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Jun

Modernize or Replace? Upgrading Your Crane

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Proper efficiency planning is vital for companies if they are to remain competitive in local and global markets. It is an ongoing process, usually done as often as the Operations team deems necessary. Planning extends to the financials, equipment and to any areas that keep the industry running its best. Reliable Equipment Equipment is the lifeblood of manufacturing and industrial businesses. Amongst the major equipment that is needed is a durable crane. It is not uncommon for crane equipment to be pushed beyond its normal working capacity. Normal is generally considered 25 years of working condition when bought new. Anything beyond those operational years needs to be re-evaluated. Either your crane equipment needs to be replaced or it needs modernization. Correcting a poor performing crane helps make your operations run smoother and protects the safety and security of your workers. Therefore, once it has reached 25 years to a maximum…

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6
Feb

5 Long-Term Benefits Of A Truck Loan

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If you are thinking about getting a new truck and are wondering how you might go about financing such an acquisition, the below information is for you. Trucks can be expensive and you might not have the cash on hand to pay for the entire vehicle outright. That is why truck loans are so valuable. Below are five long-term benefits of a truck loan. You can afford “more” truck than you would otherwise be capable of. A new vehicle often costs between $10,000 to $20,000 and many people don’t have that kind of cash lying around. Financing the vehicle through a loan will let you pay for the vehicle in instalments, which are typically monthly, and you can get a new vehicle instead of having to opt for something older. Buying a new vehicle saves you money. When you buy a newer vehicle with the help of a truck loan,…

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20
Jan

Clearing Snow With A Heavy-Duty Excavator

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If you’ve been asked to clear an area of vast amounts of snow, you’ll want to be using a heavy-duty excavator for the job. Heavy excavators usually have snow removal attachments, which make moving especially wet snow much quicker. Excavators, also called “diggers,” come in many sizes. Here are popular types for removing mounds of snow: Backhoe loaders The torque of these machines makes them the perfect choice for easily handling heavy, wet snow. Attachments utilized by backhoe loaders include sweepers, blowers and snow pushers. They can easily lift the heaviest snow into large stockpiles, which make them forerunners for snow removal. Front auxiliary hydraulics are an important feature on these machines, along with a well-lighted, heated cab. Since these backhoes usually go from one area to the other, it’s important that they also have controls to give a smooth ride and especially to control loader arm movement. Wheel loaders…

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13
Jan

How To Safely Secure Your Load On A Dry Van Trailer

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Securing a load properly in a dry van trailer is paramount for keeping both people and cargo safe. Many accidents can be prevented if the rules are followed regarding securing cargo. What kind of security is needed? What you’ll need to properly tie down cargo: shoring bars, tie downs, dunnage bags or a combination of two or all. One thing you don’t want to have happen is rocking and rolling cargo. These types of items need wedges, chocks or cradles to keep them secure. Whatever is used, they must be secured tightly so they stay stationary while the van is moving. How many devices should be used? Generally, the rule is that articles five feet long or less and weighing less than 500 kilograms should have one tiedown. Two tiedowns are needed for cargo that’s five feet long or less but weighs more than 500 kilograms. Items between five and…

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6
Jan

5 Benefits Of Leasing Construction Equipment

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Leasing equipment seems to be the way more construction companies are going, and there is a good reason why. Total ownership cost is less Leasing equipment does wonders for cash flow. There is no need for a sizeable down payment, as is the case when buying equipment. Down payments are rarely asked for with lease agreements and monthly payments are more manageable, and that is a bonus for any construction company. And any equipment you’re leasing can be taken off your assets list and moved onto a balance sheet as a monthly expense. This will be quite helpful come tax time. The flexibility factor There may be times you’ll need a piece of equipment just for one particular job, so buying something that you may not get full use out of really doesn’t make sense. A lease agreement can provide you with choices – you can choose a term that…

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6
Dec

Everything You Need To Know About The Section 179 IRS Tax Co...

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a government agency that is part of the Department of the Treasury. This agency is responsible for tax collection and providing assistance to taxpayers. Tax assistance can come in the form of deductions, rebates and bonuses. One specific instance of tax assistance is the Section 179 Tax Code deduction. You have perhaps heard of this deduction but aren’t entirely sure if your business can benefit from it or how exactly it is implemented. The Section 179 IRS tax code is not a complex operation. It is designed to offer tax relief to businesses, specifically those that are small in nature. So, how does it work and what do you need to claim this tax relief? Here’s everything you need to know about the Section 179 IRS tax code: What is the Section 179 tax deduction? The IRS Tax Code’s Section 179 was created to…

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