The demolition contractor who walked into the Walter S. Pratt & Sons’ rental office in late 2013 had a problem. Workers were quitting almost as fast as he could hire them. He knew the cause – fatigue from operating handheld air hammers.
Compact utility loaders can assist a wide array of potential customers when matched with the right tools. Rental operators might overlook several niche, yet highly profitable markets, simply by getting caught up in the status quo.
Telematics is getting a lot of buzz in the equipment world. The GPS-based technology offers numerous benefits to equipment owners and fleet managers, ranging from comprehensive fleet-wide solutions to modest programs tailored to a smaller need.
Before you set and forget your submersible dewatering pumps, there are some preventive maintenance practices you should follow to keep them operating day in and day out so productivity keeps flowing in the right direction.
The U.S. construction equipment rental business is on a tear. I estimate 2014 total rentals of construction equipment will be $36.6 billion, a gain of 12% over 2013. I also estimate rentals will reach $40.6 billion in 2015 at a growth rate of 11%.
The new GEN2 skid steers and compact track loaders (CTLs) were introduced in September with the intent to offer rental companies machines that could satisfy the end user while earning a competitive and profitable rate.
The economy continues to grow, although the pace might not be as robust as most would like. Still, the uptick continues and it will have a direct impact on your customers' purchasing and rental habits for the coming year.
Excavation projects by definition are dangerous operations that require caution and planning, especially when the excavation is intended to create a work space for personnel such as for underground installation repair or installation.
According to Gregg Wartgow, editor of Green Industry Pros magazine, the landscape market is better than ever. "It took a while, but we're back," he says. "The industry is now larger - and arguably healthier - than ever."
The equipment rental industry has enjoyed strong growth over the past few years, particularly in the aerial sector. The outlook for the next few years is equally optimistic, but what are the key drivers and where should businesses focus their attention?
With humble beginnings in one small location in Phoenix, Sunstate is one of the largest independent equipment rental companies in the United States, with 56 stores in nine southwestern states, employing more than 1,300 people.
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The more advanced electrical systems on today’s vibratory rollers are allowing more information to be conveyed to the operator and beyond.
According to Katie Pullen, brand marketing manager, Case Construction Equipment , the operator interface on...