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Jun

All About Being A Heavy Equipment Operator

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Many people apply for heavy equipment loans and get into heavy equipment operation for a variety of reasons. Often people think it is simply a matter of getting the necessary credentials and there will be a long lineup of employers waiting to hire you and pay you a ton of money for your specialized skill. While that might be the case in certain economies and industries, there is more to being a heavy equipment operator than meets the eye. Below is some information about being a heavy equipment operator. The personal attributes To be a successful heavy equipment operator you need to not only be able to drive and handle the equipment, you also need to be able to work as an effective member of a team on a busy job site, possess good communication skills, be able to follow instructions and exercise good judgment. Your duties As a heavy…

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19
Jun

4 Types Of Earth-Moving Construction Equipment

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There are certain pieces of heavy machinery on construction sites that get more construction equipment financing than all others. These are the earth-movers. These big, powerful pieces of construction equipment are used for a wide range of jobs on sites and are most often completely necessary to getting the job done and remaining profitable. There are a wide range of these machines, but below are four of the most impressive. Excavators These large pieces of machinery are favourites of individuals and companies looking for construction equipment financing. They come on either wheels or tracks and have long bucket arms attached to pivoting cabs that are able to rotate 30 degrees. Excavators are most often used to dig large holes or clear out debris, but they are also used to lift large pieces of prefabricated parts like pipes, as well as other smaller pieces of equipment. Backhoe loaders Backhoe loaders resemble…

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15
May

Your Guide To Construction Equipment

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If you are thinking about starting your own construction business, there are some common pieces of machinery that you might not have been aware of. They each come with their own construction equipment financing needs, and they could end up proving integral to the success of your business. Below is your guide to some of them. Excavators These large pieces of common equipment are either on wheel or on tracks, and usually have a long bucket arm attached to a pivoting cab, which is capable of rotating 30 degrees. The operator of the excavator sits in the cab and controls the machine from there. They are most commonly used for digging application, but also for lifting heavy prefab pieces like pipe, as well as other smaller pieces of equipment. Bulldozers These are some of the strongest, as well as the most reliable pieces of heavy machinery in the construction industry,…

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10
Apr

Tips To Maintain Heavy Construction Equipment

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Once you have gone through the process of securing construction equipment financing or a heavy equipment loan, you are going to want to make sure that you protect your investment by taking good care of it. Heavy construction equipment comes with some specific care and upkeep requirements in order for it to remain safe, and operating at full capacity. Below are some tips to help you maintain heavy construction equipment. Keep good operations records The best thing that you can do to make sure that you are always providing your equipment with proper care is to maintain accurate and up-to-date records and servicing checklists. Tracking inspection and repairs means that you always know what needs to be done in the future and special areas to pay close attention to moving forward, greatly extending the useful life of your equipment. Regular cleaning Heavy construction equipment, by definition, is going to get…

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23
Mar

5 Of The World’s Largest Heavy Equipment

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Anyone who has ever spent time on a massive construction site or mine knows that there is some truly awe-inspiring massive machinery out there — trucks with tires two stories high and cranes that are capable of reaching all the way to the top of the world’s tallest buildings. If you are curious as to what some of these machines are, below is a list of five of the world’s largest heavy equipment. The Komatsu D575A Dozer. A heavy equipment loan will get you access to some of the largest pieces of construction machinery in the world, including this one. This is the largest bulldozer in production. It comes with 1,150 horsepower and is capable of moving 90 cubic yards of material every pass that it makes. P&H L-2350 Loader. This 160,000-pound earth mover is the biggest of its kind and has a lifting payload of around 72 tonnes. Its…

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