Equipment Type

Buying File

Buoyed by Conexpo, OEMs have introduced a mix of new telehandler models and Tier 4-Final upgrades

Large backhoe loaders competently handle the basic tasks of digging, loading, and lifting—while an expanded selection of attachments and refined hydraulic systems add versatility

Overall design refinement assists in producing smooth mats and controlling costs

Manufacturers offer tips on when to choose them over crawler cranes and big telehandlers, what to consider before buying, and how to keep operating costs down

 

Surging sales and new engine choices give fleet managers greater flexibility

Cost of emissions technology and buyer concern for greater efficiency cause a “fluid”—but still strong—market for 2,200-pound-plus skid-steer loaders

OEMs note managers’ concerns on fuel consumption and operating costs while safeguarding productivity

SCR technology, power train tweaks, and telematics preview what’s to come at Conexpo and beyond

Concrete-pavement industry moves cautiously ahead as it waits for a new highway bill

Although this mature category may have lost some ground to skid steers and mini excavators, manufacturers are keeping backhoe loaders vital by making attachments easier to change and use

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