About Me
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!


Tips When Hiring and Operating Earthmovers

29 January 2019
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If you intend to create a driveway or do landscaping around your home, then you may need to hire earthmoving equipment. Your first decision should be determining which equipment you need. After that, visit a company offering earthmoving equipment hire services to check on the availability of the machine. Below are a few tips to guide you when hiring and operating the earthmover. Choosing a company Choose a company that will offer you value for your money. Read More …

7 Tips for Boosting the Weight Capacity of Your Crane

4 January 2019
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Have you recently changed what you lift with your crane? Are you looking for ways to optimize your crane's performance so that it can handle heavier loads? Then, you may want to explore the following ideas. 1. Use the Crane in Optimal Weather Conditions If you're using a crane outside, the weather can impact the weight of the loads the crane can handle. In particular, winds can diminish the capacity of the crane. Read More …

Top 4 Factors to Look Into When Choosing a Forklift Rental Company

21 October 2018
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Forklift trucks, or forklifts, are one of the most versatile vehicles available in today's market. These trucks have a wide range of material handling applications in the industrial sector. These include pallet handling, handling of paper reels, beverage handling and many more.  If you are currently in the market for rental forklifts, be it because you can't afford to buy the machines outright or because you temporarily need additional units, you will want to get the machines from the right provider. Read More …

4 Factors to Consider When Comparing Demolition Quotes

30 April 2018
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It is always advisable to get several quotations from demolition companies before you sign a contract with one demolition service provider. This comparison allows you to select the most competitive quote. Read on and learn the key items you should scrutinise closely as you compare the quotes. Cost to Demolish a Square Foot Demolition companies usually have a rate that they charge for each square foot of a building which they demolish. Read More …

3 Smart Features Your Lifting Equipment Should Have

12 February 2018
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People who are planning to buy or rent lifting equipment need to know the latest features that such equipment should have to enhance productivity and safety. This article discusses some of those desirable smart features that you should look for in any lift equipment, such as overhead cranes. Hook Centering Equipment life can be prolonged while averting safety hazards if the lifting equipment has an intelligent ability to detect and correct loads that aren't properly positioned. Read More …