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Building Efficiency with the Right Fleet

Sun Valley—a quiet resort town in Southern Idaho that offers everything from camping, hiking, and mountain biking to world-class cross-country skiing and other wintertime sports—is home to a multibillion-dollar tourist economy. The scenic mountain town has expanded steadily over the years—hotels, theaters and other commercial building projects continue to invigorate the valley, while condo developments and high-end luxury subdivisions continue up the hillsides unabated. Sun Valley is also home to Burks Excavation, LLC. Burks Excavation was founded in 1996 and has played a role in the development of this scenic mountain town ever since.

“We do a lot of custom homes, site work, commercial projects, subdivision work, water/sewer infrastructure, wetland projects,” explains Bo Burks, owner of Burks Excavation. “We also do site prep for paving and concrete work.”

Maximizing Profitability for Rental Companies through the Total Cost of Ownership Metric

True total cost of ownership (TCO) is determined by factoring in everything that goes into operating that machine over its lifetime: initial purchase price, fuel costs, maintenance costs, utilization, organizational overhead, resale value, etc.

When you talk about total cost of ownership for rental companies, it has to play into their rental rate calculation as well as the return on investment, or return on asset, more so than just the purchase price of the machine. So if one brand has an advantage—and it may be something as simple as Brand A’s oil change interval is 500 hours, and Brand B’s is 2,000 hours—if you start extrapolating that over the duration of ownership, that starts to add up. Specifically for the rental side, all of those costs have to roll up into a profitable rental rate. Then you look at taxes and depreciation and retail value, auction value, things like that.

CASE Announces North American Dealer Network Expansion, Additions

CASE Construction Equipment has announced several dealer territory expansions in North America as the company continues to strengthen its nationwide dealer network. Existing dealers have made significant developments in their presence in Connecticut, Indiana, Florida, Michigan and Mississippi, while a new CASE dealer has been activated in Northern Michigan.

2018 Mid-Year Distribution Expansions:

Underground Utility Contractor Anchors Excavator Fleet with CASE CX210D

Phoenix is the kind of environment that manufacturers have in mind when they test heavy equipment — temperatures above 100 degrees, tough digging conditions, and a housing market that has rebounded and is keeping contractors and their equipment busy 24/7.

The Universal Group is an underground utilities contractor in Phoenix that is benefiting from the current state of commercial, non-residential and residential building construction in the market. The company specializes in utility excavation – both dry and wet – and runs a fleet of five CASE CX210D excavators supported by local CASE dealer Titan Machinery.

Specialty Uses for Backhoe Loaders

A backhoe loader truly is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment available—whether it’s on the jobsite, in a disaster response situation or a variety of other specialty applications. CASE has recently introduced several enhancements to the N Series line of backhoe loaders—improvements to the cab and drivetrain, as well as enhancements to the electrical and hydraulic systems—that make these already versatile machines even more robust and productive.

We’ve made several features standard that were only options before, like our fuel economy package, which includes ECO mode switches for both the loader and backhoe functions, allowing for greater fuel savings, as well as optimal power and performance. CASE N Series backhoe loaders now feature an all-new Pilot Control hydraulic system for optimal precision and smoothness, offering the operator more control in applications where precision is critical.

CASE, F&W Equipment Provide Equipment Support for Tornado Cleanup

CASE Construction Equipment and heavy equipment dealer F&W Equipment provided veteran-led disaster response organization Team Rubicon with equipment for use as part of Operation Cedar Crest, a cleanup operation spurred by three EF-1 tornadoes and one microburst that touched down on May 15, 2018 in Connecticut. The severe weather left more that 150,000 residents without power and blocked more than 428 roads.

Team Rubicon deployed 44 members to the affected site, totaling 1,068 hours of volunteer work and 75,000 feet of debris moved. Team Rubicon brought the community a potential savings of $31,600 in materials and labor.

CASE, Titan Machinery and Sonsray Machinery Provide Equipment for Wildfire Cleanup Operation

CASE Construction Equipment, and heavy equipment dealers Titan Machinery and Sonsray Machinery, donated the use of skid steers, a compact track loader and an excavator to veteran-led disaster response organization Team Rubicon for Operation Big Iron — a disaster cleanup operation in response to the “Tinder Fire”, which swept across more than 500 acres in Coconino County, Arizona.

Team Rubicon volunteers provided heavy equipment operations, debris removal and sawyer services to affected communities. The organization deployed 40 members who logged a total of 2,592 hours on the operation. Team Rubicon’s heavy equipment operators used the equipment to help move more than 54,130 cubic feet of debris. Volunteers saved the community an estimated total of $74,784.38 in cleanup, materials and labor.

CASE Construction Equipment Named Among Suppliers/Contractors to Work on Foxconn Development

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and a delegation of business leaders, elected officials, contractors and Foxconn representatives today named CASE Construction Equipment among the 27 state contractors and suppliers who will perform work on the new Foxconn development in Racine County, Wis. The announcement, made on a statewide tour Monday that culminated in an event at CASE headquarters in Racine, was made in support of efforts to ensure Wisconsin suppliers and contractors take a prominent role in the construction project.

The $10 billion manufacturing site planned for Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, is estimated to create 10,000 construction jobs each year for the next four years. M+W | Gilbane, the lead contractor on the project, announced at an event in April that 90 percent of contractors for the initial site work would come from the state of Wisconsin, with a total of 10 percent coming from Racine County.

CASE Receives Top 30 Editor’s Choice Awards from Asphalt Contractor Magazine

The DV209D and DV210D Drum Asphalt Rollers from CASE Construction Equipment have been awarded a 2018 Top 30 Editor’s Choice Award from Asphalt Contractor Magazine.

The Top 30 Editor’s Choice Awards are chosen by the Asphalt Contractor editorial staff for meeting various criteria including longevity and consistency in the market, dependability, productivity and innovation. To gauge readers’ preferences, they also factored in how much interest these products received on the Buyers Guide at ForConstructionPros.com/Asphalt.

Surrey, North Dakota Wins 2018 Dire States Grant for Citywide Drainage Control and Flood Mitigation Projects

CASE Construction Equipment has awarded the $25,000 Dire States Equipment Grant to Surrey, North Dakota for much-needed road drainage revitalization and flood control projects throughout the city. Due to years of sudden urban planning and insufficient funding, several drainage-ways have filled with years of sediment, restricting natural run-off of storm water and yearly snowmelt. There are also several roads that require drainage ditches to be installed to prevent flooding.

The poor drainage has wreaked havoc on roadways throughout Surrey—costing large portions of the city’s yearly budget to maintain. In addition to flooding and infrastructure damage, the drainage issues have caused several areas in town to collect and pool standing water, creating a public health concern.

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