Hiring Heavy Construction Equipment

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Hiring Heavy Construction Equipment

Hiring heavy construction equipment is something that I have recently learnt a lot about. I do not work in the construction industry, but last year, I decided that I would complete a dream of mine. I had always wanted to construct a monument to a friend of mine who passed away a few years ago. The monument would be around 50 feet high and would be in the shape of a large owl, which was my friends favourite animal. However, in order to construct this, I realised I would need cranes and earth moving equipment. My friend Barry who works in construction helped me to locate the equipment I needed and ensured that I understood how to get a good price and how to find trained people who could help me to achieve my objective. I hope you like my blog and that it helps you.

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Know the Type of Forklift Licence you Need

16 February 2018
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If you wish to work in the construction, logistics, or warehousing industries, obtaining a forklift licence can be a great way of increasing your employment opportunities and properly carrying out your job functions. Forklifts are considered industrial equipment, and they require specialised training and licencing before one can legally operate them. There are two main types of forklift licences you can acquire in Australia; the LF and the LO licence. Each one is geared towards the operation of specific types of forklifts. Read More …

Three Essential Tips for Transporting a Forklift on a Flatbed Truck

15 February 2018
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Transporting a forklift can be a complicated process. If you handle the work poorly, you could damage the purchased or hired equipment, and your business could experience extensive losses. Also, if an accident occurs during the shipping process, people could sustain serious injuries. Therefore, you should hire an experienced forklift transport contractor to handle the work. However, it is not impossible to move the industrial equipment without professional assistance. If you have a flatbed truck, you can place the forklift on it and drive to your desired location. Read More …

Two ways to extend the lifespan of your forklift

12 February 2018
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If you own a forklift and want it to keep it in good condition for as long as possible, here are two things you can do to extend its lifespan. Take steps to prevent the equipment from toppling over One of the best ways to ensure that your forklift remains in excellent condition for years to come is to take steps to prevent it from toppling over whilst it is in use. Read More …

Three Critical Specifications for Construction Excavator Selection

9 February 2018
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Purchasing an excavator for your construction company can be beneficial for the growth of your business. In general, this choice will help you reduce your long-term earthmoving expenses because you will not need to hire the equipment for every project. Also, the availability of the excavator will ensure convenience, minimising delays during pertinent work. However, you should note that the utility of the new excavator will depend on the specifications of the equipment. Read More …

What Should You Expect to See Included in Your Mobile Crane Quote?

8 February 2018
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When you need to hire a mobile crane for a particular job, the total cost of hire is always one of the most important aspects to consider. Quotes for mobile crane hire can vary from company to company, but should typically include the following elements: The cost of hiring the equipment Companies that rent out mobile cranes usually offer a wide selection of equipment for renters to choose from. Though all types of mobile cranes are designed to perform the same job — that is, to lift, move and lower heavy materials and objects, they differ based on size and capabilities. Read More …