Benefits of Rubber-Tracked Carriers

Benefits of Rubber-Tracked Carriers

Standard wheeled and steel track carriers have traditionally been the most popular solution for material transport applications, but the construction equipment industry is finding failing productivity and other problems when heavy equipment gets stuck in wet conditions. This can lead to project cost overruns. Mike Crimaldi, Chief Executive Officer of Terramac, says, “Crawler carriers are designed for the kind of terrain that wheeled trucks and other vehicles cannot handle due to ground conditions, grade or working angles.”

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Heavy Equipment Brand Facts

Heavy Equipment Brand Facts

How much do you know about your equipment? You may use a machine every day, but do you know the history behind the machine and how it was made?

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Tips For Preventing Heavy Equipment Theft

Tips For Preventing Heavy Equipment Theft

The number of heavy equipment thefts continues to grow in the United States. According to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC), more than 12,000 pieces of heavy equipment were reported stolen in 2017. The states that have the most reported equipment theft are North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Georgia, and California. If you own heavy equipment, there are multiple steps you can take to reduce equipment theft and vandalism from your property or jobsite.

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Choosing The Right Lift For Your Project

Choosing The Right Lift For Your Project

There are a number of options when it comes to low-level access equipment for construction work on aerial platforms. Construction workers, supervisors, facility managers, and residential owners alike face this purchasing decision when commencing a large-scale project. From portable lifts that extend a few feet, to larger machines that can reach 60 feet in the air, asking simple questions about the work that needs to be done can help you to determine the best machine for your particular task at hand.

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Heavy Equipment Construction Safety Tips (Part 2)

Heavy Equipment Construction Safety Tips (Part 2)

June is national safety month! This year, make sure that you are taking the proper precautions to stay safe on the jobsite using these heavy equipment construction safety tips. There are several risk factors and dangers that you should be aware of. Follow the rest of these safety tips when working with heavy equipment on a jobsite to ensure a productive and accident-free work environment.

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Heavy Equipment Construction Safety Tips (Part 1)

Heavy Equipment Construction Safety Tips (Part 1)

Next month is national safety month! This June, make sure that you are taking the proper precautions to stay safe on the jobsite using these heavy equipment construction safety tips. If you use heavy equipment on a construction project, there are several risk factors and dangers that you should be aware of. Using equipment in an incorrect way can cause accidents, such as getting caught in between and inside of equipment, as well as rollovers that can seriously injure workers. Follow these safety tips when working with heavy equipment on a jobsite to ensure a productive and accident-free zone.

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Reasons To Consider Construction Equipment Financing

Reasons To Consider Construction Equipment Financing

If you’re in the market for construction equipment for your business or personal use, there is a lot to consider before purchasing anything at a heavy equipment auction. The construction industry is filled with equipment-intensive settings that require a variety of different equipment types from heavy grade machines to attachments. As a bidder seeking to acquire a particular item, it is important to consider all construction equipment financing options that are available to you.

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The History of Alex Lyon & Son Sales Managers and Auctioneers, Inc.

The History of Alex Lyon & Son Sales Managers and Auctioneers, Inc.

In 1950, an enthusiastic entrepreneur named Alex Lyon purchased a farm in Bridgeport, New York that he would later name “Alex Lyon Livestock Company.” Primarily, this company handled private treaty negotiations of cattle and farm machinery with the occasional public auction. Within a few years, the business became one of the largest in New York State. Its reputation for quality and respectability grew along with its sales volume. Lyon became a trusted company known for treating customers fairly.

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Ask These 3 Questions To Ensure A Buyer Isn’t Wasting Your Time

Ask These 3 Questions To Ensure A Buyer Isn’t Wasting Your Time

At an auction, wasting the salesperson’s time may not be the first thing on your mind, but it can be very easy to unknowingly do it at an auction. So the question becomes, how can you reduce the amount of time being wasted at an auction? At a heavy equipment auction, the buyer is not the only person who has to make a decision. The seller also has to decide where they want to focus their energy because each potential buyer has something different to offer. To ensure that a buyer is worth your time, ask these 5 questions:

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How To Bid At A Construction Equipment Auction

How To Bid At A Construction Equipment Auction

Bidding at a construction equipment auction may seem easy, but there are many factors that come into play when there is used heavy equipment for sale. A bid usually placed with an easy gesture like a nod, the wave of your hand or through a proxy. Before you head to an Alex Lyon & Son auction, consider some of the following tips and tricks to know about the bidding process.

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