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Construction Equipment for Earthmoving, Paving, Road Maintenance, Landscaping and More
Backhoes, excavators, and skid steers are three common examples of heavy construction equipment that can lift, dig, demolish, clear debris, and transport materials with ease, although heavy duty stationary machinery such as generator sets and light towers are also considered common construction equipment as well.
My Little Salesman specializes in listing a wide assortment of heavy equipment for sale across every given industry, including heavy construction equipment, road-building, and paving equipment. Whether you need a larger piece of construction equipment for wide open spaces, tracked construction equipment for slopes and loose terrain, or a compact piece of construction equipment that can fit in smaller work sites, we list new and used heavy equipment that can successfully get the job done under even the most strenuous of conditions.
Choosing the Right Construction Equipment
No matter what industry you are in and what tasks need to be completed, the same basic operating costs will guide your buying decisions:
- Fuel – Diesel fuel gets the best mileage, but the engines are more complex and need expensive maintenance. Gasoline, electricity, and even natural gas are alternative options for heavy equipment that will not be in constant use.
- Buying Price – If two different types of equipment can handle the same task with equal proficiency, always go with the cheaper option.
- Size – Sometimes you will need construction equipment that is slightly overpowered for the job to prevent wear-and-tear (like combine harvesters), while other times you want something as close as possible to the minimum job requirements to save on fuel costs (like with excavators).
- Maintenance & Repairs –Choosing construction equipment that is meant for the right terrain and job size will minimize repairs and prolong the equipment’s overall functional use.
How to Choose Used Equipment for Sale
No matter what type of used construction equipment you are interested in, always check:
- Fluids – The engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant, and hydraulic fluid will indicate how well the machine has been maintained. Low fluid levels or dirty fluids are signs of potential neglect. Obviously there should be no major leaks or cracks in the hoses.
- Operating Hours – This will help you determine how much use you can expect to get from the machine and when potentially expensive replacements or repairs will be needed.
- Maintenance Logs – Knowing how often the fluids were changed, how often minor repairs were needed, and if any major accidents happened are all important clues as to how well the machine was kept.
- General Wear – Some degree of wear-and-tear is to be expected with used heavy equipment. However, hairline cracks, rust and excessive dents could be signs of a future problem or a previous accident. Be sure to check the tires and undercarriage extensively.