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How to determine what size generator you need

Posted In: Know Your Equipment

Choosing the right size industrial generator for your worksite is not only important for making sure there is enough energy, but to also help keep machines and employees safe. Using the wrong size generator can lead to power surges, damaged equipment and even start a fire.

That’s why you should always consult a certified electrician or a Carter Machinery power equipment rental specialist. For our specialist to help you select the generator that is best for your upcoming project or event, you will need to know the following information about your energy needs: 

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Should you rebuild, repair, or replace your heavy equipment?

Posted In: Know Your Equipment

The toughest decision heavy equipment owners face is whether to replace, repair or rebuild their machines.

There are many things to consider as you examine your options, including: costs, longevity, technology and the time you will be without equipment. All of these items can have an impact on your business and financials, so it’s important to examine them carefully.

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Industrial Generator Safety Tips

Posted In: Know Your Equipment

Industrial generators are a necessary component for many major construction projects. As with any other piece of construction equipment, it is crucial to follow all safety precautions to avoid injuries and incidents.  

Here are some key safety tips to follow while using an industrial generator at your construction site.

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What’s the difference between an excavator and a backhoe?

Posted In: Know Your Equipment

Backhoes and excavators are two common pieces of construction equipment, but people often confuse the names of each of these two machines. With the size and design of each being very different, it is important to know the proper name of the equipment you are looking to rent so you have the right machine for your project.

Here are some highlights of what each of these machines can help you accomplish.

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What is the Value of your Used Construction Equipment Trade-in?

Posted In: Used Construction Equipment

Trade-in evaluation is always a difficult proposition for both the dealer and the end user. Owners and end users have a certain attachment to their equipment and invariably expect more than a dealer can allow in actual cash value.  While on the dealer side, they can only offer what the open market will pay which essentially translates to the true value of the machine. So how does a dealer estimate the true value and what can you expect as you go through a trade-in process? Read on below for a full analysis on how Carter Machinery’s used equipment managers evaluate a trade-in.

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