Best equipment for summer jobs

Best equipment for summer jobs

While there can be some overlap in the types of large construction equipment used in construction, landscaping and farming, there are some specific machines that are particularly well-suited for each industry. Here's a breakdown of the best heavy equipment for each!


Excavators, bulldozers, cranes, skid steer loaders and concrete mixes are most commonly used in the construction industry. When working on summer construction jobs, you may find these types of machines are the most useful.


These types of machines are essential in construction for tasks such as digging trenches, excavating foundations and moving heavy materials.


Dozers excel in construction projects that involve earthmoving, land clearing and leveling terrain.


Cranes are indispensable for lifting and moving heavy objects on construction sites, particularly for tasks like erecting structures, placing steel beams and lifting materials to heights.

Skid steer loaders

Skid steers are versatile machines used in construction for tasks like grading, demolition and transporting materials in tight spaces.

Concrete mixers

Construction work often requires the mixing and pouring of concrete, so concrete mixers and pumps are crucial for efficient concrete placement.


Skid steer loaders, lawn mowers, wood chippers, trenchers and shears are used by most landscaping companies and are tailored for outdoor aesthetics. As your summer projects pick up, consider these machines to get your jobs done efficiently and on time.

Skid steer loaders

Skid steer loaders are commonly used in landscaping for tasks like grading, leveling and transporting materials such as mulch or gravel.

Wood chippers

If your project involves tree removal or pruning, wood chippers can quickly process branches and create wood chips for mulch or disposal.


Landscaping companies use trenchers to create trenches for irrigation systems, drainage or utility lines.

Hedge trimmer and pruning shears

These handheld tools are indispensable for maintaining and shaping hedges, shrubs and trees in landscaping projects.


Many farmers are constantly using tractors, harvesters, sprayers, drills and balers on the farm. Whether you’re growing fresh produce or are in another agricultural business, consider these machines to streamline your processes.


Tractors are the backbone of farming, and they are used for a wide range of tasks such as plowing, tilling, planting, harvesting and hauling.

Combine harvesters

These machines automate the process of harvesting grain crops, making them crucial in large-scale farming operations.


Sprayers are used in farming for applying fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals to crops.

Seed drills

This type of specialized equipment is used for planting seeds at precise depths and intervals, ensuring efficient and uniform crop establishment.

Hay balers

Hay balers are used to bale hay and other forage crops, making them essential for livestock farming and animal feed production.

Find the large construction equipment you need with Lyon Auction

Choosing the right heavy equipment for summer jobs in construction, landscaping and farming is vital for success. Assess the specific needs and project requirements so you can best select the most suitable heavy equipment for each and every job. New advancements and specialized machines are continually emerging, and it’s a great time to get secondhand equipment from an auction. Contact us today or check out our upcoming auctions if you’re in the market for large construction equipment this summer!


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