Equipment

How to Choose a Forklift and Available Attachments

Whether you use forklifts in a warehouse setting or on a construction site, they are some of the most versatile machines you’ll find anywhere. From industrial to agricultural jobs, forklifts can do it all. Forklifts come in gas- and battery-powered versions and they can tackle both smooth surfaces and rough terrain. When you add the right attachments, forklifts can perform countless jobs — everything from moving materials to supporting your crew. Find out how to choose a forklift that fits your needs, which attachments are available, and how to rent one for your next job.

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Why Scissor Lifts Are a Safe Choice

When you’re working on a construction or maintenance project, the job may require you to perform certain tasks up high. In many cases, aerial work is best suited to a scissor lift. This type of lift offers a stable base from which workers can get the job done. Though they do have some limitations, scissor lifts much pose far fewer risks than other aerial work alternatives, such as ladders or scaffolding. Learn why scissors lifts are a safe bet for getting the job done.

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Tracks or Wheels: Which Are Better on a Skid Steer Loader?

With two different options available, you may be wondering which is better on a skid steer loader: tracks or wheels. We compare skid steers with tracks and wheels to help you make a choice.

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Why Your Site Needs a Light Tower

Light towers on construction sites aren’t just a convenience. They can also be an important safety measure. When you’re renting light towers, it’s important to consider why your site needs one, how many you need, and where the towers should be placed for proper lighting. Learn more about light towers for construction sites, including the types of towers available and how to choose the right one for your site.

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What Type of Loader Do I Actually Need?

People often mix up the available types of loaders, not knowing which one to use for each particular task. Learn more about each type of loader and how you can use it for your construction project.

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Crane Shots: How to Add Instant Drama to Any Image

Crane shots, also called aerial shots or jib shots, are some of the most recognizable camera angles in Hollywood. A crane shot is achieved with a camera mounted on a platform, connected to a mechanical arm, and controlled by a camera operator. It can lift the platform up, bring it back down, or move it laterally.

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Choosing a Skid Steer Loader

Whether you’re working on a construction site, park, farm, or another type of job site, a skid steer may be just the piece of equipment you need. This versatile machine features easy maneuverability, compact design, and easy operation.

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Haulotte HT85 RTJ PRO, JCB 3CX, Hyundai HX130LCR

October’s Equipment Spotlight features the Haulotte HT85 RTJ PRO Boom Lift, JCB 3CX Compact Backhoe, and Hyundai HX130LCR Excavator.

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Different Types of Air Compressors

There are many different types of air compressors and choosing a specific kind depends on what type of functions that you need. Air compressors come in many different sizes depending on the amount of air pressure that is needed. They can be used for lighthouse duty or major commercial projects.

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4 Videos Of Equipment Operators That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Watch these 4 videos of helpless animals being rescued by heavy machinery operators.

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Figuring Out What Type of Scissor Lift You Need

Are you in the market for a scissor lift? Renting one of these devices is crucial to many construction builds. Deciding which type of scissor lift to use isn’t easy, though. You need to think about issues like height and lift weight. Many scissor lift components play a part in meeting these criteria. If you choose poorly, your scissor lift might not satisfy your project needs. Here’s a guide to figuring out what type of scissor lift you need.

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Articulating vs. Telescoping Boom Lifts: What’s the Difference?

When looking to rent a boom lift for your work site, you may be wondering which type works better: an articulating boom lift or a telescoping boom lift. The machine you choose depends on what you’ll need it for and what type of environment you’ll use it in. This guide explains the differences between the two boom lifts so you can decide which one to rent for your next construction job.

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