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.

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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

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.
August 26, 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

What is the best ice melt substance? What is the best spreader truck? Let's "spread" some light on the right tools for snow and ice management.
February 4, 2022

Backhoe loaders are extremely versatile agricultural, industrial and residential workplace machines with a wide range of capabilities. With this being said, backhoes for sale vary in function, condition, and past use. Knowing how to choose the right backhoe loader is crucial to ensure years of quality work.
December 30, 2021

Is it looking like you'll need to buy new or used heavy equipment soon? Follow these steps to simplify the process.
November 9, 2021

Before looking at new and used mini excavators for sale, it pays to know which factors to consider. This buying guide is designed to help you make an informed decision.
September 13, 2021

Skid steer loaders and tractors are the two preferred types commercial snow removal equipment when it comes to plowing deep snow off roads, fields and various worksites. Since both skid steers and tractors have enough speed and traction to operate in the snow, and since they are so commonly found on construction and agricultural sites anyway, it only makes sense to use them as heavy duty snow removal equipment. However, there are many different snow removal attachments and other options to choose from, so follow this guide to find the best snow removal equipment for your business.
November 24, 2020

Grinders and shredders are often used interchangeably when talking about heavy equipment, but the two designs are totally different in practice. Since buying a grinder when a shredder is needed (or vice versa) is a mistake that can set your business back thousands of dollars, it’s important to know what kind of heavy duty tasks each is designed for. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the different types of shredders and grinders as well as their general applications so you’ll know which one to select.
December 12, 2017

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