Making Your Heavy Construction Equipment Last As Long As PossibleMaking Your Heavy Construction Equipment Last As Long As Possible

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Making Your Heavy Construction Equipment Last As Long As Possible

Hi, my name is Jamie, and for close to twenty years, I had the challenging job of running a construction company. We had lots of heavy construction equipment at our disposal, and we faced huge loan payments and bills every time we had to buy new equipment. To help control our bottom line, I began to research strategies for lengthening the lifespan of heavy equipment. I discovered everything from covering equipment with tarps in the rain to training drivers to use the heavy construction equipment more carefully to better insuring equipment. If you are interested in these ideas, please take a look at these posts to see what I have discovered and learned over the years. Thanks for reading.


Two Fundamental Aspects of the Height Safety Equipment Inspection Process

The height safety equipment that workers use when operating machinery such as scissor lifts and cherry pickers must undergo periodic inspection. Here are two fundamental aspects of this height safety equipment inspection process.  Visual inspection The first thing an inspector will usually do is visually inspect the height safety equipment. When doing this, they will look for signs of deterioration, damage and defects. For example, when examining the harness, they will check its webbing for abrasions, cuts or frayed edges. Read More 

All You Need To Know About Crane Hire Rigging Services

Are you considering crane hire rigging services for your next project? If so, you are in the right place. This article breaks down what crane hire rigging services are and why they are important. We'll also cover how to find the right service provider and when it makes sense to enlist the help of a professional. Scroll down to find out more. What Is Crane Hire Rigging? Crane hire rigging is a service that involves using cranes and other heavy-duty materials to move large, heavy objects from one location to another. Read More 

The Fundamentals Of Wellpoint Dewatering Systems

Excavation is an essential phase in many construction projects across several industries. Some of the notable projects that require excavation include foundation construction, canal construction, hydro projects, tunnel work, basement construction, subway construction, laying sewer lines, underground tank construction, and land reclamation projects. However, excavation isn't always straightforward. Ground conditions can make all the difference in the success of your excavation project. For instance, underground water can slow the process and make it more complex. Read More 

Equipment Rental Tips

As a contractor, you often hire equipment such as earthmovers, height safety equipment, machines and tipper trucks. Below is an extract with some detailed insights on how to ensure you get value for your money when hiring equipment.  Choose the Right Equipment  Although you might be conversant with construction equipment, slight oversights could affect your judgement as you choose the equipment. For instance, start by examining the operator's expertise. When dealing with novice operators, the rule is to go for the latest equipment with modern features. Read More 

Top Things You Should Know About the Counterweights When Using a Crane

If you're going to be using a crane—such as if you're preparing to buy one for your company, or if you're thinking about renting one for a short-term project—then you'll need to know as much about cranes and their operation as possible. This means that you should learn about their different parts and components. The average crane has a boom, hook, wire rope and more. It also should have counterweights, which you should learn a little more about. Read More