Owen Electric Sets Natural Gas-Fueled Generator For Distributed Generation Project

In its continued commitment to provide members with safe, reliable and affordable energy, Owen Electric Cooperative has partnered with Harshaw Trane to construct a 2 MW (megawatt) natural gas generation facility. Excavators broke ground in March, preparing the foundation of the new facility set by crane Tuesday morning. The unit consists of a single, enclosed […]

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How to Know You’re Getting a Good Value on Used Construction Equipment

Anyone who runs a construction company or works in agriculture knows that equipment costs are one of the leading expenses they face. One way to keep your costs down is to buy used construction equipment, but how do you know if you’re getting high-quality equipment that will last for years? Making good business decisions when […]

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How to Maximize the Life of Your Heavy and Compact Construction Equipment

Big investments need a long life. The proper management of construction equipment will help you get the most from your investment and enjoy the safe operation of the machine. You can extend the life of the components and improve uptime with daily preventative tasks, regular construction equipment service and well-trained equipment operators and technicians. Think […]

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7 Key Elements for Proactive Equipment Management

An effective maintenance program lengthens machine life, keeps your equipment productive, increases resale value and reduces unscheduled downtime. WHAT SHOULD YOU INCLUDE IN YOUR MAINTENANCE PROGRAM? 1. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE Complete maintenance and service recommended in your Operation and Maintenance Manual (OMM). 2. SOS FLUID ANALSIS Analyze oil, coolant and hydraulic fluids for wear indicators. Talk […]

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Strategies for Attracting & Retaining Skilled Operators

Strategies for attracting & retaining skilled operators Research shows that a skilled operator can use 10-12% less fuel every day than an unskilled one. In addition to cutting fuel costs, the right operator can also enhance safety, improve productivity and extend component life. That’s probably why when Caterpillar asked a group of heavy construction professionals […]

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