When I started working with my Uncle Bob last summer, I assumed that construction would be an easy, fun way to make a few extra bucks. However, I quickly discovered that construction work was serious business, filled with risks, difficulty, and rewards. After almost being creamed by a few backhoe booms, I learned how to stay out of the way. However, staying safe around heavy machinery isn't always easy to do. My blog talks about how to use machinery properly and what you need to do to stay safe so that you can return home to your family each and every day.
27 August 2020
Although you might not look forward to having to hire a repair service to come out and repair your cranes, you should contact one of these companies as soon as you notice there is a problem with one of your company's cranes. These are a few examples of things that can happen if you don't hire a crane repair service promptly. Operations Might Have to Cease If your crane doesn't work at all — or if you are too nervous to continue using it because of the condition that it's in — then you will need to cease operations that involve the use of that crane.
18 March 2020
Skid steers are incredibly useful and reliable vehicles. They are particularly useful in the agricultural sector. A skid steer can be used to perform a wide variety of functions on a farm, ranch or orchard, and are particularly useful for land clearance operations — but only if they are fitted with the right attachments. If you have recently come into possession of new land that needs clearing before it can be cultivated, your skid steer can be fitted with a number of attachments that can make removing brush, uprooting trees and mowing overgrown grasses much faster and easier.
12 November 2019
Most construction companies own a wide variety of construction equipment, but it does not always make sense financially to purchase every type of equipment available. For example, if there is a piece of equipment that may only be used several times a year for different types of construction projects, it doesn't make sense for a construction company to spend the money to purchase it and maintain it. In this type of situation, the better option is to rent the equipment.
30 August 2018
If your construction business needs some additional equipment, instead of purchasing that equipment outright, you can lease the equipment. There are specific benefits that come with leasing equipment instead of purchasing it outright. #1 Keep Your Cash Flowing A lease is a great way to keep your cash flowing. When you lease construction equipment instead of purchasing it, you are paying for the right to use the equipment and you are paying for the wear and tear that you put on the equipment.
23 May 2018
It's easy to focus on maintenance with large construction machinery since they're large investments. But if you are doing a lot of DIY fixes around your house and yard this summer, it's a good idea to take some time to maintain small hand-tools as well. Professional-grade tools can last a lifetime—with small replacements here and there—if taken care of properly. Here are some tips to help you maintain your toolbox.