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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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20
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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7
Dec

How to Prepare your Snow Removal Equipment for Winter

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Preparing your equipment for winter not only ensures it will function properly but it could be the difference between a job well done and money lost. When heavy-duty equipment isn’t ready for the cold and snow, it can malfunction and cause serious injuries to its operator. In order to avoid mishaps, ensure your equipment is ready for below zero temperatures. Engine Make sure that your machine’s engine is working properly before it gets cold out. Check the fuel lubrication and air filtration and clean the fuel tank cap/vent. Look out for water or sediment lurking in the fuel and inspect the fuel filter as well. Additionally, verify that the fuel you’re using is cold weather compatible and always follow the equipment manufacturer’s instructions on how often lubricant should be applied. Finally, check for openings in the air filtration system. Any openings can suck in unfiltered air and will need to…

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5
Nov

8 Safety Musts When Dealing With Heavy Equipment

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Whether you require a skid steer, excavator, front loader, cranes, scrapers, heavy haul trucks or backhoe, heavy equipment can make all the difference in successfully getting the job done. You definitely shouldn’t skimp on safety since failure to proper guidelines can result in damage to the equipment or possible serious injury to the operator or others nearby. As a result, what follows is a run-down of 8 safety musts when dealing with heavy equipment. While many of them might appear to be common sense, injuries do happen so a primer on the dos and don’ts is always in order. Training The most important consideration on the safety front is proper operator training. You also need to ensure that training has a formal component that includes classroom-like instruction, expert demonstrations, hands-on exercises done by the trainee, and a test of the trainee’s performance. Manuals You need to ensure that equipment operators…

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