Learn New Things and Change Your View: Heavy Construction Equipment

  • 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.

  • What to Consider With Your First Crane Rental for Construction Work

    1 June 2016

    Many contractors or construction company owners rent cranes for their work, as it's usually cheaper overall than owning and then storing and maintaining their own crane. Because renting a crane is not like renting a car, you need to ensure you consider all factors involved when choosing a crane rental. If you're relatively new to the construction industry or are just now starting to take on high-rise work that needs a crane, note a few of those factors here so you get the right option for your needs.

  • What to Ask When Considering an Access Equipment Hire

    1 June 2016

    Access equipment refers to equipment you use to access elevated surfaces and to work at elevated heights. This might include cherry pickers, scissor lifts, and the like. Not all access equipment is alike and you may not have much experience in renting it, either for a home project or for working on a construction site, so note a few questions to ask or factors to consider when you're ready to rent.

  • Different Augers You Can Use With Earthmoving Equipment

    31 May 2016

    If you are planning on engaging in a landscaping project on your property, chances are you will be opting for earthmoving hire. This is an economical way to have the right equipment that you need without having to break the bank investing in purchasing equipment that you will not use on a regular basis. However, opting for earthmoving hire is just the first step. Another thing you would have to consider is what attachments you would need to pair up with the earthmoving equipment to facilitate your project.