Heavy Equipment for Construction, Paving, Road Maintenance, Landscaping and More
"Heavy equipment" is a broad term that refers to the equipment’s overall capabilities as opposed to its weight class. Literally any piece of equipment can be considered heavy equipment, regardless of size, so long as it can handle heavy duty jobs without getting damaged. Backhoes, excavators, and skid steers are just three common examples of heavy equipment that can lift, dig, demolish, clear debris, and transport materials with ease, although heavy duty stationary structures such as generator sets and light towers are also considered heavy equipment as well.
My Little Salesman specializes in listing the best heavy equipment for sale across every given industry, including heavy construction equipment and heavy road-building equipment. Whether you need a larger piece of heavy equipment for wide open spaces, tracked heavy equipment for slopes and loose terrain, or a compact piece of heavy equipment that can fit in smaller work sites, we list new and used heavy equipment for sale that can successfully get the job done under even the most strenuous of conditions.
Choosing the Right Heavy 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 heavy 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 heavy 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 heavy 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.