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Winter Care Tips for Your Heavy Equipment

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While heavy equipment is built to run all year long, weather definitely affects not only your machinery, but also your ability to do your jobs. Let’s face it, when it’s sub-zero wind chill, it’s extremely hard to dig no matter how great your excavator is. In addition, due to extreme heat and extreme cold, your… read more

Solutions You Can Count On With Wagner Equipment Co

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Wagner Equipment Co offers new and used heavy equipment throughout Colorado, New Mexico, and west Texas. Our services run the gamut, from field service technicians and our Cat Parts Store to electric power generation and portable machining. We’ve been a leading Caterpillar equipment dealer since 1976, offering Ag equipment, smaller tools through the Cat Rental… read more

How to Make a Corn Maze

Fall is right around the corner, and for many, this is their favorite time of year. After all, the weather is crisp and cool, the leaves are turning brilliant colors to enjoy, and everyone is settling into back to school mode and preparing for the cold winter ahead. Fall is the season of harvest and… read more

Tips for Buying New Heavy Equipment

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New heavy equipment is a big investment — both literally and financially. These machines usually start at around ten thousand dollars and the price just goes up from there, and in general, the bigger your machinery, the bigger the price tag. With so much on the line, you want to get it right. Wagner Equipment… read more

Machines Needed to Mine Coal, Part 4

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If you’ve ever visited a mining site, even a mining site from the 1800s when mining first began, you know that mining is a huge operation. Surface mining can cover hundreds of acres of land, moving millions of pounds of dirt, rock, and rubble — all before you even get to the coal. In order… read more

Machines Needed to Mine Coal, Part 3

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Coal mining can be a complex endeavor. It’s a lot more in the 21st century than just a couple of miners with some pick axes and a screen. Coal mining today is a multi-billion dollar industry, employing over 130,000 people. Coal is found in 38 states and most of coal mining is surface mining. Each… read more

Machines Needed to Mine Coal, Part 2

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Coal mining began mostly on the surface of the earth. People would find a shallow vein, dig a little bit, and bring the coal up. Now called surface mining, this is still the main form of mining used today and is classified as when coal is less than 200 feet underground.  Coal was formed hundreds… read more

Machines Needed to Mine Coal, Part 1

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Coal has been used for fuel for thousands of years. Funeral pyres have been found with coal remnants as far back as the Bronze Age 3,000 years ago. Aristotle mentions coal in his writings. Coal was used by the ancient Romans to heat their homes, and Marco Polo mentions that the Chinese used coal. The… read more

Best Heavy Equipment Rentals for Your Landscaping Company

Landscaping is an all-encompassing term for beautifying both residential and commercial yards and properties. Landscaping can be as simple as hauling in rock or mulch for your flower beds, or it can be a huge project, encompassing many acres of land that involves the planting of trees, shrubs, and bushes, the digging up and moving… read more

Machines Needed to Landscape, Part 1

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The spring and summer beckon residential and commercial improvement projects, from remodeling your kitchen and bathroom to outdoor projects, such as adding in a new deck, pouring a concrete patio, or landscaping your home or office space. Wagner Equipment Co offers the best new and used CAT equipment for purchase or for rent in Colorado,… read more