Learn New Things and Change Your View: Heavy Construction Equipment

  • 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.

  • Why Hire a Wheeled Crane for Your Construction Project?

    1 September 2017

    The use of mobile cranes by construction companies is prevalent in Australia. These cranes are a popular choice of heavy lifting equipment simply because of their mobility. If you are contemplating hiring a mobile commercial crane for a particular construction job, you should know that not all mobile cranes are created equal. All mobile cranes can be grouped into two versions — wheeled cranes and tracked cranes. Of the two types of mobile cranes, wheeled cranes are more commonly used.

  • Operating a Forklift Truck: 3 Potential Hazards

    23 June 2017

    Forklifts are a great tool to use on any construction site. A forklift will allow you to transport a range of materials from one location to another at speed. Counterbalance forklifts are especially popular among construction contractors as they do not feature any additional outraging, which allows for fast loading and unloading. Counterbalance forklifts are also compact when compared to other types of machine, which means they can be operated in tight spaces.

  • Replacement Truck Seats: 4 Discomfort Causes They Should Address

    30 May 2017

    Several factors cause drivers to feel uncomfortable when they sit in truck seats for long hours. One way to address that discomfort is to buy an aftermarket seat that fixes the problems that the previous seat had. This article discusses some of the causes of truck driver discomfort that aftermarket truck seats can address. Circulation Occlusion Some truck seat cushions are so stiff that their edges can gradually restrict the circulation of blood to the lower limbs.

  • Need Your House Demolished? What You Should Know First

    28 July 2016

    If you are doing a major remodel of your house, demolition might be required. This may be demolition of just one small area or a large portion of the house. Before you start the demolition, there are a few things you should know first. Have Inspections Done It is important that you not just start having your house demolished without first knowing exactly what is being torn down. If the house was to have a lot of mould, it could cause illness not just to the workers, but any family members who were in the vicinity at the time.

  • Should You Buy or Rent Heavy-Duty Equipment? Some Factors to Consider

    29 June 2016

    Many pieces of heavy-duty equipment are actually available for rent or hire to contractors, so that you don't always need to buy the items you need for your business. However, you might wonder if buying is the right choice so you always have that equipment available. Note a few factors to consider so you know if heavy-duty equipment hire is the best choice, or if you should consider buying those pieces outright.

  • How to Tell If It's Time to Upgrade to a Flail Mower

    23 June 2016

    A flail mower refers to a type of mower that is meant to handle tougher vegetation and brush, which cannot usually be cut by a standard lawnmower. Many flail mowers are attachments that get pulled or towed behind a tractor or other such heavy-duty equipment, rather than riding the mower itself or trying to push it along. If you're not sure if your property is right for a flail mower and don't know if you should invest in this type of mower, note a few factors to consider.