Enjoy these resources prepared for our customers, and all those in Alabama and Florida with an interest or a stake in Heavy Equipment maintenance, use, safety, and promotions.  Check back for updates on equipment, promotional financing, and recommendations to help you get more from your heavy equipment. 

Special Offers

Ready to take down your costs — and the competition? You can do both when you take advantage of special offers on Cat Machines.

Ways to Decrease Your Environmental Impact in the Construction Industry

Construction is a booming global industry. Between now and 2060, the world is likely to construct almost 2.5 trillion square feet of new developments — the equivalent of adding another Paris to the planet every single week.

Average Lifespan of Common Construction Equipment

The average lifespan of construction equipment varies from machine to machine, and many factors will influence how long its components continue to work. Learn more here.

How to Choose the Right Excavator Bucket

Whether they're mini or large, excavators are incredibly versatile because of the available bucket and attachment options. Learn how to choose the ideal excavator bucket for your job here.

The Real Value of Genuine Cat Parts

When you want the edge that comes from having full confidence in your machines, you want the type of streamlined access to genuine Cat replacement parts that our team at Thompson Tractor is here to provide you with every day. 

Learn more about what makes Genuine Cat Parts so impactful for your operation. 

Used Heavy Equipment Buying Guide

Whether you're starting a business from the ground up, or expanding your existing fleet of construction equipment, financing new equipment may not always be feasible.  But how do you know you're getting the best value on used heavy equipment?  Read our Used Heavy Equipment Buying Guide and shop with confidence. 

Whether to Buy Used, New or Rental Equipment

When it comes time to decide between buying used, new or renting heavy equipment, there are many factors to consider.  We break down the main decision points, and help you make the right decision for your business. 

Top 10 Tips for Running a Landscaping Business

Having shared success and mistakes with thousands of peers, Mark shares with us his Top Ten Tips for running a better, more profitable landscape company.

15 Questions to Ask When Purchasing Used Heavy Equipment

Whether you're buying heavy equipment new or used, you want your purchase to meet your professional requirements and serve your operation for as long as possible.   Here are 15 questions you should be asking when purchasing used Heavy Equipment

How to Safely Load and Transport Heavy Equipment

The safe and legal transportation of heavy cargo and construction equipment is no easy task. When handling some of the most massive pieces of machinery ever built by humankind, a set loading, transportation, and unloading protocol is not only a best practice — it's the only practice. We recommend using these guidelines for safely hauling construction equipment.

Choosing the Right Skid Steer for Your Application

The skid steer loader is one of the most popular and multi-faceted pieces of machinery on the market — which, inevitably, means it's also one of the most difficult to select.  Let's cut through through the noise to help you choose the best skid steer for your applications.

Improve Efficiency at Your Construction Site

Pre-construction planning, site management, employee productivity, safety, and risk mitigation: These are the things that make or break construction site efficiency — and keep supervisors up at night.  We can help you make construction site efficiency a competitive advantage for your operation.

10 Steps to Severe Weather Preparation

If you live in Alabama, you're no stranger to severe weather.  As residents of Tornado Alley, we need to be prepared for extreme weather.  We've prepared a clear ten step process to preparing for extreme weather events.

Strategic Construction Fleet Management

Keeping track of your equipment's locations, maintenance, costs, and other factors is key to making sure you avoid waste and ensure efficiency. This practice of monitoring your fleet to utilize your equipment effectively is called fleet management.

Top Construction Careers in Alabama

We are seeing enormous opportunities in the construction industry in Alabama, alongside some stiff challenges. More work is being requested than ever before (at least in certain markets) while certain costs are also rising. The opportunity for driven firms has never been greater.

Weiler Partnership Announcement

Thompson Tractor Co., Inc is excited to partner with Weiler on Purpose-Built Forestry Products.

Value of Water Campaign

This past year Thompson Tractor Company celebrated 60 years of business. As part of this celebration, we took the opportunity to raise awareness of the global impact of the value of water. We decided to join forces with the Caterpillar Foundation and their campaign Value of Water.

Drone Technology

In 2018, a new technology has begun disrupting standards of operations and making construction more efficient and sustainable. Industry leaders are implementing new technology such as aerial drones in construction to reduce costs, improve efficiency, maximize profit while decreasing waste from each project.

Diesel Engine Maintenance

We've got your complete guide to modern diesel engine maintenance tips. From routine care and protecting parts to winterizing your diesel engine and avoiding engine failure, the most common diesel engine questions and concerns are all in one spot, ensuring the longest possible partnership between man and machine.