Construction jobs are growing, and one can tell merely by the number of new excavators and concrete tools on the market. People need to dig, move and cut material in all forms, and quickly. The general trend for all equipment is bigger and taller, with alternatives for power. Hybrid power in particular is becoming more common as manufacturers are finding ways to incorporate this alternative without compromising performance. Tier 4, now part of the law of the land, is still specified, but more often assumed as the legislation went into effect Jan. 1, 2015. Lifts are in full force now, and the higher, the better. From scissors and forks to telescopic or articulating, lifts are becoming de rigeur for many rental markets. Key words in the lift world are self-leveling, reach and height, and then the question becomes, what’s the power source? Hybrid machines are in high demand, giving the end user options and choices to offer to the client. Excavators are a symbol of the increasing work in mining and the oil industry, as are breakers, hammers and compact track loaders. As larger equipment takes hold, another element being seen across Construction/Industrial is telematics, not only to ...