Check Out These Specs

Rod Sutton, Editor in Chief, ASBPE Regional Award Winner | September 28, 2010

Rod Sutton, Editor in Chief, ASBPE Regional Award Winner
Rod Sutton, Editor in Chief, ASBPE Regional Award Winner

Steve Case brought the Internet into our homes with America Online, but his recent departure has some questioning just how indispensable that technology is. Would the loss of e-mail, instant stock-market reports, and online shopping stop the country? No. But the Internet does work as a research tool, a seemingly unlimited storage space for all kinds of information that would fill shelves if printed.

That's the way we've always looked at, and we've just made the site more valuable as a tool for equipment managers. Through a partnership with Spec Check USA, we have upgraded our online Specification Guide to provide more complete, more up-to-date heavy-equipment specifications in a format that will enable managers to not only access specs for more than 55 machine categories, but also compare specs within those categories.

The beauty of Spec Check is its monthly updates. As new models appear, Spec Check obtains the specifications and adds them to its database. Each month, our online Specifications Guide is refreshed with this database, and that provides fleet managers even greater opportunity to research the machinery that will meet their company's equipment needs.

Construction Equipment launched the industry's first Spec Guide in the mid-'80s, and we've been compiling and updating that database ever since. We were first to move a specifications database online as the Internet proved its power for putting such data at the fingertip. Now, with this improvement, makes available six attributes for each machine type in the Spec Check database. For many managers, that's enough to run detailed comparisons among numerous brands.

Yet there will be instances where more detail is required. users can access all the specifications on each machine category by clicking through to the Spec Check website, where for a nominal fee they can find all the specs in the larger database.

This partnership signals just another way that we are committed to being the premier provider of information to our readers. Point your browser at, evaluate our Spec Guide, and test our newest tool for fleet managers.

Author Information
Rod Sutton, Editor in Chief, ASBPE Regional Award Winner, 630-288-8130