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Which Types Of Crushed Rock Do You Need For Your Residential Projects?

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A myriad of construction projects will need crushed rock for various applications. Nonetheless, choosing the right crushed stone for your project is not as simple as going to the nearest quarry and requesting gravel supplies. There are different kinds of rock that are ground specifically for construction use. Thus, you need to know what type of crushed rock will meet your needs before you can go and purchase these supplies. This article touches on four of the different types of crushed rock that you may require for your residential construction project.…

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3 Factors To Consider When Choosing The Right Forklift To Hire

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Forklift hire is a cost-effective alternative to buying forklifts. To get value from your hire, you must ensure that you choose the right lift truck for your specific application. To do so, here is a look at 3 major considerations to bear in mind when choosing a forklift rental for your construction project. 1. Load Size When hiring a forklift, you want a unit with enough lifting capacity to lift your loads.…

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5 Skidsteer Attachments to Help With Small Earthmoving Projects

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If you want to landscape your yard, clear a plot for landscaping or handle similar projects, you need to move some earth. There are many different types of earthmoving equipment, but you can actually handle a lot with a skidsteer and the right attachments. Here’s a look at some of the attachments you should consider. 1. Jackhammer If you need to remove a concrete slab or patio, you may want to get a jackhammer attachment.…

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How to Prevent Injuries When Using a Crawler Bulldozer on Your Construction Site

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A crawler bulldozer is a powerful piece of machinery that can be used to move earth and push large quantities of rubble, sand and other items on a construction site. It is used to create a level ground on a construction site and is much more efficient as compared to small earth moving equipment. However, with these improved capabilities and efficiency comes the risk of injuries if the equipment is not used correctly.…

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Using a Crane Safely in the Wind

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Using cranes in high winds can be dangerous, but even if the wind speeds are relatively low , there can still be challenges to using the crane. To be on the safe side, keep these tips and ideas in mind. Make Sure You Get the Wind Limits If you’re hiring a mobile crane, make sure to find out what the wind limits are from the manufacturer. In some cases, this may be a single number, but in other cases, it may be a chart or a graph.…

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Buying a New Forklift? Keep These Considerations in Mind

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If you have a warehouse, one of the essential pieces of equipment that you would need to transport your goods is a forklift. Since this is one of the major investments that you could make for your business, it is not surprising to find business owners focusing on the price of the equipment in an attempt to keep their business expenditure low. However, the cost is not the only factor that would determine the type of forklift that you can purchase.…

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5 Signs You Should Do Order Picker Training

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Order picker training educates you in the fine art of picking orders. This job requires attention to detail as well as other skills. Wondering if you should sign up for training? Here are five signs it’s a good idea. 1. You want to earn over $20 per hour. According to data collected from multiple order pickers in Australia, the average hourly rate for a picker is $21.96. The top ten percent of earners in this industry make close to $30, and beginners or workers in the lowest 10 percent of earners bring in about $18 per hour.…

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Two ways to prevent operators of heavy construction equipment from sustaining injuries

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Operating heavy construction equipment (such as excavators and forklifts) can significantly increase a person’s risk of sustaining injuries. Here are two ways to minimise an operator’s chances of being hurt during the course of their work: Invest in high-quality seat systems As a piece of heavy construction equipment moves across the ground, it usually vibrates quite violently. These vibrations may become even more extreme if the equipment is being used on uneven soil.…

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What Should You Do When You Hit Rock?

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Whether you’re putting in a wine cellar, digging a bunker, adding a pool or doing any other excavation in your yard, there’s always the risk that you might hit rock. That can add delays and inconveniences to your project. To minimise the hassles, take a look at these tips. Plan Ahead When it comes to earthmoving and excavation, surprises can always happen, and you don’t necessarily know what’s underground until you start digging.…

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Some Accessories to Consider When You Choose a Small Crane Rental

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A homeowner may actually opt for a small crane rental when doing any renovation or remodeling work on their home in order to safely lift certain materials to upper levels and allow for easier construction of a second or third story. If you need to hire a crane for your work for the first time, you may not realize the many accessories that are often available and which can make that work easier on you overall, beyond a standard bucket or claws.…

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