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Kubota Mini Excavator Comparison: KX033-4 vs. KX040-3 Mini Excavators

September 8, 2023

On the search for a mini excavator for your next job? In this article, we’re going to compare machines from our Kubota mini excavator lineup: the KX033-4 and the KX040-4. These excavators are known for their performance, efficiency, and versatility.  Let’s delve deeper into the similarities and differences between these two mini excavators to help […]


Kubota Commercial Mower Comparison: SZ26-52-2 Stand-On Mower vs. Z751KWI Zero Turn Mower

Are you contemplating your next mower purchase? We’ll compare two Kubota mowers – the SZ26-52-2 stand-on mower and the Z751KWI Zero Turn Mower to see which one is best for you! Both these mowers are designed to efficiently work on various lawn sizes, promising power and precision. Let’s get into it below. The Similarities Before […]


5 Tips for Buying a Used Mini Excavator

September 7, 2023

Excavators are indispensable tools in the realms of construction and landscaping. However, the idea of purchasing a used excavator can often be intimidating. To ensure that you’re not only getting value for your money but also a reliable machine, here are five things every buyer should scrutinize. Undercarriage Inspection The undercarriage is a significant contributor […]


Douglas Lake Equipment and Avenue Machinery have merged!

August 9, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Avenue Machinery Corp. (AMC) and Douglas Lake Equipment (DLE) have completed a merger agreement effective August 1, 2022. Both AMC and DLE have built strong reputations in supporting farmers, contractors, homeowners, and other customers throughout British Columbia and Alberta for many years. For our current and future customers, this […]


Welcome Claus Toerper to the DLE Family

March 31, 2022

As the After Market / Precision Land Management Specialist for the Peace Region, Claus will be responsible for helping clients update, calibrate, configure and take full advantage of their PLM machinery and tools.  Optimizing your PLM settings allows you to fully take advantage of advanced systems and maximize the yield of your crop. With over […]


And the Winners of the DLE’s 2021 Calendar Photo Contest are…

November 22, 2021

In October 2021, we ran our inaugural DLE Calendar Photo contest. We hoped that our great customers would send us some pictures and, WOW, did you guys not disappoint! We were stunned by the number of great photos that all of you have of our equipment and it was genuinely difficult to pick our winners. […]


Kobelco SK140SRLC-7 Review

February 25, 2021

The new ‘7’ series Kobelco SK140SRLCs are here and do they ever live up to the hype!  Building upon the outgoing ‘5’ series, the 7 Series features a new design that offers increased power, speed, and safety along with easier controls, and enhanced comfort.  Anyone in the market for a 14 ton excavator needs to […]


Kubota BX23s Review – How it compares to the BX25D

February 11, 2021

Summary Increased utility – Skid Steer Type coupler to allow for additional implements Fast-changing of implements – Compatible with LA340s SwiftTach Loader and BT603 Swift Connect Backhoe  Improved operator comfort – Backlit lighting and enhanced ergonomics improves comfort and usability  Easier maintenance accessibility – One-piece hood opens fully to quickly gain access to the engine […]


Kubota X Series RTVs vs Kubota’s Standard RTVs

August 11, 2020

Kubota has always made some great quality RTVs that are reliable and last a long time.  However, it’s been a few years since the new X Series RTVs have come out and there are many advantages to the newer “X” series generation that should make older Kubota RTV owners take a second look. Let’s check […]


Special message about COVID-19

March 24, 2020

Douglas Lake Equipment is still open and ready to serve our customers. It’s a trying time in our industry, our communities and around the world. That being said, Douglas Lake Equipment is committed to remaining open to ensuring that we do our best to help our customers with the services they need and in a […]