Optimising your Relationship With Heavy Construction Equipment

Answers to FAQs about Getting a Heavy Vehicle License

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Answers to FAQs about Getting a Heavy Vehicle License

Heavy vehicles are driven more than 1 billion kilometres in Southern Australia annually and are involved in 15 percent of fatal accidents and 7 percent of serious accidents each year. This is why getting proper training prior to licensing is very important if you want to operate a heavy vehicle (vehicles whose gross vehicle mass (GMV) exceeds 4.5 tonnes). Training can be done by any accredited trainer in your region. These are some frequently asked questions you should know as you prepare for your licensing assessment. 1. Who carries out the...

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Should You Buy or Rent Heavy Equipment?

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Should You Buy or Rent Heavy Equipment?

If you have decided that your business needs some trucks or heavy equipment, you have two choices: you can purchase the items outright or rent them. There are pros and cons to each of these options, which can make it difficult to determine which option is best for you. To make a decision that is viable for your business, be sure to consider the following factors.  Long Term vs. Short Term Costs Renting heavy equipment can seem like a great deal up front. You only have to pay a fraction of the cost of the machine you need. However, take...

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Three Critical Preparation Elements before Home Demolition

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Critical Preparation Elements before Home Demolition

If you want to build your new home in place of an old structure, you will need to undertake a demolition project. You can choose complete or partial demolition, depending on your worksite requirements. Partial work is ideal for major refurbishment tasks such as building extensions or changing the floor plans. Complete demolition is ideal for buildings that are old or have been declared unsuitable for habitation. When planning for any type of demolition project, there are some preparation aspects that you must assess to promote worksite...

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Mechanical Dredging Vs Hydraulic Dredging

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mechanical Dredging Vs Hydraulic Dredging

Do you own a marina that needs to be dredged regularly to keep it deep enough for vessels to dock safely? Are you wondering whether you should use mechanical dredging or a hydraulic dredging to deepen the entrance to that marina? Read on and discover some important information about those two dredging methods. Use this information to make an informed decision about the most appropriate method before you rent a barge for that project. Mechanical Dredging Mechanical dredging refers to the use of heavy equipment, such as a longreach excavator,...

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Examining your hydraulic cylinder for problems

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Examining your hydraulic cylinder for problems

The cylinder is one of the most important parts of your hydraulic system, and in order for your system to function properly you need to make sure that the cylinder functions properly. Regular examinations are required by any type of hydraulic system in order for you to find out if something is wrong with your system, and the cylinder should be one of the parts that you make sure to examine. To catch issues with your hydraulic cylinder early on and minimise malfunctions in your hydraulic system, there are a few things you should think about....

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2 important tips for maintenance of earthmoving equipment

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 important tips for maintenance of earthmoving equipment

Every landscape contractor wants earthmoving machinery for their heavy-duty projects. From lifting, to digging to transporting heavy loads, these pieces of equipment can do it all. To reduce downtime, it’s important to service and maintain your earthmoving equipment. The last thing you want on a site is a faulty machinery. Poor maintenance will reduce the lifespan of equipment, cause frequent breakdowns and routine costly repairs. Additionally, personnel may also suffer injuries or even death often resulting from non-maintained...

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4 Factors to Consider Before Renting a Mini Excavator

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Factors to Consider Before Renting a Mini Excavator

Mini excavators may be popular among DIY enthusiasts because of their versatility and ease of operation. Pay attention to the following factors in case you would like to rent a mini excavator for a home improvement project, such as improving the drainage on your property. The Type of Tracks You can choose the kind of tracks that a mini excavator should have when you go to the equipment hire company. Some mini excavators have metal tracks. Others have rubber tracks. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. For instance, the rubber tracks are...

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How to Avoid Ladder Accidents During DIY Projects

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Avoid Ladder Accidents During DIY Projects

Many homeowners rent ladders when they would like to perform a home improvement project, such as repainting the interior walls. Such homeowners may not be aware of the basic safety tips that they need to implement in order to avoid getting involved in an accident while using hire access equipment. This article discusses some safety tips that will help you to avoid most ladder accidents. Pick the Right Ladders Pay attention to the materials from which the ladders are made before you pick the ones that you want to hire. Aluminium ladders are...

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Operating Heavy Earthmoving Equipment Safely

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Operating Heavy Earthmoving Equipment Safely

In the construction industry, earthmoving equipment is a crucial requirement in multiple projects. It assists contractors in performing complex projects at a much faster and efficient pace. Property owners need these machines to clear their land, get rid of bulk wastes or even remove their lawn. However, even with all their advantages, these pieces of equipment still have their downsides. They can be just as dangerous as they are effective. A small mistake can lead to severe injuries and many people have fallen victim to such incidents. So if...

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