Peer Executive Groups names 2024 Equipment Rental Top Gun winners

Peer Executive Groups (PEG) shares 25 winners of its 2024 Top Gun Awards.

Equipment finance/leasing shows strong start to Q2 2024

New business volume in equipment leasing and finance association’s monthly leasing and finance index up 17 percent year over year, 18 percent month over month.

ARA’s United States and Canada second quarter economic forecast released

In its updated forecast, the American Rental Association (ARA) indicates that the United States equipment rental industry’s growth projection has increased since last quarter.

Equipment leasing and finance confidence level decreases in May

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 50.7, a decrease from the April index of 52.9.

XCMG Machinery announces 20 percent dividend increase following record-breaking performance

2023 sees 92.848 billion yuan ($5.24 billion USD) revenue, 40.09 percent due to international business.

Oshkosh Corporation to acquire AUSA

Complementary product portfolio deepens market reach, builds on partnership with JLG.

MCS Rental Software announces flexible pricing feature

MCS Rental Software adds a new adjustable pricing feature that will facilitate fast price adjustments.

New Thunder Creek dealer in Michigan

AIS Construction Equipment adds Thunder Creek to sales lineup.

New Takeuchi dealer

TEC Equipment rental location in Columbia, South Carolina joins Takeuchi’s dealer network.

New easy-to-use, easy-to-own machines for rental market

New Case side-shift backhoe loader, upgraded rough-terrain forklifts with enclosed cabs, larger mini excavator and a new full-sized wheel loader provide durable, versatile rental solutions that are easy to operate.

New regional manager at Takeuchi

Jeffrey Jacobsmeyer joins Takeuchi as central Midwest regional business manager.

New Magni Telehandler dealer

Magni Telescopic Handlers recently announced its strategic alliance with MacAllister, a Cat dealer and leading provider of heavy construction equipment in Indiana and Michigan.

Sakai America achieves U.S production records

Sakai America, a leading manufacturer and supplier of asphalt rollers and soil compactors for the paving and construction site work industries, announces another record-breaking fiscal year with revenue growth exceeding 16 percent.

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

March new business volume down seven percent year-over-year; up 18 percent month-to-month and 0.5 percent year-to-date.

FPT Industrial expands engine range

FPT Industrial widens its already extensive engine line-up for power generation with the launch of the new 4-cylinder G-Drive R24 and 6-cylinder G-Drive C13 models.

Point of Rental adds Record360 RMS integration

Industry-leading inspection app now integrated with Expert, Elite platforms.

Q2 economic forecast update

Equipment Leasing & Finance Association (ELFA) economists forecast 2.2 percent expansion in equipment and software investment, 2.3 percent GDP growth.

Find the link between efficiency and rental management software 

A common refrain heard from rental companies interested in changing out their operational and accounting software is that they have no idea how to do it and they don’t know where to start.

XCMG unveils next-generation cranes

XCMG Machinery has officially unveiled the premium G2 crane brand, taking the lead in the era of developing the New Quality Productive Forces with the goal of creating greater values for the users and pioneering innovation.

MEC announces national account manager

MEC appoints Rick Penkert as national account manager, overseeing and nurturing relationships with key accounts across North America.

HiPower Systems and FPT Industrial announce partnership

FPT Industrial has selected HiPower Systems as its preferred partner for its prime mover HRFW Series generators.

Service Tips: Hydraulic earth drill maintenance

A little prevention goes a long way.

New Kobelco dealer

Kobelco announces DSR Inc. as its new authorized dealership in South Dakota.

InTempo Software partners with Wise Systems to develop Intempo CTX

Together, the companies have developed InTempo CTX, the first AI-driven dispatching system built specifically for the rental industry.

Develon adds Tennessee dealer

Tri-County Equipment Sales & Service expands inventory with Develon machinery.

MCS Rental Software expands telematics portfolio

MCS Rental Software further enhances its comprehensive telematics offering with two industry-leading providers, Geoforce and Samsara.

Build your business: Go small or go home

Consider the benefits of adding small compact track loaders to your rental fleet.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s monthly leasing and finance index

February new business volume up 4 percent year-over-year, down 15 percent month-to-month, up 4.9 percent year-to-date.

Encouraging signs for global off-highway market

Following a turbulent few years, the global off-highway vehicle market is stabilizing; global unit sales to contract slightly in 2024 but persistent long-term growth is forecasted. Growing mechanization in emerging economies is driving sales, reports Interact Analysis.

Equipment finance industry confidence up third consecutive month in March

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market increased for the third consecutive month to 55.2, up from the February index of 51.7, and the highest level since April 2022, reports the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. 

Genie gives away telehandler at the ARA Show

Jared Hicks, general manager of Bootheel Parts & Equipment in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, took home the machine after winning the Genie GTH-5519 Giveaway Endurance Contest.

SAKAI unveils cutting-edge compaction equipment

SAKAI America is making a splash at World of Asphalt 2024 with the introduction of two groundbreaking machines.

Rental economic outlook fairly positive

In its updated economic forecast, the American Rental Association (ARA) indicates that the United States equipment rental industry’s year-over-year growth in 2024 should be 7.9 percent.

Bobcat/NRPA grants result in increased park access and improved sustainability

Bobcat and the National Recreation and Park Association partnership awarded $250,000 to deserving communities to develop and enhance green spaces.

SANY Group shares its sustainability efforts

SANY Group is actively providing integrated solutions for clean energy operations and driving green industrial transformation.

Kubota Hometown Proud grant program now accepting community project applications

Kubota will award a total of $600,000 to 20 local communities; grant applications accepted through April 12, 2024.

Hyundai Construction Equipment expands North American dealer network

Agassiz Sales to join Hyundai Construction Equipment’s network of dealers, serving North Dakota and Minnesota customers in a territory that runs about 45 miles east and west of the Red River.

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

January new business volume up 6 percent year-over-year.

Equipment finance industry confidence higher in February

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the February 2024 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 51.7, an increase from the January index of 48.6. 

Eqpme and Hapn integrate technologies

Strategic alliance provides rental houses and dealers on the Eqpme platform with a seamless integration of Hapn’s telematics API.

Case CE honors top dealers

Case Construction Equipment dealers recognized for focus on technology, community and sales/service/parts/financing achievements.

Perkins exhibits next-generation power solutions in booth 5005 at The ARA Show 2024

Portfolio for rental machinery includes high-efficiency engines and advanced battery-powered solutions.

New power distribution units and light towers

Lind Equipment unveils five new models for the rental market at The ARA Show 2024.

Added software features

Fame Rental Software now handles financing contracts, lender integration.

Barreto celebrates 40 years in business

Barreto Manufacturing, Inc. is announcing an incredible 40 years in business, and to commemorate the occasion is giving away a special edition tiller to one lucky equipment rental company.

New utility vehicles

Club Car announces addition of the Club Car Urban and Carryall Lithium at The ARA Show 2024.

Get noticed

Low-cost but highly effective marketing strategies for your rental business.

Genie introduces new models at The ARA Show 2024

Attendees will have a chance to win a Genie GTH-5519 telehandler in booth 5339. 

All-electric UTV built for work

Polaris introduces the Pro XD full-size Kinetic electric UTV designed for job site and heavy-duty applications at The ARA Show 2024.

Herc Holdings announces quarterly dividend

Herc Holdings Inc. increases quarterly dividend by 5 percent to $0.665 per share.

Drone job site lighting in beta testing

Blue Vigil’s new Autonomous Aerial LED (ALED) person-portable light powered by drone technology is the first major advance in portable lighting for the construction market, sources report.

New attachments at The ARA show

Star Industries will be unveiling five new heavy-duty construction equipment attachments -- a power rake, brush cutter, trencher, breaker/mini breaker, concrete buckets and universal grapple adapter -- at The ARA Show 2024 in New Orleans from February 19 to 21 at Booth 4239.

Battery swapping: The key to off-highway electrification?

Battery swapping is not a new concept; in the heavy-duty truck market, there is a developing market in China where several thousand trucks already support battery swapping.

New mobile app

MCS Rental Software launches new mobile app available on iOS and Android devices.

Sakai America expands reach in North America

Sakai America, Inc. expands its distribution in the Rocky Mountains with Double Edge Equipment as the official asphalt roller and soil compactor dealer for Idaho and Montana. 

When will Li-ion battery forklifts overtake sales of other forklifts?

Forklifts powered by Li-ion batteries will surpass the proportion of those powered by lead-acid batteries in electric forklifts by 2025 in China and some European countries, predicts Interact Analysis.

Concrete and construction economic outlook encouraging

Portland Cement Association economist releases 2024 outlook for inflation, chances of a recession, infrastructure projects in a presidential election year and more.

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

December new business volume up two percent year-over-year, 51 percent month-to-month, 3.9 percent at year-end.

Concrete handling/finishing strategic partnership

Allen Engineering announces strategic partnership with Messersì, S.P.A.

New Mecalac dealers

Mecalac adds three dealers to its expanding North American network.

Milwaukee announces new tools at World of Concrete 2024

Milwaukee Tool introduces 11 innovative solutions to its MX Fuel equipment system lineup serving the light equipment space.

New LiuGong dealer

Hamre Equipment, which serves the Chino, California area, joins the LiuGong North America dealer network.

Taylor-Dunn celebrates 75 years of industrial electric vehicles

Taylor-Dunn honors its legacy as an industrial EV OEM powering productivity across the globe and its bright future as part of the sustainability movement; announces new 4-year warranty.

MBW unveils new website

MBW Inc. has launched its redesigned website at

Equipment finance industry confidence improves in January

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  released its January 2024 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 48.6, an increase from the December index of 42.5. 

Top 10 equipment acquisition trends for 2024

Real private investment by U.S. businesses in equipment and software is forecast to be more than $2 trillion in 2024, with a substantial amount of that investment activity financed, so these trends impact a significant portion of the U.S. economy, reports the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) which represents the $1 trillion equipment finance sector.

2024 emerging trends

JLG Industries experts recognize four major trends shaping the construction sector for 2024: labor challenges/shortages, the rise of megaprojects, electrification of large construction equipment, and data-driven decision-making.

Manitou finalizes acquisition

Finalization of the acquisition of a majority stake in COME and Metal Work underway. 

Leveraging telematics to improve construction

The requirement to gather data on equipment use and emissions is becoming essential to rental and construction companies as well as legislators and investors, in efforts to variously increase man-machine productivity, improve safety and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

American Rental Association news

Pedersen named ARA president-elect, new directors to join ARA board at the conclusion of The ARA Show.

Autonomous equipment unveiled

Newly unveiled, industry-first Bobcat AT450A enabled by Agtonomy leverages connectivity, electrification and autonomy.

Western Pacific Crane joins Magni’s dealer network

Magni Telescopic Handlers announced its alliance with Western Pacific Crane & Equipment that serves Oregon and Washington.

Equipment finance industry confidence steady in December

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 42.5, steady with the November index of 42.8. 

Soft landing in 2024

2024 Economic outlook forecasts 2.2 percent expansion in equipment and software investment, 1.7 percent GDP growth. 

Fecon acquires Stumper Industries

Fecon LLC recently acquired Stumper Industries, a manufacturer of stump grinder attachments for mini and standard skid steers and compact track loaders, excavators and tractor applications.

New JLG University delivers MEWP training

JLG Industries, Inc. has updated its JLG University learning platform to enhance the way it delivers JLG training programs through a more modern, industry-leading experience.

Nu-Star acquired

Traction Capital, a Minnesota-based private equity and venture capital firm, has acquired Nu-Star, which owns the Power Pusher brand of powered wheelbarrows The division will be called TC Nu-Star.

Forklift market to be 50 percent bigger by 2032

Strong growth in shipments of 4 to 5 percent is forecast for the global forklift market out to 2032, with greater competition driven by emerging technologies and rising global demand for logistics.

Kobelco expands dealer network

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA, Inc. adds Powerscreen of Washington, a Molson Group Company, to its North American dealer network.

Equipment-as-a-service and sharing models to accelerate in 2024

Mitsubishi HC Capital America highlights 2024 trends for equipment finance industry.

Lee Tractor expands into Pensacola Florida area

Case Construction Equipment dealer Lee Tractor grows business along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

John Deere makes $300,000 donation to AED Foundation

John Deere Construction & Forestry donated $300,000 to the AED Foundation (AEDF) to help shape the next generation of construction professionals.

Komatsu announces new construction distributor in Northern California

Komatsu and Gee Heavy Machinery LLC are pleased to announce that Gee is now the authorized distributor of Komatsu construction products in Northern California, effective December 1, 2023.

Bar Rescue host The ARA Show 2024 keynote speaker

Jon Taffer is the entertainer, the entrepreneur, the strategic advisor, and the thought leader that transforms industries and you can hear him speak at The ARA Show 2024, Monday, February 19 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Alert partners with ARA’s SET

The American Rental Association (ARA) has launched an important standard equipment taxonomy (SET) for the equipment rental industry.

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

October new business volume down 8 percent year-over-year, up 7 percent month-to-month, and up 0.7 percent year-to-date.

Komatsu to acquire battery manufacturer

Komatsu, through its wholly owned subsidiary in the U.S., Komatsu America Corp., has agreed to acquire American Battery Solutions, Inc. (ABS), a battery manufacturer headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.

Hyundai North American dealer network expands

HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America adds to its North America dealer network with Boston Freightliner/New England Road Equipment. 

Equipment finance industry confidence steady in November

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 42.8, an increase from the October index of 40.1.  

Ferri Equipment joins LiuGong North America dealer lineup

Ferri Equipment is the latest East Coast construction equipment dealer to join the growing LiuGong North America dealership network.

Rental outlook: Growth continues but will soften

In its updated forecast, the American Rental Association (ARA) indicates that United States equipment rental industry’s growth will soften but still grow.

Tracked Lifts announces leadership transition

Tracked Lifts appoints Brent Yohn as its new CEO.

Hydrogen engines, fuel cells introduced

Kohler Energy accelerates clean energy vision; expands offering with new hydrogen solutions.

Equipment auctions

JJ Kane Auctions conducts online, public, absolute vehicle and equipment auctions across the United States.

Equipment finance volume increased in 2022

Equipment Leasing Finance Association (ELFA) 2023 survey of equipment finance activity reveals new business volume increased 6.3 percent in 2022.

Equipment technology’s effect construction accuracy and efficiency

How machine control helps construction professionals regain control of project accuracy and waste. Could it be a viable addition to new rental units?

MEC announces elevated strategic partnership with Zhejiang Dingli Machinery Co., Ltd.

MEC Aerial Work Platforms announces partner Zhejiang Dingli Machinery has increased its investment in the company.

Fecon acquires TREEfrogg LLC

Fecon LLC recently acquired TREEfrogg LLC, a manufacturer of tree-trimming saw attachments for skid steers and compact track loaders.

Ready, SET, go

Fame Rental helps ARA develop new equipment standards.

Equity Group Investments partners with CraneWorks to further fuel growth

Equity Group Investments (EGI), the private investment firm founded by Sam Zell, today announced an investment in CraneWorks, a dealer of new and used truck-mounted and related mobile crane equipment.

Agri Center joins Hyundai North American dealer network

HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America announces the addition to its North America dealer network of Agri Center in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Three-location acquisition

Florida Rental Equipment, LLC has been acquired by Empower Rental Group (ERG), a platform of local equipment rental providers across the southeastern United States.

New Hyundai dealer

Newlons International Sales joins Hyundai North American dealer network.

Electric compact track loader available for pre-order

Volteq Equipment’s SKY 1000 electric stand-on compact track loader can be pre-ordered through its website,

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

September new business volume down five percent year-over-year and four percent month-to-month; up 1.9 percent year-to-date.

Equipment finance industry confidence lower in October 

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 40.1, a decrease from the September index of 50.3.

Q4 outlook update: Equipment and software growth to slow

Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation projects slower growth in equipment and software investment over remainder of year; raises annual GDP forecast to 2.3 percent.

New subcompact machines

Case launches construction-grade mini track loaders and small articulated loaders to bring more power to small jobs.

Blueprint for digital success

Six proven online rental marketing techniques that drive growth.

JCB announces plans for a new manufacturing facility in San Antonio, Texas

The 720,000 square-foot facility will be located on a 400-acre site in south San Antonio.

MCS Rental Software revamps web interface

MCS has revamped and modernized its web solution with a new, state-of-the-art interface, making working on the move easier than ever for rental companies worldwide.

Trackunit acquires North American IoT field services expert OEM Solutions Inc. (OEMSI) 

Global IoT services provider Trackunit has acquired North American field services expert OEM Solutions Inc. as part of its drive to offer customers a complete service throughout the life cycle of connected equipment. 

Next-generation compact track loaders

New Cat 255 and 265 compact track loaders offer greater lift, tilt breakout forces and increased torque.

New company store

Kaeser Compressors’ factory-direct facility will support customers and prospects in Utah and portions of Idaho, Wyoming, and Nevada with sales, service, parts, engineering, and maintenance. 

The ARA Show 2024 registration opens October 17,2023 

The ARA Show returns to The Big Easy when the world’s largest equipment and event rental trade show makes its way to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 18  to 21, 2024.

All-electric crawler crane comes to the West Coast

Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. adds, the Liebherr LR 1250.1 unplugged, to its nationwide fleet; it is the first of its type in California as well as the U.S. West Coast.  

New Kobelco dealer

Kobelco appoints Stone Equipment Company the excavator dealership for Alabama.

Ascendum Machinery electrifies job sites with the Voltstack all-in-one mobile site power and equipment charger

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Ascendum Machinery takes a step toward electrifying and decarbonizing construction job sites by partnering with Portable Electric with an initial focus on the United States.

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

August new business volume up 14 percent year-over-year, 2 percent month-to-month and 2.8 percent year-to-date.

Equipment finance industry confidence steady in September

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 50.3, steady with the August index of 50.4. 

Break up soil fast with the right augers and blades

Little Beaver shares some tips for matching boring equipment with soil type.

Yanmar’s Green Challenge 2050

Yanmar Compact Equipment, as part of the Yanmar Group, is committed to creating a sustainable future and recently launched the Yanmar Green Challenge 2050 to help achieve this aim.

Ag and construction challenges lie ahead, but optimism is warranted

As equipment manufacturers look ahead to the remainder of 2023 and beyond, the landscape continues to present challenges for the industry and the ag and construction customers it serves.

National Pile Croppers aids Ukraine rebuild

With the Ukrainian government starting to rebuild the infrastructure of the country, a heavy-duty CFA rig from National Pile Croppers is now hard at work cropping concrete piles on a variety of infrastructure projects in the country.

AI-based fluid analysis

Volvo CE announces comprehensive fluid analysis for improved uptime and TCO.

New excavator dealer 

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA has announced that Houston Heavy Machinery (HHM) as the official Kobelco excavator dealer for Southeast Texas.

Hammering out hydraulic hammer costs

Acquiring the hydraulic hammers that are right for your renters can be a complex and costly process. Here's what to consider.

New Takeuchi dealer location

Takeuchi-US has added a new Bennett Equipment & Supply Co. branch in Hiawassee, Georgia to its growing North American dealer network.

New Magni America dealer

Foley, Inc. joins Magni Telescopic Handlers’ dealer network to provide telehandler solutions in New Jersey, Delaware and eastern Pennsylvania.

BOMAG Americas adds territory to present dealer

BOMAG Americas expands Southeastern Equipment territory to include West Virginia.

Hy-Brid Lifts announces strategic partnership with ASKO

Hy-Brid Lifts has entered into a strategic partnership with ASKO, which is acquiring a majority stake in the company.

JCB's latest hydrogen breakthrough offers wider market appeal

The company has successfully installed one of its super-efficient hydrogen engines into a Mercedes Sprinter van, marking an advancement in the utilization of sustainable energy for vehicles.

Excavator, engine donation to Empower College & Career Center

Students enrolled in Empower College & Career Center’s Heavy Machinery and Construction Pathway can now learn their trades by working with a real compact excavator and diesel engine courtesy of Takeuchi-US.

Take the guesswork out of emissions reporting

Standardizing emissions reporting may be difficult, but live-data tracking is the next big step. It’s the only way to put an end to the guessing game.

Voting opens this week to approve ARA board nominees

Voting for approval of the slate of nominees to the American Rental Association (ARA) Board of Directors opens on Monday, Aug. 28, Reports the American Rental Association.

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

July new business volume down 2 percent year-over-year and 9 percent month-to-month; up 1.3 percent year-to-date.

New Magni America dealer

Magni America recently announced that JESCO has joined its dealer network.

Next-generation IoT in aerial lifts

JLG ClearSky Smart Fleet turns connectivity into interactivity by digitizing daily processes, adding capabilities, streamlining logistics and providing actionable, on-demand machine insights.

Equipment finance industry confidence improves  in August

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the August 2023 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today; overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 50.4, an increase from the July index of 46.4.

New LiuGong dealer

Cornerstone Equipment joins LiuGong North America dealer network.

New Takeuchi dealer

Takeuchi expands dealer network with three additional Anderson Equipment locations.

HBS Systems now integrates with Record360

HBS Systems, a provider of web-based equipment dealership management solutions now partners with Record360, a digital inspection software that leverages photos and videos to record the condition of physical assets.

New Hyundai dealer

Denver-based G4 Construction Equipment joins Hyundai North American dealer network.

Training volunteers for disaster recovery program expands

Case and Team Rubicon elevate partnership with expansion of heavy equipment operator training.

Battery advances

Equipment powered by premium AGM (AES) batteries delivers increased cycle life and performance.

ARA’s quarterly economic forecast updates rental revenue projections

New considerations substantially increase equipment rental revenue projections through 2024.

Hyundai adds dealer

HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America adds Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts, Inc. of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, to its North American dealer network.

New BOMAG dealer

BOMAG Americas has signed Power Motive Corporation (PMC) as the new dealer for the state of Arizona.

Expanded dealer network

JCB North America expands in Texas with South Star JCB Lewisville in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

New Takeuchi dealer

Takeuchi adds Butler Equipment to North American dealer network.

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

June new business volume up 6 percent year-over-year, 15 percent month-to-month and 1.9 percent year-to-date.

Herc Holdings reports strong Q2 2023

Herc Holdings Inc. reports financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2023 and equipment rental revenue was $702 million and total revenues were $802 million in the second quarter of 2023, compared to $605 million and $640 million, respectively, for the same period last year.

Li-ion battery safety

New posters details how to safely handle and store Li-ion batteries.

New Manitou dealer

Manitou North America introduces Wright Implement as a new Manitou dealer in Kentucky and Indiana.

Equipment finance industry confidence higher in July 

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 46.4, an increase from the June index of 44.1. 

The changing world of lubricants

Massive changes are set to take place over the next decade that will rock the lubricants industry to its core and manufacturers need to start preparing now, reports Alistair Hayfield, senior research director at Interact analysis.

2023 economic outlook update

Q3 update to the 2023 economic outlook forecasts 0.9 percent expansion in equipment and software investment and 1.6 percent GDP growth as recession looms, reports the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation.

New LiuGong dealer

Defatte Equipment joins LiuGong North America dealer network.

2023 LiuGong outlook

LiuGong enters second half of 2023 with continued momentum, strong sales, enhanced team and electric energy.

Cratos Equipment expands

Cratos Equipment opens new facility to expand operations; also expands into Canada.

Hyundai expands in North America

Hyundai launches dedicated compact equipment sales and support team in North America.

New Takeuchi dealer

Takeuchi-US has expanded its North American dealer network with the addition of Highway Equipment & Supply Company, headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Rental financing growing

Mitsubishi HC Capital America sees surge in rental, leasing structures as construction businesses look to minimize risk.

ARA Women in Rental and Young Professional Network conferences set for October in Florida

The American Rental Association (ARA) has announced that the 2023 Women in Rental and Young Professional Network (YPN) conferences will be hosted in Clearwater Beach, Florida, in October.

Expanding dealership

Highway Equipment Company expands Hyundai dealership territory into Ohio.

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

May new business volume up one percent year-over-year, down two percent month-to-month and up 0.9 percent year-to-date.

Simplify mixed fleet data management

Trackunit unveils Marketplace, the doorway to the extendable Iris platform that will transform fleet owners’ data-feed experience, sources report.

New Magni dealer

Magni Telescopic Handlers appoints Taylor Machine Works, Inc. as authorized dealer in Mississippi, western Arkansas and select Louisiana parishes.

Multi-brand telematics system

InTempo MX makes it easier than ever for rental companies to merge telematics information from multiple sources into a single view of their assets.

Equipment finance industry confidence ticks up in June

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 44.1, an increase from the May index of 40.6.

New Hyundai dealer

Hyundai North America dealer network adds Oklahoma Territory Construction Equipment.

The Toro Company releases 2022 sustainability report

Progress toward multi-year sustainability goals highlighted and materiality assessment confirms ESG priorities.

ASV celebrates 40th anniversary

ASV celebrates 40 years of innovative product design this year for its anniversary.

EQSS celebrates 10,000th OverWatch milestone

Equipment Safety Systems (EQSS) is celebrating the delivery of its 10,000th OverWatch secondary guarding solution for scissor lifts.

Streamlined dealer financing

HBS Systems has partnered with Trnsact, a digital financing platform for equipment dealers that transforms the financing process.

Charity auction for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

Fecon LLC will auction off a Bull Hog mulcher attachment to raise funds for Children of Fallen Patriots. The auction of the BH74 model will take place online and all proceeds will be donated to Children of Fallen Patriots. 

2023 Equipment Rental Top Gun recipients

Peer Executive Groups (PEG) has named the winners of its 2023 Top Gun Awards.

CES Power acquires Immedia Event Productions

CES Power LLC has acquired Immedia Event Productions, a key player in the northeastern events sector known for its robust power and HVAC solutions.

Equipment Depot announces articulated forklift distribution agreement with Narrow Aisle Ltd.  

Equipment Depot will have the exclusive right to distribute Narrow Aisle’s Artix brand forklifts in its more than 50 branches.

Skyjack introduces Elevate 2.0

Skyjack is updating its telematics system with the launch of Elevate Live 2.0.

Magni America expands dealer network

Magni Telescopic Handlers expands dealer network with Encon Equipment Sales and Rentals in Kentucky.

Yanmar Compact Equipment announces North America 2022 Dealer of the Year Award Winners

Yanmar Compact Equipment recognized three 2022 Dealer of the Year Award winners: Vermeer Midwest received the Large Market award, Chattanooga Tractor & Equipment was the Medium Market winner, and Hawkins-Graves won the Small Market category. 

New Hyundai dealer

Hyundai adds Pillar Equipment as dealer for Quad Cities and northwest Illinois.

MCS celebrates 40 years in business

Founded in 1983, MCS Rental Software has grown to be an international industry-leading solution in over 40 countries, with thousands of users logging in daily.

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

April new business volume down 8 percent year-over-year, down 7 percent month-to-month and up 0.7 percent year-to-date.

Original compact loader to Hall of Fame

Exhibit features one of the original Bobcat compact loaders, the precursor to the modern skid-steer loader, at the National Inventors Hall of Fame. 

Business Tip: Top 10 scams targeting  businesses 

The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau identifies the scams that target businesses.

New Magni America dealer

Magni America partners with Lonici Rental Group to expand its
dealer network in northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan.

Equipment finance industry confidence decreases again in May 

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 40.6, a decrease from the April index of 47.0. 

JLG to expand telehandler production capacity

JLG Industries is expanding its manufacturing footprint at the 500,000 square-foot Oshkosh facility in Jefferson City, Tennessee.

New global parts distribution center

Vermeer has opened a 312,000 square-foot state-of-the-art Global Parts Distribution Center to support the customers and dealers around the world.

Plan now for The ARA Show 2024

Plans are already underway for the 2024 show, which will return to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans from February 18-21, reports Steve Campbell of the American Rental Association (ARA).

New Takeuchi dealer

Ditch Witch of South Louisiana joins Takeuchi dealer network.

ARA Q2 2023 forecast calls for greater growth than previous quarter's projection

The American Rental Association (ARA) indicates in its updated forecast that the United States equipment rental industry’s growth will soften but still grow.

MiniTrencher acquires SiBore

Expanding on its portable trenchers, the SiBore drill is a portable horizontal auger that digs underneath concrete, asphalt or any other hard material without worrying about breaking the surface.

Develon announces its top 10 North American dealers of 2022

The top 10 dealer enterprises are among more than 180 authorized Develon construction equipment dealers in North America.

Zero-emissions machines on display at Capitol

Volvo CE to display commitment to sustainability for policymakers in Washington, D.C.

MEC wins 2023 IAPA product of the year

MEC Aerial Work Platforms is the recipient of the 2023 International Award for Powered Access (IAPA) Product of the Year in Scissor Lifts and Vertical Mast Platforms for its MMAE16 all-electric 16-foot model.

Electric compact construction equipment market to see rapid growth

The market for battery electric compact construction equipment will be nearly 100 times bigger in 2030 than it is now.

Study exposes most common passwords

Construction and manufacturing sector’s employees found guilty of using easy-to-crack passwords; here's how to improve password use.

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

March new business volume down two percent year-over-year, up 32 percent month-to-month and up 4 percent year-to-date.

Herc Holdings reports record Q1 2023 results

Herc Holdings Inc. reports financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2023.

Equipment finance industry confidence lower in April

 The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation releases the April 2023 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI); overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 47.0, a decrease from the March index of 50.3. 

Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation Q2 outlook

Economic outlook forecasts 1.0 percent expansion in equipment and software investment and 0.7 percent GDP growth as recession concern looms. 

New LiuGong dealer

Pacific Coast Iron, Inc. is the latest west coast construction equipment dealer to join the LiuGong North America dealership network.

Sullair Company name change

Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems announces establishment of Hitachi Global Air Power.

New hydromulcher dealer

Bowie introduces ETR Equipment as new dealer in the southeast.

New power center

Deutz Corporation to open new Power Center in Howell, Michigan.

Leveraging telematics for fleet maintenance and management

Telematics change the way rental companies manage their equipment fleets.

Rental fleets benefit from integrated digital capabilities

Digital devices and telemetry are bringing safety, productivity, and utilization benefits to rental fleets and changing the industry for the better.

New Cratos dealer

Yes! Equipment in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin has joined the Cratos Equipment fleet of partners within the United States.

Construction equipment market outlook

The equipment manufacturing industry is still recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic nearly three years after its onset.

AGC’s Data DIGest report

Big-city exodus slows; construction drags down GDP but study suggests impact may be overstated.

Northeast United States dealer expands

Volvo CE dealer Chadwick-BaRoss acquires the Volvo and SDLG wheel loader assets of Woodco Machinery, Inc.

New dealer locations for Develon

Forest Pro, Inc., a logging equipment dealership in Virginia, is partnering with Develon, formerly Doosan construction equipment, to offer heavy equipment at its three locations in Scottsville, Manquin and Keysville.

Bobcat announces Park Improvement Grant and Partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association 

Five grants of $50,000 will be offered to support park improvement projects throughout the United States. 

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

February new business volume up 11 percent year-over-year, down 10 percent month-to-month and up nearly 9 percent year to date.

On-the-go inspection software

MCS Rental Software's enhanced Mobile Workshop app ensures equipment safety and maintenance inspections are performed thoroughly and efficiently.

Sinoboom North America partners with Trackunit

Sinoboom North America announced the launch of a telematics partnership with global IoT solutions provider Trackunit as well as other agreements.

Equipment finance industry confidence eases in March

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the March 2023 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 50.3, a decrease from the February index of 51.8. 


Sinoboom North America introduces new models at CONEXPO-CON/AGG.

Xtreme Manufacturing and Snorkel launch new machines

Seven new Snorkel electric-drive scissor lifts, mast lifts, two rough-terrain articulating boom lifts, record-breaking telehandler and BZI’s InnovaTech unique attachments.

Electric machines coming from Komatsu

Concept electric excavators, wheel loader, charging system and crusher exhibited.

Alternative power models

John Deere expands options by introducing E-Drive and E-Power machines.

Honda reveals prototype autonomous work vehicle at CONEXPO

All-electric Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) represents a new category of capable work vehicle for companies that need autonomous operation or delivery solutions.

Parts ordering for multi-brand fleets

Gearflow Parts Hub software simplifies parts ordering process.

Doosan equipment rebrands

Doosan Bobcat announces global brand strategy; Forklift, Portable Power and Industrial Air transition to Bobcat brand.

Sakai America adds dealer

Sakai America, Inc. announces a new partnership with Taylor Construction Equipment as its authorized asphalt roller and soil compactor dealer for Mississippi, Kentucky and Western Tennessee.

Find fixes online

JLG offers searchable knowledge base article library with Online Express with more than 400 articles to troubleshoot machine issues by code or symptom.

Dealer of the year announced

Magni Telescopic Handlers announces Craneworks/Rentalworks is its dealer of the year.

MEC Aerial Work Platforms adds staff

Paul Waller joins MEC AWP as vice president of business development.

New assembly plant

Terramac, a manufacturer of rubber-tracked crawler carriers, has expanded its production capacity with the unveiling of their new assembly facility located in St. Louis, Missouri.

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

January new business volume up 6 percent year-over-year.

Dispatch software

Never miss another ETA with ServiceTitan.

Improve view of inventory on wheels

New van inventory feature from MCS Rental Software transforms visibility of rental parts.

New Magni North America dealer

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. becomes Magni Telescopic Handling dealer in Oklahoma and west Texas.

New LiuGong dealer

1st Choice Material Handling joins LiuGong North America dealer lineup.

Equipment finance industry confidence improves again in February

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released its February 2023 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI); Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 51.8, an increase from the January index of 48.5.

Li-ion powered excavator now available at more dealers

Takeuchi releases its TB20e battery-powered compact excavator to qualified dealers throughout North America.

LiuGong adds dealer

Lift Atlanta is the latest dealer to join the expanding LiuGong North America dealership network.

Maintenance-free battery

Trojan Battery Company launches new AES battery with up to twice the cycle life of traditional AGM batteries.

Service Tips -- Compact track loader maintenance

Following the principles of good compact track loader maintenance can maximize ROI.

Build Your Business -- Eliminate data re-entry

Why eliminating data re-entry is critical to building your business.

Texada Software and Uptake Canada, Inc. merge

Creating a new SaaS platform for the equipment dealership and rental industry, the companies join to deliver an unmatched equipment business management platform to be named Texada Software.

Thompson Pump expands distribution

Thompson Pump expands its distribution in the central United States with a new partnership with Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. 

Titan Machinery acquires Pioneer Farm Equipment

Case Construction Equipment sales, service and support strengthened in western U.S. with Titan Machinery acquisition of Pioneer Farm Equipment Co.

Merger officially completed

Yanmar CE and ASV officially join forces to become Yanmar Compact Equipment North America (YCENA).

JLG acquisition of Hinowa S.p.A. now complete

Founded in 1987 in Nogara, Italy, Hinowa became well-known in the industry for its innovative track designs and as an early adopter and leader in the advancement of lithium-ion battery technology in mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).

Rental industry appeal targets 10,000 generators for Ukraine

The Plant & Hire Aid Alliance has launched its latest appeal, Power to Ukraine, in association with Rotary International to send no less than 10,000 desperately needed generators to Ukraine. Here's how you can help.

MCS set to expand its U.S. operations in 2023

Rental software provider, MCS, is set to hit the ground running in 2023 by expanding further into the U.S. market.

Terex Utilities updates tech tips for technicians and operators

Terex Utilities added 23 Tech Tips and three new videos to its online Technical Support archive last year. Developed by the Terex Utilities Technical Service and Support Department, Tech Tips tackle frequently asked questions from customers.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s monthly leasing and finance index survey results

December new business volume up 9 percent year-over-year, 50 percent month-to-month, 6 percent at year-end.

Bobcat offers concrete innovations

Bobcat now offers its most powerful compact track loader, most compact telehandler, new light compaction line-up and more.

Cordless line expands

Hilti adds more than 30 new cordless tools will be added to its portfolio of more than 70 existing Nuron battery-powered tools.

Reman engines for mini excavators

CNH Industrial Reman offers replacement engines for mini excavators at competitive rates.

Equipment finance industry confidence higher in January

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation releases the January 2023 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI); verall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 48.5, an increase from the December index of 45.9. 

Trackunit acquires Flexcavo

Global IoT services provider Trackunit recently acquired Berlin, Germany-based startup Flexcavo.

New LiuGong dealer

Broadhead Equipment joins LiuGong North America dealer lineup.

New Skyjack manufacturing facility

Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack celebrated the opening of its new manufacturing facility on January 12 2023 in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announces top 10 equipment acquisition trends for 2023

Real private investment by U.S. businesses in equipment and software is forecast to be more than $2 trillion in 2023, with a substantial amount of that investment activity financed, so these trends impact a significant portion of the U.S. economy. 

HBS Systems partners with Kenect Texting to enhance communication efficiencies

The partnership provides dealers utilizing HBS Systems’ NetView ECO equipment dealership management solution with a robust communication platform to increase efficiency, strengthen customer satisfaction and maximize revenue, sources report.

Dealer news

Casey Equipment joins LiuGong North America dealer lineup.

Thompson Pump partners with central United States distributor

Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Company announces s distributor’s agreement with Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. 

Skid steer loader creators inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Cyril and Louis Keller, the brothers who invented the world’s first compact loader, later named the Bobcat skid-steer loader, have been selected as 2023 inductees for the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF).

Five construction market drivers for the next five years

JLG shares new whitepaper on industry megatrends.

Automate assignment and performance of maintenance and inspections

YARDZ brings its asset-management platform to Modern Turf’s maintenance and inspections operation.

Allied Industrial Partners-backed CES Power acquires Global Power Systems

Acquisition establishes CES Power’s 11th location and expands strong presence in the Southeast United States.

Snow pushers available online

Ignite Attachments announces new snow pushers to tackle winter weather.

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

November new business volume up 9 percent year-over-year, down 24 percent month-to-month, up 6 percent year-to-date.

JCB electric mini excavator celebrates milestone

JCB marked the production of the 1,000th of its electric mini excavator.

Build Your Business -- Automate your way to growth

Seven ways to improve operational efficiency to drive rental business growth.

Business Management -- Embracing Generation ‘ONE-CLICK’

Online rental reservations can help.

Equipment finance industry confidence improves in December

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 45.9, an increase from the November index of 43.7. 

Manitou makes Li-ion acquisition

Manitou Group has announced the acquisition of an 82 percent stake in easyLi, a specialist in the design and production of Li-ion batteries.

2023 equipment and finance industry outlook

2023 economic outlook forecasts 4.2 percent expansion in equipment and software investment and 0.9 percent GDP growth next year amid mild U.S. recession.

ARA announces industry contributor award recipients

Each year, the American Rental Association (ARA) honors individuals for outstanding service to the association and the equipment and event rental industry. 

Name change

ELGi rebrands Rotair portable air compressor line in North America.

Is there opportunity with propane in your business?

Propane Council presents a new webinar featuring rental service market December 13; registration is free to attend.

Get familiar with self-leveling boom lifts

JLG has developed a series of seven interesting videos of end users that share how JLG self-leveling boom lifts can improve safety and productivity.

DOZR, Intempo integrate ERP software

DOZR empowers rental suppliers as the first marketplace to integrate with existing ERP systems.

New west coast manufacturer representative

Chicago Pneumatic welcomes Ebbert Pacific as a new manufacturer representative in the west region of the United States—encompassing Northern California, and Northern Nevada territories.

White paper: Electric lift performance in cold temperatures

Productivity in below-freezing conditions unlocks new possibilities and applications for JLG’s all-electric lifts.

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

October new business volume up 6 percent year-over-year, 11 percent month-to-month and nearly 6 percent year-to-date.

Equipment rental revenue poised to continue growth in 2023 and beyond

After two years of rapid post-pandemic revenue growth, the equipment rental industry is forecasting single-digit increases over the next four years, reports the American Rental Association (ARA).

Stihl plant expansion

Stihl Inc. invests $49 million in Virginia Beach manufacturing facility expansion.

United Rentals to buy Ahern Rentals

United Rentals Inc. announced on November 21, 2022 it would acquire the assets of Ahern Rentals Inc. for about $2 billion in cash as the equipment rental firm looks to expand its U.S. presence.

Equipment finance industry confidence eases further in November

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation releases the November 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI); overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 43.7, a decrease from the October index of 45.

Ebbert Company takes on line

Chicago Pneumatic and APT Tools welcomes the Ebbert Company as manufacturer’s representative in the southwest United States market.

Oshkosh Corporation to acquire Hinowa

Builds on successful 12-year partnership with JLG; broadens product portfolio.

New Hitachi mining and construction products dealer in Texas and Oklahoma

Associated Supply Company, Inc. (ASCO) has been awarded the Texas and Oklahoma sales and service territory for construction and mining equipment by Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HCMA).

Hyundai Construction dealer network expands

Idaho-based Farm Equipment USA joins Hyundai Construction Equipment dealer network.

Robots in the workforce

Will we reach the point where job sites are autonomous? Stay tuned, reports the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

Q4 2022 economic outlook for equipment and software investment

Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation forecasts 5.9 percent expansion in equipment and software investment and 1.8 percent GDP growth this year.

Epiroc to acquire U.S. manufacturer of excavator attachments

Epiroc has agreed to acquire the business of Wain-Roy, a U.S. manufacturer of excavator attachments for the construction industry.

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

September new business volume up 11 percent year-over-year,  16 percent month-to-month and nearly 6 percent year-to-date.

New product news from bauma 2022

Manitou Group introduces four new aerial work platforms, two rotating telehandlers, and a fixed telehandler, four mid-height telehandlers at bauma.

Bobcat Company at bauma 2022

Bobcat Company looks to the future with new products and innovations presented at bauma 2022. spotlighting  electrification, digitization, autonomy and sustainability.

JCB unveils hydrogen refueler

JCB, developer of the world’s first working construction machines powered by hydrogen,  unveils another world first for the industry—a mobile hydrogen refueler. 

Equipment finance industry confidence lower in October 

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation releases the October 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI); overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 45, a decrease from the September index of 48.7.

Doosan expands its footprint in southwest Alaska with two new dealership locations 

Doosan Infracore North America announces the addition of Bobcat of Juneau as an authorized Doosan dealership with an additional location in Ketchikan.

Autonomous mower coming

Bobcat Company advances automated operations with autonomous mower; investment in software company, Greenzie, to complement Bobcat’s own technology initiatives and accelerate innovations.

ELFA 2022 survey of equipment finance activity reveals new business volume increased 7.4 percent in 2021

The equipment finance industry saw new business volume increase 7.4 percent in 2021, according to the 2022 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) released by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA).

Alternative Fuel Tax Credit retroactively extended for propane vehicles

Fleets can take advantage of the credits starting in 2022.

Bobcat Co. celebrates completion of facility expansion

$70 million investment makes Statesville, North Carolina plant the company’s largest manufacturing facility in North America and will create up to 250 additional jobs.

Changes at USM ReRents and USM Falcon Lifts

USM ReRents and USM Falcon Lifts announce new staff additions and assignments.

Equipment finance industry surpasses $1.16 trillion in 2021

Study: nearly 8 in 10 end-users acquire equipment and software through financing; estimate of equipment finance industry size reaches all-time high of $1.16 trillion in 2021.

Equipment buying made simple with new online portal

EquipHunter is a new online platform that connects equipment buyers and vendors.

All-electric compact track loader

Sunbelt Rentals received delivery of first Bobcat T7X all-electric compact track loader to Sacramento, California on Sept. 29, 2022.

LiuGong North America adds to dealer network

LiuGong North America will welcome APEX Equipment Inc. to its expanding dealer network.

LFM Capital invests in attachments manufacturer

LFM Capital, a private equity firm focused on lower middle market manufacturing and industrial services businesses, recently announced its investment in Construction Implement Depot (CID).

Caterpillar jumps into Li-ion battery power

Caterpillar expands construction industries portfolio with four battery electric machines.

Pressure cleaner price reduction

The Makinex USA Dual Pressure Cleaner is available now at a reduced price for the month of October 2022!

H&E Equipment Services signs definitive agreement to acquire One Source Equipment Rentals, Inc.

H&E Equipment Services, Inc. recently announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire One Source Equipment Rentals, Inc., a provider of non-residential construction and industrial equipment with operations in the Midwest and Southern U.S. 

Life-saving automatic braking for rollers

Sakai America introduces the life-saving Guardman auto brake assist system to the North American asphalt compaction market, a first for this machine category.

Equipment finance industry confidence eases in September

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 48.7, a decrease from the August index of 50.

New LiuGong dealer

LiuGong North America adds Sheridan Arkansas-based Crouse Equipment to its dealer lineup.

Mobile communications towers now tracked

Safety Systems Management (SSM) is using YARDZ to keep track of its inventory of mobile communications towers (MCTs), which the company rents and sells.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas adds Universal Truck Sales to its dealer network

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas' new dealer is Universal Truck Sales, Roseville, Minnesota and will sell and service Hyundai wheel loaders, excavators and other construction machines in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

Vertical mast lift market projects 4.8 percent growth through 2032

Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, reveals that the global vertical mast lift (VML) market is at US$ 1.54 billion in 2022 and will expand at a CAGR of 4.8 percent through 2032.

North American spider lift distributor

Leguan Lifts Oy appoints Avant Tecno USA as North America distributor.

LiuGong North America welcomes Modern Group to its dealer network

LiuGong North America welcomes Bristol, Pennsylvania-based Modern Group Ltd. to its growing dealer lineup.

The future is now: Examining construction’s power alternatives

Diesel remains the go-to power on job sites, but cleaner air requirements are causing manufacturers to explore other fuels. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) shares insight on this trend.

New excavator models

Case to introduce new E Series Excavator lineup focused on enhancing the total operator experience.

The Toro Company reports record Q3 fiscal 2022 results

Record third-quarter net sales up 18.8 percent year over year to $1.16 billion.

New mobile app for trades

BoomNation rolls out enhanced version of its popular skilled workforce app.

Private equity firm invests in attachments manufacturer

LFM Capital, a private equity firm, announced its investment in IronCraft, LLC (formerly Titan Implement).

Metabo HPT, Metabo to become one

Koki Holdings America Ltd., announces a merger of Metabo HPT and Metabo in North America to further expand both brands.

Terramac strengthens dealer network

Terramac continues to expand its dealer network by adding Modern Machinery to represent the full line of Terramac machines in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Ruthmann Reachmaster expands North American presence

Ruthmann Reachmaster announces the expansion of its team.

Build Your Business -- Know because you know

Market research helps identify unmet customer needs. Here’s how to do it.

Build Your Business -- Know because you know

Market research helps identify unmet customer needs. Here’s how to do it.

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

July new business volume up two percent year-over-year, down two percent month-to-month, up five percent year-to-date.

Equipment finance industry confidence improves in August

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation releases the August 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI); overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 50, an increase from the July index of 46.1.

So it’s time to sell your rental business

Have the right tools and strategies in place to win top dollar for your business.

Makinex USA to relocate U.S. headquarters and operations

Makinex USA announced it is moving its U.S. headquarters from Torrance, California, to a new facility in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

Rental industry running -- and winning --against the wind

ARA forecast remains bullish on equipment rental revenue growth despite headwinds.

MBW announces new COO

MBW Inc. spokespersons have announced that Jim Van Beek will be returning to MBW after 15 years and stepping into the COO role.

MEWP rental markets recover well despite global uncertainty 

Markets continued to recover strongly after the pandemic, despite clouds on the horizon caused by global uncertainty, according to the latest IPAF Global Powered Access Rental Market Report.

Kohler Engines approves hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) in the USA

All Kohler diesel-fueled engines are approved to use HVO in the United States, in line with ASTM D975 standard.

New operations manager

Tsurumi America appoints Michelle Ciric as new operations manager and will oversee operational activities at every level of the company, working with distributors and internal teams to maintain customer satisfaction.

Compact dozer loader opens new equipment category

The Case Minotaur DL550 looks like a compact track loader, but in reality, is a compact dozer with ripper that can also work as a compact track loader.

Ditch Witch acquires HydraWheel line of rock saws

Ditch Witch has acquired specific assets from River City Manufacturing, Inc., including the HydraWheel design of rock saws.

Holland, Michigan dealer added

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas adds Holland Equipment Services (HES) to its dealer network.

Peer Executive Groups names 2022 equipment rental Top Gun winners

The awards recognize rental store operators who receive the PEG Pinnacle Award for Financial Excellence.

Point of Rental, launch partnership

Point of Rental Software and are announcing an integration to enhance the ID scanning process for rental businesses. 

Equipment finance industry confidence lower in July

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation releases the July 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI): overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 46.1, a decrease from the June index of 50.9.

MBW, Inc. announces a new building

MBW, INC. has been located in Slinger, Wisconsin since 1967. As a proud to be part of the community, it has announced a facility expansion.

Incentives for off-road zero-emission equipment available through California’s CORE project

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) opens the second round of its Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) July 18, 2022, providing point-of-sale discounts on off-road zero-emission equipment.

Kubota awards $100,000 to five organizations, opens voting for additional ‘Community Choice’ $100,000 Grant

Pro Contractor Rentals/PCR Weekly readers can vote until July 25, 2022 for a chance to win Kubota BX tractor or zero turn mower.

Equipment and Leasing Finance Foundation updates economic outlook

Q3 update to the 2022 economic outlook forecasts 5.9 percent expansion in annualized equipment and software investment growth and 1.6 percent annualized GDP growth.

Doc Bailey Cranes & Equipment adds Merlo telehandlers to its fleet

Doc Bailey Cranes & Equipment is a full-service crane, boom truck and bucket truck rental company that recently added Merlo telehandlers to its fleet for rent and sale. 

BOMAG leader passes

BOMAG Americas remembers industry leader, long-time team member Bert DeJong.

Volvo CE opens reservations for expanded North American electric machine lineup

Volvo Construction Equipment announces the opportunity to reserve three new electric machine models, bringing the lineup to a total of five machines.

Yanmar opens regional distribution center in Texas

Yanmar America Corporation has announced the opening of a new regional distribution center in Gainesville, Texas.

MTA distributors expand independent rental coverage across the United States

MTA Distributors will manage the distribution of the full Makinex line to its independent rental customers in all 50 states. 

Boom lift virtual training becomes a reality

Serious Labs announces first-ever ANSI and ISO-compliant VR MEWP training; equipment operators to be certified without touching physical machines.

LGMG North America relocating corporate headquarters

It’s heading to Dallas, Texas and is streamlining warehousing and distribution.

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

May new business volume up 16 percent year-over-year, down 10 percent month-to-month, up nearly 8 percent year-to-date.

David Elbert joins Pro Contractor Rentals sales team 

David Elbert, a veteran salesperson with more than 30 years in B2B sales, joins the Pro Contractor Rentals sales team effective June 22.

Fecon announces new COO

Fecon announces the hiring of  Brandon Flexsenhar as chief operating officer (COO), a new position within the company.

Equipment finance industry confidence steady in June

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation releases the June 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI); overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 50.9, steady with the May index of 49.6.

Caterpillar Inc.  today announced it will move its global headquarters to the company’s existing office in Irving, Texas, from its current location in Deerfield, Illinois.

Hilti opens up its On!Track tool tracking app to manage more than job site assets

On!Track Unite is an open API single hub for construction data with proven capability to provide better insights, improved efficiencies and greater cost savings.

John Deere and Wacker Neuson will collaborate on the development of John Deere excavators less than 5 metric tons that will be designed and manufactured by Wacker Neuson; John Deere will develop and manufacture 5 to 9 metric ton excavators, incorporating designs from Wacker Neuson.

Pump regional manager announced

Tsurumi America appoints Tyrone Hipwell as new Northwest regional sales manager.

Making a difference

Rental store owner battles to solve nation’s debt crisis, one politician at a time.

Four new MEWPs

LGMG launches the H-Series high-capacity boom lifts, the T65J-H, T72J-H, T85J-H, and the T92J-H.

Kubota unveils plans for new $140 million manufacturing facility in Gainesville, Georgia

Company’s North American growth prompts need to increase manufacturing capacity for ag tractor and construction equipment attachments to support Kubota dealers.

Merlo adds dealer

Mountainview Equipment Company, with locations across Idaho and in Washington, is adding Merlo telehandlers to its product line.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas adds new dealer

Shafer Equipment becomes the Hyundai Construction Equipment dealer for West Virginia.

Great Northern Equipment (GNE) becomes U.S. distributor of Powerhorse generators

Powerhorse generators are available for retail in brick and mortar stores only; online sales are prohibited.

Stihl Inc. and Briggs & Stratton announce new manufacturing relationship

Stihl Inc. and Briggs & Stratton announce a new manufacturing relationship that will expand the offerings of Stihl  products in the United States.

Rojas Heavy Equipment joins LiuGong North American dealer lineup

The LiuGong North America team welcomes a new dealer in its home state, with the addition of Rojas Heavy Equipment to its dealer lineup selling construction equipment.

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

April new business volume up 7 percent year-over-year, relatively unchanged month-to-month, up nearly 6 percent year-to-date.

Equipment finance industry confidence lower in May

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation releases the May 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 49.6, a decrease from the April index of 56.1.

Doosan announces top-performing North American dealers

Doosan Infracore North America announces its top-performing dealers of 2021. The top 10 dealers are among more than 170 Doosan construction equipment dealers in North America.

Remanufactured parts warranty extended

CNH Industrial Reman is helping customers limit risk  with coverage up to 24-months on parts and labor when dealer-installed.

Bobcat Company announces investment in new assembly plant in Rogers, Minnesota

Company will add more than 100 new, full-time employees.

Double-digit revenue growth for equipment rental in 2022

U.S. equipment rental revenue is expected to grow by 11.1 percent to reach nearly $56 billion in 2022, according to the latest quarterly forecast released by the American Rental Association (ARA).

Electric MEWP models coming

2022 will be an electric year for the Manitou brand.

Get “pumpared” for hurricane season

Thompson Pump shares tips to prepare pumps for the coming hurricane season.

Sullair aims for carbon neutrality

Sullair announces climate change action with goal of reaching carbon neutrality in 2023.

New Merlo dealer

Westminster Hydraulics in Taneytown, Maryland, is now a Merlo dealer. 

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

March new business volume up 14 percent year-over-year, 49 percent month-to-month, 5 percent year-to-date.

Product Focus – Mini excavators

New models from Case, Caterpillar, Cratos, JCB, John Deere, Kubota, Luigong, Volvo and Yanmar.

Kubota partners with Crayola, giving kids fun ways to dream big.

Equipment finance industry confidence dips further in April

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released its April 2022; overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 56.1, a decrease from the March index of 58.2.

Sunbelt Rentals orders electric trucks

Sunbelt Rentals is expanding its electric on-road fleet with the order of 700 Ford F-150 Lightning trucks.

JLG Financial expands retail lending program

JLG Industries, Inc. announces the growth of its JLG Financial retail lending program, now available to an expanded range of equipment buyers in the United States and Canada.

Tsurumi Pump hires new engineer

Pat Donahue will help lead the application support of new product lines and strengthen the company's technical provision to customers and distributors.

LiuGong North America adds dealer

LiuGong North America has added Love Power Equipment as a dealer.

Q2 update to the 2022 economic outlook: The rose has thorns

Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation forecasts 4.2 percent expansion in equipment and software investment growth and 2.8 percent GDP growth.

Tsurumi Pump adds southwest regional sales manager

Slater Blanchard will oversee pump sales for the Southwest, source equipment and materials and work with distributors to maximize customer support.

Volvo CE breaks ground on North American technician training center

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) broke ground April 6 on a new $6.4 million technician training center at the company’s North American headquarters in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

Hy-Brid Lifts announces vice president of sales

Hy-Brid Lifts announces Dave Wanta’s promotion from director of sales to vice president of sales.

Point of Rental celebrates 40 years

On April 5, 2022, Point of Rental Software celebrates being in business for 40 years.

ARA Certified programs for the equipment rental segment available

The American Rental Association (ARA) has launched its first ARA Certified programs: ARA Certified - Sales, ARA Certified - Service, and the ARA Certified Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) programs.

New president and CEO of Stihl Inc.

Terrence “Terry” Horan has been named president and CEO of Stihl Incorporated, and assumes his position on April 1, 2022.

C-level change at Deutz

David Evans is Deutz Corporation’s new president and CEO, effective April 1, 2022.

YARDZ adds former EquipmentWatch president to Board of Directors

 Simon Ferguson will help guide strategic direction, expand market presence of YARDZ’ construction asset-management company.

DOZR announces $22 million Series B funding round

Ecommerce and marketplace solutions for heavy equipment rentals company DOZR fuels continued growth as it expands footprint in U.S.; doubles employee count.

Payment processing service

InTempo Software has expanded its Curbstone payment processing offering to the entire rental industry.

RentalMax acquires Regional Rentals & Sales; expands to Indiana

RentalMax has acquired Regional Rentals & Sales in Hobart, Indiana.

Volvo Construction Equipment Names 2021 Dealer of the Year and Uptime Dealer of the Year

Volvo Construction Equipment has named Highway Equipment & Supply Co. its 2021 Dealer of the Year in North America and also recognized Hoffman Equipment as its 2021 Uptime Dealer of the Year.

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

February new business volume down 4 percent year-over-year, 14 percent month-to-month, nearly 1 percent year-to-date.

Replace ladders and scaffold easily

JLG low-level access lifts now available for purchase online.

New Hyundai dealer

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas names West River Equipment dealer for central North Dakota.

Equipment finance industry confidence eases again in March

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation releases the March 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry(MCI-EFI); overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 58.2, easing from the February index of 61.8.

Doosan Bobcat expands its aftermarket parts distribution network

Doosan Bobcat is adding locations in Reno and Atlanta to join its primary distribution center in Chicago; investment brings parts closer to customers with faster delivery times.

Herc Holdings to acquire Cloverdale Equipment Company

Herc Holdings Inc announces it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Cloverdale Equipment Company.

JLG expands manufacturing footprint into Tennessee; adds capacity at three plants 

JLG ramps up production of core telehandler, boom lift and scissor lift product lines.

360º Energy Solutions becomes Doosan Portable Power Products dealer

360º Energy Solutions will carry the full line-up of Doosan Portable Power air compressors, generators, light towers and light compaction equipment to Miami and south Florida.

JLG announces telehandler product manager

Daliborka Riberio Joins JLG product management team as director of the telehandler product line.

FPT Industrial powers Case Construction Equipment’s new E-Series crawler excavators

FPT Industrial Stage V NEF engines power the new Case E-Series crawler excavators.

Minnich Manufacturing educates dealer network

Minnich Manufacturing recently launched Minnich University, a program aimed at educating Minnich dealer sales teams with essential product knowledge and hands-on demonstrations.

Manitou Group: 2021 financial results

FY ’21 has turned out well for the Manitou Group; proposes an 0.80 euro dividend.

Takeuchi to open new manufacturing facility 

Takeuchi-US will open its first North American manufacturing facility in Moore, South Carolina that will produce compact track loaders and employ approximately 100 people when fully operational.

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

January new business volume up 2 percent year-over-year.

BOMAG and Linder Industrial Machinery Company establish pact

Agreement paves the way for  new roadbuilding and construction market opportunities across Florida, North and South Carolina.

Manitou launches massive investment plan

Manitou plans to invest US$80 million in its two North American manufacturing facilities in Yankton, and Madison, South Dakota.

Fecon adds Vermeer MidSouth as forestry mulcher dealer 

As part of the controlled roll out of the recent global distribution agreement, Fecon LLC announces the addition of Vermeer MidSouth.

American Rental Association 2022 outlook rosy

ARA forecast for equipment rental revenue growth continues to be more positive.

Equipment finance industry confidence eases in February

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the February 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI); overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 61.8, easing from the January index of 63.9.

Join the crusade to end childhood cancer

Michael Bell's life direction changed when his son, Jacob, was diagnosed with Stage IV rhabdomyosarcoma cancer when he was 12.

Takeuchi welcomes new southeast regional business manager

Takeuchi-US has named Eric Wenzel as its new southeast regional business manager (RBM) and will be responsible for managing all sales activity in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi.

Five equipment manufacturing trends to watch in 2022

The immediate and long-term future of the equipment manufacturing industry will be defined by five trends, Associated Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) experts report.

Mecalac adds seven dealers

Mecalac welcomes  new dealers  in Virginia, New York, Tennessee, Idaho, Kentucky and Colorado in the U.S. as well as British Columbia in Canada.

Advisory board established

Record360 taps dealership, rental equipment industry executives for advisory board.

Herc Holdings Inc. announces quarterly dividend

Board of Directors increased Q1 dividend 15 percent to $0.575 per share.

Takeuchi introduces TB20e electric compact excavator; ships first units to United Rentals

The first 100 units of the TB20e, Takeuchi’s new electric compact excavator, will soon be available at select United Rentals locations in North America.

Li-ion-powered tow tractors and UTVs

Waev Inc. opens orders for the all-new, fully electric, Li-ion-powered Tiger tow tractors and Taylor-Dunn Bigfoot utility vehicles.

Strategic partnership to effectively eliminate downtime

Hilti and Trackunit have announced a strategic partnership to advance digital transformation in the construction industry.

YARDZ enters into strategic partnership with EquipmentWatch 

New alliance gives YARDZ customers access to more detailed heavy-equipment data, allowing users to make better, data-driven equipment decisions.

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

December new business volume down 3 percent year-over-year, up 49 percent month-to-month, and up almost 9 percent at year-end.

The American Rental Association (ARA) launches of the Prioritize Safety monthly video series focused on essential safety tips for the equipment and event rental industry.

Hunter Street Partners acquires two equipment rental facilities in Florida

Minneapolis-based alternative investment manager expands its All-Star Rents equipment rental investment platform to further service customer demand in south and central Florida.

Toro expands its position in the zero-turn mower market

The Toro Company acquires Intimidator Group, manufacturer of Spartan Mowers.

Thompson Pump announces executive retirement and promotions

Retirement of John Farrell, Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Company’s vice president of sales and marketing; Bobby Zitzka promoted to vice president of sales and marketing and Pat Broderick promoted to national sales manager.

Product focus: Hilti Nuron -- Next-generation Li-ion power tools and equipment

Hilti unveils Nuron, an all-new 22-volt (22v) cordless platform with built-in connectivity on 72 new power tools and equipment; more tools are on the way.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announces top 10 equipment acquisition trends for 2022

Real private investment by U.S. businesses in equipment and software is forecast to be almost $2 trillion in 2022, with a substantial amount of that investment activity financed, so these trends impact a significant portion of the U.S. economy.

American Rentals, Inc. acquires Cole Equipment, Inc.

As American Rentals, Inc. continues its strategic growth plan, it has acquired Cole Equipment, Inc. in Riverside, California. 

Vermeer Southwest acquires Vermeer Rocky Mountain

Vermeer Southwest has acquired and is combining forces with Vermeer Rocky Mountain to become Vermeer Mountain West.

Fecon LLC acquired

Heavy-duty mulcher manufacturer Fecon LLC has been sold to Windjammer Capital Investors.

Staff changes at LGMG North America

Respected MEWP industry veteran Eric Liner to head LGMG North America.

Vanguard brings battery system solution to Scott Industrial

Commercial Li-ion battery pack technology to expand fluid power distributor’s electrification offerings.

New attachment line

ASV launches a new line of branded attachments matched to its compact track loaders and skid steers.

Magni adds dealer

Atlantic and Southern Equipment has become an authorized Magni dealer for the state of Georgia, the Florida panhandle and eastern Tennessee.

Hyundai expansion plan announced

Hyundai Construction Equipment (HCE) to invest $170 million to expand production capacity by 50 percent.

Equipment finance industry confidence eases in December

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the December 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 63.9, a decrease from the November index of 64.6.

Brooks Tractor becomes a Merlo dealer 

Brooks Tractor, with seven locations in Wisconsin and service to the upper peninsula of Michigan, is now a Merlo dealer.

2022 economic outlook forecasts expansion in equipment and software investment

Low financial stress, an expanding housing sector, and increased federal spending on infrastructure are expected to propel equipment and software investment growth of 4.6 percent for 2022.

Analysis from the Propane Council examines CARB ban on internal combustion engine (ICE) forklifts

Research reveals propane forklifts provide a smaller carbon footprint than electric forklifts under several conditions, playing a significant role in decarbonization.

JLG DaVinciGO app provides phone-enabled diagnostics

Digital technology allows users to view, diagnose and troubleshoot JLG DaVinci scissor lifts in real-time, from any location.

Sullair acquires Compressor-Pump & Service

Sullair has acquired its Salt Lake City-based distributor, Compressor-Pump & Service (CPS).

Menegotti gains foothold in North America

With warehouse facilities located in Atlanta, Georgia, Menegotti North America offers  the American market a high-quality range of concrete mixers, mortar mixers and compaction equipment with ambitious growth plans in through investments and product extensions.

Blastrac and Diamatic integrate into Husqvarna Construction

The recently acquired Blastrac and Diamatic products, services and solutions will be rebranded as Husqvarna and integrated into the global Husqvarna offering.

AGC Data Digest – December 8, 2021

Nonresidential jobs increase for third straight month in November; October job openings set record, reports Ken Simonson, chief economist at Associated General Contractors (AGC).

Trackunit and ZTR come together to connect construction

Trackunit and the Industrial IoT division of ZTR are uniting to better serve the growing demands of the construction industry.

Ford launches VIZR

Ford is looking for businesses to pilot its new small business productivity tool.

Hy-Brid Lifts welcomes Jay Sugar as president and CEO

Hy-Brid Lifts by Custom Equipment, LLC has appointed Jay Sugar as its new president and CEO, who will lead the overall direction and strategy of the company.

Sullair pink compressor fundraiser a success

Sullair pink compressor raises $32,500 for The ARA Foundation and $21,000 for Susan G. Komen Chicago.

RISE Women in Rental Summit 2022 scheduled

The RISE Women in Rental Summit 2022 will be held at the Hotel Contessa in San Antonio, Texas January 25 and 26, 2022.

Magni Telescopic Handlers announces new dealer

Magni Telescopic Handlers welcomes Kelly Tractor to the Magni dealer family and will be the authorized dealer for the state of Florida.

New BOMAG distributor

BOMAG Americas and CMW Equipment expands coverage in Missouri and southern Illinois.

Taylor Power Systems announces distributor agreement with FTG Equipment Solutions

Taylor Power Systems, Inc. is partnering with FTG Equipment Solutions to distribution and support the TecnoGen and Trime brandsin  Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. 

Equipment finance industry confidence higher in November

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation releases the November 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 64.6, an increase from the October index of 61.1. 

Aebi Schmidt Group to acquire Monroe Truck Equipment

Aebi Schmidt, a global leader in infrastructure and terrain maintenance solutions, will acquire Wisconsin-based Monroe Truck Equipment from Industrial Opportunity Partners.

Honda tests prototype autonomous work vehicle with Black & Veatch

Honda and Black & Veatch have successfully tested the prototype Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) at a Black & Veatch construction site in New Mexico.

Donation for construction workforce development

The Toro Company Foundation supports construction workforce development with $15,000 donation to Crew Collaborative.

Herc Holdings makes acquisitions

Herc Holdings completes acquisition of Rapid Equipment Rental; announces acquisition of SkyKing Lift Rentals.

Takeuchi adds regional business manager role

Takeuchi-US has named Guy Waggoner as its new Western Region business manager.

Sunbelt Rentals named one of nation’s top military friendly employers

Designation based on the company’s active veterans program.

JCB North America hires Shain Wells as vice president of Operations

Wells will be responsible for the production of JCB machines for the agriculture, construction, industrial and military divisions, including skid steer loaders, compact tracked loaders, telehandlers and backhoe loaders.

Fecon adds Vermeer Texas-Louisiana as forestry mulcher dealer

As part of the controlled roll out of the recent global distribution agreement, Fecon LLC announces the addition of Vermeer Texas-Louisiana. 

Cecil’s Tractors in Virginia becomes Merlo dealer  

Cecil’s Tractors, Inc., an agricultural and commercial dealership located in Warrenton, Va., has added Merlo telehandlers to its fleet of outdoor power equipment.

Service Tips -- Cut maintenance costs

Take advantage of these four trends to cut operations costs.

Business Management -- Care and feeding of employees

Help employees become subject matter experts to increase the odds of them staying with your company.

Build Your Business - Expand your fleet

When a rental center looks to grow its fleet, the goal is to maximize benefits of increased options and availability for customers while minimizing any additional complexity for the owner.

Rental Solutions -- Bust the burglars

Prevent heavy equipment theft cost-effectively.

Business Management -- How to insure your rental business

Sentry Insurance offers these helpful tips to reevaluate what insurance you should hold to help secure the future of your business.

Xtreme Manufacturing launches new online warranty services portal

Xtreme Manufacturing announces the global launch of its new online warranty services portal.

Herc Holdings acquires Equipment Rental Business

Herc Holdings Inc. has acquired substantially all the assets of Reliable Equipment, LLC, a New Hampshire-based equipment rental business with branch operations in Dover and Londonderry.

Thompson Pump receives Cigna Well-Being Award

Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Company has been named a 2021 Cigna Well-Being Award recipient for its efforts in creating a healthy place to work and do business.

Haulotte announces 2021 Q3 sales

Third quarter sales of € 112.1 million, Up 9 percent compared to 2020. 

Herc Holdings reports third quarter and nine months 2021 results

Equipment rental revenue increased 29.2 percent to $519.6 million; total revenues increased 20.5 percent to $550.4 million and net income increased to $72.3 million or $2.37 per diluted share.

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

September new business volume up 6 percent year-over-year, 8 percent month-to-month, and 10 percent year-to-date.

Heavy equipment marketing tool introduced

Record360 adds new workflow management tools to help dealerships and rental firms streamline marketing, sales of heavy equipment.

Electrified off-highway components market to be worth $25bn in 2030 

The electrified off-highway components market will grow at a CAGR of 8 percent, hitting a value of $25 billion in 2030, and generating a total of $186 billion in revenue between 2019 and 2030, according to new research from market intelligence firm Interact Analysis.

New ASV dealers announced

ASV expands dealer network in New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Rhode Island, Florida and Texas.

2021 Q4 update to 2021 economic outlook

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Institute (ELFI) forecasts 13.2 percent expansion in equipment and software investment growth; 5.3 percent GDP growth.

Mi-T-M announces employee-owned plan

Mi-T-M Corporation, a privately held company founded by A.J. Spiegel in 1971, announced plans to share ownership with employees by becoming owned by a 100 percent employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).

Hy-Brid Lifts revamps service offerings

Hy-Brid Lifts is changing its service department to improve customer response times, providing quicker access to important machine information and educating users.

Web-based dealership management solution

HBS Systems introduces NetView ECOM.

World's first operating license renewals now available by VR simulation

Serious Labs' MEWP VR simulator approved for IPAF PAL card renewals.

JLG to introduce rotary telehandlers

JLG inks private-label agreement with Italy-based rotary telehandler manufacturer Dieci.

Herc Holdings announces strategic initiatives and capital allocation plan

Herc Holdings Inc.’s new strategic initiatives to accelerate the company’s rate of growth in rental revenue and in adjusted EBITDA.

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

August new business volume up 21 percent year-over-year, down 14 percent month-to-month, and up 10 percent year-to-date.

Electric equipment test results

Volvo Construction Equipment announces first North American electric machines’ pilot results.

Website development tool now available

Alert Rental recently announced its newest offering, Alert Web Assistant, is available to any rental business – not exclusively to Alert clients.

Herc Rentals acquires CBS Rentals

Herc Holdings has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the assets of CBS Rentals, a 14-location equipment rental company based in Conroe, Texas.

Equipment finance industry confidence eases again in September

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 60.5, a decrease from the August index of 66.6.

Equipment finance volume decreased in 2020

ELFA 2021 survey of equipment finance activity reveals new business volume declined 7 percent in 2020.

PowerPro Equipment is new Merlo dealer

PowerPro Equipment, located in New Holland, Pennsylvania, has added Merlo telehandlers to its lineup of equipment.

Yanmar Compact Equipment North America fills president and director roles

Yanmar Compact Equipment North America, encompassing the Yanmar Compact Equipment and ASV Holdings Inc. brands, announces Tate Johnson as president, Lee Thole as director of aftermarket and David Gannon as director of channel development.

FTG Equipment Solutions acquired

Trime, Tecnogen partner to target growth in the North American equipment sector.

Website updated

AMS-Merlo website enhances user experience.

Get service and support information online

New Xtreme Mfg. technical publications portal now live.

How to insure your rental equipment business

Renting out equipment often requires heavy-duty coverage. Sentry Insurance offers these helpful tips to reevaluate what insurance you should hold to help secure the future of your business.

New Makinex northeast business manager

Makinex welcomes new northeast business development manager, Terry Owens.

Doosan to showcase mini excavators at the 2021 ARA Show 

Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, will display two mini excavators ideally suited for rental customers during The ARA Show -- 2021.

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

July new business volume up 9 percent year-over-year, down 5 percent month-to-month, and up nearly 9 percent year-to-date.

Herc Holdings to acquire Texas-based CBS Rentals

Herc Holdings Inc./Herc Rentals Inc., has entered a purchase agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of Texas-based CBS Rentals (CBS).

Doosan Infracore sold to Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings Co.

August 19, 2021 is the official sale date of Doosan Infracore to Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings Co. (HHIH).

John Deere and Hitachi to end excavator joint venture

John Deere and Hitachi Construction Machinery to end joint venture manufacturing and marketing agreements; John Deere to acquire Deere-Hitachi joint venture factories.

Equipment finance industry confidence eases in August

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation reports the August 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) index is 66.6, a decrease from the July index of 72.9.

LiuGong North America appoints new president

Industry veteran Andrew Ryan will serve as president for LuiGong North America, effective August 16, 2021.

New job site now available in JLG Access Your World virtual experience

Third virtual environment features finish construction and facilities maintenance work.

Improved outlook for equipment rental revenue and investment

The American Rental Association’s (ARA) Q3 outlook calls for hefty growth in 2022 as 2021 revenue exceeds expectations. The infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act may drive that higher. 

Show Report: Sneak peek to The ARA Show 2021

The American Rental Association’s Annual Trade Show and Convention will take place October 17 to 20, 2021 in Las Vegas. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll see at the trade show.

Magni expands dealer network

Pinnacle Cranes becomes a Magni telescopic handlers dealer in North and South Carolina.

LGMG hires senior vice president of national accounts

LGMG North America announces that Eric Liner has been hired as senior vice president of national accounts. 

Fecon adds distributor

Fecon adds Vermeer Southeast as forestry mulcher dealer. 

Add initials to contracts

Point of Rental adds initial signing options to eSign.

Mi-T-M Corporation celebrates 50 years of business

The company was founded in 1971 by A.J. Spiegel who engineered and developed the very first 1,000 psi self-contained, gas-powered pressure washer.

New president at Genie

John L. Garrison, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer of Terex Corporation announced that Simon A. Meester has been appointed president of Genie, effective August 1, 2021.

Web site offers new features

Hy-Brid Lifts debuts online ordering for parts and used equipment.

Briggs & Stratton launches Vanguard 10kwh commercial Li-ion battery pack

The largest battery pack in the Vanguard Li-ion lineup, allowing for up to 100 kWh of energy when paralleled with 10 other packs.

EDCO launches new web site

The Equipment Development Co. has launched its new website at

Equipment leasing and finance index up in June

June new business volume up 17 percent year-over-year, 28 percent month-to-month, and nearly 9 percent year-to-date, reports the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA)  survey of economic activity.

Search for cleaner energy

New study underscores the need to transition to clean energy sources.

Equipment finance industry confidence edges higher in July

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 72.9, an increase from the June index of 71.3. 

New Magni dealer in Texas

Texas First Rentals and Holt Crane and Equipment to offer Magni rotating telescopic handlers.

Li-ion aerial lifts in full production

Five lithium-powered Snorkel rough-terrain scissor lifts enter full production in manufacturing plants in the U.K. and New Zealand.

Platinum Equity to acquire Oregon Tool 

Sources report the acquisition will help Oregon Tool fuel innovation and propel global growth.

Q3 equipment and software investment projected to increase

Q3 update to 2021 economic outlook forecasts 13.3 percent expansion in equipment and software investment growth and 6.1 percent GDP growth, reports the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (ELFA).

Personnel changes at Takeuchi

Takeuchi hires Roxanne Burr as controller.

The ARA Show 2021 registration now open

Take advantage of early-bird pricing for The ARA Show, scheduled for Oct. 17-20 in Las Vegas, is available until July 31, 2021.

EDCO adds to United States distribution

EDCO appoints MTA Distributors as its Western and Southern distributor.

Personnel news at Virginia Abrasives

Virginia Abrasives Corporation announces new sales vice president and channel managers.

YARDZ announces new chief operating officer

Rental equipment industry veteran Westley Parks will help manage strategic partnerships, interface with key accounts.

Magni expands dealer network

Cloverdale Equipment Co. becomes a Magni telescopic handlers dealer in Michigan and parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Build your team

Taking a new approach to diversity and inclusion efforts can ultimately improve your bottom line.

ASC launches new site to shop online for attachments

Attachment Supply Company's online site offers an easy way to buy the right attachment.

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

May new business volume up 20 percent year-over-year, down 17 percent month-to-month, and up 7 percent year-to-date.

Match up with the right finance partner

Top things to consider when searching for an equipment finance partner.

Build your Business: 20 ways to up your online game

Drive more sales and revenue with an increased online presence.

Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) construction outlook

Construction employment falls in May; hourly earnings premium, hires decline in April; openings soar, reports Ken Simonson, AGC chief economist.

EquipmentWatch announces 2021 Award winners

EquipmentWatch announced the winners of the 2021 Highest Retained Value (HRVA) and Lowest Cost of Ownership (LCO) award programs at the World of Concrete 2021 trade show.

Lowest cost of ownership recognized

JLG electric scissor lifts and SkyTrak telehandlers earn EquipmentWatch 2021 Lowest Cost of Ownership awards.

Alert Software integrates FleetUp telematics into its system

Integration takes dispatch, delivery and customer service up a notch.

Morbark awarded additional Sourcewell contract

Contract No. 031721 provides Sourcewell members access to all Morbark equipment lines.

Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) announces Mission Zero pledge

In honor of Forklift Safety Day celebrated June 8, PERC encourages material handling professionals to take its new Mission Zero Pledge and get a $5 Amazon gift card.

Manitou Group Attachments brand launched

Manitou Group Attachments aims to simplify and harmonize its attachments offering for users.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: April 2021 Leasing and Finance Index

April 2021 new business volume up 19 percent year-over-year, 5 percent month-to-month, and 4 percent year-to-date.

2020 top Takeuchi dealer

Takeuchi recognizes Allied Machinery Corporation as its North American dealer with top market share.

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence remains near historic highs

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the results of its May 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the equipment finance industry (MCI-EFI).

Rental outlook positive

American Rental Association (ARA) forecast shows equipment rental segment is moving from relief to recovery.

ASV adds dealers in six states

ASV adds dealers in Texas, California, Alabama, Illinois and Washington.

LEEA course to educate end users

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has created a new course to educate end users about risks and responsibilities of lifting operations.

Excavator and loader outlook

Small machines are digging the market out of the COVID hole.

Blount, Inc. rebrands as Oregon Tool

Blount, Inc. unveiled a new corporate name that positions it for growth while honoring its heritage: Oregon Tool.

JCB announces diesel mechanic apprenticeship program 

JCB North America today announced the creation of a Diesel Mechanic Apprenticeship Program that comes with a $2,000 signing bonus for eligible new hires.

Takeuchi recognizes Parman Tractor

Takeuchi-US has presented Parman Tractor & Equipment of Nashville, Tennessee with an award for having the largest market share growth of all Takeuchi dealers in North America during 2020.

Able Equipment Rental appoints vice president of Sales Operations

Stacy Irons will be responsible for all aspects of the company's sales operating functions.

LiuGong North America appoints new dealer

LiuGong North America has announced the appointment of CrossTrac Equipment, Inc., as its construction equipment dealer for northern Wisconsin and Michigan.

Kobelco USA adds Marshall Machinery to dealer network

Marshall Machinery will represent the full line of Kobelco excavators in Pennsylvania.

Doosan Bobcat to expand manufacturing in Statesville, North Carolina

Expansion to double the footprint to one million square feet, increase campus to 160 acres and add 250 jobs’ it will be the largest Doosan Bobcat facility worldwide.

Manitou plans plant expansion

Manitou Group announces an 80 million euro industrial investment plan for the redevelopment and expansion of its production sites in Ancenis, Candé and Laillé, France.

Manitou Group Q1 2021 sales revenue reported

Q1 2021 revenues of 471 million euros, 12 percent increase vs. Q1’2020; 15 percent like for like at constant scope and exchange.

Deutz promotes business development manager

Brian Monaco will develop and maintain relationships with the mining, construction and regional rental markets, including sales support for Deutz products and services.

Equipment finance industry confidence at all-time high in April

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation reports the April 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) is 76.1, an all-time high and an increase from the March index of 67.7.

United Rentals acquires Franklin Equipment and General Finance Corporation

United Rentals, Inc. has acquired Franklin Equipment, LLC, a regional provider of equipment rentals, sales and related services in the midwest and southeast United States and General Finance Corporation, a mobile storage and modular office provider.

Hilti elevates sustainability program, publishes comprehensive report

The Hilti Group is amplifying its sustainability efforts and formulating a global strategy based on the three pillars of environment, people and society.

Fecon restructures dealership program 

Fecon has recently restructured its dealership program to better align it with how customers want to purchase Fecon equipment and services throughoout North America.

Cost-effectively preventing heavy equipment theft

How one rental center used technology to dramatically reduce equipment and component theft on its lot.

Q2 2021 equipment outlook update

Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation forecasts 11.2 percent expansion in equipment and software investment growth and 5.7 percent GDP growth as pandemic wanes.

World of Concrete approved to move forward in Las Vegas in June 

The event is scheduled to be held June 8-10, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  

H&E Services adds branches

New facilities in Longview, Texas, and Macon, Georgia.

JLG launches Access Your World experience

JLG Industries, Inc. launches Access Your World, an on-demand digital experience that showcases how JLG is elevating access in the areas of productivity, safety and technology through virtual job sites.

Dynapac announces new regional sales manager

Steve Cole becomes the Dynapac dealer sales manager for the Western US region. 

Bobcat launches compact loader line

New M3 skid-steer and track models offer exceptional value and performance as part of Bobcat’s expanding lineup of compact equipment.

Bobcat announces 2021 Dealer Leadership Group

The program recognizes 17 dealers across the North America for excellence.

CNH Industrial Reman announces portable compressed air program

Sullair Certified Reman products now available through the CNH dealer network.

Hilti launches improved tool and asset-tracking system

Hilti’s ON!Track 3.0 software delivers asset management, smart inventory checks, custom asset cost reports, and instant access to records for compliance.

Doosan announces top 10 North American dealers of 2020

Doosan Infracore North America, LLC announces its top-performing dealers of 2020.

Atlas Copco dealer network expands

Allied Technical Services joins Atlas Copco Power Technique dealer network.

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

February new business volume up 9 percent year-over-year, down 9 percent month-to-month, down almost 4 percent year-to-date.

Perkins adds Pathfinder

Perkins Engines Company Limited appoints Pathfinder Power Solutions (Pathfinder) as the authorized Perkins distributor for the Southeast region of the United States.

Abrasive chainsaws cut kickback almost 50 percent when cutting pipe in trench

Study commissioned by ICS Diamond Tools identifies risk of circular cutoff saws and suggests alternatives for safer cutting.

Avalanche Equipment becomes Magni dealer

Magni Telescopic Handlers announces that Avalanche Equipment has become a Magni authorized dealer for the state of Colorado.

Commercial construction contractor outlook lifts on rising revenue expectations

Data from the Q1 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index reveals contractors are growing more optimistic, mostly driven by a rise in revenue expectations.

Equipment finance industry confidence reaches highest level in three years

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation releases the March 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI); overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 67.7, the highest level since April 2018.

The future of compaction

Cordless battery-powered units come on the scene for emissions-free operation.

Nomenclature change for JLG large rough-terrain scissor lifts

Name change aligns the models with the entire JLG scissor lift line.

Deutz Corporation adds new power center location

Deutz Corporation adds Deutz Power Center Mid-America in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area.

Manitou Group 2020 annual results

FY ’20 net sales of €1 585 m, -24% vs. FY ’19 (-24% like for like), anticipation of an increase in sales for 2021 of more than +15% compared to 2020.

Control customer MEWP access

New Access Manager retrofits to Genie Lift Connect telematics solutions.

Case CE delivers industry’s first electric backhoe loaders

The construction industry’s first designed and commercially developed electric backhoe loaders, two Case 580 EV backhoes, have been delivered to two utilities in New York.

Oshkosh Corporation receives industry awards

JLG Industries’ parent company, guided by its core values, receives Fortune and other awards.

Positive news for off-highway equipment

Interactive Anaylisis report says COVID-19 slashed 2020 growth to 2.6 percent, but a recovery to 6.5 percent is predicted for 2021.

ELFA survey of economic activity: Monthly leasing and finance index report

January 2021 new business volume down 12 percent year-over-year.

Extended warranty on reman parts

CNH Industrial Reman extends warranty coverage 24-months parts and labor on dealer-installed parts.

Atlas Copco Power Technique employee-led Water for All  supports Texas relief efforts 

In partnership with Can’d Aid, Atlas Copco Power Technique will provide support in Texas with fresh, clean drinking water.

Takeuchi hires Clayton Whitesides as Central Midwest regional manager

Effective February 22, 2021, Whitesides will manage all sales development and activity in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and west Texas.

Magni expands dealer base

Ziegler Rental has become a Magni authorized dealer for the state of Minnesota.

Online learning opportunities

JLG offers live webinars to train service technicians on system diagnostics.

Equipment finance industry confidence higher in February

 Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 64.4, an increase from the January index of 59.6.

New ARA forecast reflects a more positive outlook

Equipment and event rental revenues expected to grow more than 1.5 percent in 2021.

Haulotte redesigns service contracts

Haulotte creates modular contracts for warranty extensions, maintenance and full service.

Case launches Case Live

New webcast on equipment finance solutions for construction businesses premieres February 24, 2021 at 10 a.m.

Manitou launches Manitou Group Parts brand

Manitou Group is launching a new brand for its spare parts offering to simplify parts availability for the user while reducing the group's environmental impact.

JLG continues move to electric models

JLG Industries, Inc. announces its investment by parent company Oshkosh Corporation in Microvast, a global provider of next-generation battery technologies.

Mecalac expands North American network

Mecalac welcomed five North American dealers to its network in 2020, significantly expanding its coverage in the eastern U.S. and gaining a toehold on the West Coast and in several key Canadian markets.

Generator operating tips

Take it outside, reports the Portable Generator Manufacturers' Association.

Durante Rentals expands

Durante Rentals adds a 20,000 square-foot rental facility in Carmel, New York.

Fecon purchases Vermeer mulcher line

Fecon LLC announces the purchase of the Vermeer forestry mulcher product line and has also established a global distribution agreement with the company. 

JLG personnel news

Rob Messina returns to JLG as senior vice president, Product Development and Product Management.

JCB named Supplier of the Year by United Rentals

JCB North America has been recognized by United Rentals, Inc. as its 2020 Supplier of the Year; this is the second year in a row.

Vermeer announces minority ownership investment of MultiOne

Distribution of Vermeer-branded compact articulated loaders expands to Vermeer dealers worldwide. 

Point of Rental expands e-commerce with rental hosting acquisition

Point of Rental has acquired Rental Hosting, a web design/hosting company that builds integrated websites for rental businesses.

ASV expands dealer network

Dealers in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Minnesota join ASV’s growing network.

Case dealer Sonsray Machinery expands into Arizona

New Sonsray locations in Phoenix and Tucson will serve as full-line Case Construction Equipment dealers with full rental and service operations.

New Takeuchi dealer

Takeuchi-US, has added EquipmentShare of North Salt Lake, Utah to its growing North American dealer network.

AMS-Merlo opens second location in Kansas

Applied Machinery Sales (AMS), the importer and distributor of Merlo telehandlers and rotating telehandlers in the United States, has opened a second location in Olathe, Kansas.

Papé Material Handling becomes dealer for Magni telescopic handlers

Magni Telescopic Handlers announces that Papé Material Handling has become the Magni authorized dealer for Western Washington State.

Skyjack hosts online trade show

Skyjack will introduce its new product lineup virtually with its SkyWorld Live series February 22-26, 2021.

Top 10 equipment acquisition trends for 2021

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) presents its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2021.

Spider lift line expands

Falcon Lifts and USM ReRents introduces the Falcon Sigma line of smaller spider lifts for indoor and outdoor applications.

Equipment finance industry confidence remains steady in January at pre-pandemic levels

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation releases the January 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI).

AED statement following inauguration of President Biden

Brian P. McGuire, president and CEO of Associated Equipment Distributors, issued the following statement after the inauguration.

Sinoboom enters North American MEWP market, expands sales support team

Sinoboom MEWPs will feature blue and graphite colors as it enters the North American MEWP market and expands its sales team.

Hybrid power system buyer's guide

Selection tips on hybrid power systems from Powr2.

CK Power acquires Terramac

CK Power acquired rubber track crawler carrier manufacturer Terramac January 1, 2021.

Engine concept wins the 2020 Good Design award

Cursor X, a multi-power, modular, multi-application and mindful 4.0 power source concept by FPT Industrial receives a 2020 Good Design Award.

HBS Systems appoints new director of sales

Greg Bennett to lead equipment dealership and rental software sales.

Electric backhoe loader prototype

John Deere to test Its first electric-powered backhoe with National Grid.

Hy-Brid Lifts announces new vice president of sales and marketing

Marshall Shaver becomes vice president of sales and marketing, with plans to grow the customer base and execute the company’s success strategy. 

COVID Relief Bill analysis

Foley & Lardner LLP looks under the hood of the recently passed COVID Relief bill and shares what it has found.

2021 predictions

As the new year begins to unfold, Venkat Eswara, vice president of product marketing at  Syncron shares what could be on the horizon for technology in 2021.

New Atlas Copco president for Power and Flow division

Atlas Copco Power Technique (AC) has appointed Mikael Andersson as president of the Power and Flow division, effective Feb. 1, 2021.

Mecalac adds Florida dealer

Trekker Group joins Mecalac’s growing North American dealer network.

Equipment finance industry confidence reaches pre-pandemic levels

Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation’s December 2020 Confidence Index iand COVID-19 impact survey data reveal improved default expectations, deferrals.

Bobcat Company welcomes dealer in Weatherford, Texas

Bobcat Company expands its dealer network with Bobcat of Weatherford as an authorized new and used sales, rental, service and parts provider of Bobcat equipment.

Volvo CE expands certified used centers with new southeastern U.S. location

The new Volvo Certified Used center at Alta Equipment in Jacksonville, Florida is Volvo CE’s fourth location, following the opening of centers in Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Detroit in the last two years.

Equipment Incorporated adds three locations, expands service in the South

Its new dealerships in Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Theodore, Alabama; and Texarkana, Texas, are their latest additions.

Magni Telescopic Handlers adds regional sales managers

Magni Telescopic Handlers has also been actively adding dealers throughout 2020 and anticipates adding more in 2021.  

GAR Equipment purchased by Able Equipment Rental

Able Equipment Rental, Inc. of NY has purchased the equipment assets and service operations of GAR Equipment, Inc. (GAR), located in South Plainfield, New Jersey.

Dynapac and Modern Machinery partner in the Pacific Northwest

Modern Machinery offers the full line of Dynapac compaction and paving products in Montana, Idaho, Northern Wyoming, Washington and Oregon. 

ARA Announces Rental Hall of Fame inductees

Five industry veterans will become the newest inductees into the Rental Hall of Fame.

Kaeser expands U.S. headquarters

Kaeser Compressors, Inc. broke ground on a new 30,000 square-foot facility expansion on Nov. 23, 2020.

Husqvarna Group to acquire Blastrac 

Husqvarna Group’s Construction Division has signed an agreement to acquire Blastrac,
a leading provider of surface preparation technologies for the global construction and remediation industry.

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

October new business volume down 9 percent year-over-year, up 6 percent month-to-month, and down almost 6 percent year-to-date.

ARA wins ANSI A92 appeal

No need for Manual of Responsibility on every MEWP.

Get a better pulse on your rental business

Peer Executive Groups releases quarterly rental financial benchmark dashboards.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence ticks up in November

COVID-19 impact survey data reveal default expectations further improved, fewer deferrals.

JCB taking the Road to Zero

JCB recently unveiled new all-electric models that are a part of its Road to Zero emissions initiative.

Associated Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces 2020 inductees to AEM Hall of Fame

For 2020, AEM has selected three individuals to celebrate in its Hall of Fame: Art Moore, founder of Snorkel Lifts, and brothers Ray and Koop Ferwerda, inventors of the Gradall excavator.

Allen Engineering Corp. CEO and chairman passes 

J. Dewayne Allen, CEO and Chairman of Allen Engineering Corporation (AEC)), passed away from this life to the next on November 15, 2020.

Personnel news at Brokk

Jeff Keeling named Brokk North American sales and marketing manager.

Edric Funk tapped to lead Toro Sitework Systems business

Funk succeeds Pete Moeller in managing the daily strategic business operations.

Bad news, good news

American Rental Association (ARA) rental revenue forecast calls for modest growth in 2021, then accelerating in 2022 and beyond.

Trystar purchases Load Banks Direct

Trystar has announced the purchase of Load Banks Direct (LBD) of Covington, Kentucky, a leading manufacturer of high-capacity load banks used for full power load testing of emergency power systems.

Leading the charge

The all-electric Ford E-Transit powers the future of business with next-level software, services and capability.

Hard-wired add-on telematics unit

DPL Telematics launches the AssetCommand Max, a hardwired telematics unit that offers an industry-first feature set that combines remote disable, tilt/rollover sensing and internal backup battery capabilities.

Calculate value of energy flexibility in your operation

GridBeyond offers a free tool that calculates if demand response and energy optimization can save you money.

ANA, Inc. makes the move

ANA announces new office location in Cypress, California.

Propane fuel safety resource online

Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) adds web page that helps workers reduce harmful emissions, including carbon monoxide.

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

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

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 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. 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 and

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.