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Equipment inspection tips: dozers

Posted by IronPlanet on Sep 28, 2018 11:02:10 AM

What to look for when inspecting a used bulldozer for sale.

When it comes to heavy equipment, nothing is as pervasive as the dozer. It can be found hard at work clearing ground, pushing material, removing stumps or performing rough grading within the construction, agricultural, logging and mining industries. First conceived by Benjamin Holt in 1904, the dozer – or crawler tractor – has been the muscle behind many projects for over 100 years.

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Topics: Heavy Equipment, Construction, Inspections

Equipment inspection tips: wheel loaders

Posted by IronPlanet on May 8, 2018 11:43:16 AM

If you need to add a wheel loader to your equipment fleet or if you need to replace an aging wheel loader, you’ll find a huge selection from all the top manufacturers for sale online at IronPlanet and Marketplace-E, and at Ritchie Bros. onsite auctions. But before you head out to inspect the wheel loader that interests you, read our five equipment inspections tips for wheel loader buyers.

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Topics: Inspections, Construction, Heavy Equipment

Equipment inspection tips: skid steer loaders.

Posted by IronPlanet on Apr 30, 2018 2:49:45 PM

Compact and versatile, the skid steer loader is always in high demand in the construction, agriculture and horticulture industries. If you're in the market for a used skid steer loader, check our current inventory. You’ll find a huge selection of skid steer loaders from all the top manufacturers for sale online at IronPlanet and Marketplace-E and at Ritchie Bros. onsite auctions: Bobcat, Caterpillar, Volvo, Case, John Deere and more.

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Topics: Inspections, Heavy Equipment, Construction

Equipment inspection tips: farm tractors

Posted by IronPlanet on Feb 5, 2018 10:39:29 AM

When it comes to buying a farm tractor, farmers know what they need - whether it's a 4WD tractor, a MFWD tractor, or a tracked tractor with a specific number of hydraulic outlets to run a scraper, air drill or other farm attachments.

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Topics: Inspections, machines, farmland

Equipment inspection tips: loader backhoes

Posted by IronPlanet on Dec 14, 2017 11:08:24 AM

Looking for a truly multi-purpose piece of heavy equipment for your next project? The loader backhoe, a melding of tractor, excavator and loader, is considered by some to be the Swiss army knife of heavy equipment. It can dig, back-fill, handle material and, with the right attachments, carry out even more tasks. Loader backhoes are compact and versatile enough for everything from construction and demolition to landscaping and road building.

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Topics: 2017, Construction, Inspections, Equipment Maintenance

Inspection tips: five things to look for when buying a used motor grader.

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 13, 2017 8:30:00 AM

A wide variety of motor graders are bought and sold online at IronPlanet and at Ritchie Bros. onsite auctions each year. If you’re planning to buy a used motor grader, make sure your inspection list includes a thorough look at these five motor grader components.

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Topics: 2017, Construction, Inspections, ironplanet

Inspection tips: five things to look for when buying a used truck tractor.

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 6, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Truck drivers depend heavily on their trucks. It's their livelihood and, for long-haul drivers, it can be their home away from home. This extremely interdependent relationship between drivers and their trucks quickly turns even the greenest of drivers into truck experts.

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Topics: 2017, Inspections, Trucks, transport, ironplanet

Inspection tips: 5 things to look for when buying a used excavator.

Posted by IronPlanet on Oct 26, 2017 12:09:30 PM

If you're looking for a used hydraulic excavator, check out the selection available for sale online at IronPlanet.com and at Ritchie Bros. unreserved onsite auctions. But before you head out to inspect the machine you want, check for these five things to help determine the value of an item you're interested in buying and avoid unexpected repairs or replacement costs.

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Topics: 2017, Heavy Equipment, Inspections, ironplanet

IronPlanet Unveils Next Gen Inspection Report

Posted by IronPlanet on Mar 31, 2017 1:30:07 PM

IronPlanet Unveils Next Gen Inspection Report

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Topics: Inspections

VIDEO: Behind the scenes of IronPlanet Inspections with Jeff Jeter, President of IronPlanet and Randy Berry, Senior Vice President of Operations and Services

Posted by IronPlanet on Jan 19, 2017 7:00:45 AM

 

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Topics: Webinar, Inspections

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