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Equipment Acquisition Strategies – Making the Right Choice for your Growing Business*

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the March 2017 issue of Construction Business Owner magazine. Visit constructionbusinessowner.com to read more.

There are a variety of options when it comes to equipment acquisition, but there is no one right answer—no silver bullet—that will work for every contractor. The decision to purchase, lease or rent equipment is a challenge that businesses of all sizes must face, and there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration in order to make the best choice for your business.

CASE Launches New Small-Frame Combination Vibratory Rollers

CASE Construction Equipment introduces the new DV23CC and DV26CC combination vibratory rollers. The new vibratory rollers compact with the front drum and deliver a smooth finish with rear pneumatic tires. An inline drum with tapered edge and high curb clearance offers precision compaction capabilities in tight spaces, and adjustable scrapers, an automatic vibration control system and a pressurized water system ensure a smooth, clean finish in a variety of asphalt applications.

With operating weights of 4,740 pounds and 4,916 pounds, and drum width of 39.4 inches and 47.2 inches, the DV23CC and DV26CC are ideal for walkways, residential driveways, bike paths, tennis courts, small parking lots and other small- to mid-size applications.

Titan Machinery Donates Equipment to Team Rubicon for Habitat Development Project at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge

CASE Construction Equipment dealer Titan Machinery donated the use of two excavators to Team Rubicon for a service project and training event at the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa and Nebraska. The excavators—a CX210C and CX250D—were used to remove several levees and water culverts as part of a wetland habitat development project.

Managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the 8,362-acre refuge is located along the Missouri River floodplain and provides essential habitat for resident, migratory and endangered species. Team Rubicon has a partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to create training opportunities for their volunteers, and the organization has worked on several habitat management and mitigation projects in refuges all over the United States.

CASE Announces Tier 4 Final Large-Frame Combination Vibratory Rollers

New DV209CD and DV210CD combination vibratory rollers (front drum with rear pneumatic tires) deliver smooth surface finish and reliable compaction performance.

CASE Construction Equipment introduces two new combination vibratory rollers—the DV209CD and DV210CD. The new vibratory rollers compact with the front drum and deliver a smooth finish with rear pneumatic tires. The DV209CD and DV210CD come standard with automatic vibration control, crab steering, an oscillating articulated roller joint and a pressurized triple-filtration water system. High-frequency is offered as a standard feature allowing for frequencies up to 4,020 vpm (67 Hz) for greater control of compaction performance based on the thickness and density requirements of each lift.

Miller-Bradford & Risberg Donates Equipment to Team Rubicon for Site Development Project at Boy Scouts of America’s Camp Long Lake

CASE Construction Equipment dealer Miller-Bradford & Risberg donated the use of an excavator and a skid steer to Team Rubicon for a service project and training session May 6-7, 2017 at the Boy Scouts of America’s Camp Long Lake in St. Cloud, Wisconsin.

The site is operated by the Potowatomi Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. The project featured Team Rubicon heavy equipment operators and sawyer teams training with equipment and chainsaws to sharpen their skills for use on future disaster relief deployments. The group forested and cleared a new 40,000-square-foot pad at the camp that will serve as the base area for a future all-terrain vehicle program.

On Working with Homeowners

Working for private homeowners requires a different level of one-on-one attention than working for other contractors or on larger commercial/industrial projects.

The homeowner (or prospective homeowner for residential contractors) has an intense personal connection to the project, the property, and how their money is being spent to complete the work. There’s also a level of communication and detail that needs to be maintained throughout the entire process – some of the things that a contractor may take for granted when working for another contractor or industrial developer are not always given or understood by a homeowner.

CASE Announces the Availability of a Custom-Fit Waste Handling Guarding/Protection Package for Large 1021G and 1121G Wheel Loaders

CASE Construction Equipment announces the availability of an all-new, custom-fit waste handling guarding/protection package for its 1021G (320 horsepower) and 1121G (347 horsepower) wheel loaders. This size class of loaders is commonly used in waste handling applications, and these CASE models are regularly specified based on the power and performance of the machine, as well as the lower engine exhaust temperatures made possible by the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology.

The package was designed in coordination with Craig Manufacturing (New Brunswick, Canada) and the CASE manufacturing plant in Fargo, North Dakota. It is available to order through CASE dealers in the U.S. and Canada, or directly from Craig Manufacturing.

Selecting a Broom/Sweeper Attachment

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new rules related to exposure to silica dust on construction sites – those rules went into effect on June 23, 2016, and compliance for construction sites is required by June 23, 2017. These rules apply to any site that will “drill, cut, crush, or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone” .

Other cities, sites and developers have their own rules about airborne particulate on the jobsite – rules that may disqualify contractors from participating if they don’t engage in approved dust mitigation practices.

CASE Releases Limited Edition Red Skid Steer and Compact Track Loader Line in Honor of 175th Anniversary

CASE Construction Equipment has rolled out 175 limited edition red skid steer and compact track loaders in honor of the company’s 175th anniversary in 2017. The special edition loaders will be sold through CASE construction and agricultural dealers in the U.S. and Canada, and feature special badging that honors the milestone anniversary.

“The red skid steer and compact track loaders are an excellent way of connecting our construction and agricultural heritage in two core product lines that work heavily in both markets,” says John Dotto, brand marketing manager, CASE Construction Equipment. “It celebrates the milestone and gives our customers an opportunity to own a little bit of equipment history.”

OCT Equipment Donates CTL and Excavator to Home Demolition for Korean War Veteran

CASE Construction Equipment dealer OCT Equipment donated the use of a compact track loader and excavator to Team Rubicon for the free demolition of a Korean War veteran’s house that was deemed uninhabitable. The initiative is led by Honoring America’s Warriors and will lead to the construction of a brand new home for Harold Edwards and his wife, Minnie, through a partnership with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity.

Edwards served in Korea from 1950 to 1953 in the 1st Marine Division. Scotty Deatherage, the director of Honoring America’s Warriors, became aware of Edwards’ situation and assembled a coalition of veteran organizations and construction companies to do the work. Midwest Wrecking, Northeast Landfill and McRoof OKC have provided additional support for the project.

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