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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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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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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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