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

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Rent or Buy: The Heavy Equipment Dilemma

One of the great debates in our industry is whether to rent or buy heavy equipment. Since this is a common struggle among our customers, we want to offer some advice to help you answer this question.

Below are some of the questions you should ask yourself to simplify the decision-making process. By the way, if you decide to buy, we’ll help determine whether you should look at new construction equipment or browse our inventory of used heavy equipment.

For how long, and how frequently, will you use the equipment?

  • Obviously short term is better left to a rental, but even if you’re using the machinery part time, renting may be the best option. If it’s a recurring job over several months, or several jobs that require the same equipment, then purchasing is probably a better bet.

What’s the cost of renting vs. buying? Continue reading

Team Spotlight: Jim Lutz

Jim Lutz, Sales Representative 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.

First on the hot seat is Sales Representative Jim Lutz. Find out what Jim had to say below!

Q: What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
A: Family, I take great pride and pleasure in my family life. I am fortunate to have a family that is happy and healthy. I am extremely proud of my children, Rachel (age 14) and Collin (age 12). They are both excellent students and very successful in their extracurricular activities. I also need to tip my cap to my wife, Suzanne, because she is a driving force in keeping our kids successful and on top of things!

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We’ve Gone Social!

Eagle Power & Equipment Inc. has been the go-to resource for heavy equipment since 1996. Customers in a seven-county region that stretches from Bucks County, PA to Cecil County, Maryland have become accustomed to our expertise in Case and Kubota construction equipment sales, rentals, service, and parts.

In order to keep up with the busy marketplace and share some of that expertise, we’ve recently launched the new website that you are currently browsing. In our ongoing effort to provide sound advice in all things industrial equipment, we’ve also expanded our outreach with an active blog and social media pages. Continue reading