Map of Maryland showing the store locations of Annapolis Junction and Elkridge.

Sales, Service at Annapolis Junction, MD, to Relocate

In order to better serve our customers, the machine sales and service functions at our Annapolis Junction, MD, store are moving nearby to our Elkridge, MD, store at 6387 Old Washington Road. Parts ordering and pick up as well as equipment rentals are not affected by the move and will remain at our Annapolis Junction…


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Purple Haul Truck Rebuild is a First for Carter Machinery

SALEM, VA. – January 26, 2022. Carter Machinery recently completed a unique machine rebuild that is unlike any of the 1,000-plus other rebuilds the company has completed over the years for customers. “Rockydale Quarries, headquartered in Roanoke, Va., wanted to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer in honor of two of its employees,” explains Chris Wood,…


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Carter Machinery Launches Video Series Highlighting Career Opportunities

SALEM, VA. – January 25, 2022. To help bolster the company’s recruiting efforts, Carter Machinery is debuting a series of videos produced over the last several months that highlight team members and their roles within the company. Carter’s goal in producing the videos is to help attract the right people to the company, because recruiting,…


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92 Year-Old Former Bulldozer Operator Realizes a Dream

PRINCETON, W.V. – January 24, 2022. Nathan Riddle, a 92-year-old former bulldozer operator and machine technician, recently realized a dream of seeing one of the largest bulldozers on the market today – the Cat® D11 – with a little help from his friends at Carter Machinery. As a contractor, Riddle helped build many area highways…


Increase Revenue through Machine Fluid Analysis

Just as blood circulates oxygen throughout the body, fluids are essential to the function of your machines. Through Cat®-approved fluid analysis, you can learn what maintenance is needed to avoid costly repairs and downtime. Only a few labs are recognized and certified by Caterpillar to provide this service in North America. At Carter Machinery, our…


How to Promote Safety in Excavation and Prevent Trench Hazards

Statistics from the Bureau of Labor show that an average of 25 workers are tragically killed in trench-related accidents each year, with cave-ins being responsible for 75% of these unfortunate, but preventable deaths. Additionally, trench collapses cause hundreds of worker injuries each year, all equally preventable. With Carter Rental’s full line of trench shoring equipment…


Winterize Your Lawn’s Irrigation System with an Air Compressor

Winterizing your lawn’s irrigation system using an air compressor is vital to the health and longevity of the system and will help to avoid bursting hoses and other issues. Use this winterization guide to prepare your sprinklers for Winter weather.tem with an Air Compressor Winterizing Tools and Materials You will need four things to get…


8 Farm Uses For A Skid Steer Loader

Skid steers have countless abilities, functions, and attachments for agricultural applications. While they are most often employed to load and move dirt, debris, and other material, their functions are almost limitless when completing daily and annual jobs on farms. To give you an idea of how many applications skid steers have for farm use, we…


Why Central Utility Plants Should Convert to Natural Gas Generators

Increasingly, central utility plants are choosing Combined Heat and Power (CHP) because it creates revenue. Using packaged generators like these that integrate heat recovery components and controls, plants can produce electricity, heating, cooling, and mechanical power from a single source. It squeezes every bit of energy while using as little fuel resources as possible. Central…


Make the Most of Your Cat® Investment with a Customer Value Agreement (CVA).

Cat® has an enduring reputation for quality, reliable machines, and it also brings benefits that extend beyond the time of purchase. Customer Value Agreements (CVAs) ensure your machine’s life is extended to the furthest. It provides advanced care and oversite to maximize the profitability of your machines with little to no stress for you, keeping…