Making sure our construction company is competitive

Even small construction companies can get in on bidding for jobs and competing with other companies hungry for work. You sometimes have to be clever about the way that you compete for tenders and you have to make sure we have the right equipment and materials to get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible; we can to keep clients coming back. This can mean using a construction broker to make sure you get the right combo of new equipment and secondhand equipment to help the business succeed. This blog is about finding and choosing heavy construction equipment for your small scale construction company.

Three Considerations for Choosing a Bulldozer for Your Construction Business


The process of earthmoving is critical in every construction business, so it is advisable to invest in some pertinent equipment for your operations. One of the heavy machines that you should consider purchasing is the bulldozer. This type of equipment is strong and can handle large volumes of dirt in worksites. Moreover, they can perform important tasks such as grading, ditching, backfilling and demolition when handled by an experienced operator. Unfortunately, selecting the right equipment for your business can be difficult, even for people who are knowledgeable about the industry. Here are simple considerations to guide you when shopping for the ideal construction bulldozer.

New vs. Used Equipment 

The process of choosing between an old and used bulldozer is more than a simple evaluation of cost. Therefore, you should be diligent in comparing the aspects before making your choice. New bulldozers are often overlooked due to the high price of purchase, particularly by small business. However, they present numerous benefits. Modern bulldozers have technology focused fuel efficiency and better safety features. These can reduce long-term operational expenses. In addition, the equipment often incorporates climate-controlled cabins, can be customised with varying attachments and have good warranty coverage. Used bulldozers are inexpensive and often reliable since the machinery is built for extreme durability. These are ideal for light-duty usage in residential environments.

Crawler vs. Wheeler Machines

The choice between wheeler and crawler bulldozers can be difficult for a construction operation. The two types of machines are built to work in different terrains. However, you cannot foresee the nature of all the construction sites that you will work in as a business in the future. The wheeled bulldozer is designed for fairly stable and even ground, so it is an ideal choice if you primarily perform construction in well-developed regions. The crawler bulldozer has metal tracks that can provide more traction in harsh worksites. For instance, if you will work in muddy fields or handle work in unstable rural regions, this is an ideal choice. Unfortunately, this design often requires special transportation to the worksite.


Finally, you should evaluate and compare the specifications of the bulldozers that you are interested in before making a decision. If you overlook the pertinent details, you might acquire a bulldozer that does not meet critical construction requirements. Consequently, the equipment will experience premature wear and subsequent failure. The critical specifications that you should consider with regard to your applications include maximum travel speed, weight capacity, horsepower and even the suitability of bulldozer controls for operational convenience. 


15 April 2016