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The Best of The Track: Top 10 Episodes About the Construction Equipment Industry

The Best of The Track: Top 10 Episodes About the Construction Equipment Industry

30 Jul 2021 Read time: 3 min

Whether looking for construction equipment for sale, staying up-to-date on what is happening in the construction industry, or you just want to watch cool videos of heavy equipment in action, The Track covers it all.

The Track is RDO Equipment Co.’s YouTube series, hosted by industry expert and veteran, Dennis Howard. Episodes feature a mix of interviews with equipment experts, deep dives on important topics, and tips for how to manage equipment.

The Track will be back with new episodes this fall. Until then, catch up with Dennis’ and viewer’s 10 favorite episodes from the 2020/2021 season.


10. Career Opportunities in Essential Industries
There are so many careers in the equipment industry with opportunities to grow, do work that matters, and work for an essential business. RDO’s Recruiting Program Manager, Andy Luikens, shares his tips for job-seekers and highlights why the equipment industry is a great place to work.

Watch to find out how to find a job in the equipment industry and make an impact:


9. How to Check Compact Track Loader Track Tension
There are two big trends that emerged in 2020 and stayed in 2021: compact construction equipment and the importance of service for equipment. An important step in servicing a compact track loader is checking and adjusting track tension. This episode shows how to check and adjust track tension. 

Watch to learn how to adjust the track tension on a CTL:





8. Auto Excavator Control and Heavy Equipment Technology
One of the most exciting pieces of heavy equipment technology is automatic excavator control. Dennis and RDO expert, Mark Anderson, explain how auto excavator technology works and why it can be especially helpful when finding and retaining workers is challenging. 

Watch to see automatic excavator control in action:


7. Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation
It is never too early to begin planning for year end. Dennis breaks down the details of Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation to get the best tax advantages.

Watch for an overview on Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation, and where to go for RDO’s Section 179 calculator:



6. What is John Deere Performance Tiering
In 2021, John Deere introduced its Performance Tiering strategy to help customers find construction equipment for sale and buy with more confidence. Dennis dives into the G, P, and X performance tiers to explain which machine is right for you.

Watch an overview of John Deere Performance Tiering:


5. The Do’s and Don’ts of DEF
Don’t let diesel exhaust fluid go bad. Dennis shares five tips for how to care for diesel exhaust fluid.

Watch to find out what to do and what not to do when managing DEF:


4. Capstone Program for World-Class Service Technicians
Ongoing training for service technicians is an important part of RDO’s service and support partnership with customers. Hear from an RDO service technician about the impact of John Deere’s Capstone training and certification program.

Watch the episode to learn more about Capstone’s value for contractors.


3. RDO’s Parts Support Center for Compact Equipment and Heavy Equipment Parts
A team in the Upper Midwest can help a customer in Arizona, Texas, or even Washington get equipment parts fast? Dennis and General Manager of Aftermarket, Jason Sims, discuss how RDO’s Parts Support Center does exactly that.

Watch the episode to find out more about ordering parts for equipment:



2. 3 Tips to Find and Buy a Used Dozer for Sale
Dennis has everything to know about used equipment and shares three tips to find the right dozer and buy with confidence.

Watch to learn about contact-free searching, how to time a purchase, and the details of what makes a machine a good investment:


1. Skid Steer vs. Compact Track Loader
The most popular Track episode of all time just so happens to break down the differences in two of the most popular construction equipment machines: the skid steer and the compact track loader. Veteran guest on The Track, Tory Williams, goes in-depth with Dennis on the differences between the skid steer and the compact track loader.

Watch to find out how to choose: skid steer or CTL?


Please subscribe to The Track on YouTube and join Dennis for every new episode for buying tips, helpful information, and a pulse on the construction equipment industry.

Find new and used equipment for sale, and learn more about parts, service, and full support from RDO at your
local RDO Equipment Co. store .


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