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Where to start to learn about Heavy Equipment?

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by CashGhost, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. Wenwen

    Wenwen Member

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    Heavy equipment range large...you can know some parameters from suppliers' catalog.
    Maybe,you can choose one of them,and try to purchase one.
    A lot will be learned as the purchase is completed,such as general parameters,Important indicators...
    After all,Knowledge comes from practice.Do you agree?
     
  2. CashGhost

    CashGhost Active Member

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    Hi Wenwen. Thanks for your reply. I just started reading a book about heavy equipment. Before putting down my money and buying something, I want to learn about this industry. Because eventually if I want to sell something, I must have enough domain knowledge. I'll keep you posted.
     
  3. John Shipp

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  4. John Shipp

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    The Wakes Colne one might be interesting.

    Euro Auctions have a large auction at Leeds regularly, but it's very important to know your machines and how they are meant to operate as many of the machines in the line up have a problem or 2. The bid prices seem high for the risks involved.
     
  5. John Shipp

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    if you want to get exposure to a large range of equipment, there are many dealers yards full of equipment around the south east.
     
  6. CashGhost

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    Hi John. Thanks for letting me know. It looks like I would be able to come on Wednesday for this auction. I'll send you a pm now.
     
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  8. CashGhost

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    Thanks for sharing this website. I am looking at it and they have many informative information. It's slightly too deep for someone like me. Do you also know some sources for absolute beginners?