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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62 Compact Equipment OCTOBER 2018 That's the number of U.S. construction industry jobs added in August (the latest numbers), an increase from the 18,000 net new jobs added in July, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data sup- plied by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry has added 297,000 net new jobs since August 2017, a 4.3 percent increase. Nonresidential construction employ- ment increased by 9,600 net jobs in August, although the heavy and civil engineering category lost 200 net jobs for the month. While the economy added an impressive 201,000 net new jobs in August, the real story is wage growth. Average hourly wages are now at their highest level since June 2009. For more info, visit abc.org. That's how much money Meyer Products is willing to give back to plow buyers in its Cold Ca$h 2018 Rebate Pro- gram. Customers who purchase select Meyer plows from authorized dealers between September 15 and November 15 could be looking at some cold hard cash. The program includes the new Meyer WingMan and Drive Pro ($300 re- bate), Lot Pro and Diamond Edge ($400), Super-V/V2 and Road Pro plows ($500). As an added bonus, customers in the United States who sign up for the Synchrony Financial Card and qualify will receive as little as 0 percent financing for 36 months. A rebate form, a bill of sale copy and war- ranty registration must be postmarked no later than No- vember 30. To download a rebate form, and for additional information and rules, visit meyerproducts.com/coldcash. That's the amount of splitting force for the new Wood- Mizer FS150 dual action log splitter. The FS150 log splitter expands the Wood-Mizer firewood processing equipment range that includes gas powered and skid steer commer- cial log splitter models ranging from $6,995 to $13,995. Starting at $2,595, the FS150 combines a 7-hp Kohler gas engine with 20 tons of splitting force to split hardwood and softwood logs up to 24 in. long. The log table height is 30 in. from the ground to provide a comfortable working height for the operator, and the convenient operator pan- el features intuitive left/right controls for the log-splitting wedge. Once a log is loaded for splitting, the 8 1/2-in. high carbon steel wedge splits wood in both left and right di- rections for increased speed and efficiency. For more info, visit woodmizer.com/us/. e s 23,000 20 500

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