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NESCO Rentals Drive to Achieve Zero Harm

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Zero Injuries. Zero property damage. Zero negative affects to customers and the environment.
ZERO HARM. This is our safety initiative at NESCO Rentals.

Achieving ZERO HARM is a journey. The entire NESCO team is committed to creating a safe work environment which benefits employees and customers.  The NESCO Safety Program consist of many tools. The greatest tool is the SLAM process.

SLAM: Stop. Look. Assess. Manage. This very simple risk assessment is what NESCO team members use at start of every work day and before starting a new task. Thinking about hazards associated with a job and managing risk to reduce injury are key parts of SLAM.

NESCO Team Members need to ask themselves these five questions:
1. How can I be injured?
2. How can others be injured?
3. How can equipment be damaged?
4. What is the safe, productive and quality way to do the job?
5. What information do I need?

This check list keeps the team focused on a task and what it takes to complete it safely.

Weekly safety huddles and alerts, shared learning, training, process and policies keep employees on track to achieve ZERO HARM, using the process of SLAM. At NESCO we strive to be the employer of choice and specialty equipment vendor of choice. We do all this with one thing in mind… ACHIEVING ZERO HARM!


Joe Dixon is the Safety Manager for NESCO Rentals

NESCO Night with V&H Trucks at Hotel Tango!

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We are so excited about NESCO Night with the support of our partners at V&H Trucks! Networking, food and a mixology class. Why haven’t you RSVPED yet?!

REMSA sponsors the largest exhibit of maintenance-of-way equipment, products and services in the United States. It’s members exhibit rail and track products, track maintenance equipment and services, safety devices and software that enables the railroad industry to work smarter.

Railway Interchange showcase the latest technology in the rail industry with freight railroad executives, operating officers, transportation officials and a large number of rail supply companies from the mechanical, communications and signaling and railway maintenance industries as attendees.

NESCO Specialty Rentals is a division of NESCO Rentals specializing the rail, lighting, sign and telecom industries.

Samson Rope

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Rope Handling/Usage and Splice Instructions
There are many factors that impact the life of a rope in use.  Maximizing rope performance and safety starts by choosing the right rope, followed by education in handling during its use, and retiring it from service at the right time to maximize value without risking safety.  Ropes are serious working tools, and when used properly, will give consistent and reliable service. The cost of replacing a rope is extremely small when compared to the cost of personal injury or property damage.  It is important to be educated on best practice and industry standards for rope handling.  The beginning and end of knowing your rope is, literally, your termination.

Samson recommends splicing as the preferred rope termination method. Knots can significantly decrease a rope’s strength – up to 50% – while most splices maintain 100% of the specified rope strength. For this reason, spliced eyes are used to determine all Samson specs for tensile strengths for new rope.  More importantly, splicing for stringing and pulling lines, winch lines, and hand lines allow the ropes to be easily integrated into existing equipment, and allows for rapid repair in the field.

Because splicing is so important for rope user’s success, Samson maintains a library of video and written splice instructions on their website.  In keeping with Samson’s history of innovation, safety, and constant improvement, Samson has released updates to their written and video splice instructions in July, 2017.

Samson & NESCO
NESCO and Samson have enjoyed a partnership for more than 15 years, working together to supply the utility industry.  For more information about Samson products, please contact your NESCO UEO Representative.

UEO now stocks Milwaukee Power Tools

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Utility Equipment Outfitters (UEO) is a one-stop shop for parts, tools and accessories for the hardworking professional. With an extensive selection of repair parts, tools and accessories, UEO provides total job-site solutions for safety accessories, auger rentals, hydraulic tooling, roping needs and much more! For your convenience, UEO provides total flexibility in outfitting your trucks and crews and offers a variety of customizable tool kits.

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The Mini Digger Backyard Machine Revolution

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Prior to 1992 the primary need for backyard machines was to change out of pad mount transformers from residential properties. Theirman was the only company manufacturing these units. The machine used counterweights to maintain its stability. Counterweights were also used on the pole to keep it stable while it was raised vertically. This was a difficult task due to limited access in residential areas where most transformers and poles were in fenced back yard areas. In 1991 an Indiana Michigan Power (IMP) employee crossed paths with a sewer jet machine that was designed and used to rod and view sewer lines. The employee made a suggestion to add a “boom” to the self-propelled sewer jet machine, making it ideal for backyard easement work. SDP Manufacturing engineered a boom and the very first full-fledged backyard machine. The machine was capable of setting pole and transformers in a backyard easement without the use of counterweights. A small-wheeled machine was manufactured with a small crane mounted to it named an EZ Hauler. The very first machine was sold to Southern Indiana Gas & Electric, now known as “Vectren”. As the EZ Haulers evolved, so did the need for auguring holes and setting utility poles for utility crews. The electrical utility industry required a machine that had the ability to move and change out pad mount transformers and place utility poles. The work required a machine that also was agile enough to fit through a standard 36” backyard gate and minimize damage to residential yards. The task was accomplished with using removable wheels to make the unit narrow enough to fit through the 36” gate opening. Stability to lift a utility pole was accomplished with fold out arms and screw type jacks. The Mini Digger Derrick increased utility crew’s efficiency greatly by reducing the amount of time needed on the job causing less damage while performing the job and performing the task much safer.

The Mini Digger Derrick evolved with the utility industry. Limited access areas were no longer seen as a challenge as the potential of these small machines became realized. The overall size of these machines increased as larger and taller utility poles were being used in limited access areas. Removable wheels evolved into hydraulically retracted tracks and manual outriggers evolved into hydraulically operated units. The Mini Digger Derrick has acquired nearly all the features and functions of a full-size truck mounted digger derrick, while being able to accomplish the original goal of fitting through a limited opening and limiting property damage. Need drives innovation and the Mini Digger Derrick has fulfilled a need and revolutionized utility industry practices.

NESCO Specialty Rentals at NRC

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nesco special utility rentalsNESCO Specialty Rentals will be exhibiting with Telogis in Booth 424 at the NRC Conference in Bacon Raton, Florida, January 8-11.

Check out our Facebook event to stay up to date.

NESCO Specialty Rentals will be hosting the Welcome Reception
Sunday, January 8 4:30PM – 7:30PM in the Grand Ballroom.

O Christmas Tree…

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When we think of bright holiday lights and warm homes this holiday season, we’re also thinking of the men and women who keep them that way.

Watch our 2015 holiday video and have a wonderful Holiday Season and Happy New Year.


NESCO Rentals 2015 Company Video

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Serving job sites everywhere in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, NESCO Rentals provides one of the largest rental fleets and service networks in the world.  

NESCO’s reach is powered by over 25 years of experience, 100 employees, and thousands of rentals and products for virtually any industry. 

With over 25 years in business, NESCO’s reach continues to offer customers reliability, versatility, and variety. As an authorized distributor for the most trusted manufactures in the industry, including Terex, Hogg & Davis, Sherman + Reilly, Skylift, Manifest, Pengo, Elliott and others.

NESCO’s services extend beyond equipment rentals. Utility Equipment Outfitters carries parts, tools, accessories and customized kits for personnel working in the field — offering complete total-job solutions and a one stop-shop for customers.

NESCO has also recently expanded into Mexico with NESCO Renta – offering the same superior service and equipment known throughout North America.

Create a quote request through our new website or locate your territory manager today to see how NESCO can serve you.