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Understanding Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)

The continued growth in the use of diesel exhaust fluid (“DEF”) in Tier 4 Final machines means that contractors must familiarize themselves with the special care required for the emissions-compliant engines.

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Powering Through Florence Recovery Effort

Now that Hurricane Florence has left her mark in Virginia, it’s time for many of us to get back to work. With thousands of people still without power after the significant rainfall from the massive storm, Carter Machinery is here to supply you with a wide selection of reliable diesel generators for your power needs –whether you need to run your kitchen or your jobsite. 

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Difference Between Fuel Kits and Fuel Analysis Labs

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?

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

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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How to Avoid Scams When Buying Equipment Online

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?

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

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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Dig Up The Proper Landscape 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

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?

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

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?

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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