About Me
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.


5 Tips for Moving a Lift Safely

27 October 2017
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If you need a lift to install a new roof or to do any other projects that require you to work at heights, you need to figure out how to get that lift to your home. There are a number of tips that can help. Try these ideas. 1. Consider a Trailer-Mounted Boom Lift There are a huge range of different lifts. Whether you are getting a classic cherry picker, an articulating boom lift or a telescoping lift, you may want to choose one that is naturally integrated into a trailer. Read More …

5 Things You Should Not Do With Your Front End Loader

3 September 2017
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Adding a front end loader to your small tractor can be incredibly useful especially if you need to do snow removal, lift rocks, move dirt or tackle a range of other tasks. However, there are key things you should not do with front end loaders. For your safety, stay away from the following elements: 1. Don't Use the Front End Loader as a Bulldozer While the front end loader can be incredibly strong whilst lifting things, it is simply not designed to work as a bulldozer. Read More …

3 Questions You Should Ask Before Procuring Earthmoving Equipment

16 August 2017
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Earthmoving equipment is so diverse that one must be clear regarding what they want in order to avoid wasting resources on unsuitable equipment. This article discusses some questions that can help you to get the best equipment for your project. What Are My Plant Requirements? Think about the extent and type of work that you would like to be done. How heavy are the loads? What type of materials will be handled? Read More …

Two ways to prevent falls from construction equipment

30 June 2017
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Many of the injuries and fatalities that occur on building sites are the result of workers falling from construction equipment. Here are two steps that can be taken to prevent these types of falls from occurring. Take great care when climbing into and dismounting from heavy construction equipment Falling from a piece of heavy construction equipment, such as a bulldozer or an excavator, can result in serious injuries, such as skull fractures and broken limbs. Read More …

Keeping Control: a Brief Guide to Demolition Site Safety

31 May 2017
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Whether you're visiting your own demolition site, as handled by a professional demolition service, or whether you're touring a client's, it's important to remember that they're dangerous places.  While you should be perfectly safe if you follow the instructions of those onsite, it's worthwhile to familiarise yourself with some common safety standards for demolition sites in Australia beforehand.  That way, you'll know exactly what to expect. Wear Appropriate Equipment It may be necessary to wear a dust mask as part of your visit to the site. Read More …