As the leading online marketplace for buying and selling heavy machinery, Equipment Trader understands just how useful the Internet can be in finding your next piece of construction, agriculture, or lifting equipment. However, it is essential that online shoppers always be on the lookout for scams. Spikes in scams occur around the holidays in retail, and at the beginning and peak of the busy season in heavy machinery – but scams can happen all year round. Because we always want our customers to be safe, we’ve put together a list of 13 tips for avoiding scams when buying online.Read More
When it comes time to purchase equipment, where do you look? Buyers often turn to traditional dealers who offer both new and used equipment for sale, but there’s another option that shouldn’t be overlooked: purchasing formerly rented equipment from rental companies, such as United Rentals. As these dealerships update their rental fleets with new machines, they need to move on from their used equipment, which can create great deals for consumers. A number of rental companies sell their previously rented machines on Equipment Trader – from air compressors and excavators to loaders and scissor lifts – so today we’re breaking down the advantages of buying equipment that was previously a rental unit.Read More
Ag drones not only capture photographs, but can also use sensors to track factors like crop health, the presence of insects, and irrigation levels. Some ag pros even use drones to engage in “precision farming,” where the drones accurately and efficiently plant seeds and spray crops, saving time and money, and reducing waste. The global market for drone-powered solutions in agriculture is already estimated to be at $32.4 billion, with 74% of U.S. farmers currently using or considering adopting drone technology to assess, monitor, and manage their farms.
It’s very likely you’ve noticed that drones, once a hobby for a few enthusiasts, have become major tools across a number of industries. Today, construction drones survey and map job sites, military drones spy on enemy combatants, and delivery and cargo drones transport goods across increasing distances. And now drones are even found on our agricultural farms!
Cranes are taking turns lifting gigantic rocks. Virtual reality headsets are transporting people to worksites around the world. Concrete trucks are spinning on the show room floor. Screens and signs are filled with fun, dynamic graphics. Business cards are exchanged for chances to win smart-tablets and gift-cards. And the Equipment Trader table is handing out our famous color-changing cups (yellow when warm, green when cold).
The scene of your typical trade show is pretty well known, but it also demonstrates a compelling and complicated paradox that we don’t always talk about, related to just how important the set-up of your booth really is. Read More
Industries from construction and agriculture to logistics and transportation use various truck scales for diverse weighing needs. However, paying a small fortune for new equipment — or paying frequent rent that keeps adding up — might not be feasible for many businesses. The trick is to find the right truck scale that doesn’t break the bank, but still offers a superior weighing solution. Read More
Used equipment – there are some ”Big-As-F” Reasons to Buy and we’ve spent the past few weeks discussing Tips for Making a Purchase. The most important step in buying any older machinery is to learn as much as you can about the equipment, its past, and the owner/dealer/seller. Recently, we covered important considerations for Inspecting the Machine and Learning the History. Today, we’ll continue to look at How to Evaluate Used Equipment Before Buying by discussing what goes into Researching the Dealer!!Read More
At Equipment Trader, we always want to help our customers find the very best equipment for their lives and work! Our website carries a huge inventory of new and used equipment. While new is the right choice for some, we’ve previously identified 4 Big-As-F Reasons to Buy Used Equipment. To help out with your used purchases, today we’ve assembled 8 Quick Tips for Buying Used Equipment!!Read More
From replacing broken machines to expanding your business, there are many reasons why you may look to purchase equipment. At Equipment Trader, we always want to help our customers find the very best equipment for their lives and work! Our site carries both new and used machinery. For some buyers, shiny new products will be tempting, but for many, the best option will be used equipment. Why’s that? Glad you asked; we created this article specially to share the many benefits of used equipment! To make it memorable, we thought of a mnemonic device based on a certain letter… So keep reading to discover 4 Big-As-F Reasons to Buy Used Equipment!