Buy a Paver that Allows for Your Growth

Paving equipment varies dramatically in size, cost, and production capability. Markets differ, customers differ, and competition differs. Contractors who wish to break into the paving business should consider their market and expectations for growth when buying a new paver. This article features advice for novice paving contractors from equipment manufacturers. A new highway class machine outfitted with the proper options can cost $400,000, which is not a reasonable expense for new entrants in the business. However, start-up businesses will want to invest in reliable equipment that meets present needs, but still allows the business to take advantage of growth opportunities. One manufacturer does warn that the current paving industry is extremely competitive and the time might not be right to start a paving operation in all areas. Contractors should also be willing to consider used equipment, and rent options that will be used infrequently.


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  • Accession Number: 01155378
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 2010 7:59AM