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5 Essential Factors When Choosing the Perfect Crane for Your Project

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If your project involves lifting heavy stuff and equipment, you can benefit more from crane hire services. However, this decision is nothing to take for granted, whether you require a crane for short- or long-term purposes. It is therefore crucial to consider other factors such as efficiency, cost and safety in your choice. For you to find the right crane for hire, consider the following tips: The Crane’s Capacity A crane’s capacity defines the maximum load that it can comfortably lift or offload. Read More»

Crane Rigging Safety Tips

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Cranes are essential in any construction site where workers need to hoist loads. They make work easier and ensure the project is completed in a short time. Crane riggers work hand in hand with the operator. They set up the crane, attach loads and direct the operator to prevent accidents on site. The extract below discusses some crane rigging safety precautions. On-Site Hazards Riggers should inspect the site to identify hazards that might affect crane operation. Read More»

Comparing Heavy Construction Equipment for Demolition Jobs

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In a large country, like Australia, buildings are sometimes left and people build again elsewhere rather than knock them down to start again. This can mean, of course, that some structures can weaken over time and, therefore, they need to be eventually demolished for safety reasons. In large cities, however, it is more likely that demolition takes place with perfectly sound buildings because of the pressure there always is on urban space for redevelopment. Read More»

3 Best Practices for Inspecting Lifting Equipment: A Guide for Construction Contractors

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Lifting equipment and accessories such as lift trucks, chain slings, portable ladders, hydraulic hoists and winches should be checked and maintained according to the manufacturer instructions to keep them safe for use. In a construction site, lifting operations largely depend on the safety of lifting machinery and their accessories. A poorly maintained lifting equipment can cause accidents, which can result in death. Here are some of the top tips for the maintenance and inspection of lifting equipment. Read More»

To Buy or Hire Mulching Equipment?

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Heavy pieces of equipment are expensive to buy, and that is why you come across options to hire. There are also times you might find it economical to buy rather than hire. What, therefore, are the factors that determine whether you hire or buy mulching equipment? Purpose-Built Mulching Equipment There are scenarios when you might want a piece of mulching equipment built for a particular purpose, meaning you want it to be built uniquely (different from the standard equipment). Read More»

Wellpoint Dewatering System: Construction Site Dewatering Best Practices

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Dewatering is essential before any construction excavation. You will need to modify the water table so that you can put up a house. An engineering study will tell you how high the water table is even before you begin. A wellpoint dewatering system works for both low flow in silty areas and more significant flows in gravel and sandy soils. Here are some dewatering best practices. Laws  Different regions have legislation on dewatering and discharge of the water. Read More»

What to Consider When Selecting a Foundation Drilling Rig for Your Needs

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Foundation drilling is important in civil projects that require deep foundations to support the weight of the large structures, such as bridge and road interchange construction. Of course, heavy construction machinery is employed to get the work done correctly. There is a vast selection of foundation drilling rigs on the market. Each rig is designed and built with specific drilling needs in mind, so you can’t choose just any machine for your project. Read More»