Posted on: 26 May 2015
Whether you are a one-person game or employ a small team, your fencing company could use heavy construction equipment. Though the use of heavy construction equipment isn't as common in fence work as it is in other construction trades, there are times when you can benefit from the extra power that it provides.
Before you buy new, consider looking for used heavy construction equipment for sale that can be useful for different jobs on your sites. Used equipment gives you access to workhorse tools at a fraction of the cost, and as long as they have been maintained routinely during previous service, can provide you with a reliable source of power for all of your fencing needs.
So if you're interested in starting the search for used heavy equipment that will get you from residential sites to commercial ones, consider a few machines that will do the trick.
Having a stump grinder on hand is an excellent way to avoid necessary rental when you have an obstacle in your path. Stump grinders are excellent to buy used, because they're an expensive piece of specialty equipment that doesn't get routine use (unless you choose to advertise for grinding as well). You'll generally find three different types of grinders, from push to seated, with different horsepower ranges necessary to chew through every diameter tree you'll find in your path. If you don't grind often, choose a push grinder with a small capacity that can fit in the back of your truck.
A skid steer is one of the best universal heavy tools you'll use on any job site. Skid steer heavy machinery is equipped for all-terrain usage, and it can accept over 70 different attachments for any light to heavy fencing applications. You can auger holes, backhoe the earth, and push loads that would otherwise take a crew to handle on any site. Though it also requires investing in individual attachments, a skid steer is the best equipment for giving you results in half the time it would take to work only with your hands or a two-person crew.
A dump truck is an investment that may seem overrated. But if you're used to using a trailer to load and remove construction waste and debris, you'll appreciate what you can accomplish with access to your own dump truck. Dump trucks can get great mileage, because you won't need them for every job and the only maintenance they require beyond habitual vehicular is the hydraulic system for the bed. They can haul aggregates you'd otherwise be shoveling, yard waste that needs to be covered with a trailer, and construction debris that can be hazardous to unload by hand.Share