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Understanding the Difference between Wheel Loaders and Bulldozers

Many common people consider construction machineries to be nothing more than huge tools used in large construction projects.  Though most of us have heard about wheel loaders and bulldozers, very few are aware of the differences between the two. It is important to note that both these machineries have specific applications and probably the only similarity between the two is the cabin.  Please remember that…

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Tips for Safe Loading and Transportation of Heavy Equipment

Anyone handling heavy equipment on a regular basis knows how challenging it is to ensure safe and legal transportation of these massive machines. The only way to deal with this is to adhere to a protocol for loading, transportation, and unloading. In this brief discussion, you will find some useful guidelines for loading and transportation of heavy equipment.  Prepare Your Equipment: Here the tasks involved…

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Important Fluid Management Tips for Heavy Equipment Owners

Fluids such as engine and transmission oil, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), hydraulic fluid, diesel fuel, and coolant are the driving force of all heavy machineries. These liquid components determine whether a piece of equipment is able to serve its intended purpose. Unfortunately, however, many heavy equipment owners don’t pay enough attention to monitoring fluid levels and conditions.  The performance of the machine suffers when something goes wrong…

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Tips for Choosing the Right Dozer for Your Job

Regardless of the size of a project, procurement of the right tool for the job is of paramount importance. While choosing the right dozer for a project, any compromises may have serious negative consequences at a later stage. Therefore, if you are looking for a dozer for your new project, gathering some knowledge about this machinery will certainly simplify the process of choosing the right…

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Simple Tips for Wheel Loader Inspection

In the recent years, technological development has resulted in serious evolution of many heavy equipment including wheel loaders. The loaders used these days have enhanced functionality and significantly higher productivity compared to their predecessors. Modern day loaders are used for many different industrial applications including, but not limited to material handling, mining, recycling, and landscaping.  Typically, wheel loaders have a staple bucket at the front,…

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Mobile Crane Operations Safety Tips

Mobile cranes are considered to be one of the most useful pieces of equipment used in different construction projects. This heavy equipment is used extensively in jobs that require heavy and large materials to be hoisted, moved, or transported.  However, it is important to note that this machinery also causes a very high number of accidents and fatal injuries. Because of their immense power, size,…

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Simple Tips for Selling Heavy Equipment and Trucks

If you are the owner of used heavy equipment, like most others, you surely want a high price for it. Purchasing any heavy equipment and maintaining it in the long run requires a significant outlay of cash. Therefore, there is nothing wrong in expecting a reasonable return on investment. Whether you own one or a fleet of equipment, it always helps to have some expert…

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Can IoT Make Our Construction Equipment Smarter and More Productive?

All industries want to improve their construction machineries. Luckily, with the advent of modern technology, it is now possible to improve construction equipment in many different ways. For example, the operator experience can be enhanced significantly by using an advanced user interface.  Today, technological innovations have made it possible for vehicles to generate fewer emissions, use less fuel, and operate more safely and reliably. Technology…

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Tips for Maintaining Heavy Equipment Resale Value

Most of the owners of heavy machineries look to sell their machine before its life comes to an end. It has been observed that heavy equipment are generally sold at the end of a big project, for purchasing a more specialised equipment, to upgrade to a more recent model, or upon the retirement of the equipment owner. While selling heavy equipment, the price depends greatly on…

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Tips to Protect Machine Batteries from the Summer Heat

Heavy equipment owners are often concerned about the harmful impact of the cold winter season on their machineries. However, the truth is that the heat of the summer may also cause serious damage to your machine, particularly its batteries. Often times, this battery damage remains unnoticed until it has to work harder during the cold winter days. The damage caused to the battery is rarely…

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