Choose Honda Snow Blowers

Honda Power Equipment logo It’s hard to believe winter is just around the corner, and those of us blessed to reside in Pennsylvania and Delaware will likely be doing some snow removal in the near future.

As an authorized dealer for Honda snow blowers (as well as Honda generators and water pumps), we wanted to point out a few reasons to choose a Honda snow blower if you’re in the market this winter.

Large Selection

There are many different models of Honda snow removal machines offered here at Eagle Power & Equipment. These include models HS520A, HS520KAS, HS724TA, HS724WA, HS1132TA, HS928TA, HS928TAS, HS928WA, HS928WAS, and HS1132TAS.

They run the gamut from small and simple to big and powerful, including single-stage or two-stage, track or wheel, and electric or recoil start, depending on your needs. If you need help deciding on the perfect model for you, our Eagle Power & Equipment Honda expert Steve Plunkett is available by phone at 215-699-5871 or email at splunkett@eaglepowerandequipment.com. Continue reading

Team Spotlight: Lise’ Gahman

Lise' Gahman Our team spotlight series highlights some of the great members of our team here at Eagle Power & Equipment. Get to know our awesome team that helps ensure Eagle Power & Equipment remains a trusted and respected authority in heavy equipment rentals, sales and service for PA, Maryland, and Delaware.

Next up on the hot seat from our Montgomeryville location is our Credit/Finance Manager Lise’ Gahman. Find out what Kathy had to say below!

Q: Do you have an office nickname? What is it?
A: Queen – says it all, right?

Q: If you were on death row, what would your last meal be? Continue reading

tire tracks in snow

Preparing Heavy Equipment for Winter

Even though temperatures have been making it feel like an extended summer here in PA, cold winter weather is not too far away. The harsh winters we face in the Northeast can take quite a toll on your heavy equipment unless you take certain precautions to help minimize the risk of damage.

Eagle Power & Equipment wants to help you maintain your equipment in the best possible shape, so we’ve put together some tips on how to prepare heavy equipment for winter. No matter what type of industrial equipment your company relies on, these general tips should be useful.

Visual Check

The first place to start is your owner’s manual. Typically these have oil and fluid recommendations as well as other seasonal maintenance tasks specific to your machine. A thorough inspection of the equipment will help flag any issues that could be exacerbated when the temperatures start to drop. Take a good look at your tires, batteries, wiring, hoses, and attachments, and repair or replace any items that show damage like cracks, cuts, or worn spots.  The machine should be kept as clean as possible to help you spot leaks and other problems. Continue reading

Team Spotlight: Pat Banner

Pat Banner Our team spotlight series highlights some of the great members of our team here at Eagle Power & Equipment. Get to know our awesome team that helps ensure Eagle Power & Equipment remains a trusted and respected authority in heavy equipment rentals, sales and service for PA, Maryland, and Delaware.

Next up on the hot seat is Pat Banner, Partsman First Class at our Uwchlan location. Find out what Pat had to say below!

Q: If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?
A: I would bring a few items for survival:
(1) flint and steel to start a fire (I count them as one)
(2) a good knife
(3) something to hold water
I think I can handle it from there.

Q: Least favorite food? Continue reading

Skid Steer/Compact Track Loader Maintenance Tips

case track loader Our blog series on heavy equipment maintenance continues today with some tips on skid steer/compact track loader maintenance.  The goal of this series is to save you downtime and repair expense by keeping you informed of proper maintenance techniques for heavy equipment. You can browse our previous posts on excavator maintenance tips, wheel loader maintenance tips, or loader/backhoe maintenance tips through the links.

Just as with your excavator, wheel loader, or loader/backhoe, your skid steer/compact track loader is simple to maintain when following a Skid Steer/Compact Track Loader Inspection Checklist. Such a list should cover all service points, including:

  • Safety equipment & operator cab
  • Engine
  • Loader
  • Cooling system
  • Electrical system
  • Tier 4A (DPF)
  • Tier 4 Interim & Final (DPF/DOC/PMC/SCR)
  • Drive Line
  • Linkage
  • Hydraulic system
  • Fluids & lubrication

Track tension & tire pressure. One of the most important tips is to regularly check and adjust your track tension or tire pressure. Improperly fitted tracks can cause several issues, whether the track is too tight or too loose. A track that is too loose may have the drive lugs hop over the sprocket rollers and cause premature wear and tear. Too tight and the undercarriage will wear more swiftly. Making it routine to take a few extra moments to check can save you a hassle down the line. Continue reading

Team Spotlight: Kathy Hanson

Kathy Hanson Our team spotlight series highlights some of the great members of our team here at Eagle Power & Equipment. Get to know our awesome team that helps ensure Eagle Power & Equipment remains a trusted and respected authority in heavy equipment rentals, sales and service for PA, Maryland, and Delaware.

Next up on the hot seat from our Montgomeryville location is receptionist Kathy Hanson. Find out what Kathy had to say below!

Q: What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
A: My sewing machine

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3 Benefits of Choosing Eagle Power & Equipment

Eagle Power & Equipment logo We know that when you’re shopping for heavy machinery there’s probably one primary thing you’re looking for– the best deal. Whether you’re buying new or used, renting, or in search of parts for industrial equipment, we’d like you to know that our customers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland have consistently found that Eagle Power and Equipment is the place to go for that great deal.

There are several ways we’ve established a reputation as a leader in industrial equipment. If you haven’t already considered us, here are a few reasons you might want to:

Experience

Eagle Power & Equipment has been serving clients for over 20 years and our team has been involved in the heavy equipment industry for even longer. Our sales professionals excel at helping you select the right equipment and parts to match your business needs and budget.

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Team Spotlight: Lindsay Fray

lindsay fray Our team spotlight series highlights some of the great members of our team here at Eagle Power & Equipment. Get to know our awesome team that helps ensure Eagle Power & Equipment remains a trusted and respected authority in heavy equipment rentals, sales and service for PA, Maryland, and Delaware.

Next up on the hot seat from our Montgomeryville location is Service Coordinator Lindsay Fray. Find out what Lindsay had to say below!

Q: Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
A: Colorado, The scenery and the weather

Q: You’re happiest when? Continue reading

Loader/Backhoe Maintenance Tips

Our popular blog series on heavy equipment maintenance tips continues today with tips on loader/backhoe maintenance.  The goal of the series is to save you downtime and repair expenses by keeping your team informed on proper maintenance techniques for your heavy equipment. You can browse our previous excavator maintenance tips or wheel loader maintenance tips through the links.

Just as with your excavator or wheel loader, your loader/backhoe is simple to maintain when following a Loader/Backhoe Inspection Checklist. Such a list should cover all service points, including:

  • Safety equipment & operator cab
  • Engine
  • Powertrain
  • Tier 4 CEGR
  • Tier 4 SCR
  • Cooling system
  • Brake & steering system
  • Fluids & lubrication
  • Hydraulics
  • Electrical system

One of the most important maintenance tasks for your loader/backhoe is keeping it properly greased, while avoiding excess grease that can collect dust and dirt, getting into joints and causing more wear and tear. Any noise coming from pivot points, joints, bearings, bushings, or other areas needs to be dealt with immediately. Ensure you’re using the proper grease by referencing your owner’s manual or by asking a trusted heavy equipment dealer like Eagle Power & Equipment. Continue reading

used 2011 case loader backhoe

6 Used Heavy Equipment Myths

While we do offer a complete line of new heavy equipment from Case Construction, Kubota, and other fine manufacturers, we recognize that sometimes it makes sense to rent or buy used equipment.

Just as with buying a used car however, some people perceive a stigma, and stubbornly avoid buying anything but new machinery. Here at Eagle Power and Equipment, we deal in used equipment on a regular basis, and we think it’s important to dispel some of the most common used industrial equipment myths. Perhaps we can even change your mind.

Myth #1: The equipment was sold or traded in because it had issues – Perhaps the most common problem buyers have with used equipment is that the previous owner unloaded it due to some type of irreparable problem with the machine. However, the truth usually is simply that the previous owners’ needs changed, and a newer model or even a different kind of construction equipment was better equipped to serve them. Continue reading