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

CX290D scrap loader/ material handler

Tough New Crawler Excavator Specifically Suited for Waste and Recycling Industries

Equipment built for the tough demands of waste and recycling applications needs to be strong enough to endure a beating that’s not seen in many other industries. Landfills and scrap yards can pose special challenges for equipment – but new crawler excavators from CASE are specially designed to safely withstand the heavy wear and tear and the rather extreme environment challenges that they present.

New Mid-Sized CX290D Model Offer True Advantages in the Scrap and Waste Handling Industries

An all-new crawler excavator (which comes in a scrap loader version and a material handler version) is now part of the CASE Construction Equipment lineup: the CX290D. Each of these versions is designed specifically for use with shears, grapples, magnets, and other attachments that are typically used in the scrap and waste industries. Plus each offers a number of key features that fine-tune the machines for scrap loading applications and material handling. Continue reading

Team Spotlight: Kevin Vreken

Kevin Vreken 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 Kevin Vreken of our New Castle, Delaware location. Find out what Kevin had to say below!

Q: Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
A: Jamaica – Why? No Worries

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

Team Spotlight: Tom Duncan

Tom Kelly 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 Tom Duncan. Find out what Tom had to say below!

Q: What would you like to be your greatest accomplishment?
A: To live to be a 110 years old!

Q: Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why? Continue reading

Case Compact Track Loader

Sometimes Renting Is the Better Choice

Because our customer base is involved with so many different industries, we know there’s never a right answer for everyone. Our team is glad to talk you through the advantages and potential drawbacks of purchasing new construction equipment, renting construction equipment, or considering purchasing a used piece.

Since Eagle Power and Equipment has rental opportunities for a day, a week, or a month, we can accommodate the duration that is best for your project need. Is renting the most advantageous choice for you? Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of renting heavy equipment from Eagle.

Five Primary Benefits of Renting Construction Equipment Continue reading

Team Spotlight: Anthony Baker

Anthony Baker 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 Parts Sales Specialist, Anthony Baker. Find out what Anthony had to say below!

Q: What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
A: Old bay seasoning

Q: What is your greatest fear? Continue reading

CASE compactor

A Few Minutes of Equipment Inspection Each Day Can Prevent Costly Downtime

Your crews depend on your equipment to ensure that jobs are completed safely, efficiently, and in a timely manner. So what can really throw a wrench in the gears of getting things done? Equipment down time. Even top quality equipment from CASE can experience downtime when proper maintenance and servicing is overlooked.

Thankfully, equipment operators can prevent downtime, extend service life and ensure more efficient operation with just a few minutes of preventive inspection both pre- and post-operation. Those few minutes of investment in inspection are the absolute key to preventing costly downtime events.

Here are a few of the most important items we recommend for regular inspection. Continue reading

Team Spotlight: Tom Kelly

Tom Kelly 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 Product Support Specialist, Tom Kelly. Find out what Tom had to say below!

Q: What’s your favorite line from a movie?
A: Go ahead make my day.

Q: Do you have an office nickname? What is it? Continue reading

Landscaping Attachments Can Dramatically Improve Your Team’s Function without Buying a New Machine

We know that many of our landscaping customers are using one machine as the base platform for nearly every job that they come across. Whether it’s a skid steer, a compact track loader (CTL), a backhoe or a wheel, that machine with a standard bucket, can be like a Swiss army knife for lots of applications. With one machine and one bucket, you learn to make do.

But now with some amazing attachment offerings from CASE, these same customers can consider how to expand their business with simply the usage of an attachment, rather than buying another machine.

Consider these advantages that are available with the right new attachment on your trusted CASE machine:

  • The ability to increase productivity/reduce the labor costs that go into a job
  • The capacity to bid on and perform a broader variety of jobs
  • The option of reducing the total number of machines required on a jobsite and allocate laborers to other tasks
  • The opportunity to add more billable hours to a single machine (thereby lowering that machine’s total cost of ownership).

In many cases, the standard auxiliary hydraulics found on most of today’s machines are all that’s needed to use some very powerful attachments.

Let’s take a look at some of the top attachments available from CASE for landscapers. Continue reading