Sandhills Publishing announces the launch of RentalYard.com, a user-friendly website that connects end users with fleet owners in the rental equipment market across the trucking, agriculture, construction, and heavy equipment industries.
Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power recently joined the SmartEquip Network to provide more efficient electronic parts and service support and procurement for rental companies and equipment fleet owners.
Effectively immediately, Parks will assume responsibility for overseeing day-to-day field operations and ensuring company-wide alignment of strategies to enhance marketplace execution and service delivery to the company’s customers.
West Texas Intermediate reached a 2014 peak of $107.73 in June before dropping as low as $49.77 today on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The grade settled at $50.04 a barrel. That’s below the break-even price for 37 of 38 U.S. shale oilfields.
Ashtead Group PLC Wednesday said its pretax profit and revenue in the second quarter and first half both rose on the back of an increase in rental revenue, and it expects its full year results to come in ahead of its expectations.
Terex unit Genie and Oshkosh unit JLG set a high bar. "When we got to 120 feet, people thought technology couldn't support it to go any higher than that, and, here today, we are at 180 feet," says Guy Ramsey, publisher of trade magazine Lift and Access.
Technological innovations such as ergonomic joystick controls, quick-change attachment couplers and cab designs that lessen operator fatigue are just some of the innovations influencing purchasing trends in the heavy construction equipment industry