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6 advantages of keeping an equipment maintenance record

Insider, Equipment

For any equipment hire company, your fleet is the lifeblood of your business. Keeping equipment at optimum working condition minimises the risk of having unscheduled downtime. If maintenance is needed, it's important to keep a comprehensive record - whether scheduled or unscheduled - to help you understand the importance of your equipment’s upkeep works.

5 quick tips to buying new or used construction equipment

Insider, Equipment

Are you starting your own plant and equipment hire business? Or are you looking to growing your fleet? If a resounding YES! was your asnwer, there's a few factors for you to consider. Think of buying equipment in the same way you'd buy your family car - you want the very best features (safety first, capabilities, technology, fuel efficiency etc) for the most reasonable price. So before you buy a piece of equipment (new or used), check out the 5 tips below to help you find the right equipment, dealer and price.

6 steps to hiring equipment more effectively

Insider, Equipment

An upcoming project can include offers from plant and equipment suppliers of all shapes and sizes. Choosing the right hire company for your project and overall business objectives is an important task with numerous factors at play. Your decision to contract someone for a component of your job can seriously affect the budget and delivery of your project. We've gathered feedback from hundreds of projects across Australia and found that the following 6 steps are the most important factors to consider before entering into an agreement. 

7 uses of plant and equipment that will surprise you

Equipment

A crucial part of being a plant supplier is your ability to describe your business capabilities - and that of your fleet. So when you're next writing a quote, or a tender offer, we hope the following list will at least make you smile. The creative uses of excavators, trucks and loaders below have to be seen to be believed (and definitely not repeated). 

5 advantages of having equipment with GPS tracking

Equipment

Construction tech is here to stay. If you haven't already, it's time to incorporate technology into your company's future plans. GPS tracking, a new equipment management software, is just one innovation that has changed the construction landscape. GPS allows the owner to keep track of their employees or fleet wherever they may be. But a fleet tracking solution offers so much more - reduced costs, increased driver safety, lower risk of accidents, improved company culture and policies when it comes to driver education. 

Item Spotlight: Crane

Equipment

A crane is an essential piece of the plant list for large-scale construction projects. Construction projects use intricate and heavy machinery on a daily basis, yet in many instances, procurement officers do not end up selecting the most suitable machinery for their project, leading to potential delays and increased operation costs. Choosing the right crane will save your project from such drawbacks and will also ensure the working environment is safe and productive. Here, we look at the most popular types of cranes for hire.

What kind of excavator do you need for different jobs?

Equipment

Excavators are one of the most popular bits of gear on both mining and construction projects. Whether driving by a job site, or even operating the machine, most have seen excavators ranging from 0.5 tonnes all the way to over 500 tonnes.

Specialised equipment: an up and coming trend

Equipment

There are certain mining and construction projects that require a special type of equipment for the job, that's why niche or specialised equipment is #trending more than ever in the mining and construction industries.

7 Advantages of using mini excavators

Equipment

Small and compact, the demand for mini excavator hire has skyrocketed in the past decade. They might look tiny compared to their heavy duty big brother, but mini excavators can still pack a mean punch.