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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8 Compact Equipment NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 O ur special November/December issue of Compact Equipment is full of holiday gift ideas. Almost any equipment owner or operator will find something they want in our two big stories (pages 22 and 42) that detail the most innovative machines released in 2018. To complement that gift guide, here are five construction-focused gifts for kids that you could probably just buy for yourself. P U B L I S H E R ' S M E S S A G E In the Spirit of Keeping Five Construction-Focused Kid Gifts that I'm Buying for Myself PUBLISHER Robert Krzys EDITORIAL Associate Publisher Keith Gribbins Managing Editor Pam Kleineke Contributing Staff Editor Chris Crowell SALES+MARKETING Director of Marketing Kelly Dadich Advertising Sales Manager Ryan Sneltzer Account Manager Todd Miller Event Sales Manager Brittany Cline PRODUCTION+FULFILLMENT Production Manager Chris Slogar Graphic Artist Sarah Haughawout Director of Web/Audience Development Mark Gorman Audience Development/Sustainability Coordinator Cayla Poteete REPRINTS Wright's Media 877.652.5295 • Fax: 281.419.5712 Chief Executive Officer Bernard P. Krzys President Robert Krzys Controller Marianne Saykes 10050 Brecksville Rd. Brecksville, OH 44141 USA 330.467.7588 • Fax: 330.468.2289 E-mail: Hands Off My Autonomous Construction Loader In the not-too-distant future, Volvo Construction Equipment will be building autonomous equipment. Until then, I'll have to make due with the ZEUX. It's a LEGO Technic set of an autonomous wheel loader that has a scout drone and a camera boom called the Eye. Please don't touch mine. Get your own at Let's Be Honest: I Can't Build this Meccano Excavator I would definitely embarrass myself trying to construct this John Deere 380G excavator from Meccano. The challenging design incorporates three working hydraulic cylinders and pistons and an arm with articulation that shows the power of pressurized fluid. Feel no shame using YouTube. Visit Shoot These Kubota RTVs at Coworkers Kubota sells these fun RTV-X1120D and RTV-1140CPX utility vehicle toys that actually shoot forward via a pull-back-and-let- go, reverse-wind spring motor. We got a bunch in the office, and the editors keep sending torpedo RTVs at each other. Kids will probably like'em too. Visit Don't Even Open this Cat Dozer and Trailer Toy Bruder makes toys that I would never let my kid play with. Because that toy is now mine. Example: Its Man TGA Loader Truck Cat Bulldozer comes with both a beautiful Cat bulldozer toy and a trailer with fifth-wheel coupling. I might not even take it out of the box. It devalues it! Visit I Highly Suggest You Get This Cool Kids Construction Magazine Benjamin Media, CE's publishing house, actually publishes a magazine for kids four to 10 years of age focused on the con- struction industry. It's called Jobsite Juniors, and it is packed full of education, games, stories and loads of cool pictures. I enjoy reading every issue. Visit Keith Gribbins Associate Publisher

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