Recently, RTL Equipment, Inc. took a group of sixteen customers to Doosan's ROC (Real Operation Center) in Tucson, Arizona for hands on product testing and education, combined with some fun and recreation in the desert mountains.
by Ron Hadaway
Improvements to Tier 4 engines help burn cleaner fuel and reduce air emissions. To meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fuel requirement standards, Tier 4-compliant engines—designed with high-pressure common rail (HPCR) systems and fuel injectors—use ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel.
Water can be introduced into fuel as early as the refinery stage and continue to be present through the terminal, distributor and pump stages. During cold weather conditions, water molecules can detach from diesel molecules, and because they are heavier than diesel molecules, they tend to settle at the bottom of diesel fuel tanks and bulk storage tanks. This can cause potential engine problems in equipment and lead to bacteria growth in the tanks. Today's lower sulfur amounts in diesel fuel multiplies saturates, which increases the tendency of fuel to gel and plug the fuel filter during cold weather conditions. Continue reading →
RTL Equipment, Inc. has been a major sponsor for several years of the Iowa Children's Open golf tournament held each year at Brown Deer Golf Club in Coralville, IA. The golf outing celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, with all proceeds going to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital and the Iowa Children's Museum, which is responsible for the Child Life Program at the hospital . This year, we are delighted to announce that the tournament raised a record amount of $144,000. RTL Equipment, Inc. would like to thank A1 Crane, Tri-State Crane, Doosan Construction, Kobelco Cranes, Tadano Cranes and Terex Cranes for their generous support of this event.
RTL Equipment has machines working throughout the entire country, including Iowa. This Terex HC165 was rented to Weitz Construction from RTL Equipment. The photo is of the HC165 doing heavy lifting at the Iowa State University football stadium expansion.
If you are interested in learning more about the various cranes, crawlers, wheel loaders, forklifts, and other machines available to rent or buy from RTL, browse our equipment section.
We enjoy seeing our clients working with the cranes, excavators, forklifts, and other machines they purchase from our team here at RTL Equipment. Below we highlight two cranes we recently sold here in Iowa.
The Terex AC350, and AC200 all-terrain cranes are owned by Tri-State Crane & Rigging Service of Cedar Rapids, and its sister company, A1 Crane of Dubuque, Iowa. They are being used for the construction of the new University of Iowa School of Music in Iowa City. Approximately 7000 tons of structural steel is involved in this project.
The Terex HC110 lattice crawler crane is owned by Godberson-Smith Construction Company located in Ida Grove, Iowa. The crane has been used in construction of a temporary bridge on Highway 196 in Sac County. Continue reading →
At the recent Terex Distributor Meeting in Houston, Texas last month, RTL Equipment Inc. received the award for Best in Sales of Lattice Boom Crawler Cranes in North America (HCs). Members of the RTL team accepted the award from the Terex staff.
RTL is expanding again in Eastern Iowa. We have seen our business grow over the last three years in Eastern Iowa. We have purchased a facility on two acres, South of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, outside of Swisher, Iowa. The facility has 27,400 square feet of space for additional service support, storage, and office space.
Our additional location is:
RTL Equipment, Inc.
1321 Highway 965 NW
Swisher, Iowa 52338
Phone: (319) 857-4045
"WE ARE EXCITED TO OFFER THIS ADDITIONAL FACILITY TO SUPPORT OUR GROWING CUSTOMER BASE IN EASTERN IOWA."