Compact Equipment

OCT 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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4 Compact Equipment OCTOBER 2018 24 Blade Runner By Giles Lambertson Skid steers and track loaders push ever cooler snow-removal attachments. 28 Pass the Salt By Pam Kleineke Pair a salt spreader with a UTV and keep working in the winter. 32 Tracks in the Snow By Keith Gribbins Properly equipped, compact track loaders can excel at winter work. 36 Snow Attachments Showcase Compiled by CE Staff Keep your equipment working in the winter with these attachments. 40 What's New? By Pam Kleineke We catch up with manufacturers on the lat- est models in the compact tractor market. 44 Just Want a Basic Starter Tractor? By Giles Lambertson We survey major manufacturers to find the most economized models. 50 Branching Out Compiled by CE Staff The nation's biggest green industry show gets bigger and more diverse. COMPACT EQUIPMENT (ISSN 1552-1281) publishes 10 issues per year by Benjamin Media, Inc. 10050 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH 44141. Copyright 2018, Benjamin Media, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted by any means without written permission from the publisher. ONEŒYEAR SUBSCRIPTION RATES: complimentary for qualified readers in the United States and Canada. Single copy rate: $10.00. Subscriptions and classified advertising should be addressed to the Brecksville office. Periodicals postage paid at Cleveland, OH and additional mailing office. POSTMASTER: send address changes to COMPACT EQUIPMENT 10050 BRECKSVILLE ROAD, BRECKSVILLE, OH 44141 CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTIONS: Canada Post Agreement Number 40830553. Send change of address information and blocks of undeliverable copies to: KML Logistics Group Inc., 118 Herald Ave., Oakville, ON L6K 1S2 Canada C O N T E N T S VOLUME 17 • NUMBER 9 OCTOBER 2018 COMPACTEQUIP.COM TM PROMOTING THE USE OF COMPACT EQUIPMENT BY THE OWNER/ OPERATOR AND BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL IN THE COMMERCIAL, PRIVATE AND RENTAL MARKETS. ON THE COVER: The ASV RT-75 track loader paired with a snow bucket makes the perfect snow removal machine. Learn more about track loaders in the snow on page 32. F E AT U R E S WINTER WORK Tis the Season to Prepare Your Tool Carriers for Snow and Ice I N S I D E GIE+EXPO S H O W C A S E D E PA RT M E N T S 32 6 Publisher's Message 8 News 16 Your Business: Ten Ways to Keep Employees Happy 20 Attachment Central: Pallet Forks 56 Power of Hand Tools: Utility Locator Maintenance 58 Talking Shop: Track Loader Maintenance 62 By the Numbers

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