Buying Bigger Better Academy

By arming yourself with knowledge, you can extend your dollars to new heights when buying a new or used bucket truck—allowing your business to boom!
May 9, 2024

Do automatic tire chains truly deliver on their promise of improved safety and convenience during harsh winter conditions? And how? Let’s delve into the mechanics of automatic tire chains and evaluate their real-world efficacy.

April 22, 2024

A lone trucker cruises down a remote highway at dusk. Suddenly, a deer darts out from the shadows. There's a sickening thud. The impact sends shockwaves through the massive semi-truck. The driver, heart pounding, knows it could have been much worse.

April 15, 2024

Entering the dump truck business, whether as an operator or owner, comes with its share of questions and considerations. Here’s a compilation of frequently asked questions designed to guide aspiring dump truck entrepreneurs through the essential aspects of starting and running a successful dump truck operation.
April 5, 2024

(Read or Listen)  A used reefer trailer (the industry term of "refrigerated trailer") is just that—a mobile cold storage unit vital for the transport of perishable goods across vast distances. But finding one that combines reliability with value requires a keen eye and informed decision-making. In this buying guide, let's check out the process of buying a used reefer trailer—delving into inspection checklists, maintenance records, and the crucial step of professional evaluation.
March 19, 2024

"So, you're telling me that this new fleet of trucks we just bought has already dropped in price?" Chip huffed.
"Well, yeah. But there is an upside," Sue started in a reassuring tone, "depreciation is tax-deductible."

March 14, 2024

Just imagine—signing ink on a piece of much-needed machinery for a fraction of its original cost. Too good to be true? It just so happens that buying heavy equipment at auction can be a treasure trove of deals—if you're a savvy buyer.

March 12, 2024

Importing heavy equipment rather than buying domestically has upsides and potentials downsides. Let's explore them in this helpful guide and podcast episode.
March 7, 2024

(Read or Listen) Need help determining what kind of heavy duty equipment trailer will serve your needs best? Read (or listen) to this help guide and finish up with an interactive quiz to help you narrow down your options. 
March 5, 2024

[Read or Listen] Could a deckover trailer be the answer to your odd-sized cargo hauling problems? Let's find out!
February 27, 2024

[Read or Listen] In this short guide, we aim to help you discern cosmetic blemishes from mechanical dealbreakers in used construction equipment—empowering you to score the ideal machine.
February 13, 2024

[+ Podcast Episode & Infographic] The following guide is designed to walk you through the key areas to inspect—helping you spot red flags before your mechanic has to. 
January 11, 2024

Before you spend real money having a professional inspect an excavator you're considering, knowing a deal-breaker when you see one can save you some serious scratch.
January 8, 2024

“So, what are prices for dump trucks in 2024?” The pricing for used dump trucks now starts around $40,000, while new dump trucks can cost up to $300,000, with an average price, as reported by My Little Salesman, being around $170,000. 

January 4, 2024

This guide is designed to help you better compare construction equipment prices at low or no cost—making sure you're comparing apples to apples instead of apples to used excavators—and much more.
December 18, 2023

Whether you've encountered a scenario like this or you just want to completely dot i's and cross t's, verifying the serial number on a piece of equipment is a smart idea for any buyer.
December 13, 2023

In the commercial equipment sales and operations industry, extended warranties spark a common question: are they a savvy investment or an unnecessary expense? Let's look at the pros and cons of heavy equipment warranties as well your equipment protection alternatives.
December 7, 2023

Digital marketplaces have placed all manner of equipment at buyers’ fingertips—making buying heavy equipment and commercial trucks online an increasingly efficient and secure experience. Though many security protections exist, there will always be scammers employing deceitful methods to exploit buyers. 

October 20, 2023

Loftness, based out of Hector, Minn., has introduced its latest innovation: the Kwik Cut brush cutter skid steer attachment. This brush cutter attachment promises to be a game-changer, combining efficiency with durability.
September 26, 2023

In a comprehensive study, the average daily rental rates for half of the most popular equipment types showcased declines, while the other half saw modest increases. Among these, the Skid Steer Loader stood out, registering an impressive increase of 4.16% in its daily rental rate after witnessing a decline in Q1. This surge underscores the robust demand and renewed interest in this particular equipment type.
September 13, 2023

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