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Should You Save Costs By Engaging In DIY Excavation?

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Excavation is a critical step in a multitude of residential projects. Whether you are planning the construction of a swimming pool or want to engage in land clearance for an extensive landscaping project, the use of an excavator and varying attachments will be essential in simplifying the project. But some homeowners may think that enlisting excavating services would be a waste of money when they can simply hire this equipment and carry out the project on their own. Read More»

Money-Saving Tips When Hiring a Crane

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Construction projects are expensive undertakings that can only be considered successful if contractors keep their costs as low as possible. The attitude must be applied in every aspect of a construction project, including crane rental. Although you save money by renting a crane as opposed to buying one, a lot can still be done to lower the cost further. This article explores different money-saving tips when hiring a crane. Seek Clearance – A common mistake that construction contractors make is hiring and using a crane before seeking clearance from the relevant agency. Read More»

Tips for Adjusting Air-Suspension Truck Seats

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As with anything new, truck drivers can find it a bit tricky to drive trucks that are fitted with air suspension seats for the first time. Air suspension seats are crucial for truck drivers who are getting acquainted with how to double-clutch a non-synchromesh transmission. Therefore, proper adjustment of an air-suspension truck seat is critical to ensuring that you are sitting upright and protecting your neck, back, hips, and legs from injury. Read More»

Why Use a Hoist with a Variable Frequency Drive Motor?

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As you assess suitable construction man hoists for your site, you’ll look at issues like height and load capacity to start with. After all, you need a hoist that can carry your men and materials efficiently and safely.  At this stage, it’s also worth digging a little deeper into how hoists work. For example, there are some benefits to choosing a hoist that runs on a variable frequency drive (VFD) motor. Read More»

Why Construction Workers Who Work At Great Heights Are Significant Users of Scaffolding

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Although scaffolding has applications in different industries, its use is most significant in the construction world. Sometimes called a scaffold, this temporary platform is designed to support people working at great heights during the construction of a building. They are also used to provide the workers with the tools and materials they need to use during the construction process.   Scaffolding provides a range of benefits that lend themselves to use in the construction sector. Read More»

Make the Right Choice When It Comes to Dog Trailers

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Just like you, your dogs also require some level of comfort during those long drives. If you don’t like your dogs inside the cabin of your car, maybe because its fur might get stuck on your seats, you might need to buy a comfortable and well-equipped dog trailer. Here’s what you need to consider when purchasing a dog trailer: Size and Number of Your Dogs Versus the Size of the Dog Trailer Read More»

Hiring a Mobile Crane? Consider This

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Hiring a mobile crane might look like an easy process of just picking out a crane from a fleet, signing some documents and going about your work. This is not the case, however. The mobile crane hire process can either stall your project or make it a success. The following are things you need to consider when hiring a mobile crane: Site Terrain The main reason to hire a mobile crane is that you want it to move. Read More»

Three reasons to arrange posi track hire

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If you need to complete some digging on your site and the work is too much to be reasonably completed manually, then it makes sense to hire some machinery to help you task in a timely manner. One of the most effective machines for digging deep and wide holes is a posi track, or as it is sometimes called, a bobcat. Here are three reasons that you could consider posi track hire to work on your farm, building site or landscaping project. Read More»

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»