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Tips for Preserving Fuel in Heavy Equipment

Posted on October 16, 2023 GuideImprove

Preserving fuel in heavy equipment can reduce overhead costs, increasing a company’s profit. Fuel efficiency is one of the most important parts of decreasing construction expenses, and you can improve efficiency with simple tips and strategies. From driving habits to proper maintenance, each small step allows you to accomplish more work with less fuel. Importance […]

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Tips for Preserving Fuel in Heavy Equipment

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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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 […]

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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 starting a business from the ground up or expanding your existing fleet, financing new equipment may not always be feasible. Buying used can be an excellent alternative, but it can be challenging to determine if you’re getting the best value. Our guide can help you learn to shop with confidence. Buying used is different than buying new, […]

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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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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 has been known to cause headaches for even seasoned experts. From auxiliary hydraulics […]

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10 Steps to Severe Weather Preparation

Posted on May 5, 2020 Guide

How to Prepare for Severe Weather in Construction No matter where you live, you’re likely to encounter some form of severe weather. At its worst, severe weather can cause serious injuries or fatalities. In 2017, 508 people died and 1,205 were injured due to severe weather in the United States. Severe thunderstorms, flash flooding, sustained […]

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Construction Jobs in Alabama

Posted on May 5, 2020 Guide

Construction Jobs in Alabama More than six decades of business in Alabama and Northwest Florida gives Thompson Tractor Company a well-rounded perspective on the way construction has evolved. At the onset of the company business in 1957, our nation was building the interstate highway systems, and there was a huge demand for heavy machinery and […]

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