The sun is out, the snow is melting, and construction season is just around the corner. Spring is unique in Alaska. The streets turn into ice rinks and the highways are hazardous as load after load of earthmoving equipment starts making their way north in preparation for a busy summer of work.
If you haven’t already, it’s time to start planning what equipment you’ll need to purchase to ensure your jobsite operates as efficiently and effectively as possible during the windows of good weather. Here’s a guide to where you can find the best earthmoving equipment for sale in Alaska.
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Choose ESI for Your Earthmoving Equipment Needs
Equipment Source, Inc. (ESI) manufactures equipment in Fairbanks, Alaska, that is built Arctic tough. Over the last 20 years, we’ve developed a reputation for vending construction equipment that will never let you down, no matter how harsh conditions get up at your jobsite.
We’re currently helping our customers prepare for the busy summer season:
- An ES500 self-contained heater, paired with a Tucker Sno-Cat, headed up to the Alaska North Slope Oil Fields where it will be used for remote pipeline construction and repairs.
- A 6’ ESI water pump and 150KVA Shindaiwa generator headed up to a remote Alaskan mine via snow road, where they will be used to power mining operations all season.
- ESI also just got a new shipment of Kubota L60LE tractors which are now available for sale.
If you’re thinking about upgrading your construction equipment, don’t wait to get in touch. Our team of experts will help you find the perfect solution to suit your needs and keep your operations smooth.
Shop the Latest Kubota Earthmoving Equipment at ESI
ESI is the sole distributor for Kubota Tractor Corporation earthmoving equipment in Alaska, with products available at our stores in both Anchorage and Fairbanks. Kubota manufactures a range of incredibly handy compact tractors, construction equipment, utility vehicles, mowers, and more.
When it comes to earthmoving equipment, Kubota has the following options:
- Cab tractor: Kubota’s B50 series compact cab tractor is super reliable and specifically designed to be easy to operate. This makes these tractors ideal for utility work, especially when it comes to things like mowing and landscaping that will keep your jobsite clear and productive. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for something durable and versatile.
- Excavator: When it comes to maneuverability, nothing will beat Kubota’s compact excavator. These machines are small but mighty, combining the power you need to efficiently get down to bedrock with efficient and economical operation that makes them worth the investment.
- Skid steer: Challenging surfaces are no match for Kubota’s latest range of skid steers. They’re small enough to get into the tightest areas of your operation, taking care of business when wheeled machines just won’t do (yes, this includes mud). This machine is also compatible with many attachments, including grapples, hammers, snow blowers, rotary cutters, graders, tillers, tree pullers, and more. It’s highly likely to become your go-to piece of machinery whenever you need to take care of small jobs in tight areas.
Come and see them for yourself in Anchorage or Fairbanks. Contact our team.
ESI Supplies Your Favorite JCB Construction Equipment
If you’re looking for something more robust, ESI also vends a wide range of JCB earthmoving equipment. These are among the best earthmoving machines in the world and will help your crew power through the work that needs to be done. Here are the highlights:
- Teleskid: The JCB 3TS-8T is the world’s first compact track loader with a telescopic boom. It can reach 60% further and lift 8% higher than any other skid steer on the market and dig to a depth of 3ft. This makes it one of the most useful pieces of equipment you’ll ever buy.
- Excavator: If you’re looking for a track excavator with exceptional strength, the JCB JS145 is the answer. It has a closed box-section revolving-frame, which is designed to increase strength, reduce stress on the hydraulics, and increase resistance to impact damage. The use of premium parts means it will work hard all season with minimal maintenance downtime.
- Wheel loader: The JCB 427 is designed around the principle that a comfortable operator is a productive one. It also comes with smart features like Eco Mode and Auto Idle, which makes it highly efficient to run for days on end. This machine is designed to last for many years while performing to the absolute maximum, boosting your productivity all summer.
Found what you need? Call our sales team today to get started on the paperwork.
Where To Find Quality Earthmoving Equipment for Rent
ESI also has a range of earthmoving equipment available to rent. This is perfect if you only need to use it for a short period of time, to complete a specific job, or your budget doesn’t quite stretch far enough to purchase new equipment. Our rental range includes top-rated earth movers, heaters, generators or pumps. Check out the full range on our website, or view the highlights below:
- Kubota BX2380 or B2601 (capacity of 423 or 948 lbs respectively)
- Kubota B3350SU or B2650 (capacity of 1,000 lbs)
- Kubota L3301HST (capacity of 1,000 lbs)
- Kubota B26 (capacity of 1,300 lbs)
- Kubota L39 (capacity of 7,200 lbs)
Track Loaders and Skid Steers
- Kubota SSV65 (wheel – capacity of 1,950 lbs)
- JCB 215W (wheel – capacity of 2,112 lbs)
- Kubota SSV75 (wheel – capacity of 2,690 lbs)
- JCB 215T (track – capacity of 2,105 lbs)
- JCB 2TS-7T teleskid (track – capacity of 2,285 lbs)
- JCB 207 loader (wheel – capacity of 4,722 lbs)
- JCB 427ZC loader (wheel – capacity of 16,645 lbs)
- Kubota K008 (dig depth of 5’-8’)
- Kubota KX71 (dig depth of 9’ – optional trench bucket or cleanout bucket)
- JCB JS145 (dig depth of 19’ – optional frost bucket, trench bucket, or cleanout bucket)
This is just a summary of what’s on offer – you can click here to view the full range. Can’t find what you need? All you have to do is ask our friendly team. We got our start back in 2000, reconditioning heaters on Alaska’s North Slope, so we know what it’s like to be racing the clock and trying to complete a project in the short summer weather window. Our entire team is committed to helping our customers find what they need and providing the best possible solutions to the tasks at hand.
Construction Season in Alaska Is Fast and Furious
Once the roads are clear enough to transport equipment up to the Arctic circle, construction season will be all systems go. Running an Alaskan jobsite is expensive, and you can’t afford to waste valuable time on breakdowns or pay for the additional costs of unscheduled maintenance or repairs.
The best strategy is to invest in quality earthmoving equipment right from the beginning. The upfront cost may put a dent in your budget, but it will pay dividends throughout the season by ensuring your crew works at maximum capacity, your machinery is as modern and fuel-efficient as possible, and you can capitalize on the short window of opportunity that is an Alaskan summer.
Ready to put your best foot forward this summer? Get in touch with our team.