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Heavy Equipment Needed to Start a Construction Business in 2023

Posted on June 28, 2022 Machine

If you’re considering venturing into the construction industry, you may be wondering what you need to start a construction company. These companies require a variety of tools and heavy equipment. There are a few ways to obtain the necessary equipment to start your business, including buying, renting, and leasing. Before doing that, though, you need […]

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Top 3 Tips for Renting Heavy Equipment and Machinery

Posted on May 17, 2022 Guide

Knowing what to look for when renting equipment is key to getting the most out of your rental agreement. Continue reading our guide so you fully understand the ins and outs of heavy equipment rental and can get the job done right. Why You Should Rent Heavy Equipment Renting heavy equipment and machinery is an […]

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Benefits of Doing Business with a Women’s Business Enterprise

Posted on March 17, 2022 Uncategorized

On March 11th, 2022, Thompson Tractor was officially certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council). This certification is the “most widely recognized and respected national certification for women-owned businesses in the U.S.” With this new certification comes benefits for you, our customers, and we are excited to share […]

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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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