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Understanding the Benefits of Using Mini Excavators

Mini or compact excavator may be referred to as the smaller version of standard excavators. However, the prefix ‘mini’ does no justice to the exceptional operational range provided by these machines. Mini excavators are considered to be essential requirements for any project that involves construction or demolition. As a result of its smaller size and lower weight compared to standard excavators, mini excavators are ideally…

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Heavy Hauling Tips for Safe Winter Trucking

Heavy haul trucking presents several risks and difficulties even for expert drivers and on ordinary days. Naturally, this task gets even more challenging during the inclement winter atmosphere. Many different types of hazards can take place on the way. Identifying the potential issues and remaining prepared for these untoward incidents is critical to ensuring safety for the truckers. Mentioned below are some of the common issues…

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What Are Hi Rail Vehicles?

A hi-rail truck is a purpose built vehicle which can operate on rail tracks and tarmac road both. Hi-rail vehicles, sometimes referred to as road rail vehicles are often augmented road vehicles. They have switched their normal wheels for rubber tyres. They are also fitted with additional steel wheels for running on rails – like those on a train. Hi-rail trucks, excavators and other vehicles…

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Equipment Winterising Tips for Optimum Winter Performance

As the temperature around us starts dipping, the machines in your equipment yard, shop, and other storage areas may suffer serious damage. In order to prevent long term damage, it is extremely important to carefully prepare and protect all your equipment that are likely to be exposed to cold climate. Please note that certain equipment parts must be stored at warmer temperatures all over the year….

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Excavator Safety and Compliance on Job Sites

Operating excavators must be done by certified professionals. This is because of the risks associated with heavy machinery and moving parts. Even the most competent person needs a refresher course sometimes, so we have provided a checklist of safety precautions and risk assessments to be taken when operating an excavator. Before Excavator Operation Before turning on the excavator, ensure that the mirrors are aligned and…

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Read Before You Buy: Used Heavy Apparatus Buying Checklist

Investment in heavy machinery is always of significant value to both buyer and seller, in terms of financial value and utilitarian value for the buyer and financial value for the seller. Spending a five-figure sum on a piece of equipment is nothing short of a necessity in certain situations, so make sure you’re knowledgeable when it comes to what to look out for and where…

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The Importance of Rail Upgrades

Railway lines connect every major city in Australia and play a major role in transporting people and goods from destination A to B. It’s hard to be impatient with railroad freight even when delays occur due to the necessity of travel. Railway roads reduce traffic congestion and play a subtle yet important role in the transport of freight arriving from ports and airports. Without railroads,…

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How Use of Technology in Construction is Reshaping the Industry

Right from the earliest days of human civilisation, construction is one area where technology has been used with great effect. Just imagine today’s construction sites without technology. We would have still been drilling holes and cutting boards by hand because of the absence of power tools. Lack of heavy equipment would have forced the labourers to still use shovels and pickaxes for digging trenches and…

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Heavy Machinery Operating Tips for a Safer and Efficient Worksite

Heavy machineries are the nucleus of any large scale construction project. It is impossible to build much of our advanced infrastructure without heavy machineries such as tractors, bulldozers, skid loaders, front-end loaders, cranes, etc. However, at the same time, it is inherently dangerous to use these machineries. The sheer weight and size of these machines can lead to deadly consequences, even if there is a small…

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Simple Tips for Earthmoving Equipment Maintenance

Earthmoving equipment is an expensive piece of machinery that can be complex to handle. Adequate earthmoving equipment maintenance is one of the foremost requirements for preventing serious problems down the road. No one wants to deal with the hassle of having non-working equipment on the worksite. If your earthmoving equipment is not properly maintained, it is more likely to breakdown frequently, shorten the lifespan of…

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