Four Reasons to Buy Used Heavy Construction Equipment Rather Than New
11 September 2015
If you're in the market for a new piece of heavy equipment, maybe a front loader or a back hoe, you may be wondering whether you should invest in a shiny, new model or buy a piece of equipment that's been previously used by another company. While both options have their advantages, there are some distinct benefits to choosing used over new.
1. Less capital outlay. The best advantage to buying used equipment rather than new is that the price tag is considerably less.
Navigating Equipment Insurance: Does Your Contractor's Policy Cover Rentals?
4 September 2015
Contractors often rent specialized pieces of construction equipment or tools that they don't need often enough to own. But it can be confusing -- even for contractors who rent on a regular basis -- to understand what kind of insurance coverage they may need.
Typically, homeowners who rent equipment are required to pay an additional fee on top of the rental cost for insurance. This covers any damage to the machine or tool, so that the rental company doesn't have to wait for homeowner's insurance to kick in.
Crane Rental And Operation: 4 Tips To Ensure Your Work Site Is Safe
20 July 2015
Cranes are an integral component to the construction industry. Unfortunately, they also cause a large number of injuries and deaths. In fact, according to the CDC, roughly 25 to 33 percent of fatal injuries that occurred in the construction and maintenance industry in 1993 involved cranes. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial that safety be a top concern by corporations and on-site managers at construction sites. Here are four tips to reduce the guesswork and increase job-site safety when cranes are in use:
Metal Or Synthetic? Choosing The Right Industrial Overhead Crane Hoist Slings
26 May 2015
If your company needs to purchase new industrial overhead crane hoist slings for an upcoming large building project, then it is important for you to decide if metal or synthetic fiber slings will work the best for your project. Choosing the right sling will make your projects cheaper, easier, and safer for your crew.
Here is some information on each of the six overhead crane hoist sling options that you have to choose from: