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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.

​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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