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Dave Barr

Corporate Trainer / Product Specialist

Dave embarked on his professional journey as a Heavy Equipment Technician Apprentice in 2000. He spent the early part of his career honing is skills as a technician for construction companies in several industries, then moving into a dealership role for Inland Kenworth and later, StrongCo. Dave has spent the majority of his time in-field on a service truck, working on every type of equipment imaginable.

Dave’s rich and comprehensive career experience has made him a seasoned expert in all matters pertaining to heavy equipment. With a profound knowledge base and a wealth of practical insights, he is a sought-after authority in the realm of equipment-related matters. Dave's invaluable expertise is a testament to his dedication and passion for the industry, making him an indispensable asset to anyone seeking guidance in the world of heavy equipment.

Volvo construction equipment: 4 tips & tricks for smooth operations
Posted on 27-02-2024 by
Volvo Construction Equipment: 4 Tips & Tricks for Smooth Operations

When you run a construction operation, your equipment is at the absolute core of everything that you do. READ MORE

Excavator buyer’s guide: 4 important tips you don't want to miss
Posted on 20-02-2024 by
Excavator Buyer’s Guide: 4 Important Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Buying machines to add to your construction fleet is an important endeavour, as these machines will be the centre of your operation; however, any time you purchase a piece of heavy equipment, especially one that is new, it necessitates an incredibly significant investment. READ MORE

5 do’s and don’ts of renting heavy equipment
Posted on 23-01-2024 by
5 Do’s and Don’ts of Renting Heavy Equipment

When it comes to construction projects, one of the most pivotal keys to getting things done efficiently, properly, and in a timely fashion is having the appropriate equipment for the job on hand. READ MORE

Excavator rental: everything you need to know
Posted on 16-01-2024 by
Excavator Rental: Everything You Need to Know

In the world of heavy equipment, one of the most versatile and useful pieces of machinery available is an excavator. This is why you will see at least one of them on almost every construction site that you encounter. READ MORE

4 must-know facts about volvo construction equipment
Posted on 26-12-2023 by
4 Must-Know Facts About Volvo Construction Equipment

Volvo Construction Equipment’s foundations stretch all the way back to the Industrial Revolution in the mid-1800s when its founders Johan Theofron Munktell and Jean and Carl Gerhard Bolinder committed themselves to developing a company that would truly stand out amongst the competition. READ MORE

Heavy equipment maintenance: 5 tips to survive the cold winter weather
Posted on 19-12-2023 by
Heavy Equipment Maintenance: 5 Tips to Survive the Cold Winter Weather

If your business continues year-round, even through the coldest and snowiest parts of the winter, you will likely face all kinds of weather-related issues. READ MORE