TAG: Caterpillar

Road trip roundup

March 22, 2019By and
Photo: Clara Richter

The LM staff hit the road in February, covering events in Phoenix, Washington, D.C., and more. The first stop was the Aspire User Conference, held in Phoenix, Feb. 6-8. The inaugural event aimed to help Aspire clients better use the software and technology to run their businesses more efficiently. It did this through presentations from industry experts and group activities.... read more

Experts’ Tips: Avoid these track loader mistakes

March 22, 2019By

CHALLENGE: What are some ways to avoid mistakes when using track loaders? ASV Buck Storlie Product line manager DO use three-point turns instead of counter-rotations whenever it’s possible. DO perform regular maintenance on the machine and clean the undercarriage of mud and debris. DO pay attention to track tensioning, which should match what’s in the equipment manual. DO stay aware... read more

Hardscape Solutions: A lakeside kitchen escape

March 22, 2019By
Outdoor kitchen (Photo: Will Pancake)

Location: Warsaw, Ind. Company: The Cornerstone Landscape Group This lakeside residence may have a simple layout — that’s because it was designed to be a fun, easy-to-maintain and usable space. The client wanted a solution that would complement an existing upper deck and add a complete, high-quality outdoor kitchen. The space was built on the lower level of the backyard.... read more

Experts’ Tips: Skid-steer loaders

February 20, 2019By

Experts share their suggestions for skid-steer loader efficiency. read more

Hardscape Solutions: Functionality with a twist

February 8, 2019By
Photo: Dan DeGrush, Lifescape Colorado

This project’s compact courtyard area between the main house and guest house created challenging space restrictions. read more

Caterpillar expands mini excavator lineup with six new models

October 18, 2018By

Caterpillar expanded its Next Generation mini hydraulic excavator portfolio with the addition of six new models in the 7- to 10-ton category. The lineup’s new models include the following: 307.5, a standard tail swing model with a fixed boom; 308 CR, a compact radius model with a swing boom; 308 CR VAB, featuring a variable angle (two-piece) swing boom; 309... read more