Types of Heavy Equipment for Rent and Sale

types of heavy equipment grand rapids mi“Heavy” equipment is a bit of a misnomer. In reality, when we talk about heavy equipment it has nothing to do with the size or weight of the machine. Instead, it refers to the specific tasks the piece of equipment was designed to handle.

In general, contractors use heavy equipment for tasks related to earthmoving and construction. Contractors must also have the proper training to safely operate heavy equipment and reduce the likelihood of injury.

Here are some of the types of heavy equipment we offer for rent and sale at Fredrickson Supply.

Hydro Excavator Trucks

Many contractors used backhoes to access underground utilities. But what if we told you that you could achieve better results with a hydro excavator truck?

Unlike using a backhoe, hydro excavation lets you target a specific area. This saves you the time and hassle of having to unearth a client’s entire front yard. Imagine how much easier it would be to repair underground sewer lines! Imagine how much time you’d save!

Worried about traffic around your job site? The good news is that you can park your hydro excavation truck farther away. This helps reduce traffic so you can focus on getting the job done.

Hydro excavation uses highly pressurized water to expose underground infrastructure. Once you soften and break up the ground, a large vacuum sucks up the sludge. From there, the sludge enters the debris tank on your hydro excavation truck.

You can use hydro excavation for all different types of soil, such as clay and sand.

Mini Excavators

With mini excavators, the name is self-explanatory. You use this type of heavy equipment for excavation and sometimes heavy lifting. Our mini excavators are also perfect for plowing snow, demolishing small structures, digging swimming pools, and landscaping.

In the end, how you use a mini excavator will depend on your industry and the type of work you accept as a contractor.

Skid Steers

A skid steer is versatile, light, and compact. There are so many attachment options available, which you can use to adapt your skid steer to any project. These attachments include snow blades, pallet forks, and trench diggers.

Unlike wheel loaders, skid steers skid their tires to change directions. Skid steers are also perfect for working in small areas where there isn’t a whole lot of room to move around. In fact, skid steers can turn around in their own length. Great for tight spaces!

Compaction Equipment

Our compaction equipment works for both soil and asphalt. For example, you may need to compact a section of the ground before starting construction. Compaction works by pressing down the soil and in turn expelling any trapped air. The end result is a high-density soil mass.

Request a Free Quote for Heavy Equipment

In a hurry? Check out our blog post on how to rent heavy equipment in just a few hours.

We supply many different types of heavy equipment for contractors and municipalities in Grand Rapids, MI. To request a free quote, call Fredrickson Supply at (888) 949-2385. We’d love the opportunity to work with both you and your team to find the right solution for your company.