Pavement industry's Annual Buyer's Guide showcases equipment and material options

There’s no question that equipment improves crew productivity, which directly impacts not only bottom-line performance but potential company growth as well. A quick look at the results of Pavement’s 2019 Top Contractor Survey finds that 40% of the companies responding to the survey say it would cost more than $2 million to replace their equipment. Another 20% report it would take between $1 and $2 million and another 22% report it would cost between $500,000 and $1 million. So clearly contractors believe in iron, large and small.

What’s probably even more important than adding equipment is adding the right equipment and adding it at the right time to give you the results you want. That’s where this annual Showcase Issue comes in. We all know stories of contractors who have made purchasing mistakes – buying a paver or sealcoater that’s too large (or too small) for the type of work they need it for, for example.

As you reflect on the 2019 season and begin planning for 2020, you’ll undoubtedly consider replacing workhorse equipment, upgrading to cutting-edge models, or even adding a new service that will require equipment you don’t currently own. In this Showcase Issue you’ll find cracksealing units in a wide range of sizes, pavers for everything from path paving to highway work, sealcoating tanks that fit in the back of your pickup as well as those that are truck-mounted, striping equipment for paint and thermoplastic and from walk-behind to highway machines – and way more. Examining and evaluating the varied options included here will help you match the equipment available to your company.

So, while you work your way through this Showcase Issue, keep in mind exactly what you want your new equipment to accomplish. This is a good place to recognize what’s out there and to narrow your options. Then continue your research at where you can discover not only more details about the materials, tools and equipment covered here but additional options from these and other companies.

It’s always nice to have new equipment, but it’s more important to have the right new equipment – and you can start making that match right here.