Inspecting a Used Forklift Before Buying


If you're trying to keep the capital expenditures for your construction business down, buying a used forklift can be a good deal financially. But you'll want to take a close look at the machine before investing your money to make sure that it will perform and meet your needs. Getting the equipment at a cheaper cost doesn't mean that you need to sacrifice either dependability or durability. Perform a careful inspection.

3 November 2016

3 Certifications That Project Managers Can Get To Improve Projects And Reduce Costs


If you are a project manager in the construction industry, there are probably some extra classes and certifications that you may want to add to your resume. Some of these can include a contractor's license, crane operating certifications and building code classes. If you want to increase your opportunities as a project manager and make your projects financially rewarding, here are some of the certifications that you may want to consider adding to your resume:

5 August 2016

Forklift Operation Safety: Important Dos And Don'ts


Forklifts are one of the most commonly utilized pieces of equipment on any given construction site today. However, as with any piece of construction equipment, this heavy machinery can be extremely dangerous to operate if the proper safety precautions aren't followed. Specifically, there are some often-overlooked dos and don'ts of forklift safety that need to be kept in mind while operating a forklift on any site. DO Complete an Inspection Prior to Use

18 April 2016

3 Safety Tips To Follow When Using Rental Equipment On Your Lawn


In some cases, you have to bring out the "big dogs" when it's time to do things to your lawn. For example, you might have to use a stump grinder to get rid of an old, nasty stump, or you might have to use an aerator to break up your soil and prepare to plant grass seeds. Luckily, you can typically rent this equipment by the hour or by the day to get the job done without spending too much money, but chances are good that you aren't used to using this type of equipment.

9 February 2016

3 Choices Of Air Compressors To Consider To Meet Your Work Needs


When it comes to air compressors, there are many different choices of machines to choose from. Just because a compressor is right for one business does not mean that it is the one you need. Compressors can be electric or gas machines, as well as fixed or mobile solutions. Here are some of the choices that you may want to consider for the air compressor that is right for your business:

5 February 2016

Tips For Maintaining Your New Stroke Sander


Woodworking is a highly technical skill that takes individuals years of practice to learn, and it requires highly specialized equipment to be able to do. Unfortunately, it is common for those that are new to woodworking to be unsure of what is needed to maintain these various tools. Luckily, you can use the following couple of tips to ensure your stroke sander stays in the best condition possible over the course of time you own it.

27 January 2016

Plant Relocation Checklist


In these trying and difficult economic times, and with manufacturing costs slowly but steadily rising, you might be faced with the difficult task of relocating your plant. This can be a difficult task, but profit margins might demand that you commit yourself to such a task. With the number of events and tasks required of you during a plant relocation, some of these things can get lost in the shuffle. Luckily, presented to you here is a checklist of things of which you should be aware during a plant relocation.

22 January 2016

Tips For Getting The Most From Your Crane Rental


Before you undertake a major construction project, it is critical to have the right tools for the job. In particular, it is fairly common to require a crane for these projects, but if you have never rented a crane, you might not understand what should be expected from these services. Luckily, the following crane rental tips can help you to avoid making some common mistakes when renting this equipment. Be Prepared To Provide Proof Of Having A Licensed Operator

22 January 2016

Questions To Consider Before Purchasing A Service Body For Your Business


When purchasing a new or used service body for your work truck, there are several key features that you should consider. The following questions can help you determine what type of design you need depending on how you plan to use it and what your security needs are. Should you consider an open or closed body? There are two primary designs, with infinite variations upon the two. An open body is flanked with storage areas on the sides with the center open, while a closed body may either be roofed in over the center or completely enclosed.

21 January 2016

Three Questions To Ask When You're Renting Heavy Equipment


If you're facing a heavy-duty job in your yard, it's time to think about renting a piece of heavy equipment from a location like Sound Equipment Rentals & Sales. Whether you need a bulldozer, a loader or another type of machine, renting this piece of equipment will help you get the work completed in a fraction of the time it would take you by hand and with considerably greater ease. When you visit the rental center, you can count on the rental agent walking you through not only the type of equipment you'll need for your job, but also a variety of information about the rental process.

20 January 2016