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

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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

Excavator Maintenance Tips

Due to the popularity of our wheel loader maintenance blog, we continue our series of blogs covering maintenance tips for heavy equipment. The goal of this series is to save you downtime and repair expenses by helping to keep your team informed regarding proper maintenance of your heavy machinery. Next in this series: excavator maintenance.

excavator inspection checklist
A sample excavator inspection checklist

Maintaining your excavator is simple if you follow an Excavator Inspection Checklist. Such a list should cover all service points, including:

  • Safety equipment & operator cab
  • Engine
  • Tier 4 CEGR
  • Cooling system
  • Fluids & lubrication
  • Hydraulics
  • Electrical system
  • Powertrain
  • Undercarriage
  • Miscellaneous additional maintenance

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Team Spotlight: Jeffrey O’Neill

jeff o'neill 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 New Castle location is Service Manager Jeff O’Neill. Find out what Jeff had to say below!

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

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Team Spotlight: David Boe

David Boe 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 Uwchan location is Operations Manager David Boe. Find out what David had to say below!

Q: Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work?
A: Recently I rolled my ankle getting out of my office chair and could barely walk for the rest of the day. Office injuries are a tough one to spin when you work with technicians in the shop.

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Why Should I Choose Remanufactured?

a remanufactured part There are many different ways to go about getting your industrial equipment back in working order after a malfunction occurs. Saving money on replacement parts by not buying new ones is not a bad idea, but it does present you with a choice: do you buy recycled, repaired, restored or refurbished, used, or remanufactured parts?

While often used interchangeably, these terms each mean something different.

  • Recycled – Reliability with these kinds of parts can be questionable, since they’re often removed from a scrap machine and resold with little to no work done to the parts.
  • Repaired – A broken or worn-out part that has had just enough work done to it to be operational again.
  • Restored or refurbished – A part with a cosmetic repair job that is meant for display only.
  • Used – A part that has been used before, and is presumably in good working order. No work has been done to correct problems the part may have.
  • Remanufactured – A part that has undergone rigorous restoration to like new condition and to match OEM specifications. The part is tested to ensure that it functions as a new part would.

Remanufacturing is clearly the best among these options. Here are four reasons to choose remanufactured parts when you’re looking to keep your equipment running. Continue reading

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5 Heavy Equipment Tips for Cold Weather

With the Northeast getting blasted by winter storm Stella recently, we thought now would be the perfect time to share some cold weather operating tips for your heavy equipment. No matter which Eagle Power & Equipment location you live closest to, you’re blessed with cold and snowy weather that is hard on your machines (we’re still working on that Hawaii-Fiji-Bermuda store plan). These tips will help keep your machines running at optimum performance when the mercury retreats into that little bulb at the bottom of the thermometer. Continue reading

Team Spotlight: Michael McIntyre

Michael McIntyre 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 Rental Manager Michael McIntyre. Find out what Michael had to say below!

Q: What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
A: Potato chips

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Wheel Loader Maintenance Tips

2012 CASE 821F wheel loader Today’s blog post is the first in a new series covering basic maintenance tips for heavy equipment. The goal is to save you downtime and repair expense by helping you keep your team informed about properly maintaining your heavy machinery. First in this series: wheel loader maintenance.

Maintaining your wheel loader is simple if you follow a wheel loader inspection checklist. It should cover all service points, including:

  • Safety equipment & operator cab
  • Engine
  • Tier 4 CEGR
  • Tier 4 SCR
  • Cooling system
  • Brake system
  • Steering system
  • Fluids & lubrication
  • Hydraulics
  • Electrical system
  • Powertrain
  • Miscellaneous additional maintenance

First of all, daily inspections alert the operator to potential breakdowns before they happen by revealing signs of wear and tear. The operator should check all fluids and do a visual check of tires, belts, and safety equipment. Pre- and post-use inspections provide an extra layer of safety that only costs a few moments each day. Continue reading