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The Cat Rental Store App

Published on May 18, 2022

The Cat® Rental Store App Equipment Rental Done Your Way When you’re working on a construction project, renting reliable equipment and tools from a reliable supplier is a must. The Cat® Rental Store App provides direct access to the Cashman Rents’ construction equipment rental fleet, right at your fingertips. Easily fulfill short- and long-term general […]

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How Technology Is Impacting the Mining Industry

How Technology Is Impacting the Mining Industry

Published on March 30, 2022

Every American uses approximately 40,000 pounds of newly mined materials annually. Statistics show that every individual born in the U.S. will need 2.96 million pounds of minerals, metals, and fuels from mining operating in their lifetimes. With such a high demand for mineral commodities in the United States, it makes sense that the number of […]

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How Cat® Technology Is Improving Construction Safety

How Cat® Technology Is Improving Construction Safety

Published on March 30, 2022

Job safety is more than just a concept. It takes every person on the job site staying alert – actively watching for and eliminating potential hazards. The need for constant vigilance is made a little easier with Cat® technology. Technological solutions for identifying common safety issues are helping make construction safer. The Importance of Construction […]

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How to Choose the Best Heavy Equipment for Wildfire Cleanup

How to Choose the Best Heavy Equipment for Wildfire Cleanup

Published on September 20, 2021

Cleaning up after a disaster can be dangerous, but with the right heavy equipment for fighting wildfires and handling cleanup, you can get the job done safely and efficiently. Various types of heavy machinery are used to clean up wildfires, such as excavators, loaders, dozers, and forest machines. When you have the proper equipment to […]

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Top 12 Benefits of Equipment Telematics

Top 12 Benefits of Equipment Telematics

Published on September 8, 2021

Today’s smart technology means we can monitor our health, homes, and even our pets. Why shouldn’t our heavy equipment be smart, too? Heavy equipment telematics can do just that. Equipment telematics is steadily growing in popularity as fleet owners realize the immense value of these systems. A 2021 report on fleet technology trends shows that […]

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Is Becoming a Diesel Mechanic a Good Career?

Is Becoming a Diesel Mechanic a Good Career?

Published on August 9, 2021

With competitive pay, exciting work, and the solid labor demand, becoming a disel mechanic can be a great career choice. In this article, we’ll examine the diesel mechanic career path. It is important to explore the type of work they do and the advantages before you decide to pursue a career as a diesel mechanic. […]

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How to Become a Diesel Mechanic

How to Become a Diesel Mechanic

Published on July 26, 2021

If you’re looking for a career where you get to work with your hands and earn a solid income without a four-year college degree, becoming a diesel mechanic might be for you. As a diesel mechanic, you’ll get to solve problems every day and keep heavy-duty diesel engines running at their best. Before pursuing a […]

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10 Reasons to Become a Diesel Mechanic

10 Reasons to Become a Diesel Mechanic

Published on June 21, 2021

A diesel mechanic, also known as a diesel technician, repairs, maintains, and rebuilds diesel engines and vehicles. The overall need and demand for skilled diesel mechanics and technicians remain high throughout the United States. Many training programs and apprenticeships offer a quick way to learn fundamental skills to start your career as a diesel mechanic. […]

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On the Lookout for Lockout/Tagout

Published on April 26, 2021

Why is “lockout tagout” safety so important? In the simplest terms, it is because it is extremely hazardous for employees to work on repairing a machine when there is stored energy in it.There are three groups of employees who are impacted by lockout/tagout, including: – Authorized employees are those who service and maintain machinery and […]

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Lance Pecetti – Godfather of Cashman’s CRC

Published on April 23, 2021

By Kate Gallagher, Cashman Equipment Marketing Communicator Where were you 45 years ago? Getting married? Starting out at your first job? Not even born yet? In January of 1976, Lance Pecetti was driving down Glendale Avenue in Reno, Nevada looking for a job after graduating from WyoTech with a technical degree. He applied at John […]

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