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3 Benefits of Hiring Mini Excavators

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If earthmoving is the next part of your construction project, then you may need to hire suitable equipment to do this job. Earthmoving machinery comes in a bewildering range of types and sizes but, if you’re short on space, a mini excavator may tick all your boxes. What are the advantages of hiring a smaller excavator from an earthmoving equipment hire company? 1. Manoeuvrability While regular sized excavators work great on large construction projects, they don’t always work so well on smaller jobs. Read More»

4 Crucial Safety Tips for Trenching with an Excavator

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If you are planning on creating trenches on your property for construction or landscaping purposes, you will want to hire an excavator. This machine comes with a trenching bucket which is ideal for digging appropriate channels with speed and ease. However, it is important to remember that the excavator is heavy and dangerous. Therefore, the equipment must be operated by an experienced individual to minimise excavation hazards on your property. In addition, you should consider the below-outlined tips to promote overall safety. Read More»

Heavy Construction Operators: 4 Ways You Can Deal With Back Pain

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If you spend your days operating heavy construction equipment, you may sometimes find that you suffer from back pain. While this is a common complaint among construction workers who operate machines for long periods of time, it is not something you need to put up with. Thankfully, there are some steps you can take which will help to prevent and alleviate back pain. Get out of the cab This may sound like a silly piece of advice, but the best thing you can do is take every opportunity to stand up out of the seat so you can stretch your muscles and get the blood flowing around your body again. Read More»

Common Hydraulic Issues with Compact Excavators

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One of the fundamental equipment that a small construction business should acquire when starting out is the compact excavator. The high preference among construction business owners is attributed to the facts that compact excavators are small and cheaper compared to conventional excavators that are bigger. However, this does not mean that the compact excavator requires less maintenance compared to the bigger machines. In fact, the small size of compact excavators is an indicator that that acute care must be undertaken to keep its fragile parts in good working condition. Read More»

A Simple Guide to Help You Hire a Forklift

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Whenever you need to move heavy loads and objects in places such as a warehouse, a storage facility or construction site, a forklift truck is probably one of the very first tools you will consider hiring. However, the forklift trucks come in various styles and types, which can make it difficult to decide which one works greatest for your situation. Here is a simple guide you can use to find out which forklift truck hire will work best for your context. Read More»

What Will You Find in Regulatory Guidelines for Order Picker Forklifts?

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Commercial workplaces are marred by all sorts of hazards and situations that can injure employees and visitors. This has led to the emergence of regulatory organisations and oversight commissions in government labour departments throughout the world. Their aim is to establish codes and regulations that will direct the activities undertaken in commercial workplaces. A good example is the operation of a forklift, a machine that has found widespread application retail business warehousing. Read More»

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»