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Flush with Amenities, Upscale Port-a-Potties Offer a Better Way to Go

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.

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Quick Tips: Greasing Maintenance

We wrote about the importance of greasing machines here. It extends the life of the equipment and helps you get the best performance out of it.

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Quick Tips: What is a DEF tank?

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.

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Basic Plumbing Tools Every DIYer Should Have in Their “Tool Bucket”

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.

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Learning about Power Drivers and Drills

Traditionally, the drill is seen as a multipurpose tool, perfect for both drilling and driving.

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What Type of Grinding Wheel Should I Use?

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.

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When Should Weekend Warriors Buy Tools and Equipment Vs. Renting?

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.

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How to Choose the Right Grease for Heavy Equipment

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.

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How to Maintain Tires on 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.

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The Importance of Greasing Your Machines

Sometimes it's the simplest tasks that get overlooked, like greasing heavy equipment on a consistent schedule.

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The Dangers of Overloading Equipment

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.

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Tips for Maintaining Earthmoving Equipment During Earthmoving Season

It's earthmoving season, and that means earthmoving equipment is in high demand and heavy use.

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What to Look for When Buying a Used Backhoe

If you're in the market for a used backhoe, you already know how handy these pint-sized excavators can be. Buying used can save you big — if you buy smart.

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What to Look for When Buying Used Equipment

Heavy equipment is a huge investment.

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Connecting Attachments to a Skid-Steer Loader

Whether they're used as the base package or with a wide selection of attachments, skid-st

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How to Maintain Heavy Equipment Undercarriage

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.

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Choosing the Right Earthmoving Equipment for the Job

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.

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Selecting the Right Forklift for Your Jobsite

Forklifts offer the versatility and lifting power needed to satisfy many job requirements.

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Tips for Maintaining a Forklift

Lack of maintenance can shorten the life of a forklift and result in hefty repair bills along the way.

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Benefits of Indirect Fired Heaters

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.

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Fuel Saving Tips for Jobsite Equipment

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.

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Using Attachments for ForkLifts

A large variety of attachments can transform a forklift into a versatile work horse, including buckets, extensions, lifts, work platforms, rotators, spreaders, and rams.

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Project Security: How to Keep Your Site Safe around the Clock

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.

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Renting vs. Buying Construction Equipment: A Growing Trend

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.

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Running Hot and Cold: Why it Makes Sense to Rent HVAC Equipment

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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Total Control Web-Based Rental Management: Track Your Rental Fleet in Real Time

Manage your equipment inventory and save 15%-35% in annual rent costs with Total Control.

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Cost-Cutting Technology: 3 Key Trends in Equipment Management

Construction firms are renting more equipment than ever, seeking out multifunctional machines and using high-tech software to cut costs.