Renting Equipment: How Does It Work?

When it comes to renting equipment, there are a lot of factors to keep in mind. How long will you need the equipment? What sort of project will you be completing? Which pieces of equipment are best suited to your job? So many questions, such a short project timeline and small budget!

At Eagle Power & Equipment, we want to make sure you can find the best equipment for your job at the most reasonable rental rates. We understand that it isn’t always the right time to buy heavy equipment, so our rentals are always clean, well-maintained, and ready to use immediately for a day, a week, or even a month. No matter what type of equipment you need, we have it ready for you! Continue reading

Types of Rollers Used in Compaction Work

Construction season is beginning, and the beginning of most construction jobs is compaction. Creating a strong, sturdy base is crucial for a successful construction project, and the best tool for the job is a roller. The question becomes, which roller is right for your project?

There are several different styles of rollers that work best for different types of compaction. Today, we’re going to dive into four of those types and list the projects best suited to each type. Continue reading

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Myths vs. Facts About Rental Equipment

When you think of rental equipment, what do you envision? Old, beat-up equipment that hasn’t been maintained? Expensive rates that make your job too pricey to complete?

At Eagle Power & Equipment, we’re here to put an end to common rental equipment myths. While some companies may prove those myths to be true, our goal is simple: provide the highest quality equipment at low operation costs. Today, we want to highlight some of the biggest rental equipment myths, and then tell you the truth. The truth about why rental equipment is sometimes the best way to go! Continue reading

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Used Equipment Market Value: What’s Fair?

Buying used equipment can be great for your business; often, the equipment is in great shape, but someone else soaked up the depreciation for you. However, one can never be too cautious. How do you know what fair market value is when there’s no documented system or pricing resource?

Some companies, such as www.truecar.com, have recently emerged for comparing the sale prices of new and used vehicles to determine if you’re getting the best value for that particular car based on ratings and customer reviews.

Now that system is great for standard vehicles, but how do you do the same for heavy equipment? Fortunately, at Eagle Power & Equipment we have a few options for you! We did some research and combined our own experience to bring you some of the best ways to determine fair market value to purchase your used equipment. Continue reading

Tips for Buying a Used Excavator

When it comes to buying used equipment, there are lots of important factors to consider. What sort of treatment was the machine given before? How much use did it really endure? Did the previous owners stay up-to-date on maintenance?

At Eagle Power & Equipment, we understand the value that comes with peace of mind. That’s why we thoroughly inspect every piece of equipment that comes across our lot for any imperfections or potential defects to be fixed before the equipment is posted for sale. Today we want to focus on excavators; specifically, the important components to inspect before purchasing one used. Continue reading

Manufacturer Spotlight: Daniels Plows

Here at Eagle Power & Equipment, our manufacturers are what makes us who we are. We take pride in each and every manufacturer whose equipment we sell, and today we want to spotlight a company whose products will soon be of the utmost importance: Daniels Plows.

Based in Melrose Park, IL, Daniels Plows distributes high-quality tractor and truck plow attachments all over the nation, specifically to those parts of the US that experience heavy snowfall. Today, we want to highlight the types of plow attachments that Daniels distributes to us, and how each style of plow is uniquely functional. Continue reading

New Employee Spotlight: Chris Boxler

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.Product Support Manager, Chris Boxler

Today, we wanted to take some time to spotlight our new Product Support Manager, Chris Boxler. Check out some fun facts about Chris below!

Q: Where is your favorite place to be?

A: Anywhere spending time with family and friends.

Q: Tell us something that might surprise us about you. Continue reading

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Buying Used Equipment: Worth It?

Picture this: your favorite piece of equipment has finally reached the end of its life. What do you do? Is it worth the money to see that shiny new tractor, truck, or skid steer on your lot? Here at Eagle Power & Equipment, we understand the benefits and drawbacks of purchasing both new and used equipment. We’ve put together a handy chart weighing the pros and cons of buying equipment at any stage of its life. Continue reading

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Compact Wheel vs. Skid Steer Loaders: Who Wins?

When it comes to construction machines and heavy equipment, all contractors have a definitive preference. The question is, which machine is better based on stats and usability? We’ve compiled a list of manufacturer specs to compare the CAT 904B compact wheel loader with the CAT 262B skid steer loader; let’s see which machine comes out on top. Continue reading

Team Spotlight: Vincent McGovern Jr

vince mcgovern 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 Vincent McGovern Jr, Service Manager at our Montgomeryville location. Find out what Vincent had to say below!

Q: You’re happiest when?
A: I am happiest when I am in a calm normal routine and relaxing with my 2 year old son.

Q: What’s your favorite childhood memory? Continue reading