Earthmoving Equipment to Consider for New Companies


If you are considering expanding your landscaping business to offer earthmoving services, there is certain equipment you will need to have. Most of this equipment can be rented to help cut down on initial costs. If you are careful, you can get everything you need out of a few pieces of heavy equipment. Here are some of those pieces of equipment to consider and what you need to know about each option.


A bulldozer is one of the leading pieces of equipment you can use in your earthmoving services. The bulldozer can help clear land and move earth across areas and can also help level out larger areas of land. If you are filling in areas of the property, then the bulldozer can help with that as well. Rocks and other larger items can also be moved with a bulldozer. Keep in mind, most bulldozers come in various sizes and can handle different tracts of land and topographical layouts. If you aren't sure which one is best, consult with your heavy equipment hire.


When you are offering earthmoving services, one of the services you may be asked to perform is trenching. These trenches can be for irrigation areas, drainage or for plumbing lines to run under the proposed buildings on a property. Having a trencher can make this task quick and easy. The trenchers can dig along larger areas of land and help dig out the area, leaving a clean and smooth area for the drainage or other pipes to be placed. Trenchers can also help prepare the trenched area for gravel if they will simply be drain-off areas to prevent rain collection and water pooling.

Dump Truck

A dump truck is vital for your earthmoving business. You can load the dump truck and move the soil, rocks and other items in larger amounts than a bulldozer could move them. You can also have soil brought into the area and dump it in specific areas. Depending on the specific type of dump truck you use, you may be able to drive the truck and slowly empty the soil to give an even amount in a specific area. 

If you are ready to get started on building your heavy equipment for your earthmoving services, contact your local equipment hire. They can help you with various options and contracts, and can also help you with questions about buying from their used equipment inventory they may have on hand. You can also ask questions and get suggestions for other options that may help your specific needs. Get in touch with earthmoving contractors and their suppliers to learn more.


29 July 2019

Maintaining heavy construction equipment

Heavy construction equipment can be quite expensive to replace, so it's important to maintain it properly. That involves doing some regular maintenance according to the correct service schedules as well as making sure that your operators know how to operate the equipment correctly. If you maintain your equipment, this maintenance can end up saving your business a lot of money down the track when you can extend the usable life of the equipment that you rely on. This blog has some tips on how you can easily maintain heavy construction equipment, including how you can train operates to extend lifecycles with sensible machine operation.