CASE heavy equipment

What Coolant Should I Use For My Power Equipment?

Coolant (antifreeze diluted with water) lowers the freezing point of water and raises the boiling point of water. Yet, not all coolants are the same. Be sure to use the right one for your equipment.

The right coolant for your power equipment will depend on the type of equipment, its brand, the model,  the year it was manufactured, and even the metal parts it contacts (cast iron, aluminum, etc.).

Most heavy equipment manufacturers will carry their own brand of engine coolant. For instance, CASE IH developed an antifreeze premix specific for use with its Efficient Power engines.

Your equipment will have specific coolant recommendations in the owner’s manual. You can also ask our service technicians to assist you in finding the best coolant for your machine.

Let’s take a quick look at the different types of coolant on the market: Continue reading

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What Should Tire Pressure Be in Winter?

When temperatures decrease, tire pressure can drop. It’s reported that with every 10-degree drop in temps, your tire pressure drops 1 pound per square inch (1 PSI).

Yet low tire pressure may require your heavy equipment to use more fuel to get the job done. It can also cause more wear on your tires. So what should tire pressure be in winter?

30 to 35 PSI is generally recommended as the ideal tire pressure for winter temperatures, but the exact recommended pressure varies depending on the type of vehicle and how low the temperature drops.

Ultimately, it’s important to check your vehicle’s owner’s manual and go with the recommended tire pressure provided. Some tires will have ideal PSI listed on the tire sidewalls. Your machine’s recommended tire pressure might also be listed on a sticker inside the driver’s door.

Dropping temperatures might cause a heavy load to need a higher PSI but start with the recommended PSI. Measure the pressure while your tires are cold. Inflate them to that recommended PSI.

Don’t depend on a visual inspection. Use a tire pressure gauge to measure the tire inflation on your heavy equipment to be certain it is sufficient. Continue reading

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What is the Best Snow Removal Equipment for Contractors?

This is the time of year to get your snow removal equipment purchased, serviced, and ready for action.

You’ll need equipment that clears snow and ice from roads, parking lots, driveways, and walkways. Depending on whether you contract with a commercial property or a residential property, your equipment can range from skid steers, tractors, and ATVs to walk-behind snow blowers, salt spreaders, and your own 4X4 truck. Eagle Power & Equipment is a full-service snow plow and spreader dealer.

Skid-steer loaders are some of the most popular vehicles for clearing snow because they work with many types of add-ons.

Check out our heavy equipment lineup of brands you can trust. Continue reading

Best Excavator Maintenance Tips to Avoid Costly Downtime

With an excavator and other heavy equipment, any moment of downtime can cost you money and lost productivity. Heavy equipment failure puts your project and your reputation at risk.

Appropriate excavator maintenance can reduce equipment failure, inefficient fueling, and overall operating costs. Continue reading

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Help Your Crew Avoid Heat Stress on the Job Site

Workers who spend much of their day outside performing manual labor or work in hot environments are susceptible to dehydration, heat stress, and other heat-related dangers. Employers should have plans and training in place to help staff avoid heat stress on the job site. The more your staff knows about the risks of heat-related illnesses, the better their health, safety, and productivity.

We at Eagle Power & Equipment care about our customers! We hope you find this information useful as you protect your crew from heat-related injuries. Continue reading

Tips for Renting Heavy Construction Equipment

Sometimes it is in a company’s best interest to rent heavy equipment rather than purchase it. The cost of buying equipment can take up a large part of a firm’s budget. In today’s business climate, some companies are already facing financial challenges due to pandemic restrictions, so construction equipment rental may be the most feasible option to sustain operations and grow your business.

Renting construction equipment not only saves you money upfront, but it can save you money in maintenance and repair costs down the line.

We provide construction equipment rentals ranging from skid steers, track loaders, forklifts, tree removal equipment, bulldozers, trench rollers, wheel loaders, excavators, and more.  We also rent attachments.

Eagle is a family-run and founded on more than 25 years’ worth of serving seven counties in three states: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania, New Castle County in Delaware, and Cecil County in Maryland.

We have firsthand experience and knowledge to help you rent the construction equipment you need, at fair rental rates — whether daily, weekly, or monthly.

Here are 5 tips for a successful power equipment rental: Continue reading

A Quick Reference Guide: Keep Construction Workers Safe during a Pandemic

As business owners and managers, the safety of our employees, our customers, and their families is our top priority. Since our community was first impacted by COVID-19, we have been faced with continually changing safety regulations and recommendations. We have compiled the following list of resources as a quick reference guide you can use when making decisions for your business. We hope this helps our community adapt to the continuing changes due to the impact of COVID-19. Continue reading

Avant loader at Eagle Power Equipment

Avant Power Equipment Helps Arborists Rock Their Trade!

Power equipment that can serve more than one function saves you time and money, so Eagle Power and Equipment is always happy when we can provide new options in multi-functioning product lines.

Our new Avant loader line offers arborists, ground maintenance pros, and anyone hoping to get a bunch of different jobs done around their property the ability to use one machine. Through numerous attachment options, these Avant articulating loaders offer versatility, power, and flexibility to professional groundskeeping and tree maintenance all through one compact loader. Continue reading

CASE Buckets – the Varied, the Plentiful

Cheer up – winter will be over before you know it, and construction season will start again! One of the best things about CASE buckets is their versatility; we stock buckets designed for a huge range of tasks, so any equipment from CASE can function in a variety of ways.

Today, we want to highlight some of our favorite buckets and their uses in the construction world. No two buckets are created equal, so it’s important to know the main differences between them. Continue reading

Cold Weather Safety for Heavy Equipment Operators

At Eagle Power & Equipment, we talk a lot about keeping your equipment safe in the cold winter months. Today, however, we want to talk about an even more important topic – keeping your workers safe in the cold!

Even when it’s cold, the construction projects roll on. This means long hours of being exposed to cold air, wind chills, freezing precipitation, and other hazards. We want to take some time to discuss the risks of operating equipment in the winter, and health hazards to be aware of. Continue reading