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Scott-Macon is a leading independent equipment company in the Southern region of the United States

The company’s operations include the sale, rental, parts sales and servicing of a wide variety of lifting equipment including rough terrain hydraulic cranes, all-terrain cranes, boom trucks, truck cranes, crawler cranes and industrial carrydeck cranes, specialized hydraulic crawler cranes, material handlers, and aerial lifts.

​Terex Boom Trucks - A Highly Tailored Heavy Lifting Solution​

Author: Scott-Macon Equipment | Date: Fri, Sep 9, '16

Many job sites simply lack the space and proper support for the cranes usually used, but that doesn't reduce the need for heavy lifting. Picking one of the boom trucks available from Terex allows you to get all your lifting done at any job site that has vehicle access. The relatively small footprint, easy portability, and surprising lifting power all combine to make Terex boom trucks some of the best on the market.

Boom Trucks & Power of Portability

From the powerful Crossover 8000 to the compact BT3870, all of the Terex models are built on strong chassis that feature up to 20 wheels to properly support the boom. With a truck as the base, you can take your heavy lifting down nearly any road to get to your job sites. Terex manufacturers their boom trucks to handle highway speeds so there's no need to go out of your way.


The Benefits of Crane Rentals in Houston in a Challenging Economy

Author: Scott-Macon Equipment | Date: Tue, Aug 9, '16

Managing an equipment fleet has never been easy, but today's sluggish economy makes it even harder to fit both service and replacement costs into the budget. Trying to supply your job sites with all the necessary cranes and other heavy lifting equipment? Find out why Houston crane rentals make more sense in a challenging economy.

Streamlined Repairs

While all heavy equipment requires routine maintenance, the complexity of a crane makes repairs and inspections even more essential. Training an employee to properly maintain and inspect a crane can take months, and creating a new position inflates labor costs. When opting for a rental crane instead of purchasing one outright, you can negotiate an affordable maintenance contract that eliminates one more thing you have to track. 

Increased Job Site Safety

When the cranes on every job site are enrolled in an automatic maintenance and repair program, there's fewer risks for serious malfunctions and safety violations. Cranes with issues are identified and fixed quickly, keeping the work moving along without putting any of the workers at risk. 


Terex Crane Parts - Why You Should Buy From an Authorized Dealer

Author: Scott-Macon Equipment | Date: Mon, Aug 1, '16

Did you know that where you purchase your Terex crane parts is just as important as making sure you purchase or rent a crane from high-quality manufacturer in the first place?

There is a reason why some companies, such as Scott-Macon Equipment, decide to become an authorized dealer for crane parts from the most reliable brands in the industry. This is so they can offer their customers all the advantages this entails. 


Broderson Cranes Providing Industrial and Rough Terrain Crane Solutions

Author: Scott-Macon Equipment | Date: Mon, Jul 11, '16

Today's industrial and construction projects call for a versatile array of solutions when it comes to heavy lifting. In order to maximize productivity and increase the impact of available resources, it is important to choose the right equipment for the job.

Broderson Cranes offers rough terrain and industrial crane solutions that meet the needs of this industry with a reliability you can count on.


Broderson IC 80 - A Versatile and Dependable Industrial Solution

Author: Scott-Macon Equipment | Date: Thu, Jun 16, '16

Construction firms and contractors looking for a versatile and dependable crane for their heavy-duty industrial needs can end their search with the Broderson IC 80. A deck crane that is designed to pick and carry while delivering years of reliable service, the Broderson IC 80 is available as a dual fuel or diesel engine to suit your needs more effectively.


Terex RT 780 - Built for Ease of Use and Productivity

Author: Scott-Macon Equipment | Date: Mon, Jun 6, '16

Choosing the right crane when it comes to reliability, ease of use, and productivity is crucial in ensuring that a job goes smoothly. Among Terex rough terrain cranes, the Terex RT 780 offers several advantages for use over other cranes in its class. Here's how to decide if the Terex RT 780 is the right crane for your job.


Guide to New and Used Cranes - Types of Crane Lifting Equipment

Author: Scott-Macon Equipment | Date: Mon, May 23, '16

The types and classes of crane lifting equipment are as varied and diverse as the construction trade itself. Each is designed to fit a specific need or a combination of several.  

There are a wide variety of different types, but mobile cranes fit into one of seven categories. While there are characteristics in each class that overlap, the differences between each category of crane lifting equipment are primarily based on size, maneuverability, reach and power output. 

 


Hydraulic Truck Cranes, a Mobile solution for Multiple Jobsites

Author: Scott-Macon Equipment | Date: Tue, May 10, '16

Hydraulic truck cranes are a heavy duty solution for jobs that require the lifting and placement of substantial amounts of weight, yet hydraulic truck cranes are legal to drive on public roads and highways. In order to accommodate both the need to utilize tires that meet highway specification and bear the weight of anywhere between 20 and 80 tons per lift, the number of tires on a hydraulic truck crane vary anywhere from between 10 and 20 tires.


​Bauma 2016 Recap - The Latest in Lifting Equipment Solutions

Author: Scott-Macon Equipment | Date: Thu, Apr 21, '16

Scott-Macon Equipment attended Bauma 2016 from April 11-17 in Munich, Germany, the largest trade fair in the world for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment.

Held every three years, Bauma brings together some of the top names in the industry to drive innovations, success, and a healthy marketplace for industry experts.

The 32nd edition of the world's leading trade fair, Bauma 2016 had a record attendence of close to 600,000 trade visitors from 200 countries. Over 3,423 exhibitors showed their latest products on 150 acres of grounds and reported experiencing higher than expected order activity.

Bob Dimmitt, Senior Managing Director,  was in attendence and even though he has attended the show before, stated that the sheer size of Bauma is hard to comprehend upon arrival.  


Cranes for Rent - When You Should Loan Instead of Own

Author: Scott-Macon Equipment | Date: Mon, Apr 4, '16

With respect to heavy equipment, a crane is one of the largest financial decisions an independent contractor or construction company can make. A crane is also one of the most productive construction and development pieces of equipment in the trades.

Unlike most earth moving equipment, there are not comparable pieces of equipment, which are less expensive, that offer a work-around solution to a crane. A fair portion of what an excavator can do, a backhoe can as well. A frontend loader can accomplish most of what a dozer loader can. But, there is not another piece of equipment with the lift and reach of a crane. 

Still, purchasing a crane is a decision that must be calculated carefully considering the cost. Likewise, renting a crane for too long can also be counter productive. In order to determine whether it is best to rent a crane or own it, contractors and companies must do a cost benefit analysis. The first step in the process is establishing the pros and cons of own versus loan.


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