Construction Equipment Guide contacts manufacturers and collects new model information for all of the most popular categories of equipment. Select the category below to find the specifications you need to make your purchase decisions.
Scissor lifts, boom lifts, man lifts and aerial work platforms are all considered Aerial Lifts. The number of our aerial lift listings is enough to make sure we have the lift that you need for your job. We have lifts from all of the largest manufacturers like Genie, JLG and Terex and our dealers update their equipment all of the time, so if you don't see the lift you are looking for today, check back later. It might be waiting for you. Indoor and outdoor, electric or diesel, we have the lifts to get you up to where you need to be.
The Paving, Concrete and Compaction industries have been a staple of Construction Equipment Guide for years. We list all types of asphalt, concrete and paving equipment including pavers, rollers, reclaimers, brooms, distributors and chip spreaders from all of the largest manufacturers like Bomag, Cat, Ingersoll Rand, LeeBoy and Stone.
Why a backhoe loader? Have a digging job? Trenching? Demolitions or transporting material? Then a backhoe might be what you need. Useful for everything from paving and clearing asphalt to landscaping for the private homeowner, these machines can handle a wide variety of jobs.
Often referred to as “cherry picker” trucks, bucket/boom trucks — also called aerial work platforms (AWP), elevating work platforms (EWP), or mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP) — are vehicles with an extendable boom mounted to the bed or roof that are used to provide temporary access to inaccessible areas. Often used by construction and maintenance workers, they also are deployed by firefighters for emergency access and phone and cable companies to reach high wires. Designed to lift limited weight limits — they typically have a lifting capacity of 350 to 1,500 pounds — they can usually be set up and run by one person. Construction Equipment Guide’s website has links to used bucket/boom trucks for sale from an assortment of manufacturers, including Duralift, Lift-All, Manitex, Terex and Volvo.
A Chassis Cab is a commercial vehicle with bare frame rails behind the cab. This allows for the consumer to modify it to specific capabilities and services to suit their needs. It differs from a pick-up truck in that pick-ups are equipped with a pickup box/bed and require no upfitting after purchase. Construction Equipment Guide has a long list of Chassis Cab manufacturers, including Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet and many more. To read more about the Chassis cab, scroll down to our editorial coverage below.
The compact track loader, or multi-terrain loader, is a close relative to the skid steer loader that it grew out of. Digging and landscaping, earthmoving, material handling and attachments for grading and hammering along with its multi-terrain capabilities, make this machine a versatile addition to any work force.
We carry all models of Compaction Equipment for whatever your job is. Search below for Soil and Asphalt equipment, Rollers, Compactors and Tampers from manufacturers like Bomag, Case, Cat, Galion, Hamm, Hypac, Sakai, Stone, Terex and Volvo.
Need to push a lot of material? Crawler Dozers. Track Dozers. Bulldozers. Construction Equipment Guide offers a huge selection of top-quality dozers for sale to round out your heavy equipment fleet. Whether soil, sand or rubble we have the dozer sized for whatever your job needs.
Construction Equipment Guide lists loaders from manufacturers like Allis Chalmers, Cat, Case, Dresser, Deere Liebherr and more. We list hundreds of loaders, updating our list daily to keep it fresh and current. Select a manufacturer to see the list of new and used loaders we have for sale on our site.
Lowboys and Drop Decks lower the bed so that the trailer can carry taller equipment that regular flatbeds can't. Lowboys are used to haul heavy equipment such as dozers, loaders, industrial equipment, and more...
Dump trailers lift the trailer bed from its frame, making unloading easy and efficient. Dump trailer types include end, side, belly or bottom dumps.
Excavators perform the heavy-duty earthmoving functions that are so crucial to many construction operations. These diggers range in size from compact units to enormous heavy excavators weighing in excess of two million pounds.
A feller buncher is a motorized vehicle with an attachment used in logging. This dual-function machine — that both cuts down trees (feller) and skids and assembles two or more trees (buncher) — has reputedly modernized logging practices, potentially falling and bunching as many as 200 trees per hour. Feller bunchers are able to replace the work done by lumberjacks, typically doing the work of 10 to 15 men.
Used, New and Rental options for Forestry Forwarders are found on this page. A Forwarder is a forestry vehicle that can load and transport logs by itself. It has the unique capability of picking up logs on the site and loading its trailer bed for easy transportation. Manufacturers include, Barko, Caterpillar, Deere, Komatsu, and Tigercat.
In addition to their use to harvest crops on a farm, harvesters also are used for felling trees and maneuvering logs in forestry applications. They are effective for leveling moderately steep terrain for clearcutting areas of forests. These heavy machines are built on all-terrain vehicles, such as wheeled, tracked on walking excavators. They also may be articulated for turning around obstacles. They are typically used in conjunction with a forwarder, which hauls the logs to a roadside landing.
Working at night is no problem if you’ve got light towers on the site. This piece of mobile equipment consists of a tall mast and several high-intensity lamps. While often powered by a diesel engine generator, they also can be powered by batteries, solar power or hydrogen power. Light towers often can be found on nighttime road projects. In addition to construction projects, light towers also can be used anywhere strong, temporary lighting is needed, including emergency services, demolition jobs, and motion picture production. Portable light towers also have been used in rescue operations, and in 2016 more than 35 Doosan Portable Power light towers were used at a University of Tennessee/Virginia Tech football game and Honda Ridgeline Presents Bristol's Tailgate Party for parking lots, campgrounds, sidewalks, entrances and exits, as well as areas of heavy traffic.
A necessity in the forestry industry, the log loader, is used to sort and stack the logs, as well as loading them for transport. Several types of loaders are available: Knuckleboom loaders, truck mounted and wheel loaders. Knuckleboom loaders have a swing arm and are hydraulically-operated. Truck mounted loaders are attached directly to the truck and are generally used for smaller wood. Wheel loaders use a set of forks with a grapple to load the logs and are very efficient, because they can load a large amount of logs at one time.
A motorgrader is a must in the road maintenance industry. With its long, flat blade called a moldboard, this piece of machinery creates a flat surface. This is the base course upon which the road surface is placed. Also known as a grader or road grader, it can also be used for other applications, such as: earthmoving, spreading and snow removal. They have three types of transmissions: hydrostatic, direct-drive, and torque-converter-drive. If you are in the market for a motorgrader, Construction Equipment Guide can help you find what you need.
Unlike on-road trucks, off highway trucks are specifically designed to work in punishing environments and are made to haul material and debris around a work site. These purpose-built vehicles are not constrained by the weight limits of their smaller on-road counterparts. Off highway trucks typically feature a front driving axle and ride on 63-inch tires. The largest off highway mining trucks stand more than two stories tall, boast diesel engines that weigh as much as 25,000 pounds, have as many as 12 turbochargers, and make more than 10,000 lb-ft of torque. To support payloads of up to 400 tons, these massive haulers have frame widths and depths that are measured in feet, not inches. Some of the largest off highway mining trucks are manufactured by Komatsu, Liebherr, Hitachi, Terex and Caterpillar.
Scrapers, both motor and pull, have been covered by Construction Equipment Guide for years. We list all models of scrapers and have hundreds of models listed from manufacturers like Ashland, Athey, Icon, John Deere, Reynolds, Terex, Volvo and more. Select a manufacturer to see what scraper models are currently for sale.
Skid steers aren’t mammoth pieces of construction equipment, but what they lack in size, they more than make up for in versatility and maneuverability. A skid steer loader’s compactness and agility allows it to go where larger machines cannot venture, making it ideal for applications that require working in tight spaces. And with the wide assortment of tools and attachments that are available with most models, one skid steer is often capable of performing the role of many machines, which can result in substantial cost savings for any construction company.
When looking for logging equipment, a skidder is a necessary component. Defined as “any type of heavy vehicle used in a logging operation”, they are used to pull cut trees out of the forest in a process called skidding. They also can be used for pulling tree stumps, pushing over small trees and preliminary grading of a logging path. Both cable and grapple skidders can be used in logging operations.
Known as a boom lift, teleporter, telescopic handler or telehandler, this machine will lift or move materials. It can be equipped with various attachments, such as pallet forks, winches or buckets. A telehandler has a telescopic hydraulic arm, which differentiates it from a forklift. Forklifts contain steel, horizontal prongs that are inserted under the load for transport. They are a key piece of machinery in warehousing and manufacturing operations. If you are in the market for a telehandler/forklift, Construction Equipment Guide carries many manufacturers, including JLG, John Deere, LiuGong, Liebherr, JCB and many more.
Unlike stationary cranes, crane trucks — also called truck-mounted cranes — are able to travel on the highway, eliminating the need for special equipment to transport the crane to a work site. They are comprised of two parts: the carrier, or “lower”, and the lifting component or “upper.” Ranging in lift capacity from approximately 14.5 tons to 1,300 tons, most are able to rotate to 180 degrees. Although unable to lift as much as stationary cranes, truck cranes are often used to relocate materials around a job site. Construction Equipment Guide lists used crane trucks for sale from more than two dozen manufacturers, including International, JLG, Grove, Kenworth, Mack, National, Sterling and Tadano.
Unlike crawler dozers, the wheeled dozers are road safe, making them easier to move and transport from job to job. The dozer blades make them perfect for grading and clearing, and the body design gives them good speed and maneuverability.
Wheel loaders, also known as front end loaders or bucket loaders,are used primarily for material handling, digging, road building, site preparation and load-and-carry. The earliest versions were actually small agricultural tractors outfitted with a loader bucket to transport light materials. Over time these machines evolved, first as rigid frame wheel loaders in the late 1930s, then to articulated wheel loaders in the 1940s.