Learn New Things and Change Your View: Heavy Construction Equipment

  • Should you invest in crane control software?

    30 January 2019

    When you hire or purchase cranes for your construction project, operational efficiency will likely be one of your top priorities. Using a crane effectively can help you save on costs while building higher quality structures. However, making a crane more efficient doesn't simply involve good operation and maintenance -- you can also increase efficiency by using software control systems. These systems automate various crane functions to help you make the work site safer while reducing project timelines.

  • Two safety tips for those who will be renting a forklift for the first time

    15 December 2018

    If you have ordered a forklift from a forklift hire business for the very first time, here are some safety tips that you may want to keep in mind when you begin to use this piece of equipment for your building project. Never let unlicensed people use the forklift's control panel Most people understand that it is important not to allow unlicensed individuals who have not undergone any forklift training to drive this equipment.

  • Two Heavy-Duty Vehicles Perfect For Your Next Construction Project

    10 October 2018

    Every construction site comes with many different jobs that require many different vehicles to fulfil the requirements of those jobs properly. From moving tonnes of equipment to transporting massive amounts of waste and everything in between, there are not many things going on at a construction site that do not require a vehicle involved at some stage. Due to this, it is very important that you get the most efficient and value for money vehicles you can because, after all, they can be expensive, especially when you are wasting their potential.

  • Factors to consider when selecting a mobile crane for your next project

    10 April 2018

    Mobile cranes have been a game changer in the construction industry because they have made it easier for more complex structures to be developed in areas that previously had very limited accessibility. When looking to hire a mobile crane for your next project, there are several factors you should consider. The performance of the crane will be determined by its load bearing capacity, the terrain of the actual construction project, and type of load that will need to be lifted.

  • What you need to know before applying for high risk jobs

    15 January 2018

    Many building or commercial roles require you to work with forklifts or other heavy vehicles. If you want to work with these high risk vehicles you will need to undergo formal training through a place like All Onsite Training and Assessment and earn a licence before you can be employed. As a potential forklift driver, or an operator of high risk plant, you will find that professional training from qualified assessors is the only way get the licence you need.

  • Press The Issue: Diagnosing And Repairing Two Common Hydraulic Press Problems

    8 December 2017

    Hydraulic presses are built to exacting standards, and are designed to endure the massive stresses they undergo during ordinary operation. Despite this, these powerful and versatile machines are not immune to the occasional mechanical mishap, and even the most well-maintained press can malfunction, often for reasons that aren't immediately apparent. In these situations, calling in a professional hydraulic equipment repair service is always the safest and most efficient option, as these services come equipped with all the tools and knowledge required to quickly diagnose and rectify problems with your mechanical press.

  • Clear The Way: Choosing The Best Excavator For Agricultural Land Clearance

    24 October 2017

    Taking possession of a new piece of land can be a tremendous boon for any farm or agricultural business, but not if that new land is choked with unwanted trees, tangled weeds and other organic obstacles. Agricultural land clearance can be a difficult and time-consuming process without the right equipment, so it's no surprise that many farms hire excavators and other heavy plant machinery to speed the process along. An excavator hire can dramatically speed up almost any land clearance project, using their tremendous pulling strength and a vast array of interchangeable tools to clear away everything from small tree stumps to gigantic boulders.