The Upsides of Truck Mounted Cranes in Your Construction Site


Cranes are key components of your construction project, as they will help you hoist and move heavy equipment and materials within the site. Are you in a dilemma on whether you should go for a traditional crane carrier or a truck-mounted carrier? There are some important things you must keep in mind before making a decision on the type of carrier that you should have on your site. This includes the amount of time that you have the to set the crane, the cost of additional accessories in its set up and how much money you'll need to transport it from one place to another.

27 September 2016

Why Your EWP Operators Need Proper Training


Thanks to improvements in modern technology, manufacturers of heavy machinery are now able to make elevated work platforms (EWPs) that are technologically advanced. A EWP is essentially a machine used to provide access to areas that are out of reach, like when working at heights. But the use of EWPs demands a lot of attention to the safety of operation, which starts with proper training of equipment operators. This is because the person tasked with the responsibility of operating any piece of equipment must be good at using that specific model of EWP, well-versed with the capabilities and limitations of the equipment, and well-informed about the working conditions under which the EWP can and cannot be used in.

22 September 2016

Earth Moving Equipment: A Guide


If you are carrying out a construction project on your property which requires earth to be moved, you may be considering hiring some heavy construction equipment. Below is a guide to the different types of earthmoving equipment which are available for hire and details of which types of work they are most suited to. Bulldozers The large plate on the front of a bulldozer makes it the ideal choice if you need to level large areas of ground.

14 September 2016

Four Signs You Need a Soakwell on the Property You Are Purchasing


A soakwell is a container that gets buried underground, and its sole purpose is to catch rainwater and then slowly disperse it into the surrounding ground. Soakwells can help with a number of situations, and if you have recently bought a property, you may be wondering if you need a soakwell. Here are some signs you should consider one: 1. Basements on the property tend to flood If you are buying a property with buildings on it, you want to look into the flooding situation of the buildings.

9 September 2016

Tips for Becoming a Tower Crane Operator


Crane operators have one of the most important jobs on any worksite. It might seem like a simple job, sitting up in the crane cabin all day pulling levers and pushing buttons, but the sheer number of workplace accidents involving cranes every year proves this is not the case. That said, crane operators enjoy great conditions such as a median salary well above the national average and an enclosed workspace, unlike many of their colleagues on the ground!

7 September 2016

Reasons Why You Should Consider a Home Demolition Over Renovation


Your family is growing, and your current home is no longer big enough to accommodate it. The structure itself is old and could benefit from some extensive repair work. Worse still, you love the neighborhood and do not wish to move to a bigger house elsewhere. Should you renovate your existing home to satisfy the needs of your growing family, or should you demolish the structure and build a new one?

30 August 2016

Ideas for Planning a Vegas-Style Party With a Hired Bobcat


Every year, well over a million Australians travel to the United States, and many of them head to Las Vegas. There, aside from gambling, there are many things to do including a lifesize "sandbox" for grownups where you can play with diggers, bulldozers and other heavy equipment. If you want to have this kind of fun but don't want to spend the time crossing the pond, you can create your own personal fun.

29 August 2016