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.

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

Deciding whether to lease or buy a semi-tractor trailer can be tricky. Both options have their own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s explore some of the key pros and cons of leasing versus buying a semi-tractor trailer.
December 16, 2022

Even more than test-driving a car or truck, buying a sleeper semi-truck is a unique shopping experience. On one hand, you’re looking at the vehicle as a work truck. On the other hand, the experience is akin to inspecting an apartment you’re considering moving into.
November 8, 2022

This guide is designed to help you decide on the right service truck for your company. We've included a brief overview of what a service truck is, some key points to consider when buying a service truck, and some helpful questions to consider throughout the buying process.
September 19, 2022

Whether being used to move furniture, food items, or shipped packages, box trucks are some of the most widely used commercial vehicles in the world. But what sets one box truck apart from the others when you’re looking to buy one for your business? Become a box truck buying whiz with help from this box truck buying guide.
August 1, 2022

Buy your next dump truck for sale with confidence after consulting this buying guide. Learn about choosing everything from dump truck body size to transmission style, suspensions, add-ons, and the like. This is also available in video and audio versions. 
July 18, 2022

From dozers and wheel loaders to skid steers and backhoes, use the following heavy equipment advice and checklists to feel more confident making your big purchase.
June 16, 2022

To optimize the performance of your excavator, you’ll need the right attachments for the job. In this piece, we’re going to introduce you to the most popular excavator attachments as well as discuss their applications, costs, and how to acquire said equipment. 
May 19, 2022

Is a new or used excavator in your future? Use this guide during the buying process for help narrowing down your ideal excavator.
May 16, 2022

Supercharge the efficiency and productivity of your forklift by selecting the right forklift attachments for the job. 
May 11, 2022

Are you searching for new or used forklifts for sale but not sure what will best suit your needs? Use this handy forklift buying guide to help narrow your search.
May 5, 2022

Skid Steers, otherwise known as a "skid steer loader" or "skid loader", are compact vehicles with powerful lifting arms that can be outfitted to perform everything from landscaping jobs to demolition work. But there are a lot of specifications and details to consider before making a purchase. From size to lift path to hydraulics system to attachment considerations, our skid steer buying guide will provide the details you need to know before committing on the perfect skid steer.
April 26, 2022

Buying a new or used semi trailer doesn’t have to be a headache. In this guide, we’re going to answer all your semi-trailer buying questions related to your need, trailer styles, budget, financing, sellers, and much more.
February 9, 2022

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