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2020 CONEXPO base map for Rent1 blog

Rent1 at CONEXPO 2020

*Note the maps in this post were provided by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) on January 6th, 2020, and there will be an updated version released in February. We’re excited to announce that our media team will be onsite at CONEXPO 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Like other industry events, the Rent1 Heavy Equipment Rentals team will be recording interviews from the showroom floors to get our subscribers up to speed on the latest construction equipment trends, manufacturer products, and innovations in the heavy equipment sector. (more…)

How Wide is the 35 G & How to Fit it in Your Yard

Founded in Grand Detour, Illinois in 1837, John Deere is an American success story like few others. With its rich history of product development and innovation, the company has long been a valuable partner to those who cultivate, harvest, and build upon the land. Today, its machinery is a must-have across many industries: Lawn & garden, agriculture, construction, landscaping & grounds care, golf & sports turf, forestry, the military, and others. One of its most successful product lines are excavators, perhaps none more so than a model introduced in 2013 – the 35G compact excavator. Small, nimble, and easy to operate, it is invaluable for commercial and residential use.



How to Use Video Content to Promote Your Construction Business


For better or worse the moving image has emerged triumphant when it comes to storytelling, news and marketing. Give people a choice between reading the news and having it read by a talking head and they’ll take the talking head 9 times out of 10. Give them a choice between reading a book that might take them weeks or watching the 2 hour movie based on that book and they’re heading to the multiplex every time. By the same token if you have a construction company to promote you’re going to attract more attention with a promotional video than you will with a print ad. (more…)


How to Hire the Best Operators and Where to Find Them

If you’re a construction contractor you’re faced with a slew of decisions on a daily basis, many of which will have a major impact on your company’s short and long term prospects. One of these is whether you’d be better off buying or renting your heavy equipment and another is who you’re going to get to operate that equipment regardless of where it comes from. While today’s heavy equipment is more technologically advanced and capable than ever before it’s also very much like a race car in that what you ultimately get out of it will depend on who you place in control of it. Trying to find highly-qualified, highly-motivated, talented, dependable operators can be like trying to find the proverbial needle in a haystack. But find them you must. (more…)

What is The Right Heavy Equipment For My Job?

Whether you’re a contractor or homeowner heavy equipment rentals can help you tackle big projects in a timely and cost-effective manner. A job that might have taken hundreds of man hours can often be performed in a single day using the right piece of heavy equipment. While not so long ago trying to find heavy duty rental equipment could be a tedious process today heavy equipment rental is one of the fastest growing sectors of the construction industry making heavy equipment rental as convenient as it is smart. Below we’re going to look at some of the factors you need to consider in order to make sure you wind up with the right heavy equipment rental at the right heavy equipment rental rates for the job at hand.


A Guide to Renting Heavy Equipment and Avoiding Mistakes

hydraulic excavator rental
Heavy equipment rental is a phenomenon that has developed considerable legs. In the past decade the instances of companies renting rather than buying the construction equipment they need has gone through the roof. But why is that? The answer to that question is the same one that drives nearly all other business considerations: the bottom line. In short, many companies are no longer thrilled by the prospect of buying equipment and then letting it molder in the yard between projects. In their search for more cost-effective alternatives they cast their eye upon the rental landscape and see clear advantages that are hard to resist. (more…)

How to Get Into the Field of Heavy Equipment Operator Jobs

training carousel

Last summer you worked with your brother in the warehouse he manages and had the opportunity to operate a couple of forks lifts. You unloaded trucks with them and even got into placing and retrieving pallets full of products from the racks. In the process you discovered a couple of things, 1) that you have a knack for operating this type of equipment and that 2) you really enjoy it as well. The whole experience left you wondering who hires heavy equipment operators for cranes, bulldozers, earth movers, excavatorsfront end loaders and more and how people go about securing heavy equipment operator jobs. (more…)


Excavating Roadside Ditches

If you had a parent like mine you may have heard this when you were growing up: “The world needs ditch diggers too.” Well, as it turns out, roadside ditches and relief culverts really are a common job that are essential to well-functioning drainage systems for many kinds of roads. They are quite effective at diverting water from in-sloping road surfaces with minimal damage, but you need the right machinery to create them. (more…)