September 14, 2023Westerra Equipment to Open New Location in Edmonton, Alberta this Fall
We’re thrilled to announce an exciting new chapter in Westerra Equipment’s journey as we expand our presence into the beautiful province of Alberta! This fall, we will be opening our doors in the Edmonton area, introducing our renowned equipment sales, rentals, and services to a new audience.
This development brings numerous opportunities for job seekers in Nisku as we look to build a talented team to support our growth.
Read more about our exciting new location here.
September 6, 2023What to Know Before Purchasing a Stump Grinder & Cutter
Dealing with the aftermath of tree removal can be a tedious process without the right equipment for the job. Several factors can impact whether the equipment you have is right or not for stump removal with key ones being the stump sizes, wood density, scale of the job and terrain conditions.
August 11, 2023Konecranes E-VER Lift Trucks Gives 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.
June 26, 2023Vermeer's PTX Lineup Makes Plowing & Trenching Easier
For plowing and trenching work in industries such as irrigation, landscaping, gas lines and more; The PTX line from Vermeer boasts a strong capability to meet your project’s demands. Easily install fiber optics, electrical, piping, and other services using this line up for the task. Built to tackle the harshest of weather and ground conditions, the PTX lineup allows you to work through seasons and tough job situations easily on tires or tracks to keep jobs moving forward.
April 25, 2023DEVELON Transparent Bucket – A New Jobsite Safety Solution
What if wheel loader operators could actually see through a loaded bucket and detect unseen obstacles, as well as workers walking in front of the moving machine? DEVELON has made it happen with the Transparent Bucket. Come see what this cutting-edge technology is all about.
April 4, 2023Introducing WE Rent - The New Name for Equipment Rentals
We are excited to announce that Westerra Equipment Rentals is now part of the WE Rent family. With eight locations to serve your rental needs, we have a stronger fleet of equipment rentals for you to choose from. Visit your local WE Rent location today for all your equipment rental requirements.
March 9, 2023The Many Uses of Brush & Wood Chippers
Brush and Wood Chippers are powerful machines that are primarily used to break down large pieces of wood and other organic materials into smaller, more manageable pieces. The advantages of this wood chipping machinery are numerous and diverse, making it an important tool for tree care specialists, farmers, and other professional industries who must deal with a bigger size or larger quantity of organic waste material.
February 28, 2023Horizontal directional drilling improves sustainability on your job sites
Used in broadband, power, infrastructure replacement, and similar applications, a horizontal directional drill (HDD) makes laying utilities underground easy with little clean up required. Offering speed, simplicity, and low noise levels, an HDD digs under large obstacles and b-lines straight to your final destination. This innovative method makes this work quicker, more sustainable, and more cost-efficient. Learn more about how you can take your job to the next level with a high-performance Vermeer BC HDD.
February 9, 2023Bobcat MT100 Key Features and Specifications
See the features included in the Bobcat MT100 mini-track loader capable of lifting 1,000 lbs! Get through narrow spaces with ease and get jobs done with this nimble and versatile machine from Bobcat.
January 31, 2023Zoom boom rental to keep your job moving
Offering premium brands such as JLG, JCB, and Bobcat Westerra Equipment has a wide selection of zoom boom rentals near you. Get a high-performance machine that is adaptable to many industries and applications. Learn more about our zoom booms and our services.
January 24, 2023Rent Bobcat Equipment and Attachments With Westerra Equipment
See how renting Bobcat equipment can make your tasks go quicker. Rent with Westerra Equipment to get the best equipment for the task.
January 18, 2023Doosan rebrands as DEVELON as the future of innovative construction equipment
The Doosan heavy construction equipment brand has officially evolved into DEVELON as of January 18, 2023. While externally the brand has changed their name and look, its core values and expertise stay true to providing the best-in-class equipment. Similarly, our team at Westerra Equipment will continue to provide you, our valued customers, with only the best and most reliable equipment. As we phase out the Doosan brand, we look forward to growing alongside DEVELON to bring you powerful and innovative machines.
January 13, 2023A greener 2023 with Westerra Equipment
Westerra Equipment has made a commitment to improve our corporate environmental sustainability. In 2022, we kicked off a few green initiatives to do our part in lessening our carbon footprint. Read about these projects and how we will continue to grow our sustainability.
January 4, 2023Vermeer Tree Care Equipment: Wood Chipper, Stump Grinder, and more
Mini skid steers, wood chippers, and stump grinders are all essential machines for your tree care business. Get ahead and secure these machines early to book jobs at peak demand. When you buy Vermeer, you get industry leading, reliable equipment that will take your job performance above and beyond.
November 29, 2022Bobcat 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.
November 29, 20223 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.
November 24, 2022Maximize Utility from Your Wheel Loader with These Attachments
See how you can make your wheel loader more efficient with the right tools and attachments. From heavy buckets to snow ploughs, get important tasks done with the correct tool for the job
November 23, 2022Key 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.
November 18, 2022Forklift 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.
November 4, 2022How 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?
November 2, 2022When 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.
October 24, 2022All 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.
October 5, 2022Get 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.
October 4, 2022Increase 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.
September 22, 2022Quick 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.
August 31, 2022The 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.
August 19, 2022When 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?
August 18, 2022Where 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.
July 28, 2022Business 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.
July 26, 2022Save 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.
July 21, 2022Walk 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.
July 18, 2022A 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.
June 29, 2022Quick 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.
June 21, 2022How 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.
June 14, 2022When 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.
May 31, 2022Guide 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.
May 27, 2022Uses 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.
May 17, 2022Log 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.
May 17, 2022When 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.
May 13, 2022Electric 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.
April 29, 2022Horizontal 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.
April 25, 2022Westerra 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.
April 14, 2022Comparing 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.
April 14, 2022A 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.
March 30, 2022How 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.
March 18, 2022Develon Road Builders | DX225LL-5, DX300LL-5, DX380LL-5
From forestry to construction, Develon 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.
March 4, 2022Your 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.
February 22, 2022How 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.
February 8, 2022Types 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.
February 1, 2022Stump 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.
January 24, 2022What 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.
January 24, 2022Top 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.
January 19, 2022Electric 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.
December 15, 2021Develon Announces New DD100 Dozer to Heavy Equipment Lineup
Develon is bringing it's expertise to a new heavy equipment category- the Dozers. The Develon 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.
November 26, 2021How 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.
November 24, 2021Join 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.
November 9, 2021Renting 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.
November 5, 20214 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.
October 29, 2021Forklift 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.
October 22, 2021How 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.
September 22, 2021Used 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.
August 27, 20217 Tips to Prepare your Heavy Equipment for Winter
Avoid unscheduled downtime and get your fleet ready for colder temperatures in advance.
August 5, 2021Which Zero Turn Mower Should You Buy?
Leader of compact construction equipment, Bobcat, has expanded into the world of turf.
July 13, 2021Linde 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.
June 22, 2021What 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.
June 22, 2021Terberg’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.
June 9, 2021Six 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.
June 1, 2021Find 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.
May 12, 2021Sneak Peak of the Develon-7 Wheel Loader’s New and Improved Features
Develon is once again raising the industry’s bar. Known for their reliable and durable equipment, their 7-Series Wheel Loaders are no exception.
May 12, 20217 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.
April 9, 2021Linde’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.
March 12, 2021Choose 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.
March 12, 2021Renting 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.
March 9, 2021Conquer Infrastructure Jobs with Develon 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 Develon’s wide selection, you will surely find one that matches your needs.
February 5, 2021Breeze 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
January 25, 2021Westerra 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.
January 21, 2021Signs 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:
January 21, 2021Top 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.
January 21, 202110 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.
August 30, 2020Top 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.