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Transportation Hurdles When Moving Heavy Equipment

Posted on: May 24, 2016 - 08:00 AM | Recycling Equipment University
You have successfully purchased (or sold) used heavy equipment. Congratulations! Now, how will you arrange to move it from one location to another? There are many important factors to consider and steps to follow when transporting heavy equipment. THE BASICS Give the machine a thorough going over to make sure that all of the parts are in roadworthy condition. Remove any foreign debris on the equipment that could fly off during transit. Tires, brakes, brake lights, hydraulics and even mud flaps must be in place and operational for transit. It is a good idea to have a couple of cheap ... More

How to Avoid Landscape & Land Clearing Equipment Downtime with Grinder Wear Parts Replacement Parts

Posted on: May 16, 2016 - 10:00 AM | Best Practices
Downtime Means Lost Income Downtime can be catastrophic for any service industry.  If you maintain a fleet of wood waste recycling machines and mulch grinders, you know that you have to be “ready” all the time.  If you’re not? Your potential customers will just call someone else.  Especially after a storm goes through, a landscaping or land clearing company is going to be in very high demand for a short period.  If your company has downtime when demand is highest, you’ll be losing customers to your competition both then and the next time they need s... More

4 Things to Look for in Factory Direct Tub & Horizontal Grinder Wear Parts for Wood Waste Recycling

Posted on: May 11, 2016 - 09:00 AM | Best Practices
Don’t Waste Money on Inferior Wood Waste Recycling Grinder Wear Parts If you’re a landscaping company or any other business that produces large amounts of wood waste, you might be tempted to simply send the wood waste straight to the landfill.  Most people don’t know that doing so is actually harmful to the environment. While wood is biodegradable, it needs oxygen to degrade properly. The sheer amount of wood waste accumulated in a landfill results in oxygen deprivation to most of the wood. This results in the production of methane gas, which ends up polluting the atmos... More

Where is the Grinding Market Going - Green? Recycling? Specialized Wood Waste Markets?

Posted on: May 02, 2016 - 08:00 AM | Market Trends
It’s vitally important to stay ahead of the competition by understanding the latest trends in your market. While there are still challenges within some parts of the wood waste/recycling industry, trends clearly show that there are also tremendous opportunities. In fact, the global grinding machines market is projected to reach an astounding $3.2 billion by 2015! The growing world population has now passed 7 billion making it clear that we have to make the most of our extremely limited resources. The result is consumers and business owners are now being forced to look for ways to max... More

How is buying or selling heavy used equipment like buying or selling a house?

Posted on: May 02, 2016 - 06:00 AM | Buying Recycling Equipment
Buying or selling used heavy equipment is almost like buying or selling a house. If you’re selling, your realtor will come in and tell you to fix all the minor and major issues.  The realtor or equipment broker will also ask you about issues that may be hidden.  Come clean and deal with these issues.  It will prevent headaches if and when it does sell.  You’ll get more for your house/used heavy equipment if you do.  If you don’t fix it, any potential buyer will look at the problems and will assume that this is just the tip of the ice berg.  ... More