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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»

Avoid These Common Mistakes If You're Handling Your Own Excavating

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Homeowners might be able to handle their own excavating with some rented equipment and a bit of planning. However, it’s not unusual for homeowners to just start digging up a lot for their new swimming pool or landscaping without really knowing all the details involved in excavating. This can lead to some very common and very costly mistakes. Note a few things you want to avoid when handling your own excavation project. Read More»

Some Terminology to Remember When Buying Dirt for Your Property

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Whether it’s filling in a trench left over after removing some plumbing pipes or a pit where a swimming pool used to be, or having to add some soil for gardening and planting, you may need to actually shop for dirt for your property. When you do, you might be surprised at the many different types of dirt available. While all that dirt may look alike to you and you may be surprised to find out that there are so many different types available, knowing a few terms and phrases can help you choose the right type for the project at hand. Read More»