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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»

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»