Monday, July 17, 2017

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Durante Rentals Chris Jones Wins 2017 CFO Innovation Award

Contact:
Adam Zunic
Durante Rentals, LLC
1-800-DURANTE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Durante Rentals Chris Jones Wins CFO Innovation Award

Durante Rentals Co-Founder & CFO Chris Jones Honored at the
2017 CFO Innovation Conference & Awards
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New York, N.Y., June 29th, 2017 – Chris Jones, Durante Rentals Co-Founder and CFO, was honored with the 2017 Small Market Companies: Thinking Big Award at the 2017 CFO Innovation Conference. The awards ceremony and dinner were held before hundreds of executives at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and honored some of the sharpest CFO minds in the country. CFO’s received recognition in fourteen CFO-focused categories with finalists and award recipients selected by an independent panel of judges.

The Thinking Big Award celebrates the CFO who has overcome the small company mind-set, has instilled a sophisticated management style into the company, and has inspired leadership, employees, and partners to grow and succeed despite limited resources and against larger and more formidable competitors.

“My journey as CFO of a construction equipment rental company has been an interesting one, with many learning curves along the way, especially since my background is in tech, media, and not-for-profits,” said Chris Jones. “Being honored with this prestigious Innovation Award is something near and dear to myself, my partners and my staff as Innovation is one of our company’s four core values. We take extreme pride in each department’s innovative approach to running the day to day business and are grateful for the recognition by CFO Studio and their business development partners.”

About Chris Jones

Chris holds a degree from the College of New Jersey in Business Administration and Accounting. His career journey began when he founded Progressive Solutions, an accounting and consulting firm that specialized in assisting start-ups and distressed companies. As the leading consulting CFO to over thirty accounts, he was instrumental in their progression to healthy and profitable businesses. Chris eventually sold the company paving the way to his partnership in Durante Rentals.

Chris teaches and competes in Judo and has trained with the National Teams of the USA, Barbados, and Argentina. As a soccer coach, he led his team to an undefeated season. He teaches his “Meditation for Professionals” class in NYC and Westchester and is a featured speaker on Western Buddhism. His students learn the mental and physical benefits for health while also using meditation to find their creative centers, peak performance, and to understand the discursive emotions that prevent most people from achieving their dreams.

About Durante Rentals

Founded in 2009 by three entrepreneurs, Durante Rentals is the most dependable name in construction equipment and tool rentals in the New York Tri-State area. Construction professionals look to Durante for all their equipment needs including excavators, skid steers, light towers, generators, compressors, forklifts, air tools, boom lifts and more. Now with eight convenient locations and counting, their geographic footprint continues to expand while servicing all five boroughs of NYC, Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties, Connecticut and New Jersey. For more information about Durante Rentals, visit www.DuranteRentals.com.



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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Industry Veteran Mitch Garfinkel Joins Team Durante Rentals

 
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Contact:
Adam Zunic
Durante Rentals, LLC
1-800-DURANTE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Industry Veteran Mitch Garfinkel Joins Team Durante Rentals

Durante Rentals Welcomes Thirty-Seven Year Industry Veteran Mitch Garfinkel to Head their New and Used Sales Divisions
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New York, N.Y., June 13th, 2017 – Durante Rentals, a four-time INC 5000 winner, has announced the hiring of Mitch Garfinkel to a senior sales position with the company. Mitch brings almost four decades of construction equipment sales experience to the role, where he will be instrumental in expanding Durante’s new and used sales divisions, as well Durante Rentals future stages of expansion.

“Mitch brings his dynamic personality and countless years of experience to the position. We are thrilled to have him on the team as Durante Rentals continues to grow,” said Durante Rentals Co-Founder, Anthony Durante.

Mitch’s unique salesmanship and in-depth understanding of construction equipment is unmatched amongst his peers. In the early eighties, Mitch got his first opportunity in the construction industry as a sales rep for a line of diamond blade products. His career took off soon thereafter and within a couple of years he found success selling skid steers, telehandlers, and a variety of other construction equipment. Mitch eventually moved to a new position as a manufacturer’s sales representative. Along the way, he introduced new, cutting-edge sales processes that are still a staple within the industry to this day. In 1991, he opened his own wholesale, retail, and export equipment company supplying equipment to customers all over the country. After many successful years in business, a new opportunity presented itself allowing him to build a thriving New Jersey-based equipment dealership from the ground up.

“It is a privilege and honor to be a part of Durante Rentals. I am excited for the opportunity to apply my expertise in all areas of equipment sales and rentals,” said Mitch.  “I have known Durante Rentals co-founders John and Anthony for 34 years and I am confident Durante Rentals will be the final stop along my career path.”

Mitch is an avid tennis player, music lover and dedicated family man to Catherine, his wife of 36 years, and their two sons, Ian and Zachary. Mitch’s home-base of operations will be the Flushing, Queens office and he can be reached for inquiries at 718-697-6969 Ext. 449 and via email at mgarfinkel@duranterentals.com.

About Durante Rentals

Founded in 2009 by three entrepreneurs, Durante Rentals is the most dependable name in construction equipment and tool rentals in the New York Tri-State area. Construction professionals look to Durante for all their equipment needs including excavators, skid steers, light towers, generators, compressors, forklifts, air tools, boom lifts and more. Now with seven convenient locations and counting, their geographic footprint continues to expand while servicing all five boroughs of NYC, Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties, Connecticut and New Jersey. For more information about Durante Rentals, visit www.DuranteRentals.com. For more information about our earth-moving equipment division, visit www.NYTakeuchi.com.



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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Come Visit Durante Rentals and New York Takeuchi at the 29th NYC Parks Construction Equipment & Vehicle Show

Contact: 
Adam Zunic
Durante Rentals LLC
azunic@duranterentals.com
718-697-6969 x431
www.duranterentals.com
www.nytakeuchi.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Come Visit Durante Rentals and New York Takeuchi at the 29th NYC Parks Construction Equipment & Vehicle Show

Thursday, May 11th, 9:00am till 2:00pm in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

FLUSHING, NEW YORK, May 8th, 2017 – Durante Rentals and their earth-moving division, New York Takeuchi, will be showcasing their construction equipment and tools at the 29th NYC Parks Construction Equipment and Vehicle Show. The event hosted by the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services and NYC Parks will take place on Thursday, May 11th, from 9:00am till 2:00pm, in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. In case of inclement weather, the rain date is scheduled for Friday, May 12th.

Durante Rentals will have an assortment of construction equipment on display around the circumference of the Unisphere, including new Takeuchi excavators, skid steers and track loaders. This year they are featuring the new Takeuchi TB216H hybrid electric excavator. Attendees are encouraged to take an up-close look at these powerful, rugged, cutting-edge machines and to take advantage of special show pricing.

This is Durante Rentals third consecutive appearance at this free event. Last year’s show had the highest attendance to date with attendees enjoying free vendor giveaways, complimentary lunch, and interactive product demonstrations. “We love exhibiting at this show,” said Adam Zunic, Durante Rentals Director of Marketing. “You feel the enthusiasm of the crowd as soon as you enter the exhibition area around the Unisphere. The NYC Parks crew does a great job of creating an extremely festive atmosphere.”

The show highlights vendors like Durante Rentals and New York Takeuchi who support NYC’s Clean Fleet and Vision Zero initiatives. There will be other vendors offering a wide array of products to improve vehicle safety including cameras, truck side guards, systems to track and manage fleets, and systems to avoid or mitigate collisions. The show also highlights construction vehicles and equipment with alternative fuels and emissions reducing technologies, along with the latest in light and heavy-duty vehicles, trucks, horticultural equipment, tools, fleet services, and more.

Event Location:
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
(Unisphere)
Grand Central Pkwy., Whitestone Exwy. bet. 111 St. and College Point Blvd.,
Park Drive E.
Flushing Queens, NY 11375

About Durante Rentals

Founded in 2009 by three entrepreneurs, Durante Rentals is the most dependable name in construction equipment rentals with locations in the Bronx, Brewster, Carmel, Elmsford, Flushing, Mt. Vernon and West Nyack. Contractors look to Durante for all their construction equipment needs including telehandlers, scissor lifts, generators, boom lifts, conveyors, track loaders, skid steers, ride-on rollers, forklifts and more. Durante Rentals services all five boroughs of NYC, Westchester, Rockland County, Putnam County, Connecticut and New Jersey. For more information about Durante Rentals, visit www.DuranteRentals.com or call 1-800-DURANTE.

About New York Takeuchi 

New York Takeuchi is an authorized dealer for the New York City, Westchester, Putnam and Rockland County areas. They specialize in sales, rentals, service and parts for the full Takeuchi fleet of earth-moving machines including track loaders, wheel loaders, skid steers, and mini excavators. NY Takeuchi features all of the latest Takeuchi models like the TL12V2 Compact Track Loader. New York Takeuchi is a division of Durante Rentals. For more information, visit www.nytakeuchi.com.

A few of the Durante Rentals Team, from left to right: Christopher Hamblet, Tim Collins and Adam Zunic



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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Guide to Buying Used Construction Equipment - 7 Red Flags to Avoid

1) Unusually High or Low Hours

Photo of hours meter with high hours
The first thing you should look at is the hour meter. High hours can ultimately lead to big bucks in repairs. If you are on the fence, ask the seller to provide updated maintenance records to prove the equipment has been regularly maintained and serviced. Unusually low hours can also be a red flag as unscrupulous sellers have been known to replace the hour meter without relaying this information to the buyer. A good tip is to check the screws that hold the meter in place for scuffs and wear indicating it may have been changed.

2) Untrustworthy Dealers

Suspicious equipment dealer in front of "like new" sign
Always make sure you are purchasing from a reputable equipment dealer or rental house. Do a background check for online reviews, customer testimonials, and Better Business Bureau reports. This due diligence can potentially save you thousands of dollars in repairs and legal fees. The last thing you want to do is get into legal trouble by purchasing stolen equipment or equipment with outstanding bank liens. Trust your seller or look elsewhere.

3) Missing or Incomplete Service Records

A pile of blank service records
When purchasing used construction equipment, always ask for service records. These maintenance records can tell you a great deal about a machine's history. A regularly serviced piece of equipment can perform at optimal levels for years to come. A machine without service records will leave you guessing. Always check that the fluids have been changed regularly and check for major repairs the equipment has undergone over the course of it's lifetime. If you spot any red flags, it may be time to move on to the next machine.

4) Leaks and Other Obvious Visual Issues

Before making a used equipment purchase, make sure to perform a "walk around" of the machine. Check for any obvious oil or hydraulic leaks that might point to a larger issue.
Hydraulic component leaking oilAlso look for any signs that the machine has undergone additional welding since it's manufacture as fresh welds may be hiding a more serious issue.

Hairline cracks on the frame or undercarriage may indicate that the machine has been in an accident. This is especially true for the undercarriage, which can be expensive to repair or replace.

While inspecting the machine, make sure to check all fluid levels and colors (coolant, transmission fluids, engine oil, hydraulic oil, etc.). Low fluid levels or dirty fluid may suggest that the previous owner may not have given the machine the care it needs.

5) Issues When Starting and Running the Machine 
Three colors of smoke pouring out of exhaust pipe

Always attempt to start the machine before making your final decision. If the equipment does not start after the first crank or two, it's time to investigate further as there could be serious engine issues. It can also be something minor like a dead battery or loose wire. If the unit does start, run it cold for a few minutes or so, checking the color of the smoke exiting the exhaust system. Extremely dark black, blue, or white smoke can indicate severe engine troubles. Blue smoke can indicate that the engine is burning oil. Black smoke can indicate that the engine fuel mixture is too rich and white smoke can indicate that there is coolant leakage into one or more combustion chambers.



Trucks, boom lifts, and excavator submerged in water from flood



6) Equipment Originating from Flood Zones

In areas that have recently been flooded, you may see an increased number of construction vehicles and equipment hit the market. While these machines may look like great deals with low hours and clean exteriors, water may have made its way into the engine compartment, transmission, and electrical system. Waterlogged components are often expensive to repair and may not be easy to spot until your equipment starts to break down. 

Excavator on a trailer with "for sale" sign7) Suspicious Deals

When a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is, so don't be afraid to walk away. Be wary of machines that are priced significantly lower than similar units on the market. Remember, not all issues are easy to spot during a brief inspection, Unscrupulous dealers have been known to unload faulty equipment to overly enthusiastic buyers. 

For further questions regarding the purchasing of used construction equipment, call 1-800-DURANTE or visit us online at DuranteRentals.com or our earth moving equipment division, New York Takeuchi.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Introducing the Takeuchi TB216H Hybrid Excavator and the IMER IMR19 Atrium Spider Lift

Did You Know That We Had....
NEW  IMER Atrium Spider Lift Model IMR19
Offering state-of-the-art a wireless radio-control system, the IMER R19 provides you with fast and versatile handling. With traction and stability for building sites and rough terrain and automatic leveling, this spider excels at reaching the heights other can’t reach while maintaining a limited outrigger footprint.   
  • Working Height: 62 Feet
  • Platform Height: 56 Feet
  • Platform Capacity: 440 lbs.
  • Hydraulically Adjustable Track Width
  • Wireless Radio Control Box
  • Compact dimensions for enhanced accessibility on most any job-site
  • 17.33 Feet Long when Stowed
  • 3.45 Feet Wide when Stowed
  • 6.58 Feet High when Stowed
  • Rugged engine guard for improved protection from debris and obstructions
  • 11 HP Honda GX-390 Engine
  • Gas Powered Engine for Outdoor Use
  • 230V - 16A Electro-Pump for Indoor Use
Brazo Articulado IM R19
NEW Takeuchi TB216H HYBRID Excavator
 The compact size and dual power capabilities of the Takeuchi TB216H allow it to work in a wide range of applications that may have limited accessability and noise and clean air requirements.  It is ideal for plumbing, landscaping, utility installation, interior demolition, and rental applications.  Performance is identical between the diesel engine and electric motor, and the controls are the same regardless of operating mode.
  • Operating Weight: 4,277 lbs.
  • Horsepower: Diesel 14.9, Electric 14.2
  • Dig Depth: 7'10"
  • Reach: 13' 5"
  • Bucket Breakout Force: 4,250 lbs.
  • Powerful Electric Motor
  • Final Tier 4 Yanmar Engine
  • Independent Pumps for Motor & Engine
  • Identical Controls
  • Top Mounted Boom Cylinder
  • Easy Operation Diesel or Electric Mode
  • Pilot Joystick Controls
  • Pattern Change Valve
  • Multi-Information LED Display
  • See full manufacturer specs
DMS Takeuchi TB216 Hybrid - emission-free excavator!- Structure and function
  • Watch the video to see the new Takeuchi TB216H Hybrid in action.
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