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Difference Between Fuel Kits and Fuel Analysis Labs

Posted In: Know Your Equipment

Business owners have many analysis options to determine the quality of the diesel fuel running through their machines, including lab kits you administer on your own, and sending fuel samples in for complete lab analysis. Understanding the different options for analyzing the quality of your fuel could save you headaches in the future.

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Are You Compliant With Emergency Power Supply Regulations?

Posted In: Know Your Equipment

Not all construction jobs are created equal, from a legal standpoint. Work for nursing facilities and manufacturing industries requires special planning when it comes to emergency power supply systems (EPSS).

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Be Safe, Not Sorry On Equipment Coverage

Posted In: Know Your Equipment

In the construction industry, your equipment is your business. You won’t get your work done without it.

That’s why it makes good financial sense to protect your company’s investment in machinery with warranties, protection plans and extended service programs. Insuring your most valuable business assets provides peace of mind in knowing your work won’t come to a screeching halt on the job site.

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Consider Consignment For Construction Equipment

Posted In: Used Construction Equipment

Companies looking to sell construction equipment may want to get their machinery in front of more eyes by using a consignment service.

When you choose consignment, you can sell your products utilizing Carter’s online resources, increasing your potential profit in a quicker manner by putting it in front of more potential buyers’ eyes.

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How to Avoid Scams When Buying Equipment Online

Posted In: Know Your Equipment

If you’re looking to buy construction equipment through online classifieds or auctioning websites, there are many precautions to take to protect yourself from being scammed.

Even equipment listings in reputable trade publications may feature “sales” from fraudulent dealers. The publications may not be able to vouch for the legitimacy of the seller and/or the equipment being offered, so it’s best to approach these transactions with caution. 

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Should You Buy or Rent Construction Equipment?

Posted In: Know Your Equipment

Regardless of your industry, you’re going to have jobs come up where you need a piece of equipment you don’t have in your fleet.

At that point, you will need to decide whether you want to rent or buy construction equipment to help you complete the project. Carter Machinery has the largest, best-maintained equipment inventory of new and rental equipment in Virginia. 

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Maximize Your Machinery’s Life

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Since heavy machinery is the largest overhead cost, you’re going to want to maximize its use to get the most bang for your company’s investment buck.

There are several ways you can extend the lifecycles of your equipment. 

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What To Consider Before You Buy Used Equipment

Posted In: Used Construction Equipment

When you’re looking to add to or extend the life of your fleet of machinery, there are many considerations to make when buying used equipment.

Your budget, business needs and future plans are all determining factors to consider. That’s why Carter Machinery has a variety of options for companies to choose from when looking for used equipment. 

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Dig Up The Proper Landscape Equipment

Posted In: Know Your Equipment

The landscaping industry is taking up a growing segment of the construction market.

Companies, both big and small, can tackle a wide variety of projects if they have the proper equipment.

Having the proper machinery in your fleet can make a huge difference in the success of your landscaping company. 

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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

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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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