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How to sell heavy equipment

Heavy machinery sale can be a challenge, given the limited number of buyers. But it can also be a profitable niche business. Farmers, contractors and businesses buy and sell all heavy equipment. A good broker becomes the go-to person when others need to buy or sell heavy machinery. Heavy machinery market is more segmented and specialized than the automobile market. Although there is no specific license required, heavy equipment distributors-usually regulated as a car dealership in most states. Knowledge of machinery and the industries they serve is vital. Things You’ll Need Business Directory licensed:

  • Dealer license Automotive
  • Insurance Bonds

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  1. Contact state, county and municipality in which you conduct business. Most states treat a seller of heavy machinery as a distributor of motor vehicles. Generally the same licensing and bonding required. Sales people who work for you must also obtain state licenses to sales. Sales office will have to comply with local zoning requirements. Often you have to sell in a light zoned area, industrial area rather than simply a business area.
  2. Follow the market trends in heavy equipment. When the economy is in an industry, companies sell a lot of equipment. The prices can be drastically affected by the season and trends of local construction. If your business is the purchase of used equipment and resale, price fluctuations and demand mean the difference between being profitable or losing all their savings to buy the inventory that is difficult to sell. The resale market for heavy equipment is more volatile than the market for used cars.
  3. Learn the ways in which different companies with heavy machinery for example, agricultural machinery and construction equipment have different market cycles. Meet local businesses that use equipment so you know what type of machines to offer for sale and rent.
  4. Hire a sales staff familiar with the equipment, which have been the heavy equipment operators in the past. They will know the most common problems with models and managers and can help the buyer to identify the intangible benefits of one brand over another. Buyers are heavy equipment operators who do not personally need to operate the machines but often buying advice.
  5. Raise capital or develop credit lines. Large fleets of vehicles are sometimes available in distressed companies at deep discounts. Your business will prosper if you have the financial ability to act quickly and have a reputation of having funds available to take advantage of bargain sales and liquidations in the fleet

How to transport heavy machinery

Have you ever wondered how you carry from one place to another such large machines? The truth is a complicated transport given its size and weight, you need a good organization of logistics, along with careful consideration of the safety and legislation. In this post I will talk about how to transport these machines.

The first thing to ask yourself is whether you are able to make this transport, if you have the means and experience, if not the case, I strongly recommend you hire a specialist to do this service. Although at first glance you think it’s expensive, thought he is a specialist to whom you trust your machinery.

Some general information you need to know, well you who makes the transport or if you hire someone, depends on the country in which you reside or want to transport the machine will vary, but in Spain is as follows: the maximum speed that can be achieved is 80km / h., the width of 3.90 meters, over 20 meters and a height of 4.20 meters maximum. These include the transport mode and the machine itself.

To transport machinery, the two most common options are: assemble the machine on a truck platform or attaching wheels on one end of the machine and a truck trailer for this one. Depending on the infrastructure that you have available you or your specialist.

Before choosing the way that the machine will be transported, I advise you to check the journey to be undertaken, road, access, etc. Note that transporting an object of great dimensions it would not hurt you to tell the relevant authorities that are going to make that journey. This may alert other users that you will travel on this road and accompany during the trip signaling that vehicle are long, wide and far slower than the rest.

If you do not have a police escort to tell other drivers the dimensions you have. For this you must put in the back of your vehicle, i.e. behind the machine carriage, a poster with the length, width and height of the vehicle and machine assembly. You should also put the lights and if you have emergency lights. The more visible the sign is the more you and others will be.

I think it goes without saying so, but make sure the machine is perfectly attached to the truck or trailer and every so often make a stop, so you can rest and to check that everything is in order, the hooks are not impaired, work lights, etc.

As the transport of heavy machinery is a difficult task and a logistics project, I recommend you hire someone specialized and trustworthy. To find a person who meets these requirements you do not need to spend hours searching the Internet but look at our on-line platform. In Movesimo  we’re trusted in specialized carriers, it’s as easy as posting the machine you want to transport and wait for a carrier offers its services.

Information John Deere 310A backhoe

Deere & Company, whose offices are in Moline, Illinois, produces equipment for industrial gardening and consumers of the brand John Deere. A backhoe has a shovel connected to an arm, which is located in the rear part of a magazine. John Deere 310A backhoe was produced between 1975 and 1982. You can rent or buy these in backhoes stores, home improvement and landscaping.


The John Deere 310A has a series four-cylinder diesel John Deere engine 300. The engine has a displacement of 219 cubic inches (3588.767 cm³), which refers to how much you can push the fluid through the piston in a cylinder movement. The cylinder diameter is 4.02 inches (10,21cm) and piston travel 4.33 inches (10.99 cm), which is the total length that the pistons can move within the cylinder. The engine uses coolant, and it’s liquid tank can hold up to 16 quarts (15.14 L). The revolutions per minute (rpm) are 2500 and produce 150 foot-pounds (20.73 kg / m).


Backhoe dimensions are 23 feet 7 inches (7.18 m) long and 11 feet 3 inches (3.43 m) high, 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 m) wide, and weigh 12,519 pounds (5.7 tons). Use covered 7.50-16 and 11L-15 forward and 16.9-24 19.5L-24 and back. The fuel tank holds 19.5 gallons (73.8 L), tanks and transmission and hydraulics can hold 20.5 gallons (77.6 L).


This machine has 8 forward gears and 8 backwards. The lubrication pressure is between 8 and 10 pounds per square inch (psi) (.56-.70 kg / cm2), and the clutch operating pressure of between 155 and 165 psi (10.9 to 11, 6 kg / cm2). The system pressure reverses when the backhoe is operating at idle speed is between 155 and 165 psi, and the pressure release filter is 50 psi (3.5 kg / cm2). Transmission pump can move up to 10.5 gallons per minute (gpm) (39.7 L) when operating at 2200 rpm and 150 psi. The transmission cargo tank can hold up to 8.5 gallons (32 L), and the cooling system can contain up to 4 gallons (15 L). The casing contains up to 9 quarts (8.5 liters) of fluid.


In a backhoe John Deere 310A is a 3 cubic inches (49 cm³) pump and the hydraulic pump moves  23 gpm (87 liters per minute) when the machine operates at 2,000 psi (140.8 kg / cm2) and 2,200 rpm. The relief pressure of the hydraulic system is 150 psi (10.5 kg / cm2), and avoid overloading it. Resting pressure is between 2,300 and 2,400 psi (162 and 169 kg / cm2), and valve pressure filter 50 psi (3.5 kg /