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Jan

Clearing Snow With A Heavy-Duty Excavator

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If you’ve been asked to clear an area of vast amounts of snow, you’ll want to be using a heavy-duty excavator for the job. Heavy excavators usually have snow removal attachments, which make moving especially wet snow much quicker. Excavators, also called “diggers,” come in many sizes. Here are popular types for removing mounds of snow: Backhoe loaders The torque of these machines makes them the perfect choice for easily handling heavy, wet snow. Attachments utilized by backhoe loaders include sweepers, blowers and snow pushers. They can easily lift the heaviest snow into large stockpiles, which make them forerunners for snow removal. Front auxiliary hydraulics are an important feature on these machines, along with a well-lighted, heated cab. Since these backhoes usually go from one area to the other, it’s important that they also have controls to give a smooth ride and especially to control loader arm movement. Wheel loaders…

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13
Jan

How To Safely Secure Your Load On A Dry Van Trailer

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Securing a load properly in a dry van trailer is paramount for keeping both people and cargo safe. Many accidents can be prevented if the rules are followed regarding securing cargo. What kind of security is needed? What you’ll need to properly tie down cargo: shoring bars, tie downs, dunnage bags or a combination of two or all. One thing you don’t want to have happen is rocking and rolling cargo. These types of items need wedges, chocks or cradles to keep them secure. Whatever is used, they must be secured tightly so they stay stationary while the van is moving. How many devices should be used? Generally, the rule is that articles five feet long or less and weighing less than 500 kilograms should have one tiedown. Two tiedowns are needed for cargo that’s five feet long or less but weighs more than 500 kilograms. Items between five and…

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6
Jan

5 Benefits Of Leasing Construction Equipment

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Leasing equipment seems to be the way more construction companies are going, and there is a good reason why. Total ownership cost is less Leasing equipment does wonders for cash flow. There is no need for a sizeable down payment, as is the case when buying equipment. Down payments are rarely asked for with lease agreements and monthly payments are more manageable, and that is a bonus for any construction company. And any equipment you’re leasing can be taken off your assets list and moved onto a balance sheet as a monthly expense. This will be quite helpful come tax time. The flexibility factor There may be times you’ll need a piece of equipment just for one particular job, so buying something that you may not get full use out of really doesn’t make sense. A lease agreement can provide you with choices – you can choose a term that…

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