Making Your Heavy Construction Equipment Last As Long As PossibleMaking Your Heavy Construction Equipment Last As Long As Possible


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Making Your Heavy Construction Equipment Last As Long As Possible

Hi, my name is Jamie, and for close to twenty years, I had the challenging job of running a construction company. We had lots of heavy construction equipment at our disposal, and we faced huge loan payments and bills every time we had to buy new equipment. To help control our bottom line, I began to research strategies for lengthening the lifespan of heavy equipment. I discovered everything from covering equipment with tarps in the rain to training drivers to use the heavy construction equipment more carefully to better insuring equipment. If you are interested in these ideas, please take a look at these posts to see what I have discovered and learned over the years. Thanks for reading.

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7 Safety Tips for Using a Bobcat

A bobcat or skid steer can be a useful piece of equipment. It can hold all kinds of attachments from digging buckets to log splitters to forklift tines. Regardless of the attachments you use, you need to ensure you're being safe. Utilise these tips for your next bobcat hire: 1. Use the Built-in Safety Mechanisms Before you start to use your bobcat, take some time to acquaint yourself with the safety elements. Read More 

Actions That Residential Demolition Contractors Can Take to Ensure Safe Use and Operation of Construction Equipment

For the most part, today's residential demolition contractors use a range of heavy construction equipment such as cranes, bulldozers and excavators to make light work of house demolition jobs. If not properly used and maintained, however, demolition equipment can cause injuries to those operating the equipment as well as other workers present at the work site. For this reason, it is important for demolition contractors to undertake measures that will help minimise injuries that may arise on the job due to the use of construction equipment. Read More 

Watch your back: Effects of operating heavy construction equipment and how to minimize them.

Prolonged driving and operation of heavy construction equipment is common in construction workers as the nature of their work demands so. Sitting for long periods does not seem too bad since people in offices do the same. It is, however, different from sitting in a vibrating vehicle as it can actually inflict a number of injuries on the body. It is vital that construction drivers keep abreast of the risks involved with their work. Read More 

Scissor Lift Safety: 3 Top Tips

A scissor lift is a handy piece of kit to have on any construction site. A scissor lift will allow your contractors to work at height for extended periods of time, on a platform which can accommodate all of their tools and equipment. However, when operating a scissor lift, it is important that your contractors understand the hazards they may face and the steps they can take to protect themselves. Read More 

Equipment Transport: The Barge Advantage

Road, rail and water are the three main types of transportation available for contractors looking to ship construction equipment from one end of Australia to the other. Barges are among the most popular transport vessels used in inland waters. There are good reasons for this popularity, some of which are discussed in the article below. Cost-Effectiveness A barge is a relatively large vessel. You might therefore be surprised how affordable it is to rent out one of these vessels. Read More