Blogs About Troubleshooting and Maintaining Heavy Construction Equipment and More

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Blogs About Troubleshooting and Maintaining Heavy Construction Equipment and More

Welcome to my blog. My name is Dan, and I used to work in the construction industry. There I wore a hard hat, but I also wore a lot of other 'hats', from labour to management. Now I've moved on from that industry, but as a property investor, I frequently hire construction crews or contractors. I have a few rentals and some homes that I fix up to sell. At any rate, I've been around heavy equipment for a significant part of my life, and now I want to create a blog to give back. These posts will be about troubleshooting and maintaining heavy construction equipment.

3 Mistakes That Increase Hydraulic System Failure Rates

The high cost of frequent hydraulic equipment repairs can be reduced by detecting and fixing the common errors that cause such issues. Below are several mistakes that cause your hydraulic equipment to develop defects prematurely. Not replacing OEM breathers Most hydraulic equipment comes fitted with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) caps and breathers. Such caps and breathers are usually designed to keep only the larger particles out of the hydraulic system. The finer particles that get through can damage the internal components of your equipment, which causes regular failure. Read More 

Considerations to Factor In When Contemplating Forklift Hire

Although forklifts can be quite convenient for hauling and transportation of goods, a mistake people make when opting for forklift hire is basing their decision on the cheapest option available to them. The truth of the matter is that there is a broad range of forklifts available to ensure that they can meet varying environmental as well as functional demands. Knowing what to bear in mind will help you discern which forklift would be the best-suited solution for your needs. Read More 

Two Things That Can Increase the Risk of Injuries Occurring When Earthmoving Equipment Is Being Used

Earthmoving equipment needs to be handled with care in order to ensure that operators and individuals working in the vicinity of it remain safe whilst it is in use. Here are two things that can increase the likelihood of injuries occurring when machinery of this kind is being used. An inadequately-trained operator Many people mistakenly believe that heavy construction equipment is as simple to drive as a standard road vehicle. Nothing could be further from the truth; enormous, complex pieces of machinery like bulldozers, loaders, and excavators can be extremely challenging to operate and manoeuvre, and as such, should only be driven by those who have the training and the experience to do so safely. Read More 

How to Pass Your Forklift License Test the First Time

Forklift trucks are widely used in the workplace and are found in jobs as diverse as stock picking, construction, and delivery. This means that, if you're looking to open up a new world of job opportunities, training as a forklift operator has the potential to be an excellent choice. Of course, before you can start applying for work as a fully-trained forklift operator, you'll have to pass the licensing test. It shouldn't be anything to worry about too much as long as you've trained properly and have managed to keep up with all the new skills and knowledge you've gained. Read More 

How Crane Hire Differs from a Contract Lift

Some people may not know whether they should opt for crane hire or a contract lift when they would like to recover some heavy equipment that was involved in an accident. This article discusses how those two concepts differ from each other. Use this information to help you to select the most appropriate options for your needs. Risk Assessment It is a standard practice to conduct a risk assessment before a crane is deployed to perform a lift. Read More