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Sep

How to Boost Construction Equipment Productivity

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No matter what kind of project you’re working on, if construction equipment is involved, you’ll need to make important decisions about your efficiency. You need to decide when to buy versus lease a construction vehicle, what kinds of leases you should consider, and how often different equipment will be used. You also need to consider how to streamline your project for ideal construction productivity. If you follow these simple tips to handle your construction equipment, you should have an easier time understanding your needs and taking steps to meet them. Don’t buy equipment unless it’s used 70% of the time When you examine the fleet of construction equipment you have, you’ll want to take notes on which machines are being used the most. If you own a construction company, you’ll benefit from buying the machines that are in use at least 70% of the time. However, if you’re only doing…

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17
Aug

4 Important Hurdles to Consider when Moving Heavy Equipment

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Heavy construction equipment is part of the day-to-day operations in most heavy-duty manufacturing factories and companies. Whether it is a company seeking to expand its manufacturing processes by adding more construction equipment, or just an abnormal cargo, sometimes heavy equipment needs to be transported from one point to another. Transportation of such heavy equipment needs meticulous planning to avert disaster. The safe delivery of the equipment to the destination depends on many factors. Here are some things to consider when moving heavy equipment. Evaluate the Specs of the Equipment The first hurdle you have to go through is evaluating the specifications of the move. These will be the distance that needs to be covered, the timeline on which the equipment needs to be transported, and the personnel who need to be involved in the process. More importantly, you have to evaluate the equipment being transported. This evaluation should feature the…

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15
Aug

5 Lies Heavy Equipment Finance Companies Tell You

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So you’ve found yourself needing to finance heavy equipment. No matter the scope of the project, you’re probably wondering how to find a company you can trust. Many people will take out a contract with a company, put down a deposit, and then find out that the terms for their truck loans have changed. If you know what red flags to watch out for, you can avoid being sucked into one of these schemes. It’s common for people to pass a credit check, sign a contract, pay their deposit, and then be told by the financing company, “Actually, it’s going to be more money than we originally told you.” By this time, you’ve already chosen your equipment, and you don’t have the time or money to look for another company. So you just take the bad deal and move on. To avoid this scenario, you should always be aware of…

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26
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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