Heavy Equipment Buying Guides

Our buying guides help you purchase your next piece of equipment, commercial truck, or trailer. From size to price to the best brands to specifications, we break it all down to provide the information you need to know.

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

Deciding between a backhoe loader and an excavator can be a crucial choice for any decision-makers in the worlds of construction, demolition, farming, and beyond. Both pieces of heavy machinery play essential roles but their strengths lie in different areas.
April 30, 2024

Heavy equipment ownership isn't just about the machinery; it's a gateway to entrepreneurship for those looking to carve their niche in a booming industry. The following questions will help you explore the multifaceted world of equipment rental businesses, the intricacies of managing operational costs, and how to stay afloat and prosperous in a competitive market.

April 4, 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

[+Podcast]  Are you considering buying a new or used logging skidder for sale but don’t quite know what classification, style, or model is best? In this guide, we’ll provide you with a basic understanding of what to look for in a forestry skidder that will meet your needs and appeal to your budget.
January 22, 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

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

Skid steers—whether wheeled models or compact track loaders—are exceptionally maneuverable on snow, ice, and slush. When armed with the right snow removal attachments, a skid steer is a pint-sized snow removal powerhouse. Let's look at which attachments you'll want to consider buying.
November 20, 2023

Scratching your head trying to decide between a compact loader and a skid steer? You're in the right place. Both machines have their perks, but which one is the right fit for you? Let's buckle up and delve into the nitty-gritty of each of these machines. 
July 6, 2023

When it comes to launching or expanding a business in the commercial trucking industry, one question tends to loom large — "How much does a new semi truck cost?" This article aims to provide you with a detailed understanding of the costs associated with new and used semi trucks, and factors that can impact the price.

May 25, 2023

Buying a new or used lowboy trailer for sale can feel overwhelming—even for experienced heavy equipment operators, truck drivers, or business owners. But it doesn’t have to be! In this handy guide, we’re going to examine what to examine when looking to buy a new or used Lowboy trailer.
May 12, 2023

"What should I look for in a bulldozer?" "What size bulldozers are available?" "Can I use bulldozers to knock over trees?" Get the answer these questions and much more. 
April 26, 2023

Heavy equipment is expensive—that’s a given. Still, wanting the best price is also a given. But here’s a secret that many don’t want you to know—many sellers are open to lowering their prices. And even if they’re not, the answer is always “no” until you ask.
March 27, 2023

In terms of saving a buck or two, there is a balance between a piece of junk and a great deal on some high-quality heavy equipment. Let’s looks at six steps to saving money on heavy equipment for your team. 

March 6, 2023

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January 17, 2023

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