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2016

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»

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»

Safety advice for performing an excavation for your house building project

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When building a new home, the first thing you need to do is to excavate the ground where you want to establish your foundation. Excavation and earthmoving projects can be challenging, and it’s of utmost importance that you know what you’re doing if you don’t wish to hire excavation and earthmoving services to do the job for you. The most important thing when performing your own excavation and earthmoving project is, however, that you make sure that you and everyone around you stay safe while the project is ongoing. Read More»

Why Mini Excavators Are Ideal For Home Improvement Projects

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Home improvement projects such as landscaping or patio building used to be quite labour intensive due to all the heavy equipment machinery they required. Over the years though, more and more homeowners can engage in these projects on their own with the accessibility to mini excavators. This type of heavy construction equipment is convenient for two reasons. Firstly, you get to reduce labour costs by embarking on the project on your own. Read More»

How to Determine If a Home Demolition Is the Right Choice

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Demolishing a home is not something that many homeowners do in the course of their lifetime, but it can be the better choice than buying a new home if you love the area you’re in, or trying to renovate and remodel the home you have. If you’re considering demolition but aren’t sure if it’s the right choice for you, note a few tips that can help you to decide, and then discuss this option with a demolition contractor. Read More»

Buying Used Heavy Load Trucks—What to Look Out For

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Similar to several industrial machines, heavy-load trucks are expensive equipment that not every company can afford to buy new. For a company seeking to increase its working fleet, or avail such trucks for hire to third parties, buying used trucks would be a cheaper alternative. There is a large market for used heavy-load trucks. If the company makes a wise purchase, they could end up with a great piece of equipment that offers a high return on their investment. Read More»