If you are planning to dig a trench around your compound to erect a perimeter wall, then you cannot avoid the pile-up of soil beside the ditch. In this case, a front-end loader is indispensable because you need to move dirt, rocks, and debris as you excavate. Since the best option to acquire a wheel loader is to hire one, you need to be keen during delivery of the equipment. Renting a machine that has excessive wear on the bucket, welds, and the frame is counterproductive because you will not get value for money.
10 January 2018
Taking on a homestead and homesteading land can be a time consuming yet rewarding endeavor. For many people looking at a homesteading lifestyle, the tasks and projects around the homestead will likely be DIY related. This means hiring out various equipment depending on the needs you have at the time and projects you face. If you are considering an excavator hire, you may want to look at several of the DIY homesteading projects you can do with an excavator so you can plan them all at once and get the most out of the hire contract.
27 November 2017
The pump is arguably the most important part of a hydraulic system in your Ute crane. As such, the amount of work and environment a Ute crane is subjected to makes the hydraulic pump an easy target for wear and tear. Symptoms such as overheating, decreased speed of motors, or erratic operation are just some of the signs that point to a problem in the system. One of the most common types of pump problem that most Ute owners do not know how to handle is pump cavitation.
9 August 2017
Bulldozing can be a fast and efficient way to prepare a plot of land for development or farming. However, before you start the process, there are a few steps that you should take. Keep these ideas in mind. 1. Test for Toxins If you aren't sure how the land was used before, you may want to check for toxins. For example, if there's a chance that there might be chemical waste on the site, you may want to do a soil contamination analysis.
9 August 2017
If you are thinking of the big construction project, you might be torn between renting and buying your own earth moving equipment to handle the heavy duty jobs. Bearing in mind that you need to make the most out of the little cash you have, it will automatically come down to choosing an economical option that will complete your construction project with minimal hustle and stress. Many businesses ranging from small enterprises to the large multinational organisations have done a detailed analysis and can reap a wide range of benefits on hiring rather than buying heavy construction equipment.
26 June 2017
When it comes to performing order picking operations safely and efficiently, there are few more useful pieces of equipment to have on hand than a forklift truck. However, forklift trucks come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, so whether you're choosing your first forklift truck or seeking to expand your lifting fleet it is equally important to choose the right forklift model for your needs. One of the more striking differences you will notice between different types of forklifts is the number of wheels they possess.
15 May 2017
Construction work can be extremely dangerous. However, many of the hazards associated with this type of occupation can be mitigated by taking certain precautionary measures. Here are some of the ways that site managers can create a safer environment for those working on construction sites. Prevent falls by implementing safety measures Falls from a height account for a significant percentage of construction-related injuries and fatalities. As such, one of the most important things site managers can do to protect their workers is to implement safety measures which will reduce the chance of them falling off of scaffolding and ladders.
28 November 2016
Demolishing an old residential structure in your property can create space for the construction of a new, modern, and more functional building. The process of demolishing a building is involving, and ensuring that you have the right professionals for the job can make the project easier, promote safety, and ensure that you abide by the local legislation. Getting the demolition and associated services from one company can minimize the cost and promote better management and accountability throughout the project.
21 November 2016
Backhoes are some of the most versatile and useful pieces of heavy plant machinery and can be turned to a wide variety of uses beyond simple digging and loading. However, to take full advantage of a backhoe's versatility, you will need the right tool for the job — as such, backhoe manufacturers offer a wide range of specialised attachments which can be fitted to the backhoe's articulated arm, and which are offered for hire by many plant hire companies.
18 November 2016
Scissor lifts and boom lifts are some of the more common access equipment available for hire across the country. They can both be used for construction and maintenance activities around your property, e.g. painting, electrical, plumbing, building inspection, rendering, construction, etc. In this article, find out how they both compare on a number of different factors pertinent to these activities. Working height Access equipment is all about reaching that elevated height that you want in order to carry out the work you need to get done.
14 November 2016