The 2017 APWA Chicago Metro Chapter Expo is NEXT WEEK (Video)

APWA_Show_BlastThe 2017 APWA Chicago Metro Chapter Expo and Conference is happening next week in Villa Park. It’s your chance to visit the latest and greatest equipment, people and technologies in Public Works, connect with friends, and take in the amazing, timely educational program topics lined up for you. We’ll be there in booth number 20, so say hi and spend some time with us.

The Roadeo promises to be bigger this year with door prizes for all drivers and a raffle. The Loader Roadeo competition is happening on Wednesday, and the Snowplow Roadeo is on Thursday. Skilled drivers tackle the obstacle course laid out for them in either front-end loaders or snowplows. You’ll see one of our Hyundai wheel loaders battle it out on the front end loader course again this year!

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The Latest Hyundai Equipment Financing and Rebate Offers

Hyundai Construction Equipment offers wheel loaders, excavators, and compaction rollers to meet the harsh job site demands contractors, material handling operations, and other equipment users will likely encounter, and they’re known for their industry leading standard warranties. If you’re looking to get the edge that Hyundai equipment brings to a fleet, there’s financing or rebate options on now sure to meet your needs.  Continue reading

Hyundai Extends Free Use of its Hi-Mate Remote Management System to 5 years!

Considering Hyundai equipment? Hyundai provides free use of its Hi-Mate remote management system with the purchase or lease of any new Hyundai HL900 series wheel loader or HX series excavator. And they’ve just extended the period during which owners of Hyundai wheel loaders and full-sized excavators can use its Hi-Mate system free, from three years to five years. Yes! Continue reading

DEF in the DEF Tank, YES; DEF in the Diesel Tank, NO.

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is a vital component of a Select Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system. It’s a clear solution made of Urea and water that’s colorless but has the smell of ammonia. When added to the system, it enters the exhaust stream, where it breaks down Nitrogen Oxide emissions into Nitrogen gas and water vapor – two basic components of the air we breathe. Your machine has a separate DEF tank that varies in size depending on what model you’re running, and it usually has a blue cap for easy identification.

 The DEF tank is for DEF, not diesel. The diesel tank is for diesel, not DEF. Continue reading

Don’t Forget to Leverage JULIE Services

Building Construction

Know what’s below before you dig.

Let’s catch up with JULIE. JULIE basically has services that indicate where you can dig. Wondering who would call JULIE? The excavator doing the digging would call JULIE with the locate request information, that would be a personal representative or an employee of the company engaging in the excavation activity.

You’ll want to contact JULIE before any digging project; it’s Illinois law. A few examples of projects where a contact is required on the JULIE website include:

  • Landscaping
  • Installing Trees or Shrubs
  • Adding Room Additions

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Understanding Your Fleet Lifecycle is Key to Getting The Most Value Out of It

What are the factors to consider when you make construction fleet buying and maintenance decisions? For many, maximizing uptime and lowering costs are the key drivers of fleet management decisions. But a company’s varied range of equipment can make life cycle optimization a real challenge since there’s no one-size-fits-all answer for every company’s approach. To take the guesswork out the approach and save money in the long term, consider basing your lifecycle strategy on these key factors: Continue reading

FINN LF120 HydroSeeder Tackles Landfill Jobsite Challenges

LF120 HydroSeeder applying hydromulch

The LF120 from FINN Landfill Solutions works to control some of the challenges on a landfill job site. Municipal solid waste landfill designers and operators use daily cover on the area where waste is dumped and compacted, called the cell, to tackle issues that challenge the integrity of the landfill.

Traditionally the cover has been a 6-inch layer of soil, from onsite or hauled in by dump trucks. Alternative materials for daily cover are allowed in some states as long as they perform to the same standard as the soil solution does. These materials often save airspace, money, and time. Continue reading

Next Week’s UCA Spring Showcase

UCA members: we’re proud to be a Grand Prize Sponsor for this year’s Underground Contractors Association of Illinois Spring Showcase. Drop by and visit with us at the exhibit, or during the later festivities. Remember the event is on a Wednesday this year: April 19th at Venuti’s Ristorante & Banquets in Addison. And best of luck in taking home that grand prize!

Chicagoland Home Construction Post-Housing-Crash High

We’re happy when we hear that builders are feeling more upbeat as they see traffic to model homes on the rise and people snapping up more newly built homes than any time since 2008. Last year was a stellar year for homebuilders in the Chicagoland area, the best since the housing crash. Continue reading

Used Equipment Spotlight: New Holland C232 Compact Track Loader

The Used Equipment Spotlight is a recurring segment where we
highlight featured items from our used inventory.

Our 2013 New Holland C232 compact track loader is available for sale:

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