Heavy Machinery Reviews

Our heavy machinery reviews cover everything from front end loaders and tractors to backhoes and skid steers for heavy equipment operators. We also look at generators and concrete mixers. We use objective testing methods to let you know which models have the features and quality you need to get the job done. Some of our favorites include the Intimidator Truck Series UTV, the Kubota K008-3 Compact Excavator, and the CAT Skid Steer. Heavy Machinery Reviews with Testing Every time we perform heavy machinery reviews, we put these products to the test with as much objectivity as possible. That means testing power and performance as well as comparing features. When we take value into account, it always factors performance back ito the equation. That means the “cheapest” piece of heavy machinery isn’t necessarily the best value. Put it all together, and you get objective testing with subjective opinions from the professionals who use these tools every day.

dk2 elite energy line

DK2 Elite Energy Line

One of the great things about OPE journalism is watching companies grow. So often, a manufacturer’s backstory adds context to news about a product or series. For instance, DK2 has come a long way since it started as a small business run out of a basement. Three generations later, they’re still at it, and they […]

Honda EU7000iS inverter generator

Honda EU7000iS Inverter Generator

Honda is no stranger to generators, and Honda generators aren’t strangers to the OPE Reviews staff. That goes for the Honda EU7000iS inverter generator. This model has been a favorite of ours for quite some time. Indeed, it earned spots on both our Best Generator for Home Use and Best Portable Generator Reviews lists. Let’s […]

ryobi 2300 psi electric pressure washer

Ryobi 2300 PSI Electric Pressure Washer

While plenty of gas-powered equipment devotees are out in the field going strong, electric models are quickly building a fan base of their own. In fact, the overall performance and reliability of electric tools have, in recent years, given their petrol equivalents a run for their money. That’s true of nearly every type of outdoor […]

ryobi 18v jump starter

Ryobi 18V Jump Starter Joins the ONE+ Lineup

For landscaping Pros, farmers, and those with large properties, outdoor work isn’t just about trimmers, blowers, tractors, and mowers. How about the automobiles you rely on, such as pick-ups and SUVs? That’s where the 1600 Peak Amp Ryobi 18V Jump Starter (P7101A) comes into play. Ryobi 18V Jump Starter Performance To jump start our tour […]

Ryobi Whisper Series Pressure Washer

Ryobi Whisper Series Pressure Washer

We’ve said it time after time. Battery power has come a long one, and it’s catching up to gas in popularity and performance. Let us count the ways: namely, gas is expensive, and it makes you stink. In any case, we were excited to hear about a pressure washer that’s utilizing lithium-ion technology–the Ryobi Whisper […]

Honda 3000-Watt Inverter Generator

Honda EU3000iS Generator

Honda gives you inverter technology with a whisper Many OPE enthusiasts and professionals have a soft spot for Honda; and with good reason. From their pressure washers to their cars, their products are reliable, powerful, and quiet. The last quality is particularly noteworthy for the Honda EU3000iS Generator. In fact, this model made our Best […]

Craftsman CRX 3000 psi Pressure Washer

Craftsman CRX 3000 psi Pressure Washer

Now that most of the country is slowly but surely making its way out of the pollen season, it’s time to get the pressure washers fired up. Decking, siding, windows, and pavers all need a good rinse, and there are plenty of brands to choose from if you’re in need of a tool to get […]

Greenworks Mobile Power Station

The Greenworks Mobile Power Station

Go to Work with Power in Tow Using the Greenworks OptimusMC Trailer The fact that today’s lawn service and landscaping companies can go full-on battery power is amazing. In fact, many practitioners and industry journalists didn’t think that day would come, but lo and behold, it has. Nevertheless, this evolutionary feat is not without its […]