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NYC concrete contractor Ferrara Bros. moves to mixer fleet powered by natural gas

NYC concrete contractor Ferrara Bros. moves to mixer...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 06, 2013

Ferrara Bros., a construction company from Flushing, New York has taken delivery of 15 concrete mixers equipped to run on ...

74 tips for reducing equipment costs (11-20)

74 tips for reducing equipment costs (11-20)

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 05, 2013

In my first post covering equipment cost-cutting tips 1-10, I addressed several equipment cost cutting basics, including the impact of ...

74 tips for reducing equipment costs (1-10)

74 tips for reducing equipment costs (1-10)

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 31, 2013

One thing I learned long ago was the bottom-line impact of reducing costs.  I don’t mean cutting costs—I mean reducing ...

Why most contractors don’t use telematics and how AEMP and AEM are trying to change that

Why most contractors don’t use telematics and how...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 25, 2013

One of the biggest and most confounding challenges in the heavy equipment industry is how to get more construction companies ...

ARA forecasts U.S. equipment rental to generate $33.6 billion this year

ARA forecasts U.S. equipment rental to generate $33.6...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 22, 2013

The American Rental Association expects the U.S. equipment rental industry to generate $33.6 billion in revenue this year, an increase ...

Save money, boost uptime, be a hero with smart tire management

Save money, boost uptime, be a hero with smart tire...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 01, 2013

  There are two truths every contractor or fleet manager should know about tires. 1. Tires are expensive. After fuel and wages, ...

Rent, buy or lease? The crucial answer to your next equipment purchase

Rent, buy or lease? The crucial answer to your next...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on May 01, 2013

Ready for a new dozer, excavator, forklift or other piece of heavy equipment? Construction activity has started to pick up but ...

Technician shortage, telematics, fleet value highlighted in key notes from AEMP annual meeting

Technician shortage, telematics, fleet value...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 27, 2013

Whenever I go to a big conference and hit it hard from sunup to late in the evening, I take ...

The 250,000 John Deere backhoe is the 310SK pictured. It was presented to NPL Construction who primarily buys its equipment from Deere.

NPL Construction: How one of the top private...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Mar 20, 2013

Licensed in 37 states, energy distribution contractor NPL Construction says it takes a strategic sourcing approach to the equipment suppliers ...

Nissan enters compact van market with launch of budget-friendly NV200 at Work Truck Show

Nissan enters compact van market with launch of...

Posted by Jack Roberts on Mar 07, 2013

It's hard to believe that just five years ago, Nissan, a global player in commercial vehicle markets had a net ...

Mercedes-Benz positioning Sprinter commercial vans as “high-profile” fleet support vehicles

Mercedes-Benz positioning Sprinter commercial vans as...

Posted by Jack Roberts on Mar 07, 2013

What's up with Sprinter? A lot, as it happens. Following the dissolution of the Daimler-Chrysler merger in 2008, Sprinter has flown under the ...

Understanding hydraulic fluid

Understanding hydraulic fluid

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 01, 2013

Engine lubricating oils get a lot of attention in heavy equipment maintenance schedules and for good reason. They must be ...

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Here are the most recent tips we've posted:

Hauling headaches: Know your load limits when trailering equipment

One-man machines: The operator should be the only person on a wheel loader

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