Monthly Archives: July 2021

Ryan Grebert: Promoted to Bobcat Sales Manager

Meet Ryan Grebert!

Ryan is the Bobcat Sales Manager located in our Little Rock, AR branch! Ryan shares his knowledge of Bobcat equipment with the Sales Team to provide customers with new and used equipment and quality service. With his new position as Sales Manager, Ryan hopes to use his experience and understanding of the Bobcat brand to help the Arkansas Sales Team provide the best possible service to build Hugg & Hall’s market growth.

Ryan is a long time employee in our sales department; he got his start in Inside Rental Sales in 2009 and has worked his way up over the years to his current Sales Manager position. His favorite part of the job is being able to interact with customers and being able to help them grow their business with the equipment and services Hugg & Hall provides.

Ryan was born and raised in Shenandoah, IA! He attended Iowa Western Community College on a baseball scholarship and later attended Southern Arkansas University where he received a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Management. 

Ryan and wife Holly currently reside in Cabot, AR with their son Fielder. When Ryan is off the clock he enjoys watching his son play baseball, spending time with friends and family, and going hunting. 

Hugg & Hall would like to say a big thank you to Ryan for everything he does to grow our Bobcat equipment sales and the knowledge he brings to customers and his fellow salesmen.

4 Ways Utility Services Can Help You This Summer

We are officially in the peak of the summer months; it’s hot, sticky, and some of us are in the midst of hurricane season. But, none of these challenges are to big or to small for Hugg & Hall’s Utility Services division to handle.  The Utility Services division rents and sells portable power, power distribution, compressed air, and supplemental HVAC units.

 

 

 

 

Portable Power

From natural disasters, to night work, to power outages or planned shutdowns we can provide the right generator to fit your needs. Portable and towable generators with gasoline or diesel options are available as well as light towers with generators to keep your operations moving forward. We also provide cabling and various distribution boxes and panels. 

 

 

 

Climate Control

To make your next event or jobsite more comfortable, you may need additional air conditioning. Our wide range of rental units are designed to produce minimal noise and a compact footprint. Paired with our fleet of dehumidifiers and industrial fans, our climate control solutions can prevent condensation to keep materials dry and promote drying in flooded areas. We’ve got you covered during those harsh winter months as well with our readily available fleet of heaters.

 

 

 

 

Air Compressors

Utility Services has the leading fleet of air compressors in the rental business. With the best air compressors in the business, these tools are ideal on most jobsites and highly sought after in a wide range of industries. Towable or portable compressors pair perfect with air tools such as pavement breakers and chipping hammers on any construction, industrial, or demo job. We also offer instrument quality, filtered and cooled air compressors for specialized applications. 

 

 

 

Offshore Equipment

Take Hugg & Hall equipment on any offshore jobsite. All equipment undergoes an enhancement process to ensure long lasting, offshore proven, durability. The fleet includes light towers, welders, air compressors, pipe threaders, and pumps. Key components are coated to prevent corrosion and equipped with Coast Guard approved fuel lines, skid mounts have up-to-date certifications and are installed with static grounds and extra grounding in engine driven equipment, all welding machines are load bank tested, engine driven units are equipped with overspeed and rig air shutdown devices, and air compressors and volume tanks have up-to-date safety relief valve certifications.

 

For more information on what our Utility Services division can do for you, contact Spencer Hale or a sales representative!

Tips To Keeping Your Equipment Up & Running In The Heat

For equipment owners/users, warmer temperatures present unique challenges which require seasonal maintenance routines. Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is dedicated to supporting their customers through the equipment renting, owning and/or maintenance process. As such, here are some tips for keeping equipment operational amid sweltering temperatures.

 

  • Check your engines!

When it’s warm outside, engines are warm, too. In warmer temps, it’s essential that engines have the correct coolant and oil levels. To prevent damage to your radiator and engine, make sure to regularly check that water, coolant and oil remain at manufacturer recommended levels.

  • Check for leaks!

Equipment should be regularly checked for leaks. Remember to regularly check for hydraulic/oil leaks around seals and bolts.  

  • Check your brakes!

It’s especially important to check your brakes in the warmer months. Brake friction is less reliable when it’s hot outside because brakes are adjusting to the additional heat. Make sure to check your brakes often… you may prevent a disaster!

  • Properly store your equipment!

It’s important to give equipment reprieve from direct sunlight. Because the heat can have negative effects on some equipment components, consider storing your equipment outside of direct sunlight or, at the very least, use tarps for sun protection.

  • Check your coolant!

It’s essential to use the correct concentration of coolant in the summer. Operators are typically advised to use a 50/50 concentration of coolant to water. Too much water can lead to decay, a lower boiling point and further damage.

  • Check your belts!

If you’re concerned about overheating, make sure to check for discolored hoses and loose belts, belt maintenance is often overlooked. These are often early indicators of an overheated machine and regularly checking for signs can keep you out of a pickle.

  • Remember to grease!

To keep your engines up and running, don’t forget to properly grease. Check the machine’s manual to confirm you’re using the appropriate grease, and as often as advised. Since dirt and grime can mix with grease and catalyze wear and tear on equipment, it’s suggested to regularly clean machines.

  • Cool your jets!

During the summer heat, it’s especially important to ensure your cooling system is operating effectively. Machines should be regularly inspected for debris to optimize air flow. It’s advised to habitually clean cooling systems with compressed air and to check radiators, inlets and outlets for grime and debris.

  • Check your tires!

Summer heat adds extra stress on tires. It’s essential to check tire pressure often. Tire pressure can increase with the temperature so regularly check that tires aren’t over-inflated.

  • Continue regular preventive maintenance!

In congruence with these extra steps, don’t forget to continue all standard preventive maintenance procedures. Consult machine’s manuals to confirm your maintenance routine covers all the bases!

Hugg & Hall is dedicated to supporting their customers. For any maintenance question, contact our service department. Our service representatives are willing, and happy, to assist you.