Tips for Preparing Your Equipment for Winter Weather As another winter rolls in, it’s important to take steps to protect your fleet now, rather than risk additional maintenance expenses later. Colder temperatures, as well as ice and snow, all take their toll on heavy construction equipment. By being proactive about maintenance, you can ensure your
Legendary Equipment Fleet Managers Trust With a history dating back to 1925, the Caterpillar® name has been synonymous with American heavy industry since its founding. Over the years, a diverse line of advanced products has emerged to meet the requirements of all types of organizations. Let’s look at a few of the company’s main industry verticals
Budget-Friendly Heavy Equipment Options One of the great things about building or expanding a fleet of heavy equipment today is the wide range of available choices. Whatever your budget, it’s now possible to find an equipment solution that will allow you to stay productive and profitable well into the future. In this article, we’ll look
In a tough industry with notoriously thin profit margins, controlling heavy equipment idle times can mean the difference between success and stagnation. The most successful contractors and construction crews are those that have proven adept at leveraging technology and equipment management to reduce operating expenses across the board. Equipment idling can represent a large portion
Avoiding Mistakes to Invest in Your Fleet’s Future The initial cost of purchasing or renting equipment for your fleet is one of the biggest investments a new construction firm will make. With the wide range of machines available on the market today, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by choice. Here are three common mistakes inexperienced
Parts.Cat.Com: Online Equipment Ordering You Can Rely On These days, we rely on the internet for so much — from booking a doctor’s appointment to buying groceries. Why then, do so many fleet managers still fax or phone in their parts orders? The fact is, if your fleet includes Cat equipment or allied brands, there’s
Avoiding the Risks of Extreme Heat Summertime is the construction industry’s busy season but, when temperatures rise above 90˚, it’s also one of the most dangerous. Overworking staff in extreme heat is not only an OHSA violation punishable by fines or lawsuit, but it’s also a major on-the-job risk. Workers suffering from dehydration and heatstroke
Heavy Equipment to Help You Get Winter Ready Different seasons require different types of equipment, but perhaps no season provides as dramatic a transition as fall to winter. When winter strikes, you’re suddenly dealing with uniquely challenging conditions that can make your work more tedious and difficult: snow, ice, short days, cold temperatures and more.