Compact Equipment

NOV-DEC 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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I N N OV A T I V E IRON AWARDS 2 0 1 8 The Most Impressive Equipment and Technology Released in the Compact Category in 2018 M ost brands already make amazing machines. In fact, there's so much parity of quality in the American off- highway equipment marketplace that differentiators are often hard to find in machine categories. That's what makes our Innova- tive Iron Award winners so special. In the last 12 months, these manufacturers have changed the marketplace and even broken the mold in highly competitive markets that are already filled with excellence. Global manufacturers from Kubota and Caterpillar to JLG and JCB have released products — machines, engines, OEM tech and even apps — that have set new standards for power, versatility, ef- ficiency and design. Our editors have traveled across the country to meet these manufacturers, operate their new products and give detailed reports both in print and on- line ( compactequip.com). With this article, we do a final salute to those companies that have changed the equip- ment market over the last year with their unique, interest- ing and innovative products. Keith Gribbins is associate publisher of Compact Equipment.

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