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Maintaining equipment in colder weather

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

Doosan Bobcat to increase manufacturing footprint

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

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry confidence up in November

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

Snorkel commences lithium-powered Speed Level model production

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

Perkins Engines Co. Ltd. announces leadership changes

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

Giant equipment auction November 19, 20

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

Rental tools go engine- and cord-free

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

Downward trend

Terex AWP shares Q3 2019 results.

Takeuchi takes another step in training

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

ASV names 2019 dealer award winners

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

Tools to help train for new ANSI MEWP standard

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

Alamo Group Inc. completes acquisition of Morbark, LLC

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

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

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

One Equity Partners completes carve-out of ORS NASCO

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

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry confidence eases again in October

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

Takeuchi expands dealer presence

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

The furious five components that help machine control systems click

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

Bobcat Company new authorized dealer

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

Expansion minded

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

Bobcat introduces authorized dealer in New York

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

Rough-terrain telehandlers

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

Sullair plans plant expansion

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

Iron Solutions launches of IronGuides construction equipment appraisal tool

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

Electric-powered compact excavator

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

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

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

Epiroc USA to open Northeast regional service center

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

A92 Minute: watch your weight

Genie experts share insights on MEWP weight control systems.

App for engine work

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

Genie introduces new models, accessories and connectivity

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

Next is Now at Bobcat

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

Doosan Portable Power adds Rish Equipment Company to distributor network

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

Updates to John Deere JDLink telematics

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

Ken McDougall appointed president at Skyjack

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

Remote-controlled mainstream  machines: The future is now

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

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

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

Doosan Infracore adds dealer, locations

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

Tiger Group offers used equipment sale September 19

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

Talbert hires dealer development manager

Talbert Manufacturing welcomes David Henderson as dealer development manager.

Yanmar completes acquisition of ASV Holdings

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

Dave Hubbell joins MEC

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

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

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

August employment statistics released

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

Hy-Brid Lifts appoints Mid-Atlantic territory manager

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

The why, how, and what of succession planning

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

Next-generation electric equipment introduced

LiuGong presents new energy and technology at Beijing trade show.

Top changes coming at Metabo HPT

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

Survey: Contractors expect to increase rental activity

ARA commissions Rental Customer Needs Study, announces findings.

Vacuworx hires regional sales manager for southeast U.S.

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

Skyjack unveils new website

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

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

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

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

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

Webinar on aerial equipment accessories August 19-23, 2019

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

Deutz names Shane Nugent business development manager

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

Cross Country Infrastructure Services acquires Five Star Equipment Rental

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

Used construction equipment: Afterlife

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

Genie supports OSHA’S Safe + Sound Week

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

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

Take advantage of the ARA rental customer needs survey

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

BLS reports unchanged unemployment rate

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

Terex AWP shares second quarter 2019 results

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

Point of Rental releases Expert and Elite v2019

Upgrade means improvements will be available to all users.

ASV Holdings, Inc. announces multiple-location dealer agreement

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

JCB network expands in Alaska with Equipment Source Inc. 

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

Doosan adds upstate New York dealer

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

John Deere announces registered apprenticeship program

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

Hy-Brid Lifts appoints national account manager

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

Celebrating storm recovery

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

PERC offers resource about propane equipment

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

John Deere Construction & Forestry builds new training facility

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

JLG launches new parts-ordering platform

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

Bureau of Labor Statistics releases June employment data

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

JCB announces North American Dealers of Excellence 

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

Integrated e-commerce helps sell equipment

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

Yanmar to acquire ASV Holdings

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

LED job site lighting saves 200 million kilowatt-hours

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

Bomag appoints vice-president of sales and marketing

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

Morbark appoints Showers

Jason Showers will be product manager of Tree Care Products.

Business Management -- Name your price

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

Business Management -- Name your price

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

Build Your Business -- Telematics-based fleet management

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

Service Tips -- Engine replacement options 

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

Rental Solutions -- Tracks add access

Crawler boom lift makes bridge rehab possible.

Product Focus: Portable compressors

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

Snorkel founder passes

Arthur Deshon Moore: 1924 – 2019

Product Focus: Skid Steer Loaders
and Attachments

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

Product Focus: Mini excavators

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

Product Focus: telehandlers

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

Rental Center feature: Dream Team

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

Industry Outlook: Mini excavators move up

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

Brightstar Capital Partners forms InfraServ US, LLC; begins acquisitions

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

Genie web site offers BIM tools

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

Point of Rental, EquipmentWatch announce integration

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

Genie names new sales executives in North America

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

Employment edges up in May; unemployment rate remains steady

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

Get your AWP/MEWP questions answered

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

Index sees construction Industry surging long with Economy 

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

Rouse Serices shares May 2019 Equipment Report

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

Takeuchi names technical trainer/content developer

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

MEWP supervisor training update

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

JCB announces winner of the Win a Teleskid sweepstakes 

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

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

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

Propane mowers create satisfied contractors

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

Brokk Inc. expands

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

Top tips for hosting VIP customers

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

Trump ends steel, aluminum tariffs

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

Taking our electric future on - and off - the road

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

NPK Construction Equipment purchases Genesis Attachments

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

Webinar on changes to MEWP standards

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

Point of Rental to move to new North American HQ location

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

Engaging youth to technology

Felling Trailers supports area schools’ robotics teams.

Insight into Li-ion power for construction equipment

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

Print ads most effective for all ages

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

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

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

ARA forecasts continued steady growth

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

Workplace electrical hazards disproportionately fatal, costly

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

Temporary power management alternative

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

Terex AWP shares first quarter 2019 results

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

Resources raise awareness of safe MEWP use

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

Equipment Watch April 2019 market report

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

Five ways new ANSI standards affect MEWP users

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

Epiroc USA appoints new general manager

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

Industry veteran joins MEC Aerial Work Platforms

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

Kohler shares its view on hybrid equipment power

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

Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence eases in April

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

JDLink price reduction

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

Case $25,000 Dire States equipment grant winner announced

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

Haulotte Americas appoints U.S. general manager

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

Volvo CE unveils electric compact models at bauma

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

Trade groups take on Trump tariff threats

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

Write a roadmap to customer satisfaction

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

Kinshofer acquires Hammer SRL

Breaker line completes Kinshofer product range.

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

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

Grow your rental business with propane forklifts

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

Western Global adds rental and equipment sales division

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

Training goes mobile

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

EquipmentWatch launches new web search experience

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

Next-generation construction simulators

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

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association releases February survey of economic activity

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

Will automation ever take off in construction?

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

February Producer Price Index posted

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

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

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

ANSI-compliant supervisor training

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

Auto pilots: What do customers want from automation?

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

Volvo CE appoints vice president uptime and customer support

Scott Young will be responsible for sales region Americas.

Automated self-checking introduced

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

Propane.com provides landscape/turf pros with tailored experience

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

Prepare for disasters

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

OSHA offers carbon monoxide poisoning prevention tips

OSHA urges employers to prevent worker exposure to carbon monoxide.

Terex AWP announces Q4 and full-year 2018 results

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

Next generation of Hy-Brid Lifts

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

Manitou North America features rental solutions at 2019 The ARA Show

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

Show Report/Genie - Terex AWP

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

Li-ion battery option now available

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

Komatsu America Corp. purchases forestry machine manufacturer TimberPro

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

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

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

Business analysis: Top three issues in the equipment industry

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

Product Focus: Pumps

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

Product Focus: Skid steer and compact track loaders

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

Product Focus: Brush cutting and stump processing

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

Rental Center: Remove the friction

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

Build your Business: 10 profit-building ideas

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

Business Management: Succession planning

Practical considerations when planning to sell your business

Service Tips: Tier 4-Final engine maintenance

Prevent wet stacking with proper sizing.

Rental Solutions: Pump alternatives

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

How to select a submersible pump for harsh conditions

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

ANSI-compliant MEWP supervisor training launched

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

Rouse Services shares used equipment sales statistics

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

Manitou Group posts 21 percent Q4 2018 revenue increase over 2017 

Q4 results makes 2018 another record year.

Volvo Construction Equipment sees sales up 27 percent in 2018

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

Job creation agreement expands

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

Dynapac maximizes  uptime with Syncron

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

How data can build your business

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

12-step program to effective inventory management

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

Construction outlook

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

New year, new website

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

Equipment Leasing and Finance industry confidence eases further in January

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

BIM library expands

All JLG equipment models are now available for download. 

Volvo CE goes electric on smaller machines

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

Genie Lift Pro training courses updated

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

Producer Price index drops in December

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

New features for catrentalstore.com and catused.com

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

Genie training courses updated to meet ANSI requirements

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

Bobcat warranty improves

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

JLG launches Crews Across America sweepstakes

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

American Rental Association’s new strategic plan

Two-day summit identifies future direction.

JLG Industries celebrates 50 years of innovation and leadership 

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

Morbark acquires Denis Cimaf Inc.

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

Best practices for renting out equipment

Equipment Trader shares ideas for improving or increasing equipment rentals.

Bomag and Komatsu America make distribution pact

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

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

2019 after-sales service predictions

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

Show Report: What's hot at The ARA Show

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

Service Tips: 10-point check to hydraulic system health

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

Product Focus: Computer software and services

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

Product Focus: Compact wheel loaders

Check out what's new in compact wheel loaders.

Industry outlook: compact wheel loaders

Alternative to compact track and skid-steer loaders

Positioned for GROWTH

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

Under new ownership

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

Season of giving

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

Paving school

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

Slight decrease in equipment leasing/finance confidence index

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

Doosan Infracore North America expands

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

Allmand Bros., inc. announces facility expansion

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

Custom Equipment celebrates production milestone

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

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

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

BIM-compatible product library 

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

The silver lining of lease accounting

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

AEM hails North American leaders on signing USMCA, urges implementation

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

 Point of Rental Software acquires RentalTrax

Third acquisition in three years expands European user base. 

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

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

Hybrid power source introduced

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

Hitachi Solutions America introduces Advanced Connect for Field Service 

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

Terex Utilities shares tips for proper tandem-vane pump installation

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

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

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

ARA announces volunteer recognition award recipients

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

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

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

Electric heavy construction equipment shows promise

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

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

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

2019 Rental Hall of Fame inductees announced

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

Genie expands its used equipment team

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

Vermeer Corporation announces acquisition of Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC

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

Skyjack helps veterans STEP back into the workforce

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

October 2018 produce price index rises

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

Equipment manufacturers want lawmakers to work together

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

Perkins opens regional logistics center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky

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

Custom Equipment appoints northeast territory manager

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

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