TAG: Caterpillar

Experts’ Tips: Skid-steer reliability

November 14, 2019By
Skid-steer (Photo: New Holland Construction)

Experts from skid-steer manufacturers offer some additional advice on how to get the best performance and longest life out of loader tires and tracks. read more

New hydraulic mini excavator highlighted by Caterpillar

October 28, 2019By

Caterpillar enters the 6-ton class market with the new Cat 306 CR mini hydraulic excavator. It comes equipped with standard features like stick steer and new LCD monitor. The new mini excavator features heavy-duty main structures, a fuel-efficient engine, load-sensing hydraulics, spacious cab and exclusive Cat Stick Steer system. It shares a similar controls layout and common components with the full... read more

Saluda Hill Landscapes: Efficient and proficient

October 13, 2019By
Saluda Hill’s equipment is ready to go every morning so crews can get started quickly. (Photo: Sean Rayford)

Whether it’s at the shop, in the office, on the road or at the job site, Saluda Hill Landscapes in Lexington, S.C., leaves nothing to chance, especially when it comes to streamlining operations. “Efficiency is the difference between making a profit and not making a profit,” says Wendell Furtick, president and CEO of Saluda Hill Landscapes, which provides 60 percent... read more

Hardscape Solutions: Creating a stellar sportsplex

October 2, 2019By
Sportsplex tennis courts (Photo: Brian Koribanick)

The photos and story behind Landscape Techniques tackled a project involving a sportsplex in their clients' neighbors' old property. read more

Caterpillar rolls out new skid-steer loader, compact track loader models

August 23, 2019By

Caterpillar unveiled 16 new Cat D3 Series skid-steer loader (SSL) and compact track loader (CTL) models. These new machines advance the D and D2 Series’ reputation for quality, comfort and performance and deliver improvements in operator experience and track loader stability, according to the company. Entering and exiting the new D3 Series loaders equipped with an enclosed cab is now... read more

How to use compact, mini excavators to get the job done

August 2, 2019By
Photo: JCB North America

Mini but mighty: Landscape contractors are making use of compact and mini excavators in a variety of new applications read more