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Controlling the Cost of Idling Equipment

Idling rates refer to any instance in which a piece of equipment is located on a jobsite and the engine is burning fuel, but...

Using Internal Charge Rates to Inform Asset Acquisition: New vs Used Case

Purchasing machinery to upgrade or expand an existing fleet can prove to be a daunting task for today’s equipment managers. Making the decision to...

Model Spotlight: Deere 544K

This Model Spotlight article reviews the Deere 544K, an articulated wheel loader, and breaks down the numbers across the four main features available on...

Model Spotlight: JLG 400S

This Model Spotlight article focuses on the JLG 400S, an I.C. Self-Propelled Telescopic Boom Aerial Lift, and breaks down the numbers across the four...

How to Calculate Internal Charge Rates for Leased Equipment

EquipmentWatch’s Internal Charge Rate Calculator is the quintessential way to quickly and accurately calculate their hourly rates. For owned equipment, the calculator allows the...

Model Spotlight: Caterpillar D8T

This Model Spotlight article focuses on the Caterpillar D8T, a standard crawler dozer, and breaks down the numbers across the four main features available...

5 Equipment Types with the Smallest Variance between Rental Rates and Ownership Costs

Making the decision to rent equipment or use an owned asset is always a difficult one, and this decision can be influenced by many...

Model Spotlight: Caterpillar 140M2

This Model Spotlight article focuses on the Caterpillar 140M2, an articulated frame grader, and breaks down the numbers across the four main features available...

How to Streamline your Cost Recovery Process

Cost Recovery is an essential element in maintaining the health of a business, and this is especially true in the heavy construction world, where...

Model Spotlight: Caterpillar 289D

This Model Spotlight focuses on the Caterpillar 289D and breaks down the numbers across the four main EquipmentWatch features: Costs, Rental, Specs, and Values....

Forecasting Hourly Mechanics Wage and their Impact on your Equipment Costs

The last time we looked into mechanics wage we found that the hourly wage has been consistently rising from about 1999 to 2016.  We...

Forecasting Fuel Prices and Their Impact on Your Operating Costs

Forecasting cost of fuel is critical in successfully determining future ownership and operating costs. Key Takeaways for Decision Makers EQUIPMENT MANAGER: Recognizing fuel...
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