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3 Reasons to Finance Your Next Hydraulic Tool

As the winter season finally begins to come to a close on the east coast, business owners and construction site managers are preparing for a busy spring season. Now is the ideal time for all construction and demolition professionals to test out their Stanley, Atlas Copco, and CAT hydraulic hammers to ensure that all tools are safe and up to code.
If you’ve found that one of your hydraulic tools isn’t in the condition that it should be, you don’t need to continue using it just because you don’t have enough money in your business account to replace it. Hydraulic Breaker Services is proud to provide financing services that help you get the tools you need now — without breaking the bank. Here are a few of the biggest benefits that come with financing your next hydraulic tool.

  • Financing allows you to keep a cash safety net. An accident can happen at any moment. Financing your next tool allows you to keep a personal or business cash safety net to cover sudden unexpected expenses.
  • Financing is easy to apply for. Applying for financing through our Small Business Credit is easy. Simply enter a few details about your business and your financing needs and receive quick approvals online.
  • You can finance up to 100% of your new tool. The construction industry can be volatile, especially after the winter season. If you can only afford a small down payment on your new tool, you can finance up to 100% of the cost of the tool you need through Small Business Credit.

In addition to financing options, Hydraulic Breaker Services is proud to offer affordable used hydraulic breakers and hammers factory-tested and rebuilt to ensure the highest standards in quality. To learn more about our products, just browse our website or call us now!

3 Tips to Help Protect Hearing on the Construction Site

If you’re a construction professional, you probably already know that the safety of your employees is your top priority. Hearing loss can be a common problem on construction sites if you don’t take steps to educate and protect your employees. Hearing loss doesn’t only affect your employees’ ability to do their jobs — it can also have long-lasting health consequences as well. Thankfully, there are a few steps that you can take to prevent hearing loss while working with loud tools and machinery.

  • Sponsor hearing tests. Many construction unions require that employees who work with used hydraulic breakers or other types of heavy machinery have their hearing tested regularly. If your union doesn’t require hearing tests, you may want to sponsor them throughout the year to ensure that hearing loss or damage doesn’t go unnoticed.
  • Provide plenty of industrial-grade earplugs. One of the most effective ways to prevent hearing loss when working with heavy machinery is to wear industrial-grade earplugs. However, it’s important that you select the right types of earplugs for your job site, as standard commercial earplugs won’t provide adequate protection when working with used hydraulic hammers, bulldozers, and other types of major machinery. Order your industrial-grade earplugs in bulk and freely provide them to employees to keep their ears protected.
  • Encourage employees to quit smoking. Though most people know that smoking can cause serious lung problems, many fail to realize that smoking can also cause cells to degrade throughout the body. When combined with a loud work environment like a construction site, smoking can speed up hearing loss and cause a bad problem to become even worse. Offer incentives for employees who choose to quit smoking.

As a construction professional, the safety and quality of your tools are your top priority. If you’re currently using unsafe or out-of-date hydraulic tools, call to learn more about our affordable rebuilt hydraulic breakers and hammers!

5 Interesting Facts About Stanley Black and Decker

If you own or manage a construction company, you’re probably familiar with Stanley hydraulic breakers. As one of the most trusted companies in the United States, construction professionals have relied on Stanley Black and Decker to keep their employees safe for over 100 years. However, the company has a long history that many professionals don’t fully know. Here are five interesting facts about Stanley Black and Decker that you might not have known.

  • They’re the number one tool manufacturer in the county. According to Stanley Black and Decker’s website, their company is the “world’s largest and fastest-growing” tool manufacturer.
  • Their sales might be higher than you think. About 50 Stanley Black and Decker tools are sold each second around the world!
  • They focus on innovation. Every year, Stanley Black and Decker focus on innovating their current tools and adding new items to their lineup. Each year, they introduce about 45 new products between their many companies and lines of tools.
  • Their first product was basic tools. The origin of Stanley Black and Decker begins in the year 1843 when Frederick Trenck Stanley founded The Stanley Works. The Stanley Works was a basic hardware manufacturer that specialized in bolts and hinges.
  • Stanley Black and Decker own some of the biggest names in home improvement. Though you might already be familiar with Stanley Black and Decker’s industrial tools, you might not know that they also own some of the most popular manufacturers of additional commercial and industrial products. The Stanley Black and Decker Corporation owns 15 brands, ranging from Proto to Craftsman.

There are a few brands that construction professionals know and trust to keep their employees safe and get their jobs done right. From Stanley Black and Decker’s hammers to Indeco hydraulic breakers, Hydraulic Breaker Services has the names that you trust at prices you can afford!

3 Money-Saving Tips for Construction Professionals

After a tough winter season of harsh weather and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many construction officials are finding themselves coming into the busy spring season with less money in their business accounts. If you’re looking to stretch your cash as projects begin rolling in for the warmer months, consider these cost-saving tips for the spring season.

  • Utilize nontraditional forms of advertising. Buying traditional local advertisements can put a strain on your business account. Instead of spending money running commercials or advertisements in your local paper, try out a nontraditional form of advertising. For example, you can consider contacting previous clients and asking them if you can use them as a personal reference for future clients. You can also use social media to get the word out about your business, run contests, or create a YouTube channel to spread educational content.
  • Choose used tools. If you need to purchase a new breaker or hammer, consider investing in a used tool from Hydraulic Breaker Services. Our used hydraulic hammers and breakers are all factory rebuilt and must pass the strictest safety tests before they hit the shelves. This allows you to save money while also getting the tools that you need without draining your checking account.
  • Record all of your business expenses. Recording all of your business expenses (even if they’re only a few dollars) can make tax time significantly more affordable. Small expenses like pens, office supplies, and fuel to travel to clients can add up quickly!

Is one of your tools unsafe or below safety standards? If it is, you could be putting yourself or your employees at risk of a serious injury. Thankfully, affordable used hydraulic breakers and hammers are always available from Hydraulic Breaker Services. To learn more about the team at Hydraulic Breaker Services or our products and services, give us a call now!

5 Safety Tips for Winter Construction Projects

As the temperatures continue to drop, construction projects across the country continue on. If you’re responsible for managing a construction site, you know that the health and safety of your team members is your first priority. Use these five tips to help keep your construction site safe — even in the coldest winter temperatures.

  • Watch the weather. A sudden winter blizzard can strike at any time. Keep your eyes on the forecast and alert team members if a storm is on the horizon.
  • Provide a warm place to take breaks. Even if it’s not snowing, temperatures on a construction site can quickly dip to unsafe levels. Provide employees with a warm, heated area to change out of wet clothing and enjoy a hot beverage.
  • Inform crew members of the dangers of increased heart rate. On particularly cold days, you might want to warn your employees to limit their consumption of nicotine and caffeine. These substances can artificially raise your heart rate, which causes us to feel warmer than we actually are. This makes it more difficult to spot the signs of hypothermia should they appear.
  • Warm up tools before usage. Your crew members aren’t the only ones who can be affected by freezing cold winter temperatures — your tools also need a warming up period to remain effective. Be sure to run your rammer hydraulic hammer or breaker on its lowest setting before use on the job site, and ensure that all components are properly lubricated before use.
  • Know the signs of hypothermia. Hypothermia is a serious condition that can cause slurred speech, shivering, slowed pulse, or blue or purple skin. Inform your team members of the symptoms of hypothermia and ask them to report anyone showing these signs.

As a construction site manager, your number one priority is your team’s safety. If you’ve been using an old or unsafe hydraulic tool, consider replacing it with a used hydraulic hammer from us. We ensure that all of our models meet factory safety standards before they hit the shelves. Give us a call today to learn more and get started!