Is it Better to Lease or Buy Your Construction Equipment?

Construction Marketing Blog

In the world of construction, a man is only as good as his tools and the various types of construction equipment are the most important tools on the jobsite. So should these businesses and individuals buy all of the equipment outright? Pros and Cons of Buying Construction Equipment.

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Three Benefits of Upgrading Your Construction Equipment

Construction Marketing Blog

Investing in the equipment that makes your business functional, is possibly one of the smartest investments you can make as these valuable assets can reduce downtime, limit the number of accidents in the workplace and improve company efficiency. Uncategorized Construction Equipment

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Throwback Thursday: Historical Construction Equipment


Construction equipment has come a long way in the past century, however, these early models of tractors and cranes got the job done. Take a look at these early 19th century machines and how they operated, in this week''s Throwback Thursday. throwback thursday history Construction history

Construction Firms Warming Up to Equipment Telematics


The tools for managing construction equipment fleets are evolving, and their advantages are becoming must-haves for many companies. Telematics top the list of technologies helping companies increase efficiency and safety.

Put Idle Equipment to Work

Construction Business Owner

Construction equipment is expensive to own, and when it sits idle, it doesn’t contribute to your bottom line. Lending equipment is a great way to generate extra revenue when you are not in the midst of a project or if you are waiting for busy season.

ELFA Equipment Leasing Index Up 13 Percent Y/Y

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Mont

7 Construction Equipment Sharing Services


A 2015 study in the United States revealed that as many as around 70% of government’s heavy construction equipment remains unused. In fact, the government equipment that’s sitting inactive for years in one state is, in a huge demand in another. Buying the right equipment is one thing.

Buying Used Construction Equipment

Construction Business Owner

This applies particularly to construction equipment, the rising costs of which can burn you at both ends when the economy goes south. Unfortunately, there's a common misperception that pricey, new equipment is always preferable to used, because the latter will require maintenance that will only add up in the end In the construction business, profitability largely depends on keeping overhead down.

Top 5 Equipment Killers

Construction Business Owner

Employees and managers depend on equipment and tools to efficiently complete projects on schedule and on time. Many contractors, however, are killing their equipment without even realizing it. In the construction industry, physical assets are key to company operations and productivity.

Weekly Product Gallery: Pipe and piping equipment

Constructor Magazine

This week, the product gallery is all about pipe and piping equipment, featuring a groove system for fire protection piping, clear heavy-duty PVC cement, a plastic pipe deburring tool, union fittings for carbon steel piping, a female connector for water softening and DHW applications, and a self-priming PVC pipe glue.

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Q&A with Lisa Farrar of Hertz Equipment

ENR Construction

ENR sits down with Lisa Farrar, Hertz Equipment senior director of marketing and e-business, to talk about its pending spinoff. Equipment

Using Portable Line Boring Machines for Construction Equipment Maintenance

Construction Informer

The post Using Portable Line Boring Machines for Construction Equipment Maintenance appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News, and Commentary. Construction Management Trending construction equipmentGoogle+.

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Equipment Timeshares

Construction Business Owner

Construction equipment is one of the highest costs a company has to carry, so it's only natural to look for alternative methods of acquiring access to the equipment you need to successfully complete a project

Equipment Forecast: Fleets To Add Capacity in 2015

ENR Construction

Most construction equipment categories are set to grow next year, with a few exceptions. Equipment

Iowa Expands Theft of Services Law for Equipment Rental

Construction Equipment

Effective July 1, 2017, rental houses who provide equipment to the general public and contractors were given more options to combat the problem of equipment not being returned when due.

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7 Critical Safety Considerations for Compact Equipment

Construction Business Owner

Although recent technological advancements make it easier to operate compact equipment, that does not mean these technologies can replace proper equipment training for your operators.

Equipment Telematics: Riding on the Leading Edge

Construction Informer

By James White Modern construction equipment and machinery now includes advanced technology for optimizing safety, efficiency and more. It’s called equipment telematics, and by using it you can remotely track information about your equipment. Construction Technology construction equipment telematicsGoogle+.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Announces $449M Deal with CNH

Construction Equipment

Hyundai Construction Equipment announced today it expects to build 2,200 mini-excavators for CNHi in a deal worth $449 million. The agreement ends in 2021. After separating from Hyundai Heavy Industries in April, this move is seen as part of the firm's effforts to expand its global reach.

The Case for High-Quality Used Equipment

Construction Business Owner

Whether you are buying new or used equipment, you are likely to pay more today for machinery than you did in the recent past. The newest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 mandate is driving up the cost of new machines and making it more of a challenge to find quality used equipmen

Protect Your Equipment from Jobsite Theft

Construction Business Owner

Construction theft caught on tape, $30,000 in equipment missing. Job delayed due to major equipment theft. Backhoe and three trailers stolen overnight from construction site. These are the headlines that appear in the media every day

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Types of Rebaring Equipment used for Reinforcement Cutting and Bending

The Constructor

Different types of rebaring equipment are used for cutting, bending and tying of reinforcement in reinforced concrete construction. These types of. Concrete How To Guide Reinforcement Guide Concrete Technology reinforced concrete reinforcement

OSHA citing maintenance equipment violations despite low risk

FDR Safety

Many of you may be wondering why, all of a sudden, OSHA is spending an inordinate amount of time inspecting the machines and equipment in plant maintenance areas. Despite the low risk, OSHA often is alleging that typical equipment in maintenance areas is “non-compliant.” The end result is that very reputable companies are experiencing serious violations with thousands of dollars in penalties where compliance is, at best, a very gray area.


Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) which represents the $1 trillion equipment finance sector has released its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017

Hoffman Equipment Adds Liebherr Construction Equipment Line

Construction Equipment

Hoffman Equipment now offers Liebherr’s full line of earthmoving and material handling equipment at all of its locations. and distributes heavy equipment and cranes to the New York/New Jersey area.

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2015 Award Winning Project: Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office

SAB Magazine

Building Case Studies Canadian Green Building Awards MEC Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office Proscenium Architecture + Interiors Inc. A very high-performance building that does justice to its client’s corporate philosophy and aspirations.

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LiDAR-Equipped Drone in Tests on Calif. Roadwork

ENR Construction

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology is being tested to document cut-and-fill work on a $74-million interchange in Contra Costa County, Calif


The Constructor

How to choose right equipment for construction? Construction Construction Equipments Construction equipmentsMost of the construction projects involve laborious work which is to be handled by men and the.

The Benefits of Remote-Controlled Equipment

Construction Business Owner

This conflict often comes to light when new technology is introduced, such as remote-controlled equipment. It is safe to say there will always be conflict among the members of an organization when it comes to trying something new.

Triennial Construction Equipment Trade Show Opens

ENR Construction

Crowds are flocking to Las Vegas to see the latest construction equipment on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Equipment Makers, Rental Firms Report Strong 2Q Sales

ENR Construction

and China construction markets, global equipment manufacturers reported strong sales in the second quarter of 2017, following a period of consolidation and reorganization With signs of rising activity in the U.S.

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American Green Zone Alliance Quiets Park with Some Mean Green Electric Equipment

Green Industry Professionals

The project brings electric-powered maintenance equipment to the park rather than gas-powered equipment

The True Cost of Sitting Equipment

Construction Business Owner

You’ve probably seen it—that piece of heavy equipment abandoned in a field and overtaken by weeds, or the entire row of machines collecting dust in a fleet yard.

Heavy-Equipment Glut Weighs on Machine Makers

Construction Equipment

Too much inventory is just one part of the story for sluggish new equipment sales. An article in the Wall Street Journal suggests that direct leasing heavy equipment from OEMs is creating competition for those same manufacturers.

Drone Spies Stolen Construction Equipment Trove

ENR Construction

Nearly $400,000 worth of construction equipment allegedly stolen from multiple jobsites in the upper Mid-Atlantic has been recovered, thanks to coordinated police work and a sharp-eyed aerial drone

Equipment Manufacturers Support 1.3 Million Jobs

Construction Equipment

The equipment-manufacturing industry supported about 1.3 million jobs and contributed over $159 billion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the United States in 2016, according to a report issued by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

Nearly $8 Million of Construction equipment Stolen & Recovered in 2014

Construction Equipment

In 2014, more than $7,735,458 worth of construction equipment equipped with the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery system was stolen and recovered, according to an annual report by LoJack. Replacing equipment, if lost, would have cost equipment owners over $13.1

Hauling Equipment in the Construction Industry

The Safety Blog

This job is a very difficult task, and it could be very dangerous to someone lacking the right equipment and training. Hauling heavy, large loads requires the use of hauling equipment in construction. Forklifts are often used to move loads and equipment that are stored in pallets.