Hardwood-style floors. Decorative mirrors. Toilets that flush. Sinks with running water. It’s hard to believe we’re talking about port-a-potties — or, to use a term befitting these luxury loos, portable restrooms.
If you’ve noticed a tank with a blue cap on some of the newer diesel construction vehicles you rent, you may be wondering what it is. The answer: It’s a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank.
Plumbing “projects” often present themselves when you least expect them, and if you plan to do them yourself, you may need to act fast, which means being prepared with the right tools.
Traditionally, the drill is seen as a multipurpose tool, perfect for both drilling and driving.
Operators use grinding wheels for both non-precision and precision grinding tasks. Non-precision grinding refers to using a power tool to manually grind welds, casts, and tools.
As you plan your next home DIY project, make a list of the tools and equipment you’ll need and when you’ll need them.
Just as joint fluid allows us to bend at the elbow, hips, shoulders and knees without bones grinding against each other, oil and grease prevent the metal-on-metal grinding of moving parts of heavy equipment.
With an excavator, backhoe, loader or forklift, there's no jacking up the equipment on the side of the road and doing a quick tire change in case of a blowout or flat.
Sometimes it's the simplest tasks that get overlooked, like greasing heavy equipment on a consistent schedule.
United Rentals foreman and technicians have noticed a trend: Customers often try to use equipment to do much more than the machine is intended to handle.
It's earthmoving season, and that means earthmoving equipment is in high demand and heavy use.
In spring, earthmoving equipment of all sizes and models hits the road, ready to take on the dirty, rough work of excavation, demolition and moving construction debris.
When it comes to earthmoving equipment, it's all about digging, scooping and pushing, and it takes a different machine to perform each task properly.
Forklifts offer the versatility and lifting power needed to satisfy many job requirements.
Lack of maintenance can shorten the life of a forklift and result in hefty repair bills along the way.
Fired heaters do just as the name implies: generate heat via the use of combustible materials. In direct fired heaters, air is forced across an open flame.
When a project or job is in motion, jobsite equipment is crucial to the company’s success. Companies are that much more successful when said equipment uses less fuel.
A large variety of attachments can transform a forklift into a versatile work horse, including buckets, extensions, lifts, work platforms, rotators, spreaders, and rams.
Construction jobsite theft totals some $1 billion annually, according to National Equipment Register. And that doesn’t include costs of business interruption, such as project delay penalties and wasted workforce time.
Tight lending conditions and lulls in development activity have led to contractors tightening their belts over recent years, and for many firms, that means renting construction equipment instead of buying.
Renting HVAC equipment comes with a host of benefits including onsite consultations, fast equipment delivery, onsite repairs and 24/7 technical help.
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Construction firms are renting more equipment than ever, seeking out multifunctional machines and using high-tech software to cut costs.