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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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Things to Do after a Construction Equipment Breakdown

Breakdown of heavy construction equipment is an expensive affair, and this cost is paid not just in terms of money. Calamities of this magnitude have a serious impact of the human resources, use of materials, as well as the project timeline. Equipment breakdown in a jobsite is aggravating for the project supervisor, stressful for the operator, and an extremely painful incident for the entire construction…

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Tips to Ensure Dump Truck Safety

Dump trucks are considered to be one of the most popular, effective, and strongest vehicles for commercial transportation. Since the invention of these vehicles in the 1920s, these trucks have been used extensively all over the world because of their load bearing capacity and hassle-free operation. These huge trucks have a dump box in the rear end that is used for filling up materials such…

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Tips to Maximise Heavy Equipment Machine Life

Out of all types of construction equipment, heavy machinery is not only the most expensive, but also the costliest to replace or repair. In today’s discussion, we will focus on maintenance best practices that will help heavy equipment owners extend their machine’s life cycle and save money. There are several simple things and commonly overlooked maintenance areas that can greatly impact a machine’s long-term value….

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Tips for Vacuum Excavator Safety

Vacuum excavators have an excellent reputation in the underground construction industry as a much safer alternative for exposing buried utilities, compared to the traditional techniques. It is true that the soft excavation method followed by these excavators significantly reduces the probability of utility strikes. That being said, the workers must abide by certain guidelines to ensure safety for themselves and people around them while operating…

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