How to Make Property Management Simpler with an E-Z Go Golf Cart

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If there is one thing that every property manager knows, it is that job requires you to always be on the go. Running from unit to unit, often carrying supplies for repairs, is just part of the job. However, there is a way to make your hectic schedule a little easier as a property manager: Using a golf cart to get around the property. E-Z Go golf carts and utility carts are the perfect solution for busy property managers and their staff, who need an easier way to take care of the needs of tenants and owners alike. Here is a look at how an E-Z Go golf cart can make life easier for property managers. 

Transport Equipment for RepairsE-Z-Go Golf carts utility carts - Mountain State Equipment

For your maintenance staff, golf carts can make it easier to show up to each unit in need of repairs with equipment they need in tow. Being able to show up at units with tools ready to go—more tools than it would be practical to carry by hand—saves time by cutting down on the process of inspecting the issue, returning to the office to get the right tools, and then going back to make the repairs. When the repairs require equipment that is not in the golf cart, the maintenance staff can get what they need much faster in a golf cart than if they were on foot. 

Address Tenant Issues Quickly

When tenants have an issue, the faster you can address it, the more satisfied both them and the property owners will be. For tenant concerns that require a face-to-face conversation, a golf cart makes it easier and faster to get to their units and deal with the problem in a timely manner. Setting out on your golf cart also allows you to quickly visit multiple units in one outing on the property. 

Avoid Weather-Related Delays

If you have plans to do a property inspection or to visit multiple units and rain clouds roll in, you may have to postpone your to-do list if you were on foot. However, a golf cart allows you to stay on schedule in inclement weather while staying dry. 

E-Z Go golf cart and utility carts have multiple battery options and can be customized to meet your specific needs. To learn more about how a golf cart can help your property management business, call Mountain State Equipment in Beckley, WV today at (877) 253-7306 or contact us here.


Why You Should Skip the Big Box Stores When You’re Shopping for a New Lawn Mower

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shopping for a new lawn mower - Cub Cadet - Mountain State Equipment, Beckley WVShopping for a new lawn mower and finding the right one is more difficult than you may imagine. Most people are surprised by just how many different types of mowers there are and how many different features they have. Although you may be tempted to head to the big box stores when shopping for a new lawn mower, lured in by their sale signs and long aisles of options, a better choice is usually to go to a local dealer in instead. At Mountain State Equipment in Beckley, WV, our customers tell us time and again how much better their experiences are shopping with us versus the big box retailers. Here are some of the reasons our customers turn to us for all their equipment needs, including new lawn mowers. 

Top-of-the-Line Equipment

The big box stores have one focus: cheap prices. Everyone loves to save money, but how much are you really saving if you shell out for a low-quality lawn mower that needs constant repairs and barely lasts a few seasons? At Mountain State Equipment, our goal is to provide you with top-of-the-line lawn mowers and power equipment at a fair price, whether you are a homeowner or professional landscaper. We may not compete with the bargain basement pricing of the big box stores, but we’re confident that you’ll find our lawn mowers are much better value in the long run. 

Knowledgeable Customer Service

There are many different things to consider when you’re buying a new lawn mower. Do you want a riding or walking mower? For riding mowers, is a lawn tractor, rear-engine riding, or zero-turn mower right for your space? What size is your lawn, and how does that impact the mower you should choose? The team at our local store has the knowledge to truly understand your needs and will guide you to choosing the right lawn mower. 

Local Help When You Need It

If something does go wrong with your lawn mower, or if it is time for maintenance, when you choose a local store, you know that help is just around the corner. We offer high-quality replacement parts for your mower and friendly service when you need it, instead of waiting for a service appointment or backordered part from a big box store. 

Get the best quality and service when you’re shopping for a new lawn mower by skipping the big box stores and heading to Mountain State Equipment instead. Call us at (877) 253-7306 or stop into our showroom in Beckley, WV to see our selection. You can also contact us online here.


Landscapers’ Power Equipment Needs Met at Mountain State Equipment

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Landscapers: Make Mountain State Equipment Your One-Stop Shop for Power EquipmentWhen you’re running your landscaping business, you don’t have time go all over town looking for the equipment you need. Save time and money by making Mountain State Equipment your one-stop shop for all your power equipment needs for your landscaping business. At our Beckley,WV store, you’ll find a friendly, knowledgeable team and a big selection of the top brands in the business. We bring you the best in power equipment, so you can bring the best to your customers. Here is why you should choose us for your landscaper power equipment needs.

We only carry the highest-quality brands.

We believe that high-quality power equipment is the best investment you can make for your landscaping business, so we only carry the leading brands. We are your local Cub Cadet, MacroAir, and Stihl dealer, and we also carry other industry-leading brands, like E-Z-Go. The most popular models from all the leading brands are on our showroom floor, so you can test them out and see what the best options are for your landscaping business. 

If we sell it, we service it. 

Landscapers put their power equipment through long hours of operation, so maintenance is a must. We service all the brands we sell, and our skilled team can perform maintenance and repair services on site. We know that downtime for your equipment means downtime for your business, so we get the job done fast, and we get it done right the first time. 

Our local team provides personalized service.

You won’t find a team as knowledgeable as ours at the big box stores. We’re a local business, and we understand the kinds of power equipment that are best suited to landscaping in our area for various seasons. We offer friendly, personalized service, with consideration to your needs and budget, to help you find the best equipment for your business. 

Contact Mountain State Equipment Today!

Make Mountain State Equipment your go-to store for all your landscaper power equipment needs in Beckley, WV. You can learn more about our selection of equipment and our services by calling us at (877) 253-7306 or contact us online.


Get to Know the Basics About Waste Oil Equipment

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Long ago, getting rid of waste oil used to mean dumping it into waterways and allowing it to seep into groundwater. Today, we know better. Oil may eventually break down naturally, but the sheer volume of waste oil generated by modern industrial practices is far too much to dump without regard for the environment and for the communities that depend on these water supplies. Fortunately, there is a solution that is good for the environment and industrial users’ bottom lines: waste oil equipment. Waste oil equipment saves local waterways by repurposing used oil for other uses in factories, automobile shops, agricultural facilities, and more. Here is a look at what you need to know.

Basics About Waste Oil EquipmentBrief History of Waste Oil Equipment

In the 1970s, a shortage of petroleum led to long lines at the gas pumps and soaring oil prices that were driving up operational costs at many industrial facilities. A Pennsylvania businessman then had an idea that revolutionized the way industrial users dealt with the waste they generated: Why not use the waste oil that was created during normal operations to provide power for facility operations? Although burning dirty oil was initially untenable, eventually, technologies were developed that facilitated the clean burning of used oil. Even when petroleum prices stabilized, industrial and agricultural businesses saw no reason to go back to buying new fuel to run machinery and power furnaces when their waste oil could be recycled to provide the same power.

How to Choose Waste Oil Equipment

There are several different types and sizes of waste oil equipment, so work with a knowledgeable supplier to help you select the right equipment for your needs. Look for waste oil equipment that is EPA-certified, so that you know you’ll be burning clean oil. Consider equipment that can burn multiple types of oil, as well as equipment that has an internal air compressor. It can also be helpful to use waste oil tanks that remove impurities with fuel pick-up capabilities, to keep your oil for burning clean. 

Contact Mountain State Today!

Mountain State Equipment offers waste oil equipment from top brands like Energylogic and Firelake, and our knowledgeable customer service team will help you make the right selection for your specific needs and answer your waste oil equipment questions. Visit our Beckley showroom, contact us online, or call (877) 253-7306 for more information.



Which Industries Can Benefit from Waste Incinerators?

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Waste incinerators cleanly and responsibly help a variety of different businesses dispose of their waste. There are more industries than you may imagine that depend on waste incinerators for several different kinds of waste. These machines offer a safe solution for dealing with waste that could otherwise be hazardous, and they are an affordable and environmentally friendly option for disposing of all kinds of waste generated by commercial, agricultural, and industrial operations. 

A400 Waste Incinerator by FirelakeZoos and Animal Parks

One of the most crucial parts of running a zoo or other kind of animal park is to protect the animals from disease or infection. Waste is a significant potential source of illness for animals, from waste that is generated by the animals themselves to waste created by park goers. By incinerating medical and veterinary waste, as well as food waste and waste created by the animals, facility owners can protect the animals, their employees, and the visiting public. Incinerators can also be used for cremation of deceased animals. 

Law Enforcement Agencies

Law enforcement agencies frequently confiscate prescription and illegal drugs during their investigations. After these seizures have served their evidentiary purposes, incinerating them is a safe way of disposing of them without exposing the public. Additionally, incineration can be used to dispose of sensitive information, such as case files after they have been digitized along with evidence that no longer needs to be stored. 

Emergency Crisis Management

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened many people’s eyes about the need for safe handling of biohazardous waste, and incinerators were deployed to medical facilities around the country for that purpose. Additionally, in emergency situations such as the Avian flu or other outbreaks of pathogenic diseases in animals, culling animals is often necessary. Incinerators are frequently used to safely dispose of the animal carcasses. 

These examples are just a few of the many ways waste incinerators can be used across industries. To find out if your business could benefit from a waste incinerator, contact Mountain State Equipment where we sell Firelake incinerators. Contact us online, stop by our showroom in Beckley, or talk to one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff members by calling (877) 253-7306.


Answering Your Questions About Waste Oil Heaters

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For those trying to live an eco-friendlier lifestyle, finding ways to reuse waste is a key principle. Most people think of recycling paper and plastic goods as their main avenue for reducing and reusing waste, but there are many other ways to use other kinds of waste to reduce pollution. One such example is waste oil heaters. Waste oil heaters use oil that would otherwise be discarded, such as used motor oil, in a heating system. Could your business benefit from a waste oil heater? Here are the answers to some of the questions about we hear most often from customers. 

Will waste oil heaters increase air pollution?Energy Logic 200h waste oil boiler at Mountain State Equipment

A misconception many people have about waste oil boilers or heaters is that while they are reducing waste and energy use, their environmental benefits are offset by air pollution created by the burning oil. Although this may have been the case in the early days of waste oil heaters, today’s systems burn as clean as fuel furnaces using #2 oil, which is recommended as an environmentally friendly choice for heating. Most waste oil heaters will work using waste oil or #2 fuel, and the output is the same with both options. 

How much waste oil do I need to run a heater?

Waste oil heating makes sense for businesses that generate enough waste oil to run the heater consistently. In general, waste oil heaters like those from EnergyLogic are good options for businesses that generate at least 500 gallons of waste oil yearly. Of course, if you find yourself running out of waste oil, then you can use #2 fuel as backup. 

Will waste oil heaters work with a mix of viscosities?

Burning waste oils of different viscosities won’t cause any issues for a waste oil heater. Most systems work with mixed of oils ranging from 10w to 50w without any loss of function. Check the specifications for your specific system before using it. 

Stop paying for someone to haul your waste oil away and turn it into energy with a waste oil boiler or heater. The customer service team at Mountain State Equipment helps businesses find the best waste oil heaters for their needs in Beckley, WV and beyond. Call (877) 253-7306 or contact us here for more information.


Budgeting for Your Crematory Equipment

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Choosing the right crematory equipment for veterinary practices and agricultural sites involves many different considerations, but budget certainly ranks near the top. Crematory equipment comes with a variety of different available features, so determining which of these features is essential for you and which you can do without will help you budget for your purchase. As you weigh your options, here are factors that will help you make the right choice. 

Secondary Burn Chambers

Firelake Crematory Equipment P50 3G SC2 - Mountain State EquipmentA secondary burn chamber is used to make sure unburned gasses are combusted and that any particulate left after the first incineration are fully burned. The secondary burn chamber helps to clean emissions from the crematory, but it does represent an additional expense at the time of purchase as well as an increased price of use over time, since the second chamber will increase the amount of fuel you need. Not everyone using a cremation machine really needs a second burn chamber, so consult with your equipment supplier to determine if it is appropriate for your work. 

Local Regulations

Some areas have specific regulations that set minimum burn temperature requirements and retention time. Higher minimum temperatures and retention windows yield higher equipment and operation costs. If your area allows, try to keep your burn temperature around 1,000 degrees F and your retention time under one second. Although many municipal regulations insist on temperatures of at least 1,600 degrees F and retention times of over two seconds, those regulations exceed the actual crematory equipment requirements, so you can reduce costs without losing functionality by keeping them lower if you are permitted. 

Fuel Type

Cremation equipment generally runs on diesel, propane, or natural gas. Diesel machines tend to be less expensive upfront, but in the long run, natural gas usually ends up being the most cost-effective choice. If you plan to use your crematory equipment regularly, look at long-term fuel costs over up-front investment to make your decision. 

The expert team at Mountain State Equipment in Beckley, WV is ready to help you choose cremation equipment that meets your needs and your budget. Get more information about our crematory equipment, incinerators, waste oil burners, and all our services by calling (877) 253-7306 or contact us here.


Exploring the Best Applications for a Waste Oil Boiler

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From auto repair shops to trucking companies, many businesses generate a large amount of waste oil as part of their operations. Proper disposal of waste oil can be tricky, and many businesses end up paying a hauler to remove it and discard it according to local regulations. However, there is a way to repurpose that waste oil and burn it cleanly, while reducing your own energy costs. 

waste oil boiler by Energy Logic, Mountain State EquipmentWaste oil heaters and boilers are powered by waste oil, so they burn the oil cleanly and produce heat or hot water, drastically reducing energy costs for businesses. Energy Logic is a leading producer of eco-friendly waste oil heaters and boilers, offers solutions for businesses that produce at least 500 gallons a year of waste oil and who want to cut costs while being more environmentally friendly. Here are some of the best applications for a Clean Burn waste oil burner. 

Car Washes

Car washes require a tremendous supply of water, and they frequently rely on hot water for certain aspects of the cleaning process. A waste oil boiler can ensure a steady supply of hot water that also serves to safely dispose of waste oil while avoiding the costs typically associated with other boiler systems. 

Snow and Ice Melting

In tough winter conditions, melting snow and ice quickly is essential. With an EnergyLogic or Firelake waste oil boiler, you don’t have to choose between using hot water to de-ice and the size of your energy bill. 

Radiant Floor Heat

Radiant floor heat is a great way to keep workspaces comfortable. Although this kind of heating system is typically costly, a waste oil boiler makes it much more affordable, not to mention efficient. Reap the benefits of heating your space while safely disposing of waste oil.

At Mountain State Equipment, we’re proud to offer both EnergyLogic and Firelake waste oil boilers and heaters, and our customer service-driven team of experts is ready to answer your questions about finding the right system for you. We offer top-of-the-line products as well as maintenance services to customers in Beckley, WV, and the surrounding region. For more information, call us toll free at (877) 253-7306 or fill out our contact form here.


What is the Right Incinerator for Your Waste Management Needs?

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Waste incinerators make it easy and efficient to manage waste for a range of different needs. Selecting the right incinerator for your specific waste management needs is critical to getting the best use out of your investment. Although the best way to find the right incinerator is to talk to your dealer, this advice will help you narrow down your options. 

A200 Incinerator for Agriculture, available at Mountain State EquipmentVolume of Waste
The volume of waste you expect to incinerate on a regular basis is one of the key factors to consider when you’re choosing an incinerator. Calculate the volume based on the size of the container it is collected in and determine how frequently you expect to generate that volume in a week. This information will help you pick the appropriate size for your waste management without overpaying for a system that exceeds your needs. 

Type of Waste
In addition to the volume of waste, the type of waste is also a major consideration. You need different incinerators to dispose of medical waste than you do for veterinary cremation. Mountain State Equipment is the local Firelake Manufacturing incinerator dealer, based in Beckley, WV. We can help you find a model that can dispose of the type of waste you plan to be incinerating most frequently.

Permitting and Regulations
Many municipalities have specific requirements for incinerator use, including special permitting and regulations regarding the disposal of incinerator waste. In some instances, these requirements may impact the kind of incinerator you should choose. Pay close attention to the rules in your area, so that you can easily meet any local requirements.

Get help selecting the right incinerator with advice from the experts at Mountain State Equipment. From our base in Beckley, WV, we serve homeowners and businesses alike across several states. We’re the only dealer of Firelake incinerators in the area and provide reliable service for every customer. Find out more about Firelake incinerators and other products by calling (877) 253-7306 or filling out this simple form.


Power Equipment for Fall Lawn Care

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Summer is winding down and soon fall will be here. Are your lawn and property ready for the new season? We have some fall lawn care tips for you, including suggestions for the power equipment from Stihl and Cub Cadet to make the job quick and easy. Mountain State Equipment has all the fall lawn care equipment and outdoor power tools you need to get your yard ready for a new season.

Leaf Control

Fall lawn care - Mountain State Equipment , Beckley WVAlong with the beauty of fall colors comes the pesky leaves on your lawn. It is important to remove the leaves with a rake, leaf blower, or leaf vacuum to prevent the leaves from suffocating your yard. Mountain State Equipment has a wide range of powered leaf blowers to clear your yard, patio, or driveway.  Backpack Leaf Blowers from Stihl are quiet and efficient for residential areas or even municipalities. Handheld leaf blowers are another great option and are available with either a battery or cord to meet your lawn care needs.  Other important supplies to have on hand are rakes and heavy-duty lawn and leaf bags.

Trimming Trees

You may be tempted to prune your trees and cut some branches in the fall with your Stihl chainsaw. For many trees, fall is not the ideal time to prune branches.  You may check with your local landscaper to see what the best time to prune is for your area and your trees.  Most of the time, the best time to prune your trees will be in the winter or early Spring. In the dead of the winter, the woody plants are still dormant. It is also easier to trim trees in the winter because the leaves have already fallen, making it less clean up easier for you to see what you’re doing.

Pruning Shrubs

Most smaller shrubs and ground cover should get a pruning before the cooler weather hits to prepare them for going to sleep in the winter. Many early spring bloomers (like lilacs and spireas) only need light pruning. Instead of pruning them in the fall, prune them just after they finish blooming, otherwise, they may not bloom next season. For very overgrown deciduous shrubs, pruning in the winter is probably best. Pruners or hedge trimmers from Stihl are known for being powerful but lightweight and quiet.

Power Cleaning

If your patio, deck, or home needs a good power wash, a Stihl pressure washer is a perfect tool for the job.  Pressure washing your home is a great way to winterize it and get the dirt and grime off it before the cold temperatures hit. Mold and mildew can also be common on decking, and snow or ice could amplify the issue. Don’t forget to power wash your gutters to help prevent any freezing issues in the gutters that could cause leakage in your home. Stihl pressure washers come with many different tips and nozzles to meet your cleaning needs.

Prepping the Garden for Next Year

When it is time to till up the garden, make sure you have the right equipment to make the job easy.  A Cub Cadet Garden Cultivator gets the job done quickly and is compact, efficient, and easy to operate. The Cultivator can till through grass, weeds, plants, and soil, giving you fresh soil to work with.

Prepare for Spring

Now is a great time to start making plans for adding color to your yard for spring, such as planting spring-blooming flowers. Tulips, daffodils, lilies, and hyacinths are all great spring choices. If you have any landscaping plans or power tools needs, plan ahead so you can hit the ground running in the spring.

Visit Mountain State Equipment

Mountain State Equipment has a wide range of power tools and lawn equipment for landscaping and yard care needs including chainsaws, pruners, pressure washers, hedge trimmers, cultivators, and much more. Contact Mountain State Equipment at 877-253-7306 or stop in our showroom in Beckley, WV to learn more.