Best Way to Find Heavy Equipment

When looking for heavy equipment information on the Internet, where do you typically go? According to a 2013 Connectivity Survey conducted by Equipment World, most buyers typical visit manufacturer sites

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Where Can You Get the Best Deal on Equipment?

Equipment Watch released marketplace activity for September 2014. Based on the data below, a buyer should consider purchasing equipment in the North-East of the United States in order to get the best deal. Wholesalers, like Expert Heavy Equipment, often buy construction equipment all throughout the United States.  However, in order to pass along the best [&hellip

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Oil Prices are the Driving Force for the Building Construction in Houston

19 million square foot of office space is under construction in Houston, TX.  This is 54% more than a year ago, and its highest level since the booming 1980s, according to local news reports. According to theHouston Business Journal, , 40% is corporately owned.   Specifically, a 3-million-square foot campus is being built by Exxon [&hellip

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Recruitment of More Women in Construction on the Rise

Dallas Morning news reports there is a strong initiative to recruit women for construction jobs. About 7.1 million Americans were employed in construction-related occupations last year. Only 2.6 percent were women. That percentage has scarcely budged since the 1970s. Since then, women have made gains in many other fields. Why the low numbers? Reasons include [&hellip

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Before You Buy or Sell Your Equipment – Check the Market

Much like any other industry, the equipment industry is based on basic supply and demand.  If there is a large supply to choose from, whether it is available in auctions or private sales, the price will naturally be affected. If you are looking to buy, identify machines that have large supplies and vice versa if [&hellip

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Heavy Equipment Operator Saves Tax Payers Thousands

David Petersdorf is a problem-solver and his successful attempt to speed up the process of painting stripes on highways in Idaho has gained him “Maintenance Person of the Year” status from the Idaho Transportation Department.  It’s also saved Idaho taxpayers about $115,000 in one year. Seeking a better way to paint sections of highway without [&hellip

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Rosey Outlook for Heavy Equipment Operators

Job Outlook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment of construction equipment operators is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. The likelihood of increased spending on infrastructure to improve roads, bridges, water and sewer systems, and the electric power grid, many of which are [&hellip

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U.S. Stats on Pay for Heavy Equipment Operators

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for construction equipment operators was $40,980 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,470, and the top 10 percent earned more than $72,440. The median wages for construction equipment operators in May 2012 were as follows: $48,480 for pile-driver operators [&hellip

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Benefits of Heavy Equipment Simulators

Heavy Equipment Simulators provide a way for operators to gain familiarization and understanding of machine controls prior to jumping on a new piece of equipment they might be unfamiliar with. Caterpillar Inc has an entire program dedicated to simulator training that offers safety, increases profits and production and tests skills for new hires. Safety Practice [&hellip

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The Future for Heavy Equipment Operators

Equipment World released a very interesting article last month on the future for heavy equipment operators. While Google Glass itself might fall on its face by the time it becomes a fully-realized product, wearable technology like it and smartwatches are the future of gadgets. There’s more excitement around wearable technology than any other type of device [&hellip

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