Month: August 2015

Excavator Hydraulics, Fuel Efficiency Stand Out for Florida Highway Contractor and Materials Producer

The post-recession construction industry has spurred a number of success stories – one of which is Tampa Bay, Florida’s BP Construction Group. Three-and-a-half years ago, R.G. Stathas and his cousin, Nick DiGiulio, started the company with one machine. They ran a single excavator out of Bridal Path Pit in nearby Lutz, which spawned the name “BP”.

Today, the company has more than 60 pieces of equipment, 40 employees and business revenue that topped $20 million last year. They credit their success to the resurgence of the construction industry, existing relationships, a reputation of honesty and integrity – and hard work.

The Buying Tip Sheet on Wheel Loaders

Tip #1: Size it Right 

The primary factors to consider when purchasing a wheel loader are operating capacity (bucket size, breakout and lift capacity) and footprint. The right size of a wheel loader is often determined by surrounding equipment and operations.

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