Summertime Maintenance Tips for Heavy Equipment

Summertime Maintenance Tips for Heavy Equipment

During the hot Texas summer, construction equipment can become physically strained. Hotter temperatures and longer work hours amplify the machine’s wear and tear. Proper equipment maintenance is crucial for extended operating life and safety. This requires an organized approach involving both daily and long-term maintenance activities.

Here are some summertime maintenance tips for heavy equipment to keep your machines operating smoothly and efficiently during the dog days of summer.

10 Things You Need to Know About the X Series

Learn more about the X SERIES and JCB’s most advanced 20-ton tracked excavator, featuring exceptional performance and build quality.

JCB offers an extensive range of tracked excavators that deliver more earning power and a better return on investment. And every machine is backed by JCB’s unsurpassed customer service, renowned and relied upon by customers around the world.

For quarrying, demolition, and civil engineering, JCB heavy excavators offer efficient cycle times, maximum uptime, supreme durability, and unparalleled operator comfort. JCB heavy excavators are available in various configurations to suit every application and operating environment.

Here are the 10 things you need to know about the X SERIES.

Houston Forecast For Construction

Houston is the largest city in Texas, making it a prime location for construction companies looking to capitalize on the recent population boom and growing economy. With many businesses moving to the area and a vibrant housing market, construction services are in high demand.

Understanding the forecast for construction in Houston can help you prepare your construction business for continued growth and success.


JCB 3CX - Innovation Meets Productivity

The JCB 3CX Backhoe Loader is the result of innovative JCB technologies brought together to extract maximum productivity.

Combining low cost of ownership, superior strength and innovative features galore, the JCB 3CX is a great value machine from the world’s number one backhoe manufacturer. Performance and efficiency are all class-leading, making this a perfect solution for large fleets, rental yards, and smaller businesses alike. Learn why the JCB 3CX is a machine that deserves the slogan, innovation meets productivity.

Keep Your Machines Operating at Peak Performance

Keep Your Machines Operating at Peak Performance

At Monk JCB, we know how much of an important role your equipment plays in your day-to-day operation. That’s why we offer many JCB maintenance services to help you run efficiently, reduce costs, and minimize any downtime – so you can keep doing what you do best.

Whether it’s machine maintenance, machine repair, or general JCB help, you can rely on the decades of experience behind our expert team. We always work to the highest standards, and only use trusted, proven methods and genuine parts to ensure a quality finish, every time.

JCB’s maintenance offerings combined with self-maintenance allow you to keep your machines operating at peak performance.

JCB For All Your Construction Heavy Equipment Needs

Monk JCB for All Your Heavy Construction Equipment Needs

With over 70 years of experience, JCB has become a leader in providing equipment solutions for the heavy construction industry. Driven by innovation and a commitment to excellence, they have brought revolutionary changes to the sector regarding control, comfort, efficiency, performance, and safety.

JCB has been at the forefront of the heavy construction industry for decades, pushing boundaries and introducing new technologies. JCB has moved ahead of the competition to develop electric technology to meet customers’ demands for zero-emission products. The company has led the way by introducing a battery-electric solution for smaller machines. With all this experience and insight, JCB’s range of heavy equipment has been developed to exceed our customers’ standards. They are the strongest and highest-performing machines on the market.

12 Types of Machine for Your Construction Fleet for this Holiday

12 Types of Machines for Your Construction Fleet this Holiday

The holidays are a time for joy and celebration, but they are also meant for treating yourself and loved ones to once-a-year gifts to mark the special occasion. Christmas is an excellent time to invest in new machinery for your fleet. Buying new equipment helps you embrace the holiday spirit and prepare your fleet for projects you take on in the new year.

As we celebrate this holiday season, we’re putting a unique twist on the classic 12 days of Christmas. Join MonkJCB as we explore the 12 types of heavy construction equipment you need this holiday season to make the construction process easier and faster and fulfill your Christmas wishlist.

Benefits of Section 179 for Construction Companies

Benefits of Section 179 for Construction Companies

Running a construction company requires purchasing new equipment to complete contracted jobs. Machinery, vehicles, tools, and other assets are essential to keeping your construction business running, and the cost of these items significantly impacts your business’s future profits. 

Learn about the benefits of taking a Section 179 deduction on depreciable machinery, tools, vehicles, and equipment for your construction company.

Positive Outlook for Construction

Positive Outlook for Construction

The outlook for the construction industry is optimistic despite talk of an economic downturn. The recent Bipartisan Infrastructure Law creates thousands of federally-contracted jobs and establishes specific infrastructure projects across the nation.

Explore the Infrastructure Law and learn how construction workers can thrive during an unstable market economy.

Securing the Jobsite

Securing the Jobsite

In 2016 the FBI reported 11,574 pieces of construction equipment stolen nationwide. The economic effects of a stolen piece of equipment go beyond the simple replacement cost. Your company can experience a loss of productivity, increased downtime, and costly project delays resulting from a single theft.

The best way to avoid the damaging effects of theft is to prevent it in the first place. You can take several steps to protect your investments and keep your job site safe from theft.

Servicing Heavy Equipment

If your business uses heavy equipment, keeping it serviced should always be a priority. These machines are more than just tools; they are investments that need protecting. On average, replacing a piece of heavy equipment can cost a company over $100,000, so preventative maintenance is a cost-saving necessity.

Whether your company owns one piece of heavy equipment or 100, you should regularly have professional maintenance done by skilled professionals or whenever wear and tear become apparent. Explore tips and recommendations to keep all your heavy equipment performing its best and earning you as much money as possible.

Population Boom in Texas Means More Construction

Texas has seen significant growth in the construction sector in the last several years. The booming population growth and increase in businesses moving to the Lone Star State require the services of local construction companies to build new homes, industrial facilities, and commercial properties.

If you own a construction company, now is the time to capitalize on Texas’s growing economy. Discover why the population boom in Texas means more construction and how you can prepare your company for the growing need for construction services.

Tips for Buying Construction Equipment

Heavy equipment represents a significant expenditure for construction companies, so it is crucial to purchase equipment that offers a positive return on investment. To avoid overspending and ensure you get the best equipment for the job, it is critical to conduct thorough research. Take inventory of what you already have, set a budget, and review your company’s needs and each job site’s requirements.

Follow these tips to make the right purchases and get the most out of your construction equipment fleet.

Construction Industry Optimism High for 2022

The new year’s dawn brings optimism for new projects and possibilities in the construction and contractor industry. According to multiple surveys, the construction industry is optimistic that 2022 will be full of projects and experience robust profit.

Construction businesses and contractors who want to take advantage of the year’s opportunities can set themselves up for success with new heavy construction equipment.

Infrastructure Bill Creating Boom in Construction

Infrastructure is on the minds of everyone, from politicians in the nation’s capital to families avoiding potholes on the way to work. The government’s 2021 Infrastructure Bill manifested this widespread consciousness surrounding infrastructure. The Bill will see an investment of over $1 trillion into the USA’s roads, bridges, railways, and ports.

This substantial infrastructure investment coincides with global market growth in construction. Experts predict that the growth average will be 4.9% through 2025. With this growth, it is the best time to build your heavy construction equipment fleet. 

MONK JCB Opens New, Heavy Construction Equipment Facility in Houston, Texas

Monk JCB recently opened its new $8MM facility in Houston, TX, joining a rapidly growing network of dealerships for the largest privately-held construction equipment manufacturer in the world.

A family business to its core, Alice Bamford, daughter of JCB Chairman Lord Bamford and granddaughter of company founder Joseph Cyril Bamford (Mr. JCB), officiated the ceremony.

Leaders in Earth-Centric Heavy Construction Equipment Innovation

In the world of heavy construction equipment, new machinery must perform its intended job with power and consistency while also embracing eco-friendly innovations that are better for the environment.

With innovations like electric-powered excavators and machines that don’t require DEF, DPF, or engine after treatment, companies like JCB are leading the way for environmentally sound construction equipment design and operation.

Learn why JCB is the leader in earth-centric heavy construction equipment innovation and how this sets us apart in the industry.

What to Consider When Buying Heavy Construction Equipment

Heavy machines and construction equipment are an essential part of a construction business. Investing in quality construction equipment can help improve the efficiency and profitability of your operations. However, heavy and technologically advanced machines are often expensive, and it’s essential to know how to buy them. Learn more about key items to consider as well as safety, cost, resale value and more. 

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