2015

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Every month, nearly 1,000 pieces of commercial equipment are reported stolen to the National Crime Information Center. Though not every theft can be prevented, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of losing valuable assets. Worksite and equipment security Some worksite variables may be out of your control, but installing simple perimeter […]


Understanding High-Flow Hydraulic Systems Skid steer owners rarely use only the equipment’s bucket. Most use some of the many attachments available – from augers to planers – to maximize the use of the equipment and increase productivity. When using attachments, it’s important to understand auxiliary hydraulic systems, which provide the hydraulic flow that drives the […]



What to consider when choosing the right skid steer for your business First built in 1957, skid steers today are known—and valued—for their agility, maneuverability and versatility. Contractors are increasingly adding them to businesses large and small with the goal of increased productivity. “The biggest thing is your time on the job,” says Matt Hammersmith, […]


Adding hardscape services to your landscape business can mean big dividends if done the right way All it takes is a quick scan of the magazine racks, cable TV channels and Pinterest boards to understand the depth of property owners’ love of hardscape. From the simple — retaining walls and pavers — to the extravagant […]


Vail Products introduces adaptable auger solutions Digging holes for pilings and piers is one of the most daunting aspects of building projects like adding a deck or installing a fence. A land auger attachment can make short work of an otherwise overwhelming task. The tool offers powerful construction and landscaping applications that help contractors successfully […]


When ranchers wage war on mesquite in West Texas, the Vail X Series Grubber fronts the attack While the mesquite tree may be an iconic symbol of the U.S. Southwest, it’s also symbolic of the environmental havoc wreaked by invasive species. The ubiquitous mesquite tree grows — and flourishes — on more than 50 million […]


Here are some of the top construction development and design-related apps you can use on a phone or tablet, all created to make your job easier.  Aconex Mobile — capture photos, videos and audio on site; access and manage current project documents; review images and drawings; and view and edit project information offline so you […]


Land specialist uses attachments to reclaim forgotten property Whitetail Properties land specialist Tondo Waldron of Leawood, Kansas, has created a niche for himself by transforming neglected and overgrown farm, ranch and hunting land to increase its value and maximize its use. “It’s like when an artist looks at a piece of marble and sees a […]

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