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.


Clean Fill Dirt is Essential During New Home Construction

When a new home is being built, there are many decisions that need to be made. Not only do you have to determine the building materials that will be used, but you also need to take into consideration how the foundation of the structure will be secured. A solid foundation is the key to a well-built home. This means that not only does the type of foundation erected play a role in the stability of the home, but so does the soil used. Read More 

Design Factors That Affect the Service Life of Hydraulic Cylinders

The service life of hydraulic cylinders can be affected by several factors connected to the design of the hydraulic system. It is very important that owners of heavy construction machinery recognize hydraulic cylinder failures that result from design factors so that you correct the underlying problem, otherwise they will keep performing the same repairs. This article discusses some hydraulic cylinder failures that can be linked to design errors. Bent Rods Read More 

Earthmoving and Excavation Insurance

Earthmoving and excavation equipment are essential in many construction projects. Work at construction sites requiring such equipment may include digging a foundation, digging for a pond or pool, cutting and filling to achieve the planned grade and other basic preparations for the construction site. There are different types of earthmoving and excavating equipment that can be hired for these projects. These include compact excavators, crawler excavators, backhoe loaders, bulldozers, haul tracks and shovels among others. Read More 

Upgrading Your Driving Licence? Here Are 5 Heavy Vehicle Licence Classes You Can Apply For

If you have a standard car licence class C, you can upgrade to a heavy vehicle licence. This will let you operate larger commercial vehicles. This is ideal if you plan to work in agricultural, freight, mining, construction and other areas that require the use of heavy vehicles. In total, there are 5 heavy vehicle licence classes. Read on to see what they are, which vehicles you can drive under each and their respective requirements Read More 

How to Protect the DEF Used in Your Civil Construction Equipment from Contamination

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is used in heavy construction equipment like bulldozers to limit the amount of greenhouse gases emitted as the construction equipment is used. DEF works by facilitating a chemical reaction within the exhaust system so that nitrogen oxide is broken down into oxygen, nitrogen and water. This conversion depends on how well you protect the DEF from contaminants as you pour it into its tank close to the fuel tank. Read More