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Winterization Tips for Winter-Ready Equipment

Winterization is a key approach to save you time, prevent costly repairs, and keep your operators safe in unpredictable winter conditions. What is Winterization? Winterization is a process of protecting your equipment from harsh weather conditions that jeopardize its functionality, efficiency, and safety. Why Winterize?

Maintaining and Restoring Porous Pavement

Porous surfaces have been growing at a double-digit rate in the last several years as a Best Management Practice (BMP) to deal with stormwater runoff. These surfaces have proven their efficacy in diminishing both the volume of water and the contaminants that contribute to the

Rent or Buy

Rent or Buy: What’s Best For Your Business?

The decision to rent or to buy equipment will make a huge difference in construction operations, project management, and the budget. The choice may vary from one company to the next. But the factors that mainly drive the cost vs. benefit analysis are: Your project

Sweeper Pre-Trip Checklist: Crosswind and Crosswind1

One of the quickest things an operator can do to increase the longevity of their machine is to perform a pre-trip inspection before every job. In doing so, they can prevent buildup of dirt or leaves in the machine that could compromise the function of

Tips for Efficient Sweeping

Efficient sweeping takes more than turning on the machine and heading out to the jobsite. Owen Equipment’s Service Support Manager Greg Read has provided tips that will help you sweep your best through the year. Gutter broom adjustment: The burn pattern should not be 360

Addressing Common Street Sweeper Operation Mistakes

Every sweeping operation has them: the Sweeper operator that has been diligently doing his job for twenty years and knows everything about sweeping – the way s/he does things is THE way, and the ONLY way. Then, on the other end of the spectrum is