

Doosan expands its southeast presence with 10 new Synergy Equipment locations.

Great Northern Equipment becomes national distributor for B-Air Equipment

Products include air movers, dehumidifiers and an air scrubber.

Leppo Rents acquires Valco Equipment

The acquisition brings Valco Equipment's experience and capability with access equipment sales and parts.

Call for ANSI standard publication

Industry leaders request ANSI A92.20 .22 and.24 standards be published for MEWPs.

Show Report: What's new at 2020 ConExpo/Agg

A sampling of the wide variety of items that will be featured by 2,800 exhibitors at the Las vegas Convention Center March 9-12. 2020.

Straight-boom MEWP line

Manitou now offers four straight-boom mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) in North America—the Manitou TJ 65, TJ 65+, TJ 80+ and TJ 85.

JCB to showcase innovative construction equipment

At the 2020 ARA Rental Show in Orlando, JCB will exhibit the 2TS-7W Teleskid compact track loader, 1CXT tracked backhoe loader, 19C-1E electric mini excavator, new RS generators and a full complement of rental-ready JCB construction machines.

Electric prototypes

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas debuts new models and services at 2020 Con xpo/Agg.

Modest cement and construction growth through 2022

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) predicts cement consumption to stay at moderate growth levels through and into 2022.

2019 sees continued strong performance at Volvo CE

Market share gains in China and solid demand in North America and Europe helped sales rise 5 percent for the full year.

New COO at Trystar

Andrew J. (A.J.) Smith, Trystar chief executive officer, has announced the appointment of John R. Dixon, Jr., as chief operating officer (COO) of the company.

Liebherr at 2020 ConExpo-Agg

Liebherr to celebrate 50th anniversary in USA and to exhibit extensive range of latest construction machine products at Conexpo Con/Agg 2020.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index

December new business volume up two percent year-over-year, 65 percent month-over-month, and five percent at year-end.

Alert Management Systems earns Woman Owned Small Business certification

Alert Management Systems has been officially designated as a Certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the US Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

Komatsu CONEXPO 2020 new equipment

Komatsu introduces its patent-pending Machine Control 2.0 and nearly 25 machines at Booth N-10825.

Great Northern Equipment (GNE) becomes distributor for GreyWolf attachments

GNE now carries six different GreyWolf skid steer attachments.

UP Equip heads to the 2020 Rental Show

Company representatives will be making several East Coast stops demonstrating its new Easy Lift 70-36AJ and 87-48AJ models and the Hoeflon C6 mini-crane on its way to Orlando.

Check out what Caterpillar will unveil at 2020 ConExpo

New equipment, advanced technologies, services, and global operator challenge to highlight the Caterpillar ConExpo-Con/Agg experience.

Pettibone celebrates 50th anniversary of first Extendo telehandler

Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Pettibone Model 88 Extendo, believed to be the first telescopic handler ever produced.

Equipment confidence level continues upward swing

Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence up for third consecutive month in January.

Vermeer adds articulated loaders to equipment line

Vermeer Corporation has entered into a distribution agreement with MultiOne to supply Vermeer-branded loader models.

JLG announces AUSA partnership

JLG Industries, Inc. has announced a 10-year partnership with AUSA to build its new SkyTrak 3013 ultra-compact telehandler, extending the company’s telehandler portfolio.

Equipment auction values soften slightly

Rouse Services releases its December 2019 Equipment Report that tracks construction equipment value trends in the United States.

Deutz Corp. signs long-term agreement with Kukje Machinery

 Kukje Machinery’s under 25-horsepower D1.2 and D1.7 engines will now be available throughout the Americas, through Deutz parts and service support that is already in place.

Dinolift issues safety alert bulletins

Dinolift recently released two safety alert bulletins related to its 230VT and 220/280/92/72 RXT MEWP models.

NTEA releases training module on powertrain systems

To continue support of employee education and training in the work truck industry, the National Truck Equipment Associaiton (NTEA) has developed a new Truck Equipment 201 module covering powertrain systems.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index

November new business volume down 3 percent year-over-year and 23 percent month-over-month; up 5 percent year-to-date.

InfraServ expands to southeast

Gateway Bobcat acquires Acme Operations and the combined company will operate 17 locations across the midwest and southeastern United States.

Pettibone enters mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) market

The company is immediately debuting a total of 13 models with work heights ranging from 18.4 to 46 feet.

2020 economic outlook: equipment and software

Investment in equipment and software is projected to expand 1.1 percent in 2020 while U.S. economic growth slows to 1.7 percent.

Takeuchi adds Kansas City dealer

Takeuchi-US announces that Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. is a new dealer supporting the Kansas City, Kansas market.

Rental software integrates parts ordering

Alert Management Systems integrates equipment rental software with SmartEquip network.

MEWP preventive maintenance Q & A

Genie experts to answer questions on properly maintaining aerial access equipment December 9 to 13, 2019.

Doosan Bobcat to acquire Bob-Cat mowers and the Steiner and Ryan grounds care brands

The agreement furthers the company’s growth and product diversification strategies.

Tire and steering options for MEWPs

Consider what type of tire or track is best suited for their worksite environment and needs.

Downward trend in equipment sales values identified

Rouse Services reports that equipment values have slightly declined in 2019.

Software offers credit for rain days

Alert Management Systems enhances its rental management software system with Rain Days, a feature that allows users to increase customer satisfaction and goodwill easier than ever before.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s October Leasing and Finance Index

October new business volume up 14 percent year-over-year, one percent month-over-month and six percent year-to-date.

Propane Council launches forklift trivia challenge

First 500 participants in free online challenge will receive gift from PERC.

Maintaining equipment in colder weather

Common sense tips to minimize equipment wear and tear in winter months.

Doosan Bobcat to increase manufacturing footprint

$26 million expansion planned for its Litchfield, Minn. facility; company also officially opens Global Collaboration Center in Minneapolis.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry confidence up in November

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s November 2019 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) is 54.9, an increase from 51.4 in October.

Snorkel commences lithium-powered Speed Level model production

The Snorkel SL26RTE and SL30RTE are completely zero emission thanks to lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs with built-in battery management system (BMS), and an integrated electric powertrain.

Perkins Engines Co. Ltd. announces leadership changes

David Nicoll becomes product manager of Large Engine division; Jason Kern joins as marketing and channel development director.

Giant equipment auction November 19, 20

Aerial Access Equipment's entire fleet of construction rental assets hits the block in a two-day final auction.

Rental tools go engine- and cord-free

Milwaukee announces the MX Fuel System of cordless light equipment that reduces emissions, noise and vibration.

Downward trend

Terex AWP shares Q3 2019 results.

Takeuchi takes another step in training

Takeuchi-US breaks ground on training center set to open Spring 2020.

ASV names 2019 dealer award winners

ASV Holdings Inc. announces Barda Equipment as the 2019 Dealer of the Year and Barry Equipment as the 2019 Rookie of the Year.

Tools to help train for new ANSI MEWP standard

JLG shares five short training videos to engage your workers and customers in meeting the new ANSI MEWP standard.

Alamo Group Inc. completes acquisition of Morbark, LLC

Alamo Group Inc. reported October 24, 2019 that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Morbark, LLC.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index

September new business volume up 18 percent year-over-year, 9 percent month-over-month and 5 percent year-to-date.

One Equity Partners completes carve-out of ORS NASCO

ORS NASCO launches next chapter of growth as an independent business.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry confidence eases again in October

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 51.4, a decrease from the September index of 54.7.

Takeuchi expands dealer presence

Dykes Equipment DBA Appling Motors introduced as new Takeuchi dealer in Baxley Georgia.

The furious five components that help machine control systems click

The connectivity ecosystem is growing and Volvo CE engineers take a deeper look at the top five components that are helping machines do more.

Bobcat Company new authorized dealer

Bobcat Company adds Bobcat of Independence County as an authorized new and used sales, service and parts provider of Bobcat equipment in Batesville/Southside, Arkansas.

Expansion minded

As Manitou adds staff of MEWP professionals, it’s ready to expand its presence in the North American personnel lift market.

Bobcat introduces authorized dealer in New York

Bobcat Company has added Bobcat of Binghamton as an authorized new and used sales, service, lease, rental and parts provider of Bobcat equipment.

Rough-terrain telehandlers

Snorkel expands its rough-terrain telehandler line with the SR9244 and SR1054 models.

Sullair plans plant expansion

Sullair will expand its North America operations and headquarters campus in Michigan City, Indiana.

Iron Solutions launches of IronGuides construction equipment appraisal tool

Iron Solutions, Inc. has adapted its popular IronGuides Agriculture platform to the construction equipment market.

Electric-powered compact excavator

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas unveiled the prototype of a fully electric-powered compact excavator at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE).

Hugg & Hall and Scott Equipment trade product lines in Louisiana and Arkansas

Hugg & Hall Equipment Company and Scott Equipment Company, LLC agree to trade Volvo and Toyota manufacturer territories in Louisiana and Arkansas.

Epiroc USA to open Northeast regional service center

Epiroc will open a new regional service center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania by October 15, 2019.

A92 Minute: watch your weight

Genie experts share insights on MEWP weight control systems.

App for engine work

Engine service, maintenance and workshop manuals are now accessible to end users via Perkins My Engine app.

Genie introduces new models, accessories and connectivity

At its recent press event in Redmond, Washington, Genie officials unveiled far-reaching changes to its equipment line.

Next is Now at Bobcat

Company reinvents the compact equipment industry with new product generations, new product lines and innovative customer solutions.

Doosan Portable Power adds Rish Equipment Company to distributor network

Rish Equipment Co. will supply Doosan air compressors, generators, light towers and light compaction equipment at 14 locations across portions of Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.

Updates to John Deere JDLink telematics

John Deere Construction and Forestry adds new capabilities to its JDLink platform, including notifications and adjustments to JDLink Mobile that provide valuable machine insights.

Ken McDougall appointed president at Skyjack

Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack division announces that Ken McDougall will again assume the duties of president.

Remote-controlled mainstream  machines: The future is now

Doosan Bobcat unveils proprietary remote-control system for new R Series skid-steer and track loaders...and more.

Ritchie Bros. makes buying easier with new feature for live auctions

Buyers can now set online proxy bids up to a week before each live auction with PriorityBid.

Doosan Infracore adds dealer, locations

Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, adds three locations of Central Power Systems and Services, LLC, as an authorized sales, service, parts and rental provider of Doosan equipment.

Tiger Group offers used equipment sale September 19

More than 1,500 well-maintained cranes, lifts, telehandlers, excavators and other assets from Aerial Access Equipment are available for immediate purchase.

Talbert hires dealer development manager

Talbert Manufacturing welcomes David Henderson as dealer development manager.

Yanmar completes acquisition of ASV Holdings

The announcement is the final step in the acquisition, following the June disclosure of a definitive agreement to acquire the company through the mechanism of a statutory merger.

Dave Hubbell joins MEC

Industry veteran Dave Hubbell joins MEC Aerial Work Platforms as vice president of Cat Rental North America Accounts.

Clearing up the confusion: Fall protection requirements on Group B MEWPs

Genie experts share insight on fall protection requiremnts on on MEWPs in the United States and Canada.

August employment statistics released

Payroll employment increases by 130,000 in August; unemployment rate unchanged at 3.7 percent. 

Hy-Brid Lifts appoints Mid-Atlantic territory manager

Hy-Brid Lifts welcomes Derek Koontz to cover Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

The why, how, and what of succession planning

Free STAFDA webinar Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:00 CST presented by Frank Caputo, CEPA, Partner, WealthPoint.

Next-generation electric equipment introduced

LiuGong presents new energy and technology at Beijing trade show.

Top changes coming at Metabo HPT

Metabo HPT announced that Robert Pjevach will become chief executive officer effective Oct. 1, 2019.  He will also serve as chief operating officer of the Americas for parent company Koki Holdings Co. Ltd. in Japan.

Survey: Contractors expect to increase rental activity

ARA commissions Rental Customer Needs Study, announces findings.

Vacuworx hires regional sales manager for southeast U.S.

Bruce Williamson has been hired as regional sales manager serving the territory of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Skyjack unveils new website

Linamar Corporation’s  Skyjack division recently launched its fully revamped website www.skyjack.com.

Department of Labor makes key changes to Functional Affirmative Action Program (FAAP) Directive

U.S. DOL Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs shares key points for those seeking federal contracts.

North America rental revenue expected to exceed $71 billion in 2023 

The new five-year forecast from the American Rental Association (ARA)calls for equipment and event rental revenues to surpass $64.7 billion in the United States by 2023.

Webinar on aerial equipment accessories August 19-23, 2019

“Ask Me Anything” event will feature Genie experts answering questions about new safety and productivity accessories available globally.

Deutz names Shane Nugent business development manager

Nugent will be responsible for developing and maintaining sales of new Deutz engines, Xchange remanufactured engines and genuine Deutz parts in the mining, construction, rental and ground support equipment (GSE) industries.

Cross Country Infrastructure Services acquires Five Star Equipment Rental

Cross Country Infrastructure Services, Inc. has acquired Five Star Equipment Leasing & Rental, L.L.C.

Used construction equipment: Afterlife

International Rental News explores how equipment manufacturers and dealers around the world manage their used equipment fleets.

Genie supports OSHA’S Safe + Sound Week

Genie whitepaper highlights training requirements to keep workers safe on aerial jobsites.

Strong domestic end market demand continues; Potential California outages driving additional upside to 2019 outlook.

Take advantage of the ARA rental customer needs survey

ARA's Rental Customer Needs Study provides customer insights that you need to know to grow your business - and your profits - in the equipment and rental industry.

BLS reports unchanged unemployment rate

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 164,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent.

Terex AWP shares second quarter 2019 results

Terex Corporation announced second quarter 2019 net sales of $1.3 billion, up 4 percent vs. the second quarter of 2018.

Point of Rental releases Expert and Elite v2019

Upgrade means improvements will be available to all users.

ASV Holdings, Inc. announces multiple-location dealer agreement

Rish Equipment Company with locations in West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland, will distribute ASV products in the company’s 14 locations.

JCB network expands in Alaska with Equipment Source Inc. 

Equipment Source Inc. (ESI) JCB is the newest addition to the growing JCB dealer network in North America.

Doosan adds upstate New York dealer

Kleis Equipment will offer Doosan sales, service, parts and rentals.

John Deere announces registered apprenticeship program

Program will help address service technician labor shortage across the U.S.

Hy-Brid Lifts appoints national account manager

Nik Fleischfresser will be the national account manager covering Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Celebrating storm recovery

Vermeer Corporation holds commemoration in honor of year-one tornado recovery efforts.

PERC offers resource about propane equipment

The Propane Education & Research Council released an online resource that details how business owners can improve operations by choosing propane-powered forklifts.

John Deere Construction & Forestry builds new training facility

John Deere recently completed its 7,500 square-foot facility in Coal Valley, Illinois.

JLG launches new parts-ordering platform

Online Express e-commerce-based system provides enhanced customer ordering experience.

Bureau of Labor Statistics releases June employment data

Payroll employment increases by 224,000 in June; unemployment rate changes little at 3.7 percent.

JCB announces North American Dealers of Excellence 

The annual awards recognize the highest performing JCB dealerships in the United States and Canada in the categories of customer service, product support and business development. 

Integrated e-commerce helps sell equipment

Alert Management Systems and Gearflow.com partner to provide solutions to equipment rental businesses.

Yanmar to acquire ASV Holdings

Yanmar Holdings has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ASV Holdings Inc. (ASV) which makes compact tracked loaders (CTLs) and skid-steer loaders (SSLs).

LED job site lighting saves 200 million kilowatt-hours

Lind Equipment reports its LED Job site System significantly contributes to sustainable building practices in the construction industry.

Bomag appoints vice-president of sales and marketing

Cole Renken will be responsible for developing and executing short and long-term growth strategies.

Morbark appoints Showers

Jason Showers will be product manager of Tree Care Products.

Business Management -- Name your price

Setting rates is more than looking at competitors’ rates; use it as a strategy to attract new customers.

Business Management -- Name your price

Setting rates is more than looking at competitors’ rates; use it as a strategy to attract new customers.

Build Your Business -- Telematics-based fleet management

How today’s OEM telematics systems can help improve efficiency and profitability.

Service Tips -- Engine replacement options 

Why a new engine may be better than a new machine.

Rental Solutions -- Tracks add access

Crawler boom lift makes bridge rehab possible.

Product Focus: Portable compressors

Featuring Allmand, ANA, Doosan Portable Power, APT, Jenny Compressors, Atlas Copco, Kaeser Compressors and Sullair models.

Snorkel founder passes

Arthur Deshon Moore: 1924 – 2019

Product Focus: Skid Steer Loaders
and Attachments

Featuring models from New Holland, Caterpillar, Case Construction Equipment, Triple E Equipment, Luigong, John Deere, Volvo, Takeuchi and Wacker Neuson plus a host of attachment companies.

Product Focus: Mini excavators

New models from Case Construction Equipment, Hyundai, Liugong, Kubota, Cterpillar, JCB, Takeuchi,New Holland and Volvo Construction Equipment.

Product Focus: telehandlers

New telescopic handlers models from Genie, Pettibone, AMS Merlo, JCB, Skyjack, Snorkel, Haulotte and JLG.

Rental Center feature: Dream Team

Patriot Rentals & Equipment is celebrating its first anniversary, but it’s built on decades of rental industry experience.

Industry Outlook: Mini excavators move up

Smaller sizes, increased power and hybrid-powered units open rental opportunities.

Brightstar Capital Partners forms InfraServ US, LLC; begins acquisitions

Acquires Gateway Bobcat, LLC in partnership with existing ownership and management; new capital will facilitate growth in consolidating fragmented industry.

Genie web site offers BIM tools

New web site features building information modeling for virtual construction in 3D and easier access to Genie product information.

Point of Rental, EquipmentWatch announce integration

Point of Rental Expert and Elite users will now have easy access to detailed specifications for their heavy equipment, thanks to a new integration with EquipmentWatch.

Genie names new sales executives in North America

Terex AWP announces the appointment of Joshua Meyer to the role of Genie vice president of North American Sales and promotes Doug Evans and Rick Penkert as Genie regional vice presidents.

Employment edges up in May; unemployment rate remains steady

Total nonfarm payroll employment edged up in May (+75,000), and the unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Get your AWP/MEWP questions answered

Genie experts to answer questions about the updated ANSI A92.22-2018 and CSA B354.7:17 standards.

Index sees construction Industry surging long with Economy 

The Marcum Commercial Construction Index for the first quarter of 2019 reports the highest levels of private nonresidential construction spending ever recorded.

Rouse Serices shares May 2019 Equipment Report

Early 2019 General Construction values have ticked up with auction values remaining relatively flat.

Takeuchi names technical trainer/content developer

Fred Hinton joins technical training group to keep up with the market growth Takeuchi has experienced.

MEWP supervisor training update

Check out this Genie A92 Minute on conducting supervisor training in accordance with the updated ANSI A92 and CSA B354 Standards.

JCB announces winner of the Win a Teleskid sweepstakes 

Chad Latta, Latta Earthworks, LLC in Athens, Ohio wins a 12-month lease on a special-edition JCB Teleskid compact track loader, plus $5,000 cash.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index

April new business volume up 11 percent year-over-year, up 7 percent month-over-month and down 5 percent year-to-date.

Propane mowers create satisfied contractors

Latest Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) data reveals nearly all landscape contractors who purchase or convert one propane mower continue to buy propane equipment.

Brokk Inc. expands

Demolition machine manufacturer adds service/training center in St. Joseph, Missouri and hires two fleet managers.

Top tips for hosting VIP customers

Genie Aerial Pros shares seven easy-to-follow tips to assure a good customer event.

Trump ends steel, aluminum tariffs

Ending Section 232 Tariffs for Canada and Mexico a step in the right direction, reports the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

Taking our electric future on - and off - the road

Anna Thordén, product manager, Electromobility for Volvo Trucks explains how buses, trucks and construction machines are steering toward an electric future.

NPK Construction Equipment purchases Genesis Attachments

NPK Construction Equipment , subsidiary of Nippon Pneumatic Mfg. Co. Ltd.  has purchased U.S.-based Genesis Attachments LLC and Germany-based Genesis Holdings  and Genesis GmbH.

Webinar on changes to MEWP standards

Scott Owyen, Genie senior training manager, does an extensive review of the new ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards.

Point of Rental to move to new North American HQ location

Company’s rapid growth fueled search for 35,000-sq. ft. Dallas-Fort Worth facility.

Engaging youth to technology

Felling Trailers supports area schools’ robotics teams.

Insight into Li-ion power for construction equipment

As Li-ion batteries come into use to power construction equipment, here are some interesting facts about how they are the same and different than those that power hand tools. 

Print ads most effective for all ages

Across all age groups, print ad are most effective at delivering memorable messages, according to research conducted by the USPS.

Food for thought: Building the case for buying (renting) local

May 5 to May 11, 2019, is National Small Business Week. Since 1963 this week has been designated to recognize the impact of America's entrepreneurs and small businesses.

ARA forecasts continued steady growth

Equipment and event rental industry revenue to surpass $60 billion in North America this year.

Workplace electrical hazards disproportionately fatal, costly

Electrical Safety Foundation International offers new workplace safety information to reduce electrical injuries.

Temporary power management alternative

Powr2's Hybrid Energy System (HES) eliminates wet stacking, increases service intervals and reduces fuel costs.

Terex AWP shares first quarter 2019 results

Terex AWP segment Q1 sales drop one percent to $ 728 million, and Terex AWP segment backlog remains stable at $1.1 billion vs. 2018.

Resources raise awareness of safe MEWP use

Genie AWP offers new content prepares customers for upcoming standards changes in North America.

Equipment Watch April 2019 market report

From February to March, both FMV and FLV declined by 0.6% and 0.9%, respectively.

Five ways new ANSI standards affect MEWP users

As standards fully come into effect in December, 2019,  changes will go into effect to create a more consistent approach to the safe use of MEWPs.

Epiroc USA appoints new general manager

Epiroc appoints Jon Torpy as general manager and president for Epiroc USA LLC, effective May 1, 2019.

Industry veteran joins MEC Aerial Work Platforms

Pat Schmetzer joins MEC as director, Product Training and Risk Management. 

Kohler shares its view on hybrid equipment power

Bauma show sets stage for Kohler's K-HEM hybrid electrical and mechanical combined power generation units.

Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence eases in April

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market decreased in April after two consecutive months’ increases to 58.3, down from the March index of 60.4.

JDLink price reduction

John Deere Construction and Forestry Division announces JDLink Ultimate Subscription price reduction.

Case $25,000 Dire States equipment grant winner announced

Chapin, South Carolina wins 2019 Dire States Grant for East Chapin Sewer Force Main Project.

Haulotte Americas appoints U.S. general manager

Haulotte Americas appoints Shawn Boone as general manager of the Haulotte US subsidiary.

Volvo CE unveils electric compact models at bauma

Volvo Construction Equipment has unveiled two zero-emissions machines – the ECR25 excavator and L25 wheel loader – from its new range of electric compact machines. 

Trade groups take on Trump tariff threats

Trade associations urge Trump not to impose tariffs on imported vehicles or motor vehicle parts.

Write a roadmap to customer satisfaction

Custom instructions and user manuals can guide renters to safe, productive use of equipment and tools that leads to a positive user experience.

Kinshofer acquires Hammer SRL

Breaker line completes Kinshofer product range.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Hall of Fame Call for Entries

Do you know a game-changer - an off-road equipment industry leader whose exceptional career accomplishments warrant recognition?

Grow your rental business with propane forklifts

New resource shares how propane forklifts in an equipment lineup can benefit equipment distributors and their customers.

Western Global adds rental and equipment sales division

John Cleary has been named the national sales manager of the division.

Training goes mobile

Learner Mobile introduces the market’s most versatile, affordable learning and training solution for employees.

EquipmentWatch launches new web search experience

New app now provides intuitive searching by manufacturer, model, serial number and equipment category.

Next-generation construction simulators

John Deere is rolling out its new construction simulators that further bridge the gap between the classroom and jobsite.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association releases February survey of economic activity

February new business volume down 24 percent year-over-year, 18 Percent month-over-month and 10 percent year-to-date.

Will automation ever take off in construction?

Volvo CE shares some insights from Paul Newman, co-founder of autonomous vehicle software company Oxbotica, and a professor  at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

February Producer Price Index posted

The Producer Price Index (PPI) for final demand edged up 0.1 percent in February, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

U.S. GDP will lose $290 billion due to tarrifs

IHS Markit reports tariffs will continue to raise costs for equipment manufacturers, reduce jobs.

ANSI-compliant supervisor training

Genie Lift Pro training includes a supervisor training course that meets ANSI requirements.

Auto pilots: What do customers want from automation?

Volvo CE’s Tina Lefebvre, global director Connected Services, and Koen Sips, vice president Customer Solutions, highlight how automated services are making every operator the world’s best.

Volvo CE appoints vice president uptime and customer support

Scott Young will be responsible for sales region Americas.

Automated self-checking introduced

Skyjack’s Self-Check machine shows remote system check capability.

Propane.com provides landscape/turf pros with tailored experience

PERC’s redesigned website offers landscape and turf management professionals a more complete look at using propane maintenance equipment.

Prepare for disasters

Take three steps to create innovative response solutions with ICUEE seminar.

OSHA offers carbon monoxide poisoning prevention tips

OSHA urges employers to prevent worker exposure to carbon monoxide.

Terex AWP announces Q4 and full-year 2018 results

Terex Corporation Q4 sales of $1.2 billion, up 16%; FY sales of $5.1 billion, up 18% and backlog up 19%; segment Q4 sales of $536 million, up 19%; segment FY sales of $2.6 billion, up 24% and backlog up 14%.

Next generation of Hy-Brid Lifts

Custom Equipment LLC announces the next generation of Hy-Brid Lifts to better align with individual user needs.

Manitou North America features rental solutions at 2019 The ARA Show

Manitou North America showcased rental solutions across its Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou brands at The ARA Show in Anaheim, California recently.

Show Report/Genie - Terex AWP

Genie introduces new models and technology to the ARA Show attendees.

Li-ion battery option now available

Genie GS scissor lifts equipped with Li-ion batteries are tailored for rental applications, performs in cold weather and right-sized for optimum performance.

Komatsu America Corp. purchases forestry machine manufacturer TimberPro

Acquisition expected to close on April 1, 2019, subject to completion of the closing conditions.

The Toro Company to acquire The Charles Machine Works, Inc.

Parent company of a strong portfolio of underground construction brands including Ditch Witch.

Business analysis: Top three issues in the equipment industry

Equipment companies used to compete mostly on product and price, but that was before customers could get whatever they needed with just a click of a button.

Product Focus: Pumps

Pump manufacturers share what's new in their pump lines.

Product Focus: Skid steer and compact track loaders

 Manufacturers share new models that fill in the gaps in their compact equipment lines.

Product Focus: Brush cutting and stump processing

Equipment manufacturers share new models to cut brush and process stumps.

Rental Center: Remove the friction

Partner Rentals aims to take the rub out of equipment rental, externally and internally.

Build your Business: 10 profit-building ideas

Even in good years, good managers must look for ways to add revenue to the rental business. Here are 10 tips to accomplish this

Business Management: Succession planning

Practical considerations when planning to sell your business

Service Tips: Tier 4-Final engine maintenance

Prevent wet stacking with proper sizing.

Rental Solutions: Pump alternatives

Are hydraulically driven submersible pumps a part of your pump fleet offerings?

How to select a submersible pump for harsh conditions

Register now for this free webinar sponsored by BJM Pump Feburary 13.

ANSI-compliant MEWP supervisor training launched

JLG Industries, Inc. adds MEWP Supervisor Training to its award-winning training program in response to the new ANSI standards for Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) equipment. 

Rouse Services shares used equipment sales statistics

December market results demonstrated relative stability for heavy earthmoving equipment and moderate strength for general construction equipment.

Manitou Group posts 21 percent Q4 2018 revenue increase over 2017 

Q4 results makes 2018 another record year.

Volvo Construction Equipment sees sales up 27 percent in 2018

With fourth quarter sales up 21 percent and deliveries increase by 24 percent, the company ended its strongest year ever and commits to electric-powered equipment.

Job creation agreement expands

Workforce Opportunity Services and United Rentals Announce Commencement of Phase I of Service to Employment Program (STEP) Expansion.

Dynapac maximizes  uptime with Syncron

Leading compaction and paving equipment provider enhances customer experience through best-in-class fill rates. 

How data can build your business

From January 29 to February 1, the Ask Me Anything team at Genie AWP will be taking your questions on how to leverage equipment data in your rental operation.

12-step program to effective inventory management

The Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) is offering a free webinar to help you get a handle on your stock.

Construction outlook

Featuring FMI's latest forecast and 2019 outlook for U.S. and Canada construction.

New year, new website

Snorkel celebrates its 60th anniversary and launches its new website.

Equipment Leasing and Finance industry confidence eases further in January

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market eased further in January to 53.4, a decrease from the December index of 55.5.

BIM library expands

All JLG equipment models are now available for download. 

Volvo CE goes electric on smaller machines

Industry first: Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) will launch an electric range of Volvo-branded compact wheel loaders and compact excavators in 2020.

Genie Lift Pro training courses updated

Genie has updated its Lift Pro training programs to be in compliance with the new ANSI A92.22 standards for Safe Use and ANSI A92.24 standards for Training.

Producer Price index drops in December

The Producer Price Index for final demand fell 0.2 percent in December, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

New features for catrentalstore.com and catused.com

Updates expand site capabilities for easier customer access and more information.

Genie training courses updated to meet ANSI requirements

Genie has updated its operator training programs to meet the requirements in the new standards.

Bobcat warranty improves

Two-year, 2,000-hour warranty now standard on new Bobcat compact equipment.

JLG launches Crews Across America sweepstakes

This nine-month contest celebrates the company’s 50th year and the hard-working crews who use aerial work platforms and telescopic handlers.

American Rental Association’s new strategic plan

Two-day summit identifies future direction.

JLG Industries celebrates 50 years of innovation and leadership 

John L. Grove founded JLG on this day 50 years ago; pioneering the access industry.

Morbark acquires Denis Cimaf Inc.

Acquisition gives Morbark a strong, global mulcher attachment line and future growth.

Best practices for renting out equipment

Equipment Trader shares ideas for improving or increasing equipment rentals.

Bomag and Komatsu America make distribution pact

Company-owned dealers pave the way to new roadbuilding and construction market opportunities.

Grant provides $25,000 in free equipment use to one winning community to repair and/or build local infrastructure or other critical systems. 

2019 after-sales service predictions

Syncron offers a new whitepaper, 2019 After-sales Service Predictions: Powering the Journey to Servitization Through Maximized Product Uptime, that reinforces the value and importance of the growing service economy.

Show Report: What's hot at The ARA Show

Exhibitors offer a sneak peek at what attendees will see on the trade show floor.

Service Tips: 10-point check to hydraulic system health

Hydraulic system maintenance is a critical component to ensure your machinery stays in top working order.

Product Focus: Computer software and services

Check out what's now available in a wide variety of electronic offerings.

Product Focus: Compact wheel loaders

Check out what's new in compact wheel loaders.

Industry outlook: compact wheel loaders

Alternative to compact track and skid-steer loaders

Positioned for GROWTH

Capital City Equipment’s rental division aims to stay on the growth track as concrete, excavation and landscaping contractors take advantage of the active construction market.

Under new ownership

Welcome to 2019 and to a new chapter in the life of Pro Contractor Rentals magazine!

Season of giving

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has donated an articulated haul truck to train future equipment operators at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Paving school

BOMAG offers paving training programs to help operators and companies
get the most from their equipment.

Slight decrease in equipment leasing/finance confidence index

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the December Monthly Confidence Index (MCI-EFI); this month’s index is 55.5, a decrease from the November index of 58.5.

Doosan Infracore North America expands

Opens 100,000-square-foot parts distribution center in Georgia.

Allmand Bros., inc. announces facility expansion

Expansion supports market demand and future growth for job site products.

Custom Equipment celebrates production milestone

Custom Equipment LLC announces production of their 10,000th Hy-Brid Lift.

New president and CEO for Kubota Tractor Corporation/Kubota North America 

Executive leadership changes continue to support Kubota’s future U.S. growth strategy.

BIM-compatible product library 

JLG Industries, Inc. has launched a BIM library on its website to assist engineers and building planners select the best size and configuration of equipment for a building project.

The silver lining of lease accounting

What organizations need to know about the new standard by Ralph Petta, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) president and CEO.

AEM hails North American leaders on signing USMCA, urges implementation

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) applaud the recent signing of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) by U.S., Mexican, and Canadian leaders. Here’s why…

 Point of Rental Software acquires RentalTrax

Third acquisition in three years expands European user base. 

“Ask Me Anything” event: Impact of parts on rental businesses

Ask Genie experts questions December 3 to 7, 2018, about how OEM parts drive business value for customers.

Hybrid power source introduced

Kohler presents the K-HEM, ushering in a new era of power generation that could have benefits around the world.

Hitachi Solutions America introduces Advanced Connect for Field Service 

New plug-and-play integration between Microsoft D365 F&O and D365 Field Service offers a quick and easy way to achieve seamless, end-to-end field service automation.

Terex Utilities shares tips for proper tandem-vane pump installation

Tech Tip No. 71 applies to certain digger derricks and aerial devices.

Beckler joins sales staff at Pro Contractor Rentals magazine and related properties

David Beckler has joined the Pro Contractor Rentals sales team as independent National Sales Manager.

ARA announces volunteer recognition award recipients

This year, the American Rental Association (ARA) honors  Frederick Dupy, Leon Kothman, Rick Long and Sam Castillo plus regional recognition awards winners.

LiuGong celebrates 60th anniversary, production of 400,000-plus loaders

LiuGong's 60th Anniversary Celebration was recently held at LiuGong International Industrial Park in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China where six new models were also introduced.

Electric heavy construction equipment shows promise

Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska have recorded groundbreaking results from their Electric Site research project.

North American rental revenue forecast to surpass $71 billion in 2022

The American Rental Association (ARA) five-year forecast updated in late October now forecasts equipment and event rental revenues in North America to exceed $71.7 billion in 2022, including $65.4 billion in the United States and $6.3 billion in Canada.

2019 Rental Hall of Fame inductees announced

Joseph Jabbour and William Veneris will be formally inducted on Feb. 17, 2019, at The ARA Show in Anaheim.

Genie expands its used equipment team

Anticipating an increase in demand for used aerial equipment in North America, Genie expands its used equipment team to support customers’ needs and market growth.

Vermeer Corporation announces acquisition of Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC

McLaughlin Group, Inc. and Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC come together as Vermeer MV Solutions.

Skyjack helps veterans STEP back into the workforce

Honoring veterans: Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack division is working with their partners to help veterans step back into long-term permanent positions.

October 2018 produce price index rises

The Producer Price Index (PPI) for final demand rose 0.6 percent in October, seasonally adjusted, the  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Final demand energy prices had the largest effect.

Equipment manufacturers want lawmakers to work together

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater asks for lawmakers to tackle important issues that affect the equipment manufacturing industry. 

Perkins opens regional logistics center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Engine maker charts a new course in data-driven global aftermarket support.

Custom Equipment appoints northeast territory manager

Paul Allen will serve as northeast U.S. territory manager, focusing on expansion and channel development of Hy-Brid Lifts.

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