Call Before You Dig
One of our favorite parts of this job is hearing your stories! We love it when our customers tell us what they’re planning on accomplishing with the equipment they rent from us, or share their success stories about past rentals.
Of course, we’ve also heard our share of unsuccessful stories. More often than not, there are unexpected obstacles to overcome in home improvement and landscaping projects. We want you to get the most out of your time with the heavy equipment you are paying for, and that’s why we want to share any bits of expertise we can that will save you frustration in your project. For instance, a lot of our equipment is used for digging -- that’s why we always want our customers to be aware and cautious of the location of utility lines.
It’s finally summer. The days are longer, the pool is open, the smell of barbecue is in the air. It’s your day off, you pour yourself a giant glass of lemonade and head out to the back porch to get started on your new book. And in one foul swoop your afternoon is ruined; you hear the high pitched voice of the oblivious-to-boundaries neighborhood kid squealing your name. You now have a guilt-ridden responsibility to put down your book and respond to his persistent questions. He asks you if he can swim in your pool, play with your dog, have a glass of whatever you’re drinking... And as you pour him the last drop of your lemonade, you kick yourself for not installing a privacy fence earlier.
Even if you get along splendidly with the people in your neighborhood, you still may want to consider a privacy fence. An enclosed backyard creates a peaceful environment that acts as an extension of your home, as well as provides security for your children and pets.
Track Skid-Steer vs. Rubber Tire Skid-Steer
When it comes to site work, the rental or purchase of a quality skid-steer can be an extremely smart investment. If chosen strategically, a skid-steer loader will become much more than just an auxiliary piece of equipment. If you are committed to complete utilization of your investment, your skid-steer loader can provide a high return. They’re designed to tackle just about anything: loading dirt, lifting pavers, grading site areas, not to mention all possibilities skid-steer attachments provide.
Today’s skid-steer loaders are more powerful and productive than ever before, and a growing number of attachments are making them even more versatile. So, how do you know which type of skid-steer loader is right for your operation? Here is a link to our skid-steer loader attachments. Once you know what type of work you’ll be performing on your job site, there are important considerations that should be factored into deciding whether to use a skid-steer with tires or tracks. Before making a decision, an evaluation of ground conditions, climate elements, and your total cost of ownership should all be taken into account.
Have you ever considered adding an outdoor kitchen to your home? Maybe there is some special taste factor added to food when it’s prepared in the great outdoors, or maybe it is just the experience that makes it so special. Whatever the reason, taking advantage of the warm weather with friends, family, and food is a definite highlight of summer.
Decide on a budget for your outdoor kitchen, and stick to it. It doesn’t have to be extravagant to achieve that level of summer charm you’re looking for. We’ve seen plenty of perfectly functional and attractive outdoor kitchens put up on a modest budget.