About Us

Heartland Construction Group, a division of Heartland Communications Group, Inc.

On April 14, 1966, the first four-page Contractors Hot Line “want-to-buy” newsletter was distributed by an Iowa contractor and his wife to industry professionals searching for an easier way to locate and sell equipment in the Midwest. Since its humble beginnings, the weekly print and digital magazine has expanded to encompass new and used equipment, parts and attachments, equipment auctions and industry services. This group also publishes the monthly Parts Connection, a monthly digest sized publication that is highly recognized and utilized by the industry as the directory for buying and selling new, used and refurbished parts for all types of construction equipment. Attachment Connection is an annual directory dedicated to attachments for construction equipment, providing buyers, sellers, and equipment owners with a base of knowledge on the use of attachments to increase the versatility of their machinery fleets and expand their service offerings. The Construction E-Update is published digitally each month and features thousands of pieces of current used construction inventory for sale. This web based edition also features current industry auction results, keeping buyers and sellers updated on current pricing in an easy to use format by type of equipment, manufacturer, model and year.

The Crane and Lift Group includes editorial-driven publications, Crane Hot Line and Lift and Access. Crane Hot Line offers its readers a broad mix of topics and information relating to the crane and rigging industries, including editorial insight on current issues, new product reviews, and interesting crane and rigging accomplishments. Lift and Access analyzes new technologies, discusses industry trends, and reviews unique applications. Our coverage goes beyond equipment introductions. It provides an in-depth look at the advanced engineering, components, and ancillary products that further enhance the products’ usage and safety. In addition to construction and equipment rental, Lift and Access extends its mission to the overhead utility market and fleet procurement managers respectively through its Telecom & Utility Construction and Components & Consumables supplements.

The Construction Guides Group, offers the annual Construction Equipment Guide, Crane Guide, Material Handling Guide and Transportation Dimension Guide, which are the authoritative resources for retail and auction prices, serial numbers and specifications from the leading equipment manufacturers.

Publications

Contractors Hot Line ® is today's non-stop source for the construction industry. Published every Friday, since 1966, it's the leading source for active buyers/sellers to those who keep informed on the industry. Contractors Hot Line covers it all from general road building equipment, utility, mining, demolition, trucks, trailers, cranes, forestry, parts, attachments, want to buys to upcoming construction auctions and related services.

Parts Connection is your resource connection to the construction, crane and truck parts community since 1993. This monthly digest size publication includes a service directory to easily identify sellers parts by type, manufacturer and location.

ATTACHMENT CONNECTION™ has been redesigned into a directory dedicated to attachments for construction equipment. The directory provides information for buyers, sellers, and equipment owners who require the use of attachments to increase the versatility of their machinery fleets and expand their service offerings. Editorial content focuses on a broad range of market sectors, including concrete, landscaping, lifting, utility, general and heavy construction, and more, to give readers the most comprehensive look at attachments and complementary accessories.

This Digital E-Update features thousands of pieces of current used construction inventory for sale. This web based monthly edition also features current industry auction results, keeping buyers and sellers updated on current pricing in an easy to use format by type of equipment, manufacturer, model and year.