Mary's Heavy Construction Equipment Blog

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Mary's Heavy Construction Equipment Blog

Welcome to my corner of the internet. My name is Mary, and this blog is going to be focused around heavy construction equipment. Years ago, my husband and I ran a construction company together. Now we're semi-retired, and for the last ten years, we have been doing a bit of freelance work. I miss the big machines, and I decided to start a blog about it. If you work with heavy construction equipment on a regular basis, I plan to have tips and ideas in this blog that are designed to help you. I invite you to grab a cup of tea, get comfortable and explore these posts. Thanks for reading!


2 Tips For Buying A Second-Hand Forklift

11 September 2017
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When it comes to increasing the efficiency and productivity of your small business, a forklift is one of the best purchases you can make. Forklifts make many tasks easier, safer and faster across many different business types and set ups. For a small business, buying a piece of machinery like this is a sizeable investment and may require a significant financial outlay. Although the benefits to your business will generally outweigh the cost involved, you may still be looking for ways your expenditure. Read More …

Potential Environmental Hazards on Sites with a Crane

11 July 2017
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Cranes are widely used in modern construction, helping you to reach heights quickly and easily without the need for people putting themselves in danger by working up in the air. That's not to say a crane can't potentially be just as dangerous, however. It's important to understand the hazards that may arise when using a crane and to have a team of people working with and around it that know their responsibilities. Read More …

Beyond Order Picking: Five Courses You May Want to Consider If You Want to Work in a Warehouse

31 May 2017
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An order picking course trains you how to find and pick up orders, and it can be a useful course to take if you are trying to get a job in a warehouse. However, on top of order picker training, you may want to enroll in a few other courses. Here are some key ones to consider: 1. English Proficiency Courses If English is your second language, you may want to make sure that you are proficient before enrolling in order picker training or any other courses. Read More …

How to Repair Hydraulic Cylinders

3 August 2016
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Hydraulic cylinders are used in many machines for power steering and lifting. You will find them in many modern tractors, combines, and cultivation equipment. When your hydraulic cylinder needs repairs, you can do this yourself as the procedure is not strenuous. Beginning In the beginning, you will need to purchase a repair kit that is specific for your hydraulic cylinder. The parts' number should be stamped somewhere on the outside of the cylinder. Read More …

Follow These Tips When Using Earthmoving Equipment in the Winter

30 June 2016
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If you have earthmoving equipment, such as excavators, loaders, and bulldozers, you need to make sure it is stored properly and well maintained during the winter. This is especially important if you live in a cold climate that frequently gets below-freezing temperatures during the winter season. Here are some tips for using your earthmoving equipment during the winter. Let the Equipment Warm Up Before Using it One of the most important things to do when you use earthmoving equipment during the winter is to let it warm up fully. Read More …