How Online Auctions Work in the Heavy Equipment Industry
The ins and outs of how online auctions work, from bidding to payment and loadout. Discover some of the benefits, and how timed auctions differ from live virtual auctions.
When you need to sell all of your heavy equipment assets, start here. Discover what’s involved and how Black Star makes it easy for sellers.
Podcast: Black Star's Interview with Machinery Pete
Two of Black Star's Owners, Mike & Andrew LeMaster talk with Machinery Pete's Greg Peterson about what differentiates Black Star from all the rest in the heavy equipment market.
Types of Loaders
Loaders are powerful vehicles that can scoop, lift, and transport materials. Unveil different types of loaders and what they are designed to do.
Types of Dozers
Dozers, also known as bulldozers, are indispensable heavy machines used for construction and earthmoving operations. Find out what differentiates each type.
Types of Excavators
In the world of heavy equipment, excavators stand tall as the workhorses of construction, mining, and other industries. Here, we unearth their diversity and versatility.
Scrapers: What You Need to Know
If earthmoving is part of what you do, using the right scraper for the job can boost your efficiency and productivity.
Used Loader Buying Guide
Explore the key factors you should prioritize when purchasing a used loader.
How Exceptional Customer Experiences Set Us Apart
An Operations team plays a pivotal role in shaping a company's success and can serve as a significant differentiator in today's competitive business landscape.
Used Equipment Searches
How to approach your used heavy equipment search to locate exactly what you need, when you need it.
Used Skid Steer Buying Guide
A skid steer is a valuable asset on any job site. If you’re looking to buy a used skid steer, this guide will help you choose wisely.
Used Dozer Buying Guide
What to look for when determining how to buy a used dozer that will meet your day-to-day project needs, and if it can withstand the ongoing test of time!
A Guide to Selling Used Heavy Equipment
Tips for selling used heavy equipment. Whether you're looking to upgrade your fleet or retire from the industry, these insights can help you have a successful sale.
Used Excavator Buying Guide
Buy a used excavator that will best meet your needs. Discover what to look for and some of the challenges you may face.
How to Buy Used Heavy Equipment
Looking to buy equipment? Black Star is here to help you avoid common pitfalls and ensure a smooth transaction.
Day Cab Trucks vs. Sleeper Trucks
Explore day cab trucks and sleeper trucks. Compare their uses, benefits, and challenges. Plus, what you need to consider when choosing a used truck to optimize your trucking operations.
The Different Types of Heavy Equipment Appraisals
Looking for an appraisal? This article provides basic information on three types of appraisals for companies with heavy equipment assets.
Online Auctions vs. Private Selling
Can't decide the best option between selling your equipment in an online auction or outside of the auction process? Learn what is involved with both selling methods.
Used Dump Truck Buying Guide
Expand your fleet with hauling power that won't let you down. What you need to consider and look for before you buy a used dump truck.
Dump Trucks: What You Need to Know
The basics of dump trucks; their uses, types, sizes, applications, and some common attachments - as well as advantages and limitations.
Bulldozers: What You Need to Know
Learn about the different types of dozers, their applications, and typical attachments. Also some of the advantages and limitations, and more!
Excavators: What You Need To Know
This article discusses key features and capabilities, uses, types, sizes, and applications for excavators. Also, advantages and limitations, plus some common attachments.
Loaders: What You Need To Know
Get to grips with wheel and track loaders through their industry applications, advantages, limitations, and typical attachments.
Skid Steers: What You Need To Know
What is a skid steer? What is it used for? What are the different types? Get answers to these and other questions you might have.