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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

Transportation Hurdles When Moving Heavy Equipment

Posted on: May 24, 2016 - 08:00 AM | Best Practices
Author: Darrin Martin
You have successfully purchased (or sold) used heavy equipment. Congratulations! Now, how will you arrange to move it from one location to another? There are many important factors to consider and steps to follow when transporting heavy equipment. THE BASICS Give the machine a thorough going over to make sure that all of the parts are in roadworthy condition. Remove any foreign debris on the equipment that could fly off during transit. Tires, brakes, brake lights, hydraulics and even mud flaps must be in place and operational for transit. It is a good idea to have a couple of cheap ... More

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