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.

Do you have the right earthmoving equipment?


If you are planning a landscaping or building project in the near future, then you will probably be considering how best to move large amounts of earth around on your site, either for landscaping purposes, to level the area prior to construction or to dig trenches and lay pipes.

Whatever your reasons for earthmoving, you will need to ensure you have the correct equipment available to get the job done quickly and efficiently. In the construction industry, there are always deadlines to meet and you can't risk holding up your project and having workers standing idle because you brought in the wrong equipment or forgot to hire a vital piece of machinery.

Here are four of the most common pieces of earthmoving equipment along with the situations where they are most commonly used. Consider which of these you should be hiring for your next job.


Excavators are one of the most widely used pieces of earthmoving equipment. They can be either tracked or wheeled depending on the nature of your building site and generally feature a cab which can rotate through 360 degrees. The key part of the machine is a long bucket arm that the operator can use to scoop up dirt or to lift and move around heavy items including piping and sections of prefab. If you plan on digging trenches, installing pipes or any rough grading, you will need to have at least one excavator available on your site.


If instead of digging earth out of the ground, you need to push large piles of earth around on your site, then a bulldozer would be the perfect choice for your situation. Bulldozers come with a long, flat, adjustable blade fitted to the front of the machine. They are commonly used for rough grading or for transporting earth around your site. They can also be employed for crushing boulders and similar tasks because of their weight.

Backhoe loader

For construction sites with a limited amount of space, a backhoe loader would be a great choice. Backhoe loaders are closely related to tractors. They are fitted with a shovel on the front of the machine while an interchangeable bucket is attached to the rear. They are most commonly used to dig trenches, backfill and move dirt around. If you hire a tyre-mounted backhoe, you will be able to use one in urban areas or even on a patio without causing damage to the surface.

Crawler loader

If you are looking a cross between a backhoe and an excavator, then why not consider a crawler loader? This track-mounted piece of machinery is one of the easiest ways to load your trucks with spoil or to move soil across your site.

Whatever the nature of your earthmoving job, your local hire company will be able to suggest the perfect piece of earthmoving equipment for your situation.


6 November 2018