The Complete Guide to Buying Aftermarket Parts for Heavy Equipment

By primesource | September 22, 2020

Every piece of equipment will need parts eventually. The type you buy and where you get them can significantly impact how well they work and how much you save. Aftermarket parts can deliver outstanding value for the money, and if you know what to look for, you’ll always benefit from the buy. What Are Aftermarket…

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How to Tighten an Excavator Undercarriage

By primesource | September 10, 2020

When your excavator tracks are too tight or too loose, you risk excessive undercarriage wear. The undercarriage supports the entire weight of the excavator. A few small adjustments can go a long way to improving equipment performance and your bottom line. Ensure your undercarriage can handle the job and minimize your operating costs by making…

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New vs. Used Heavy Equipment Parts

By primesource | July 9, 2020

When you need to decide between new or used heavy equipment parts, there are many factors to consider. Understanding the pros and cons of each option will help you determine which might be the best choice for your specific needs. New Heavy Equipment Parts Buying new is always an appealing option because you know you’re…

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What Is an Articulated Dump Truck?

By primesource | June 24, 2020

To haul weighty loads across rugged terrain and maneuver tight corners with ease, you need something more than an ordinary truck. An articulated dump truck is often the answer. Dump trucks are popular in many industries because of their unique hauling capabilities. In particular, an articulated dump truck has the power and dependability you need…

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How to Drive an Articulated Truck

By primesource | June 11, 2020

An articulated dump truck is similar to any other kind of vehicle you would drive — it has a steering wheel, a brake pedal and an accelerator, and many trucks even have automatic transmissions. However, in practice, operating this type of equipment safely and efficiently takes experience and specialized knowledge. Whether you work in mining,…

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The Difference Between a 2-Stroke and 4-Stroke Engine

By primesource | May 19, 2020

When it comes to small engines, the two types available are 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines. Both engine types use similar parts and go through similar processes, but there are some key differences. What Is the Difference Between a 2-Stroke and 4-Stroke Engine? The main difference between a 4-stroke engine and a 2-stroke engine is that…

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Parts of a Small Engine

By primesource | April 21, 2020

A “small” engine typically refers to an engine that produces less than 25 hp (horsepower). Small engines can be used for various applications and are often found in outdoor equipment such as lawnmowers, tractors, generators and more. They consist of several different systems that work together to generate power, with many parts that make up…

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What Are the Different Parts of a 4-Stroke Engine?

By primesource | April 20, 2020

A 4-stroke engine is a type of small internal combustion engine that uses four different piston strokes to complete one operating cycle. During this cycle, the crankshaft rotates twice while the piston goes up and down twice to fire the spark plug. 4-Stroke Engine Parts List The parts of a 4-stroke small engine include: Piston…

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Articulated Truck Safety Tips

By primesource | March 26, 2020

Articulated dump trucks allow workers in construction, mining and other industries to move large loads efficiently. Although useful and essential to many operations, this type of equipment can also pose unique safety risks, particularly due to its heavy weight and tendency to become unbalanced. To keep drivers and others safe when using a dump truck at…

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What Is the Difference Between an Articulated and Rigid Dump Truck?

By primesource | March 18, 2020

Whether you work in mining, construction or another demanding industry, you need a fleet of reliable equipment capable of handling a variety of tasks and environments. Dump trucks are essential pieces of machinery designed to haul heavy loads of materials such as gravel or dirt. However, there are actually two different kinds of dump trucks…

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