Introduction to Heavy Equipment Values (2024 Update)

Introduction to Heavy Equipment Values (2024 Update)

Heavy equipment is a serious investment. If you’re in construction, agriculture, mining, or other industries, you already know this firsthand. Because these machines are the backbone of your operations. But have you ever stopped to think about what they’re really worth? That’s where people in my line of work…equipment appraisals…come into play. An appraisal is…

What is a Straight Truck?

What is a Straight Truck?

Trucking is a critical part of the transportation industry as it meets various needs from businesses to individuals. A transporting truck should be large enough to fit most items; this is where straight trucks come in.  A straight truck is similar to a standard tractor-truck, but its axles are made of one frame holding the…

30+ Heavy Equipment Types (With Names, Pictures & Uses)

30+ Heavy Equipment Types (With Names, Pictures & Uses)

Construction projects make use of several types of heavy equipment to get the job done effectively and in a safe manner. You’re likely to use one of these, depending on the size and scope of the project. This article guides you through heavy equipment types, including their uses, unique tasks, pictures and more. Ever wondered…

Backhoe Cost: New vs. Used vs. Rent With Examples (2024 Comparison)

Backhoe Cost: New vs. Used vs. Rent With Examples (2024 Comparison)

Backhoes are heavy-duty excavation machines and crucial equipment in the construction industry. Whether you’re purchasing or renting a backhoe, this piece will dive deep into the costs and any other financial concerns you may have.  The typical cost of a new backhoe is $90,000. Small-sized backhoes start from $25,000, and the larger models go from…

How Much Does a Tractor Trailer Weigh? (w/Examples)

How Much Does a Tractor Trailer Weigh? (w/Examples)

Tractor trailers, also known as semi trucks, are known for the giant trailers that tow behind them. The size and weight of the trailers are essential factors to consider when buying a semi-truck. Trailer weight is so important because of its effect on the truck’s efficiency and driver’s safety. You want to get a tractor-trailer…