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How Important Is the Internet in Marketing Your Used Heavy Equipment?

Posted on: Jun 01, 2016 - 10:15 AM | Recycling Industry Equipment
Author: Darrin Martin
Marketing your used heavy equipment on the internet is undeniably the best option for getting your machine sold quickly and for the best price possible. The internet expands geographic boundaries. In the past, advertising your heavy equipment was limited to local newspapers and print industry publications. Today, your product can be listed quickly and marketed to buyers all over the world. BUT, listing your wood-waste recycling equipment on your own can be complicated and there are pitfalls to be avoided for both buyers and sellers, including an inability to find qualified buyers, ... More

What Is the Difference Between a Broker and a Dealer?

Posted on: Jun 01, 2016 - 09:00 AM | General
Author: Darrin Martin
Tub and horizontal wood waste recycling grinders When deciding how to buy used wood grinding equipment, there are several options available to you including: going through an original equipment manufacturer, participating in online auctions, or negotiating person-to-person. Each of those listed above have their good points but they also have drawbacks, the main one being an agenda to sell whatever limited inventory is available, regardless of whether that is the best fit for you. The best two options when buying wood waste recycling equipment are to use either a heavy equipment ... More

Exclusive Listings - How Not Listing Exclusively Can Cost You Money

Posted on: Jun 01, 2016 - 09:00 AM | General
Author: Darrin Martin
Much like with a real estate agent listing a home, some heavy equipment brokers may ask that you list your product with them exclusively for a period of time. While it may seem like a better idea to list your equipment in a variety of places, this is most often not the case. Why? Broker competition reduces your equipment’s price Brokers who take exclusive listings take accountability. They are motivated to work harder to sell your equipment quickly because they have a greater opportunity to receive a commission for doing so. In addition, listing your machine in more than one... More

How Important Is An Oil Sample in Evaluating a Piece of Used Heavy Equipment?

Posted on: May 31, 2016 - 07:00 AM | General
Author: Darrin Martin
Avoid a costly mistake. An oil sample can help tell you how much life is left on a used engine by checking for contaminants in the oil. Oxygen exposure, heat and contaminants cause all oils to degrade. Engine oil is particularly susceptible to degradation by sulfur, nitration, by-products of combustion, high temperatures, and water from the combustion process or condensation. Degraded oil - CC Image courtesy of Clean Oil Services on Flickr There are, however, a few things to keep in mind when procuring oil samples. Oil samples need to be taken while the machine is running, n... More

Top 6 Mistakes Grinder Owners Make

Posted on: May 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM | Best Practices
Author: Darrin Martin
1. NOT KNOWING THE REGULATIONS Be informed about regulatory issues such as environmental laws and permits for storage of biomass, noise restrictions, and storage space for the machinery and for the mulch product. 2. POOR OPERATOR TRAINING The best way to avoid accidents and keep equipment running at optimal levels is to create and use safe  standards. Employers should develop policies and require operators to follow them every time. 3. POOR START-UP PROCEDURES Don’t allow operators to become so comfortable with their machines that they skip established start-up proce... More

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