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Optimising the Use of Heavy Construction Equipment

Welcome to my blog. My name is Rick. I have moved a few times throughout the last few years and one of my biggest goals each time is to redo my landscaping and change up my lawn and garden. When I look at a piece of land, I can see perfectly how it could be developed and built upon. I have spent a great deal of time learning about earthmoving and construction. I have decided to start this blog so that I can share important information about heavy construction equipment and how it's used in landscaping and development. I hope my articles, which cover a wide range of industry topics, will answer any questions you may have.

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Two safety tips for earthmoving contractors who need to work during a period of wet weather

20 December 2018
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If you're an earthmoving contractor and you are due to carry out a project during a period when wet weather is expected to occur, here are some safety tips that you should keep in mind. Don't allow workers on the ground to stand close to the earthmoving equipment One of the biggest issues that earthmoving contractors face when operating earthmoving equipment in wet weather is trying to cope with how soft and unstable the rain can make the ground on which they need to work. Read More …

What Impacts the Cost of Earthmoving Equipment Hire?

11 October 2018
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There are many myths and facts about how companies that rent out earthmoving equipment come up with quotes for equipment hire. If you're looking to hire earthmoving equipment for your particular construction job, and you want to know what typically determines the cost of the equipment you want to rent, you've come to the right place. Here is a look at some of the factors that heavy construction equipment hire companies consider when determining how much you should pay for your earthmoving equipment hire. Read More …

Forklift Truck Hire: 3 Features Which May Present Safety Hazards

16 April 2018
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If you are planning to hire a forklift truck, it is important that you understand how to stay safe while using the equipment. While forklift truck driver training will have covered the main points of safe operation, it is never a bad idea to review the factors which can place your safety at risk. Below is a guide to 3 features of a forklift truck which you should be aware of. Read More …

How to Focus on Stormwater Drainage While Doing Earthmoving

23 January 2018
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When you develop a piece of land, you have to think about storm water drainage. Rather than waiting until you are deep in the midst of your project, you may want to think about stormwater drainage during the excavation process. Here are a few essential ways to incorporate stormwater drainage into your earthmoving efforts. 1. Work With the Land When you are doing earthmoving, you can hire some huge machines and flatten the land, or you can take a more nuanced approach. Read More …

High Hive: Choosing Forklifts For A Commercial Beekeeping Operation

11 December 2017
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When most people think of apiaries, they probably imagine a few small hives tended by an eccentric man in an unusual hat, but commercial beekeeping and honey manufacturing is big business and can be particularly profitable with large hives. However, hives both large and small must be relocated frequently, both for harvesting purposes and to maximise hive productivity, and commercial-scale apiaries often use forklifts to speed up the transportation of their larger hives. Read More …