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Understanding the Different Types of Earthmoving Equipment to Rent

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If you're a homeowner looking to do some major work on your property, or a contractor taking on a large landscaping project, you may want to rent some earthmoving equipment. This will make the work easier and safer for you, and it may allow you to manage certain exterior renovation projects without hiring someone else to assist, or to do the work for you. Note a few different types of earthmoving equipment you might rent, so you know which would be the right choice for your particular project.

30 April 2018

3 things to think about before you hire a forklift truck

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Commonly found in warehouses throughout Australia, forklift trucks take much of the work out of shifting heavy boxes around the site. They reduce the need to conveyor belts and similar permanent logistics equipment, meaning you and your employees can move good around in the most efficient way possible. However, getting a forklift truck onto your site is not as easy as it may seem. Initially, many people consider buying a permanent truck for their team, but this often incurs a large initial investment, not to mention it requires costs for long term repair and maintenance.

22 January 2018

Excavator Selection: Understanding Your Equipment Options for Unique Worksites

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If you are planning on performing an earthmoving project, you should acquire the right excavator for the process. In general, excavators are versatile and can be used for diverse tasks such as construction, landscaping, demolition and utility installation. However, you should note that standard excavators are not perfect for every job. In simple terms, there are some worksites which are incompatible with the traditional excavators on the market. If you are concerned about your inability to use the conventional excavator, consider these alternatives designed to match unique needs:

10 December 2017

Earthmoving Equipment to Consider for Clearing Homestead Land

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Purchasing land for homesteading purposes is becoming increasingly popular. More and more people are moving to homesteading options to live a sustainable life. These means larger purchases of land, and purchasing land that may need to be cleared at some point. If this is the case, then you may need to go with an earthmoving equipment hire to get the job done. Here are a few of the pieces of equipment you may want to consider.

27 October 2017

What to Know about Bulldozing Options for Your Residential Property

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When you first bought your property, you may not have thought about clearing the land at the time. In fact, your main focus may have been to simply get moved into the home and worry about clearing extra land later. Now that it is time to clear that extra land, either for more yard space or another building, you may be looking at bulldozing options. Here are a few to consider:

3 September 2017

4 Causes of Pump Cavitation You Should Guard Against

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One of the biggest causes of hydraulic system failures is pump cavitation. Unfortunately, some inexperienced technicians may think that only low hydraulic fluid level can cause pump cavitation. This article discusses some other causes of cavitation that owners of hydraulic equipment need to guard against in order to avoid costly repairs. Contaminated Strainers Clogged suction strainers can cause the inlet velocity to be so low that air will enter the pump when limited amounts of hydraulic fluid are flowing through the system.

10 July 2017

Five Tips to Prevent Your Forklift From Tipping Over

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If you're operating a forklift, you certainly don't want it to flip over, and similarly, you don't want that machinery to tip over whilst your employees are using it. To stay on the safe side, here are some tips to help you out: 1. Always Use Trained Drivers In order to drive a forklift in Australia, drivers need to be certified. Always make sure that you or your employees have the proper certifications in place to use the type of forklift you have.

16 June 2017

Top Benefits Associated With Using Scissor Lifts

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Need to safely work at height and are looking to hire access equipment? You should give scissor lifts some consideration. This type of access equipment can be used to perform a wide range of aerial work jobs including window cleaning, wall painting, shelving, tree lopping, electrical work and so much more. Here is a look at some of the great advantages that scissor lifts have to offer their users: Safety

28 September 2016

The Upsides of Truck Mounted Cranes in Your Construction Site

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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

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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