Compact Equipment

JAN 2019

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 JANUARY 2019 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. ONE-YEAR 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 18 • NUMBER 1 JANUARY 2019 EDITION 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: This January issue is loaded with articles on skid steers and track loaders. From attachments and buying advice to new technologies and models, we've got you covered. F E AT U R E S THE CHOICE IS YOURS There's a Skid Steer or Track Loader for Almost Every Operator S H O W C A S E D E PA RT M E N T S 28 6 Publisher's Message 8 News 18 Attachment Central: Automation and Monitor- ing Technologies 54 Talking Shop: Engine Diagnostics 101 58 By the Numbers 22 T he Choice Is Yours By Keith Gribbins There is a specific skid steer and track loader for almost every operator. 28 High-Tech Loaders By Giles Lambertson Tracking the latest advancements in skid steers and track loaders. 32 Tools of Destruction By Giles Lambertson How breaker attachments hit hard and still last a long time. 36 The Most Popular Track Loaders on the Market Compiled by CE Staff Manufacturers share their hottest tracked tool carriers and why they're so popular. 40 Simple Solutions By Keith Gribbins Diesel makers decipher complex problems for customers with innovative service options. 44 It's Trenching Time By Pam Kleineke Here's how to find the right trencher attachment for your skid steer or compact track loader. 48 Find These Products at World of Concrete Compiled by CE Staff The biggest construction show in America in 2019 runs Jan. 21 to 25 in Las Vegas.

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