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Selection Guide for Construction Crane Equipment

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When it comes to the lifting of heavy construction materials, nothing is more suitable for the job than crane equipment. If you need to hire a crane for your particular construction job, you need to be aware that not all cranes are built equal. Therefore, you will need to know how to go about the crane selection process to make sure you hire the right equipment for your job. In order to ensure you rent a crane that fits the bill, consider the following factors. Read More»

Five Benefits of Hiring a Rigger Through a Labour Company

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If you need a rigger on your work site, you can hire one yourself, or you can contact a rigger hire company and let the company find the workers you need. Wondering what the advantages of working with a labour company are? Here’s a quick look at some of the benefits when you are trying to hire a rigger. 1. Multiple options to meet your changing needs If you hire a permanent rigger to work for you, you enjoy the consistency of getting to know and train one employee. Read More»

How to Troubleshoot Faulty Operation in Hydraulic Construction Equipment

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Construction equipment, such as excavators, has so much power that any fault in their operation can result in extensive injury or damage to property. It is therefore vital that all operators are able to identify the cause of any malfunction quickly so that appropriate remedial action is taken. This article discusses some of the causes of faulty operation in hydraulically operated excavator attachments, such as augers. Use this information to help you to decide the best course of action when the equipment exhibits signs of faulty operation. Read More»

How to Select Hydraulic Cylinders That Will Not Be Prone to Frequent Failure

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Many owners of hydraulic construction equipment experience frequent hydraulic cylinder failures because they did not pay special attention to the specifications of that hydraulic equipment when they were purchasing it. This article discusses some of the issues that owners of construction equipment should pay attention to when ordering new hydraulic cylinders that will not fail quickly. Contaminant Tolerance Hydraulic cylinders and other components of hydraulic equipment are designed to be sensitive to contaminants. Read More»

Chinese Mobile Cranes Review

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When you hear of Chinese products, most people think of computers, mobile phones, electronic equipment and home appliances. Known to few, however, is that Australia imports most of its heavy construction equipment from China. The most prominent of these are mobile cranes and earth moving equipment. The increase of this heavy machinery has caused many to ask, “How safe are these pieces of equipment?” and “Are they better than Japanese and German products? Read More»