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Merlo has introduced its new DBM 3500 Mini Cement Mixer to the U.S. market. Along with its compact stature, the mixer is maneuverable on tight jobsites, able to discharge concrete up to 330 degrees around the machine. The drum can rotate laterally 180 degrees, and the chute provides additional reach. The mixer also has a tight turning radius, and the drum has a reduced incline angle for further agility. It can produce 37.7 square feet of concrete in less than 15 minutes, the company says. The 1,321-gallon drum can deliver 4.6 cubic yards of concrete. A self-loading bucket can handle up to 25 cubic feet of aggregate at each load cycle. Hydraulics lift and rotate the bucket as needed, while the  door automatically opens to unload aggregate into the drum. The pump moves 66 gallons of water per minute into the mixing drum. Merlo duplicated the in-cab controls outside the mixer at ground level. “From the ground, an operator can control engine acceleration, water pump activation, drum rotation, barrel lift, chute lift and emergency stop,” the company says. The Merlo

Construction loans are one of the most important tools any new business owner can use to get their business off the ground and running. A construction loan is used to pay for all the expenses that occur before you start building anything. For example, you will need to acquire the land on which your building will be built. Once you have that all set, you can then look for a loan company that will lend you the money you need. How does a construction loan work? It starts by you getting a quote from a company that offers you a construction loan. In order to qualify for the loan, you must show them that you have a good amount of credit and that you will be able to repay the amount you are given. You must also prove that you have the means to repay the construction loan as agreed upon. There are two types of construction loans that you can use for your new business. One is a construction loan that is provided by a bank or other major