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Ways to Decrease Your Environmental Impact in the Construction Industry

Posted on May 4, 2021 ChooseConstructionEnvironmentGuideImproveMachineTechnology

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. Is building construction good for the environment? Construction is an industry that consumes vast amounts of resources and generates tons of greenhouse […]

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Average Lifespan of Common Construction Equipment

Posted on May 4, 2021 Machine

When you purchase equipment, you want to know how long you can expect it to last. The average lifespan of construction equipment varies from machine to machine, and many factors will influence how long its components continue to work. Your heavy equipment’s lifespan is an essential aspect of getting the most value and profitability from […]

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How to Choose the Right Excavator Bucket

Posted on May 4, 2021 Technology

Choosing an excavator for your job is only the first step in acquiring the tools you need. Whether they’re mini or large, excavators are incredibly versatile because of the available bucket and attachment options. Given the many types of backhoe and excavator buckets on the market, a lot of factors contribute to finding the right […]

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The Value of Genuine Cat Parts

Posted on May 4, 2021 Guide

With over 60 years of experience supporting the construction equipment needs of companies and contractors across Alabama, northwest Florida, and beyond, Thompson Tractor appreciates the importance of being your convenient one-stop source for new replacement parts, as well as used parts, for the Cat® machines you rely on to get the job done. As Cat heavy equipment machines have […]

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Used Heavy Equipment Buying Guide

Posted on May 4, 2021 EnvironmentGuide

Whether you’re starting a business from the ground up or expanding your existing fleet, financing new equipment may not always be feasible. But how do you know that you’re getting the best value for your money when purchasing used equipment? Read our Used Heavy Equipment Buying Guide and learn to shop with confidence. Contact Us […]

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Whether to Buy New, Used, or Rent Heavy Equipment

Posted on May 4, 2021 Guide

Whether to Buy New, Used, or Rent Heavy Equipment When it comes to buying new, used or renting equipment, you’ll want to consider aspects such as usage, availability, types of projects and budget. You may have signed a few big contracts you need to prepare for, want to expand your fleet to maximize your capabilities […]

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Top 10 Tips for Running a Landscaping Business

Posted on May 4, 2021 Guide

In 1999, Mark Bradley followed his passion. He went into business for himself, founding TBG Landscape with an old lawnmower, a used truck and a dream running his own landscape business. Just 18 years later, his company earns $50M/yr in sales, but with only half the staff of an average company that size. His secret? […]

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15 Questions to Ask When Purchasing Used Heavy Equipment

Posted on May 4, 2021 Machine

Questions to Ask When Buying Used Equipment Whether you’re buying equipment new or used, you want your purchase to meet your professional requirements and serve your operation for as long as possible. Contact us Because buying used equipment is a big investment, it’s important to research the machines under consideration before making a final decision. […]

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How to Safely Load and Transport Heavy Equipment

Posted on May 4, 2021 Technology

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 […]

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Choosing the Right Skid Steer

Posted on April 6, 2021 EnvironmentGuide

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. Choosing a skid steer, and the right skid steer for your exact job, at that, has been known to cause headaches for even seasoned […]

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