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Bobcat E10e Electric Mini Excavator Features

November 29, 2022

Bobcat E10e Electric Mini Excavator Features

Are you ready to lessen your carbon footprint in your daily operations, and go electric with a mini excavator? Bobcat is launching their first electric mini excavator in 2023. And here are a couple of things you should know about this machine.

3 Electric Excavators to Hit the North American Market

November 29, 2022

3 Electric Excavators to Hit the North American Market

Bobcat and Doosan introduce their latest innovative electric equipment models the E10e, DX19E, and DX17ZE mini excavators. Doosan and Bobcat are stirring up the market again their all-new electric excavator models coming in 2023. Perfect for indoor demo, commercial construction, plumbing and electrical applications, these machines meet stricter emissions standards and significantly reduce jobsite noise.

Key Tips and Resources Before You Start Forklift Operations

November 23, 2022

Key Tips and Resources Before You Start Forklift Operations

See what training you need to do and what information you should know before you start your forklift journey.

Forklift Winter Maintenance Tips

November 18, 2022

Forklift Winter Maintenance Tips

For forklift operators and their equipment, winter can be a stressful time. Increased fuel consumption, added wear and tear from the environment, and potential safety risks during operation are all concerns in colder weather. Keep your forklift working safely and at peak performance this winter with proper maintenance.

How to operate an electric pallet truck

November 4, 2022

How to operate an electric pallet truck

Electric pallet jacks are a great upgrade from manual pallet jacks to move material across large facilities.. From general warehousing to retail and beverage job sites, this machine is a great fit for many tasks. But how do you use an electric pallet truck?

When to retire your forklift?

November 2, 2022

When to retire your forklift?

The decision to replace your forklift can have a direct and a positive impact on your operations as well as your bottom line. Here are the top six things to keep in mind when deciding to retire your forklift and buying a new one.

All New Innovative Electric Tandem Roller Enters North America

October 24, 2022

All New Innovative Electric Tandem Roller Enters North America

Work in noise-sensitive zones with confidence with the Ammann eARX26-2 electric tandem roller. Improve your worksite with zero emissions and impact your bottom line with fuel savings. Giving a powerful performance, all at a 46% lower noise levels than diesel counterparts, this machine is ideal for jobs in crowded areas, city centers, residential zones, and night work.

Get Safe and Efficient Brush Chipping With These Key Features From Vermeer

October 5, 2022

Get Safe and Efficient Brush Chipping With These Key Features From Vermeer

Smart features like EcoIdle and SmartFeed included in Vermeer brush chippers can help you complete your chipping needs effectively and efficiently while keeping operations safe. These unique features are included in all Vermeer brush chippers for your convenience.

Increase Workplace Safety with these Five Forklift Safety Tips

October 4, 2022

Increase Workplace Safety with these Five Forklift Safety Tips

It is no surprise that forklifts are dangerous machines. But they are often critical to the execution of many business operations. To fully utilize the added benefits a forklift offers to increase productivity, it is important to stay diligent with safety measures.

Quick Guide to Vermeer Trommel Screens

September 22, 2022

Quick Guide to Vermeer Trommel Screens

Are you handling waste and recycling management in your business? A trommel screen can help you efficiently separate materials to optimize your worksite operations. Westerra Equipment is a proud dealer of industry-leading Vermeer equipment. With decades worth of expertise in specialized tree care and recycling equipment, when you buy Vermeer, you get powerful and innovative performance.

The DX800LC-7 Excavator Boosts Productivity at a Lower Cost per Ton

August 31, 2022

The DX800LC-7 Excavator Boosts Productivity at a Lower Cost per Ton

From new cab features, greater efficiency with D-ECOPOWER, and improved performance features, the DX800LC-7 exceeds expectations. Ideal for heavy mining work and major construction applications, this large excavators offers an operating weight at 181,000 lbs. and a dig depth of 27’5”. Knock out your toughest jobs with this monster machine on your fleet.

When to Choose a Bobcat Toolcat vs a Bobcat Utility Vehicle

August 19, 2022

When to Choose a Bobcat Toolcat vs a Bobcat Utility Vehicle

What is the difference between a Bobcat Toolcat and a Bobcat Utility Vehicle? When should you choose one machine over the other, and what use case does each type of machine excel in?

Where to find the Year and Serial Number on a Bobcat?

August 18, 2022

Where to find the Year and Serial Number on a Bobcat?

When purchasing parts for a piece of Bobcat equipment, knowing the year, model, and serial number of the machine will help to ensure that you have the correct Bobcat part to keep your equipment running smoothly.

Konecranes E-EVER Lift Trucks Gets You Eco-Efficient Features without Compromising on Power

August 11, 2022

Konecranes E-EVER Lift Trucks Gets You Eco-Efficient Features without Compromising on Power

World class solutions for heavy handling applications with Konecranes Electric Lift Trucks. Engineered with the latest eco-efficient features, the Konecranes E-VER electric lift truck enhances operation productivity while simultaneously reducing energy consumption. Knock out large jobs at lower operating costs and zero emissions. We discuss the key features and benefits of this electric line up.

Business Examiner Magazine Covers Westerra Equipment's Vancouver Island Operations

July 28, 2022

Business Examiner Magazine Covers Westerra Equipment's Vancouver Island Operations

Read Business Examiner's story about how Westerra Equipment is helping Vancouver Island businesses tackle challenging jobs with its re-designed heavy equipment line-up.

Save Costs on Equipment Services when you Do Business with Westerra Equipment

July 26, 2022

Save Costs on Equipment Services when you Do Business with Westerra Equipment

Redeem discounts and rewards when you purchase machinery with our new customer rewards program, G.R.I.T. Advantage. Purchasing machinery is a serious decision. Our teams at Westerra Equipment are committed to providing the right equipment solutions to our valued customers and are continuously looking for ways to improve our customers’ experience. That being said, we are excited to announce the launch of our new customer rewards program: G.R.I.T. Advantage.

Walk Around the Terberg YT203EV Electric Shunt Truck

July 21, 2022

Walk Around the Terberg YT203EV Electric Shunt Truck

Go electric with a Terberg shunt truck vehicle. Follow our sister company, Williams Machinery's material handling sales representative, Carson as he talks about the Terberg YT203 Electric shunt truck's performance, safety, and savings.

A Quick Guide to Narrow Aisle Forklifts for Warehousing Application

July 18, 2022

A Quick Guide to Narrow Aisle Forklifts for Warehousing Application

In this blog, our experts share how narrow aisle forklifts can help you maximize the warehouse storage space while improving the efficiency and safety of your operations. We also breakdown the types of narrow aisle forklifts to help you determine which narrow aisle solution is most suited for you.

Quick tips for Maintaining Your Electric Forklift in Top Shape

June 29, 2022

Quick tips for Maintaining Your Electric Forklift in Top Shape

Quick maintenance tips from our service experts can help you keep your electric forklift in top shape and maximize workplace safety. In this article, we have also shared OSHA's daily checklist for performing operational checks on the electric industrial trucks.

How a Vacuum Excavator Works and its Top Benefits and Applications

June 21, 2022

How a Vacuum Excavator Works and its Top Benefits and Applications

In this quick guide to Vacuum Excavation, our experts talk about how it works, its applications, and benefits. They also share useful tips on how to select the right vacuum excavator for your needs.

When to Get a Compact Wheel Loader Instead of a Skid Steer Loader?

June 14, 2022

When to Get a Compact Wheel Loader Instead of a Skid Steer Loader?

Skid steer loaders have become the common choice for many applications because of their well-known versatility. While skid steers may be the jack of all trades, there are scenarios where they may not be the best option for the job. Compact wheel loaders are often overlooked but can provide huge benefits to your operations. We look at three reasons why a compact wheel loader may excel over a typical skid steer.

Guide to Choosing a Bobcat Tractor

May 31, 2022

Guide to Choosing a Bobcat Tractor

From mowing to maintaining livestock, the Bobcat Compact Tractor is designed to handle your daily landscaping and agricultural needs. With so many models available, choosing the right machine may not be a simple decision. We take a look at five main considerations that are crucial in understanding which machine is best for you.

Uses of Mini Excavator for Landscaping Applications

May 27, 2022

Uses of Mini Excavator for Landscaping Applications

Mini excavators can be a great machine to have in your fleet to tackle landscaping projects, thanks to their versatility and compactness. Read on to find out how this one equipment can help you accomplish digging, grading, hardscaping, and more.

Log Loader Forestry Machine

May 17, 2022

Log Loader Forestry Machine

Knock out challenging jobs in the timber industry with Doosan’s trusted log loaders. With three models to choose from, get a machine optimized to meet your operation needs and maximize productivity. We break down the key selling points of these machines and provide a side-by-side comparison of the log loader line-up.

When and How to Rent a Forklift?

May 17, 2022

When and How to Rent a Forklift?

Read this article to find out the top reasons for renting a forklift and things to consider while doing so, which includes things like your operational needs, personnel training, and dealership reputation.

Electric Skid Steer Loaders & Electric Excavators - The Future Is Electric for the Construction Machinery Market

May 13, 2022

Electric Skid Steer Loaders & Electric Excavators - The Future Is Electric for the Construction Machinery Market

Designed to stand along and compete with their traditional internal combustion counterparts, the electric construction machines are gaining popularity in the market. Along with net-zero carbon emissions, electric construction equipment also reduces noise levels and maintenance costs, while increasing operator comfort.

Horizontal Directional Drill vs Trencher- Which is the Right Equipment for You to Install Underground Utilities?

April 29, 2022

Horizontal Directional Drill vs Trencher- Which is the Right Equipment for You to Install Underground Utilities?

Having the right equipment for installing utilities is critical for the success of your business. In this article, our experts compare trenchers and horizontal directional drills on parameters like costs, site conditions, pipe size, and environmental impact to help you make an informed decision.

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April 25, 2022

Westerra Equipment's Commitment to Sustainability in 2022 and Beyond

Westerra Equipment is committed to having a net positive impact on the environment. Read-on to learn about our key sustainability initiatives in 2022 and beyond.

A Guide to Electric pallet Jacks

April 14, 2022

A Guide to Electric pallet Jacks

Electric pallet trucks are crucial material handling equipment across applications like manufacturing, grocery and delivery trucks, and warehousing. In this article, our experts talk in detail about electric pallet jack benefits, uses, types, training needs, and best practices.

Comparing Bobcat’s new electric machine to their diesel line-up

April 14, 2022

Comparing Bobcat’s new electric machine to their diesel line-up

Bobcat is making waves in the skid steer and compact track loader industry with their fully electric T7X compact track loader. Electric is the way of the future, and Bobcat pathing the way with their first all-electric T7X compact track loader. Backed by their industry-leading expertise in compact equipment, this machine has introduced the industry to a greener future. 

How to choose between Horizontal Grinder and Tub Grinder? (+ Electric Grinder Selection Tips)

March 30, 2022

How to choose between Horizontal Grinder and Tub Grinder? (+ Electric Grinder Selection Tips)

Choosing the right equipment for your grinding needs is critical for your success. Whether to select a horizontal grinder or a tub grinder, an electric option, or a diesel one depends on a lot of factors like incoming material type, jobsite conditions, maneuverability requirements, and end-use of the finished material. In this article, our experts talk about these critical factors to help you make an informed decision.

Doosan Road Builders | DX225LL-5, DX300LL-5, DX380LL-5

March 18, 2022

Doosan Road Builders | DX225LL-5, DX300LL-5, DX380LL-5

From forestry to construction, Doosan road builders combine the best features of their log loaders and excavators to deliver exceptional performance to get your job done. The DX300LL-5 and DX380LL-5 road builders join the pioneer DX225LL-5, giving you an array of power and capacity to better match your specific requirements.

Your Quick Guide to Compact Track Loaders

March 4, 2022

Your Quick Guide to Compact Track Loaders

Finding the right machine for the job is not always an easy task. Our experts at Westerra Equipment are here to help lessen the pain with an FAQ on one of our popular equipment categories, the compact track loader.

How Shunt Trucks Offer Improved Safety and Productivity for Moving Trailers

February 22, 2022

How Shunt Trucks Offer Improved Safety and Productivity for Moving Trailers

In this article, experts at Westerra Equipment talk about shunting-the activity of moving trailers within a yard. They also explain how selecting the right equipment for shunting can have a significant impact on the overall productivity and safety of the yard operations. Read this post to know more about the benefits of selecting Shunt trucks over regular trucks for shunting.

Types of Heavy Equipment and Their Uses on Construction Sites

February 8, 2022

Types of Heavy Equipment and Their Uses on Construction Sites

No matter if you are working on a commercial, residential, or industrial project, having the right heavy equipment is crucial for top productivity. Westerra Equipment offers a wide variety of construction equipment from premium brands including Doosan, Ammann, Bobcat, and Vermeer.

Stump Grinder  FAQs including how it works, types, safety, and stump grinder rentals

February 1, 2022

Stump Grinder FAQs including how it works, types, safety, and stump grinder rentals

Removing tree stumps after cutting down a tree is critical to any tree care operation. Read on to find out about the different types of stump grinders, how to select the right one, stump grinder rentals and more.

Top 10 Equipment Trends for 2022

January 24, 2022

Top 10 Equipment Trends for 2022

Looking at the most popular equipment of 2021 and changes to purchasing behaviour here are some of the most popular pieces of machinery. From classic compact track loaders to innovative electric forklifts and new heavy machinery, these best-in-class equipment models are adaptable to more than one industry. Maximize your job site productivity by adding these powerful units to your fleet.

What You Need to Know About the Bobcat Backhoe Attachment

January 24, 2022

What You Need to Know About the Bobcat Backhoe Attachment

With the Bobcat Backhoe attachment, you can easily convert your Bobcat Loader into a powerful excavator when and where you need it. Compatible with common machines including the skid steer loader, track loader, and mini track loader, operators can quickly swap on this part-time attachment to knock out full-time excavating jobs with minimal downtime.

Electric Forklift FAQs related to Maintenance, Certification, Batteries and More

January 19, 2022

Electric Forklift FAQs related to Maintenance, Certification, Batteries and More

Get answers to your questions related to Electric forklifts. Our experts at Westerra Equipment answer queries related to electric forklifts types, benefits, applications, maintenance and safety, operator certifications, batteries, pricing and brands.

Doosan Announces New DD100 Dozer to Heavy Equipment Lineup

December 15, 2021

Doosan Announces New DD100 Dozer to Heavy Equipment Lineup

Doosan is bringing it's expertise to a new heavy equipment category- the Dozers. The Doosan DD100 Dozer is expected to become available in Q3 of 2022 in the North American Market. Here's a little sneak peak into what you can expect.

How to Select the Right Forklift for Your Brewery?

November 26, 2021

How to Select the Right Forklift for Your Brewery?

Here is a quick guide from our experts to help you select the right forklift for your brewery. We talk about the capacity, reach, equipment type and the actual physical layout of brewery among other things.

Join Westerra Equipment in Supporting the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund

November 24, 2021

Join Westerra Equipment in Supporting the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund

Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes and are in immediate need of support. Westerra Equipment is dedicated to supporting businesses and families in our local communities.

Renting vs Buying a Skid Steer Loader (Plus Rental Checklist)

November 9, 2021

Renting vs Buying a Skid Steer Loader (Plus Rental Checklist)

Not sure whether you should buy or rent a skid steer? In this guide, we will help you make an informed decision. Also, get essential tips on how to rent a compact loader.

4 Advantages of a High Speed Grinder Over a Low Speed Shredder

November 5, 2021

4 Advantages of a High Speed Grinder Over a Low Speed Shredder

Machines Ideal for Green Waste and Recycling, Land Clearing, and Mulch Production Jobs. As these industries continue to grow and evolve, so too are the ways they process materials. Understanding the equipment available in the market is crucial to choosing the best equipment for your unique business needs.

Forklift Battery Sizing and Technology Guide (Lithium-ion vs Lead-acid)

October 29, 2021

Forklift Battery Sizing and Technology Guide (Lithium-ion vs Lead-acid)

Forklift Batteries are a vital investment which can have a direct impact on your business performance and bottom-line. Here's is the guide to help you in choosing the right battery technology (lead-acid vs lithium-ion) and in determining the right battery size.

How to Properly Prepare Your Equipment for Winter

October 22, 2021

How to Properly Prepare Your Equipment for Winter

Are you ready for the snow? Save yourself time and future headaches of equipment downtime and start preparing for winter early.

Used Skid Steer Buying Guide (Plus Inspection Checklist)

September 22, 2021

Used Skid Steer Buying Guide (Plus Inspection Checklist)

It may seem like a daunting task to find a used skid steer that is in good condition and matches your needs perfectly. This guide covers tips from experts at Westerra Equipment on how to evaluate a used skid steer, how to budget for it, and a downloadable checklist for physical inspection.

7 Tips to Prepare your Heavy Equipment for Winter

August 27, 2021

7 Tips to Prepare your Heavy Equipment for Winter

Avoid unscheduled downtime and get your fleet ready for colder temperatures in advance.

Which Zero Turn Mower Should You Buy?

August 5, 2021

Which Zero Turn Mower Should You Buy?

Leader of compact construction equipment, Bobcat, has expanded into the world of turf.

Linde Launches a New Generation of Innovative Counterbalanced Forklift Trucks

July 13, 2021

Linde Launches a New Generation of Innovative Counterbalanced Forklift Trucks

Linde is back with a new generation of counterbalance forklifts. Built with the operator’s needs in mind, these machines will help you excel productivity while being more sustainable on the job.

Terberg’s Electric Yard Tractors Help Improve On-Site Safety and Productivity

June 22, 2021

Terberg’s Electric Yard Tractors Help Improve On-Site Safety and Productivity

Keep your road trucks on the street and increase efficiency by adding a shunt truck to your fleet. If you find yourself frequently jockeying trailers across the yard, it could be time to invest in a truck specifically designed for this role. Maximize your worker safety and productivity with Terberg’s electric and robust yard tractor to reap the benefits of impressive performance and cost savings.

What is the Difference Between an Order Picker and a Reach Truck?

June 22, 2021

What is the Difference Between an Order Picker and a Reach Truck?

Forklifts have evolved and segregated into innovative machines that specialize in a task. The OSHA has categorized seven different classes of forklifts to define the types of equipment. While this can be helpful, customers can still be confused on when certain forklift models should be used.

Six Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying your Next Brush Chipper

June 9, 2021

Six Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying your Next Brush Chipper

Invest in the Right Brush Chipper to Maximize your Uptime. Whether you are purchasing a brush chipper to expand your services or just upgrading your fleet, Westerra Equipment put together a quick guide of six questions to help get you started.

Find Out Which Articulated Loader Best Matches Your Jobsite Needs

June 1, 2021

Find Out Which Articulated Loader Best Matches Your Jobsite Needs

Having the right equipment is crucial to achieving maximum uptime. Articulated loaders have disrupted the landscaping industry, quickly rising to be the popular choice. It can perform heavy duty tasks in tight areas and over tall obstructions, helping landscapers work efficiently with less fatigue.

Sneak Peak of the Doosan-7 Wheel Loader’s New and Improved Features

May 12, 2021

Sneak Peak of the Doosan-7 Wheel Loader’s New and Improved Features

Doosan is once again raising the industry’s bar. Known for their reliable and durable equipment, their 7-Series Wheel Loaders are no exception.

7 Benefits of Renting a Bobcat Excavator for your Construction Project

May 12, 2021

7 Benefits of Renting a Bobcat Excavator for your Construction Project

Crucial for any construction project, our dealerships are stocked with of compact and large excavators to improve your productivity and impact your bottom line. Save on costs and see how else rented equipment can benefit you.

Linde’s Autonomous Forklifts can help Minimize Downtime

April 9, 2021

Linde’s Autonomous Forklifts can help Minimize Downtime

Step towards the future with Linde’s autonomous MATIC truck series. Equipped with the latest technology, these machines are built with Linde’s proven history in superior performance and durability.

Choose Clark Forklifts For Your Outdoor Landscaping Jobs

March 12, 2021

Choose Clark Forklifts For Your Outdoor Landscaping Jobs

As you begin planning your spring season landscaping projects, consider a forklift to achieve greater power and productivity when transporting materials. Here is how Clark forklift products can meet your landscaping needs.

Renting or Buying an Excavator for Your Infrastructure Project

March 12, 2021

Renting or Buying an Excavator for Your Infrastructure Project

Infrastructure projects demand durable and powerful equipment. Whether you are working in road construction or waste management, having the right equipment will be a key driver in achieving higher quality and efficiency. And often, a machine as versatile as an excavator is essential to tackle this demanding work.

Conquer Infrastructure Jobs with Doosan Equipment

March 9, 2021

Conquer Infrastructure Jobs with Doosan Equipment

When it comes to large and complex infrastructure projects, dependable construction equipment will be key to maximizing productivity. Each project is unique in size and scope, but given Doosan’s wide selection, you will surely find one that matches your needs.

Breeze Through Your Landscaping Projects with Bobcat Equipment from Westerra Equipment

February 5, 2021

Breeze Through Your Landscaping Projects with Bobcat Equipment from Westerra Equipment

Stop choosing between size or power and achieve high performance in Bobcat’s compact equipment. From small residential yards to large commercial jobsites, choose Bobcat Equipment to maximize productivity in your landscaping jobs

Westerra Equipment Exhibiting at the Pacific Agriculture 2021 Show – Virtual Edition

January 25, 2021

Westerra Equipment Exhibiting at the Pacific Agriculture 2021 Show – Virtual Edition

Westerra Equipment is proud to be virtually exhibiting at the Annual Pacific Agriculture (PacAg) Show 2021 Virtual Edition from January 28-30th.

10 Must Have Skidsteer Attachments

January 21, 2021

10 Must Have Skidsteer Attachments

Solve your agriculture needs with versatile attachments to get the job done. Check out these top 10 Bobcat attachments for the agriculture industry.

Signs that You Should Upgrade Your Compact Tractor

January 21, 2021

Signs that You Should Upgrade Your Compact Tractor

It can be hard to pull the trigger and part ways with your trusty compact tractor. But are you starting to second guess your equipment’s performance? Here are seven signs that you should upgrade your compact tractor:

Top 3 Compact Equipment of 2020

January 21, 2021

Top 3 Compact Equipment of 2020

Check out the best selling compact equipment of 2020. Advantages like improved maneuverability, lower fuel costs, easier operation, and greater versatility are just some of the reasons why these machines have become crowd favourites.

Top 5 Snow Removal Attachments for Your Loader

August 30, 2020

Top 5 Snow Removal Attachments for Your Loader

Snow can present a list of challenges to businesses during the winter. Snow removal can become costly and time-consuming without the right attachments for your equipment. From snow buckets to snow plows, it’s hard to know which attachment will work best for the job.