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.


4 Safety Tips for Handling Your Rental Crane

If you're hiring a crane for your construction site, it is your responsibility to ensure that it is safely transported, operated and delivered back to its owners at the end of the project. Cranes must be operated by trained professionals and without endangering any other workers or passers-by near the construction site. There are two main dangers to watch out for: the crane collapsing or dropping its load. Other dangers include crane loads colliding with buildings or people, people getting stuck on the crane, malfunctions in mid-operation, etc. Read More 

Hydraulic Repairs: 3 Metrics You Should Track

Every kind of repair that you conduct on your hydraulic equipment gives you an opportunity to collect vital data which can help you to tweak your preventive maintenance system. Such adjustments can help you to reduce the frequency of defects and repairs over time. This article discusses some of those crucial metrics which you should document after each hydraulic equipment repair. Downtime You should track all the downtime on your hydraulic equipment. Read More 

Criteria to Use When Shopping for a Used Forklift

Generally speaking, buying a used forklift costs less than buying a new forklift outright. However, buyers must be extra cautious when buying a second-hand forklift because they will be investing in equipment that someone else has already owned and operated, and therefore may no longer operate at peak efficiency due to previous years of service.  If you are looking to purchase a used forklift and don't know how to get started, keep reading below to get an inside scoop on what to check to ensure you get a good deal. Read More 

7 Safety Tips for Using a Bobcat

A bobcat or skid steer can be a useful piece of equipment. It can hold all kinds of attachments from digging buckets to log splitters to forklift tines. Regardless of the attachments you use, you need to ensure you're being safe. Utilise these tips for your next bobcat hire: 1. Use the Built-in Safety Mechanisms Before you start to use your bobcat, take some time to acquaint yourself with the safety elements. Read More 

Actions That Residential Demolition Contractors Can Take to Ensure Safe Use and Operation of Construction Equipment

For the most part, today's residential demolition contractors use a range of heavy construction equipment such as cranes, bulldozers and excavators to make light work of house demolition jobs. If not properly used and maintained, however, demolition equipment can cause injuries to those operating the equipment as well as other workers present at the work site. For this reason, it is important for demolition contractors to undertake measures that will help minimise injuries that may arise on the job due to the use of construction equipment. Read More